Powell County is located in east central Kentucky. The County Seat is Stanton and the largest city is Stanton. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.powellcounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 12,434 and the 2010 census population was 12,613. The land area is 178.98 square miles and there are 70.5 persons per square mile.
98.1% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 71% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $77,800, there are 4,730 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $15,174, the median household income is $26,839, and 31.7% of the persons in Powell County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,151. Retail sales (in $1000) were $94,985, and sales per capita were $6,967.
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