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Whitesburg, KY

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Whitesburg's Livability

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  • B
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  • B
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About Whitesburg, KY

Whitesburg, KY is located in Letcher County in the state of Kentucky.

The total City Population for Whitesburg is about 2,321 with about 273 people per square mile.

The Average Home Value is $99,617, which is roughly 5% higher than the Average Home Value of $94,219 for the state of Kentucky, and roughly 47% lower than the National Average of $188,692.

The Median Income Per Household is about $25,433, which is roughly 35% lower than the Average Median Income Per Household of $39,100 for the state of Kentucky, and roughly 56% lower higher than the National Average of $57,518.

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Quick Stats

Whitesburg Population 2,321
Average Home Value $99,617
Median Household Income $25,433
Median Age 36.6
Unemployment Rate 20.1%
Politics 79.1% Republican

Demographic Details

Average # of People Per Household: 2.39
Male Population Estimate: 47.4%
Female Population Estimate: 52.6%
Median Age: 36.6
Male Median Age: 38.8
Female Median Age: 41.7

Racial Demographic Estimates

White:96.5%
Hispanic:2.4%
Asian:2.4%
Black:0.3%
Indian:0.1%
Other:0.1%
Hawaiian:0%

Voting

Letcher County voted Republican in the 2020 Presidential Election with a very significant difference of 77.13% between the winner and runner up.
Mitch McConnell
U.S. Senator
Mitch McConnell
Republican Party
Rand Paul
U.S. Senator
Rand Paul
Republican Party
Andy Beshear
State governor
Andy Beshear
Democratic Party

Voting Results by Party

Republican: 79.1%
Democratic: 19.69%
Libertarian: 0.76%
Other: 0.45%

Crime Details

NOTE: Crime is available at the County level so this doesn't necessarily represent the city of Whitesburg specifically.

Average # of Homicides for Letcher County: About 6.20871 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2020)

Average # of Violent Crimes for Letcher County: About 54.0622 per 100,000 People
(last recorded in 2021)

Letcher County is about 36% higher than the national average of about 4 homicides per 100,000 people, and about 81% lower than the national average of about 288 violent crimes per 100,000 people.

Employment

The Unemployment Rate for Whitesburg is about 20.1%.

Kentucky is ranked #37 out of 52 for Best and Worst States to Work in America, with an overall score of 26.82 out of 100.

37th out of 52

Wage Policies

Overall Wage Policy Score: 12.88

The average living wage for the state of Kentucky is $30.28/hr, while the states minimum wage is $7.25/hr, which can be set above the state standard, and is extended to farm workers. This gives Kentucky a minimum wage score of 10.87 compared to all other states.

The minimum wage for tipped employees is $2.13/hr, which gives Kentucky a minimum wage for tipped employees score of 8.97 compared to all other states.

The weekly unemployment (UI) benefit for Kentucky is $179.80, resulting in a UI benefit score of 30.72 compared to all other states.

Worker Protection Policies

Overall Worker Protection Score: 71.43
Kentucky does provide accommodations for pregnant workers.
Kentucky does offer protections for workplace breastfeeding.
Kentucky does mandate equal pay across gender and race.
X Kentucky does prohibit pay secrecy practices in the workplace.
X Kentucky does restrict access to salary history to reduce gender and racial bias.
X Kentucky does provide some form of paid family leave.
X Kentucky does provide some form of paid sick leave.
X Kentucky does not provide flexible scheduling of worker shifts.
X Kentucky does not mandate pay reporting or "call-in" pay by employers.
X Kentucky does not provide split shift pay regulation.
X Kentucky does not provide workers advanced notice of shift scheduling.
Kentucky does provide some form of sexual harassment protection in state law.
X Kentucky does extend workers compensation mandates to farmworkers.
X Kentucky does not extend worker protections to domestic workers.

Right To Organize Policies

Overall Right To Organize Score: 70
X Kentucky does not have a "right-to-work" law.
Kentucky does legalize project labor agreements to ensure a fair wage to workers on contract.
X Kentucky does not protect workers against wage theft retaliation.
Kentucky does partially require collective bargaining for public workers.
Kentucky does provide collective bargaining for teachers.
X Kentucky does provide wage negotiations for teachers.
Data from Oxfam America, Inc.
A global organization that fights inequality to end poverty and injustice.

Nearby Location

Additional Location Details

Zip Code(s): 41858
Latitude: 37.118300
Longitude: -82.823000
TimeZone: Eastern (GMT -05:00)
Daylight Saving: Yes
Region: South
Average Elevation: 1894.0 ft.
Area Code(s): 606