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Whitley City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Whitley City Census Designated Place had a population of 1,416 as of July 1, 2019. 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 36.7234 and longitude -84.4705 in McCreary County. The formal boundaries for the Whitley City Census Designated Place 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, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Whitley City, KY Housing Affordability Index is 147
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Whitley City, KY Wealth Index is 16
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 1,416 (100%)
Population in Households 1,347 (95.1%)
Population in Families 1,093 (77.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 69 ( 4.9%)
Population Density 614
Diversity Index2 9
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $17,017
Average Household Income $23,236
Per Capita Income $9,232
Wealth Index4 16

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 659 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 290 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 274 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $64,286
Housing Affordability Index3 147
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 564
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 380
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.08% 1.21%
Households 2.23% 1.25%
Families 2.37% 1.13%
Median Household Income   0.44%
Per Capita Income   1.46%

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, 2019 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 # 202 63rd
Population Density # 350 35th
Diversity Index # 403 25th
Median Household Income # 535 1st
Per Capita Income # 538 1st

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