Burkesville, KY


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Burkesville is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 1,515 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Burkesville is the 220th largest community in Kentucky.

Burkesville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Burkesville is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Burkesville who work in maintenance occupations (9.67%), management occupations (9.45%), and food service (9.01%).

Overall, Burkesville’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Burkesville is worth considering.

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 19.06 minutes getting to work every day.

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

The population of Burkesville has a very low overall level of education: only 8.94% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Burkesville in 2010 was $13,983, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,932 for a family of four. Burkesville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 33.08% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Burkesville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Burkesville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Burkesville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Burkesville include Irish, African, German, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Burkesville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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