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Letcher County, Kentucky

156 Main St Suite 102
Whitesburg, KY 41858
Phone: (606) 633-2432
Fax: (606) 632-9282

On southeastern border of KY; organized Mar 3, 1842 from Harlan and Perry counties. Name Origin: For Robert Perkins Letcher (1788-1861), U.S. representative from KY (1823-33; 1834-35), governor (1840-44), and U.S. Minister to Mexico (1849-52)

Area (sq mi):: 339.12 (land 339.04; water 0.07) Population per square mile: 72.10
Population 2005: 24,434 State rank: 45 Population change: 2000-20005 -3.30%; 1990-2000 -6.40% Population 2000: 25,277 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.50%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 37.90
Income 2000: per capita $11,984; median household $21,110; Population below poverty level: 27.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,177-$19,367
Unemployment (2004): 7.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 25.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 27.60%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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