Whitley County , Kentucky

Whitley County: County in Kentucky, United States


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 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 36,451 inhabitants. Its county seat is Williamsburg. The county was created 204 years ago in 1818.

Whitley County Quick Facts

Population : 36,451 (2020)
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 : 11:13:17 (2nd October 2022)
Density : 82 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 2.23% (2010-2020)
Whitley County locator map
Location of Whitley County on Kentucky map.
Whitley County  Kentucky Courthouse image
Whitley County Kentucky Courthouse
Whitley County  Kentucky Courthouse image


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 map

The largest city of Whitley County is Corbin with a population of 7,139. Other cities include and Williamsburg population 5,384. See all Whitley County cities & populated places.

Whitley County Populated Places

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

City Name Population Title
Corbin 7,139 4th-class city in Whitley and Knox counties in the southeastern portion of the U.
Williamsburg 5,384 City in Kentucky

Whitley County has 6 neighbours.

  • Williamsburg


The population of Whitley County increased by 2.23% in 10 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
2020 36,451 0.51% 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, .


  • Pleas Jones (American judge) he was born in 23/12/1912

Other places with the same name (2)

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