Kentucky Breathitt County Public Schools

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Breathitt County, Kentucky

Breathitt county was formed in 1839. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 650 to 1600 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 16,100 in a land area of 495.19 square miles, an average of 32.5 people per square mile. The county seat is Jackson.

Breathitt County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 495.2 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 31.5 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 13.2%. On the 2000 census form, 99.6% of the population reported only one race, with 0.4% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.54 persons compared to an average family size of 3.00 persons.

In 2008 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $37,028. Per capita income grew by 21.6% 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) 15,575 Covered Employment 3,407
Growth (%) since 1990 -0.8% Average wage per job $33,237
Households (2000) 6,170 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 2.1%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 5,773 Average wage per job $17,832
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 4.7%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $23,317 Average wage per job $31,956
Median Household Income (2008) $24,162 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 19.1%
Poverty Rate (2008) 31.5 Average wage per job $37,028
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 57.5 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.5%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.0 Average wage per job $38,714
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1. BREATHITT CO JUVENILE DETENTION CTR ALT
Address: 2725 Hwy 30 W, Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 295-2350
County: Breathitt County
Enrollment: 22
Grades: 7-12

2. BREATHITT County
Enrollment: AREA TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Address: Po Box 786, Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 666-5153
County: Breathitt County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

3. BREATHITT County
Enrollment: DAY TREATMENT CTR ALT
Address: 3875 Highway 15 S, Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 666-7326
County: Breathitt County
Enrollment: 7 4-12

4. BREATHITT County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 2307 Bobcat Lane, Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 666-7511
County: Breathitt County
Enrollment: 693
Grades: 9-12

5. CADET LEADERSHIP & EDUCATION ALT PROGRAM
Address: 2665 Hwy 30 W, Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 295-2267
County: Breathitt County
Enrollment: 36
Grades: 8-12

6. JACKSON CITY SCHOOL
Address: 940 Highland Avenue, Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 666-5164
County: Breathitt County
Enrollment: 404
Grades: PK-12

7. L B J ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 90 L B J Road, Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 666-7181
County: Breathitt County
Enrollment: 567
Grades: PK-6

8. MARIE ROBERTS-CANEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 115 Redskin Run, Lost Creek, KY 41348
Phone: (606) 666-7775
County: Breathitt County
Enrollment: 312
Grades: PK-6

9. ROUSSEAU ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 13456 Hwy 30 East, Rousseau, KY 41366
Phone: (606) 666-7276
County: Breathitt County
Enrollment: 95
Grades: PK-6

10. SEBASTIAN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 244 L B J Road, Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 666-8894
County: Breathitt County
Enrollment: 360
Grades: 7-8