Beattyville is a city located in Lee County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Lee County. With a 2020 population of 2,350, it is the 147th largest city in Kentucky and the 10081st largest city in the United States. Beattyville is currently growing at a rate of 3.84% annually and its population has increased by 8.00% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,176 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Beattyville has a population density of 1,024 people per square mile.
The average household income in Beattyville is $32,863 with a poverty rate of 39.82%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $341 per month, and the median house value is $78,800. The median age in Beattyville is 40.2 years, 34.4 years for males, and 42.5 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Beattyvillewas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 100.00%.
97.52% of Beattyville residents speak only English, while 2.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.27% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Beattyville is White, with 47.27% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Beattyville is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.04%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 60.63%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Beattyville
97.57% of Beattyville residents were born in the United States, with 73.80% having been born in Kentucky. 2.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.