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  2. Crime & Safety
    A-
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    B
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
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Flatwoods is a town in Kentucky with a population of 7,274. Flatwoods is in Greenup County. Living in Flatwoods offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Flatwoods and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Flatwoods are highly rated.
About Flatwoods...
Population
7,274

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$89,900
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$744
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    32%
  • Own
    68%
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Flatwoods Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
A-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    41.2
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    13.7
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    192.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    233.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    41.2
    284
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Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    10%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    39%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Flatwoods

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$49,006
National
$55,322
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Flatwoods Reviews

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Great place to raise a family! I've lived in this small town most of my life. We have a few resturants, churches, banks, dollar store, gas stations, grocery stores, and a park! Quaint little small town that is very family friendly! Love crime rate and great schools!
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Flatwoods, Kentucky is a suburb of the Tristate area. My family was one of the first families in the town owning the first gas station in town. It was once called Advance and then Cheap, Kentucky. It became Flatwoods in 1938. We have a population of under 10,000. It is famous for being the home of Billy Ray Cyrus. It is a community that is growing rapidly and has great educational resources for the youth. The colleges available are located within 10 miles. We once knew every time we frequented the local grocery store but it's changing fast. We welcome the new families into our community.
I have lived here most of my life and it is very safe and family-friendly neighborhood. Although there is not much in the way of nightlife or in employment opportunities, it is a quick drive to larger cities like Huntington, WV, or Morehead, Ky.