Kentucky Owsley County Public Schools

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Owsley County, Kentucky

Owsley county was formed in 1843. It is located in the Eastern Coal Field region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 650 to 1720 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 4,858 in a land area of 198.09 square miles, an average of 24.5 people per square mile. The county seat is Booneville.

Owsley County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 198.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 23.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population declined by 3.3%. On the 2000 census form, 99.5% of the population reported only one race, with 0.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.51 persons compared to an average family size of 2.98 persons.

In 2008 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $25,595. Per capita income grew by 22.1% 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) 4,619 Covered Employment 696
Growth (%) since 1990 -8.3% Average wage per job $25,322
Households (2000) 1,894 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 4.1%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 1,597 Average wage per job $14,414
Unemployment Rate (2009) 10.6 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 1.7%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $23,059 Average wage per job $35,661
Median Household Income (2008) $19,829 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 27.4%
Poverty Rate (2008) 37.6 Average wage per job $25,595
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 49.2 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.6%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 7.7 Average wage per job $24,355

1. HIGHLAND-TURNER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 10355 Hwy 30 West, Booneville, KY 41314
Phone: (606) 295-7128
County: Owsley County
Enrollment: 212
Grades: PK-6

2. OWSLEY County
Enrollment: ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: Route 3, Booneville, KY 41314
Phone: (606) 593-5186
County: Owsley County
Enrollment: 409
Grades: PK-6

3. OWSLEY County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: Hwy 28, Booneville, KY 41314
Phone: (606) 593-5185
County: Owsley County
Enrollment: 380
Grades: 7-12