Letcher County, Kentucky Population 2018

Letcher County, Kentucky's estimated population is 22,339 with a growth rate of -1.80% 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
201723,0116723.01%
201722,339-410-1.80%
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
White22,600
Two or More Races219
Black or African American67
Asian57
American Indian and Alaska Native43
Some Other Race25

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Letcher County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2018

2004006008001,000 Male Population2004006008001,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Letcher County, Kentucky Median Age

41.8


Total

40.3


Male

43.8


Female

Letcher County, Kentucky Adults

There are 18,048 adults, (3,984 of whom are seniors) in Letcher County, Kentucky.

Letcher County, Kentucky Age Dependency

63.6

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Letcher County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

11,744

51.04%

Male

11,267

48.96%

Letcher County, Kentucky Households and Families

Letcher County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Letcher County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male91.7%8.3%
Married83.7%16.3%
All74.2%25.8%
Non Family68.1%31.9%
Female52.3%47.7%

74.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Letcher County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All10,0652.2674.2
Married4,8422.7883.7
Non Family3,1151.1168.1
Female1,6282.7652.3
Male4802.891.7

2.72

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

5.1%

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 Grade1,5829.66%
9th to 12th Grade2,51915.37%
High School Graduate6,27238.28%
Some College2,41214.72%
Associates Degree1,69110.32%
Bachelors Degree1,0356.32%
Graduate Degree8745.33%

Letcher County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White16,08112,0501,870
Hispanic1136916
Multiple Races67674
Asian452912
Native American43436
Black39294
Other Race25166

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 26.67%.

Letcher County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,413$41,314$23,218
Less Than High School$23,250$24,705$12,246
High School Grad$31,147$44,089$19,122
Some College$28,094$40,630$22,287
Bachelors Degree$40,089$42,386$36,111
Graduate Degree$58,516$76,591$45,292

$31,413

Average Earnings

$41,314

Average Male

$23,218

Average Female

Letcher County, Kentucky Language

Letcher County, Kentucky Language by Age

Letcher County, Kentucky Language

98.71% of Letcher County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.29% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.86% of the population.

Letcher County, Kentucky Poverty

Letcher County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White22,2356,86430.87%
Hispanic1713621.05%
Native433376.74%
Multiple2133215.02%
Black5111.96%

30.55%

Overall Poverty Rate

28.79%

Male Poverty Rate

32.23%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Letcher County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Letcher County, Kentucky is Native, with 76.74% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Letcher County, Kentucky is Black, with 1.96% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.37%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.82%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.38%.

Letcher County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School39.12%
High School25.10%
Some College21.24%
Bachelors or Greater9.64%

Letcher County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed65.15%
Male Unemployed51.56%
Female Employed14.35%
Male Employed6.34%

Letcher County, Kentucky Income

Letcher County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$30,293$41,410
Families$37,542$48,432
Married Families$46,437$
Non Families$17,261$23,686

Letcher County, Kentucky Marital Status

Letcher County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.1%

Male Marriage Rate

50.9%

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 55To64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Letcher County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Letcher County, Kentucky Veterans

Letcher County, Kentucky Veterans by War

874

Number of Veterans

836

Male Veterans

38

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam497
Korea87
First Gulf War81
Second Gulf War52
World War II15

Letcher County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74352
75+225
55 to 64147
35 to 54136
18 to 3414

Letcher County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White8614.85%
2 or More139.85%
Hispanic87.08%

Letcher County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

20.92%

Veteran Poverty Rate

54.37%

Veteran Disability Rate

Letcher County, Kentucky Employment Status

Letcher County, Kentucky Employment by Age

43%

Labor Force Participation

37.7%

Employment Rate

12.2%

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