Owsley County

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Owsley County, Kentucky

PO Box 500
Booneville, KY 41314
Phone: (606) 593-5735
Fax: (606) 593-5737
www.owsleycountykentucky.org

In southeast KY, southeast of Lexington; organized Jan 23, 1843 from Clay, Estill, and Breathitt counties. Name Origin: For William Owsley (1782-1862), judge of the KY Court of Appeals, and governor (1844-48)

Area (sq mi):: 198.09 (land 198.09; water 0.00) Population per square mile: 24.00
Population 2005: 4,746 State rank: 119 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.30%; 1990-2000 -3.50% Population 2000: 4,858 (White 98.50%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.10%. Median age: 38.20
Income 2000: per capita $10,742; median household $15,805; Population below poverty level: 45.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,638-$17,620
Unemployment (2004): 7.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 28.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 43.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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