Whitley City, KY 42653 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 42653: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Whitley City, KY 42653

Not Acceptable, USPS
Beulah Heights, KY 42653

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 173
  • Single Family Addresses: 1,212
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: McCreary County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.72, Longitude -84.466
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Whitley City, KY 42653 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,898
Population in Households 4,790
Population in Familes 3,939
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density1 50
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 1,906
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 1,298
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,238 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,252 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 654 (29.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 332 (14.8%)
Median Home Value $71,474
Average Home Value $82,827


Median Household Income $27,256
Average Household Income $37,539
Per Capita Income $14,977
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.03% -0.04%
Households 0.18% 0.04%
Families -0.02% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.58%
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 42653 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42653 to the other 755 ZIP Codes 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 # 210 72nd
Population Density1 # 421 45th
Diversity Index2 # 443 41st
Median Household Income # 640 15th
Per Capita Income # 683 10th

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