Sandy Hook, Kentucky

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Sandy Hook, Kentucky

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High Points

Sandy Hook strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

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Affordability of Rents
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Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 16% Sandy Hook Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Sandy Hook, Kentucky

Comparing Sandy Hook to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 10 10
Children Under 5 Years Old 9 9
Age of the Population 9 8
Racial Diversity 1 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 1 1
Portion of People Married 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 2 2
People Above Poverty 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 4 6
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2
Short Commute Times 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 3 4

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Sandy Hook Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 43 miles SW of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 73 miles E of Lexington, Kentucky
County Elliott
Standard Zip Codes 41171
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.086
Longitude -83.126

Sandy Hook Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 14 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 43 F
Apr Temp 37 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 87 F
Oct Temp 38 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station FARMERS 2 S
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 88 F
Oct Temp 42 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.3 inches
Distance 36.6 miles
Jan Temp 21 to 40 F
Apr Temp 39 to 65 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches
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Sandy Hook Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 678 100%
Male 267 39.4%
Female 411 60.6%
Under 18 159 23.5%
18+ 519 76.5%
65+ 171 25.2%
Median Age 41.6
Average Family Size 2.9
White 673 99.3%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 3 0.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Sandy Hook Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 687
Growth 9
Growth % 1.3%

Sandy Hook Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 49.7%
English 16.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.4%
Irish 8.2%
Scottish 3.3%
German 2.8%
Italian 2.6%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Greek 0.5%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
Dutch 0.5%
European 0.5%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Sandy Hook, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bruin (41171)
Burke (41171)
Culver (41171)
Little Sandy (41171)
Lytten (41171)
Newfoundland (41171)
Stephens (41171)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sandy Hook 678 $21,071
Blaine 245 $24,000
Grayson 3,877 $26,280
Morehead 5,914 $34,375
Olive Hill 1,813 $31,071
Salyersville 1,604 $23,393
West Liberty 3,277 $30,875

Sandy Hook Public Libraries

Rhett Brown Memorial County Public Library
Sandy Hook, Kentucky
(606) 738-5796

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Student/teacher ratio: 12.9

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