Kentucky Powell County Public Schools

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Powell County, Kentucky

Powell county was formed in 1852. It is located in the Eastern Knobs and Eastern Coal Field regions of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 580 to 1440 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 13,237 in a land area of 180.14 square miles, an average of 73.5 people per square mile. The county seat is Stanton.

Powell County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 180.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 75.3 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 71.8%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 0.6% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.7% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.60 persons compared to an average family size of 3.02 persons.

In 2008 retail trade was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $16,462. Per capita income grew by 11.0% 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) 13,566 Covered Employment 2,511
Growth (%) since 1990 16.1% Average wage per job $25,872
Households (2000) 5,044 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 10.5%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 5,869 Average wage per job $34,386
Unemployment Rate (2009) 15.8 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.9%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $22,577 Average wage per job $40,239
Median Household Income (2008) $30,737 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County D
Poverty Rate (2008) 25.8 Average wage per job D
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 56.1 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County 3.3%
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 6.5 Average wage per job $28,764

1. BOWEN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 5099 Campton Road, Stanton, KY 40380
Phone: (606) 663-3313
County: Powell County
Enrollment: 266
Grades: PK-5

2. CLAY CITY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 4901 Main St, Clay City, KY 40312
Phone: (606) 663-3315
County: Powell County
Enrollment: 533
Grades: PK-5

3. POWELL County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 700 W College Ave, Stanton, KY 40380
Phone: (606) 663-3320
County: Powell County
Enrollment: 720
Grades: 9-12

4. POWELL County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 770 W College Ave, Stanton, KY 40380
Phone: (606) 663-3308
County: Powell County
Enrollment: 585
Grades: 6-8

5. STANTON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 651 Breckinridge St, Stanton, KY 40380
Phone: (606) 663-3311
County: Powell County
Enrollment: 374
Grades: PK-5