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Jenkins, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jenkins had a population of 2,168 as of July 1, 2016. Jenkins ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Jenkins is located at latitude 37.1702 and longitude -82.6366 in Letcher County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jenkins (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Letcher County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,539 feet.

The City of Jenkins (GNIS ID: 2404802) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Jenkins is located within Jenkins Division of Letcher County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Jenkins population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Jenkins, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,168
Population in Households 2,123
Population in Familes 1,740
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density1 283
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 856
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 572
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,074 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 538 (50.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 317 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $51,220
Average Home Value $69,888


Median Household Income $25,362
Average Household Income $41,948
Per Capita Income $17,302
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.26% -0.38%
Households -0.39% -0.45%
Families -0.79% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   1.75%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Jenkins, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Jenkins to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 162 70th
Population Density1 # 461 15th
Diversity Index2 # 383 30th
Median Household Income # 507 6th
Per Capita Income # 447 17th

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