Owsley County is located in east central Kentucky. The County Seat is Booneville and the largest city is Booneville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.owsleycountykentucky.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 4,508 and the 2010 census population was 4,755. The land area is 197.41 square miles and there are 24.1 persons per square mile.
98.5% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 61.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $56,200, there are 1,721 households, an average of 2.70 persons per household. The per capita income is $13,611, the median household income is $19,986, and 37.7% of the persons in Owsley County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 317. Retail sales (in $1000) were $16,715, and sales per capita were $3,625.
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