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Powell County, Kentucky

Powell County, Kentucky
Powell County courthouse in Stanton
Map of Kentucky highlighting Powell County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1852
Named for Lazarus W. Powell
Seat Stanton
Largest city Stanton
 • Total 180 sq mi (466 km2)
 • Land 179 sq mi (464 km2)
 • Water 1.1 sq mi (3 km2), 0.6%
 • (2010) 12,613
 • Density 70/sq mi (27/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Powell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,613.[1] Its county seat is Stanton.[2] The county was formed January 7, 1852, by Kentucky Governor Lazarus W. Powell.[3] It is a prohibition or dry county.

Powell County is home to

  • The Kentucky Highlands Project
  • Powell County School District
  • Powell County Ministerial Association
  • Powell County Tourism

External links

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 36. 
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder".  


See also


The median income for a household in the county was $25,515, and the median income for a family was $30,483. Males had a median income of $26,962 versus $18,810 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,060. About 18.90% of families and 23.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.00% of those under age 18 and 20.00% of those age 65 or over.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

There were 5,044 households out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 12.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 21.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.02.

As of the census[10] of 2000, there were 13,237 people, 5,044 households, and 3,783 families residing in the county. The population density was 74 per square mile (29/km2). There were 5,526 housing units at an average density of 31 per square mile (12/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.56% White, 0.62% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.


  • All the county offices are housed in the Powell County Court House located at 525 Washington St in Stanton.
  • Powell County Sheriffs Office is currently operated by Danny Rogers.
  • Darlene Drake represents the Powell County Circuit Clerks Office.
  • The Powell County Property Valuation Administration (PVA) is represented by Dustin Billings.
  • The County Clerks Office is represented by Rhonda Allen Barnett.
  • Powell County attorney's office is represented by Robert Graham King and Assistant County Attorney Richard Fain.
  • The current county judge-executive is James Anderson, replacing the late James "Jim" Potts, who died two months into his term.


National protected area

Adjacent counties

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 180 square miles (470 km2), of which 179 square miles (460 km2) is land and 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) (0.6%) is water.[4]


  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • National protected area 1.2
  • Government 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


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