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Letcher County, KY&

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Population
23,671
-1.23% decline
Median Age
41.6
Median Household Income
$30,333
-4.1% decline
Poverty Rate
28.4%
Number of Employees
7,281
-2.52% decline
Median Property Value
$56,300
-2.76% decline

Economy

The economy of Letcher County, KY employs 7,281 people. The economy of Letcher County, KY is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Healthcare & Social Assistance; and Educational Services, which employ respectively 17.27; 1.57; and 1.35 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Letcher County, KY are Healthcare & Social Assistance (1,576), Retail trade (940), and Educational Services (921), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction ($64,250), Utilities ($45,515), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,125).

Median household income in Letcher County, KY is $30,333. Males in Letcher County, KY have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $33,524. The income inequality of Letcher County, KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.445 which is lower than the national average.

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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Letcher County, KY. In Letcher County, KY the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 73 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $11,789. Perry County, KY has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Kentucky.

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Diversity

Letcher County, KY is home to a population of 23,671 people, from which 99% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Letcher County, KY is composed of 23,175 White residents (97.9%), 165 Hispanic residents (0.7%), 153 Asian residents (0.65%), 107 Two+ residents (0.45%), and 45 Black residents (0.19%). The most common foreign languages in Letcher County, KY are Spanish (215 speakers), Chinese (43 speakers), and Vietnamese (40 speakers), but compared to other places, Letcher County, KY has a relative high number of German (34 speakers), Other Pacific Island (13 speakers), and Vietnamese (40 speakers).

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In 2015 universities in Letcher County, KY awarded 10 degrees. The student population of Letcher County, KY is skewed N/A females, with N/A male students and 10 female students. Most students in Letcher County, KY are White (10 and 100%), followed by Two or more races (N/A and N/A), American Indian (N/A and N/A), and Hispanic or Latino (N/A and N/A). The largest universities in Letcher County, KY by number of graduates are Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology (10 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Letcher County, KY are General Cosmetology (9 and 90%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The median tuition costs in Letcher County, KY are N/A for private four year colleges, and N/A and N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Letcher County, KY is $56,300, which is 0.29 times smaller than the national average of $194,500. Between 2014 and 2015 the median property value decreased from $57,900 to $56,300, a -2.76% increase. The homeownership rate of Letcher County, KY is 74.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Letcher County, KY have an average commute time of 24.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Letcher County, KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

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