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Welcome to Jenkins ...

The city of Jenkins is located in Letcher County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Jenkins has a population of 2,011 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 (which is 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 (that had a count of 2,401 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Jenkins had an population of 2,011 people. This is a decrease of 8.72% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.24% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Jenkins ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Jenkins and not the distance if driven.<4>.

Community   2017
Elkhorn City   [Map]   906   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Fleming-Neon   [Map]   699   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Pippa Passes   [Map]   661   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Wheelwright   [Map]   518   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Whitesburg   [Map]   1,914   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Clintwood (VA)   [Map]   1,327   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jenkins. We make it easy to see an overhead 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:

Websites for Jenkins ...

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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 get an overview with links that will help you to 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.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Jenkins. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jenkins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<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).

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting from Jenkins. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jenkins) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jenkins. Since we usually use Google Maps, 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 that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.1726, Longitude: -82.6327     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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