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People

Total Population 2,053
Male Share of the Population 46.7%
Female Share of the Population 53.3%
Senior Citizens 19.1%
Employed Population 16+ 807
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 53.8%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $58,362
% Above Poverty Level 71.5%
% Below Poverty Level 28.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 30.4%
Median Gross Rent $603
Median House Value $87,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 6.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Whitesburg Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles NW of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 108 miles SE of Lexington, Kentucky
County Letcher
Standard Zip Codes 41858
Phone Area Codes 606
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.118
Longitude -82.826

Whitesburg Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station BIG STONE GAP
Distance 17.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 44 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 86 F
Oct Temp 41 to 70 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches
Station WISE 3 E
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 42 F
Apr Temp 41 to 65 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 47 inches
Station PENNINGTON GAP
Distance 28.3 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Whitesburg, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Crown (41858)

Day Rural (41858)

Democrat (41858)

Dongola (41858)

Kings Creek (41858)

Kona (41858)

Oscaloosa (41858)

Van (41858)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Benham 529 $39,821
Blackey 233 $32,500
Cumberland 2,245 $27,614
Jenkins 2,330 $38,507
Lynch 649 $43,092
Vicco 326 $37,083

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Whitesburg Public Libraries

Library
Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library
220 MAIN STREET
Whitesburg, Kentucky
(606) 633-7547

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Whitesburg Hospitals

WHITESBURG APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HEALTHCARE
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
240 HOSPITAL RD
(606) 633-3500
Emergency Service: Yes

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Whitesburg High Schools

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WHITESBURG HIGH SCHOOL
38 COLLEGE DR
606-633-2339
Serves 578 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.7

LETCHER COUNTY EDUCATION CENTER
186 PARKWAY PLAZA LOOP
606-633-2459
A Non-traditional School

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