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Whitley City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Whitley City Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in McCreary County at latitude 36.7285 and longitude -84.4762. McCreary County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,352 feet.

The formal official name is the Whitley City Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Whitley City, Kentucky.

The U5 Census Class Code for Whitley City indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitley City: Coolidge, Whitley.

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Whitley City, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 1,216
Population in Households 1,148
Population in Familes 934
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density1 527
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 482
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 327
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 586 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 258 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 224 (38.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 104 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $88,679
Average Home Value $108,333


Median Household Income $25,382
Average Household Income $33,855
Per Capita Income $13,532
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.91% 0.55%
Households 1.11% 0.57%
Families 1.57% 0.42%
Median Household Income   1.22%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 213 60th
Population Density1 # 372 29th
Diversity Index2 # 382 27th
Median Household Income # 488 7th
Per Capita Income # 503 4th

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