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Jenkins is located at 37°10'48" North, 82°37'56" West (37.179914, -82.632148).
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 2,401 people, 968 households, and 671 families residing in the city. The population density is 108.6/km² (281.2/mi²). There are 1,122 housing units at an average density of 50.7/km² (131.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 97.96% White, 1.08% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.00% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.29% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 968 households out of which 31.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.9% are married couples living together, 13.2% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% are non-families. 27.5% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.97.
In the city the population is spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.8% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 92.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 83.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $20,143, and the median income for a family is $25,985. Males have a median income of $31,087 versus $21,333 for females. The per capita income for the city is $11,358. 29.9% of the population and 24.6% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 43.3% of those under the age of 18 and 14.6% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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