Barbourville, KY


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Barbourville is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 3,174 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Barbourville is the 132nd largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities, Barbourville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Barbourville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Barbourville is a city of sales and office workers, managers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Barbourville who work in office and administrative support (18.34%), management occupations (17.17%), and sales jobs (14.83%).

Barbourville is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Barbourville enrolled in college, Barbourville has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Barbourville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 16.69 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Barbourville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The population of Barbourville overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Barbourville, 23.62% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Barbourville in 2010 was $17,275, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $69,100 for a family of four. However, Barbourville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Barbourville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Barbourville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Barbourville include English, Irish, British, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Barbourville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Spanish.

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