In 2018, Letcher County, KY had a population of 22.7k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $29,856. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Letcher County, KY declined from 23,011 to 22,676, a -1.46% decrease and its median household income declined from $30,293 to $29,856, a -1.44% decrease.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Letcher County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.851%), White (Hispanic) (0.406%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.388%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.251%). 0% of the people in Letcher County, KY speak a non-English language, and 99.8% are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Letcher County, KY are Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology (18 degrees awarded in 2019).
In 2018, the median property value in Letcher County, KY was $58,500, and the homeownership rate was 75.5%. Most people in Letcher County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Letcher County, KY was 2 cars per household.