Whitesburg, Kentucky Population 2020

1,793
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Whitesburg is a city located in Kentucky. With a 2020 population of 1,793, it is the 153rd largest city in Kentucky and the 8041st largest city in the United States. Whitesburg is currently declining at a rate of -2.24% annually and its population has decreased by -16.18% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 2,139 in 2010. Whitesburg reached it's highest population of 2,131 in 2010. Spanning over 3 miles, Whitesburg has a population density of 573 people per square mile.

The average household income in Whitesburg is $65,634 with a poverty rate of 33.80%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $563 per month, and the median house value is $110,100. The median age in Whitesburg is 41.8 years, 40.3 years for males, and 42.9 years for females. For every 100 females there are 79.3 males.

Whitesburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Whitesburg was:

  • White: 96.45%
  • Two or more races: 1.88%
  • Asian: 0.69%
  • Native American: 0.51%
  • Black or African American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Whitesburg, Kentucky is 1,793, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,875.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 2,139.

Whitesburg, Kentucky Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,25296.45%
Two or More Races441.88%
Asian160.69%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.51%
Black or African American110.47%
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Whitesburg Population Pyramid 2020

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Whitesburg Median Age

41.8


Total

40.3


Male

42.9


Female

Whitesburg Adults

There are 1,815 adults, (478 of whom are seniors) in Whitesburg.

Whitesburg Age Dependency

74.6

Age Dependency Ratio

35.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Whitesburg Sex Ratio

Female

1,302

55.76%

Male

1,033

44.24%

Whitesburg Households and Families

Whitesburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Whitesburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married55.6%44.4%
Non Family53.7%46.3%
All52.7%47.3%
Female45.2%54.8%
Male42.9%57.1%

52.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9542.2552.7
Married4123.1255.6
Non Family3541.1653.7
Female1462.2645.2
Male422.8142.9

2.87

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

5.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Whitesburg Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1076.35%
9th to 12th Grade1498.84%
High School Graduate45026.71%
Some College26615.79%
Associates Degree23914.18%
Bachelors Degree28416.85%
Graduate Degree19011.28%
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Whitesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White1,6071,351441
Multiple Races31315
Asian161616
Hispanic1313
Native American12128
Black664

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$37,614$47,708$27,113
Less Than High School$$$
High School Grad$25,139$26,339$22,679
Some College$26,842$$26,513
Bachelors Degree$42,344$48,911$40,521
Graduate Degree$64,688$78,636$42,396

$37,614

Average Earnings

$47,708

Average Male

$27,113

Average Female

Whitesburg Language

Whitesburg Language by Age

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Whitesburg Language

98.20% of Whitesburg residents speak only English, while 1.80% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.95% of the population.

Whitesburg Poverty

Whitesburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White2,07071534.54%
Multiple331133.33%
Black22100.00%

33.80%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.92%

Male Poverty Rate

36.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whitesburg

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whitesburg is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whitesburg is Multiple, with 33.33% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 13.85%. Among those working part-time, it was 39.08%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.50%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School72.73%
High School38.44%
Some College22.15%
Bachelors or Greater14.35%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed72.31%
Male Unemployed27.59%
Female Employed27.49%
Male Employed12.22%

Whitesburg Income

Whitesburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$37,105$65,634
Families$55,385$73,865
Married Families$69,107-
Non Families$19,038$51,087
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Whitesburg Marital Status

Whitesburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Whitesburg Married by Age and Sex

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Whitesburg 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 20-34.

Whitesburg Marital Status by Race

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Whitesburg Veterans

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93

Number of Veterans

93

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam38
Second Gulf War13
Korea9
World War II
First Gulf War
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Age Group Veterans
75+42
65 to 7438
18 to 3413
55 to 64
35 to 54
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Name Veterans % of Total
White935.33%
Hispanic13100.00%

Whitesburg Veterans by Education

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16.47%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whitesburg Employment Status

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48.7%

Labor Force Participation

43.6%

Employment Rate

10.4%

Unemployment Rate

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Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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74.26%

Born in Kentucky

99.19%

Native Born

0.81%

Foreign Born

0.51%

Non Citizen

0.30%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.19% of Whitesburg residents were born in the United States, with 74.26% having been born in Kentucky. 0.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from North America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,793-41-2.24%
20191,834-41-2.19%
20181,875-38-1.99%
20171,913-41-2.10%
20161,954-31-1.56%
20151,985-31-1.54%
20142,016-22-1.08%
20132,038-42-2.02%
20122,080-33-1.56%
20112,113-18-0.84%
20102,1310.00%