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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  
 Jackson2,1882,1722,1452,1432,117 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,438 18.4 16,803 19.3  
  16-24 1,450 10.9 9,016 10.4  
  25-44 3,330 25.1 21,015 24.1  
  45-64 3,900 29.4 25,523 29.3  
  65-84 1,992 15.0 13,460 15.5  
  85 and older 174 1.3 1,268 1.5  
  Median Age 41.7   41.8    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 12,985 97.7 84,920 97.5  
  Black or African American 72 0.5 787 0.9  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 15 0.1 205 0.2  
  Asian 79 0.6 261 0.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 13 0.1 30 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 120 0.9 882 1.0  
  Hispanic Origin 125 0.9 888 1.0  
  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.