Jenkins, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Jenkins, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jenkins had a population of 2,178 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 2,178
Daytime Population: Workers 472
Daytime Population: Residents 1,557
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,029
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.93
Population in Households 2,133
Population in Familes 1,748
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density2 284
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $26,805
Average Household Income $44,157
Per Capita Income $18,214


Total Housing Units 1,066 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 550 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 311 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $50,399
Average Home Value $65,880


Total Households 861
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 576
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 -0.16% -0.65%
Households -0.25% -0.73%
Families -0.58% -0.81%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 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 # 157 71st
Population Density # 462 15th
Diversity Index # 375 31st
Median Household Income # 503 7th
Per Capita Income # 442 18th

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