Whitley City, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Whitley City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Whitley City Census Designated Place had a population of 1,165 as of July 1, 2016. Whitley City 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 Whitley City is located at latitude 36.7285 and longitude -84.4762 in McCreary County. The formal boundaries for the Whitley City Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. McCreary County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,352 feet.

The Whitley City Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403026) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Whitley City Census Designated Place is located within Stearns-Whitley City Division of McCreary County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitley City: Coolidge, Whitley.

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


Total Population 1,165
Population in Households 1,099
Population in Familes 892
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 505
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 463
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 313
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 245 (45.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 218 (40.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (15.0%)
Median Home Value $75,000
Average Home Value $81,504


Median Household Income $27,731
Average Household Income $37,512
Per Capita Income $15,710
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% -0.09%
Households 0.1% 0.0%
Families 0.36% -0.13%
Median Household Income   1.91%
Per Capita Income   1.35%
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.

Whitley City, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Whitley City 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 # 220 59th
Population Density1 # 382 29th
Diversity Index2 # 412 23rd
Median Household Income # 482 11th
Per Capita Income # 501 7th

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