Water Valley, KY Population

Population: 316. Estimated population in July 2020: 322 (+1.9% change)
Males: 149 (47.2%), Females: 167 (52.8%)

Graves County

Zip code: 42085

Median resident age: 39.5 years
Median household income: $26,071
Median house value: $42,900

Races in Water Valley:

  • White Non-Hispanic (94.9%)
  • Black (4.7%)

Ancestries: United States (12.3%), Irish (10.1%), German (7.6%), English (5.7%), Polish (2.2%), Scotch-Irish (2.2%).

Elevation: 387 feet

Land area: 0.6 square miles

Map of Water Valley, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Water Valley

  • High school or higher: 72.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 9.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Water Valley city

  • Never married: 19.8%
  • Now married: 61.9%
  • Separated: 3.2%
  • Widowed: 7.1%
  • Divorced: 7.9%

0.3% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -6 (-1.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Water Valley:

  • PARKWAY REGIONAL HOSP (about 7 miles; FULTON, KY)
  • HEALTHSOUTH CANE CREEK REHAB HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; MARTIN, TN)
  • METHODIST HEALTHCARE-VOLUNTEER HOSPITL (about 15 miles; MARTIN, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Water Valley:

  • BARKLEY REGIONAL (about 34 miles; PADUCAH, KY; Abbreviation: PAH)
  • MC KELLAR-SIPES REGIONAL (about 68 miles; JACKSON, TN; Abbreviation: MKL)
  • CAPE GIRARDEAU REGIONAL (about 69 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Abbreviation: CGI)

Other public-use airports nearest to Water Valley:

  • FULTON (about 8 miles; FULTON, KY; Abbreviation: 1M7)
  • EVERETT-STEWART (about 19 miles; UNION CITY, TN; Abbreviation: UCY)
  • MAYFIELD GRAVES COUNTY (about 21 miles; MAYFIELD, KY; Abbreviation: M25)

Amtrak station near Water Valley:

  • 7 miles: FULTON (HWY. 51 NORTH). Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public payphones.

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Water Valley:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-MARTIN (about 21 miles; MARTIN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,131)
  • MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 37 miles; MURRAY, KY; Full-time enrollment: 7,676)
  • UNION UNIVERSITY (about 61 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,144)
  • JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 66 miles; JACKSON, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,534)
  • SOUTHEAST MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (about 74 miles; CAPE GIRARDEAU, MO; Full-time enrollment: 7,227)
  • SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY-CARBONDALE (about 83 miles; CARBONDALE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 19,742)
  • JOHN A LOGAN COLLEGE (about 85 miles; CARTERVILLE, IL; Full-time enrollment: 4,255)