Letcher County, Kentucky Population 2018

Letcher County, Kentucky's estimated population is 22,339 with a growth rate of -4.46% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Letcher County, Kentucky is the 52nd largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201722,339-1,043-4.46%
201623,3826332.78%
201622,749-306-1.33%
201523,055-311-1.33%
201423,366-182-0.77%
201323,548-472-1.97%
201224,020-363-1.49%
201124,383-159-0.65%
201024,542-2,458-9.10%
199027,000-3,687-12.01%
198030,6877,52232.47%
197023,165-6,937-23.04%
196030,102-9,420-23.83%
195039,522-1,070-2.64%
194040,5924,89013.70%
193035,70211,23545.92%
192024,46713,844130.32%
191010,6231,45115.82%
19009,1722,25232.54%
18906,9203194.83%
18806,6011,99343.25%
18704,60870418.03%
18603,9041,39255.41%
18502,5120.00%

Letcher County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White22,999
Two or More Races207
Black or African American72
Asian46
American Indian and Alaska Native42
Some Other Race16

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Letcher County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Letcher County, Kentucky Median Age

41.7


Total

40.4


Male

43.4


Female

Letcher County, Kentucky Adults

There are 18,285 adults, (3,905 of which are seniors) in Letcher County, Kentucky.

Letcher County, Kentucky Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

27.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Letcher County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

11,938

51.06%

Male

11,444

48.94%

Letcher County, Kentucky Households and Families

Letcher County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Letcher County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male89.5%10.5%
Married82.8%17.2%
All73.8%26.2%
Non Family65.4%34.6%
Female54.7%45.3%

73.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Letcher County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,0172.3173.8
Married5,1682.7782.8
Non Family2,8401.1265.4
Female1,5632.8254.7
Male4462.7889.5

2.72

Average Family Size

2.31

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Letcher County, Kentucky Households

Letcher County, Kentucky Education

Letcher County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,79310.83%
9th to 12th Grade2,33714.11%
High School Graduate6,33038.23%
Some College2,68116.19%
Associates Degree1,5629.43%
Bachelors Degree1,0766.50%
Graduate Degree7784.70%

Letcher County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,31212,2391,820
Hispanic1035821
Multiple Races53538
Native American42427
Asian31194
Black2222
Other Race16114

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 25.00%.

Letcher County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$28,757$40,553$22,120
Less Than High School$22,120$25,675$10,995
High School Grad$26,211$41,830$21,238
Some College$26,910$40,455$21,222
Bachelors Degree$36,000$38,750$30,972
Graduate Degree$50,789$78,274$43,208

$28,757

Average Earnings

$40,553

Average Male

$22,120

Average Female

Letcher County, Kentucky Language

Letcher County, Kentucky Language by Age

Letcher County, Kentucky Language

99.01% of Letcher County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 0.99% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.73% of the population.

Letcher County, Kentucky Poverty

Letcher County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,6196,81830.14%
Native423583.33%
Black602033.33%
Hispanic1541610.39%
Multiple20141.99%

29.84%

Overall Poverty Rate

27.70%

Male Poverty Rate

31.88%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Letcher County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Letcher County, Kentucky is Native, with 83.33% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Letcher County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 1.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 37.35%.

Letcher County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School36.53%
High School23.29%
Some College22.39%
Bachelors or Greater10.66%

Letcher County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed54.96%
Male Unemployed46.05%
Female Employed14.32%
Male Employed7.42%

Letcher County, Kentucky Income

Letcher County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$29,181$40,445
Families$37,875$46,431
Married Families$45,315$
Non Families$16,007$23,170

Letcher County, Kentucky Marital Status

Letcher County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

56.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Letcher County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Letcher County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Letcher County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Letcher County, Kentucky Veterans

Letcher County, Kentucky Veterans by War

999

Number of Veterans

917

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam572
Korea97
First Gulf War95
Second Gulf War66
World War II27

Letcher County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74382
35 to 54213
75+208
55 to 64186
18 to 3410

Letcher County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White9895.49%
2 or More108.93%
Hispanic65.83%

Letcher County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

18.99%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.43%

Veteran Disability Rate

Letcher County, Kentucky Employment Status

Letcher County, Kentucky Employment by Age

44.5%

Labor Force Participation

38.7%

Employment Rate

12.9%

Unemployment Rate

Letcher County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Letcher County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Letcher County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Jenkins22342070-164-7.34%
Whitesburg21321974-158-7.41%
Fleming-Neon771717-54-7.00%
Blackey1201563630.00%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990