Whitley County , Kentucky

Whitley County: County in Kentucky, United States

Whitley County locator map
Location of Whitley County on Kentucky map.


Whitley County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,637 and a population density of 80 people per km². After 9 years in 2019 county had an estimated population of 36,264 inhabitants. Its county seat is Williamsburg. The county was created 203 years ago in 1818.


Whitley County is located at 36°45'29"N 84°8'43"W (36.7580700, -84.1451800). It has 6 neighbors: Campbell County, Bell County, Knox County, Laurel County, McCreary County and Claiborne County.

Whitley County  Kentucky Courthouse image
Whitley County Kentucky Courthouse

The largest city of Whitley County is Corbin with a population of 7,202. Other cities include and Williamsburg population 5,274. See all Whitley County cities & populated places.


Whitley County forecast: A slight chance of rain showers before 10am, then a chance of showers and thunderstorms. Mostly sunny, with a high near 84. Chance of precipitation is 40%. more

Whitley County  Kentucky Courthouse image

Whitley County map

Whitley County Quick Facts

Population : 36,264 (2019)
Country : United States of America
State : Kentucky (United States)
Different from : Whitley County
Area : 445 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.6%
Land as percent of area : 98.4%
Named for : William Whitley
Altitude : 1,086 feet / 331 meters
Capital : Williamsburg
Establishment : January 01, 1818
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 03:53:21 (31st July 2021)
Density : 81 Pop. per km² as of 2019
Population growth : 1.73% (2010-2019)
Weather : 84℉ Chance Showers And Thunderstorms 7-days weather

Whitley County has 6 neighbours.

  • Williamsburg


The population of Whitley County increased by 1.73% in 9 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 35,637 - census
2011 35,854 0.61% estimation process
2012 35,768 -0.24% estimation process
2013 35,870 0.28% estimation process
2014 35,833 -0.1% estimation process
2015 36,109 0.76% estimation process
2016 36,108 -0% estimation process
2017 36,074 -0.09% estimation process
2018 36,101 0.07% estimation process
2019 36,264 0.45% estimation process

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People born in Whitley County (4)

People born in Whitley County, including politician Caleb Powers, general Joseph Alexander Cooper, singer Jordan Smith, you can see a list of people who born in Whitley County.

Other places with the same name (1)

Whitley County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Whitley County.

City Name Population Title
Corbin 7,202 4th-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.
Williamsburg 5,274 City in Kentucky

Kentucky Other Counties (more counties)

County Name Population Title
Kentucky 4,467,673 State of the United States of America
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Lexington-Fayette 314,488 Consolidated city-county in Kentucky, United States
Meads 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Ironville 288,649 Unincorporated community in Boyd County, Kentucky
Lexington 225,366 City in Fayette County, Kentucky, United States
Kenton County 166,998 County in Kentucky, United States
Boone County 133,581 County in Kentucky, United States
Warren County 132,896 County in Kentucky, United States
Hardin County 110,958 County in Tennessee, United States
Daviess County 101,511 County in Kentucky, United States
Campbell County 93,584 County in northeastern Wyoming, United States
Madison County 92,987 County in Kentucky, United States
Bullitt County 81,676 County in Kentucky, United States

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