Breathitt County

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Breathitt County, Kentucky

1137 Main St
Jackson, KY 41339
Phone: (606) 666-3810
Fax: (606) 666-3807
www.breathittcounty.com

In southeastern KY; organized Feb 8, 1839 from Estill, Clay, and Perry counties. Name Origin: For John Breathitt (1786-1834), KY governor (1832-34)

Area (sq mi):: 495.29 (land 495.19; water 0.09) Population per square mile: 32.20
Population 2005: 15,957 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.90%; 1990-2000 2.50% Population 2000: 16,100 (White 98.10%; Black or African American 0.40%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.60%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $11,044; median household $19,155; Population below poverty level: 33.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $16,015-$17,859
Unemployment (2004): 7.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.80% Median travel time to work: 33.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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