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Whitley County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2014: 35,503 (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: 81 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Whitley County: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (36.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 77%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 17%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Whitley County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.6%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Kentucky median age:  38.0 years
Males: 17,262  (48.6%)
Females: 18,241  (51.4%)
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Whitley County,KY real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Whitley County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $30,737 ($22,075 in 1999)

This county:

$30737
Kentucky:

$43399

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $406 (lower quartile is $328, upper quartile is $491)
This county:

$406
State:

$525


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $71,797 (it was $49,500 in 2000)
Whitley:

$71,797
Kentucky:

$120,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $31,877 - $121,561

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $105,999
Here:

$105,999
State:

$165,943

Townhouses or other attached units: $126,777
Here:

$126,777
State:

$210,806

Mobile homes: $57,039
Here:

$57,039
State:

$47,914
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $856
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $272

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

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $604 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $442 (0.7%)

Whitley County household income distribution in 2009 Whitley County home values distribution Whitley County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 24.0%
(24.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 45.8% for Black residents, 15.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 65.7% for other race residents, 20.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 23.6%
Whitley County:

23.6%
Kentucky:

18.8%
(24.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 40.4% for Black residents, 15.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 62.8% for other race residents, 18.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 19 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 25 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 September 2015:
Here:

6.1%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,972
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 61.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 256 (40% naturalized citizens)

Whitley County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 83
  • 1990 to 1994: 60
  • 1985 to 1989: 28
  • 1980 to 1984: 24
  • 1975 to 1979: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 23
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 29

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: 9,092
  • One, attached: 94
  • Two: 477
  • 3 or 4: 389
  • 5 to 9: 328
  • 10 to 19: 272
  • 20 or more: 148
  • Mobile homes: 4,471
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 17

Housing units in Whitley County with a mortgage: 2,992 (251 second mortgage, 210 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,908

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

64.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Whitley County

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 near Kentucky state average. It is 78% 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 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 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 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 the county 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 179.9 miles away from Whitley County 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 217.1 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:

  • KentuckyHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3231): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • KentuckySevere 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: FEMA-DR-1523, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storms, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1454): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1454, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckyStorms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 21, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1407): April 4, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1407, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckySoutheastern Fire Complex, Incident Period: November 2, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • KentuckySevere Storms & Flooding, Incident Period: July 27, 2001 to August 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1388): August 15, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1388, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • KentuckySoutheastern District Fire Complex, Incident Period: October 30, 2000, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • KentuckySevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 10, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1216): April 29, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1216, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • KentuckySevere Winter Storm, Incident Period: February 4, 1998 to February 6, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1207): March 3, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1207, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • KentuckyBlizzard, Incident Period: January 5, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1089): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1089, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Whitley County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Educational services (21%)
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (28%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (12%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • United Kingdom (17%)
  • Guatemala (14%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • Germany (8%)
  • Korea (8%)
  • Laos (6%)
  • Malaysia (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Whitley County (%):

  • United States or American (46%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (8%)
  • Dutch (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Whitley County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 9,760 (77%)
  • Carpooled: 2,052 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 97 (1%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 14 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 388 (3%)
  • Other means: 123 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 301 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 mentally retarded
  • 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 $40,524.

5.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,663 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.72%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.55% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($16,507 average AGI)
2.16% relocated from other states ($10,154 average AGI)
Whitley County:

2.16%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Laurel County, KY  1.25% ($26,861 average AGI)
from Knox County, KY  1.07% ($24,644)
from Campbell County, TN  0.25% ($29,214)
from Fayette County, KY  0.18% ($19,950)
from McCreary County, KY  0.14% ($24,067)
from Madison County, KY  0.12% ($55,923)
from Bell County, KY  0.10% ($40,909)


5.71% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,752 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.71%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.51% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($16,522 average AGI)
2.20% relocated to other states ($10,229 average AGI)
Whitley County:

2.20%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Laurel County, KY  1.18% ($28,915 average AGI)
to Knox County, KY  1.04% ($20,763)
to Campbell County, TN  0.25% ($24,429)
to Fayette County, KY  0.18% ($34,450)
to Madison County, KY  0.11% ($46,583)
to Pulaski County, KY  0.10% ($33,818)
to Bell County, KY  0.09% ($24,300)

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 2014: 12.4

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 live births in Whitley County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.6%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Whitley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Whitley County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (987)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (610)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (455)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (389)
  • Unspecified dementia (186)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (172)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (169)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (159)
  • Congestive heart failure (133)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (121)

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: 25685.46
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 638.880
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 89059.26

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1078.120
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 936.130

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 41.74
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 113.070

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.89

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: 34,047
  • In family households: 29,463 (6,331 male householders, 3,220 female householders)
    6,872 spouses, 9,757 children (8,836 natural, 317 adopted, 604 stepchildren), 1,269 grandchildren, 247 brothers or sisters, 267 parents, 454 other relatives, 808 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,584 (1,883 male householders (1,609 living alone)), 2,141 female householders (1,921 living alone)), 560 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,590 (532 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,196 2-persons, 2,360 3-persons, 1,759 4-persons, 754 5-persons, 308 6-persons, 174 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,530 1-person, 444 2-persons, 38 3-persons, 8 4-persons, 4 5-persons.

6,157 married couples with children.
2,167 single-parent households (462 men, 1,705 women).

98.0% of residents of Whitley County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (37% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 31% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (67% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $321,972,000 ($8571 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:

5.5
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 496
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,609
  • 1990 to 1999: 3,928
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,030
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,557
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,661
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,111
  • 1940 to 1949: 785
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,038
Rooms in houses/apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 51
  • 3 rooms: 293
  • 4 rooms: 1,381
  • 5 rooms: 3,303
  • 6 rooms: 2,325
  • 7 rooms: 1,269
  • 8 rooms: 771
  • 9+ rooms: 621
  • 1 room: 43
  • 2 rooms: 146
  • 3 rooms: 657
  • 4 rooms: 1,138
  • 5 rooms: 953
  • 6 rooms: 511
  • 7 rooms: 196
  • 8 rooms: 42
  • 9+ rooms: 74
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 15
  • 1 bedroom: 277
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,901
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,435
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,135
  • 5+ bedrooms: 257
  • no bedroom: 57
  • 1 bedroom: 749
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,677
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,082
  • 4 bedrooms: 137
  • 5+ bedrooms: 58
Cars and other vehicles available in Whitley County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 799
  • 1 vehicle: 3,047
  • 2 vehicles: 4,124
  • 3 vehicles: 1,461
  • 4 vehicles: 438
  • 5+ vehicles: 151
  • no vehicle: 822
  • 1 vehicle: 1,880
  • 2 vehicles: 901
  • 3 vehicles: 125
  • 4 vehicles: 26
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

62% of Whitley County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 58% lived in Kentucky.

Whitley County:

62.0%
State average:

56.6%

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

  • This state: 24405
  • Northeast: 309
  • Midwest: 4017
  • South: 6334
  • West: 406

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Whitley County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (41.0%)
  • Electricity (38.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9.2%)
  • Coal or coke (4.6%)
  • Wood (2.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.1%)
  • Utility gas (51.6%)
  • Electricity (31.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.9%)
  • Coal or coke (3.7%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • Other fuel (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 70
Here:

1.6%
Kentucky:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 47
Here:

2.4%
Kentucky:

10.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,163
Here:

63.2%
Kentucky:

18.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Whitley County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $902,000
    General - Other: $1,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $1,458,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,036,000
    Health - Other: $782,000
    Regular Highways: $635,000
    Financial Administration: $219,000
    Police Protection: $204,000
    Central Staff Services: $176,000
    General Public Buildings: $175,000
    Water Utilities: $67,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $43,000
    Parks and Recreation: $43,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $22,000
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $415,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $320,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $1,092,000
    General - Other: $639,000
    Central Staff Services: $227,000
    Air Transportation: $209,000
    Police Protection: $64,000
    Regular Highways: $33,000
    Correctional Institutions: $32,000
    Health - Other: $21,000
    Financial Administration: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,867,000

Whitley County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,418,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $510,000
    Highways: $53,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $215,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,614,000
    Highways: $1,228,000
    General Local Government Support: $11,000
  • Tax - Occupation and Business License, NEC: $2,341,000
    Property: $1,067,000
    NEC: $53,000
    Other Selective Sales: $43,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000

Whitley County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,400,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,365,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $35,000

Whitley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $405,000

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
Whitley County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Whitley County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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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"