Whitesburg, Kentucky

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Population in 2017: 1,914 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +19.6%
Males: 882  (46.1%)
Females: 1,032  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

42.6 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years

Zip codes: 41815.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $38,054 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Whitesburg:

$38,054
KY:

$48,375

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $24,955 (it was $20,202 in 2000)

Whitesburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $99,025 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Whitesburg:

$99,025
KY:

$141,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $79,773; detached houses: $90,138; townhouses or other attached units: $42,126; mobile homes: $61,104

Median gross rent in 2017: $615.

March 2019 cost of living index in Whitesburg: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.9%
(30.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 38.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Whitesburg, KY (2017)
    • 2,11494.2%White alone
    • 442.0%Hispanic
    • 391.7%Two or more races
    • 170.8%Black alone
    • 110.5%Asian alone
    • 80.4%American Indian alone

Races in Whitesburg detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists, there were 15 registered sex offenders living in Whitesburg, Kentucky as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Whitesburg is 147 to 1.


Crime rates in Whitesburg by year

Type

2007

2008

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(50.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(68.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(100.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(68.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(135.5)
1
(68.9)
2
(92.9)
1
(46.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(98.1)
1
(50.0)
4
(201.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(997.3)
26
(1,762)
15
(1,033)
5
(232.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(98.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(151.4)
1
(51.3)
2
(106.1)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(66.5)
1
(67.8)
1
(68.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(98.1)
1
(50.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(51.3)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
N/A0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)45.285.486.115.83.30.018.647.550.56.24.2

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City-data.com crime index in Whitesburg, KY

Crime rate in Whitesburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.71
Kentucky average:

1.65
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Ancestries: American (24.4%), English (7.2%), Irish (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%), German (1.9%), Dutch (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/06/1876

Elevation: 1164 feet

Land area: 3.10 square miles.

Population density: 618 people per square mile   (low).

Whitesburg, Kentucky map

42 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.9%
Kentucky:

3.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,825 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $549 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (59.6 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (111.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (417.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Mayking, KY (1.8 miles ),
Millstone, KY (2.3 miles),
Eolia, KY (2.4 miles ),
Colson, KY (2.8 miles ),
Fleming-Neon, KY (2.9 miles ),
Blackey, KY (3.0 miles),
Payne Gap, KY (3.0 miles ),
McRoberts, KY (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 37.12 N, Longitude: 82.82 W

Area code: 606

Distribution of median household income in Whitesburg, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Whitesburg, KY in 2017
Whitesburg satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $96,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Whitesburg, KY residents
Average permit cost in Whitesburg, KY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

6.6%
Kentucky:

4.5%
Most common industries in Whitesburg, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (21.3%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (9.3%)
  • Educational services (8.4%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (16.5%)
  • Construction (12.4%)
  • Health care (10.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.3%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Truck transportation (3.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (35.5%)
  • Educational services (17.1%)
  • Private households (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Petroleum & petroleum products merchant wholesalers (4.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Whitesburg, KY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Registered nurses (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Cashiers (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
  • Extraction workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Extraction workers (7.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.7%)
  • Cashiers (6.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.5%)
  • Media and communications workers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (11.4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.5%)

Average climate in Whitesburg, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Whitesburg, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 62.6. This is about average.

City:

62.6
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 24.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.94. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.94
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Whitesburg-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 74% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 17.6 miles away from the Whitesburg city center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 53.1 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whitesburg-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from Whitesburg center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 111.1 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 46.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 50.0 miles away from Whitesburg center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 291.8 miles away from Whitesburg center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Letcher County (26) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 24
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 20, Storms: 16, Tornadoes: 7, Mudslides: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Landslides: 3, Snows: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whitesburg topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Whitesburg:

  • WHITESBURG ARH HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 240 HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • LETCHER MANOR (73 PIEDMONT DRIVE)
  • DAVITA - WHITESBURG DIALYSIS (222 HOSPITAL ROAD STE, D)

Heliports located in Whitesburg:

College/University in Whitesburg:

  • Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 36; Location: 74 Parkway Plaza Loop; Private, for-profit; Website: www.jennyleaacademy.com)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitesburg:

  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 14 miles; Cumberland, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,196)
  • Hazard Community and Technical College (about 22 miles; Hazard, KY; FT enrollment: 2,087)
  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 2,660)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 50 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 53 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 60 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 62 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)

Public high schools in Whitesburg:

  • LETCHER COUNTY CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 968, Location: 435 COUGAR DR, Grades: 9-12)
  • LETCHER COUNTY ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION CTR (Location: 185 CIRCLE DR, Grades: 7-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Whitesburg:

See full list of schools located in Whitesburg

Library in Whitesburg:

  • HARRY M. CAUDILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $696,210; Location: 220 MAIN STREET; 87,966 books; 1,355 audio materials; 4,003 video materials; 3 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 156 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Whitesburg Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Whitesburg: Sandlick Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Crafts Colly Creek (A), Cowan Branch (B), Solomon Branch (C), Hammonds Branch (D), Sandlick Creek (E), Pert Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Logan's Gameroom (Amusement & Theme Parks; 47 South Webb Street).

Hotels: Super 8 Whitesburg KY (377A Hazard Road & Route 15), Parkway Inn (3749 Highway 15).

Courts: Administrative Office Of The Courts Pre-Trial Services Agency (156 Main Street), Letcher County - District Court (156 Main Street), Letcher County Fiscal Court (106 Carys Tower Road), Letcher County - Circuit Court Clerk (156 Main Street), Letcher County - County Court Clerk (156 Main Street), Kentucky State - Administrative Offices Of The Courts- Drug Court (84 East Main Street).

Birthplace of: Harry M. Caudill - Politician, John Beatty (illustrator).

Letcher County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Whitesburg and their reported violations in the past:

WHITESBURG WATER WORKS (Population served: 3,861, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2008), St Public Notif received (DEC-16-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2008), St Public Notif received (SEP-05-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-28-2006), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-28-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from DEC-07-2006 to DEC-07-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2006), St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from DEC-08-2006 to DEC-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2006 and MAR-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-14-2006), St Public Notif received (DEC-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2006)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In NOV-2005. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2006), St Compliance achieved (APR-06-2007)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2013, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In JUN-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-15-2013), St Formal NOV issued (AUG-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2013)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In DEC-2006, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-05-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-06-2007), St Public Notif received (APR-10-2007)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (SEP-25-2006), St Public Notif requested (SEP-25-2006), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2006), St Public Notif received (2 times from DEC-07-2006 to DEC-07-2006)
  • One minor monitoring violation
LETCHER COUNTY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 2,673, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2009 and MAR-2009, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-12-2009), St Formal NOV issued (MAY-12-2009), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2009), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2009), St Public Notif received (MAR-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-2008), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-03-2008), St Public Notif received (NOV-03-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-29-2008), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-29-2008), St Public Notif received (AUG-15-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-23-2008), St Formal NOV issued (APR-23-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-04-2008), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-04-2008), St Public Notif received (FEB-04-2008), St Compliance achieved (OCT-20-2009)
  • 12 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (MAY-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-01-2014)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2013. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-20-2013), St Formal NOV issued (DEC-20-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-2014)
  • Treatment Technique Precursor Removal - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (APR-22-2008), St Public Notif requested (MAY-13-2008), St Public Notif received (MAY-30-2008), St Compliance achieved (AUG-06-2008)
  • Monthly Turbidity Exceed (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUN-2007, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-12-2007), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-12-2007), St Public Notif received (OCT-23-2007), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2008)
  • One regular monitoring violation
  • 8 other older monitoring violations
ARLIE BOGG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2013), St Public Notif received (MAR-27-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-19-2007), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-19-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAY-18-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2007)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-1998), Fed Compliance achieved (MAR-02-2011)
KINGS CREEK SENIOR CITIZENS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2004), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2007)
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
OVEN FORK SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-14-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-14-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In APR-2012. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-14-2012), St Public Notif requested (JUN-14-2012), St Compliance achieved (OCT-30-2012), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-30-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-11-2013), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-11-2013), St Compliance achieved (MAR-28-2013), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2013)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2004), St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-01-2004), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2007)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.1 people
Kentucky:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

58.6%
Whole state:

66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.6%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households

People in group quarters in Whitesburg in 2010:

  • 120 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 59 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional facilities
143 people in nursing homes in 2000
37 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000

Banks with branches in Whitesburg (2011 data):

  • Whitaker Bank: The Bank Of Whitesburg Branch at 187 Main Street, branch established on 1932/10/10; Highway 15 North Branch at Highway 15 North, branch established on 1976/08/10. Info updated 2008/07/07: Bank assets: $1,497.1 mil, Deposits: $1,225.4 mil, headquarters in Lexington, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Whitaker Bank Corporation Of Kentucky
  • Community Trust Bank, Inc.: Whitesburg West Branch at 24 Parkway Plaza Loop, branch established on 1975/07/16; Whitesburg Branch at 155 Main Street, branch established on 1947/07/02. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $3,573.0 mil, Deposits: $2,890.4 mil, headquarters in Pikeville, KY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 80 total offices, Holding Company: Community Trust Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Whitesburg:

Marital status in Whitesburg, KY
  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 50.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 11.4%
  • Divorced: 16.8%

For population 25 years and over in Whitesburg:

  • High school or higher: 80.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 27.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Kentucky average:

11.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Whitesburg
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whitesburg, KY (based on Letcher County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,21039
Mainline Protestant9297
Catholic482
Other-1
None18,332-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Letcher County:

2.92 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 4
Letcher County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Letcher County:

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Letcher County:

14.6%
State:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

36.9%
State:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.5%
Kentucky:

15.9%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Whitesburg:

54.5%
Kentucky:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

52.0%
Kentucky:

46.1%

Average BMI:
Whitesburg:

27.9
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Whitesburg:

19.9%
Kentucky:

21.4%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.3%
State:

10.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

7.0
Kentucky:

6.8

Overweight people:
Whitesburg:

33.1%
State:

34.0%

General health condition:
Whitesburg:

59.2%
Kentucky:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Whitesburg:

78.0%
Kentucky:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Whitesburg, KY Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$10,441$20,8820$0
Streets and Highways 6$9,520$19,0401$830
Parks and Recreation 6$7,970$15,9400$0
Water Supply 6$11,989$23,9780$0
Other Government Administration 5$8,989$21,5740$0
Firefighters 5$10,204$24,4900$0
Solid Waste Management 4$5,756$17,2682$1,523
Sewerage 4$10,919$32,7570$0
Police - Other 1$1,328$15,9360$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,877$22,5242$1,284
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 44$78,993$21,5445$3,637

Whitesburg government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Police Protection: $4,000 ($2.09)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $362,000 ($189.13)
    Sewerage: $197,000 ($102.93)
    Police Protection: $162,000 ($84.64)
    Central Staff Services: $131,000 ($68.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $106,000 ($55.38)
    Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($33.96)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($7.31)
    Regular Highways: $1,000 ($0.52)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $21,000 ($10.97)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $65,000 ($33.96)
    Central Staff Services: $44,000 ($22.99)
    Regular Highways: $4,000 ($2.09)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $342,000 ($178.68)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $17,000 ($8.88)

Whitesburg government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $254,000 ($132.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $173,000 ($90.39)
    Other: $18,000 ($9.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $63,000 ($32.92)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $15,000 ($7.84)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($3.66)
    Rents: $6,000 ($3.13)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.52)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $437,000 ($228.32)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $145,000 ($75.76)
    General Local Government Support: $27,000 ($14.11)
    Highways: $17,000 ($8.88)
  • Tax - Individual Income: $101,000 ($52.77)
    Property: $70,000 ($36.57)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $63,000 ($32.92)
    Public Utilities Sales: $61,000 ($31.87)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $31,000 ($16.20)
    Other License: $17,000 ($8.88)

Whitesburg government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $824,000 ($430.51)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $772,000 ($403.34)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $52,000 ($27.17)

Whitesburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $886,000 ($462.90)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $39,000 ($20.38)

4.50% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($36,365 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.50%
Kentucky average:

6.57%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Knott County, KY  0.38% ($24,542 average AGI)
to Perry County, KY  0.38% ($38,500)
to Fayette County, KY  0.36% ($24,348)
Businesses in Whitesburg, KY
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
AutoZone1Subway1
Dairy Queen1Super 81
GNC1U-Haul1
Little Caesars Pizza1UPS1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
McDonald's1Wendy's1
Pizza Hut1

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitesburg:

  • WTCW (920 AM; 4 kW; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WEZC (1480 AM; daytime; 5 kW; NEON, KY; Owner: JESUS COMMUNICATION ILNC.)
  • WNVA (1350 AM; 5 kW; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO-WISE, INC.)
  • WLSI (900 AM; 5 kW; PIKEVILLE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKVG (1000 AM; daytime; 1 kW; JENKINS, KY; Owner: MARTINS & ASSOCIATES, INC.)
  • WKIC (1390 AM; 5 kW; HAZARD, KY)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDIC (1430 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CLINCHCO, VA; Owner: DICKENSON COUNTY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCPM (1280 AM; 1 kW; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitesburg:

  • WIFX-FM (94.3 FM; JENKINS, KY; Owner: LETCHER COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WXKQ-FM (103.9 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: T.C.W. BROADCASTING , INC.)
  • WMMT (88.7 FM; WHITESBURG, KY; Owner: APPALSHOP, INCORPORATED)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDXC (102.3 FM; POUND, VA; Owner: WDXC RADIO, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSGS (101.1 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING SERVICE, INC.)
  • WZQQ (97.9 FM; HYDEN, KY; Owner: LESLIE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEKH (90.9 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY)
  • WJMD (104.7 FM; HAZARD, KY; Owner: HAZARD BROADCASTING SERVICES)
  • WPKE-FM (103.1 FM; COAL RUN, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKCB-FM (107.1 FM; HINDMAN, KY; Owner: HINDMAN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WWJD (91.7 FM; PIPPA PASSES, KY; Owner: ALICE LLOYD COLLEGE)
  • WNVA-FM (106.3 FM; NORTON, VA; Owner: RADIO WISE, INC.)
  • WZLK (107.5 FM; VIRGIE, KY; Owner: EAST KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WISE-FM (90.5 FM; WISE, VA; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA'S COLLEGE AT WISE)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)

TV broadcast stations around Whitesburg:

  • W24BT (Channel 24; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WYMT-TV (Channel 57; HAZARD, KY; Owner: WYMT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • W31BU (Channel 31; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W53BQ (Channel 53; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W69ED (Channel 69; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WKHA (Channel 35; HAZARD, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • W26BK (Channel 26; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W16BI (Channel 16; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WSBN-TV (Channel 47; NORTON, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • Whitesburg, Kentucky
  • Fatal accident count24
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents42
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:4
  • Fatalities24
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents62
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Kentucky average
  • Fatal accident count15003
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents22569
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons4749
  • Fatalities16706
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents37510
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1023
See more detailed statistics of Whitesburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 39Number of bridges
  • 404ft / 123mTotal length
  • $8,770,000Total costs
  • 124,889Total average daily traffic
  • 8,747Total average daily truck traffic
  • 113,499Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Whitesburg, KY - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 61960-1969
  • 131970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Whitesburg, KY

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 15. The highest number of reported fires - 24 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2007. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Whitesburg, KY When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (57.4%), and Outside Fires (24.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Whitesburg, KY
    • 10957.4%Structure Fires
    • 4624.2%Outside Fires
    • 3015.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 52.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whitesburg, KY
Most common first names in Whitesburg, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5969.3 years
William4368.2 years
John3374.5 years
Mary2977.3 years
Robert1971.0 years
Martha1881.9 years
Carl1572.1 years
Henry1473.7 years
George1475.1 years
Willie1473.6 years
Most common last names in Whitesburg, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fields8772.3 years
Adams8472.5 years
Collins8473.3 years
Caudill6776.8 years
Sexton6368.4 years
Banks6375.9 years
Day5574.1 years
Hall5470.1 years
Brown3873.2 years
Blair3176.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Whitesburg, KY
  • 83.4%Electricity
  • 6.4%Utility gas
  • 5.3%Coal or coke
  • 4.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Whitesburg, KY
  • 93.0%Electricity
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.7%Utility gas


Whitesburg compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
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