Boyle County, Kentucky

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Boyle County, Kentucky
Boyle county courthouse.jpg
Boyle County Courthouse in Danville, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Boyle County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1842
Named for John Boyle
Seat Danville
Largest city Danville
Area
 • Total 182.99 sq mi (474 km2)
 • Land 181.90 sq mi (471 km2)
 • Water 1.09 sq mi (3 km2), 0.6
Population
 • (2010) 28,432
 • Density 152/sq mi (59/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.boyleky.com

Boyle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,432.1 Its county seat is Danville.2 The county was formed in 1842 and named for John Boyle (1774–1835), a U.S. Representative, chief justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals and later federal judge for the District of Kentucky.3

Boyle County is part of the Danville micropolitan area.

History

In 1820, a portion of Casey County, now south of KY Route 300, was annexed to Mercer County. This became part of Boyle County when 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.

A courthouse fire in 1860 resulted in the loss of some county records.4

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

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 182.99 square miles (473.9 km2), of which 181.90 square miles (471.1 km2) (or 99.40%) is land and 1.09 square miles (2.8 km2) (or 0.60%) is water.5

Adjacent counties

Cities and towns

Highways

Demographics

Historical population
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%
2010 28,432 2.7%
Est. 2012 28,658 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census6
2012 Estimate7

As of the census8 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/Executive9
  • 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 Treasurer
  • Mary Conley
County Coroner
  • James Ramey
Sheriff
  • Marty Elliot
County Clerk
  • Trillie Bottom
Property Valuation Administrator
  • Eddie Tamme
District Court Judge10
  • Jeff Dotson
Circuit Court Judge
  • Darren W Peckler
Family Court Judge
  • Bruce Petrie
Circuit Clerk
  • Joni Terry
Jailer
  • Barry Harmon

Education

Centre College
Public schools

Boyle County Schools is the school district that serves all of Boyle County except Danville with three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Danville Schools is the school district that serves the city of Danville with three elementary schools, one middle school, and one high school. Kentucky School for the Deaf provides education to Kentucky's deaf and hard-of-hearing children from elementary through high school

Private schools

Two private schools operate in Boyle County: Danville Christian Academy and Danville Montessori School.

Colleges and universities

Centre College, a nationally-recognized liberal arts college is located in Danville. Four other colleges and universities have campuses in Boyle County: Bluegrass Community and Technical College, Eastern Kentucky University, Midway College, and National College.

See also

References

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Boyle County". Kyenc.org. Retrieved April 17, 2013. 
  4. ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). "Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research". Ancestry Publishing. p. 199. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Find a County: Boyle County, KY". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2010-09-29. 
  10. ^ "Kentucky Court of Justice Addresses". Kentucky Court of Justice. Retrieved 2009-05-25. 

External links

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








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