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Whitley City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Whitley City Census Designated Place had a population of 1,438 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Whitley City: Coolidge, Whitley.

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Whitley City, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,438
Daytime Population: Workers 537
Daytime Population: Residents 1,097
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,634
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.14
Population in Households 1,369
Population in Familes 1,112
Population in Group Qrtrs 69
Population Density2 623
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $28,576
Average Household Income $38,965
Per Capita Income $16,185


Total Housing Units 653 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 306 (46.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 268 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $76,159
Average Home Value $83,333


Total Households 574
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 388
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 2.89% 1.06%
Households 3.1% 1.16%
Families 3.33% 1.06%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 2017 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 # 200 63rd
Population Density # 349 36th
Diversity Index # 404 26th
Median Household Income # 480 11th
Per Capita Income # 504 7th

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