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Hazard is a city in Perry County.
Hazard is in the Eastern Coal Field region.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Oliver Hazard Perry, naval hero of the War of 1812.
The latitude of Hazard is 37.249N. The longitude is -83.193W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 928 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,745.
On Friday evening we crossed the mountain and went to Hazard, the county seat. It is a little town of about one hundred people. It used to have a bad name, because so many people were killed there. It is better now.
-- Letter from Grace Guerrant, 1896
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hazard demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Perry 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 41729 ZIP code.
4% of Hazard residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hazard ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hazard was $14,782, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Hazard residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Hazard, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $262. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $761.
Libraries in Hazard include Perry County Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hazard include Hazard Herald
TV stations in Hazard include WKHA, WYMT.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WEKH.
Perry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hazard political report.
The average commute time for Hazard workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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