Jenkins, KY Profile: Facts & Data


Jenkins Local Links & Resources:
Hotels | Resources | ALL Jenkins Content

Also See: Jenkins, KY ZIP Codes & ZIP Code Maps | Local Area Photos

Jenkins, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jenkins had a population of 2,314 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Jump to... (On This Page!)
  1. Jenkins 2018 Demographic Data
  2. Growth Rates for Jenkins (Historical & 5-Year Forecast)
  3. Peer Comparisons (Rank and Percentile)
  1. Neighborhoods Demographics (Home Values, Household Income, etc.)
  2. Kentucky Research Tools (Easy Tools & Current Data)
  3. Kentucky Data Comparison Tool - 2018 Demographics

Research a Kentucky Address and get...

Boundary Maps, Demographic Data, School Zones Review maps and data for the neighborhood, city, county, ZIP Code, and school zone. July 1, 2018, data includes home values, household income, percentage of homes owned, rented or vacant, etc.


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


Total Population 2,314
Population in Households 2,269
Population in Familes 1,864
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 302
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $24,646
Average Household Income $43,954
Per Capita Income $18,188


Total Housing Units 1,092 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 593 (54.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 326 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 173 (15.8%)
Median Home Value $54,521
Average Home Value $71,928


Total Households 919
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 612
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.6% 0.15%
Households 0.57% 0.17%
Families 0.22% 0.03%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   1.73%

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, 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 # 151 72nd
Population Density # 455 16th
Diversity Index # 382 30th
Median Household Income # 517 4th
Per Capita Income # 456 16th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.

Quick & Easy Ways to...

  1. Get Current Demographic Data for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  2. View Boundary Maps, for Cities, Towns, and ZIP Codes
  3. Locate Physical, Cultural, and Historical Features
  4. Research Public Schools & Attendance Zones

Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool

Compare Kentucky July 1, 2018 Data
Highest or Lowest: