South Shore, Kentucky

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South Shore, Kentucky

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 3% trophy South Shore Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% South Shore Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% South Shore Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% South Shore Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of South Shore, Kentucky

Comparing South Shore 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 10 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Age of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Racial Diversity 2 1
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 4
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 1 3
People in Middle Class or Better 1 2
College Educated Adults 1 1
Median Family Income 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 7
Walking and Biking to Work 5 5
Short Commute Times 5 4
Working at Home 2 2


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


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 9

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South Shore Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NW of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 85 miles S of Columbus, Ohio
County Greenup
Metro Area Huntington - Ashland
Standard Zip Codes 41175
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.72
Longitude -82.958

South Shore Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 20 to 40 F
Apr Temp 41 to 66 F
Jul Temp 64 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 41.4 inches
Distance 26.3 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 42 F
Apr Temp 37 to 68 F
Jul Temp 61 to 88 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 42.9 inches
Distance 28.6 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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South Shore Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,226 100%
Male 522 42.6%
Female 704 57.4%
Under 18 285 23.2%
18+ 941 76.8%
65+ 269 21.9%
Median Age 39.2
Average Family Size 2.8
White 1,196 97.6%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.6%
Other 3 0.2%
Mixed Race 17 1.4%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 3 0.2%

Estimated South Shore Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,243
Growth 17
Growth % 1.4%

South Shore 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 45.8%
Irish 13.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 13%
English 9.3%
German 8.6%
European 2%
Italian 1.6%
Scottish 1.3%
French (except Basque) 1.1%
Dutch 1.1%
Scandinavian 0.8%
Norwegian 0.7%
Polish 0.4%
Welsh 0.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
South Shore 1,226 $25,197
Flatwoods 7,605 $39,023
Greenup 1,198 $41,548
Raceland 2,355 $37,955
Russell 3,645 $62,018
Worthington 1,673 $39,737
Wurtland 1,049 $34,063
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