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Whitley County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2019: 36,282 (35% urban, 65% rural); it was 35,865 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,942
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,512
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,020
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,121 (it was 3,760 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

31%

Land area: 440 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 82 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Whitley County: 82.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (30.7%), Manufacturing (14.3%), Retail trade (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 22%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Whitley County, KY (2019)
    • 34,68996.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4791.3%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4611.3%Two or more races
    • 3220.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1040.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 970.3%Asian alone
Median resident age:

36.9 years
Kentucky median age:

39.2 years
Males: 17,759  (48.9%)
Females: 18,523  (51.1%)
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Average household size:
Whitley County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $40,320 ($22,075 in 1999)
This county:

$40,320
Kentucky:

$52,295

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $445 (lower quartile is $335, upper quartile is $544)
This county:

$445
State:

$618


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $99,520 (it was $49,500 in 2000)
Whitley:

$99,520
Kentucky:

$151,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $49,876 - $167,585

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $124,206
Here:

$124,206
State:

$202,714

Townhouses or other attached units: $138,284
Here:

$138,284
State:

$210,849

Mobile homes: $64,531
Here:

$64,531
State:

$65,175

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $933
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $270

Institutionalized population: 532
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 31 buildings, average cost: $46,200
  • 1998: 27 buildings, average cost: $71,800
  • 1999: 58 buildings, average cost: $59,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $84,000
  • 2001: 18 buildings, average cost: $99,000
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $96,800
  • 2003: 16 buildings, average cost: $96,300
  • 2004: 27 buildings, average cost: $85,600
  • 2005: 32 buildings, average cost: $92,300
  • 2006: 31 buildings, average cost: $140,800
  • 2007: 11 buildings, average cost: $87,500
  • 2008: 15 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $116,700
  • 2010: 6 buildings, average cost: $96,700
  • 2011: 13 buildings, average cost: $76,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $133,000
  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $62,200
  • 2014: 12 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2015: 14 buildings, average cost: $88,000
  • 2016: 5 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $140,000
  • 2018: 9 buildings, average cost: $131,200
  • 2019: 9 buildings, average cost: $120,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Whitley, KY residents
Average permit cost in Whitley, KY
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $871 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $481 (0.7%)

Distribution of median household income in Whitley, KY in 2019
Distribution of house value in Whitley, KY in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Whitley, KY in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 22.1%
Whitley County:

22.1%
Kentucky:

16.3%
(22.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 18.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.5% for American Indian residents, 30.6% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 36.9 years old
(Males: 35.3 years old, Females: 37.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.4 years old, Black residents: 23.3 years old, American Indian residents: 40.9 years old, Asian residents: 48.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 13.1 years old, Other race residents: 15.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Whitley County is $347 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $457 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $546 a month.

Cities in this county include: Corbin, Cumberland Falls, Williamsburg, Saxton, Siler, Emlyn, Rockholds, Pleasant View, Pearl.

Whitley 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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Neighboring counties: Allen County , Butler County, Missouri , New Madrid County, Missouri .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Kentucky:

5.1%

Unemployment by year in Whitley, KY
County total employment by year in Whitley, KY
County average yearly wages by year in Whitley, KY

Current college students: 1,972
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 389 (32.1% naturalized citizens)

Whitley County:

1.1%
Whole state:

4.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2582010 or later
  • 982000 to 2009
  • 131990 to 1999
  • 521980 to 1989
  • 321970 to 1979
  • 29Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 70.6%

Whitley County marital status for males Whitley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,025
  • One, attached: 64
  • Two: 303
  • 3 or 4: 240
  • 5 to 9: 304
  • 10 to 19: 175
  • 20 or more: 177
  • Mobile homes: 4,169
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Whitley County with a mortgage: 3,946 (75 second mortgage, 288 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,812

Here:

42.9% with mortgage
State:

56.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Whitley County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant20,68578
Mainline Protestant1,6977
Other6523
Catholic922
None12,511-
Whitley County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Whitley County:

2.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Whitley County:

5.22 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
This county:

3.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Whitley County:

13.9%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Whitley County:

30.9%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.7%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Whitley County:

Average size of farms: 121 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $9,138
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $83.55
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.77%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 75.15%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,819
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 22.38%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.15%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,852
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.36
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.53%
Corn for grain: 598 harvested acres
Vegetables: 121 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 28 acres

Earthquake activity:

Whitley County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Kentucky state average. It is 78% greater 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 98.3 miles away from Whitley County 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 69.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from the county 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) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 94.5 miles away from Whitley County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 235.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 3, 2020 - February 29, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4540-KY: April 24, 2020, FEMA Id: 4540, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4497, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 6, 2019 - March 10, 2019, FEMA Id: 4428, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 9, 2018 - February 14, 2018, FEMA Id: 4358, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: April 02, 2015 to April 17, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4217: May 01, 2015, FEMA Id: 4217, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 09, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4218: May 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4218, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 26, 2004 to June 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1523: June 10, 2004, FEMA Id: 1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1454: March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: 1454, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 27, 2002 to May 10, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1414: May 07, 2002, FEMA Id: 1414, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 14 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Whitley County (24) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 17
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 14, Storms: 13, Mudslides: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Landslides: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Fires: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Whitley

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,026 (86.0%)
  • Carpooled: 933 (7.3%)
  • Bus: 5 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 22 (0.2%)
  • Walked: 424 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 407 (3.2%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (23%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (19%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • France (14%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Sweden (9%)
  • Belgium (9%)
  • Brazil (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (7%)
  • Iran (7%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Whitley County


  • American (33%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Whitley County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 698 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 316 people in nursing homes
  • 50 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 48 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 36 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 28 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the intellectually disabled
  • 13 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 13 people in other group homes
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Whitley County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 997 people in college/university student housing
  • 298 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 234 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 32 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 3 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $46,413.

6.68% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,215 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.68%
Kentucky average:

6.45%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.83% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($22,554 average AGI)
1.85% relocated from other states ($9,661 average AGI)
Whitley County:

1.85%
Kentucky average:

2.65%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Knox County, KY  1.91% ($29,584 average AGI)
from Laurel County, KY  1.52% ($33,910)
from Campbell County, TN  0.29% ($23,188)
from Bell County, KY  0.24% ($27,192)


6.26% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,254 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Kentucky average:

6.57%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.37% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($22,542 average AGI)
1.90% relocated to other states ($11,712 average AGI)
Whitley County:

1.90%
Kentucky average:

2.75%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Laurel County, KY  1.78% ($31,979 average AGI)
to Knox County, KY  1.40% ($26,947)
to Campbell County, TN  0.28% ($23,767)
to Fayette County, KY  0.19% ($34,143)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0

Births per 1000 population in Whitley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 13.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Whitley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.8
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Whitley County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 3.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Whitley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Whitley County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whitley County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whitley County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Whitley County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Whitley County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,405 (4,929 aged, 2,476 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 983 (11%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Whitley County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,299)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (814)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (526)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (521)
  • Unspecified dementia (208)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (179)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (165)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (107)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (82)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (82)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.66
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 25,685
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 639
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 89,059

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,078
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 936

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 113

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 177.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 158.4
  • Other - 19.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,282
  • Male householders: 6,716 (1,499 living alone), Female householders: 6,004 (1,515 living alone)
  • 6,912 spouses (6,858 opposite-sex spouses), 793 unmarried partners, (784 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 10,161 children (8,826 natural, 314 adopted, 1,050 stepchildren), 1,322 grandchildren, 336 brothers or sisters, 468 parents, 168 foster children, 782 other relatives, 723 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,901

Size of family households: 3,765 2-persons, 2,135 3-persons, 1,915 4-persons, 784 5-persons, 218 6-persons, 160 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,010 1-person, 659 2-persons, 45 3-persons.

5,435 married couples with children.
2,006 single-parent households (378 men, 1,628 women).

97.8% of residents of Whitley speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (88% speak English very well, 12% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (53% speak English very well, 40% speak English well, 8% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $321,972,000 ($8,571 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $26,788,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $147,065,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $67,473,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $671,000
Federal grants: $71,930,000
Federal procurement contracts: $26,229,000 ($21,225,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,603,000 ($1,279,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $899,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,530,000
Federal Government insurance: $9,726,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 2,726
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,352
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +57
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,798
Here:

+47 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Whitley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.35 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.4

Year house built in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • Year house built in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • 1,0332014 or later
  • 7812010 to 2013
  • 1,8832000 to 2009
  • 2,6831990 to 1999
  • 2,3241980 to 1989
  • 2,7081970 to 1979
  • 1,6011960 to 1969
  • 1,2311950 to 1959
  • 5881940 to 1949
  • 9631939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • 521 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 583 rooms
  • 8764 rooms
  • 2,2415 rooms
  • 2,0816 rooms
  • 1,1497 rooms
  • 1,0758 rooms
  • 1,1569+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • 931 room
  • 542 rooms
  • 4093 rooms
  • 1,0774 rooms
  • 1,2135 rooms
  • 6836 rooms
  • 2637 rooms
  • 688 rooms
  • 979+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • 46no bedroom
  • 2191 bedroom
  • 1,7282 bedrooms
  • 4,6403 bedrooms
  • 1,5364 bedrooms
  • 5565+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • 92no bedroom
  • 3861 bedroom
  • 1,8162 bedrooms
  • 1,4473 bedrooms
  • 1834 bedrooms
  • 215+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Whitley County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Whitley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Whitley County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 324no vehicle
  • 2,1081 vehicle
  • 3,5702 vehicles
  • 1,7903 vehicles
  • 6844 vehicles
  • 2455+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Whitley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Whitley County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 596no vehicle
  • 1,8341 vehicle
  • 1,2072 vehicles
  • 3353 vehicles
  • 344 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.0% of Whitley County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Kentucky.

Whitley County:

88.0%
State average:

84.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 23,130
  • Other state: 12,547
  • Northeast: 461
  • Midwest: 4,212
  • South: 7,361
  • West: 592
Year householders moved into unit in Whitley County, KY
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Whitley County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 51.8%Electricity
  • 33.5%Utility gas
  • 8.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.9%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 56.9%Electricity
  • 32.6%Utility gas
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 149
Here:

3.8%
Kentucky:

11.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 103
Here:

6.0%
Kentucky:

13.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,270
Here:

61.9%
Kentucky:

17.7%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Whitley County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,040,000
    Other: $2,346,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $516,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,327,000
    General - Other: $2,967,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,020,000
    Regular Highways: $1,089,000
    Police Protection: $767,000
    Central Staff Services: $436,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $420,000
    General Public Buildings: $212,000
    Financial Administration: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $93,000
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $682,000
    Other: $134,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $525,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $400,000
    Other: $68,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,125,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $395,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $517,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $568,000
    Central Staff Services: $128,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
    Health - Other: $41,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,444,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,997,000
    Highways: $1,776,000
    Health and Hospitals: $988,000
    General Local Government Support: $289,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,898,000
    Property: $1,272,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $445,000
    Corporation License: $86,000
    Other Selective Sales: $65,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $56,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,414,000

Whitley County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,040,000
    Other: $2,346,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $516,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,327,000
    General - Other: $2,967,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,020,000
    Regular Highways: $1,089,000
    Police Protection: $767,000
    Central Staff Services: $436,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $420,000
    General Public Buildings: $212,000
    Financial Administration: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $93,000
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $682,000
    Other: $134,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $525,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $400,000
    Other: $68,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,125,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $395,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $517,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $568,000
    Central Staff Services: $128,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
    Health - Other: $41,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,444,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,997,000
    Highways: $1,776,000
    Health and Hospitals: $988,000
    General Local Government Support: $289,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,898,000
    Property: $1,272,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $445,000
    Corporation License: $86,000
    Other Selective Sales: $65,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $56,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,414,000

Whitley County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,040,000
    Other: $2,346,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $516,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,327,000
    General - Other: $2,967,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,020,000
    Regular Highways: $1,089,000
    Police Protection: $767,000
    Central Staff Services: $436,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $420,000
    General Public Buildings: $212,000
    Financial Administration: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $93,000
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $682,000
    Other: $134,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $525,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $400,000
    Other: $68,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,125,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $395,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $517,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $568,000
    Central Staff Services: $128,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
    Health - Other: $41,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,444,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,997,000
    Highways: $1,776,000
    Health and Hospitals: $988,000
    General Local Government Support: $289,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,898,000
    Property: $1,272,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $445,000
    Corporation License: $86,000
    Other Selective Sales: $65,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $56,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,414,000

Whitley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $46,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,040,000
    Other: $2,346,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $516,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,327,000
    General - Other: $2,967,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,020,000
    Regular Highways: $1,089,000
    Police Protection: $767,000
    Central Staff Services: $436,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $420,000
    General Public Buildings: $212,000
    Financial Administration: $203,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Solid Waste Management: $93,000
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $682,000
    Other: $134,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $525,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $23,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $400,000
    Other: $68,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,125,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,730,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $395,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $517,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $6,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $568,000
    Central Staff Services: $128,000
    Regular Highways: $49,000
    Health - Other: $41,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
    Financial Administration: $1,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,444,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,997,000
    Highways: $1,776,000
    Health and Hospitals: $988,000
    General Local Government Support: $289,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,898,000
    Property: $1,272,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $445,000
    Corporation License: $86,000
    Other Selective Sales: $65,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $56,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,414,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 3,068
  • Number of aged recipients: 141
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,927
  • Number of recipients under 18: 395
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 2,153
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 520
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 953
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 1,426
Most common first names in Whitley County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James33770.1 years
William27674.0 years
John25375.6 years
Mary24978.5 years
Charles19170.4 years
Robert16471.4 years
George15175.3 years
Nannie8682.0 years
Martha7580.6 years
Roy7471.8 years
Most common last names in Whitley County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith26973.6 years
Jones20375.7 years
Lawson18573.9 years
Cox14773.3 years
Taylor13374.8 years
Davis12875.4 years
Johnson10874.8 years
Moses10673.2 years
Wilson10572.4 years
Rains10476.6 years
Businesses in Whitley County, KY
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger2
Advance Auto Parts3La-Z-Boy1
Applebee's1Lane Furniture1
Arby's3Little Caesars Pizza2
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's2
AutoZone1Lowe's1
Baymont Inn1Marriott1
Best Western1MasterBrand Cabinets5
Blockbuster1Maurices1
Burger King2McDonald's4
Chevrolet1Nike3
Comfort Suites1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Pizza Hut2
Dairy Queen1RadioShack2
Days Inn1Rite Aid1
Decora Cabinetry1SAS Shoes1
Domino's Pizza2SONIC Drive-In2
Fashion Bug1Sears1
FedEx4Subway6
Ford1Super 82
GNC1T-Mobile1
GameStop1Taco Bell2
Goodwill2Toyota1
H&R Block2True Value2
Hardee's3U-Haul5
Hilton2UPS6
Holiday Inn1Waffle House1
JCPenney1Walgreens2
Jones New York1Walmart2
KFC2Wendy's3
Knights Inn1

Whitley County on our top lists:

  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"