Profile for Martin, Kentucky, KY
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Martin is a city in Floyd County.
Martin is in the Eastern Coal Field region.
The community was named for Martin Van Allen, postmaster.
The latitude of Martin is 37.572N. The longitude is -82.752W.
It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 659 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 636.
Median household income
$41,994Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census BureauFor more census details and comparisons, see our Martin demographic reports
Martin is on the forks of Beaver Creek.
Martin had its heyday when the nearby coalfields prospered. However, constant flooding forced most people to move.
A federal project calls for the city to be rebuilt on higher ground, beyond the flood plain.
A town that floods every year starts to look tired after a while. People get fed up and quit painting their houses. They get a little slower about replacing the buckled linoleum in the kitchen, because why spend money on something that will get ruined again come spring? Garbage in the treetops is another giveaway.
-- The Town on Beaver Creek
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3% of Martin residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Martin ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Martin was $10,773, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Martin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Martin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $193. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $581.
Floyd County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Martin political report.
The average commute time for Martin workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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“ A town that floods every year starts to look tired after a while. People get fed up and quit painting their houses. They get a little slower about replacing the buckled linoleum in the kitchen, because why spend money on something that will get ruined again come spring? Garbage in the treetops is another giveaway. ”
~ The Town on Beaver Creek
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