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Letcher County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2016: 23,514 (all rural); it was 25,277 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,000
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,744
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,148
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,270 (it was 1,937 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

31%

Land area: 339 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 69 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Letcher County: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.4%), Construction (19.7%), Manufacturing (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 50%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 8%
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Races in Letcher County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.7%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.7%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Kentucky median age:

38.7 years
Males: 11,481  (48.8%)
Females: 12,033  (51.2%)
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Letcher County,KY real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Letcher County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $30,384 ($21,110 in 1999)

This county:

$30,384
Kentucky:

$46,659

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $397 (lower quartile is $318, upper quartile is $473)
This county:

$397
State:

$555


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $61,617 (it was $35,700 in 2000)
Letcher:

$61,617
Kentucky:

$135,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $33,300 - $97,072
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $802
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $266

Institutionalized population: 179

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 25
  • Thefts: 35
  • Auto thefts: 12
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 0 buildings
  • 2014: 0 buildings
Number of permits per 10,000 Letcher, KY residents
Average permit cost in Letcher, KY
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $544 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $386 (0.7%)

Letcher County household income distribution in 2013 Letcher County home values distribution in 2013 Letcher County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 29.3%
Letcher County:

29.3%
Kentucky:

18.5%
(29.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.7% for Black residents, 10.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 79.1% for American Indian residents, 1.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.8 years old
(Males: 40.7 years old, Females: 43.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.5 years old, Black residents: 20.7 years old, American Indian residents: 61.5 years old, Asian residents: 31.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.1 years old, Other race residents: 43.8 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Letcher 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: Jenkins, Eolia, Whitesburg, Colson, McRoberts, Fleming-Neon, Mayking, Payne Gap, Blackey, Millstone.

Letcher 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: Monterey County, California , Hopkins County , Knott County , Knox County , Surry County, Virginia , Colonial Heights city, Virginia , Hampton city, Virginia , Salem city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.4%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 858
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 75.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 81 (31.3% naturalized citizens)

Letcher County:

0.3%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 72010 or later
  • 302000 to 2009
  • 81990 to 1999
  • 401980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 34Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 72.4%

Letcher County marital status for males Letcher County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 7,650
  • One, attached: 77
  • Two: 116
  • 3 or 4: 230
  • 5 to 9: 138
  • 10 to 19: 119
  • 20 to 49: 64
  • 50 or more: 40
  • Mobile homes: 3,236

Housing units in Letcher County with a mortgage: 2,407 (33 second mortgage, 29 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 5,026

Here:

28.6% with mortgage
State:

58.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Letcher County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,21039
Mainline Protestant9297
Catholic482
Other-1
None18,332-
Letcher 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: 7
Letcher County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Letcher County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Letcher County:

14.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Letcher County:

36.9%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.5%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Letcher County:

Average size of farms: 62 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $3,931
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $827.82
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 33.16%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $5,750
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.09%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $23,673
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.65%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.49
Corn for grain: 14 harvested acres
Vegetables: 37 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 5 acres

Earthquake activity:

Letcher County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% smaller 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 96.2 miles away from Letcher 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 90.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 112.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 46.3 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 49.5 miles away from Letcher 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, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 291.6 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 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 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 Winter Storms, Snowstorms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4216: April 30, 2015, FEMA Id: 4216, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, 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 Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1523: June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mud and Rock Slides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 14, 2003 to June 27, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1475: July 02, 2003, FEMA Id: 1475, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1454: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 1454, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2002 to May 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1414: May 07, 2002, FEMA Id: 1414, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 21, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1407: April 04, 2002, FEMA Id: 1407, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 16 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Letcher County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (41%)
  • Educational services (18%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (12%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (27%)
  • Germany (20%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (19%)
  • Nepal (9%)
  • Honduras (4%)
  • Denmark (1%)
  • Scotland (0%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Letcher County


  • American (30%)
  • English (6%)
  • German (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Polish (1%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Letcher County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,108 (84.4%)
  • Carpooled: 509 (8.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 13 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 44 (0.7%)
  • Walked: 101 (1.7%)
  • Worked at home: 287 (4.7%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 184 people in nursing homes
  • 37 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 120 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 41 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 23 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,114.

3.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.02%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.97% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($19,763 average AGI)
1.05% relocated from other states ($9,256 average AGI)
Letcher County:

1.05%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

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  0.38% ($26,444 average AGI)
from Pike County, KY  0.35% ($35,200)
from Knott County, KY  0.24% ($32,882)
from Harlan County, KY  0.20% ($24,071)


3.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.57%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.11% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($19,402 average AGI)
1.47% relocated to other states ($13,961 average AGI)
Letcher County:

1.47%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pike County, KY  0.45% ($33,688 average AGI)
to Knott County, KY  0.33% ($36,792)
to Perry County, KY  0.31% ($35,227)
to Wise County, VA  0.24% ($37,000)
to Fayette County, KY  0.18% ($23,692)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4

Births per 1000 population in Letcher County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Letcher County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Letcher County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Letcher County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Letcher County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Letcher County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Letcher County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Letcher County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Letcher County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,388 (3,250 aged, 2,138 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 668 (13%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Letcher County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (595)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (436)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (277)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (249)
  • Congestive heart failure (190)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (147)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (96)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (89)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (87)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (78)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 23,970
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 575
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 117,166

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,379
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,117

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 65

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 168.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 151.0
  • Other - 17.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 23,514
  • In family households: 19,946 (3,476 male householders, 3,612 female householders)
    5,008 spouses, 5,797 children (5,462 natural, 186 adopted, 147 stepchildren), 960 grandchildren, 78 brothers or sisters, 102 parents, 402 other relatives, 452 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,294 (1,250 male householders (1,080 living alone)), 1,658 female householders (1,511 living alone)), 365 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 247

Size of family households: 3,502 2-persons, 1,817 3-persons, 1,009 4-persons, 514 5-persons, 160 6-persons, 76 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,594 1-person, 258 2-persons, 9 3-persons, 37 4-persons.

2,403 married couples with children.
1,483 single-parent households (224 men, 1,259 women).

99.0% of residents of Letcher speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 41% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (33% speak English well, 67% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $184,036,000 ($7,458 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $932,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $84,705,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $41,280,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $207,000
Federal grants: $51,743,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,363,000 ($11,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,737,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $117,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $448,000
Federal Government insurance: $4,518,000

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

Births: 1,493
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,586
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -711
Here -29 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Letcher County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.16 millions of gallons per day (24% from ground, 76% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.4

Year house built in Letcher County, Kentucky
  • Year house built in Letcher County, Kentucky
  • 1222014 or later
  • 2352010 to 2013
  • 1,6322000 to 2009
  • 1,6961990 to 1999
  • 1,6621980 to 1989
  • 1,9151970 to 1979
  • 1,0161960 to 1969
  • 8901950 to 1959
  • 7871940 to 1949
  • 1,6261939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Letcher County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Letcher County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Letcher County, Kentucky
  • 01 room
  • 62 rooms
  • 1003 rooms
  • 1,0284 rooms
  • 1,8305 rooms
  • 1,7946 rooms
  • 1,3067 rooms
  • 5528 rooms
  • 7699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Letcher County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Letcher County, Kentucky
  • 871 room
  • 812 rooms
  • 3363 rooms
  • 6624 rooms
  • 6085 rooms
  • 3256 rooms
  • 1827 rooms
  • 1688 rooms
  • 1679+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Letcher County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Letcher County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Letcher County, Kentucky
  • 0no bedroom
  • 2071 bedroom
  • 1,8582 bedrooms
  • 4,2863 bedrooms
  • 8274 bedrooms
  • 1675+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Letcher County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Letcher County, Kentucky
  • 86no bedroom
  • 4281 bedroom
  • 9582 bedrooms
  • 8953 bedrooms
  • 1744 bedrooms
  • 765+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Letcher County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Letcher County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Letcher County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 429no vehicle
  • 2,0611 vehicle
  • 2,6492 vehicles
  • 1,5813 vehicles
  • 3394 vehicles
  • 3575+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Letcher County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Letcher County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 487no vehicle
  • 1,2641 vehicle
  • 6152 vehicles
  • 1863 vehicles
  • 644 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

90.4% of Letcher County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Kentucky.

Letcher County:

90.4%
State average:

84.3%

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

  • This state: 19,340
  • Other state: 3,922
  • Northeast: 204
  • Midwest: 1,617
  • South: 1,957
  • West: 131
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Letcher County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 81.5%Electricity
  • 6.8%Utility gas
  • 5.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Coal or coke
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 2.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 84.7%Electricity
  • 4.4%Coal or coke
  • 3.4%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 146
Here:

6.0%
Kentucky:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 46
Here:

4.2%
Kentucky:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 97
Here:

11.6%
Kentucky:

17.9%

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

Letcher County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - General: $1,021,000
    General Public Buildings: $19,000
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $1,418,000
    General - Other: $1,138,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,042,000
    Corrections - Other: $536,000
    General Public Buildings: $379,000
    Police Protection: $338,000
    Financial Administration: $192,000
    Central Staff Services: $134,000
    Parks & Recreation: $132,000
    Health Services - Other: $91,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $48,000
    Fire Protection: $35,000
    Sewerage: $28,000
    Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $258,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $73,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $1,802,000

Letcher County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $715,000
    All Other: $293,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $145,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $171,000
    Property Sale Other: $82,000
    Interest Earnings: $79,000
    Rents: $24,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,734,000
    Highways: $1,112,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,437,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $188,000
    Public Utilities: $84,000
    Other Selective Sales: $16,000
    NEC: $13,000

Letcher County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $4,294,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $4,198,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $96,000

Letcher County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,258,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,384
  • Number of aged recipients: 97
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,287
  • Number of recipients under 18: 214
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,795
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 375
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 711
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,105
Letcher County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Letcher County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Letcher County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11770.1 years
John10073.8 years
William8070.9 years
Mary7176.8 years
Robert4770.3 years
George3974.6 years
Martha3881.4 years
Charles3867.1 years
Henry3674.9 years
Willie2975.0 years
Most common last names in Letcher County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Mullins13572.2 years
Hall13270.2 years
Johnson11973.4 years
Adams10972.9 years
Collins9873.5 years
Fields9372.5 years
Sexton8368.7 years
Bentley8270.4 years
Wright7873.3 years
Caudill7376.8 years
Businesses in Letcher County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Pizza Hut1
Arby's1Rite Aid3
AutoZone1Sears1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
GNC1Super 81
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1UPS2
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
McDonald's1

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