Kentucky Larue County Public Schools

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Larue County, Kentucky

Larue county was formed in 1843. It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 421 to 1080 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 13,373 in a land area of 263.20 square miles, an average of 50.8 people per square mile. The county seat is Hodgenville. Abraham Lincoln was born near Hodgenville.

Larue County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 263.2 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 51.9 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 25.3%. On the 2000 census form, 98.9% of the population reported only one race, with 3.5% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.49 persons compared to an average family size of 2.94 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $28,659. Per capita income grew by 20.9% 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) 13,663 Covered Employment 2,829
Growth (%) since 1990 17.0% Average wage per job $26,391
Households (2000) 5,275 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 25.1%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 7,193 Average wage per job $28,659
Unemployment Rate (2009) 11.9 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 2.8%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $32,568 Average wage per job $45,857
Median Household Income (2008) $38,547 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 12.7%
Poverty Rate (2008) 17.3 Average wage per job $21,916
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 71.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 4.9%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 10.9 Average wage per job $30,328

1. ABRAHAM LINCOLN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 2101 Lincoln Farm Road, Hodgenville, KY 42748
Phone: (270) 358-4112
County: Larue County
Enrollment: 470
Grades: KG-5

2. HODGENVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 33 Eagle Lane, Hodgenville, KY 42748
Phone: (270) 358-3506
County: Larue County
Enrollment: 597
Grades: KG-5

3. LARUE County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 925 S Lincoln Blvd, Hodgenville, KY 42748
Phone: (270) 358-2210
County: Larue County
Enrollment: 757
Grades: 9-12

4. LARUE County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 911 S Lincoln Blvd, Hodgenville, KY 42748
Phone: (270) 358-3196
County: Larue County
Enrollment: 572
Grades: 6-8

5. THE LIFE CONNECTION
Address: Po Box 269, Sonora, KY 42776
Phone: (270) 358-4856
County: Larue County
Enrollment: 39
Grades: 6-12