Fandom

Familypedia

Owsley County, Kentucky

215,617pages on
this wiki
Add New Page
Talk0 Share

Ad blocker interference detected!


Wikia is a free-to-use site that makes money from advertising. We have a modified experience for viewers using ad blockers

Wikia is not accessible if you’ve made further modifications. Remove the custom ad blocker rule(s) and the page will load as expected.

This article is based on the corresponding article in another wiki. For Familypedia purposes, it requires significantly more historical detail on phases of this location's development. The ideal article for a place will give the reader a feel for what it was like to live at that location at the time their relatives were alive there. Also desirable are links to organizations that may be repositories of genealogical information..
Please help to improve this page yourself if you can.


Owsley County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Owsley County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1843
Seat Booneville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

198 sq mi (513 km² ( sq mi). km² ( sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it () is water. km²)
198 sq mi (513 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.00%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

4,858
24/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.owsleycountykentucky.org

Owsley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 4,858. Its county seat is Booneville6. The county is named for William Owsley, the Governor of Kentucky from 1844 to 1848. It's a prohibition or dry county.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 513 km² (198 sq mi). 513 km² (198 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.00%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 3,774
1860 5,335 41.4%
1870 3,889 −27.1%
1880 4,942 27.1%
1890 5,975 20.9%
1900 6,874 15.0%
1910 7,979 16.1%
1920 7,820 −2.0%
1930 7,223 −7.6%
1940 8,957 24.0%
1950 7,324 −18.2%
1960 5,369 −26.7%
1970 5,023 −6.4%
1980 5,709 13.7%
1990 5,036 −11.8%
2000 4,858 −3.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21189.txt

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 4,858 people, 1,894 households, and 1,388 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (24/sq mi). There were 2,247 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (11/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.22% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.06% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.02% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 1,894 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.80% were married couples living together, 12.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 24.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $15,805, and the median income for a family was $18,034. Males had a median income of $25,100 versus $18,203 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,742. About 41.70% of families and 45.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 56.30% of those under age 18 and 34.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°25′N 83°41′W / 37.41, -83.69

This page uses content from the English language Wikipedia. The original content was at Owsley County, Kentucky. The list of authors can be seen in the page history. As with this Familypedia wiki, the content of Wikipedia is available under the Creative Commons License.

Also on Fandom

Random Wiki