Kentucky Nicholas County Public Schools

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Nicholas County, Kentucky

Nicholas county was formed in 1800. It is located in the Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 565 to 1060 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 6,813 in a land area of 196.61 square miles, an average of 34.7 people per square mile. The county seat is Carlisle.

Nicholas County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 196.6 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 4.7%. On the 2000 census form, 99.8% of the population reported only one race, with 0.8% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.5% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.48 persons compared to an average family size of 2.92 persons.

In 2008 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $26,998. Per capita income grew by 10.8% between 1998 and 2008 (adjusted for inflation).

People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)
Value Industry Overview (2008)
(By Place of Work)
Population (2009) 6,874 Covered Employment 941
Growth (%) since 1990 2.2% Average wage per job $25,160
Households (2000) 2,710 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 3,175 Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2009) 12.4 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.6%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $27,506 Average wage per job $36,839
Median Household Income (2008) $35,496 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 26.9%
Poverty Rate (2008) 17.4 Average wage per job $26,998
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 62.9 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 7.5 Average wage per job D

1. NICHOLAS County
Address: 133 School Drive, Carlisle, KY 40311
Phone: (859) 289-3785
County: Nicholas County
Enrollment: 877
Grades: PK-8

2. NICHOLAS County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 103 School Dr, Carlisle, KY 40311
Phone: (859) 289-3780
County: Nicholas County
Enrollment: 376
Grades: 9-12