Kentucky Nelson County Public Schools

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Nelson County, Kentucky

Nelson county was formed in 1785. It is located in the Western Knobs region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 390 to 1090 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 37,477 in a land area of 422.63 square miles, an average of 88.7 people per square mile. The county seat is Bardstown.

Nelson County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 422.6 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 103.1 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 59.6%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 5.5% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.1% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.64 persons compared to an average family size of 3.08 persons.

In 2008 manufacturing was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $40,726. Per capita income grew by 4.6% 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) 43,550 Covered Employment 14,339
Growth (%) since 1990 46.6% Average wage per job $33,808
Households (2000) 13,953 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 28.9%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 22,379 Average wage per job $40,726
Unemployment Rate (2009) 12.5 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 3.2%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $30,899 Average wage per job $35,484
Median Household Income (2008) $48,125 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 11.4%
Poverty Rate (2008) 12.7 Average wage per job $33,602
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 79.0 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 2.6%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 13.4 Average wage per job $36,060

1. BARDSTOWN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION CENTER
Address: 980 Templin Avenue, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 331-8804
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 173 PK

2. BARDSTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 420 North 5th, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 331-8801
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 570 1-5

3. BARDSTOWN HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 400 N 5th St, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 331-8802
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 573
Grades: 9-12

4. BARDSTOWN MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 410 N 5th St, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 331-8803
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 517
Grades: 6-8

5. BARDSTOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL
Address: 1000 Templin Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 331-8810
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 639
Grades: KG-2

6. BLOOMFIELD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 360 Arnold Lane, Bloomfield, KY 40008
Phone: (502) 349-7211
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 398
Grades: PK-5

7. BLOOMFIELD MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 96 Arnold Ln, Bloomfield, KY 40008
Phone: (502) 349-7201
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 402
Grades: 6-8

8. BOSTON SCHOOL
Address: 130 Wilson Creek Rd, Boston, KY 40107
Phone: (502) 833-4644
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 315
Grades: PK-8

9. COX’S CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 5635 Louisville Rd, Coxs Creek, KY 40013
Phone: (502) 349-7050
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 465
Grades: PK-5

10. FOSTER HEIGHTS ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 211 E Muir Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 349-7030
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 463
Grades: PK-3

11. FREDERICKTOWN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 318 Fredericktown Rd, Springfield, KY 40069
Phone: (859) 284-5278
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 75 1-8

12. NELSON County
Enrollment: AREA TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Address: 1060 Bloomfield Road, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 348-9096
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

13. NELSON County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1070 Bloomfield Rd, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 349-7010
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 1,574
Grades: 9-12

14. OLD KENTUCKY HOME INTERMEDIATE
Address: 219 E Muir Ave, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 349-7220
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 257 4-5

15. OLD KENTUCKY HOME MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 301 Wildcat Lane, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 349-7040
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 422 6-8

16. THE NEW HAVEN SCHOOL
Address: 489 High St, New Haven, KY 40051
Phone: (502) 349-7232
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 477
Grades: PK-8

17. TODD County
Enrollment: HORIZONS ACADEMY
Address: 304 Wildcat Lane, Bardstown, KY 40004
Phone: (502) 349-7045
County: Nelson County
Enrollment: 57
Grades: 7-12