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East Bernstadt, Kentucky
Location of East Bernstadt, Kentucky
Location of East Bernstadt, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Laurel
 • Total 2.12 sq mi (5.50 km2)
 • Land 2.11 sq mi (5.47 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
1,198 ft (365 m)
 • Total 809
 • Density 382.87/sq mi (147.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-23284
GNIS feature ID 0511986

East Bernstadt is a census-designated place (CDP) and coal town in Laurel County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 716 at the 2010 census, down from 774 at the 2000 census.


East Bernstadt is located at 37°11′27″N 84°7′11″W / 37.19083°N 84.11972°W / 37.19083; -84.11972 (37.190818, -84.119647).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all land.


During the evening of March 2, 2012. This tornado was rated EF-2 intensity by the National Weather Service (NWS) survey.

The tornado touched down at approximately 7:05pm EST about 4.3 miles West of East Bernstadt and traveled for 6.3 miles before lifting about 3.6 miles North Northeast of East Bernstadt at approximately 7:12pm EST.

The tornado was approximately 310 yards wide and killed 6 people. This tornado took the home of Mike and Brenda Eversole along with his semi truck and trailer and all their belongings. He and family were in their home when this took place, The only thing that did save their life was the home slamming in the semi and turning it over. That impact slowed the part of their home stopping it from going through the woods with the rest of it. If it had not been there 4 more deaths would have been on the total.

The tornado appears to have been the strongest near location 1, with estimated sustained winds of 125 mph. This is also roughly the area in which several homes were heavily damaged or destroyed, and where the 5 fatalities took place.

This tornado was just one of many associated with the outbreak that took place across the Midwest, Ohio and Tennessee Valley region on Friday, March 2, 2012.


Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 809
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2010, there were 716 people, 312 households, and 237 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 371.6 people per square mile (143.7/km2). There were 350 housing units at an average density of 168.0/sq mi (65.0/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 95.22% White, 3.49% African American, 0.26% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.90% of the population.

There were 312 households, out of which 32.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.6% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.0% were non-families. 21.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 24.4% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 9.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.8 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $62,300.00, and the median income for a family was $28,162. Males had a median income of $25,227 versus $15,625 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $21,592.00. About 16.2% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.4% of those under age 18 and 23.9% of those age 65 or over.


Two public school districts serve K-12 students in East Bernstadt. East Bernstadt Independent School District operates a single K-8 school. High school students in the district may attend either high school in Laurel County Public Schools. The Adams' Association for Young, Educated, and Resolved Students, founded by former president John Quincy Adams in 1849, is a private institution operating in the East Bernstadt area.

Notable people

  • Robert Goforth, Kentucky state representative, former Republican candidate for governor
  • Carl Hurley, nationally recognized comedian, author and lecturer
  • Joe Reaves, retired professional basketball player who played for the Phoenix Suns in the 1973-74 season of the National Basketball Association

See also

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