Kentucky Rockcastle County Public Schools

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Rockcastle County, Kentucky

Rockcastle county was formed in 1810. It is located in the Pennyrile and Eastern Coal Field regions of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 810 to 1638 feet above sea level. In 2000 the county population was 16,582 in a land area of 317.53 square miles, an average of 52.2 people per square mile. The county seat is Mount Vernon.

Rockcastle County is one of about 3,141 counties and county equivalents in the United States. It has 317.5 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 52.0 per square mile. In the last three decades of the 1900s its population grew by 34.8%. On the 2000 census form, 99.4% of the population reported only one race, with 0.1% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 0.6% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.49 persons compared to an average family size of 2.95 persons.

In 2008 health care and social assistance was the largest of 20 major sectors. It had an average wage per job of $31,897. Per capita income grew by 13.2% 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) 16,504 Covered Employment 3,346
Growth (%) since 1990 11.5% Average wage per job $26,853
Households (2000) 6,544 Manufacturing – % all jobs in County 6.7%
Labor Force (persons) (2009) 7,421 Average wage per job $38,871
Unemployment Rate (2009) 13.3 Transportation & Warehousing – % all jobs in County 0.8%
Per Capita Personal Income (2008) $21,790 Average wage per job $40,185
Median Household Income (2008) $24,650 Health Care, Social Assist. – % all jobs in County 25.1%
Poverty Rate (2008) 26.9 Average wage per job $31,897
H.S. Diploma or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 57.7 Finance and Insurance – % all jobs in County D
Bachelor’s Deg. or More – % of Adults 25+ (2000) 8.3 Average wage per job D

1. BRODHEAD ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 27 School Street, Brodhead, KY 40409
Phone: (606) 758-8512
County: Rockcastle County
Enrollment: 432
Grades: PK-5

2. MOUNT VERNON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 530 Williams St, Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Phone: (606) 256-2953
County: Rockcastle County
Enrollment: 736
Grades: PK-5

3. ROCKCASTLE ACADEMY FOR ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
Address: Po Box 1730, Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Phone: (606) 256-3846
County: Rockcastle County
Enrollment: 21
Grades: 7-12

4. ROCKCASTLE County
Enrollment: AREA TECHNOLOGY CENTER
Address: P.O. Box 275, Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Phone: (606) 256-4346
County: Rockcastle County
Enrollment: 0
Grades: 9-12

5. ROCKCASTLE County
Enrollment: HIGH SCHOOL
Address: 1545 Hwy 461, Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Phone: (606) 256-4816
County: Rockcastle County
Enrollment: 870
Grades: 9-12

6. ROCKCASTLE County
Enrollment: MIDDLE SCHOOL
Address: 945 W Main St, Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Phone: (606) 256-5118
County: Rockcastle County
Enrollment: 655
Grades: 6-8

7. ROUNDSTONE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
Address: 6701 N. Wilderness Road, Mount Vernon, KY 40456
Phone: (606) 256-2235
County: Rockcastle County
Enrollment: 334
Grades: PK-5