Whitley City, Kentucky Population 2024

1,148

Whitley City is a city located in McCreary County Kentucky. Whitley City has a 2024 population of 1,148. It is also the county seat of McCreary County.Whitley City is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has decreased by -29.7% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,633 in 2020.

The average household income in Whitley City is $31,799 with a poverty rate of 48.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Whitley City is 37.9 years, 29.6 years for males, and 43.5 years for females.

Whitley City Demographics

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

  • White: 90.77%
  • Two or more races: 4.88%
  • Black or African American: 3.31%
  • Native American: 1.05%
  • Asian:
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
497.70/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-29.7% (-485)
The current population of Whitley City, Kentucky is 1,148 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,633.

Whitley City, Kentucky Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,04290.77%
Two or more races564.88%
Black or African American383.31%
Native American121.05%
Asian
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Whitley City Population by Race

Whitley City Population Pyramid 2024

Whitley City Median Age

37.9

Total

29.6

Male

43.5

Female

Whitley City Adults

There are 835 adults, (187 of whom are seniors) in Whitley City.

Whitley City Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

28.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

48.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Whitley City Sex Ratio

Female48442.16%
Male66457.84%

Whitley City Population by Age

Whitley City Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4052.6850.449.6
Non Family2571.2931.568.5
Married1355.3381.518.5
Female132.541000
Male000
showing: 5 rows

4.68

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

50.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Whitley City Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Whitley City Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whitley City Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 2.74%.

Whitley City Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$

Average Earnings

$

Average Male

$17,768

Average Female

Whitley City Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whitley City Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Whitley City Language

94.6% of Whitley City residents speak only English, while 5.4% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.4% of the population.

Whitley City Language

Whitley City Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,01745644.84%
Multiple5656100%
Native1212100%
Hispanic1212100%
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48.21%

Overall Poverty Rate

42.95%

Male Poverty Rate

54.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whitley City

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whitley City is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whitley City is White, with 44.84% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 33.19%. Among those working part-time, it was 31.01%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 71.33%.

Whitley City Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade100%
Some College67.46%
High School24.68%
Bachelors or Greater16.67%
showing: 4 rows

Whitley City Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed36.82%
Male Unemployed
Female Employed
Female Unemployed
showing: 4 rows

Whitley City Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whitley City Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Whitley City Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

33.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

30.7%

Male Marriage Rate

37.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Whitley City Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Whitley City Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Whitley City Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Whitley City Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

75

Number of Veterans

75

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Whitley City Veterans by War

count

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Whitley City Veterans by Age

count

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Whitley City Veterans by Race

Whitley City Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

30.77%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whitley City Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

33.1%

Labor Force Participation

33.1%

Employment Rate

0%

Unemployment Rate

Whitley City Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Whitley City Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Whitley City Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

72.47%

Born in Whitley City

99.48%

Native Born

0.52%

Foreign Born

Non Citizen

0.52%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.48% of Whitley City residents were born in the United States, with 72.47% having been born in Kentucky. of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Whitley City Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20241,148
20231,148
20221,148-175-13.23%
20211,323-310-18.98%
20201,63323316.64%
20191,400-294-17.36%
20181,69446337.61%
20171,23118617.8%
20161,045929.65%
2015953-219-18.69%
20141,17232538.37%
2013847-244-22.36%
20121,091-42-3.71%
20111,133-37-3.16%
20101,170
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Whitley City Population by Year