Edgewood, KY
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Edgewood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 8,733 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Edgewood is the 45th largest community in Kentucky.

Edgewood real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Edgewood house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Edgewood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 89.17% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edgewood is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewood who work in management occupations (15.46%), healthcare (11.96%), and office and administrative support (9.75%).

Also of interest is that Edgewood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.31% 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.

In addition, Edgewood is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.

Because of many things, Edgewood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Edgewood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Edgewood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Edgewood 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.

If knowledge is power, Edgewood is a pretty powerful place. 52.17% of the adults in Edgewood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Edgewood in 2010 was $51,361, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $205,444 for a family of four.

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

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


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