Kentucky Letcher County Public Schools

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Letcher County, Kentucky

Letcher county was formed in 1842. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 940 to 3720 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 25,277 in a land area of 339.04 square miles, an average of 74.6 people per square mile. The county seat is Whitesburg.

Letcher County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 339.0 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 69.7 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 9.1%. On the 2000 census form, 99.6% of the population reported only one race, with 0.5% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.4% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.48 persons compared to an average family size of 2.94 persons.

In 2008 mining was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $61,885. Per capita income grew by 27.5% 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) 23,633 Covered Employment 6,183
Growth (%) since 1990 -12.5% Average wage per job $36,481
Households (2000) 10,085 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 2.2%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 8,952 Average wage per job $34,439
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.9 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 4.8%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $25,905 Average wage per job $34,677
Median Household Income (2008) $27,374 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 29.4 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 58.5 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.1%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 7.7 Average wage per job $28,470

1. ARLIE BOGGS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1099 Hwy 806, Eolia, KY 40826
Phone: (606) 633-4654
County: Letcher County
Enrollment: 135
Grades: PK-8

2. BECKHAM BATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 6868 Hwy 7 N, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-7812
County: Letcher County
Enrollment: 191
Grades: KG-8

3. COWAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 3125 Hwy 931 S, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-7195
County: Letcher County
Enrollment: 441
Grades: KG-8

4. FLEMING NEON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 50 2nd Street, Fleming Neon, KY 41840
Phone: (606) 855-7864
County: Letcher County
Enrollment: 217
Grades: KG-8

5. JENKINS INDEPENDENT SCHOOL
Address: Po Box 74, Jenkins, KY 41537
Phone: (606) 832-2184
County: Letcher County
Enrollment: 552
Grades: PK-12

6. LETCHER County
Enrollment: AREA TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Address: 185 Circle Drive, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-5053
County: Letcher County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

7. LETCHER County
Enrollment: CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 435 Cougar Drive, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-2339
County: Letcher County
Enrollment: 943
Grades: 9-12

8. LETCHER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 160 Lhs Drive, Blackey, KY 41804
Phone: (606) 633-2524
County: Letcher County
Enrollment: 304
Grades: KG-8

9. MARTHA JANE POTTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 55 Kona Dr, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 855-7544
County: Letcher County
Enrollment: 375
Grades: KG-8

10. WEST WHITESBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 330 Park St, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-9538
County: Letcher County
Enrollment: 442
Grades: PK-5

11. WHITESBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 366 Park Street, Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-2761
County: Letcher County
Enrollment: 236
Grades: 6-8