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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 89,443 88,579 87,907 87,085 85,597  
  Breathitt County 13,584 13,425 13,430 13,284 12,946  
 Jackson2,1722,1452,1432,1172,052 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 2,331 18.0 16,509 19.3  
  16-24 1,356 10.5 8,677 10.1  
  25-44 3,230 24.9 20,552 24.0  
  45-64 3,866 29.9 25,069 29.3  
  65-84 1,971 15.2 13,449 15.7  
  85 and older 192 1.5 1,341 1.6  
  Median Age 42.4   42.1    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Breathitt County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 12,632 97.6 83,406 97.4  
  Black or African American 70 0.5 780 0.9  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 22 0.2 223 0.3  
  Asian 76 0.6 264 0.3  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 14 0.1 30 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 132 1.0 894 1.0  
  Hispanic Origin 128 1.0 873 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  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Breathitt County $28,088 $29,488 5.0 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $22,829- $31,458 $24,379- $34,532    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Breathitt County 5,304 2.48 $25,484  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.