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Boyle County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Boyle County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Danville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

183 sq mi (474 km²)
182 sq mi (471 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.6
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

27,697
152/sq mi (59/km²)
Founded 1842
Named for John Boyle, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals (1810–1826)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Boyle county courthouse.jpg
Boyle County Courthouse in Danville, Kentucky
Website www.boyleky.com/

Boyle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1842. As of 2000, the population was 27,697. Its estimated population as of 2008 was 28,993.[1] Its county seat is Danville.[2] The county is named for John Boyle (1774-1835), Congressman, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, U.S. District Judge. The county is part of the Danville Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 183 square miles (474 km2), of which 182 square miles (471 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) is water.

Adjacent counties
Cities and towns
Highways

History

Boyle County was formed on February 15, 1842 from sections of Lincoln County and Mercer County. It is named for John Boyle, Congressman, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, and U.S. District Judge.

During the American Civil War, the Battle of Perryville took place here on October 8, 1862, fought between the Confederate Army of the Mississippi and the Union Army of the Ohio. 7407 men fell in the battle.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 9,116
1860 9,304 2.1%
1870 9,515 2.3%
1880 11,930 25.4%
1890 12,948 8.5%
1900 13,817 6.7%
1910 14,668 6.2%
1920 14,998 2.2%
1930 16,282 8.6%
1940 17,075 4.9%
1950 20,532 20.2%
1960 21,257 3.5%
1970 21,861 2.8%
1980 25,066 14.7%
1990 25,641 2.3%
2000 27,697 8.0%
Est. 2008 28,993 4.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21021.txt

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 27,697 people, 10,574 households, and 7,348 families residing in the county. The population density was 152 per square mile (59 /km2). There were 11,418 housing units at an average density of 63 per square mile (24 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 87.77% White, 9.68% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.44% of the population.

There were 10,574 households, of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.87.

By age, 22.70% of the population was under 18, 11.00% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% were 65 or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was US $35,241, and the median income for a family was $42,699. Males had a median income of $33,411 versus $23,635 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,288. About 9.10% of families and 11.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.

Government

County Judge/Executive[4]
  • Harold McKinney
County Magistrates
  • Mickey Harmon
  • Donnie Coffman
  • Phillip R. Sammons
  • Brent Woodrum
  • John C. Davis
  • John W. Hudson, Jr.
County Attorney
  • Richard Campbell Jr.
County Coroner
  • James Ramey
Sheriff
  • LeeRoy Hardin
County Clerk
  • Trillie Bottom
Property Valuation Administrator
  • Eddie Tamme
District Court Judge[5]
  • Jeff Dotson
Circuit Court Judge
  • Darren W Peckler
Family Court Judge
  • Bruce Petrie
Circuit Clerk
  • Joni Terry
Jailer
  • Barry Harmon

Education

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Public Schools

Boyle County is served by two school districts:

Boyle County School District serves areas of Danville and the remainder of Boyle County.[6]

  • Junction City Elementary (315 students)
  • Perryville Elementary (259 students)
  • Woodlawn Elementary (570 students)
  • Boyle County Middle School (704 students)
  • Boyle County High School (862 students)

Danville Schools serves the city of Danville.[7]

  • Mary G. Hogsett Elementary (279 students)
  • Jennie Rogers Elementary (264 students)
  • Edna L. Toliver Elementary (262 students)
  • Bate Middle School (414 students)
  • Danville High School (551 students)

Kentucky School for the Deaf

Private Schools

Colleges and Universities

References

External links

Coordinates: 37°37′N 84°52′W / 37.62°N 84.87°W / 37.62; -84.87


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Boyle County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Boyle County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1842
Seat Danville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.6
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

27697
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.danvilleboylechamber.com
Named for: John Boyle, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals (1810–1826)

Boyle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1842. As of 2000, the population was 27,697, with recent estimates of 2006 placing the county's population at 28,444. Its county seat is Danville6. The county is named for John Boyle (1774-1835), Congressman, Chief Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals, U.S. District Judge.

Contents

Geography

Boyle County Courthouse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 474 km² (183 sq mi). 471 km² (182 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.60%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 27,697 people, 10,574 households, and 7,348 families residing in the county. The population density was 59/km² (152/sq mi). There were 11,418 housing units at an average density of 24/km² (63/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 87.77% White, 9.68% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.12% from two or more races. 1.44% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,574 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.70% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 11.00% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 23.70% from 45 to 64, and 14.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 98.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,241, and the median income for a family was $42,699. Males had a median income of $33,411 versus $23,635 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,288. About 9.10% of families and 11.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.80% of those under age 18 and 12.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Coordinates: 37°37′N 84°52′W / 37.62, -84.87

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