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County: Whitley County

State: Kentucky

FIPS Code: 21235

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Amenity Characteristics Forest Land

Recreational County: No Land Area (Acres): 281,712

Retirement County: No Percent Land in NF: 16.6%

Amenity Level: Medium Acreage in NF: 46,517

Percent Seasonal Housing: 1.4 Total Forest Acreage: 192,873

Total Housing Units: 15,166

Topography: Low Mountains

Metro Status: Nonmetro: Micropolitan not adjacent to a metro area

Metro Category: Nonmetro not adjacent

Economic Type: Nonspecialized

Policy Type: Persistent Poverty, Low Employment, Low Education

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Population and Demographic Change

Total Pop Pop Chg Net Mig Nat Inc

1990: 33,326 -0.2% -5.5% 5.3%

2000: 35,865 7.6% 4.5% 3.1%

2010: 35,637 -0.6% -2.4% 1.7%

2013: 35,766 0.2% -0.7% 0.9%

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Demographic Characteristics (2010 Census)

Pop 25+ with BS or more: 12.6% Age: Count Percent

Median Family Income: $34,679 0-to-19: 9,836 27.6%

Persons in Poverty: 29.0% 20-to-44: 11,241 31.5%

Children in Poverty 38.1% 45-to-64: 9,476 26.6%

Median Age: 38.1 65-plus: 5,084 14.3%

Percent Minority: 3.1%

Race: Count Percent % Chg

White: 34,521 96.9% -1.6%

Black: 205 0.6% 60.2%

Hispanic: 310 0.9% 24.5%

Asian: 123 0.4% 75.8%

Native: 104 0.3% 36.9%

Other: 10 0.0%

Multi: 364 1.0%
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