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Time Zone: Whitley County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Williamsburg is the Seat for Whitley County.

Whitley County was founded in 1818 and was created by taking area from KnoxCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Whitley had a population of 38,813 people. This is an increase of 8.22% since the last Census (which gave a population of 35,865 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Whitley represented 0.89% of the total population of Kentucky, making it the state's 27th most populous county (out of 120 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201035,637-0.64%-8.18% since 2009
200938,813+8.22%+0.44% since 2008
200838,643+7.75%+0.94% since 2007
200035,865The Last Census

More information can be found on the Whitley County Census Page for Whitley County.


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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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