Kentucky Owen County Public Schools

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Owen County, Kentucky

Owen county was formed in 1819. It is located in the Outer Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 425 to 1000 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 10,547 in a land area of 352.14 square miles, an average of 30.0 people per square mile. The county seat is Owenton.

Owen County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 352.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 32.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 41.2%. On the 2000 census form, 99.1% of the population reported only one race, with 1.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.0% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.55 persons compared to an average family size of 3.00 persons.

In 2008 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $33,281. Per capita income declined by 0.1% 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) 11,380 Covered Employment 1,694
Growth (%) since 1990 26.0% Average wage per job $31,613
Households (2000) 4,086 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County D
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 5,616 Average wage per job D
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.0 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.2%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $22,921 Average wage per job $35,975
Median Household Income (2008) $41,697 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 13.7%
Poverty Rate (2008) 16.9 Average wage per job $33,281
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 67.9 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 4.2%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 9.1 Average wage per job $32,508

1. BOWLING MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 1960 Hwy 22 E, Owenton, KY 40359
Phone: (502) 484-5701
County: Owen County
Enrollment: 408
Grades: 6-8

2. OWEN County
Enrollment: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1945 Hwy 22 E, Owenton, KY 40359
Phone: (502) 484-3417
County: Owen County
Enrollment: 459 1-5

3. OWEN County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 2340 Hwy 22 E, Owenton, KY 40359
Phone: (502) 484-5509
County: Owen County
Enrollment: 552
Grades: 9-12

4. OWEN County
Enrollment: PRIMARY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 1925 Highway 22 East, Owenton, KY 40359
Phone: (502) 484-5499
County: Owen County
Enrollment: 488
Grades: PK-3