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Overview

Introduction to Flatwoods, Kentucky

Flatwoods, Kentucky, in Greenup county, is 16 miles NW of Huntington, West Virginia (center to center) and 100 miles S of Columbus, Ohio. The city is included in the Huntington - Ashland metropolitan area.

Flatwoods History

The city of Flatwoods is located in Greenup County, in the Huntington - Ashland metro area. The city derives its name from the original topography of the area, which was a belt of flat wooded land, approximately 650 feet in elevation along the Ohio River. The city was originally named as Advance, after the Advance Methodist Church. Its name changed to Cheap, after a blind Methodist called John Cheap. In the year 1938, the city post office was renamed Flatwoods, and the town got incorporated under this name.

Flatwoods and nearby Attractions

  • Dean State Forest
  • Greenbo Lake State Resort Park
  • Shawnee State Forest
  • Serpent Mound
  • Lawrence County Museum

Things To Do In Flatwoods

Tourists can get a glimpse to the history of the place by visiting the Lawrence County Museum. One can also enjoy the Serpent Mound designed in shape of an uncoiling serpent. The Shawnee State Forest is another site tourists can visit to witness the rich vegetation of the forest. In addition, the city organizes several recreational events throughout the year.

Flatwoods Transportation

Air transport is available from Rickenbacker International Airport.

Flatwoods Higher Education

Higher education can be availed from Shawnee State University, University of Rio Grande, and Marshall University.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,358
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens20.9%
Employed Population 16+2,946
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married54.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.8%
Median Earnings25+$29,578
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,863

Wealth

Median Family Income$54,260
% Above Poverty Level85.8%
% Below Poverty Level14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time22 minutes
% Working from Home%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.2%
% Using Public Transportation0.9%

Housing

People Living Alone29.3%
Median Gross Rent$711
Median House Value$90,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.4%
Irish17%
German14.8%
English9.8%
Scottish3.3%
Welsh2.4%
Polish1.3%
French Except Basque1.2%
Italian0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Norwegian0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
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Flatwoods Almanac

CategoryValue
County Greenup County
Standard Zip Codes41139
Phone Area Codes606
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude38.51
Approximate Longitude-82.72

Flatwoods Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationASHLAND
Distance7.4 miles
Jan Temp19 to 42 F
Apr Temp37 to 68 F
Jul Temp61 to 88 F
Oct Temp40 to 69 F
Annual Precip42.9 inches
StationSOUTH POINT
Distance9.7 miles
Jan Temp21 to 40 F
Apr Temp39 to 65 F
Jul Temp64 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches
StationHUNTINGTON TRI STATE
Distance14.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 41 F
Apr Temp44 to 67 F
Jul Temp65 to 85 F
Oct Temp45 to 66 F
Annual Precip42.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bellefonte785$109,375
Raceland2,799$52,543
Russell3,281$67,054
Westwood608$101,250
Worthington1,406$52,656
Wurtland1,159$42,446

Flatwoods Public Schools

Russell-mcdowell Intermediate School
1900 Long Street
ZIP: 41139
(606) 836-8186
Middle
Total Enrollment 408
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