Beaver Dam is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 3,618 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Beaver Dam is the 121st largest community in Kentucky.
When you are in Beaver Dam, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.30% of Beaver Dam’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Beaver Dam is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beaver Dam who work in office and administrative support (15.06%), management occupations (8.23%), and architecture and engineering (7.79%).
One of the benefits of Beaver Dam is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.20 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
As is often the case in a small city, Beaver Dam doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Beaver Dam have a very low rate of college education: just 7.49% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Beaver Dam in 2010 was $16,527, 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 $66,108 for a family of four.
Beaver Dam is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Beaver Dam home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beaver Dam residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Beaver Dam include German, English, Dutch, and Canadian.
The most common language spoken in Beaver Dam is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.