Kentucky Jackson County Public Schools

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Jackson County, Kentucky

Jackson county was formed in 1858. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 650 to 1633 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 13,495 in a land area of 346.33 square miles, an average of 39.0 people per square mile. The county seat is McKee.

Jackson County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 346.3 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 38.2 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 34.9%. On the 2000 census form, 99.5% of the population reported only one race, with 0.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.5% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.52 persons compared to an average family size of 2.96 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $22,057. Per capita income grew by 1.1% 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) 13,243 Covered Employment 2,218
Growth (%) since 1990 10.8% Average wage per job $27,017
Households (2000) 5,307 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 24.2%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 4,323 Average wage per job $22,057
Unemployment Rate (2009) 16.9 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.8%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $17,936 Average wage per job $35,396
Median Household Income (2008) $25,084 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 27.1 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 52.9 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.5%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 6.8 Average wage per job $29,116

1. JACKSON AREA TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Address: Po Box 1509, Mckee, KY 40447
Phone: (606) 287-2163
County: Jackson County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

2. JACKSON County
Enrollment: ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
Address: Po Box 62, Mckee, KY 40447
Phone: (606) 287-4950
County: Jackson County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 6-12

3. JACKSON County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: Us Hwy 421 S, Mckee, KY 40447
Phone: (606) 287-7155
County: Jackson County
Enrollment: 666
Grades: 9-12

4. JACKSON County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: Hwy 587, Mckee, KY 40447
Phone: (606) 287-8351
County: Jackson County
Enrollment: 477
Grades: 6-8

5. SAND GAP ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: Us Hwy 421, Sand Gap, KY 40481
Phone: (606) 965-3171
County: Jackson County
Enrollment: 289
Grades: PK-5

6. TYNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1340 HWY. 30 W, Tyner, KY 40486
Phone: (606) 364-5105
County: Jackson County
Enrollment: 460
Grades: PK-5