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Owsley County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 4,508 (all rural); it was 4,858 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 535
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 863
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,485
Renter-occupied apartments: 516 (it was 409 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

31%

Land area: 198 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 23 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Owsley County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (73.5%), Public administration (20.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 0%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 76%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Owsley County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (98.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.6%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 2,233  (49.5%)
Females: 2,275  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Owsley County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $20,154 ($15,805 in 1999)

This county:

$20154
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $195 (lower quartile is $103, upper quartile is $331)
This county:

$195
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $56,433 (it was $34,500 in 2000)
Owsley:

$56,433
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,273 - $87,963

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $94,026
Here:

$94,026
State:

$165,943

Mobile homes: $27,605
Here:

$27,605
State:

$47,914
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $741
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $290

Institutionalized population: 90

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 16
  • Thefts: 16
  • Auto thefts: 3

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 3
  • Thefts: 10
  • Auto thefts: 1
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Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $656 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $431 (0.9%)

Owsley County household income distribution in 2009 Owsley County home values distribution Owsley County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 37.7%
(36.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Black residents, 100.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 37.6%
Owsley County:

37.6%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(36.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.5% for Black residents, 89.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 24 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Owsley County is $374 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $537 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sturgeon, Cowcreek, Booneville.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Owsley County: Christian Assembly Campground (A), Snider Switch Station (B), Western Rockcastle Volunteer Fire Department (C), Pongo Volunteer Fire Department (D), Brindle Ridge Fire Department (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Owsley County include: Fairview Church (A), Corinth Church (B), Climax Church (C), Clear Creek Church (D), Chestnut Ridge Church (E), Calloway Church (F), Buckeye Church (G), Brindle Ridge Baptist Church (H), Bible Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Phelps Cemetery (1), Merritt Cemetery (2), McKinney Cemetery (3), Lover Cemetery (4), Johnetta Cemetery (5), Rimmel Cemetery (6), Brock Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Swamps: The Boils (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dorman Creek (A), Browne Fork (B), Calloway Branch (C), Clay Lick Branch (D), Clear Creek (E), Cove Branch (F), Crooked Creek (G), Davis Branch (H), Eagle Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dade County, Missouri , Daviess County , San Francisco County, California , Madison County, Missouri , Bedford city, Virginia , Roanoke city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

10.6%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 154
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 49.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 5 (0% naturalized citizens)

Owsley County:

0.1%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 5
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 0

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 56.1%

Owsley County marital status for males Owsley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 1,464
  • One, attached: 17
  • 3 or 4: 63
  • 5 to 9: 51
  • Mobile homes: 630
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22

Housing units in Owsley County with a mortgage: 310 (51 second mortgage, 15 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 306

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Owsley County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant93911
Mainline Protestant6055
Catholic371
None3,174-
Owsley County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Owsley County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Owsley County:

4.35 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

2.17 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Owsley County:

11.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Owsley County:

30.1%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

25.4%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Owsley County:

Average size of farms: 145 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,531
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $453.09
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 16.92%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,089
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.38%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,314
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.75%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 4.03
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.90%
Corn for grain: 133 harvested acres
Vegetables: 12 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Owsley County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 3923663.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Owsley County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 56.4 miles away from Owsley County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.4 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 239.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 112.7 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 226.9 miles away from Owsley County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 247.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, And Flooding, Incident Period: April 22, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1976): May 4, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 3, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1841): May 29, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1841, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 5, 2009, Emergency Declared (EM-3302): January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1818): February 5, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • KentuckyHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1523): June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 14, 2003 to June 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1475): July 2, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1475, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1471): June 3, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1471, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1454): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1454, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2002 to May 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1414): May 7, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1414, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 15 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Owsley County (25) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 22
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 16, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 10, Winter Storms: 5, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Information (4%)
  • Educational services (30%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Information (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (26%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (100%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Owsley County (%):

  • United States or American (61%)
  • English (14%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Swiss (1%)

Owsley County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 962 (72%)
  • Carpooled: 278 (21%)
  • Walked: 29 (2%)
  • Other means: 18 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 52 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

94 people in nursing homes
2 people in other nonhousehold living situations
90 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $32,601.

5.83% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($23,292 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.83%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.77% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($18,125 average AGI)
1.05% relocated from other states ($5,167 average AGI)
Owsley County:

1.05%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Lee County, KY  1.29% ($31,000 average AGI)
from Breathitt County, KY  0.81% ($23,900)


4.43% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,296 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.43%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.53% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($26,926 average AGI)
0.90% relocated to other states ($2,370 average AGI)
Owsley County:

0.90%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Owsley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 16.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Owsley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 2.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Owsley County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Owsley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Owsley County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 1,095 (745 aged, 350 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 136 (14%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Owsley County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (135)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (104)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (81)
  • Congestive heart failure (72)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (46)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (39)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (36)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (26)
  • Unspecified dementia (23)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (20)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 25%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1285.290
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1496
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 21.07

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18.5
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 21.07

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 4,665
  • In family households: 3,956 (898 male householders, 395 female householders)
    896 spouses, 1,245 children (1,148 natural, 31 adopted, 66 stepchildren), 196 grandchildren, 45 brothers or sisters, 49 parents, 72 other relatives, 132 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 709 (320 male householders (270 living alone)), 301 female householders (273 living alone)), 88 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 90 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 567 2-persons, 339 3-persons, 240 4-persons, 85 5-persons, 31 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 543 1-person, 70 2-persons, 6 3-persons, 2 4-persons.

756 married couples with children.
296 single-parent households (59 men, 237 women).

99.0% of residents of Owsley County speak English at home.
0.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $50,025,000 ($10534 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $273,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,522,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $10,507,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $79,000
Federal grants: $20,806,000
Federal procurement contracts: $232,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $880,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $440,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $77,000
Federal Government insurance: $889,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 299
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 358
Here:

75 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -2
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -45
Here -9 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Owsley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.31 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.2
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 35
  • 2000 to 2004: 213
  • 1990 to 1999: 342
  • 1980 to 1989: 325
  • 1970 to 1979: 452
  • 1960 to 1969: 198
  • 1950 to 1959: 189
  • 1940 to 1949: 92
  • 1939 or earlier: 246
Rooms in houses/apartments in Owsley County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 14
  • 3 rooms: 100
  • 4 rooms: 320
  • 5 rooms: 420
  • 6 rooms: 291
  • 7 rooms: 194
  • 8 rooms: 47
  • 9+ rooms: 92
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 63
  • 4 rooms: 153
  • 5 rooms: 99
  • 6 rooms: 52
  • 7 rooms: 7
  • 8 rooms: 22
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Owsley County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 57
  • 2 bedrooms: 476
  • 3 bedrooms: 744
  • 4 bedrooms: 141
  • 5+ bedrooms: 54
  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 88
  • 2 bedrooms: 179
  • 3 bedrooms: 108
  • 4 bedrooms: 34
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Owsley County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 160
  • 1 vehicle: 504
  • 2 vehicles: 575
  • 3 vehicles: 176
  • 4 vehicles: 41
  • 5+ vehicles: 29
  • no vehicle: 121
  • 1 vehicle: 204
  • 2 vehicles: 75
  • 3 vehicles: 9
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

71% of Owsley County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Kentucky.

Owsley County:

70.9%
State average:

56.6%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 4257
  • Northeast: 24
  • Midwest: 431
  • South: 116
  • West: 19

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $20,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 10%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Owsley County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (50.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (26.4%)
  • Wood (9.7%)
  • Coal or coke (7.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.2%)
  • Utility gas (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (1.3%)
  • Electricity (48.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22.0%)
  • Wood (12.0%)
  • Coal or coke (9.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.4%)
  • Utility gas (3.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 27
Here:

4.7%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 46
Here:

16.0%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 9
Here:

6.8%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Owsley County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $61,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $429,000
    Corrections - Other: $150,000
    Central Staff Services: $143,000
    General - Other: $132,000
    Police Protection: $80,000
    Financial Administration: $47,000
    General Public Buildings: $43,000
    Health Services - Other: $26,000
    Solid Waste Management: $21,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $15,000
    Fire Protection: $4,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $89,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $55,000
    General Public Building: $8,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $435,000

Owsley County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $19,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $75,000
    Interest Earnings: $55,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $597,000
    All Other: $280,000
  • Tax - Property: $157,000
    NEC: $148,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $27,000
    Public Utilities: $2,000

Owsley County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Industrial Revenue: $750,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $600,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $600,000
    Industrial Revenue: $585,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $165,000

Owsley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $500,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $585,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 950
  • Number of aged recipients: 68
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 882
  • Number of recipients under 18: 76
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 645
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 229
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 291
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 435
Owsley County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Owsley County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Owsley County on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"