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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2013 2014 2015 2016 2017  
  Labor Market Area 230,243 229,909 229,602 229,225 228,320  
  Whitley County 35,751 35,743 36,000 36,096 36,214  
 Williamsburg5,2575,2495,2795,3135,280 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2017  
    Whitley County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 8,086 22.3 45,445 19.9  
  16-24 4,966 13.7 25,257 11.1  
  25-44 8,402 23.2 56,170 24.6  
  45-64 9,039 25.0 61,993 27.2  
  65-84 5,152 14.2 35,665 15.6  
  85 and older 569 1.6 3,790 1.7  
  Median Age 36.8   40.4    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017  
    Whitley County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 35,122 97.0 220,367 96.5  
  Black or African American 321 0.9 3,121 1.4  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 110 0.3 797 0.3  
  Asian 175 0.5 934 0.4  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 14 0.0 96 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 472 1.3 3,005 1.3  
  Hispanic Origin 468 1.3 3,234 1.4  
  Note: Hispanic is not a race category. A person can be white, black or African American, etc. and be of hispanic origin.
Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.
 

  Population Projections  
    2020 2025 2030 2035  
  Whitley County 35,987 35,677 35,116 34,372  
  Source:  Kentucky State Data Center, University of Louisville.  

  Per Capita Personal Income  
    2011 2016 Pct. Change  
  Whitley County $29,500 $32,821 11.3 %  
  Kentucky $33,989 $38,926 14.5 %  
  U.S. $41,560 $49,246 18.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $20,842- $29,500 $23,320- $32,821    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2016 2016  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Whitley County 12,708 2.68 $32,397  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.