Whitesburg, KY Demographics


Population: 1,600. Estimated population in July 2019: 1,512 (-5.5% change)
Males: 706 (44.1%), Females: 894 (55.9%)

Letcher County

Zip code: 41858

Median resident age: 44.5 years
Median household income: $28,750
Median house value: $73,900

Races in Whitesburg:

  • White Non-Hispanic (95.7%)
  • Asian Indian (1.6%)
  • Black (0.6%)
  • Other Asian (0.6%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (31.6%), English (11.7%), German (5.9%), Irish (3.4%), French (1.8%), Scottish (1.2%).

Elevation: 1164 feet

Land area: 3.1 square miles

Map of Whitesburg, KY

Population

For population 25 years and over in Whitesburg

  • High school or higher: 67.7%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 14.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work: 15.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitesburg city

  • Never married: 19.7%
  • Now married: 58.5%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 9.7%
  • Divorced: 8.2%

3.8% Foreign born (2.1% Asia, 0.6% Latin America, 0.6% North America, 0.4% Europe).

Population change: -40 (-2.4%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Whitesburg:

  • WHITESBURG ARH HOSPITAL (240 HOSPITAL RD)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Whitesburg:

  • JENKINS COMMUNITY HOSP (about 15 miles; JENKINS, KY)
  • NORTON COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; NORTON, VA)
  • ST MARYS HOSPITAL (about 18 miles; NORTON, VA)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Whitesburg:

  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 54 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; ID: TRI)
  • TRI-STATE/MILTON J. FERGUSON FIELD (about 88 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; ID: HTS)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 118 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; ID: AVL)

Other public-use airports nearest to Whitesburg:

  • LONESOME PINE (about 23 miles; WISE, VA; ID: LNP)
  • WENDELL H FORD (about 35 miles; HAZARD, KY; ID: K20)
  • PIKE COUNTY-HATCHER FIELD (about 36 miles; PIKEVILLE, KY; ID: PBX)

Colleges and Universities

College/University in Whitesburg:

  • JENNY LEA ACADEMY OF COSMETOLOGY (Full-time enrollment: 30; Location: 74 PARKWAY PLAZA LOOP; Private, for-profit)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitesburg:

  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 51 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 65 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 9,498)
  • SOUTHWEST VIRGINIA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; RICHLANDS, VA; FT enrollment: 2,412)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 72 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; FT enrollment: 3,893)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 84 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 2,073)
  • MOREHEAD STATE UNIVERSITY (about 85 miles; MOREHEAD, KY; FT enrollment: 6,866)
  • MARSHALL UNIVERSITY (about 94 miles; HUNTINGTON, WV; FT enrollment: 12,361)

Schools

Public high schools in Whitesburg:

  • WHITESBURG HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 578; Location: 38 COLLEGE DR; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • LETCHER COUNTY EDUCATION CENTER (Location: 186 PARKWAY PLAZA LOOP; Grades: 07 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Whitesburg:

  • WEST WHITESBURG ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 430; Location: 330 PARK ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • MARTHA JANE POTTER ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 366; Location: 55 KONA DR; Grades: KG – 08)
  • COWAN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 352; Location: 3125 HWY 931 S; Grades: KG – 08)
  • BECKHAM BATES ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 212; Location: 6868 HWY 7 N; Grades: KG – 08)
  • WHITESBURG MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 206; Location: 366 PARK ST; Grades: 06 – 08)

Private primary/middle school in Whitesburg:

  • MOUNTAIN MONTESSORI PRESCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: PO BOX 498; Grades: PK – KG)

Libraries

Library in Whitesburg:

  • HARRY M. CAUDILL MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $417,979; Location: 121 EAST MAIN STREET; 114,580 books; 2,376 audio materials; 2,964 video materials; 189 serial subscriptions)