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Welcome to Jenkins ...

The city of Jenkins is located in Letcher County<1>.



Jenkins was established in 1912.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Jenkins has a population of 1,929 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Jenkins is 2,000 feet [610 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Jenkins lies within the (606) area code.

The ZIP code for Jenkins: 41537<4>

Websites for Jenkins ...

Official Website: www.ci.jenkins.ky.us/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Jenkins had an population of 1,929 people. This is a decrease of 12.44% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 19.66% since the 2000 Census).

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 (which had a count of 2,401 people).

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

Communities Also Named Jenkins ...

Using our Gazetteer, we 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.

Communities near Jenkins ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Jenkins.

  • Norton
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norton have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norton
    • Norton is located in Norton City (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,985 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norton <6>
  • Wise
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wise
    • Wise is located in Wise County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,885 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wise <6>
  • Coeburn
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Whitesburg
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whitesburg have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitesburg
    • Whitesburg is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,813 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitesburg <6>
  • Clintwood
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clintwood
    • Clintwood is located in Dickenson County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,264 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clintwood <6>
  • Elkhorn City
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn City have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn City
    • Elkhorn City is located in Pike County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 874 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elkhorn City <6>
  • Fleming - Neon
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fleming - Neon have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fleming - Neon
    • Fleming - Neon is located in Letcher County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 610 people
  • Pippa Passes
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pippa Passes have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pippa Passes
    • Pippa Passes is located in Knott County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 606 people
  • Wheelwright
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheelwright have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheelwright
    • Wheelwright is located in Floyd County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
  • Haysi
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haysi have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haysi
    • Haysi is located in Dickenson County (VA)
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 460 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haysi <6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Jenkins. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Jenkins.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Jenkins.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Jenkins. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Jenkins to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Jenkins in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Jenkins was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Jenkins post office opened in 1911.

We also found Jenkins on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Kentucky (1956).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Jenkins.

The official website for Jenkins: www.ci.jenkins.ky.us/

The official website for State of Kentucky: https://kentucky.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Kentucky's counties, including Letcher, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Jenkins.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jenkins - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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).
<5>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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