In 2020, Letcher County, KY had a population of 21.9k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $33,181. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Letcher County, KY declined from 22,295 to 21,936, a −1.61% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,886 to $33,181, a 11% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Letcher County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.944%), White (Hispanic) (0.392%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.378%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.36%).
None of the households in Letcher 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 Letcher County, KY are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Letcher County, KY are Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology (12 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Letcher County, KY was $54,700, and the homeownership rate was 73.9%. Most people in Letcher County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Letcher County, KY was 2 cars per household.