McCreary County is located in south central Kentucky. The County Seat is Whitley City and the largest city is Pine Knot. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mccrearycounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,863 and the 2010 census population was 18,306. The land area is 426.80 square miles and there are 42.9 persons per square mile.
91.7% of the population is White, 5.8% is Black or African American, 2.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.8% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.4% is two or more races. 69.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 7.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $65,000, there are 6,312 households, an average of 2.57 persons per household. The per capita income is $11,818, the median household income is $20,972, and 30.3% of the persons in McCreary County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,321. Retail sales (in $1000) were $82,470, and sales per capita were $4,639.
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