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Whitesburg is a city in Letcher County.

Whitesburg is in the Eastern Coal Field region.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Daugherty White, state legislator.

The latitude of Whitesburg is 37.118N. The longitude is -82.826W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,171 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,542.


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Median household income
Local
$28,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Whitesburg demographic reports
Whitesburg is on the North Fork of the Kentucky River.
Well-known residents have included:
· Martin Van Buren Bates, known as the "Kentucky River Giant" because of his great height - 7 feet, 11 1/2 inches
Local festivals include:
  • Mountain Heritage Festival - Sept. 27-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Whitesburg web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Whitesburg demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Letcher County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 41837 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

9% of Whitesburg residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Whitesburg ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Whitesburg was $20,202, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

15% of Whitesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Whitesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $256.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $790.


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Libraries in Whitesburg include Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library ... View libraries

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

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

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Hotels in Whitesburg include Super 8.

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