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Demographics

  Total Population  
    2012 2013 2014 2015 2016  
  Labor Market Area 230,814 230,243 229,909 229,602 229,225  
  Whitley County 35,621 35,751 35,743 36,000 36,096  
 Williamsburg5,2035,2575,2495,2795,313 
  Source: U.S.  Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Annual Estimates.  

  Population by Selected Age Groups, 2016  
    Whitley County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  Under 16 7,958 22.0 45,740 20.0  
  16-24 5,041 14.0 25,566 11.2  
  25-44 8,467 23.5 56,440 24.6  
  45-64 9,063 25.1 62,380 27.2  
  65-84 5,018 13.9 35,475 15.5  
  85 and older 549 1.5 3,624 1.6  
  Median Age 36.9   40.3    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.  

  Population by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016  
    Whitley County Labor Market Area  
Number Percent Number Percent  
  White 35,046 97.1 221,364 96.6  
  Black or African American 292 0.8 3,079 1.3  
  Am. Indian & Alaska Native 104 0.3 801 0.3  
  Asian 177 0.5 940 0.4  
  Native Hawaiian & other Pacific Islander 12 0.0 110 0.0  
  Other/Multirace 465 1.3 2,931 1.3  
  Hispanic Origin 436 1.2 3,037 1.3  
  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  
    2010 2015 Pct. Change  
  Whitley County $28,522 $32,100 12.5 %  
  Kentucky $33,031 $38,588 16.8 %  
  U.S. $40,277 $48,112 19.5 %  
  Labor Market Area Range $19,365- $28,544 $23,016- $32,254    
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Economic Analysis.  

  Households  
    2015 2015  
  Number of Households Persons Per Household Median Household Income  
  Whitley County 13,110 2.60 $31,014  
  Source: U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census.