Breathitt County KY Information


Breathitt County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 13,688
Daytime Population: Workers 3,711
Daytime Population: Residents 9,378
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,089
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 13,366
Population in Familes 11,085
Population in Group Qrtrs 322
Population Density2 28
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $28,259
Average Household Income $42,398
Per Capita Income $17,266


Total Housing Units 6,231 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,051 (65.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,397 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 783 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $57,659
Average Home Value $92,601


Total Households 5,448
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 3,732
Average Family Size 3
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.3%
Households -0.12% -0.25%
Families -0.28% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.24%


Breathitt County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Breathitt 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 # 81 33rd
Population Density # 113 7th
Diversity Index # 103 15th
Median Household Income # 112 8th
Per Capita Income # 108 11th

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