Whitley County is located in southern Kentucky. The County Seat is Williamsburg and the largest city is Corbin. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.whitleycountyfiscalcourt.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 35,503 and the 2010 census population was 35,637. The land area is 437.83 square miles and there are 81.4 persons per square mile.
97.1% of the population is White, 0.8% is Black or African American, 1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.4% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.3% is two or more races. 73.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.4% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $71,500, there are 13,172 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $15,960, the median household income is $29,769, and 26% of the persons in Whitley County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,920. Retail sales (in $1000) were $373,329, and sales per capita were $9,752. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.7%.
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