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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$20,690
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hazard demographic reports
Hazard is on the North Fork of the Kentucky River.
Well-known residents have included:
· Rebecca Gayheart, actress
Local festivals include:
  • Black Gold Festival - Oct. 20-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hazard web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Carr Creek State Park, Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park
Historic sites and museums: Bobby Davis Museum and Park
Colleges and universities: Hazard 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.)
Quotes:
Hazard, the only town in Perry County, consists of a Courthouse, a jail, four stores and seventeen families. There is no church or schoolhoue. I am trying to preach in the Courthouse.
-- Dr. E.O. Guerrant, 1892

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


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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

15% of Hazard residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Hazard festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hazard, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $262.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $761.


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Libraries in Hazard include Perry County Public Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Hazard include Hazard Herald

TV stations in Hazard include WKHA, WYMT.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WEKH.

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Politics

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

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The average commute time for Hazard workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

Travel

Hotels in Hazard include Days Inn Hazard, Hampton Inn Suites Hazard, Super 8.

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“ Hazard, the only town in Perry County, consists of a Courthouse, a jail, four stores and seventeen families. There is no church or schoolhoue. I am trying to preach in the Courthouse. ”
Dr. E.O. Guerrant, 1892

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