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Whitley County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2017: 36,269 (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: 82.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (33.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.3%), Retail trade (15.2%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (13.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Whitley County, KY (2017)
    • 34,66296.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4431.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4341.2%Two or more races
    • 4321.2%Hispanic or Latino
    • 900.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 330.09%Asian alone
    • 270.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

37.3 years
Kentucky median age:

38.9 years
Males: 17,814  (49.1%)
Females: 18,455  (50.9%)
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Average household size:
Whitley County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,451 ($22,075 in 1999)
This county:

$35,451
Kentucky:

$48,375

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $444 (lower quartile is $344, upper quartile is $571)
This county:

$444
State:

$571


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $90,891 (it was $49,500 in 2000)
Whitley:

$90,891
Kentucky:

$141,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $45,492 - $150,379

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $120,814
Here:

$120,814
State:

$189,136

Townhouses or other attached units: $105,095
Here:

$105,095
State:

$174,753

Mobile homes: $83,172
Here:

$83,172
State:

$69,867

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $928
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $266

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
Number of permits per 10,000 Whitley, KY residents
Average permit cost in Whitley, KY
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $727 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $455 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Whitley, KY in 2017
Distribution of house value in Whitley, KY in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Whitley, KY in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.7%
Whitley County:

23.7%
Kentucky:

17.2%
(23.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 39.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 94.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 62.2% for other race residents, 23.0% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 37.3 years old
(Males: 35.5 years old, Females: 38.2 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 37.5 years old, Black residents: 46.4 years old, American Indian residents: 64.0 years old, Asian residents: 19.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 18.4 years old, Other race residents: 20.1 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:

5.1%
Kentucky:

4.5%

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: 80.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 300 (14.4% naturalized citizens)

Whitley County:

0.8%
Whole state:

3.8%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2472010 or later
  • 582000 to 2009
  • 91990 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: 9,809
  • One, attached: 121
  • Two: 554
  • 3 or 4: 250
  • 5 to 9: 307
  • 10 to 19: 171
  • 20 or more: 85
  • Mobile homes: 4,123
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 10

Housing units in Whitley County with a mortgage: 4,129 (75 second mortgage, 318 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,680

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

58.3% 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 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:

  • 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
  • Kentucky Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 17, 2002 to March 21, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1407: April 04, 2002, FEMA Id: 1407, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Southeastern Fire Complex, Incident Period: November 02, 2001, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 02, 2001, FEMA Id: 2385, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Kentucky Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 27, 2001 to August 21, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1388: August 15, 2001, FEMA Id: 1388, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Kentucky Southeastern District Fire Complex, Incident Period: October 30, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 04, 2000, FEMA Id: 2349, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 10 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Whitley County (20) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 6, Winter Storms: 4, Mudslides: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Blizzard: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Whitley

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,498 (84.9%)
  • Carpooled: 829 (6.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 51 (0.4%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 177 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 11 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 461 (3.7%)
  • Worked at home: 292 (2.4%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • France (36%)
  • Other Middle Africa (15%)
  • Sweden (13%)
  • Vietnam (7%)
  • Brazil (7%)
  • Ukraine (6%)
  • Belgium (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Whitley County


  • American (30%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • European (1%)

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 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 population 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
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 - 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: 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: 36,269
  • In family households: 30,487 (5,244 male householders, 4,003 female householders)
    7,013 spouses, 10,253 children (8,964 natural, 366 adopted, 944 stepchildren), 1,500 grandchildren, 357 brothers or sisters, 570 parents, 910 other relatives, 667 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 3,895 (1,529 male householders (1,249 living alone)), 1,788 female householders (1,597 living alone)), 572 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,865

Size of family households: 4,003 2-persons, 2,454 3-persons, 1,547 4-persons, 797 5-persons, 302 6-persons, 149 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,847 1-person, 429 2-persons, 45 3-persons.

5,351 married couples with children.
1,703 single-parent households (243 men, 1,460 women).

97.8% of residents of Whitley speak English at home.
1.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (87% speak English very well, 3% speak English well, 10% speak English not well).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (56% speak English very well, 39% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (37% speak English very well, 49% speak English well, 14% 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 ($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:

4.9
State:

4.4

Year house built in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • Year house built in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • 5182014 or later
  • 7332010 to 2013
  • 2,0132000 to 2009
  • 2,9711990 to 1999
  • 2,3861980 to 1989
  • 2,7281970 to 1979
  • 1,7201960 to 1969
  • 1,0781950 to 1959
  • 5211940 to 1949
  • 1,0101939 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
  • 121 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 443 rooms
  • 9544 rooms
  • 2,0555 rooms
  • 2,2446 rooms
  • 1,2717 rooms
  • 1,1438 rooms
  • 1,0089+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • 111 room
  • 1072 rooms
  • 2583 rooms
  • 1,0554 rooms
  • 1,1545 rooms
  • 7896 rooms
  • 2267 rooms
  • 1308 rooms
  • 579+ 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
  • 13no bedroom
  • 1321 bedroom
  • 1,4142 bedrooms
  • 5,2853 bedrooms
  • 1,4394 bedrooms
  • 5065+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Whitley County, Kentucky
  • 11no bedroom
  • 3921 bedroom
  • 1,7062 bedrooms
  • 1,3903 bedrooms
  • 2634 bedrooms
  • 245+ 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
  • 303no vehicle
  • 2,1811 vehicle
  • 3,9382 vehicles
  • 1,7583 vehicles
  • 4794 vehicles
  • 855+ 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
  • 512no vehicle
  • 1,8001 vehicle
  • 1,2582 vehicles
  • 2163 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 75+ vehicles

88.5% of Whitley County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Kentucky.

Whitley County:

88.5%
State average:

84.5%

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

  • This state: 24,114
  • Other state: 11,739
  • Northeast: 298
  • Midwest: 3,930
  • South: 6,503
  • West: 1,005
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
  • 53.2%Electricity
  • 34.1%Utility gas
  • 7.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.6%Wood
  • 0.8%Coal or coke
  • 0.7%Other fuel
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 63.3%Electricity
  • 29.2%Utility gas
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 0.3%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 118
Here:

3.1%
Kentucky:

12.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 117
Here:

6.2%
Kentucky:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,359
Here:

66.2%
Kentucky:

19.2%

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 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $392,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,005,000
    Other: $2,070,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $737,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,332,000
    General - Other: $3,719,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,829,000
    Regular Highways: $1,156,000
    Police Protection: $639,000
    Central Staff Services: $478,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $396,000
    General Public Buildings: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000
    Financial Administration: $204,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $924,000
    Health and Hospitals: $740,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $176,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $297,000
    Other: $50,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $238,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $247,000
    Regular Highways: $73,000
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000
    Central Staff Services: $29,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $12,000
    Police Protection: $9,000
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $537,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,005,000
    Highways: $1,859,000
    Health and Hospitals: $684,000
    General Local Government Support: $421,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,646,000
    Property: $1,230,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $238,000
    Corporation License: $90,000
    Other Selective Sales: $66,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $50,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,415,000

Whitley County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $392,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,005,000
    Other: $2,070,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $737,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,332,000
    General - Other: $3,719,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,829,000
    Regular Highways: $1,156,000
    Police Protection: $639,000
    Central Staff Services: $478,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $396,000
    General Public Buildings: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000
    Financial Administration: $204,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $924,000
    Health and Hospitals: $740,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $176,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $297,000
    Other: $50,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $238,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $247,000
    Regular Highways: $73,000
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000
    Central Staff Services: $29,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $12,000
    Police Protection: $9,000
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $537,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,005,000
    Highways: $1,859,000
    Health and Hospitals: $684,000
    General Local Government Support: $421,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,646,000
    Property: $1,230,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $238,000
    Corporation License: $90,000
    Other Selective Sales: $66,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $50,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,415,000

Whitley County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $392,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,005,000
    Other: $2,070,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $737,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,332,000
    General - Other: $3,719,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,829,000
    Regular Highways: $1,156,000
    Police Protection: $639,000
    Central Staff Services: $478,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $396,000
    General Public Buildings: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000
    Financial Administration: $204,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $924,000
    Health and Hospitals: $740,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $176,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $297,000
    Other: $50,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $238,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $247,000
    Regular Highways: $73,000
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000
    Central Staff Services: $29,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $12,000
    Police Protection: $9,000
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $537,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,005,000
    Highways: $1,859,000
    Health and Hospitals: $684,000
    General Local Government Support: $421,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,646,000
    Property: $1,230,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $238,000
    Corporation License: $90,000
    Other Selective Sales: $66,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $50,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,415,000

Whitley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $392,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $4,005,000
    Other: $2,070,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $737,000
  • Current Operations - Health - Other: $7,332,000
    General - Other: $3,719,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,829,000
    Regular Highways: $1,156,000
    Police Protection: $639,000
    Central Staff Services: $478,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $396,000
    General Public Buildings: $247,000
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000
    Financial Administration: $204,000
    Parks and Recreation: $126,000
    Local Fire Protection: $48,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $7,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $924,000
    Health and Hospitals: $740,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $176,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Correctional Institutions: $19,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $297,000
    Other: $50,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $238,000
    Interest Earnings: $11,000
    Sale of Property: $2,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $247,000
    Regular Highways: $73,000
    Correctional Institutions: $31,000
    Central Staff Services: $29,000
    Health - Other: $20,000
    Financial Administration: $12,000
    Police Protection: $9,000
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $537,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,005,000
    Highways: $1,859,000
    Health and Hospitals: $684,000
    General Local Government Support: $421,000
  • Tax - Individual Income: $4,646,000
    Property: $1,230,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $238,000
    Corporation License: $90,000
    Other Selective Sales: $66,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $50,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,415,000

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"