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Daviess County Public Schools, Kentucky

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Daviess County Public Schools is a school district in Kentucky that served 11,426 students during the 2011-2012 school year. This district is the ninth-largest by enrollment in the state of Kentucky.[1]

About the district

Daviess County Public Schools is located in Daviess County, Kentucky.

Daviess County Public Schools is located in Daviess County, Kentucky. The county seat is Owensboro. Daviess County is home to 98,218 residents, according to the United States Census Bureau.[2]


Daviess County underperformed compared to the rest of Kentucky in terms of higher education achievement in 2012. The United States Census Bureau found that 19.0 percent of Daviess County residents aged 25 years and older had attained a bachelor's degree compared to 21.0 percent for Kentucky as a whole. The median household income for Daviess County was $45,507 compared to $42,610 for the state of Kentucky. The percentage of people below poverty level for Daviess County was 14.9 percent while it was 18.6 percent for the state of Kentucky.[2]

Racial Demographics, 2013[2]
Race Daviess County (%) Kentucky (%)
White 92.1 88.5
Black or African American 4.9 8.2
American Indian and Alaska Native 0.2 0.3
Asian 0.8 1.3
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1 0.1
Two or more race 1.9 1.7
Hispanic or Latino 2.7 3.3

Party registration, Daviess County, 2014[3]
Party Number of registered voters
Democratic 41,153
Republican 23,181
Independent 1,057
Libertarian 89
Green 13
Constitution 4
Other 3,836
Total 69,333

Note: The United States Census Bureau considers "Hispanic or Latino" to be a place of origin, not a race. Therefore, the Census allows citizens to report both their race and that they are from a "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin simultaneously. As a result, the percentages in each column of the racial demographics table will exceed 100 percent. Each column will add up to 100 percent after removing the "Hispanic or Latino" place of origin percentages, although rounding by the Census Bureau may make the total one or two tenths off from being exactly 100 percent.[4] This Ballotpedia page provides a more detailed explanation of how the Census Bureau handles race and ethnicity in its surveys.


The table below displays the budget for Daviess County Public Schools:[5][6]

Expenditures by Category
School Year Staff Expenses Student Services Operational Expenses Debt Service Other Budget Total
Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget Total % of Budget
2011-2012 $67,710,127 77.3% $10,873,480 12.4% $7,083,643 8.1% $0 0% $1,958,358 2.2% $87,625,608
2012-2013 $66,913,521 77.5% $10,373,936 12% $7,113,019 8.2% $0 0% $1,994,997 2.3% $86,395,473
2013-2014 $60,449,049 60.8% $10,844,311 10.9% $27,916,622 28.1% $0 0% $270,000 0.3% $99,479,982
Averages: $65,024,232.33 71% $10,697,242.33 12% $14,037,761.33 15% $0 0% $1,407,785 2% $91,167,021

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