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%).
Overall, Whitesburg’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
The citizens of Whitesburg are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.29% of adults in Whitesburg having a bachelor's degree or advanced 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.