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Letcher County, KY

Letcher County is in the Eastern Coal Field region.The county was named for Robert P. Letcher, who served as governor, congressman and minister to Mexico

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Letcher County is one of 120 counties in Kentucky. The estimated population in 2004 was 24,677. This was a decrease of  -2.37% from the 2000 census.
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Median household income
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$21,110
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Letcher County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Letcher County was $19,337. This was an increase of 32.3% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 63% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Whitesburg

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5% of Letcher County residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Letcher County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries in Letcher County include Adams Cemetery, Adams Family Cemetery, Blair Cemetery, Boggs Cemetery, Bonnie Bank Cemetery, Cemetery- Name Unknown, Collins Cemetery, Collins Cemetery, Colson Cemetery, Combs Cemetery ... View cemeteries

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Communities in Letcher County include Blackey, Burdine, Carbon Glow, Carcassonne, Colson, Fleming-Neon, Hot Spot, Isom, Jenkins, Millstone ... View communities

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School districts in Letcher County include Jenkins Independent, Letcher County ... View school districts

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Libraries in Letcher County include Blackey Public Library, Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library ... View libraries

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Letcher County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Letcher County political report.

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