As of the census of 2000, there were 1,193 people, 509 households, and 294 families residing in the city. The population density was 599.6 people per square mile (231.5/square/km). There were 561 housing units at an average density of 282.0 per square mile (108.8/square/km). The racial makeup of the city was 98.99% White, 0.42% African American, 0.42% Asian, and 0.17% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.25% of the population. Beattyville is a city in Lee County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,193 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Lee County.