Kentucky Mercer County Public Schools

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Mercer County, Kentucky

Mercer county was formed in 1786. It is located in the Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 483 to 1000 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 20,817 in a land area of 250.92 square miles, an average of 83.0 people per square mile. The county seat is Harrodsburg.

Mercer County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 250.9 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 87.4 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 30.4%. On the 2000 census form, 99.0% of the population reported only one race, with 3.7% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.3% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.45 persons compared to an average family size of 2.93 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $58,221. Per capita income declined by 0.0% 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) 21,920 Covered Employment 6,714
Growth (%) since 1990 14.5% Average wage per job $38,346
Households (2000) 8,423 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 31.4%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 10,585 Average wage per job $58,221
Unemployment Rate (2009) 11.5 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.6%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $27,306 Average wage per job $44,552
Median Household Income (2008) $42,912 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 15.4 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 75.8 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.0%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 13.5 Average wage per job $32,646

1. BURGIN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 440 East Main St, Burgin, KY 40310
Phone: (859) 748-5282
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 204
Grades: KG-5

2. BURGIN HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 440 E Main St, Burgin, KY 40310
Phone: (859) 748-5282
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 243
Grades: 6-12

3. EVAN HARLOW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 530 Perryville Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone: (859) 733-7020
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 652
Grades: PK-5

4. HARRODSBURG DAY TREATMENT CTR ALT SCHOOL
Address: 371 E Lexington St, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone: (859) 734-8445
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 23
Grades: 6-12

5. HUGHES JONES HARRODSBURG AREA TECH CTR
Address: P.O. Box 628, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone: (859) 734-9329
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

6. KENNETH D KING MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 1101 Moberly Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone: (859) 733-7060
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 739
Grades: 6-8

7. MERCER County
Enrollment: 9TH GRADE ACADEMY
Address: 441 E Lexington Street, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone: (859) 733-7100
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 273 9

8. MERCER County
Enrollment: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 741 Tapp Rd, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone: (859) 733-7040
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 836
Grades: KG-4

9. MERCER County
Enrollment: SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1124 Moberly Road, Harrodsburg, KY 40330
Phone: (859) 733-7160
County: Mercer County
Enrollment: 723
Grades: 10-12