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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.

People

Total Population 6,923
Male Share of the Population 45.7%
Female Share of the Population 54.3%
Senior Citizens 20.6%
Employed Population 16+ 2,216
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $47,895
% Above Poverty Level 77.2%
% Below Poverty Level 22.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 14 minutes
% Working from Home 2.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 33.6%
Median Gross Rent $572
Median House Value $94,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 17%
US/American 0%
English 14.4%
Irish 15.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Corbin Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 69 miles N of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 74 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky
County Whitley
Standard Zip Codes 40701
P.O. Box Zip Codes 40702
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.948
Longitude -84.096

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)

Station LONDON CORBIN AP
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 43 to 68 F
Jul Temp 66 to 86 F
Oct Temp 44 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Station BARBOURVILLE
Distance 12.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 45 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 70 F
Annual Precip 51 inches
Station WILLIAMSBURG
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 44 F
Apr Temp 41 to 68 F
Jul Temp 64 to 85 F
Oct Temp 43 to 68 F
Annual Precip 50.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Corbin, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Keavy (40701)

Woodbine (40701)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Barbourville 3,172 $31,467
Livingston 121 $56,250
London 8,090 $41,154
Manchester 1,489 $38,125
Williamsburg 5,250 $36,808

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Corbin Hospitals

BAPTIST REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
ONE TRILLIUM WAY
(606) 528-1212
Emergency Service: Yes

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Corbin High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

LYNN CAMP HIGH SCHOOL
100 N KY 830
606-528-5429
Serves 657 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

CORBIN HIGH SCHOOL
1901 SNYDER ST
606-528-3902
Serves 629 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

KNOX COUNTY LEARNING ACADEMY ALT SCH
56 ACADEMY RD
606-528-9918
A Non-traditional School
Serves 101 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9

CORBIN EAST SCHOOL
529 MASTER ST
606-523-3637
A Non-traditional School
Serves 44 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 9.8

WHITLEY DAY TREATMENT CTR ALTERNATIVE
529 MASTER ST
606-528-4080
A Non-traditional School
Serves 30 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 8.6

BRMC ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CENTER
1 TRILLIUM WAY
606-528-1212
A Non-traditional School

CORBIN TEEN PARENT PROGRAM ALTERNATIVE
529 MASTER ST
606-523-3637
A Non-traditional School

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