Clarkson, KY
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Clarkson is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 895 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Clarkson is the 271st largest community in Kentucky.

Clarkson is a blue-collar town, with 52.16% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Clarkson is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Clarkson who work in office and administrative support (13.95%), sales jobs (8.64%), and food service (5.98%).

The overall crime rate in Clarkson 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 19.22 minutes getting to work every day.

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

The population of Clarkson has a very low overall level of education: only 8.16% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Clarkson in 2010 was $12,295, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $49,180 for a family of four. Clarkson also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.62% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Clarkson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarkson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Clarkson include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Norwegian.

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

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