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Population in 2012: 2,078 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +29.9%
Males: 982  (47.3%)
Females: 1,096  (52.7%)

Median resident age:  40.2 years
Kentucky median age:  41.0 years

Zip codes: 41815.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,129 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Whitesburg:

$35,129
KY:

$41,724
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,906

Whitesburg city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $91,506 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Whitesburg:

$91,506
KY:

$120,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $99,621; Detached houses: $119,298; Townhouses or other attached units: $62,863; Mobile homes: $18,553

Median gross rent in 2012: $455.

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  • White alone - 2,084 (97.4%)
  • Asian alone - 17 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 13 (0.6%)
  • Hispanic - 11 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • Two or more races - 6 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.09%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Whitesburg: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (36.0%), English (17.2%), German (8.8%), Irish (6.2%), Scottish (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (3.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated on 03/06/1876

Elevation: 1164 feet

Land area: 3.10 square miles.

Population density: 671 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Whitesburg:

  • High school or higher: 81.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitesburg city:

  • Never married: 21.7%
  • Now married: 50.2%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 13.9%
  • Divorced: 12.5%

17 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Kentucky:  3.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $773 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $535 (0.7%)

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+: Lexington-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:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $96,500
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

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Latitude: 37.12 N, Longitude: 82.82 W

Area code: 606

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Crime rates in Whitesburg by Year
Type 2004 2007 2008 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000100
per 100,000 0.00.00.068.90.00.0
Assaults 200100
per 100,000 128.80.00.068.90.00.0
Burglaries 602121
per 100,000 386.30.0135.568.992.946.8
Thefts 3915261550
per 100,000 2511.3997.31761.51033.1232.10.0
Auto thefts 211100
per 100,000 128.866.567.868.90.00.0
Arson N/A0N/A000
per 100,000 N/A0.0N/A0.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 283.4) 170.247.188.989.616.43.4

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Kentucky average:

1.88

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

16.3%
Kentucky:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -40 (-2.4%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (33%)
  • Educational services (19%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (2%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Extraction workers (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3%)
  • Media and communication equipment workers (3%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Whitesburg-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Kentucky state average. It is 61% 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 above Kentucky state average. It is 62% 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 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.5 miles away from Whitesburg 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 the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 17.1 miles away from Whitesburg center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 48.3 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

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: 15, Storms: 15, Tornadoes: 5, Mudslides: 3, Snows: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Blizzard: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Birthplace of: Harry M. Caudill - Politician, John Beatty (illustrator).


Hospitals/medical centers in Whitesburg:

  • DAVITA - WHITESBURG DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 222 HOSPITAL ROAD STE, D)
  • WHITESBURG ARH HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Voluntary non-profit - Other, 240 HOSPITAL ROAD)
  • LETCHER MANOR (Nursing Home, 73 PIEDMONT DRIVE)

Political contributions by individuals in Whitesburg, KY

Heliports located in Whitesburg:

College/University in Whitesburg:

  • Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology (Full-time enrollment: 8; Location: 74 Parkway Plaza Loop; Private, for-profit)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitesburg:

  • Big Sandy Community and Technical College (about 40 miles; Prestonsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,306)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 50 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,537)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 60 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 2,182)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 62 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Tusculum College (about 66 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • Walters State Community College (about 67 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Morehead State University (about 82 miles; Morehead, KY; FT enrollment: 5,875)

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Public elementary/middle schools in Whitesburg:

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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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

28.5
U.S.:

25.6
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2008 was 15.2. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.8 miles away from the city center.
City:

15.2
U.S.:

11.7

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

WHITESBURG WATER WORKS (Population served: 2739, Surface_water):
Past health violations:
  • 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)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-2000. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-24-2000), St Compliance achieved (FEB-26-2000)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-1999. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-26-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-26-1999), St Compliance achieved (APR-14-1999), St Public Notif received (APR-14-1999)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JUN-1998. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-1998), St Public Notif received (SEP-23-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-1999)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In JAN-1998. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-25-1998), St Public Notif received (FEB-25-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-25-1998), St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-1998), Fed Site Visit (enforcement) (MAR-11-1998)
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR) - In DEC-1997. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-26-1998), St Public Notif received (FEB-17-1998), Fed Site Visit (enforcement) (MAR-11-1998), St Compliance achieved (MAR-10-1999)
  • 9 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique Exceeds Turb 1 NTU - In NOV-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (NOV-22-2005), St Public Notif requested (JUN-08-2006), St Formal NOV issued (JUN-08-2006)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-27-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between OCT-19-1999 and JAN-20-2000, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-23-1999), St Compliance achieved (JAN-20-2000)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In NOV-1998. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-21-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-21-1998), St Compliance achieved (JAN-10-1999)
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-1998. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-15-1998), St Public Notif requested (MAY-04-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-04-1998)
  • 23 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation
ARLIE BOGG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 400, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: Fed Formal NOV issued (MAR-16-1998)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 58 regular monitoring violations
LETCHER CO WATER & SEWER DISTRICT (Population served: 369, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - Between OCT-27-2005 and DEC-31-2025, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (OCT-27-2005)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between OCT-01-2004 and APR-13-2005, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-24-2005), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-24-2005), St Compliance achieved (APR-13-2005)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation
BECKHAM BATES ELEMENTARY (Population served: 310, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-1996 and JUN-11-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-01-1996), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-01-1996), St Public Notif issued (JUN-11-1998), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-11-1998 to AUG-09-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and FEB-02-1995, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1993), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-1993), St Compliance achieved (FEB-02-1995), St Public Notif received (FEB-02-1995), St Compliance achieved (NOV-21-1997), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999)
  • 79 regular monitoring violations
KINGDOM COME SETTLEMENT (Population served: 225, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-01-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-01-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-01-2003 and JUN-08-2004, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-25-2004), St Formal NOV issued (FEB-25-2004), St Compliance achieved (JUN-08-2004)
  • 66 regular monitoring violations
KINGS CREEK SENIOR CITIZENS (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & 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)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JUL-01-1993 and NOV-18-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1993), St Public Notif requested (2 times from JUL-01-1993 to JAN-01-1994), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-01-1994), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (2 times from NOV-17-1999 to NOV-18-1999), St Compliance achieved (NOV-18-1999), St Formal NOV issued (NOV-18-1999), St Public Notif issued (FEB-06-2002), St Compliance achieved (FEB-06-2002)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 55 regular monitoring violations
OVEN FORK SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER (Population served: 35, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-25-2005), St Compliance achieved (JAN-25-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-25-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2005)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2005)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In NOV-2004, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-26-2005), St Formal NOV issued (JAN-26-2005), St Public Notif received (MAR-03-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2005)
  • Monitoring and Reporting Stage 1 - Between JAN-2004 and DEC-2004, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-03-2005), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-03-2005)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JAN-2003 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & 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)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between JUL-1996 and DEC-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUL-01-1996), St Public Notif requested (JUL-01-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif requested (NOV-03-1999), St Public Notif issued (NOV-17-1999), St Compliance achieved (DEC-29-2001)
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 129 regular monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 14.2%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Whitesburg, KY

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 compared to Kentucky state average:

Whitesburg, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age 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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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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Whitesburg, Kentucky:

  • Parkway Inn, Hwy 15, Whitesburg, KY 41858 , Phone: (606) 633-4441
  • Suburban Motel, 236 E Main St, Whitesburg, KY 41858 , Phone: (606) 633-9381
  • Super 8 Motel-whitesburg, 377a Hazard Rd, Whitesburg, KY 41858 , Phone: (606) 633-8888
All 3 fire-safe hotels and motels in Whitesburg, Kentucky

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Whitesburg travel time to work - commute


Whitesburg mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (95%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.44%
Here29.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents57.7%10.7%10.4%5.4%4.5%
Congregations20.6%9.5%15.9%15.9%6.3%
Name East District Association of Primitive BaptistChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of God (Anderson, Indiana)Catholic ChurchOther
Adherents3.4%2.2%1.4%0.9%3.5%
Congregations7.9%3.2%1.6%3.2%15.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 1$2,163$25,9560$0
Other Government Administration 4$4,607$13,8210$0
Police Protection - Officers 8$17,189$25,7840$0
Firefighters 4$9,547$28,6410$0
Solid Waste Management 8$11,703$17,5550$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 2$912
Totals for Government 25$45,209$21,7002$912

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $419,000 ($201.64)
    Sewerage: $366,000 ($176.13)
    Solid Waste Management: $238,000 ($114.53)
    Police Protection: $205,000 ($98.65)
    Fire Protection: $183,000 ($88.07)
    General - Other: $181,000 ($87.10)
    Central Staff Services: $136,000 ($65.45)
    Regular Highways: $123,000 ($59.19)
    Parks & Recreation: $45,000 ($21.66)
    Financial Administration: $11,000 ($5.29)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $74,000 ($35.61)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $56,000 ($26.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($3.85)
    Fire Protection: $2,000 ($0.96)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $385,000 ($185.27)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)

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

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $261,000 ($125.60)
    Sewerage: $247,000 ($118.86)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($13.47)
    Parking Facilities: $8,000 ($3.85)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000 ($2.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $4,000 ($1.92)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $50,000 ($24.06)
    Interest Earnings: $31,000 ($14.92)
    Rents: $4,000 ($1.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $441,000 ($212.22)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $110,000 ($52.94)
    Highways: $26,000 ($12.51)
  • Tax - Property: $300,000 ($144.37)
    NEC: $272,000 ($130.90)
    Public Utilities: $5,000 ($2.41)
    Motor Vehicle License: $3,000 ($1.44)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,233,000 ($593.36)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,200,000 ($577.48)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $33,000 ($15.88)

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

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $281,000 ($135.23)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,250,000 ($601.54)

3.93% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,836 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
Kentucky average:

6.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Pike County, KY  0.42% ($33,241 average AGI)
from Perry County, KY  0.36% ($25,280)
from Harlan County, KY  0.27% ($32,105)


4.31% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,066 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.31%
Kentucky average:

6.74%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Perry County, KY  0.41% ($36,207 average AGI)
to Fayette County, KY  0.39% ($31,481)
to Pike County, KY  0.33% ($25,565)

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 count: 18
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 34
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 52
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Kentucky average:
  • Fatal accident count: 71
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 112
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 19
  • Fatalities: 78
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 192
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 7
See more detailed statistics of Whitesburg fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Whitesburg)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

32 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Whitesburg, KY)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Whitesburg)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: ENSTROM F-28C (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: LYCOMING HIO-360 SER (205 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 200NH , Serial Number: 376, Year manufactured: 1977, Airworthiness Date: 03/25/1977
    Registrant (Corporation): Pine Mountain Aero Inc, 313 Madison Avenue, Whitesburg, KY 41858
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6768H , Serial Number: 19983, Year manufactured: 1946
    Registrant (Co-Owned): & Wilcox Co Frazier, Po Box 209, Whitesburg, KY 41858


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
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 on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Petroleum and petroleum products merchant wholesalers"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Health technologists and technicians"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Florists"
  • #78 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Health care"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in nursing homes"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Private households"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations:"
  • #67 (41815) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2006"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating from other counties between 2005 and 2006"
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