Breathitt County is located in Eastern Kentucky. The County Seat is Jackson and the largest city is Jackson. The Official Web Site is located at http://breathittcounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 13,409 and the 2010 census population was 13,876. The land area is 492.41 square miles and there are 28.2 persons per square mile.
98.1% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 0.7% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.6% is two or more races. 63.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 9.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $47,400, there are 5,290 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $14,706, the median household income is $24,045, and 32.5% of the persons in Breathitt County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was unavailable. Retail sales (in $1000) were $103,735, and sales per capita were $6,652.
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