Whitesburg, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Whitesburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Whitesburg had a population of 2,186 as of July 1, 2016. Whitesburg ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Whitesburg is located at latitude 37.118 and longitude -82.823 in Letcher County. The formal boundaries for the City of Whitesburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Letcher County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,171 feet.

The City of Whitesburg (GNIS ID: 2405735) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Whitesburg is located within Whitesburg Division of Letcher County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Whitesburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.


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Whitesburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)

POPULATION

Total Population 2,186
Population in Households 2,074
Population in Familes 1,628
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density1 704
Diversity Index2 8
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 929
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 570
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 530 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 400 (37.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 144 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $87,299
Average Home Value $109,793
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $36,817
Average Household Income $51,036
Per Capita Income $22,380
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.35% 0.02%
Households 0.37% 0.0%
Families 1.11% -0.21%
Median Household Income   2.4%
Per Capita Income   2.18%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Whitesburg, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitesburg to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 161 70th
Population Density1 # 329 39th
Diversity Index2 # 428 21st
Median Household Income # 323 40th
Per Capita Income # 223 59th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.