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Quality of Life

  General Kentucky Quality of Life Information  
  Median Home Price (2015): Knox County - $117,000 for 46 homes, Laurel County - $117,950 for 226 homes, Whitley County - $69,000 for 98 homes  
  Source: KY Department of Revenue. Data based on sales for last six months of year indicated.  

  Climate  
  Temperature    
  Normal (30-year record) 59.1 degrees  
  Average Annual, 2015 60.4 degrees  
  Record Highest, July 2012 (74-year record) 105 degrees  
  Record Lowest, January 1985 (74-year record) -24 degrees  
  Normal Heating Degree Days (30-year record) 3,637  
  Normal Cooling Degree Days (30-year record) 1,526  
  Precipitation    
  Normal (30-year record) 47.86 inches  
  Mean Annual Snowfall (30-year record) 6.5 inches  
  Total Precipitation, 2015 51.66 inches  
  Mean Number of Days Precipitation (0.01 inch or more) (30-year record) 125.2  
  Mean Number of Days Thunderstorms (68-year record) 48.7  
  Prevailing Winds Southwest  
  Relative Humidity (30-year record)    
  1 a.m. 82 percent  
  7 a.m. 87 percent  
  1 p.m. 59 percent  
  7 p.m. 64 percent  
  Note: Heating degree day totals are the sums of positive departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F.  Cooling degree day totals are the sum of negative departures of average daily temperature from 65 degrees F.
Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, National Climatic Data Center, Local Climatological Data, 2015.
Station of record: McGhee Tyson Airport, Knoxville, TN.
 

  Public School District Enrollments, 2015-2016  
    Total Enrollment Pupil To Teacher Ratio  
  Barbourville Independent Schools 670 17.6  
  Corbin Independent Schools 2,883 16.4  
  East Bernstadt Independent Schools 457 15.8  
  Knox County Schools 4,410 13.2  
  Laurel County Schools 8,872 16.6  
  Whitley County Schools 4,183 13.9  
  Williamsburg Independent Schools 777 13.4  
  Source: Kentucky Department of Education, Office of Assessment and Accountability.