Kentucky Monroe County Public Schools

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Monroe County, Kentucky

Monroe county was formed in 1820. It is located in the Pennyrile region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 495 to 1141 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 11,756 in a land area of 330.81 square miles, an average of 35.5 people per square mile. The county seat is Tompkinsville.

Monroe County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 330.8 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 35.0 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 1.0%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 2.8% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.4% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.45 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 $26,902. Per capita income grew by 2.8% 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) 11,569 Covered Employment 2,898
Growth (%) since 1990 1.5% Average wage per job $26,189
Households (2000) 4,741 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 20.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 4,774 Average wage per job $26,902
Unemployment Rate (2009) 14.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.0%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $23,276 Average wage per job $36,208
Median Household Income (2008) $27,410 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 14.8%
Poverty Rate (2008) 23.5 Average wage per job $27,826
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 57.8 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.3%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.4 Average wage per job $27,811

1. GAMALIEL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 320 Main Street, Gamaliel, KY 42140
Phone: (270) 457-2341
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: 273
Grades: PK-5

2. JOE HARRISON CARTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 3888 Edmonton Rd, Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Phone: (270) 487-5621
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: 272
Grades: PK-5

3. MONROE County
Enrollment: AREA TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Address: Po Box 338, Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Phone: (270) 487-8261
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

4. MONROE County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 755 Old Mulkey Rd, Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Phone: (270) 487-6217
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: 628
Grades: 9-12

5. MONROE County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 600 South Main Street, Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Phone: (270) 487-9624
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: 452
Grades: 6-8

6. TOMPKINSVILLE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 420 Elementary School RD., Tompkinsville, KY 42167
Phone: (270) 487-6472
County: Monroe County
Enrollment: 400
Grades: PK-5