Whitesburg, Kentucky

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Population in 2014: 2,027 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +26.7%
Males: 954  (47.1%)
Females: 1,073  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 41815.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $29,371 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Whitesburg:

$29,371
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $20,860 (it was $20,202 in 2000)

Whitesburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $83,746 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Whitesburg:

$83,746
KY:

$120,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $558.

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  • Races in Whitesburg, KY (2010)

    Whitesburg races chart
    • 2,08497.4%White alone
    • 170.8%Asian alone
    • 130.6%Black alone
    • 110.5%Hispanic
    • 60.3%American Indian alone
    • 60.3%Two or more races
    • 20.09%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Whitesburg: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (31.6%), English (10.8%), German (9.5%), Irish (9.3%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%), Scottish (2.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/06/1876

Elevation: 1164 feet

Land area: 3.10 square miles.

Population density: 655 people per square mile   (low).

Whitesburg, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Whitesburg:

  • High school or higher: 75.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitesburg city:

  • Never married: 18.5%
  • Now married: 56.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

34 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
Kentucky:

3.4%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 14 registered sex offenders living in Whitesburg, Kentucky as of May 30, 2016.
The ratio of number of residents in Whitesburg to the number of sex offenders is 148 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $693 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $564 (0.8%)

Whitesburg satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.12 N, Longitude: 82.82 W

Area code: 606

Whitesburg household income distribution Whitesburg home values distribution

Crime rates in Whitesburg by Year
Type 2004 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 00010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.068.90.00.00.00.0
Assaults 20010000
per 100,000 128.80.00.068.90.00.00.00.0
Burglaries 60212102
per 100,000 386.30.0135.568.992.946.80.098.1
Thefts 391526155002
per 100,000 2,511.3997.31,761.51,033.1232.10.00.098.1
Auto thefts 21110002
per 100,000 128.866.567.868.90.00.00.098.1
Arson N/A0N/A00000
per 100,000 N/A0.0N/A0.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 272.8) 170.247.188.989.616.43.40.019.4

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Crime rate in Whitesburg detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2013, including police officers: 7 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.43
Kentucky average:

1.94
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

9.4%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-2.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (17%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (2%)
  • Other services, except public administration (2%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (20%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (6%)

Work and jobs in Whitesburg: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Whitesburg, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 the city 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 Whitesburg 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 the city 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 (23) is a lot greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 21
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 17, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 6, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whitesburg topographic map

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

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)

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 46.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

46.3
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 22.5. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 28.5. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2007 was 15.2. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.2
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 26.0%
(25.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents)
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

Whitesburg, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

15.3
Kentucky average:

12.3

Whitesburg travel time to work - commute Whitesburg mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whitesburg city (based on Letcher County data)

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
Letcher 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.
State:

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

1.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

14.6%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
Letcher County:

36.9%
Kentucky:

30.0%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

19.5%
State:

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
Other Government Administration 5$8,989$21,5740$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$10,441$20,8820$0
Police - Other 1$1,328$15,9360$0
Firefighters 5$10,204$24,4900$0
Streets and Highways 6$9,520$19,0401$830
Solid Waste Management 4$5,756$17,2682$1,523
Sewerage 4$10,919$32,7570$0
Parks and Recreation 6$7,970$15,9400$0
Water Supply 6$11,989$23,9780$0
Other and Unallocable 1$1,877$22,5242$1,284
Totals for Government 44$78,993$21,5445$3,637

Whitesburg government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $419,000 ($206.71)
    Sewerage: $366,000 ($180.56)
    Solid Waste Management: $238,000 ($117.41)
    Police Protection: $205,000 ($101.13)
    Fire Protection: $183,000 ($90.28)
    General - Other: $181,000 ($89.29)
    Central Staff Services: $136,000 ($67.09)
    Regular Highways: $123,000 ($60.68)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($22.20)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($5.43)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $74,000 ($36.51)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $56,000 ($27.63)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($3.95)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.99)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $385,000 ($189.94)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

Whitesburg government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $261,000 ($128.76)
    Sewerage: $247,000 ($121.85)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($13.81)
    Parking Facilities: $8,000 ($3.95)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($2.96)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($1.97)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $50,000 ($24.67)
    Interest Earnings: $31,000 ($15.29)
    Rents: $4,000 ($1.97)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $441,000 ($217.56)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $110,000 ($54.27)
    Highways: $26,000 ($12.83)
  • Tax - Property: $300,000 ($148.00)
    NEC: $272,000 ($134.19)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($2.47)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($1.48)

Whitesburg government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,233,000 ($608.29)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,200,000 ($592.01)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $33,000 ($16.28)

Whitesburg government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $281,000 ($138.63)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,250,000 ($616.67)

3.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($29,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.02%
Kentucky average:

6.18%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Perry County, KY  0.38% ($26,444 average AGI)
from Pike County, KY  0.35% ($35,200)
from Knott County, KY  0.24% ($32,882)


3.57% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,363 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.57%
Kentucky average:

6.19%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pike County, KY  0.45% ($33,688 average AGI)
to Knott County, KY  0.33% ($36,792)
to Perry County, KY  0.31% ($35,227)

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 count20
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents36
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:3
  • Fatalities20
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents56
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Kentucky average
  • Fatal accident count93
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents145
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons28
  • Fatalities101
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents247
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents10
See more detailed statistics of Whitesburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 20Number of bridges
  • 108m354ftTotal length
  • $7,704,000Total costs
  • 125,585Total average daily traffic
  • 8,947Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11910-1919
  • 11920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Whitesburg, KY

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 3
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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (93%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)
  • Utility gas (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
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

Whitesburg compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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