Kentucky Lawrence County Public Schools

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Lawrence County, Kentucky

Lawrence county was formed in 1822. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 515 to 1320 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 15,569 in a land area of 418.78 square miles, an average of 37.2 people per square mile. The county seat is Louisa.

Lawrence County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 418.8 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 39.6 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 45.2%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 0.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.4% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.59 persons compared to an average family size of 3.02 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $18,727. Per capita income grew by 21.7% 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) 16,573 Covered Employment 3,222
Growth (%) since 1990 18.4% Average wage per job $33,001
Households (2000) 5,954 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 0.6%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 6,263 Average wage per job $19,782
Unemployment Rate (2009) 12.1 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.9%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $22,375 Average wage per job $40,542
Median Household Income (2008) $29,015 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) 58.2 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.6%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 6.6 Average wage per job $29,280

1. BLAINE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 600 Highway 2562, Blaine, KY 41124
Phone: (606) 652-3624
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 248
Grades: PK-8

2. FALLSBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 6869 N Hwy 3, Louisa, KY 41230
Phone: (606) 686-2351
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 282
Grades: PK-8

3. LAWRENCE County
Enrollment: EARLY LEARNING CENTER
Address: 235 E Powhattan St, Louisa, KY 41230
Phone: (606) 638-4574
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 47 PK

4. LAWRENCE County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 100 Bulldog Ln, Louisa, KY 41230
Phone: (606) 638-9676
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 784
Grades: 9-12

5. LOUISA EAST ELEMENTARY
Address: 235 Powhatton Street, Louisa, KY 41230
Phone: (606) 638-4574
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 472 2-5

6. LOUISA MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 9 Bulldog Lane, Louisa, KY 41230
Phone: (606) 638-4090
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 374
Grades: 6-8

7. LOUISA WEST ELEMENTARY
Address: 201 Boone St, Louisa, KY 41230
Phone: (606) 638-4726
County: Lawrence County
Enrollment: 250
Grades: KG-1