Radcliff, KY Profile
Radcliff, KY, population 21,961 , is located
in Kentucky's Hardin county,
about 30.4 miles from Louisville and 82.6 miles from Lexington.
In the 90's the population of Radcliff has grown by about 11%.
It is Estimated in recent years the population of Radcliff has been declining at an annual rate of less than one percent.
Reports show that during 2003 property crime levels in the Radcliff area were lower than Kentucky's average.
The same data shows violent crime levels to be lower than the Kentucky average.
Radcliff Gender Information
Males in Radcliff: 10,697 (49%)
Females in Radcliff: 11,264 (51%)
As % of Population in Radcliff
Race Diversity in Radcliff
African American: 26%
Native American: 1%
As % of Population in Radcliff
Age Diversity in Radcliff
Median Age in Radcliff: 32.8 (Males in Radcliff: 31.4, Females in Radcliff: 34.0)
Radcliff Males Under 20: 16%
Radcliff Females Under 20: 16%
Radcliff Males 20 to 40: 15%
Radcliff Females 20 to 40: 15%
Radcliff Males 40 to 60: 12%
Radcliff Females 40 to 60: 13%
Radcliff Males Over 60: 5%
Radcliff Females Over 60: 7%
Economics in Radcliff
Radcliff Household Average Size: 2.57 people
Radcliff Median Household Income: $ 35,763
Radcliff Median Value of Homes: $ 79,400
Law Enforcement in Radcliff
Reported crimes in the Radcliff area during 2003:
Murder and non-negligent man-slaughter: 0
Forcible rape: 19
Aggravated assault: 50
Violent crime events per 100,000 people: 416
Motor vehicle theft: 20
Property crime events per 100,000 people: 3,387
Radcliff Location Information
Land Area: 10.3 Square Miles.
Nearby Towns & Cities to Radcliff
Vine Grove 2.7 Miles
Muldraugh 7.1 Miles
West Point 11.0 Miles
Elizabethtown 11.3 Miles
Lebanon Junction 11.9 Miles
Ekron 14.0 Miles
Laconia 15.2 Miles
Brandenburg 16.3 Miles
Shepherdsville 16.3 Miles
Irvington 18.5 Miles
Big Cities Nearest Radcliff
Louisville 30.4 Miles
Lexington 82.6 Miles
Evansville 88.2 Miles
Clarksville 119.4 Miles
Cincinnati 122.0 Miles
Nashville 124.7 Miles
Indianapolis 133.8 Miles
Dayton 163.0 Miles
Knoxville 171.7 Miles
Chattanooga 196.5 Miles
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Many factors determine whether teenagers are likely to engage in harmful behaviors such as drug-taking. Family Life. Researchers have investigated the influence of parents and home life on children's alcohol and drug use. A survey of 12,118 teenagers found that teenagers who felt close to their parents and siblings, teachers, and classmates were less likely to engage in risky behaviors. In another study, a large group of New Jersey adolescents was interviewed by phone at two different times, three years apart. Between 1979 and 1981, 1,380 subjects aged 12, 15, and 18 were interviewed. Three years later, 95 percent of them (1,308 subjects) were interviewed again. The interviews included topics of family harmony and closeness, parenting styles, and the attitudes and behaviors of parents. The greatest influence on whether younger children drank alcohol seemed to be the alcohol use and attitudes of the same gender parent. Older adolescents, though, were most strongly affected by the father's alcohol use. Children with hostile and emotionally cold parents were more likely to use drugs and alcohol than were those who described a warmer relationship with their parents.
Alcohol kills 6½ times more youth than all other illicit drugs combined.
Abstinence is the act or practice of refraining from indulging a desire. The type of abstinence we are referring to here is abstinence from drugs and alcohol. This term has two connotations when it comes to abstaining from drugs. The first refers to drug or alcohol treatment programs that aim to help an individual stop using drugs or alcohol for the rest of their lives. The time abstinence is also used in drug education and prevention. It refers to trying to stop children from ever using drugs.
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in their aims and outcomes and elements of these addiction treatment options are often
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