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.

Unlike some cities, Burkesville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Burkesville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Burkesville is a city of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Burkesville who work in office and administrative support (12.39%), food service (9.66%), and healthcare (9.03%).

The overall crime rate in Burkesville is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

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 17.61 minutes getting to work every day.

Being a small city, Burkesville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Burkesville has a very low overall level of education: only 9.14% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Burkesville in 2010 was $14,596, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $58,384 for a family of four. Burkesville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.77% 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, German, African, and European.

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

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