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Beattyville is a city in Lee County.

Beattyville is in the Eastern Coal Field region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Samuel Beatty, settler.

The latitude of Beattyville is 37.571N. The longitude is -83.706W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 669 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,178.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$12,336
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Beattyville demographic reports
Beattyville is at the North and South forks of the Kentucky River.
Beattyville received national attention for a 1977 accident that occurred when the brakes of a gasoline truck failed. The truck, carrying 8,200 gallons of fuel, crashed downtown, causing an explosion and fire that killed 7 people and destroyed two blocks.
Local festivals include:
  • Woolly Worm Festival - Oct. 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Beattyville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Three Forks Historical Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Beattyville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lee County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 41311 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

5% of Beattyville residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Beattyville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Beattyville was $13,850, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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11% of Beattyville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Beattyville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $143.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $593.


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Libraries in Beattyville include Lee County Public Library ... View libraries

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TV stations in Beattyville include WLJC.

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Lee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Beattyville political report.

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The average commute time for Beattyville workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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