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Powell County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2019: 12,355 (33% urban, 67% rural); it was 13,237 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,004
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,485
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,734
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,345 (it was 1,310 in 2000)
% of renters here:

26%
State:

31%

Land area: 180 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 69 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Powell County: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (21.5%), Manufacturing (20.0%), Construction (11.1%), Retail trade (11.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Powell County, KY (2019)
    • 11,78295.7%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2121.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1571.3%Two or more races
    • 820.7%Asian alone
    • 440.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 320.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 80.06%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

38.9 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years
Males: 6,052  (49.0%)
Females: 6,303  (51.0%)
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Average household size:
Powell County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $38,732 ($25,515 in 1999)
This county:

$38,732
Kentucky:

$52,295

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $541 (lower quartile is $317, upper quartile is $660)
This county:

$541
State:

$618


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $96,615 (it was $53,800 in 2000)
Powell:

$96,615
Kentucky:

$151,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,484 - $176,644
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $893
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $316

Institutionalized population: 185

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 24
  • Thefts: 47
  • Auto thefts: 2

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: 26
  • Thefts: 38
  • Auto thefts: 0
Powell County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $204,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Powell, KY residents
Average permit cost in Powell, KY
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $735 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $460 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Powell, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Powell, KY in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Powell, KY in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 20.1%
Powell County:

20.1%
Kentucky:

16.3%
(19.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 65.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.3% for American Indian residents, 83.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 11.5% for other race residents, 7.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 38.9 years old
(Males: 38.7 years old, Females: 39.5 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 39.5 years old, Black residents: 29.7 years old, American Indian residents: 77.8 years old, Asian residents: 31.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 11.4 years old, Other race residents: 34.4 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Powell County is $411 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $602 a month.

Cities in this county include: Stanton, Clay City.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Powell County: Ellis-Smeathere Ferry (A), Shorts Station (B), Haynes Station (C), Windridge Country Club (D), Owensboro Speedway (E), Moose Lake View Country Club (F), Fair Forest Camp (G), Daviess County Fire Department Yelvington (H), Daviess County Fire Department Thruston Philpot 1 (I), Daviess County Fire Department Masonville 2 (J), Daviess County Fire Department Sorgho (K), Daviess County Fire Department Mosleyville (L), Mount Saint Joseph Conference and Retreat Center (M), Daviess County Fire Department Airport Station (N), Daviess County Fire Department East Station (O), Daviess County Fire Department Utica (P), Daviess County Fire Department Saint Joseph (Q), Daviess County Fire Department Knottsville (R), Daviess County Fire Department Thruston Philpot 2 (S), Daviess County Fire Department Stanley (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Powell County include: Friendly Grove Church (A), Friendship Church (B), Glenville Church (C), Greenbrier Church (D), Hopewell Church (E), Karns Grove Church (F), Little Flock Church (G), Macedonia Church (H), Mount Pleasant Cumberland Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: McCain Cemetery (1), Travis Cemetery (2), Bryant Cemetery (3), Webber Cemetery (4), Pleasant Valley Cemetery (5), White Chapel Memorial Gardens (6), Cates Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Miller Lake (A), Carpenters Lake (B), Kingfisher Lakes (C), Fish and Game Farm Lake (D), Windy Hollow Lakes (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blackford Creek (A), Delaware Creek (B), Yellow Creek (C), Crooked Creek (D), Crane Pond Slough (E), VanBuren Creek (F), Cowhide Slough (G), Twomile Creek (H), Cash Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Caroline County, Virginia , Raleigh County, West Virginia , Johnson County , Powhatan County, Virginia , Stanton County, Kansas , Washington County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.7%
Kentucky:

5.1%

Unemployment by year in Powell, KY
County total employment by year in Powell, KY
County average yearly wages by year in Powell, KY

Current college students: 196
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 209 (55.2% naturalized citizens)

Powell County:

1.7%
Whole state:

4.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 772010 or later
  • 1212000 to 2009
  • 71990 to 1999
  • 71980 to 1989
  • 101970 to 1979
  • 9Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.2%

Powell County marital status for males Powell County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,806
  • One, attached: 32
  • Two: 212
  • 3 or 4: 79
  • 5 to 9: 300
  • 10 to 19: 34
  • 20 to 49: 16
  • 50 or more: 6
  • Mobile homes: 1,199
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 15

Housing units in Powell County with a mortgage: 1,754 (20 second mortgage, 56 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,559

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

56.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Powell County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,95124
Mainline Protestant4794
Other2001
Catholic781
None7,905-
Powell 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
Powell County:

1.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Powell County:

10.14 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Powell County:

12.5%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Powell County:

34.2%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.0%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Powell County:

Average size of farms: 157 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,394
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $165.39
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.81%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,084
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.70%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,442
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.47%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.70
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.32%
Corn for grain: 111 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 4031 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Powell County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 686417.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 32 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 1/3/2000, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 18 people and caused $64 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Powell County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 54% greater 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 25.6 miles away from Powell 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 20.9 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) earthquake occurred 223.4 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 179.1 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 323.0 miles away from Powell County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 223.4 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 3, 2020 - February 29, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4540-KY: April 24, 2020, FEMA Id: 4540, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4497, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 6, 2019 - March 10, 2019, FEMA Id: 4428, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 9, 2018 - February 14, 2018, FEMA Id: 4358, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 09, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4218: May 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4218, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Snowstorms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4216: April 30, 2015, FEMA Id: 4216, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to June 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1912: May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: 1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 05, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3302: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: January 26, 2009 to February 13, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1818: February 05, 2009, FEMA Id: 1818, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 12 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Powell County (22) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 12, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 7, Landslides: 5, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Powell

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,439 (80.4%)
  • Carpooled: 348 (11.5%)
  • Bus: 8 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 27 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 28 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 79 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 104 (3.4%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Construction (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Construction (6%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (23%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Community and social service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Egypt (31%)
  • Thailand (18%)
  • Mexico (15%)
  • India (12%)
  • Guatemala (12%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (9%)
  • France (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Powell County


  • American (35%)
  • English (20%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (4%)
  • European (4%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Powell County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 72 people in nursing homes
  • 25 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Powell County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 109 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 76 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 2 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,206.

5.86% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,256 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
Kentucky average:

6.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.13% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($27,496 average AGI)
0.74% relocated from other states ($4,761 average AGI)
Powell County:

0.74%
Kentucky average:

2.65%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Montgomery County, KY  1.16% ($28,915 average AGI)
from Clark County, KY  1.08% ($30,000)
from Fayette County, KY  0.52% ($51,333)


5.52% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,960 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.52%
Kentucky average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.52% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($29,960 average AGI)
1.06% relocated to other states ($8,049 average AGI)
Powell County:

1.06%
Kentucky average:

2.75%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Clark County, KY  1.39% ($27,536 average AGI)
to Montgomery County, KY  1.31% ($27,774)
to Fayette County, KY  0.67% ($38,074)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Powell County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Powell County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Powell County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Powell County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Powell County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Powell County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Powell County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Powell County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Powell County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,461 (1,560 aged, 901 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 506 (16%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Powell County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (367)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (279)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (74)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (15)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (12)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (11)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (10)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,483
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 964
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 7

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 31
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 73

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

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

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,355
  • Male householders: 2,105 (493 living alone), Female householders: 2,704 (706 living alone)
  • 2,482 spouses (2,430 opposite-sex spouses), 266 unmarried partners, (239 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,227 children (2,918 natural, 18 adopted, 287 stepchildren), 774 grandchildren, 20 brothers or sisters, 42 parents, 90 foster children, 255 other relatives, 134 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 270

Size of family households: 1,385 2-persons, 959 3-persons, 680 4-persons, 339 5-persons, 43 6-persons, 31 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,201 1-person, 90 2-persons, 45 4-persons.

1,447 married couples with children.
661 single-parent households (66 men, 595 women).

98.0% of residents of Powell speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (12% speak English very well, 66% speak English well, 22% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (94% speak English very well, 6% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (52% speak English very well, 48% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $62,124,000 ($4,563 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $683,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $29,500,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $9,901,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $587,000
Federal grants: $19,567,000
Federal procurement contracts: $486,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,083,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $950,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,336,000
Federal Government insurance: $5,868,000

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

Births: 974
Here:

71 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 666
Here:

49 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: +172
Here:

+13 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Powell County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.12 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Powell County, Kentucky
  • Year house built in Powell County, Kentucky
  • 1642014 or later
  • 732010 to 2013
  • 9302000 to 2009
  • 8611990 to 1999
  • 9451980 to 1989
  • 1,1971970 to 1979
  • 7441960 to 1969
  • 3781950 to 1959
  • 991940 to 1949
  • 3001939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Powell County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Powell County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Powell County, Kentucky
  • 91 room
  • 222 rooms
  • 303 rooms
  • 2554 rooms
  • 9625 rooms
  • 8186 rooms
  • 5847 rooms
  • 3788 rooms
  • 2309+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Powell County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Powell County, Kentucky
  • 611 room
  • 512 rooms
  • 3043 rooms
  • 3164 rooms
  • 3395 rooms
  • 1946 rooms
  • 1467 rooms
  • 458 rooms
  • 519+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Powell County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Powell County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Powell County, Kentucky
  • 8no bedroom
  • 621 bedroom
  • 5042 bedrooms
  • 2,1493 bedrooms
  • 4504 bedrooms
  • 1195+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Powell County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Powell County, Kentucky
  • 60no bedroom
  • 2311 bedroom
  • 5142 bedrooms
  • 5023 bedrooms
  • 1504 bedrooms
  • 435+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Powell County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Powell County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Powell County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 198no vehicle
  • 8301 vehicle
  • 1,1122 vehicles
  • 8543 vehicles
  • 1874 vehicles
  • 1415+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Powell County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Powell County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 252no vehicle
  • 6681 vehicle
  • 4632 vehicles
  • 1193 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

84.0% of Powell County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 89% lived in Kentucky.

Powell County:

84.0%
State average:

84.9%

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

  • This state: 10,133
  • Other state: 1,912
  • Northeast: 183
  • Midwest: 968
  • South: 738
  • West: 27
Year householders moved into unit in Powell County, KY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Powell County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 51.1%Electricity
  • 28.4%Utility gas
  • 11.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 9.1%Wood
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 54.0%Electricity
  • 29.4%Utility gas
  • 10.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.2%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 98
Here:

7.5%
Kentucky:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 114
Here:

17.0%
Kentucky:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 42
Here:

9.6%
Kentucky:

17.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Powell County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $738,000
  • Charges - Other: $977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $117,000
    Hospital Public: $39,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $304,000
    General - Other: $62,000
    Regular Highways: $37,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,252,000
    Health - Other: $1,976,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,792,000
    Regular Highways: $578,000
    Central Staff Services: $558,000
    Police Protection: $421,000
    Solid Waste Management: $277,000
    General Public Buildings: $137,000
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000
    Financial Administration: $102,000
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $804,000
    Health and Hospitals: $268,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $300,000
    Highways: $21,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $259,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $143,000
    Health - Other: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,930,000
    Highways: $949,000
    Health and Hospitals: $134,000
    General Local Government Support: $41,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,064,000
    Property: $556,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $461,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $163,000
    Corporation License: $25,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,350,000

Powell County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $738,000
  • Charges - Other: $977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $117,000
    Hospital Public: $39,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $304,000
    General - Other: $62,000
    Regular Highways: $37,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,252,000
    Health - Other: $1,976,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,792,000
    Regular Highways: $578,000
    Central Staff Services: $558,000
    Police Protection: $421,000
    Solid Waste Management: $277,000
    General Public Buildings: $137,000
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000
    Financial Administration: $102,000
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $804,000
    Health and Hospitals: $268,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $300,000
    Highways: $21,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $259,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $143,000
    Health - Other: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,930,000
    Highways: $949,000
    Health and Hospitals: $134,000
    General Local Government Support: $41,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,064,000
    Property: $556,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $461,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $163,000
    Corporation License: $25,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,350,000

Powell County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $738,000
  • Charges - Other: $977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $117,000
    Hospital Public: $39,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $304,000
    General - Other: $62,000
    Regular Highways: $37,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,252,000
    Health - Other: $1,976,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,792,000
    Regular Highways: $578,000
    Central Staff Services: $558,000
    Police Protection: $421,000
    Solid Waste Management: $277,000
    General Public Buildings: $137,000
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000
    Financial Administration: $102,000
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $804,000
    Health and Hospitals: $268,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $300,000
    Highways: $21,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $259,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $143,000
    Health - Other: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,930,000
    Highways: $949,000
    Health and Hospitals: $134,000
    General Local Government Support: $41,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,064,000
    Property: $556,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $461,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $163,000
    Corporation License: $25,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,350,000

Powell County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $738,000
  • Charges - Other: $977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $117,000
    Hospital Public: $39,000
  • Construction - Correctional Institutions: $452,000
    Parks and Recreation: $304,000
    General - Other: $62,000
    Regular Highways: $37,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,252,000
    Health - Other: $1,976,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,792,000
    Regular Highways: $578,000
    Central Staff Services: $558,000
    Police Protection: $421,000
    Solid Waste Management: $277,000
    General Public Buildings: $137,000
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000
    Financial Administration: $102,000
    Local Fire Protection: $68,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $63,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $22,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Air Transportation: $6,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $804,000
    Health and Hospitals: $268,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $300,000
    Highways: $21,000
    Other: $17,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $259,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $10,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $143,000
    Health - Other: $25,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,207,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,930,000
    Highways: $949,000
    Health and Hospitals: $134,000
    General Local Government Support: $41,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,064,000
    Property: $556,000
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $461,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $163,000
    Corporation License: $25,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $24,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,350,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,111
  • Number of aged recipients: 53
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,058
  • Number of recipients under 18: 141
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 779
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 191
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 388
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 495
Most common first names in Powell County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7970.3 years
John7477.0 years
William5872.9 years
Mary4977.4 years
Robert4269.6 years
George4273.5 years
Charles4067.3 years
Anna2276.1 years
Floyd1973.1 years
Elizabeth1873.6 years
Most common last names in Powell County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hall7772.6 years
Rogers6373.2 years
Smith5071.0 years
Townsend4870.1 years
Baker4272.9 years
Martin4176.6 years
Spencer3375.1 years
Morton3177.3 years
Brewer3075.8 years
Hatton3074.3 years
Businesses in Powell County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen2Subway2
H&R Block1True Value2
Hardee's1U-Haul2
Kroger1UPS2

Powell County on our top lists:

  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"