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Letcher County Statistics

Facts

Land area337.9 square miles
Population Density72.6 persons per square mile.

Population

Population (2013)23,619
Population change-3.7%
Under 5 years of age6.3%
Under 1821.7%
65 and over15.9%
Females50.6%
White98.6
Hispanic or Latino of any race0.7
Asian0.2%
Two or more races0.6%
Black or African American0.5%
Native American0.2%
Pacific Islander0%
Had graduated from high school75%
Had a bachelor degree or higher11.5%
Veterans1,277

Households and Housing

Households9,366
Persons per household2.6
Living in the same house for one year or more92.2%
Median household income$31,200
The Per capita income$17,886
Live below the poverty line25.3%
Housing units11,497
Multi-unit structures4%
The median value of owner-occupied housing$54,900
Residents owning their homes75.4%

Business Facts

Total number of firms1,756
Women-owned firms21.9%
Asian-owned firms0%
Hispanic-owned firms0%
Black-owned firms0%
Native American-owned firms0%
Pacific Islander-owned firms0%
Retail sales$123,973
Retail sales per capita$5,176
Manufacturers shipments$0
Merchant wholesaler sales$51,762
Source US Census Data