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Breathitt County, Kentucky

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Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)

Breathitt County, Kentucky
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
13,553
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
13,553
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
13,718
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
-1.2%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 13,718
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 13,878
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.4%
Female persons, percent
49.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
97.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.4%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
96.1%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 429
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 0.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 6,590
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 71.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $53,000
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $888
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $290
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $473
Building permits, 2021 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 5,281
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.36
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 89.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 0.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 77.3%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 68.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 77.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 16.1%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 28.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
7.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 40.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 38.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 82,590
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 20,592
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 112,282
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $8,689
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 30.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $29,538
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $20,325
Persons in poverty, percent
27.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 156
Total employment, 2020 1,995
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 56,904
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -37.8%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 571
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 228
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 39
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 27.9
Population per square mile, 2010 28.2
Land area in square miles, 2020 492.42
Land area in square miles, 2010 492.41
FIPS Code 21025
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Breathitt County, Kentucky
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Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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