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Corbin is a city in Whitley County. (The community straddles Whitley and Knox counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)

Corbin is in the Eastern Coal Field region.

The community was named for the Rev. James Corbin, local minister

The latitude of Corbin is 36.948N. The longitude is -84.096W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,079 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 7,932.


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Median household income
Local
$22,203
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Corbin demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Lynn Camp
Corbin developed as a railroad town.

A violent job drove nearly all the African-American residents from the city in 1919.

Well-known residents have included:
· Col. Harland Sanders, founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken
· George McAfee, football player
Nearby parks & recreation: Cumberland Falls State Resort Park
Historic sites and museums: Thomas Kaiser-Frazer Museum, Harland Sanders Museum

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Corbin residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Corbin ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Corbin was $14,200, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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18% of Corbin residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Corbin, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $282.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $669.


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Libraries in Corbin include Corbin Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Corbin include Corbin News Journal, Corbin Times Tribune

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WEKF.

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Whitley County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Corbin political report.

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The average commute time for Corbin workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Corbin include Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Western Corbin Inn, Comfort Suites Corbin, Country Inn & Suites, Cumberland Falls State Resort, Days Inn, Fairfield Inn Corbin, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Knights Inn ... More hotels.

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