Whitesburg Letcher County, Kentucky

Whitesburg: City in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States of America

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Location of Whitesburg on Kentucky map.

About

Whitesburg is a city located in the county of Letcher in the U.S. state of Kentucky. Its population at the 2010 census was 2,139 and a population density of 260 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 city had an estimated population of 1,813 inhabitants.

The city was created 145 years ago in 1876.

City of Whitesburg Overlook from Town Hill Trail image
City of Whitesburg Overlook from Town Hill Trail
City of Whitesburg Overlook from Town Hill Trail image

Geography

Whitesburg is located at 37°7'6"N 82°49'37"W (37.1184300, -82.8268300).

Whitesburg map

Whitesburg Quick Facts

Population : 1,813 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
County : Letcher County
Postal code : 41858
Phone Area Codes : 606
Area : 8.23 km2
Altitude : 1,171 feet / 357 meters
Capital city : Whitesburg is capital of Letcher County
Establishment : March 03, 1876 (145 years ago)
Time Zone : America/New_York
Local time : 15:03:54 (22nd October 2021)
Density : 220 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -17.98% (2010-2020)

Demographics

According to census records, the population of Whitesburg decreased by 17.98% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 2,139 - census
2011 2,113 -1.23% estimation process
2012 2,080 -1.59% estimation process
2013 2,036 -2.16% estimation process
2014 2,016 -0.99% estimation process
2015 1,986 -1.51% estimation process
2016 1,958 -1.43% estimation process
2017 1,914 -2.3% estimation process
2018 1,869 -2.41% estimation process
2019 1,843 -1.41% estimation process
2020 1,813 -1.65% estimation process

Whitesburg zip code is 41858. County name: Letcher, County fips: 21133

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People born in Whitesburg (5)

People born in Whitesburg, including comics illustrator John Beatty, politician Harry M. Caudill, mixed martial artist Jessamyn Duke, you can see a list of people who born in Whitesburg.

Schools in Whitesburg

College & universities near Whitesburg, KY

Code Name City ZIP
248192 Jenny Lea Academy of Cosmetology Whitesburg (KY) 41858

Post offices near Whitesburg

Post Office Name City ZIP
Whitesburg Post Office Whitesburg (KY) 41858

Other places with the same name (2)

  • Whitesburg , Georgia human settlement in Carroll County, Georgia, United States of America with a population of 615 people.

Other cities in Letcher County

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Letcher County , KY.

City Name Population Title
Jenkins 1,895 City in Kentucky
Fleming-Neon 610 City in Letcher County, Kentucky
Blackey 141 Human settlement in Letcher County, Kentucky, United States of America

Distance to Other Cities

Whitesburg distances to largest Kentucky cities