In 2019, Letcher County, KY had a population of 22.3k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $29,886. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Letcher County, KY declined from 22,676 to 22,295, a −1.68% decrease and its median household income grew from $29,856 to $29,886, a 0.1% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Letcher County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (97.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.919%), White (Hispanic) (0.377%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.372%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.265%). 0% of the households in Letcher County, KY speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 99.7% of the residents in Letcher County, KY are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Letcher County, KY are Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology (18 degrees awarded in 2019).
In 2019, the median property value in Letcher County, KY was $58,600, and the homeownership rate was 74.2%. Most people in Letcher County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Letcher County, KY was 2 cars per household.