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Whitesburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Whitesburg had a population of 2,249 as of July 1, 2018. 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 37.1184 and longitude -82.8268 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.

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Whitesburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 2,249
Population in Households 2,137
Population in Familes 1,685
Population in Group Qrtrs 112
Population Density2 724
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $36,717
Average Household Income $58,601
Per Capita Income $25,811


Total Housing Units 1,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 566 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 400 (38.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 69 ( 6.7%)
Median Home Value $94,892
Average Home Value $117,314


Total Households 966
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 589
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.61% 0.16%
Households 0.75% 0.25%
Families 1.24% 0.03%
Median Household Income   3.22%
Per Capita Income   3.45%

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, 2018 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 # 156 71st
Population Density # 319 41st
Diversity Index # 423 22nd
Median Household Income # 349 36th
Per Capita Income # 193 64th

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