Science Hill, Kentucky

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Science Hill, Kentucky

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Science Hill Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Science Hill Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Science Hill, Kentucky

Comparing Science Hill 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
Female Share of the Population 8 7
Age of the Population 7 6
Well-Paid Single Women 6 6
Senior Citizens 5 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Well-Paid Single Men 4 5
Male Share of the Population 3 4
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 9


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Median Family Income 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 7
People Above Poverty 4 6
College Educated Adults 3 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 5 7
Short Commute Times 5 4
Walking and Biking to Work 3 3
Public Transportation Use 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 9
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 8
Housing Recently Built 4 2
People Living Alone 4 2
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Science Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 56 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky
County Pulaski
Standard Zip Codes 42553
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.176
Longitude -84.635

Science Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station SOMERSET 2 N
Distance 4.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 65 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 50.7 inches
Distance 20.5 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 43 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 68 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Distance 26.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 53 inches
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Science Hill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 634 100%
Male 294 46.4%
Female 340 53.6%
Under 18 157 24.8%
18+ 477 75.2%
65+ 94 14.8%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 3.02
White 629 99.2%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.2%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 4 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.6%

Estimated Science Hill Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 653
Growth 19
Growth % 3%

Science Hill 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 52.6%
English 14.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
German 4.6%
Irish 4%
European 2.8%
Scottish 2.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.8%
Italian 1.5%
French (except Basque) 1.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.3%
Czech 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Science Hill 634 $43,125
Brodhead 1,193 $25,000
Burnside 637 $34,583
Eubank 358 $19,625
Ferguson 881 $37,841
Liberty 1,850 $27,105
Somerset 11,352 $31,226
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