Whitley County, Kentucky Population 2019

Whitley County, Kentucky's estimated population is 36,129 with a growth rate of 0.07% 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
201836,2421130.31%
201736,129260.07%
201636,103-19-0.05%
201536,1222750.77%
201435,847-34-0.09%
201335,8811020.29%
201235,779-76-0.21%
201135,8551370.38%
201035,7182,3927.18%
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
White34,890
Black or African American434
Two or More Races409
Some Other Race137
American Indian and Alaska Native110
Asian31
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander16

Whitley County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2019

Whitley County, Kentucky Median Age

37


Total

35.3


Male

38


Female

Whitley County, Kentucky Adults

There are 27,302 adults, (5,603 of whom are seniors) in Whitley County, Kentucky.

Whitley County, Kentucky Age Dependency

66

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Whitley County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

18,341

50.91%

Male

17,686

49.09%

Whitley County, Kentucky Households and Families

Whitley County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Whitley County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married84.1%15.9%
All70.4%29.6%
Male61.8%38.2%
Non Family54.7%45.3%
Female46.7%53.3%

70.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,5832.7270.4
Married6,9993.2284.1
Non Family3,2781.1754.7
Female1,6053.446.7
Male7013.3561.8

3.19

Average Family Size

2.72

Average Household Size

4.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Whitley County, Kentucky Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,33910.10%
9th to 12th Grade2,50610.83%
High School Graduate8,32535.96%
Some College4,36518.86%
Associates Degree1,0094.36%
Bachelors Degree2,50310.81%
Graduate Degree2,1039.08%

Whitley County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White22,47617,8634,469
Black24915790
Multiple Races22512234
Native American1107313
Hispanic7878
Islander1616
Other Race99

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 black people with a rate of 36.14%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,784$31,717$22,661
Less Than High School$21,156$22,115$19,896
High School Grad$24,080$29,583$18,824
Some College$25,665$30,256$21,825
Bachelors Degree$33,951$39,213$24,632
Graduate Degree$50,369$52,734$46,955

$26,784

Average Earnings

$31,717

Average Male

$22,661

Average Female

Whitley County, Kentucky Language

Whitley County, Kentucky Language by Age

Whitley County, Kentucky Language

98.09% of Whitley County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 1.91% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.99% of the population.

Whitley County, Kentucky Poverty

Whitley County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,9508,21324.93%
Hispanic35515944.79%
Black2699535.32%
Other1259172.80%
Multiple3418424.63%
Islander1616100.00%
Asian22100.00%

25.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.20%

Male Poverty Rate

28.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whitley County, Kentucky

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whitley County, Kentucky is Multiple, with 24.63% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.88%. Among those working part-time, it was 25.49%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 35.34%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School35.90%
Some College21.67%
High School21.00%
Bachelors or Greater4.77%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed74.81%
Male Unemployed46.39%
Male Employed9.83%
Female Employed9.07%

Whitley County, Kentucky Income

Whitley County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,103$50,491
Families$43,904$59,285
Married Families$53,813-
Non Families$18,610$24,496

Whitley County, Kentucky Marital Status

Whitley County, Kentucky Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

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 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Whitley County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

Whitley County, Kentucky Veterans

2,002

Number of Veterans

1,922

Male Veterans

80

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam878
First Gulf War288
Second Gulf War165
Korea151
World War II79

Whitley County, Kentucky Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9307.35%
2 or More6121.03%
Black112.76%
Hispanic93.85%

Whitley County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

11.74%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.40%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whitley County, Kentucky Employment Status

50.1%

Labor Force Participation

45.2%

Employment Rate

9.2%

Unemployment Rate

Population of Cities in Whitley County, Kentucky

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Corbin 73157398831.13%
Williamsburg506653132474.88%
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