Whitley City is a city located in McCreary County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of McCreary County. With a 2020 population of 928, it is the 241st largest city in Kentucky and the 15359th largest city in the United States. Whitley City is currently declining at a rate of -2.11% annually and its population has decreased by -43.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,633 in 2020. Spanning over 2 miles, Whitley City has a population density of 402 people per square mile.
The average household income in Whitley City is $23,529 with a poverty rate of 56.76%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $596 per month, and the median house value is $61,200. The median age in Whitley City is 31.2 years, 28.3 years for males, and 45.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Whitley Citywas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.
90.71% of Whitley City residents speak only English, while 9.29% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.78% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Whitley City is Asian, with 100.00% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Whitley City is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 37.38%. Among those working part-time, it was 47.60%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 64.07%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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94.86% of Whitley City residents were born in the United States, with 76.67% having been born in Kentucky. 5.14% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.