In 2020, Whitley County, KY had a population of 36.3k people with a median age of 36.7 and a median household income of $39,258. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Whitley County, KY grew from 36,131 to 36,252, a 0.335% increase and its median household income grew from $39,005 to $39,258, a 0.649% increase.
The 5 largest ethnic groups in Whitley County, KY are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.9%), White (Hispanic) (1.07%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (0.988%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.921%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.499%).
None of the households in Whitley County, KY reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.
99% of the residents in Whitley County, KY are U.S. citizens.
The largest universities in Whitley County, KY are University of the Cumberlands (4,149 degrees awarded in 2020).
In 2020, the median property value in Whitley County, KY was $104,200, and the homeownership rate was 68.4%.
Most people in Whitley County, KY drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Whitley County, KY was 2 cars per household.
Whitley County, KY borders Bell County, KY, Knox County, KY, Laurel County, KY, McCreary County, KY, Campbell County, TN, and Claiborne County, TN.