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County: Letcher County

State: Kentucky

FIPS Code: 21133

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Amenity Characteristics Forest Land

Recreational County: No Land Area (Acres): 216,994

Retirement County: No Percent Land in NF: 0.4%

Amenity Level: Medium Acreage in NF: 845

Percent Seasonal Housing: 2 Total Forest Acreage: 170,159

Total Housing Units: 11,601

Topography: Low Mountains

Metro Status: Nonmetro: Not adjacent to metro or micro with no town

Metro Category: Nonmetro not adjacent

Economic Type: Mining

Policy Type: Population Loss, Persistent Poverty, Low Employment, Low Education

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Population and Demographic Change

Total Pop Pop Chg Net Mig Nat Inc

1990: 27,000 -12.0% -17.6% 5.6%

2000: 25,277 -6.4% -7.9% 1.6%

2010: 24,519 -3.0% -3.1% 0.1%

2013: 23,619 -3.9% -4.1% 0.2%

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Demographic Characteristics (2010 Census)

Pop 25+ with BS or more: 11.0% Age: Count Percent

Median Family Income: $37,560 0-to-19: 6,009 24.5%

Persons in Poverty: 27.9% 20-to-44: 7,538 30.7%

Children in Poverty 35.0% 45-to-64: 7,496 30.6%

Median Age: 40.9 65-plus: 3,476 14.2%

Percent Minority: 1.6%

Race: Count Percent % Chg

White: 24,120 98.4% -3.0%

Black: 85 0.4% -34.1%

Hispanic: 124 0.5% 12.7%

Asian: 39 0.2% -45.1%

Native: 34 0.1% 30.8%

Other: 7 0.0%

Multi: 110 0.5%
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