Whitesburg, Kentucky Population 2022

1,699
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Whitesburg is a city located in Letcher County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Letcher County. With a 2020 population of 1,699, it is the 181st largest city in Kentucky and the 11839th largest city in the United States. Whitesburg is currently declining at a rate of -2.13% annually and its population has decreased by -4.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,773 in 2020. Spanning over 3 miles, Whitesburg has a population density of 543 people per square mile.

The average household income in Whitesburg is $64,070 with a poverty rate of 35.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $542 per month, and the median house value is $117,100. The median age in Whitesburg is 40.5 years, 39.3 years for males, and 42.7 years for females.

Whitesburg Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Whitesburgwas:

  • White: 95.89%
  • Asian: 1.85%
  • Two or more races: 1.31%
  • Native American: 0.63%
  • Black or African American: 0.32%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Whitesburg, Kentucky is 1,699 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,773.

Whitesburg, Kentucky Population 2022

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,12495.89%
Black or African American70.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.63%
Asian411.85%
Two or More Races291.31%
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Whitesburg Population by Race

Whitesburg Population Pyramid 2022

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Whitesburg Median Age

44.3


Total

44


Male

45.2


Female

Whitesburg Adults

There are 1,789 adults, (545 of whom are seniors) in Whitesburg.

Whitesburg Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

43.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Whitesburg Sex Ratio

Female

1,255

56.66%

Male

960

43.34%

Whitesburg Population by Age

Whitesburg Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Whitesburg Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married64.2%35.8%
All53.9%46.1%
Non Family49.3%50.7%
Female27.6%72.4%

53.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Whitesburg Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All9432.1253.9
Married4112.8364.2
Male341.74100
Female1632.3427.6
Non Family3351.1749.3

2.63

Average Family Size

2.12

Average Household Size

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Whitesburg Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1116.80%
9th to 12th Grade925.64%
High School Graduate44827.45%
Some College35721.88%
Associates Degree19612.01%
Bachelors Degree20512.56%
Graduate Degree22313.66%
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Whitesburg Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whitesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian292724
Black775
Native American14147
2+ Races24246
White1,5581,357386

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 82.76%.

Whitesburg Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,250$42,768$17,361
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$9,899$17,115$
Some College$20,208$59,861$15,787
Bachelors Degree$42,917$38,971$71,250
Graduate Degree$54,605$75,250$48,125

$27,250

Average Earnings

$42,768

Average Male

$17,361

Average Female

Whitesburg Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whitesburg Language by Age

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Whitesburg Language

98.19% of Whitesburg residents speak only English, while 1.81% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 0.81% of the population.

Whitesburg Language

Whitesburg Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black22100.00%
Hispanic2323100.00%
Multiple231356.52%
White1,90767935.61%
OtherNaN%

35.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.13%

Male Poverty Rate

39.09%

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 Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.91%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 45.02%.

Whitesburg Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade61.07%
High School43.62%
Some College20.62%
Bachelors or Greater3.55%

Whitesburg Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed13.21%
Male Unemployed0.00%
Female Employed22.61%
Female Unemployed93.22%

Whitesburg Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whitesburg Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$30,568$64,410
Families$53,958$72,507
Married Families$68,938-
Non Families$20,574$49,396
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Income by Household Type

Whitesburg Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

53.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

62.8%

Male Marriage Rate

46.7%

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 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 20-34.

Whitesburg Marital Status by Race

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Whitesburg Marital Status

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109

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War
First Gulf War24
Vietnam66
Korea5
World War II

Whitesburg Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34
35 to 5424
55 to 64
65 to 7466
75+19

Whitesburg Veterans by Age

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Whitesburg Veterans by Race

Whitesburg Veterans by Education

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13.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whitesburg Veterans by Education

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49.3%

Labor Force Participation

44.4%

Employment Rate

9.8%

Unemployment Rate

Whitesburg Employment by Age

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Whitesburg Employment by Race

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Whitesburg Employment by Education

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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70.65%

Born in Whitesburg

98.33%

Native Born

1.67%

Foreign Born

1.17%

Non Citizen

0.50%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.33% of Whitesburg residents were born in the United States, with 70.65% having been born in Kentucky. 1.17% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Whitesburg Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20102,1390.00%
20112,102-37-1.73%
20122,065-37-1.76%
20132,028-37-1.79%
20141,991-37-1.82%
20151,954-37-1.86%
20161,917-37-1.89%
20171,880-37-1.93%
20181,843-37-1.97%
20191,806-37-2.01%
20201,773-33-1.83%
20211,736-37-2.09%
20221,699-37-2.13%

Whitesburg Population by Year