Jenkins, Kentucky Population 2022

1,842
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Jenkins is a city located in Letcher County Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 1,842, it is the 168th largest city in Kentucky and the 11386th largest city in the United States. Jenkins is currently declining at a rate of -1.60% annually and its population has decreased by -3.15% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,902 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Jenkins has a population density of 208 people per square mile.

The average household income in Jenkins is $49,400 with a poverty rate of 37.08%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $341 per month, and the median house value is $48,800. The median age in Jenkins is 33.2 years, 29.1 years for males, and 38.2 years for females.

Jenkins Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jenkinswas:

  • White: 95.10%
  • Two or more races: 4.19%
  • Black or African American: 0.61%
  • Asian: 0.11%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Jenkins, Kentucky is 1,842 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,902.

Jenkins, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

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Jenkins Population by Race

Jenkins Population Pyramid 2022

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Jenkins Median Age

35.9


Total

33.2


Male

38.9


Female

Jenkins Adults

There are 1,387 adults, (335 of whom are seniors) in Jenkins.

Jenkins Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Jenkins Sex Ratio

Female

950

52.34%

Male

865

47.66%

Jenkins Population by Age

Jenkins Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jenkins Household Types

59.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jenkins Households and Families

2.72

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Jenkins Households by Type

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Jenkins Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jenkins Educational Attainment by Race

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Jenkins Educational Attainment by Race

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$25,930

Average Earnings

$41,607

Average Male

$21,921

Average Female

Jenkins Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jenkins Language by Age

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Jenkins Language

98.52% of Jenkins residents speak only English, while 1.48% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.48% of the population.

Jenkins Language

Jenkins Poverty by Race

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37.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.21%

Male Poverty Rate

42.42%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jenkins

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jenkins is White, with 37.25% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jenkins is Multiple, with 39.47% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 48.83%.

Jenkins Poverty

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Jenkins Poverty Rate by Education

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Jenkins Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jenkins Income by Household Type

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Income by Household Type

Jenkins Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.2%

Male Marriage Rate

46.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Jenkins Married by Age and Sex

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Jenkins Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Jenkins Marital Status by Race

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Jenkins Marital Status

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81

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

Jenkins Veterans by War

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Jenkins Veterans by Age

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Jenkins Veterans by Race

Jenkins Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

53.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jenkins Veterans by Education

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46.5%

Labor Force Participation

37.9%

Employment Rate

18.5%

Unemployment Rate

Jenkins Employment by Age

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Jenkins Employment by Race

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Jenkins Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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78.51%

Born in Jenkins

100.00%

Native Born

0.00%

Foreign Born

0.00%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

100.00% of Jenkins residents were born in the United States, with 78.51% having been born in Kentucky. 0.00% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Jenkins Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected

Jenkins Population by Year