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Whitley County, Kentucky; Knox County, Kentucky

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Whitley County, Kentucky
Knox County, Kentucky
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 36,242 31,304
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 36,242 31,304
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 35,633 31,888
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 1.7% -1.8%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 35,637 31,883
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.8%
6.3%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.2%
23.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.9%
17.3%
Female persons, percent
50.8%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.9%
96.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.9%
1.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.3%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.3%
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
1.3%
1.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
95.9%
95.7%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 2,002 1,488
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 0.8% 1.3%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 15,473 14,759
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 70.4% 63.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $83,800 $76,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $935 $882
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $270 $265
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $612 $530
Building permits, 2018 11 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 12,583 12,264
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.72 2.50
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 88.5% 91.1%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 1.9% 1.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 70.4% 61.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 59.4% 48.0%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 79.1% 68.0%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 19.9% 10.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 15.8% 13.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
6.2%
6.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 49.8% 42.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 46.2% 37.1%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 52,970 37,485
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 272,137 93,324
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 227,986 191,176
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 172,002 39,882
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 442,623 343,093
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,469 $10,811
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 20.6 21.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $34,103 $26,061
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $18,463 $15,869
Persons in poverty, percent
26.5%
32.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 613 451
Total employment, 2016 10,372 8,626
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 326,068 221,217
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 1.2% 7.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 2,164 1,974
All firms, 2012 3,151 1,980
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,794 948
Women-owned firms, 2012 922 764
Minority-owned firms, 2012 99 30
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,947 1,878
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 342 150
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,563 1,700
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 81.4 82.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 437.83 386.30
FIPS Code 21235 21121
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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