In 2020, Breathitt County, KY had a population of 12.8k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $29,538. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Breathitt County, KY declined from 12,977 to 12,802, a −1.35% decrease and its median household income grew from $27,344 to $29,538, a 8.02% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Breathitt County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.45%), White (Hispanic) (0.75%), Other (Hispanic) (0.469%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.375%).
None of the households in Breathitt County, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
99.8% of the residents in Breathitt County, KY are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Breathitt County, KY are Kentucky Mountain Bible College (13 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Breathitt County, KY was $53,000, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%. Most people in Breathitt County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Breathitt County, KY was 2 cars per household.