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Jenkins is a city in Letcher County.
Jenkins is in the Eastern Coal Field region.
The community was named for George C. Jenkins, Baltimore financier who invested in local coal operations.
The latitude of Jenkins is 37.173N. The longitude is -82.631W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,539 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,321.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Jenkins demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Letcher County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 41810 ZIP code.
4% of Jenkins residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Jenkins ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Jenkins was $11,358, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Jenkins residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Jenkins, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $180. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $583.
Letcher County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Jenkins political report.
The average commute time for Jenkins workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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