Letcher county is located in east Kentucky. Letcher county has 337.91 square miles of land area and 1.12 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Letcher county population is 23,965, which has shrunk 5.19% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 8.45% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Letcher county median household income is $31,630 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 49.83% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 28.72% and is much higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Letcher county median house value is $57,900 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 46.58% since 2000. The house value growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 40.25% and is about the same as the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Letcher county is worse than the state average in quality. The Letcher county area code is 606.
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