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Breathitt County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2019: 13,031 (18% urban, 82% rural); it was 16,100 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,355
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,884
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,721
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,255 (it was 1,449 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

31%

Land area: 495 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Breathitt County: 80.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (36.7%), Retail trade (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 65%
  • Government: 29%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Breathitt County, KY (2019)
    • 12,53296.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1721.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1261.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 810.6%Two or more races
    • 470.4%Asian alone
    • 250.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

42.5 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years
Males: 6,536  (50.2%)
Females: 6,495  (49.8%)
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Average household size:
Breathitt County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $28,266 ($19,155 in 1999)
This county:

$28,266
Kentucky:

$52,295

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $330 (lower quartile is $216, upper quartile is $432)
This county:

$330
State:

$618


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $58,098 (it was $32,000 in 2000)
Breathitt:

$58,098
Kentucky:

$151,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $24,832 - $116,469

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $105,174
Here:

$105,174
State:

$202,714

Townhouses or other attached units: $224,213
Here:

$224,213
State:

$210,849

In 2-unit structures: $98,245
Here:

$98,245
State:

$192,751

Mobile homes: $52,926
Here:

$52,926
State:

$65,175

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $923
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $282

Institutionalized population: 154

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 0
  • Burglaries: 1
  • Thefts: 3
  • Auto thefts: 1
Breathitt County, KY map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $127,500
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2007: 2 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $168,000
  • 2011: 1 building, cost: $170,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $185,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $146,000
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $90,000
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
  • 2018: 0 buildings
  • 2019: 1 building, cost: $204,900
Number of permits per 10,000 Breathitt, KY residents
Average permit cost in Breathitt, KY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $862 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $387 (0.8%)

Distribution of median household income in Breathitt, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Breathitt, KY in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Breathitt, KY in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 32.3%
Breathitt County:

32.3%
Kentucky:

16.3%
(31.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 87.3% for Black residents, 61.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 16.1% for American Indian residents, 35.4% for other race residents, 58.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 42.5 years old
(Males: 41.1 years old, Females: 43.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43.1 years old, Black residents: 21.1 years old, American Indian residents: 74.3 years old, Asian residents: 17.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.5 years old, Other race residents: 45.2 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Breathitt County is $374 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $533 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oakdale, Jackson, Hardshell, Haddix, Canoe, Taulbee, Rousseau.

Breathitt County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Alamosa County, Colorado , Boyle County , Hopkins County , Knott County , Perry County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

7.8%
Kentucky:

5.1%

Unemployment by year in Breathitt, KY
County total employment by year in Breathitt, KY
County average yearly wages by year in Breathitt, KY

Current college students: 677
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 76 (68.3% naturalized citizens)

Breathitt County:

0.6%
Whole state:

4.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 582000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 141980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 7Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 66.7%

Breathitt County marital status for males Breathitt County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,369
  • One, attached: 41
  • Two: 85
  • 3 or 4: 143
  • 5 to 9: 195
  • 10 to 19: 33
  • 20 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 2,444
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 16

Housing units in Breathitt County with a mortgage: 1,136 (11 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,721

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

56.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Breathitt County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,56320
Mainline Protestant4486
Catholic351
Other31
None11,829-
Breathitt County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Breathitt County:

2.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Breathitt County:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Breathitt County:

14.2%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Breathitt County:

35.5%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.6%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Breathitt County:

Average size of farms: 245 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $6,425
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $520.53
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 27.97%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $5,492
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.63%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.35%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,994
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.34%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 2.17
Corn for grain: 235 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 12 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 8 acres

Earthquake activity:

Breathitt County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 44% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 57.2 miles away from Breathitt County center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 144.0 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.7 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 297.1 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW) earthquake occurred 255.6 miles away from Breathitt County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 124.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4497, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 6, 2019 - March 10, 2019, FEMA Id: 4428, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 9, 2018 - February 14, 2018, FEMA Id: 4358, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 11, 2015 to July 20, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4239: August 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4239, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 02, 2015 to April 17, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4217: May 01, 2015, FEMA Id: 4217, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 09, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4218: May 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4218, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 19, 2011 to June 23, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4008: July 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 4008, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2011 to May 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1976: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 03, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1841: May 29, 2009, FEMA Id: 1841, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to February 05, 2009, Emergency Declared EM-3302: January 28, 2009, FEMA Id: 3302, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 25 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Breathitt County (35) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 28
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 25, Storms: 22, Tornadoes: 12, Mudslides: 7, Winter Storms: 6, Landslides: 5, Winds: 3, Snows: 2, Blizzard: 1, Fire: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Breathitt

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,322 (80.7%)
  • Carpooled: 304 (10.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 60 (2.1%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0.5%)
  • Walked: 124 (4.3%)
  • Worked at home: 53 (1.8%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Community and social service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (35%)
  • India (28%)
  • Serbia (15%)
  • Iraq (7%)
  • Asia,n.e.c. (6%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Norway (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Breathitt County


  • American (64%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (4%)
  • European (2%)
  • German (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • British (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Breathitt County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 157 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 121 people in nursing homes
  • 65 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 16 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 11 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 8 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 2 people in other nonhousehold living situations

People in group quarters in Breathitt County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 94 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 83 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 71 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 59 people in college/university student housing
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $41,432.

2.88% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($24,736 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

2.88%
Kentucky average:

6.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.88% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($24,736 average AGI)
0.84% relocated from other states ($12,085 average AGI)
Breathitt County:

0.84%
Kentucky average:

2.65%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Perry County, KY  0.68% ($21,240 average AGI)


3.63% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.63%
Kentucky average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.63% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($33,185 average AGI)
1.05% relocated to other states ($14,081 average AGI)
Breathitt County:

1.05%
Kentucky average:

2.75%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Perry County, KY  0.78% ($33,276 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.3

Births per 1000 population in Breathitt County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 14.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Breathitt County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Breathitt County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Breathitt County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Breathitt County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Breathitt County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Breathitt County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Breathitt County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Breathitt County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,095 (1,755 aged, 1,340 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 441 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Breathitt County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (619)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (314)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (259)
  • Congestive heart failure (76)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (46)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (28)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (27)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (10)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 20%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 6.27
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 22,489
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 345
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 93,286

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,172
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,159

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 19
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,031
  • Male householders: 2,591 (846 living alone), Female householders: 2,810 (794 living alone)
  • 2,535 spouses (2,535 opposite-sex spouses), 245 unmarried partners, (245 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 2,878 children (2,662 natural, 86 adopted, 125 stepchildren), 611 grandchildren, 184 brothers or sisters, 204 parents, 0 foster children, 331 other relatives, 301 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 363

Size of family households: 1,861 2-persons, 795 3-persons, 562 4-persons, 242 5-persons, 47 6-persons, 53 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,637 1-person, 139 2-persons, 17 3-persons, 17 4-persons, 12 5-persons.

1,269 married couples with children.
652 single-parent households (220 men, 432 women).

98.8% of residents of Breathitt speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 34% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $134,011,000 ($8,409 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,207,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,414,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $23,238,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $444,000
Federal grants: $57,482,000
Federal procurement contracts: $397,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,037,000 ($608,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $710,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $243,000
Federal Government insurance: $6,444,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 934
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 958
Here:

60 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +14
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -112
Here -7 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Breathitt County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.63 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Breathitt County, Kentucky
  • Year house built in Breathitt County, Kentucky
  • 4722014 or later
  • 1512010 to 2013
  • 8192000 to 2009
  • 1,3201990 to 1999
  • 1,3311980 to 1989
  • 9231970 to 1979
  • 5791960 to 1969
  • 3771950 to 1959
  • 3001940 to 1949
  • 2371939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Breathitt County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Breathitt County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Breathitt County, Kentucky
  • 371 room
  • 182 rooms
  • 453 rooms
  • 6504 rooms
  • 9705 rooms
  • 7586 rooms
  • 6257 rooms
  • 3338 rooms
  • 3729+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Breathitt County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Breathitt County, Kentucky
  • 531 room
  • 572 rooms
  • 963 rooms
  • 4624 rooms
  • 4745 rooms
  • 2396 rooms
  • 1337 rooms
  • 348 rooms
  • 149+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Breathitt County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Breathitt County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Breathitt County, Kentucky
  • 32no bedroom
  • 781 bedroom
  • 1,0052 bedrooms
  • 2,0103 bedrooms
  • 5434 bedrooms
  • 1505+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Breathitt County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Breathitt County, Kentucky
  • 57no bedroom
  • 1581 bedroom
  • 6712 bedrooms
  • 5913 bedrooms
  • 494 bedrooms
  • 385+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Breathitt County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Breathitt County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Breathitt County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 418no vehicle
  • 1,1261 vehicle
  • 1,3242 vehicles
  • 6513 vehicles
  • 1784 vehicles
  • 1245+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Breathitt County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Breathitt County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 423no vehicle
  • 7611 vehicle
  • 2532 vehicles
  • 1243 vehicles
  • 114 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.9% of Breathitt County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 35% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 56% lived in Kentucky.

Breathitt County:

88.9%
State average:

84.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10,950
  • Other state: 1,878
  • Northeast: 136
  • Midwest: 1,213
  • South: 404
  • West: 122
Year householders moved into unit in Breathitt County, KY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Breathitt County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 60.1%Electricity
  • 13.1%Utility gas
  • 9.1%Wood
  • 7.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 7.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 53.1%Electricity
  • 14.6%Utility gas
  • 13.3%Wood
  • 11.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.5%Coal or coke
  • 1.0%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 80
Here:

7.5%
Kentucky:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 124
Here:

19.5%
Kentucky:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 73
Here:

19.8%
Kentucky:

17.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Breathitt County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $965,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $1,977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $104,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $694,000
    General - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,461,000
    General - Other: $1,159,000
    Regular Highways: $1,133,000
    Central Staff Services: $660,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $272,000
    Solid Waste Management: $230,000
    Correctional Institutions: $206,000
    Water Utilities: $186,000
    General Public Buildings: $131,000
    Financial Administration: $127,000
    Police Protection: $80,000
    Local Fire Protection: $51,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Hospitals: $2,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $453,000
    Other: $339,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $389,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $465,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,481,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,989,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $492,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $387,000
    General Revenue - Other: $220,000
    Sale of Property: $159,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $292,000
    Central Staff Services: $50,000
    Water Utilities: $45,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $875,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $111,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,522,000
    Other: $1,521,000
    Health and Hospitals: $576,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,033,000
    Property: $553,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $154,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $14,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,589,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $128,000

Breathitt County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $965,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $1,977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $104,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $694,000
    General - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,461,000
    General - Other: $1,159,000
    Regular Highways: $1,133,000
    Central Staff Services: $660,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $272,000
    Solid Waste Management: $230,000
    Correctional Institutions: $206,000
    Water Utilities: $186,000
    General Public Buildings: $131,000
    Financial Administration: $127,000
    Police Protection: $80,000
    Local Fire Protection: $51,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Hospitals: $2,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $453,000
    Other: $339,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $389,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $465,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,481,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,989,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $492,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $387,000
    General Revenue - Other: $220,000
    Sale of Property: $159,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $292,000
    Central Staff Services: $50,000
    Water Utilities: $45,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $875,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $111,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,522,000
    Other: $1,521,000
    Health and Hospitals: $576,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,033,000
    Property: $553,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $154,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $14,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,589,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $128,000

Breathitt County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $965,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $1,977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $104,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $694,000
    General - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,461,000
    General - Other: $1,159,000
    Regular Highways: $1,133,000
    Central Staff Services: $660,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $272,000
    Solid Waste Management: $230,000
    Correctional Institutions: $206,000
    Water Utilities: $186,000
    General Public Buildings: $131,000
    Financial Administration: $127,000
    Police Protection: $80,000
    Local Fire Protection: $51,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Hospitals: $2,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $453,000
    Other: $339,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $389,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $465,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,481,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,989,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $492,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $387,000
    General Revenue - Other: $220,000
    Sale of Property: $159,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $292,000
    Central Staff Services: $50,000
    Water Utilities: $45,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $875,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $111,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,522,000
    Other: $1,521,000
    Health and Hospitals: $576,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,033,000
    Property: $553,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $154,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $14,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,589,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $128,000

Breathitt County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $965,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $1,977,000
    Solid Waste Management: $104,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $694,000
    General - Other: $7,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $3,461,000
    General - Other: $1,159,000
    Regular Highways: $1,133,000
    Central Staff Services: $660,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $272,000
    Solid Waste Management: $230,000
    Correctional Institutions: $206,000
    Water Utilities: $186,000
    General Public Buildings: $131,000
    Financial Administration: $127,000
    Police Protection: $80,000
    Local Fire Protection: $51,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Air Transportation: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
    Hospitals: $2,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $453,000
    Other: $339,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $52,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $389,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $465,000
    Other: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,481,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,989,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $492,000
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $387,000
    General Revenue - Other: $220,000
    Sale of Property: $159,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $292,000
    Central Staff Services: $50,000
    Water Utilities: $45,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $875,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $111,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,522,000
    Other: $1,521,000
    Health and Hospitals: $576,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $1,033,000
    Property: $553,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $154,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $14,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,589,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $128,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,339
  • Number of aged recipients: 94
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,245
  • Number of recipients under 18: 258
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,693
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 388
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 660
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,109
Most common first names in Breathitt County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7670.3 years
John5969.3 years
Mary5574.1 years
William4068.9 years
Robert3369.1 years
George3170.6 years
Charles2965.5 years
Martha2684.1 years
Carl2266.3 years
Henry2175.3 years
Most common last names in Breathitt County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Turner10274.0 years
Combs9069.5 years
Gross8773.9 years
Mcintosh6971.8 years
Spicer6671.6 years
Fugate5869.7 years
Spencer5770.1 years
Miller5173.4 years
Noble5071.0 years
Deaton5075.1 years
Businesses in Breathitt County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1RadioShack1
Advance Auto Parts1Rite Aid1
H&R Block1Sears1
Hardee's1Subway1
KFC1True Value1
Little Caesars Pizza1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1
Nike1Walmart1
Pizza Hut1Wendy's1

Breathitt County on our top lists:

  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2010 and 2011"