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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 90,654 89,443 88,579 87,907 87,085  
  Breathitt County 13,657 13,584 13,425 13,430 13,284  
 Jackson2,1852,1702,1432,152N/A 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2015  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,457 18.2 16,897 19.2  
  16-24 1,542 11.4 9,613 10.9  
  25-44 3,381 25.1 21,249 24.1  
  45-64 3,972 29.5 25,926 29.5  
  65-84 1,960 14.5 13,088 14.9  
  85 and older 172 1.3 1,249 1.4  
  Median Age 41.5   41.4    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 13,192 97.8 85,893 97.6  
  Black or African American 74 0.5 812 0.9  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 20 0.1 183 0.2  
  Asian 82 0.6 265 0.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 15 0.1 30 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 101 0.7 839 1.0  
  Hispanic Origin 126 0.9 763 0.9  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Breathitt County 12,817 12,078 11,244 10,352  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Breathitt County $26,286 $29,968 14.0 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $21,517- $31,893 $25,070- $35,148    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Breathitt County 5,494 2.41 $25,817  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.