Jenkins is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,103 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jenkins is the 182nd largest community in Kentucky. Jenkins has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Jenkins is a blue-collar town, with 39.47% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Jenkins is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Jenkins who work in office and administrative support (15.44%), sales jobs (12.48%), and management occupations (7.18%).
Jenkins’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Jenkins has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Jenkins a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Jenkins, just 9.49% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Jenkins in 2010 was $14,996, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,984 for a family of four. Jenkins also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.05% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Jenkins home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jenkins residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jenkins include German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Jenkins is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.