Wheelwright, Kentucky

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Wheelwright, Kentucky

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High Points

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

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Racial Diversity
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Top 5% trophy Wheelwright Racial Diversity
Affordability of Property Taxes
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Top 8% Wheelwright Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Wheelwright, Kentucky

Comparing Wheelwright 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
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 7 7
Age of the Population 1 1
Senior Citizens 1 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 7 8
Portion of People Married 6 7


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Working at Home 4 5
Public Transportation Use 4 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Rents 7 6
People Living Alone 6 5
Housing Recently Built 3 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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Wheelwright Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 73 miles N of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 106 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky
County Floyd
Standard Zip Codes 41669
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.332
Longitude -82.721

Wheelwright Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station WISE 3 E
Distance 25.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Distance 33.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 71 F
Jul Temp 65 to 89 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.7 inches
Distance 37 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 67 F
Jul Temp 66 to 84 F
Oct Temp 47 to 68 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
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Wheelwright Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,042 100%
Male 775 74.4%
Female 267 25.6%
Under 18 143 13.7%
18+ 899 86.3%
65+ 68 6.5%
Median Age 29.2
Average Family Size 3.08
White 658 63.1%
African-American 362 34.7%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 13 1.2%
Mixed Race 8 0.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 18 1.7%

Estimated Wheelwright Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,032
Growth -10
Growth % -1%

Wheelwright 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 41.8%
US/American 35.8%
Irish 5.5%
English 4.8%
African 4%
Scotch-Irish 2%
German 1.7%
Swedish 1.1%
Italian 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
European 0.7%
Dutch 0.5%
French (except Basque) 0.2%
Ukrainian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Wheelwright 1,042 $20,625
Hindman 787 $21,806
Jenkins 2,401 $25,985
Martin 633 $18,571
Pikeville 6,295 $36,792
Pippa Passes 297 $73,250
Wayland 298 $20,938
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