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Overview

Introduction to Paducah, Kentucky

Paducah, Kentucky is 79 miles NW of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center) and 120 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee. It is in McCracken county.

Paducah History

Paducah was originally known as Pekin. It began as a mixed community of white settlers and Native Americans in the year 1815. The settlers were attracted by its location. The community was named as Paducah after Chief Paduke, who welcomed the travelers and provided hospitality to the settlers. In 1830 the place was incorporated as a town. Its growth was because of the valuable port facility it offered to the steam boats that traveled across the river system. Paducah was incorporated as a city in the year 1856.

Paducah and nearby Attractions

  • Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site
  • Museum of the American Quilter's Society
  • River Heritage Museum
  • Tilghman Civil War Museum

Things To Do In Paducah

One may enjoy the facilities offered by parks like Paxton Park, Keiler Park, and Carson Park while in the city. Park Avenue Church, Calvary Church, and Pleasant Grove Church are among the local churches one may visit. You can also visit the Wickliffe Mounds State Historic Site, Tilghman Civil War Museum, and River Heritage Museum.

Paducah Transportation

Barkley Regional Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

Paducah Higher Education

The local institutions for higher education are Paducah Community College, West Kentucky Technical College, and Paducah Technical College.

Demographics

People

Total Population25,010
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens19.8%
Employed Population 16+10,429
Age of the Population42

Families

% of people married38.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.6%
Median Earnings25+$31,092
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,063
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,141

Wealth

Median Family Income$47,212
% Above Poverty Level75.7%
% Below Poverty Level24.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone44.5%
Median Gross Rent$602
Median House Value$109,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)24.9%
English10.4%
German9.4%
Irish8.8%
French Except Basque3%
Italian1.9%
Scottish1.5%
African1.2%
Dutch0.9%
Polish0.8%
Arab0.5%
Swedish0.4%
Welsh0.4%
Greek0.3%
Moroccan0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Russian0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Swiss0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Barbadian0.1%
Basque0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
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Paducah Almanac

CategoryValue
County McCracken County, Mccracken County
Standard Zip Codes42001, 42003
P.O. Box Zip Codes42002
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.07
Approximate Longitude-88.63

Paducah Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationBROOKPORT DAM 52
Distance3.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 42 F
Apr Temp47 to 69 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 71 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
StationPADUCAH WALKER BOAT YARD
Distance4.6 miles
Jan Temp27 to 43 F
Apr Temp47 to 70 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp48 to 72 F
Annual Precip46 inches
StationPADUCAH BARKLEY RGNL AP
Distance9.1 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp46 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Calvert City2,544$67,898
Grand Rivers332$65,417
Kevil589$63,906
La Center1,054$36,125
Smithland305$33,472

Paducah Public Libraries

Mccracken County Public Library
555 WASHINGTON STREET
Paducah, Kentucky
(270) 442-2510

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Paducah Hospitals

Western Baptist Hospital
(Non-profit)
2501 Kentucky Avenue
(270) 575-2100
Lourdes Hospital
(Non-profit)
1530 Lone Oak Rd
(270) 444-2444
Baptist Health Paducah
(Non-profit)
2501 Kentucky Avenue
(270) 575-2100

Paducah Public Schools

Clark Elementary School
3401 Buckner Lane
ZIP: 42001
(270) 444-5730
Primary
Total Enrollment 536
Concord Elementary School
5184 Hinkleville Rd
ZIP: 42001
(270) 538-4050
Primary
Total Enrollment 594
Lone Oak Elementary School
301 Cumberland Ave
ZIP: 42001
(270) 538-4120
Primary
Total Enrollment 623
Lone Oak Intermediate School
300 Cumberland Ave
ZIP: 42001
(270) 538-4000
Primary
Total Enrollment 472
Lone Oak Middle School
225 John E. Robinson Ave
ZIP: 42001
(270) 538-4070
Middle
Total Enrollment 739
Mccracken County High School
6601 Old Us Hwy 60
ZIP: 42001
(270) 538-4000
High
Total Enrollment 1909
Mccracken Regional School
501 County Park Rd
ZIP: 42001
(270) 575-7127
High
Total Enrollment 17
Mcnabb Elementary School
2100 Park Ave
ZIP: 42001
(270) 444-5750
Primary
Total Enrollment 491
Paducah Area Technology Center
2400 Adams St
ZIP: 42001
(270) 443-6592
Paducah Head Start Preschool
2400 Adams St
ZIP: 42001
(270) 444-5780
Primary
Total Enrollment 269
Paducah Middle School
342 Lone Oak Rd
ZIP: 42001
(270) 444-5710
Middle
Total Enrollment 629
Paducah Tilghman High School
2400 Washington St
ZIP: 42001
(270) 444-5650
High
Total Enrollment 800
Reidland Middle School
5349 Benton Rd
ZIP: 42001
(270) 538-4190
Middle
Total Enrollment 337
West Ky Technical College
5200 Alben Barkley Dr
ZIP: 42001
(270) 554-4991
Choices Educational Center
1350 South 6th St
ZIP: 42003
(270) 444-5790
Other
Total Enrollment 54
Farley Elementary School
1250 Husbands Rd
ZIP: 42003
(270) 538-4170
Primary
Total Enrollment 488
Hendron Lone Oak Elementary School
2501 Marshall Ave
ZIP: 42003
(270) 538-4110
Primary
Total Enrollment 420
Mccracken Open Campus School
435 Berger Rd
ZIP: 42003
(270) 538-4000
High
Total Enrollment 60
Morgan Elementary School
2200 S 28th St
ZIP: 42003
(270) 444-5760
Primary
Total Enrollment 373
Reidland Elementary School
5741 Benton Rd
ZIP: 42003
(270) 538-4180
Primary
Total Enrollment 324

Paducah Private Schools

Community Christian Academy K-12
110 Lebanon Church Rd 6-12
ZIP: 42003
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 227
Open Door Christian Academy
227 Farley Pl
ZIP: 42003
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
St Mary Elementary
377 Highland Blvd
ZIP: 42003
Elementary
Total Enrollment 195
St Mary School System
1243 Elmdale Rd
ZIP: 42003
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 495
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