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.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Jenkinswas:
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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%.
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.
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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%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Jenkins
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.