Campton, KY


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Campton is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 431 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Campton is the 343rd largest community in Kentucky.

Campton is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 91.72% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Campton is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Campton who work in personal care services (24.85%), healthcare (15.38%), and office and administrative support (14.79%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 15.06% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Campton has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Campton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Campton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Campton may be for you.

One of the benefits of Campton is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.29 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.

Campton 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 rate of college-level education in Campton is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.11% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Campton in 2010 was $12,922, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $51,688 for a family of four. Campton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 54.53% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Campton home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Campton residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Campton include English, Scots-Irish, Scottish, and German.

The most common language spoken in Campton is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.

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