Letcher County KY Information


Letcher County Subdivisions

Letcher County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 25,770
Population in Households 25,527
Population in Familes 21,257
Population in Group Qrtrs 243
Population Density2 76
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $36,317
Average Household Income $51,367
Per Capita Income $21,224


Total Housing Units 12,222 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,019 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,550 (20.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,653 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $67,002
Average Home Value $92,059


Total Households 10,569
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 7,238
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 0.61% 0.18%
Households 0.66% 0.21%
Families 0.47% 0.1%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.55%


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, 2018 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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