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Overview

Introduction to Berea, Kentucky

Berea, Kentucky, in Madison county, is located 30 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky.

Berea History

The city of Berea was originally a part of an area known as the Glade. In the year 1853, a free track of land of Glade was given to Reverend John Gregg Fee by Cassius Marcellus Clay. Fee established two churches in this land, and set up a college and a tiny village. The reverend named this land Berea, after the biblical town Veria. Berea College was the only integrated college in the region for over 35 years.

Berea and nearby Attractions

  • Boone Station State Historic Site
  • Constitution Square State Historic Site
  • Fort Boonesboro State Park
  • Bluegrass Heritage Museum
  • Camp Nelson Heritage Park

Things To Do In Berea

The area has a number of local churches that one can visit. These are Glades Church, Gospel Tabernacle, and the West Side Church. Visitors can enjoy the recreational facilities of camping, fishing, miniature golf, and picnic offered by the Fort Boonesborough State Park. Tourists can also join the natives in the local festivals like the International Festival and Spoonbread Festival, which are celebrated every year in the month of May and September respectively.

Berea Transportation

Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International is the nearest international airport.

Berea Higher Education

The city is home to the Berea College. Apart from that, the Eastern Kentucky University and the University of Kentucky also offer higher educational facilities.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,667
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens12.9%
Employed Population 16+6,546
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married40.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,852
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$11,813
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,826

Wealth

Median Family Income$48,864
% Above Poverty Level74.5%
% Below Poverty Level25.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work19%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.5%
Median Gross Rent$664
Median House Value$131,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.6%
Irish13%
German12.4%
English10.7%
Scottish2.4%
Italian1.8%
Dutch1.5%
Polish1.5%
French Except Basque1.2%
Welsh1.1%
West Indian0.7%
Jamaican0.7%
Greek0.6%
African0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Danishn0.5%
Arab0.3%
Russian0.3%
Swiss0.2%
Ethiopian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Czech0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Sudanese0.1%
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Berea Almanac

CategoryValue
County Madison County
Standard Zip Codes40403
Company Zip Codes40404
Phone Area Codes859
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.57
Approximate Longitude-84.29

Berea Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationBEREA COLLEGE
Distance0.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 44 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp65 to 87 F
Oct Temp46 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.3 inches
StationEASTERN KENTUCKY UNIV
Distance12.7 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 66 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip46.3 inches
StationDANVILLE
Distance26.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 65 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp45 to 68 F
Annual Precip48.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Brodhead1,422$25,694
Crab Orchard877$28,542
Lancaster3,831$40,063
McKee1,110$19,118
Mount Vernon2,783$29,728
Richmond33,583$46,126

Berea Hospitals

Saint Joseph Berea
(Non-profit)
305 Estill Street
(859) 986-3151

Berea Public Schools

Berea Community Elementary School
2 Pirate Pkwy
ZIP: 40403
(859) 986-4065
Primary
Total Enrollment 556
Berea Community High School
1 Pirate Pkwy
ZIP: 40403
(859) 986-4911
High
Total Enrollment 350
Berea Community Middle School
1 Pirate Pkwy
ZIP: 40403
(859) 986-4911
Middle
Total Enrollment 239
Foley Middle School
275 Glades Rd
ZIP: 40403
(859) 625-6140
Middle
Total Enrollment 433
Kingston Elementary School
2845 Battlefield Memorial Hwy
ZIP: 40403
(859) 625-6091
Primary
Total Enrollment 582
Madison Southern High School
213 Glades Rd
ZIP: 40403
(859) 625-6148
High
Total Enrollment 1198
Shannon Johnson Elementary School
109 Oakwood Dr
ZIP: 40403
(859) 387-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 607
Silver Creek Elementary School
75 Old Us 25 N
ZIP: 40403
(859) 387-3200
Primary
Total Enrollment 484
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