Hyden is a city located in Leslie County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Leslie County. With a 2020 population of 291, it is the 411th largest city in Kentucky and the 22185th largest city in the United States. Hyden is currently declining at a rate of -2.02% annually and its population has decreased by -22.40% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 375 in 2020. Spanning over 1 miles, Hyden has a population density of 225 people per square mile.
The average household income in Hyden is $81,094 with a poverty rate of 13.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $494 per month, and the median house value is $86,800. The median age in Hyden is 54.8 years, 52.3 years for males, and 59.7 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hydenwas:
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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 asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
90.71% of Hyden residents speak only English, while 9.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 6.01% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Hyden is Asian, with 24.14% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Hyden is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 0.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.57%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Hyden
92.27% of Hyden residents were born in the United States, with 84.53% having been born in Kentucky. 1.87% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.