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. 35.54% 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, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beaver Dam who work in office and administrative support (9.67%), food service (9.32%), and architecture and engineering (9.32%).
Also of interest is that Beaver Dam has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 14.96 minutes getting to work every day.
Beaver Dam is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Beaver Dam has a very low overall level of education: only 8.40% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Beaver Dam in 2010 was $19,351, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $77,404 for a family of four. However, Beaver Dam contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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, Swedish, English, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Beaver Dam is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.