McRoberts, Kentucky

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McRoberts is a census-designated place (CDP) in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 921 at the 2000 census. McRoberts is located in Kentucky's Eastern Mountain Coal Fields region.



McRoberts is located at 37°12′30″N 82°40′21″W / 37.208256°N 82.672469°W / 37.208256; -82.672469.[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 5.4 square miles (14.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 921 people, 359 households, and 272 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 169.2 people per square mile (65.4/km²). There were 397 housing units at an average density of 73.0/sq mi (28.2/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 93.16% White, 6.08% African American, 0.11% Native American, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 359 households out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 13.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 22.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 25.6% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 99.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.1 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $18,333, and the median income for a family was $19,635. Males had a median income of $29,479 versus $18,438 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $10,531. About 28.0% of families and 33.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 48.5% of those under age 18 and 20.8% of those age 65 or over.

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