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Welcome to Jenkins ...

The city of Jenkins is located in Letcher County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Jenkins has a population of 1,961 people<1> (see below for details).

Jenkins was established in 1912.

The community of Jenkins is 2,000 feet [610 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

The area code for Jenkins: (606)

The ZIP code for Jenkins: 41537<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Jenkins had a population of 2,203 people (or 8.98% of the total population of Letcher County). This makes Jenkins the county's most populous community.

The population of Jenkins represents 0.05% of the total population of Kentucky (which has 4,339,367 people), making it the state's 138th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,203 people, the population of Jenkins decreased 8.25% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 2,401 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Jenkins had an population of 1,961 people. This is a decrease of 10.99% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 18.33% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Jenkins.

Communities Also Named Jenkins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Jenkins - they are located in Alabama, Florida, Illinois (2), Kansas (2), Louisiana, Maryland, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nevada (2), New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Jenkins.

Websites for Jenkins ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jenkins. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Jenkins. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jenkins.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Jenkins:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jenkins ...

Looking for more information about Jenkins? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Jenkins, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Jenkins.

Communities near Jenkins ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Norton   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the South (S) of Jenkins

Located in Norton City (VA)

Wise   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the South (S) of Jenkins

Located in Wise County (VA)

Coeburn   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Jenkins

Located in Wise County (VA)

Whitesburg   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<4> to the West (W) of Jenkins

Clintwood   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the East (E) of Jenkins

Located in Dickenson County (VA)

Elkhorn City   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Jenkins

Located in Pike County

Fleming-Neon   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the West (W) of Jenkins

Pippa Passes   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Jenkins

Located in Knott County

Wheelwright   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the Northwest (NW) of Jenkins

Located in Floyd County

Haysi   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the East (E) of Jenkins

Located in Dickenson County (VA)

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Jenkins.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jenkins.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jenkins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Jenkins). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Jenkins or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Jenkins) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jenkins. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jenkins

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jenkins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1726, Longitude: -82.6327     [Map].






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