Whitley County, Kentucky Population 2018

Whitley County, Kentucky's estimated population is 36,214 with a growth rate of 1.04% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Whitley County, Kentucky is the 29th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201736,2143721.04%
201635,842-261-0.72%
201636,103110.03%
201536,0922460.69%
201435,846-32-0.09%
201335,878960.27%
201235,782-79-0.22%
201135,8611380.39%
201035,7232,3977.19%
199033,326-70-0.21%
198033,3969,25138.31%
197024,145-1,670-6.47%
196025,815-6,125-19.18%
195031,940-1,246-3.75%
194033,1863,45611.62%
193029,7301,9817.14%
192027,749-4,233-13.24%
191031,9826,96727.85%
190025,0157,42542.21%
189017,5905,59046.58%
188012,0003,72244.96%
18708,2785166.65%
18607,7623154.23%
18507,4472,77459.36%
18404,67386722.78%
18303,8061,46662.65%
18202,3400.00%

Whitley County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White34,728
Two or More Races428
Black or African American350
Asian153
Some Other Race117
American Indian and Alaska Native59
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander7

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Whitley County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Whitley County, Kentucky Median Age

36.7


Total

35.2


Male

37.9


Female

Whitley County, Kentucky Adults

There are 27,168 adults, (5,305 of which are seniors) in Whitley County, Kentucky.

Whitley County, Kentucky Age Dependency

64.2

Age Dependency Ratio

24.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Whitley County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

18,205

50.79%

Male

17,637

49.21%

Whitley County, Kentucky Households and Families

Whitley County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Whitley County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.8%17.2%
All68.4%31.6%
Male57.8%42.2%
Non Family56.1%43.9%
Female41.4%58.6%

68.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Whitley County, Kentucky Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,7082.6868.4
Married6,7943.1782.8
Non Family3,2731.256.1
Female1,7873.2641.4
Male8543.1857.8

3.12

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Whitley County, Kentucky Households

Whitley County, Kentucky Education

Whitley County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,53811.08%
9th to 12th Grade2,64611.56%
High School Graduate8,28036.16%
Some College4,45119.44%
Associates Degree8943.90%
Bachelors Degree2,34110.22%
Graduate Degree1,7467.63%

Whitley County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,36617,3764,059
Multiple Races19410110
Black1255912
Hispanic113113
Native American59366
Asian3624
Other Race2020
Islander77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 18.15%.

Whitley County, Kentucky Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,006$30,810$22,088
Less Than High School$19,773$21,739$15,227
High School Grad$22,714$27,343$17,205
Some College$25,315$34,883$21,863
Bachelors Degree$36,053$41,769$31,194
Graduate Degree$51,349$51,985$50,949

$26,006

Average Earnings

$30,810

Average Male

$22,088

Average Female

Whitley County, Kentucky Language

Whitley County, Kentucky Language by Age

Whitley County, Kentucky Language

98.42% of Whitley County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.58% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.86% of the population.

Whitley County, Kentucky Poverty

Whitley County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,9698,87126.91%
Hispanic33114142.60%
Multiple3658924.38%
Black1578151.59%
Other1056360.00%
Islander77100.00%
Asian12421.61%

27.03%

Overall Poverty Rate

23.91%

Male Poverty Rate

30.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whitley County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whitley County, Kentucky is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whitley County, Kentucky is Asian, with 1.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.31%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.83%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 34.31%.

Whitley County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School33.61%
High School22.85%
Some College22.13%
Bachelors or Greater4.96%

Whitley County, Kentucky Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed70.95%
Male Unemployed43.48%
Female Employed11.76%
Male Employed11.03%

Whitley County, Kentucky Income

Whitley County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$32,397$47,507
Families$39,488$55,227
Married Families$50,698$62,214
Non Families$16,875$24,020

Whitley County, Kentucky Marital Status

Whitley County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Whitley County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

Whitley County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45To54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55To64.

Whitley County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Whitley County, Kentucky Veterans

Whitley County, Kentucky Veterans by War

1,956

Number of Veterans

1,874

Male Veterans

82

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam825
First Gulf War249
Korea167
Second Gulf War166
World War II75

Whitley County, Kentucky Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74668
75+431
35 to 54369
55 to 64367
18 to 34121

Whitley County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9107.28%
2 or More3512.77%
Hispanic176.88%
Black113.62%

Whitley County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

14.93%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whitley County, Kentucky Employment Status

Whitley County, Kentucky Employment by Age

49.2%

Labor Force Participation

44.1%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Whitley County, Kentucky Employment by Race

Whitley County, Kentucky Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Whitley County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Corbin 73157398831.13%
Williamsburg506653132474.88%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990