Whitesburg, KY
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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, Whitesburg isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Whitesburg are a mix 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 (25.51%), healthcare (11.73%), and office and administrative support (9.38%).

The overall crime rate in Whitesburg is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

In terms of college education, Whitesburg is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.95% of adults 25 and older in Whitesburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Whitesburg in 2010 was $20,258, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $81,032 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 Black or African-American. 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 Hindi.

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