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Overview

Introduction to Mayfield, Kentucky

Mayfield, Kentucky, in Graves county, is 72 miles W of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center) and 110 miles W of Nashville, Tennessee.

Mayfield History

The city of Mayfield is the county seat of Graves County. The community was named after Mayfield Creek. During the Civil War, Mayfield was the region of strongest support for the Confederate cause. In 1907, Fulton County judge Herbert Carr declared that the Mayfield Convention made a resolution for secession. The surviving records of the meeting, headed by a Union sympathizer, have made no mention of this resolution. Historian Berry Craig supposed that the convention believed the whole of Kentucky would ultimately secede and make a pledge for the Purchase to break away without any reason. It was for this controversial issue that the city is also known as Pearl of the Purchase.

Mayfield and nearby Attractions

  • Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park
  • Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
  • River Heritage Museum
  • Natchez Trace National Park
  • Holy Springs National Forest

Things To Do In Mayfield

Tourists can visit Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park that offers fishing, camping and picnicking facilities. The Holy Springs National Forest is another attraction which tourists can visit. Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site is another site where one can visit to know more about the area's history.

Mayfield Transportation

Air transport is available from Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Mayfield Higher Education

One can opt for Mid - Continent College, Murray State University, Shawnee Community College, and University of Tennessee at Martin.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,078
Male Share of the Population47.8%
Female Share of the Population52.2%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+3,503
Age of the Population39

Families

% of people married41.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.9%
Median Earnings25+$22,188
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,213
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,291

Wealth

Median Family Income$38,235
% Above Poverty Level69.1%
% Below Poverty Level30.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone37.6%
Median Gross Rent$585
Median House Value$85,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20%
Irish9.4%
English5.7%
German5.2%
Scottish1.5%
Dutch1.4%
French Except Basque1%
African0.9%
Polish0.5%
Italian0.4%
Iranian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Somali0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Arab0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
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Mayfield Almanac

CategoryValue
County Graves County
Standard Zip Codes42066
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude36.73
Approximate Longitude-88.64

Mayfield Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMAYFIELD RADIO WNGO
Distance2.9 miles
Jan Temp26 to 44 F
Apr Temp46 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationMURRAY
Distance20.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 44 F
Apr Temp48 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip55.2 inches
StationPADUCAH WALKER BOAT YARD
Distance21.9 miles
Jan Temp27 to 43 F
Apr Temp47 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip46 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Benton4,483$66,964
Clinton1,277$34,063
Hardin600$30,125
Murray18,726$46,673
Water Valley253$43,750
Wingo778$41,382

Mayfield Public Libraries

Graves County Public Library
601 NORTH 17TH STREET
Mayfield, Kentucky
(270) 247-2911

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Mayfield Hospitals

Jackson Purchase Medical Center
(Proprietary)
1099 Medical Center Circle
(270) 251-4100

Mayfield Public Schools

Gateway Academy High School
100 E. Lockridge St.
ZIP: 42066
(270) 328-4979
High
Total Enrollment 20
Graves County Central Elementary
2262 State Rt 121 N
ZIP: 42066
(270) 328-4901
Primary
Total Enrollment 509
Graves County High School
1220 Eagles Way
ZIP: 42066
(270) 328-6242
High
Total Enrollment 1397
Graves County Middle School
625 Jimtown Rd
ZIP: 42066
(270) 328-4890
Middle
Total Enrollment 689
Mayfield Elementary School
1004 Backusburg Rd
ZIP: 42066
(270) 247-8696
Primary
Total Enrollment 1044
Mayfield High School
700 Douthitt St
ZIP: 42066
(270) 247-4461
High
Total Enrollment 422
Mayfield Middle School
112 W College St
ZIP: 42066
(270) 247-7521
Middle
Total Enrollment 326
Mayfield Youth Development Center
3179 State Rt 45 S
ZIP: 42066
(270) 247-9609
High
Total Enrollment 20
Mayfield/graves County Area Tech Center
710 Douthitt Street
ZIP: 42066
(270) 247-4710
Sedalia Elementary School
5252 St. Rt 97
ZIP: 42066
(270) 328-4850
Primary
Total Enrollment 381

Mayfield Private Schools

Northside Baptist Christian School
711 N 12th St
ZIP: 42066
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 67
St Joseph Catholic School
112 S 14th St
ZIP: 42066
Elementary
Total Enrollment 17
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