Kentucky Cumberland County Public Schools

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Cumberland County, Kentucky

Cumberland county was formed in 1799. It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 510 to 1110 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 7,147 in a land area of 305.82 square miles, an average of 23.4 people per square mile. The county seat is Burkesville.

Cumberland County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 305.8 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 21.9 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 4.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 3.4% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.6% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.37 persons compared to an average family size of 2.89 persons.

In 2008 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $27,464. Per capita income grew by 24.9% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 6,706 Covered Employment 1,604
Growth (%) since 1990 -1.1% Average wage per job $25,515
Households (2000) 2,976 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 16.6%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 3,143 Average wage per job $22,095
Unemployment Rate (2009) 12.9 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 4.4%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $23,442 Average wage per job $25,979
Median Household Income (2008) $28,825 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 25.4%
Poverty Rate (2008) 23.7 Average wage per job $27,464
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 56.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 4.9%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 7.1 Average wage per job $32,767

Address: 150 Glasgow Rd, Burkesville, KY 42717
Phone: (270) 864-4390
County: Cumberland County
Enrollment: 459
Grades: PK-5

Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 912 N Main St, Burkesville, KY 42717
Phone: (270) 864-3451
County: Cumberland County
Enrollment: 310
Grades: 9-12

Address: 908 N Main St, Burkesville, KY 42717
Phone: (270) 864-5818
County: Cumberland County
Enrollment: 245
Grades: 6-8