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County: Owsley County

State: Kentucky

FIPS Code: 21189

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Amenity Characteristics Forest Land

Recreational County: No Land Area (Acres): 126,786

Retirement County: No Percent Land in NF: 13.1%

Amenity Level: Medium Acreage in NF: 16,570

Percent Seasonal Housing: 2.2 Total Forest Acreage: 99,890

Total Housing Units: 2,328

Topography: High Hills

Metro Status: Nonmetro: Not adjacent to metro or micro with no town

Metro Category: Nonmetro not adjacent

Economic Type: Nonspecialized

Policy Type: Population Loss, Persistent Poverty, Low Employment, Low Education, Housing

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Population and Demographic Change

Total Pop Pop Chg Net Mig Nat Inc

1990: 5,036 -11.8% -14.7% 2.9%

2000: 4,858 -3.5% -3.6% 0.0%

2010: 4,755 -2.1% 1.1% -3.2%

2013: 4,654 -2.6% -1.9% -0.7%

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Demographic Characteristics (2010 Census)

Pop 25+ with BS or more: 4.6% Age: Count Percent

Median Family Income: $24,516 0-to-19: 1,166 24.5%

Persons in Poverty: 41.2% 20-to-44: 1,411 29.7%

Children in Poverty 43.0% 45-to-64: 1,381 29.0%

Median Age: 42.2 65-plus: 797 16.8%

Percent Minority: 2.0%

Race: Count Percent % Chg

White: 4,659 98.0% -2.8%

Black: 13 0.3% 160.2%

Hispanic: 39 0.8% 11.4%

Asian: 2 0.0% 0.1%

Native: 12 0.3% 200.0%

Other: 3 0.1%

Multi: 27 0.6%
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