Beechmont - Drakesboro is a very small town located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 3,648 people and just one neighborhood, Beechmont - Drakesboro is the 115th largest community in Kentucky.
When you are in Beechmont - Drakesboro, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 54.97% of Beechmont - Drakesboro’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Beechmont - Drakesboro is a town of transportation and shipping workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Beechmont - Drakesboro who work in healthcare (7.59%), food service (6.32%), and computer science and math (4.81%).
Also of interest is that Beechmont - Drakesboro has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
As is often the case in a small town, Beechmont - Drakesboro doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Beechmont - Drakesboro has one of the lowest overall levels of education in the country: only 3.83% of people over 25 hold a college degree. The national average for all municipalities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Beechmont - Drakesboro in 2018 was $22,703, 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 $90,812 for a family of four. However, Beechmont - Drakesboro contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Beechmont - Drakesboro is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Beechmont - Drakesboro home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Beechmont - Drakesboro residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Beechmont - Drakesboro include English, Irish, German, African, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Beechmont - Drakesboro is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Polish.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research identifies the neighborhood as having one of the highest concentrations of people employed in manufacturing or as laborers of any neighborhood in America. In fact, despite the loss of manufacturing jobs nationally, this neighborhood has 55.0% of its working residents employed in such fields, which is a higher proportion than 99.6% of American neighborhoods.
NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research revealed that 96.2% of the adult residents in the neighborhood do not have a 4-year college degree, which is a lower rate of college graduated adults than found in 97.8% of the neighborhoods in America.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Beechmont - Drakesboro are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 82.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 32.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 82.7% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 55.0% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 24.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (16.2%), and 4.6% in government jobs, whether they are in local, state, or federal positions.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Beechmont - Drakesboro, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (9.1%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.4%), and residents who report German roots (4.9%), and some of the residents are also of Sub-Saharan African ancestry (2.3%), along with some African ancestry residents (2.3%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.7% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (89.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (10.1%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.