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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.
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.
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.
15% of Whitesburg residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Whitesburg, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $256. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $790.
Libraries in Whitesburg include Harry M. Caudill Memorial Library ... View libraries
Letcher County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Whitesburg political report.
The average commute time for Whitesburg workers is 16 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Whitesburg include Super 8.
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