Owsley County , Kentucky

Owsley County: County in Kentucky, United States

Owsley County locator map
Location of Owsley County on Kentucky map.


Owsley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 4,755 and a population density of 9 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 4,331 inhabitants. Its county seat is Booneville. The county was created 178 years ago in 1843.

Owsley County Kentucky Courthouse image
Owsley County Kentucky Courthouse
Owsley County Kentucky Courthouse image


Owsley County is located at 37°25'9"N 83°40'59"W (37.4192000, -83.6831100). It has 5 neighbors: Breathitt County, Clay County, Jackson County, Lee County and Perry County.

Owsley County map

The largest city of Owsley County is Booneville with a population of 155. . See all Owsley County cities & populated places.

Owsley County Quick Facts

Population : 4,331 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Area : 513 km2
Water as percent of area : 0.4%
Land as percent of area : 99.6%
Named for : William Owsley
Altitude : 892 feet / 272 meters
Capital : Booneville
Establishment : January 01, 1843
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 16:06:11 (22nd October 2021)
Density : 8 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -9.79% (2010-2020)

Owsley County has 5 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Owsley County decreased by 9.79% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 4,755 - census
2011 4,806 1.06% estimation process
2012 4,681 -2.67% estimation process
2013 4,599 -1.78% estimation process
2014 4,502 -2.15% estimation process
2015 4,445 -1.28% estimation process
2016 4,472 0.6% estimation process
2017 4,402 -1.59% estimation process
2018 4,474 1.61% estimation process
2019 4,415 -1.34% estimation process
2020 4,331 -1.94% estimation process

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Owsley County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Owsley County.

City Name Population Title
Booneville 155 County seat in Kentucky

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