Profile for Paducah, Kentucky, KY
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"Quilt City, USA"
Paducah is a city in McCracken County.
Paducah is in the Jackson Purchase region.
It is the county seat.
Possibly named after Chickasaw chief
The latitude of Paducah is 37.083N. The longitude is -88.6W.
It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 341 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,565.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Paducah demographic reports
Paducah is on the Ohio River.
After repeated flooding in the late 1800s and 1900s, a flood wall was built in 1946.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 230. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 8.9 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1989 movie, "In Country"
· 1962 movie, "How the West Was Won"
Well-known residents have included:
· Irvin Cobb, playwright
· Alben W. Barkley, vice president under Harry S. Truman
· Lily Tomlin, actress and comedian
· Steven Curtis Chapman, singer
· Jeri Ryan, actress
National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
- Barbecue on the River & Old Market Days - Sept. 27-29, 2007
- Lowertown Fine Art & Music Festival - May 25-27, 2007
- Summer Festival - July 25-28, 2007
- Dogwood Trail Celebration - April 25-28, 2007
- River's Edge Film Festival - Aug. 16-19, 2007
- McCracken County Fair - June 25-30, 2007
Dates often change. Check Paducah web sites and events links in the sections below.
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Performing arts: Paducah Symphony Orchestra
Nearby parks & recreation:
Columbus-Belmont State Park, Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park, Metropolis Lake State Nature Preserve
Historic sites and museums: Museum of the American Quilter's Society, Paducah Railroad Museum, River Heritage Museum, Tilghman Heritage Center, Market House Museum, Yeiser Art Center
Colleges and universities:
West Kentucky Tech, Paducah Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 87
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Ancestry & family history
13% of Paducah residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Paducah ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Paducah was $18,417, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Paducah residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Paducah festival dates:
Fairs, festivals & other events
- McCracken County Fair - J
- Summer Festival - J
- Barbecue on the River & Old Market Days - S
- Dogwood Trail Celebration - A
- Lowertown Fine Art & Music Festival - M
- River's Edge Film Festival - A
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
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Historic districts in Paducah include Paducah Downtown Commercial District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Paducah, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $309. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $713.
Libraries in Paducah include McCracken County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Paducah include Paducah Sun
TV stations in Paducah include WDKA, WKPD, WPSD.
McCracken County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Paducah political report.
The average commute time for Paducah workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 15 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Paducah between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 5.7 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.
Hotels in Paducah include Best Western Paducah Inn, Comfort Suites Paducah, Country Inn & Suites, Courtyard Paducah, Days Inn, Drury Inn Paducah, Drury Suites Paducah, Holiday Inn Express, Knights Inn Paducah, Motel 6 ... More hotels.
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