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Time Zone: Letcher County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Whitesburg is the Seat for Letcher County.

Letcher County was founded in 1842. Letcher was created by taking area from Perry and Counties.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Letcher had a population of 23,633 people. This is a decrease of 6.5% since the last Census (which gave a population of 25,277 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Letcher represented 0.63% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 42nd most populous county (out of 120 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201024,519-3%+3.75% since 2009
200923,633-6.5%-0.53% since 2008
200823,759-6.01%-0.8% since 2007
200025,277The Last Census

More information can be found on the Letcher County Census Page for Letcher County.


Below are some of the communities located in Letcher County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Letcher County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Jenkins   2,2092,4018% decrease  
Whitesburg   1,4661,6008.38% decrease  
Fleming-Neon   7788407.38% decrease  
Blackey   1391539.15% decrease  

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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