Whitley City, Kentucky

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Population in 2010: 1,170. Population change since 2000: +5.3%
Males: 728  (62.3%)
Females: 442  (37.7%)
Median resident age:  31.4 years
Kentucky median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 42653.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $24,173 (it was $18,654 in 2000)
Whitley City:

$24,173
KY:

$43,399

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,558 (it was $11,659 in 2000)

Whitley City CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $59,245 (it was $47,200 in 2000)
Whitley City:

$59,245
KY:

$120,900

Median gross rent in 2013: $399.

  • Races in Whitley City, KY (2010)

    Whitley City races chart
    • 1,13597.0%White alone
    • 110.9%American Indian alone
    • 100.9%Hispanic
    • 90.8%Two or more races
    • 20.2%Black alone
    • 20.2%Asian alone
    • 10.09%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Whitley City: 81.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (21.6%), Irish (17.4%), German (2.8%), Norwegian (2.2%), Subsaharan African (1.5%), English (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1357 feet

Land area: 2.31 square miles.

Population density: 507 people per square mile   (low).

Whitley City,KY real estate house value index trend

Whitley City, Kentucky map

For population 25 years and over in Whitley City:

  • High school or higher: 73.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 17.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitley City CDP:

  • Never married: 24.3%
  • Now married: 32.1%
  • Separated: 8.1%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 25.2%

6 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.7%
Kentucky:

3.4%



According to our research of Kentucky and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Whitley City, Kentucky as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Whitley City to the number of sex offenders is 234 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $630 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $205 (0.5%)

Whitley City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (59.7 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (90.3 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (393.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Stearns, KY (1.4 miles ), Pine Knot, KY (2.2 miles ), Co-operative, KY (2.8 miles ), Parkers Lake, KY (3.1 miles ), Winfield, TN (3.4 miles ), Gregory, KY (3.7 miles ), Cumberland Falls, KY (3.9 miles ), Oneida, TN (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.72 N, Longitude: 84.47 W

Whitley City household income distribution Whitley City home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

11.9%
Kentucky:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (26%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Accommodation and food services (21%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (48%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (14%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (30%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (26%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (21%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Whitley City, Kentucky

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Whitley City-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Kentucky state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the Whitley City place center .

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 21.9 miles away from the place center killed 10 people and injured 113 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whitley City-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 77% 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 106.4 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 70.0 miles away from Whitley City 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 222.1 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 103.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 167.5 miles away from Whitley City center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 201.8 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 McCreary County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whitley City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Whitley City:

  • DEACONESS HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)
  • ONEIDA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)
  • SCOTT COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 16 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitley City:

  • University of the Cumberlands (about 18 miles; Williamsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,585)
  • Somerset Community College (about 25 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 47 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Lindsey Wilson College (about 53 miles; Columbia, KY; FT enrollment: 2,552)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 57 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Roane State Community College (about 59 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 62 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)

Public elementary/middle school in Whitley City:

Private elementary/middle school in Whitley City:

  • BEULAH MT CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 17; Location: 2995 BEULAH HEIGHTS RD; Grades: 3 - 11)
See full list of schools located in Whitley City

Library in Whitley City:

  • MCCREARY COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $413,391; Location: 6 NORTH MAIN STREET; 42,745 books; 1,788 audio materials; 1,483 video materials; 7 local licensed databases; 48 state licensed databases; 62 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Whitley City: Stearns Ranger Station (A), McCreary County Search and Rescue (B), Whitley City Fire Station (C), McCreary County Ambulance Service (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Whitley City Motel (1710 North Highway 27), Whitley City Motel & Restaurant (1710 North Highway 27).

Courts: McCreary Co Court Clerk Office (Pigeon Voting Booth), Justice Circuit Court Clerk (Po Box 40), Drug Court (10 Jerry Avenue), McCreary County Court House (Whitley City).

McCreary 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 Whitley City and their reported violations in the past:

MCCREARY COUNTY WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 17,532, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2011 and JUN-2011, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-22-2012), St Formal NOV issued (MAR-22-2012), St Public Notif received (MAR-26-2012), St Compliance achieved (APR-24-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 minor monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.8%
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Kentucky:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.5%
Whole state:  66.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.1%
Whole state:  6.4%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
80 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
47 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
5 people in religious group quarters in 2000

Whitley City, Kentucky environmental map by EPA

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Whitley City compared to Kentucky state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above 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 significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Whitley City (2011 data):

  • Bank of McCreary County: Bank Of Mccreary County at 47 South Main Street, branch established on 1906/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $134.9 mil, Deposits: $103.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Mccreary Bancshares Inc.
  • FORCHT BANK, NATIONAL ASSOCIATION: Somerset - Mccreary at 456 North U.S. Highway 27, branch established on 1994/12/16. Info updated 2008/01/08: Bank assets: $992.1 mil, Deposits: $796.4 mil, headquarters in Lexington, KY, positive income, 34 total offices, Holding Company: Forcht Bancorp, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Kentucky average:

12.3

Whitley City travel time to work - commute Whitley City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (95%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whitley City CDP (based on McCreary County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,28718
Mainline Protestant3914
Other2491
Catholic421
None14,337-
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: 4
McCreary County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
McCreary County:

2.31 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
McCreary County:

7.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

4.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%
Adult obesity rate:
McCreary County:

33.6%
Kentucky:

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

20.1%
State:

15.9%

4.51% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,036 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.51%
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 Pulaski County, KY  0.79% ($22,324 average AGI)
from Scott County, TN  0.49% ($22,905)
from Wayne County, KY  0.30% ($15,846)


5.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,442 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
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 Pulaski County, KY  1.11% ($26,396 average AGI)
to Scott County, TN  0.74% ($22,000)
to Whitley County, KY  0.35% ($24,067)

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitley City:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEZJ (1440 AM; 3 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WOCV (1310 AM; 1 kW; ONEIDA, TN; Owner: ONEIDA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WECO (940 AM; 5 kW; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitley City:

  • WHAY (105.9 FM; WHITLEY CITY, KY; Owner: TIM LAVENDER)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEZJ-FM (104.3 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WSEK (97.1 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDP-FM (99.5 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTT-FM (107.3 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: ENCORE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTHL (90.5 FM; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WYGE (92.3 FM; LONDON, KY; Owner: ETHEL HUFF BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • WECO-FM (101.3 FM; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WLLK (93.9 FM; BURNSIDE, KY; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WVCT (91.5 FM; KEAVY, KY; Owner: VICTORY TRAINING SCHOOL CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Whitley City:

  • WKSO-TV (Channel 29; SOMERSET, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)
  • Whitley City, Kentucky
  • Fatal accident count13
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents21
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:4
  • Fatalities16
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents39
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • Kentucky average
  • Fatal accident count92
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents143
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons28
  • Fatalities100
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents245
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents10
See more detailed statistics of Whitley City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 4Number of bridges
  • 16m52ftTotal length
  • 21,374Total average daily traffic
  • 1,072Total average daily truck traffic

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 31
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Whitley City

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whitley City, KY
Most common first names in Whitley City, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3667.4 years
George2775.4 years
Mary2282.4 years
William2169.3 years
John1971.4 years
Charles1470.3 years
Robert1464.5 years
Martha1482.1 years
Clarence1275.9 years
Anna1281.8 years
Most common last names in Whitley City, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stephens5274.3 years
Bryant4874.4 years
Perry3970.7 years
Jones3769.1 years
Strunk3074.3 years
Tucker2469.3 years
Vanover2471.7 years
Smith2175.9 years
Roberts2171.8 years
Keith2066.7 years
Businesses in Whitley City, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1McDonald's1
Burger King1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1Rite Aid1
GNC1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
KFC1

Whitley City on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations:"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Pharmacies and drug stores"
  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Truck transportation"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations:"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Agricultural workers including supervisors"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers"
  • #57 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in religious group quarters"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
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