Kentucky Bourbon County Public Schools

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Bourbon County, Kentucky

Bourbon county was formed in 1786. It is located in the Inner Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 715 to 1050 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 19,360 in a land area of 291.43 square miles, an average of 66.4 people per square mile. The county seat is Paris.

Bourbon County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 291.4 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 67.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 4.8%. On the 2000 census form, 99.0% of the population reported only one race, with 6.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 2.6% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.49 persons compared to an average family size of 2.95 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $48,207. Per capita income declined by 6.8% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Value
Population (2009) 19,729 Covered Employment 7,033
Growth (%) since 1990 2.6% Average wage per job $34,079
Households (2000) 7,681 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 26.1%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 9,740 Average wage per job $48,207
Unemployment Rate (2009) 9.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 2.2%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $31,871 Average wage per job $38,059
Median Household Income (2008) $41,220 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 14.3 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 75.4 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.7%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 13.5 Average wage per job $41,445
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1. BOURBON CENTRAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 367 Bethlehem Road, Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-2195
County: Bourbon County
Enrollment: 548
Grades: KG-5

2. BOURBON CO PRESCHOOL HEAD START CENTER
Address: 369 Bethlehem Rd, Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-2183
County: Bourbon County
Enrollment: 154 PK

3. BOURBON County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 3343 Lexington Road, Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-2185
County: Bourbon County
Enrollment: 823
Grades: 9-12

4. BOURBON County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 3343 Lexington Road, Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-2189
County: Bourbon County
Enrollment: 624
Grades: 6-8

5. CANE RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 8000 Martin Luther King BLVD., Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-2106
County: Bourbon County
Enrollment: 415
Grades: KG-5

6. NORTH MIDDLETOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 301 College Street, North Middletown, KY 40357
Phone: (859) 362-4523
County: Bourbon County
Enrollment: 217
Grades: PK-5

7. PARIS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1481 S Main St, Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-2166
County: Bourbon County
Enrollment: 374
Grades: KG-5

8. PARIS HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 308 W 7th St, Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-2168
County: Bourbon County
Enrollment: 209
Grades: 9-12

9. PARIS MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 304 W 7th St, Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-2163
County: Bourbon County
Enrollment: 189
Grades: 6-8

10. PARIS PRESCHOOL CENTER
Address: 301 West 7th Street, Paris, KY 40361
Phone: (859) 987-2160
County: Bourbon County
Enrollment: 29
Grades: PK