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Overview

Introduction to Corbin, Kentucky

Corbin, Kentucky, in Whitley county, located is 69 miles N of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center) and is 74 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky.

Corbin History

The city of Corbin in Kentucky was originally known as Lynn Camp. Around the year 1800, it was first settled by the Europeans. When the Nashville and Louisville Railroad laid the first tracks through the area in around 1883, the present city came into existence. Swampland was chosen to make way for roundhouse and depot, because it was flat and cheap, and soon a town grew up around those tracks. The post office of Corbin was originally called the Cummins. It was named after Nelson Cummins, the founder of the community. The city was incorporated under the name of Corbin in the year 1905.

Corbin and nearby Attractions

  • Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
  • Mountain Life Museum
  • William Whitley House State Historic Site
  • Yahoo Falls
  • Dr. Thomas Walker State Historic Site

Things To Do In Corbin

Visitors to the city of Corbin can organize a trip to the Yahoo falls. One can also visit the Tri - County Cineplex during the free hours. Cumberland Falls State Resort Park and Levi Jackson Wilderness Road State Park offers various recreational activities both the residents and tourists. Bacon Creek Church, Harts Chapel, and Piney Grove Church are some of the local churches.

Corbin Transportation

Flights can be availed from McGhee Tyson Airport.

Corbin Higher Education

Eastern Kentucky University, University of Tennessee, and Pellissippi State Technical Community College are among the educational institutions that offer opportunities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,306
Male Share of the Population46.6%
Female Share of the Population53.4%
Senior Citizens19.9%
Employed Population 16+2,288
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married43.1%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher16.8%
Median Earnings25+$27,031
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,214

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,935
% Above Poverty Level74.4%
% Below Poverty Level25.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time13 minutes
% Working from Home2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation1.8%

Housing

People Living Alone33.7%
Median Gross Rent$558
Median House Value$91,400

Ancestry

Irish15.8%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)14.9%
English12.9%
German12.2%
Scottish2.2%
Italian1.4%
Dutch1.2%
Swedish0.7%
Welsh0.6%
Polish0.6%
Arab0.5%
Palestinian0.5%
French Except Basque0.4%
Norwegian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Austrian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Corbin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Whitley County
Standard Zip Codes40701
P.O. Box Zip Codes40702
Phone Area Codes606
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude36.93
Approximate Longitude-84.1

Corbin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLONDON CORBIN AP
Distance9.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp43 to 68 F
Jul Temp66 to 86 F
Oct Temp44 to 69 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
StationBARBOURVILLE
Distance12.6 miles
Jan Temp23 to 45 F
Apr Temp40 to 69 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 70 F
Annual Precip51 inches
StationWILLIAMSBURG
Distance15.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Barbourville3,172$33,510
Livingston99$43,750
London8,111$43,674
Manchester1,493$38,036
Williamsburg5,263$35,942

Corbin Hospitals

Baptist Regional Medical Center
(Non-profit)
1 Trillium Way
(606) 528-1212

Corbin Public Schools

Corbin Area Technology Center
1909 South Snyder Ave
ZIP: 40701
(606) 528-5338
Corbin Educational Center
709 Roy Kidd Ave
ZIP: 40701
(606) 528-4080
Other
Total Enrollment 39
Corbin Elementary
710 W. 8th St.
ZIP: 40701
(606) 528-4367
Primary
Total Enrollment 417
Corbin High School
1901 Snyder St
ZIP: 40701
(606) 528-3902
High
Total Enrollment 857
Corbin Intermediate
404 W. 17th Street
ZIP: 40701
(606) 528-1651
Middle
Total Enrollment 464
Corbin Middle School
706 Kentucky Ave
ZIP: 40701
(606) 523-3619
Middle
Total Enrollment 487
Corbin Preschool
614 Master Street
ZIP: 40701
(606) 523-3612
Primary
Total Enrollment 115
Corbin Primary
3551 Fifth Street Road
ZIP: 40701
(606) 523-3638
Primary
Total Enrollment 646
Corbin School Of Innovation
222 Corbin Center Drive
ZIP: 40701
(606) 261-7739
Other
Total Enrollment 43
Elementary Homebound
108 Roy Kidd Ave
ZIP: 40701
(606) 528-1303
Primary
Total Enrollment 6
High School Homebound
108 Roy Kidd Ave
ZIP: 40701
(606) 528-1303
High
Total Enrollment 4
Hunter Hills Elementary School
8325 S Us 25
ZIP: 40701
(606) 862-4655
Primary
Total Enrollment 699
Knox County Learning Academy
56 Academy Rd
ZIP: 40701
(606) 545-5410
High
Total Enrollment 46
Lynn Camp Schools
100 N Ky 830
ZIP: 40701
(606) 528-5429
Other
Total Enrollment 1094
Oak Grove Elementary School
4505 Cumberland Falls Rd
ZIP: 40701
(606) 549-7867
Primary
Total Enrollment 740

Corbin Private Schools

St Camillus Academy
709 Roy Kidd Ave
ZIP: 40701
Elementary
Total Enrollment 104
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