Boyle County
Boyle County Courthouse in Danville
Map of Kentucky highlighting Boyle County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°37′N 84°52′W / 37.62°N 84.87°W / 37.62; -84.87
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1842
Named forJohn Boyle
SeatDanville
Largest cityDanville
Area
 • Total183 sq mi (470 km2)
 • Land180 sq mi (500 km2)
 • Water2.5 sq mi (6 km2)  1.4%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total30,614
 • Estimate 
(2021)
30,747 Increase
 • Density158/sq mi (61/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.boyleky.com

Boyle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 30,614.[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] and is part of the Danville, KY Micropolitan Statistical 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.

Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States John Marshall Harlan, a supporter of civil rights and the sole dissenter in the Civil Rights Cases and Plessy v. Ferguson, was born in Boyle County in 1833.

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 United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 183 square miles (470 km2), of which 180 square miles (470 km2) is land and 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2) (1.4%) is water.[5]

Adjacent counties

Major highways

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18509,116
18609,3042.1%
18709,5152.3%
188011,93025.4%
189012,9488.5%
190013,8176.7%
191014,6686.2%
192014,9982.2%
193016,2828.6%
194017,0754.9%
195020,53220.2%
196021,2573.5%
197021,090−0.8%
198025,06618.9%
199025,6412.3%
200027,6978.0%
201028,4322.7%
202030,6147.7%
2021 (est.)30,747[6]0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2020[1]

As of the census[11] 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.

Politics

United States presidential election results for Boyle County, Kentucky[12]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 8,872 61.28% 5,298 36.59% 308 2.13%
2016 8,040 62.10% 4,281 33.07% 625 4.83%
2012 7,703 62.26% 4,471 36.14% 199 1.61%
2008 7,701 60.95% 4,769 37.74% 165 1.31%
2004 7,764 62.16% 4,646 37.20% 80 0.64%
2000 6,126 59.33% 3,963 38.38% 237 2.30%
1996 4,157 47.34% 3,877 44.15% 748 8.52%
1992 4,019 43.32% 3,894 41.97% 1,365 14.71%
1988 4,746 56.81% 3,575 42.79% 33 0.40%
1984 5,675 62.53% 3,378 37.22% 23 0.25%
1980 3,848 44.88% 4,429 51.66% 297 3.46%
1976 3,511 45.58% 4,095 53.16% 97 1.26%
1972 4,317 63.66% 2,395 35.32% 69 1.02%
1968 2,715 40.29% 2,663 39.52% 1,360 20.18%
1964 1,972 28.33% 4,976 71.47% 14 0.20%
1960 3,624 52.28% 3,308 47.72% 0 0.00%
1956 3,427 49.81% 3,436 49.94% 17 0.25%
1952 2,969 43.90% 3,771 55.76% 23 0.34%
1948 1,897 34.89% 3,338 61.39% 202 3.72%
1944 2,195 38.38% 3,490 61.02% 34 0.59%
1940 2,257 35.55% 4,081 64.28% 11 0.17%
1936 2,431 36.80% 4,148 62.79% 27 0.41%
1932 2,208 32.90% 4,473 66.65% 30 0.45%
1928 3,517 54.01% 2,992 45.95% 3 0.05%
1924 2,673 43.00% 3,197 51.42% 347 5.58%
1920 3,205 43.65% 4,099 55.83% 38 0.52%
1916 1,494 41.83% 2,052 57.45% 26 0.73%
1912 701 21.59% 1,798 55.37% 748 23.04%


Government

County Judge/Executive[13]
  • Howard P. Hunt III[14]
County Magistrates
County Attorney
  • Christopher K. Heron[15]
County Treasurer
County Coroner
  • Don Hamner
Sheriff
County Clerk
Property Valuation Administrator
District Court Judge[20]
Circuit Court Judge
  • Darren W Peckler[21]
Family Court Judge
Circuit Clerk
  • Courtney Shewmaker[21]
Jailer

Education

Centre College
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:

Communities

See also

References

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  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  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. ISBN 9780916489496. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Counties: April 1, 2020 to July 1, 2021". Retrieved July 13, 2022.
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 12, 2014.
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  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  12. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved June 29, 2018.
  13. ^ "Find a County: Boyle County, KY". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on August 4, 2010. Retrieved September 29, 2010.
  14. ^ a b c d e f g "Fiscal Court, Who & What is it? – (859) 238-1100 – Boyle County Kentucky".
  15. ^ "Boyle County Attorney – (859) 238-1121 – Boyle County Kentucky".
  16. ^ "K.A.C.T.F.O. | Boyle County".
  17. ^ "Sheriff's Office – (859) 238-1123 – Boyle County Kentucky".
  18. ^ "County Clerk – (859) 238-1110 – Boyle County Kentucky".
  19. ^ http://www.boylepva.com/
  20. ^ "Kentucky Court of Justice Addresses". Kentucky Court of Justice. Archived from the original on July 23, 2011. Retrieved May 25, 2009.
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  22. ^ "Detention Center – (859) 238-1127 – Boyle County Kentucky".

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