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Jenkins, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Jenkins had a population of 2,342 as of July 1, 2019. 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 37.1734 and longitude -82.631 in Letcher County. The formal boundaries for the City of Jenkins 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.


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Jenkins, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Jenkins, KY Housing Affordability Index is 231
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Jenkins, KY Wealth Index is 35
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,342
Population in Households 2,297
Population in Familes 1,880
Population in Group Qrtrs 45
Population Density 265
Diversity Index1 10
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $25,743
Average Household Income $42,942
Per Capita Income $17,367
Wealth Index3 35

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,125 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 619 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 309 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 197 (17.5%)
Median Home Value $54,908
Housing Affordability Index2 231
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 928
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 618
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.46% -0.15%
Households 0.39% -0.19%
Families 0.07% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.1%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

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, 2019 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 # 472 13th
Diversity Index # 379 30th
Median Household Income # 504 7th
Per Capita Income # 471 13th

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