Edgewood, KY
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Living in Edgewood


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.

A relatively large number of people in Edgewood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.31% 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.

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.

Edgewood is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Edgewood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

As is often the case in a small city, Edgewood doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Edgewood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Edgewood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 52.17% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

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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