Letcher County KY Information

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Letcher County Subdivisions

Letcher County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 24,440
Daytime Population: Workers 6,133
Daytime Population: Residents 16,922
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,055
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 24,197
Population in Familes 20,093
Population in Group Qrtrs 243
Population Density2 72
Diversity Index3 5
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $37,370
Average Household Income $51,409
Per Capita Income $21,215

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 12,038 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 7,512 (62.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,495 (20.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,031 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $64,482
Average Home Value $88,815
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 10,007
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 6,877
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.04% -0.52%
Households -0.01% -0.5%
Families -0.17% -0.6%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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Letcher County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Letcher County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 49 60th
Population Density # 52 58th
Diversity Index # 116 5th
Median Household Income # 72 41st
Per Capita Income # 58 53rd

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