Whitesburg is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,006 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Whitesburg is the 188th largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Whitesburg is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Whitesburg is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Whitesburg who work in sales jobs (23.14%), healthcare (17.66%), and office and administrative support (9.87%).
Whitesburg’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
The population of Whitesburg overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Whitesburg, 23.29% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Whitesburg in 2010 was $22,559, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $90,236 for a family of four. However, Whitesburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Whitesburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Whitesburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Whitesburg include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Whitesburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.