Whitley City, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Whitley City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Whitley City Census Designated Place had a population of 1,317 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitley City: Coolidge, Whitley.

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


Total Population 1,317
Population in Households 1,249
Population in Familes 1,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 68
Population Density2 571
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $27,176
Average Household Income $40,015
Per Capita Income $16,638


Total Housing Units 607 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 263 (43.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 262 (43.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $78,008
Average Home Value $84,886


Total Households 525
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 354
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 1.44% 0.36%
Households 1.61% 0.42%
Families 1.78% 0.28%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.18%

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, 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 # 207 62nd
Population Density # 364 33rd
Diversity Index # 419 23rd
Median Household Income # 504 7th
Per Capita Income # 502 7th

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