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 95.36% 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 (25.83%), office and administrative support (16.56%), and healthcare (14.57%).

A relatively large number of people in Campton telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 17.45% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Campton’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

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.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Campton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.50 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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 citizens of Campton have a very low rate of college education: just 8.01% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.

The per capita income in Campton in 2010 was $12,057, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $48,228 for a family of four. Campton also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 62.45% 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, Scottish, German, and French .

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

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