Jenkins Letcher County, Kentucky

Jenkins: City in Kentucky

About

Jenkins is a city located in the county of Letcher in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,203 and a population density of 93 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,895 inhabitants.

The city was created 110 years ago in 1911.

Jenkins Quick Facts

Population : 1,895 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
County : Letcher County
Postal code : 41537
Phone Area Codes : 606
Area : 23.68 km2
Altitude : 1,539 feet / 469 meters
Establishment : January 01, 1912 (110 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 21:22:37 (28th May 2022)
Density : 80 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -16.25% (2010-2020)
Jenkins locator map
Location of Jenkins on Kentucky map.
Jenkins post office 41537 image
Jenkins post office 41537
Jenkins post office 41537 image

Geography

Jenkins is located at 37°10'24"N 82°37'52"W (37.1734400, -82.6309900).

Jenkins map

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Jenkins decreased by 16.25% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,203 - census
2011 2,207 0.18% estimation process
2012 2,170 -1.71% estimation process
2013 2,124 -2.17% estimation process
2014 2,104 -0.95% estimation process
2015 2,074 -1.45% estimation process
2016 2,044 -1.47% estimation process
2017 2,001 -2.15% estimation process
2018 1,955 -2.35% estimation process
2019 1,929 -1.35% estimation process
2020 1,895 -1.79% estimation process

Demographic Facts

Estimated population as of July 1, 2019 : 5,455
Based on demographic estimates as of April 1, 2010 : 3,709
Based on demographic estimates as of 1 April 2010 : 47.1%
April 1, 2020 Population : 6,153
April 1, 2010 Population : 3,682
People under 5 years old, percentage : 7.0%
People under 18 years old, percentage : 28.9%
People over 65 (%) : 15.3%
Female persons, % : 52.6%
White only, percent : 97.9%
Black or African American alone, percent : 0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native only, % : 0.0%
Asians alone % : 0.2%
Only Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders, % : 0.0%
% of people who have participated in two or more races : 1.4%
% of Hispanic or Latino : 1.1%
White people, not Hispanic or Latino people, make up the majority of the population. : 96.8%
2015-2019 Veterans : 231
Percentage of foreign-born people, 2015-2019 : 0.8%
Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.5%

Jenkins zip code is 41537. County name: Letcher, County fips: 21133

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Economic Facts

Rate of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 : 78.5%
Owner-occupied housing unit median value, 2015-2019 : $180,300
From 2015 to 2019, the median selected monthly owner costs - with a mortgage : $1,325
Monthly owner costs, without a mortgage, at the median, 2015-2019 : $438
2015-2019 median gross rent : $708
2015-2019 Households : 1,828
Population per household, 2015-2019 : 2.45
Living in the same house a year ago, percentage of people aged one year and up, 2015-2019 : 85.6%
Languages other than English spoken at home, as a percentage of people aged 5 and up, 2015-2019 : 1.2%
Households with computers, %, 2015-2019 : 87.9%
Percentage of households with a broadband Internet subscription, 2015-2019 : 83.3%
Percentage of people aged 25 and up with a high school diploma or higher, 2015-2019 : 96.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, proportion of people aged 25 and up, 2015-2019 : 37.6%
Percentage of people under the age of 65 who have a disability, 2015-2019 : 4.0%
Persons under the age of 65 who do not have health insurance, as a percentage : 4.0%
Total civilian labor force, percent of population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 74.1%
Female labor force participation in the civilian labor force, as a percentage of the population aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 67.8%
Total sales of lodging and food services in 2012 ($1,000) : 2,912
Total receipts/revenue for health care and social assistance in 2012 ($1,000) : 12,061
2012 total retail sales ($1,000) : 44,718
2012 total retail sales per capita : $11,402
Mean commute time to work (in minutes), workers aged 16 and up, 2015-2019 : 23.3
2015-2019 median household income (in 2019 dollars) : $65,000
Income per capita in the previous 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 : $33,992
Percentage of people living in poverty : 10.5%
Total number of businesses in 2012 : 697
Men-owned businesses in 2012 : 345
Women-owned businesses in 2012 : 263
Minority-owned businesses in 2012 : F
Non-minority-owned businesses in 2012 : 637
Veteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 122
Nonveteran-owned businesses in 2012 : 528
2010 population per square mile : 1,124.5
2010 land area in square miles : 3.27

People born in Jenkins (9)

People born in Jenkins, including pilot shot down flying a U-2 spy plane over the Soviet Union Francis Gary Powers, singer Gary Stewart, football player, coach, and college athletics administrator Clay Stapleton, .

List

  • Darwin K. Kyle (United States Army Medal of Honor recipient) he was born in 01/06/1918
  • George Burpo (American baseball player) he was born in 19/06/1922
  • William Miller Drennen (American judge) he was born in 01/03/1914
  • Milt Ticco (American basketball and baseball player) he was born in 22/09/1922
  • Matt Figger
  • Inez Painter McLain she was born in 14/03/1919

Schools in Jenkins

College & universities near Jenkins, KY

Code Name City ZIP
248192 Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology Whitesburg (KY) 41858

Post offices near Jenkins

Post Office Name City ZIP
Jenkin Post Office Jenkins (KY) 41537

Other places with the same name (2)

Other cities in Letcher County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Letcher County , KY.

City Name Population Title
Whitesburg 1,813 City in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States of America
Fleming-Neon 610 City in Letcher County, Kentucky
Blackey 141 Human settlement in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Jenkins distances to largest Kentucky cities