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Letcher County, Kentucky

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Population:

  • Total Population: 25,277
  • Males: 12,369
  • Females: 12,908

Ethnicity:

  • White: 24,853
  • Black/African American: 144
  • Hispanic: 104
  • Native American/Eskimo: 22
  • Asian: 78
  • Hawaiian / Pacific Islander: 0
  • Other: 0
  • 2 or more: 76

Top 5 Languages spoken at home:

  1. English only (23,455)
  2. Spanish (160)
  3. French (85)
  4. German (80)
  5. Vietnamese (20)

Top 7 Countries of Origin for Immigrants

Total Reported: 92

  1. India (22)
  2. Bangladesh (14)
  3. Philippines (13)
  4. Germany (13)
  5. Mexico (10)
  6. Canada (10)
  7. Honduras (5)

Top 5 Religions by Adherents:

  1. Southern Baptist Convention (4,292)
  2. United Methodist Church, The (794)
  3. Independent Free Will Baptists Associations (776)
  4. Churches of Christ (400)
  5. Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) (334)

Migrant Health Clinics

    Disabilities:

    • Total Reported: 17,628
    • Sensory: 2,348
    • Physical: 4,817
    • Mental: 3,057
    • Self-care: 1,455
    • Go outside home: 2,929
    • Employment: 3,306

    Grandparents as caregivers

    Grandparents as caregivers: 239

    Heating fuel:

    • Total Reported: 10,085
    • Utility gas: 137
    • Bottled or LP gas: 215
    • Electricity: 7,831
    • Fuel oil, kerosene: 649
    • Coal or Coke: 979
    • Wood: 212
    • Solar Energy: 7
    • Other fuel: 22
    • No fuel used: 33

    Vehicles available:

    • Total Reported: 20,066
    • No vehicle: 2,550
    • 1 or more vehicle: 17,516

    Education Attainment:

    • No School: 244
    • No High School: 3,596
    • Some High School: 3,189
    • High School: 5,575
    • Some College: 2,245
    • Associate's Degree: 784
    • College Degree: 720
    • Master's Degree: 391
    • Professional Degree: 158
    • Doctoral Degree: 28

    Household Phones:

    • Households Reporting: 10,085
    • Owners with phone: 7,531
    • Owners without phone: 617
    • Renters with phone: 1,552
    • Renters without phone: 385

    10 closest counties:

    1. Knott County, Kentucky
    2. Wise County, Virginia
    3. Norton city, Virginia
    4. Perry County, Kentucky
    5. Floyd County, Kentucky
    6. Dickenson County, Virginia
    7. Harlan County, Kentucky
    8. Lee County, Virginia
    9. Scott County, Virginia
    10. Pike County, Kentucky

    Data Detail

    Zip Codes in county:

    40826, 40862, 41517, 41537, 41804, 41810, 41812, 41815, 41819, 41821, 41824, 41825, 41826, 41832, 41833, 41835, 41837, 41838, 41840, 41845, 41848, 41849, 41855, 41858

    Licensed Broadcast Media Outlets:

    • WMMT (88.7 FM) WHITESBURG, KY
    • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM) JENKINS, KY
    • Page last updated on Mar 12, 2007
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