Edgewood, KY
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Edgewood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 8,769 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 87.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Edgewood is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Edgewood who work in office and administrative support (17.63%), healthcare (13.49%), and management occupations (13.31%).

Of important note, Edgewood is also a city of artists. Edgewood has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Edgewood’s character.

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.

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.

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

The education level of Edgewood ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Edgewood, 47.69% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.

The per capita income in Edgewood in 2010 was $45,229, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $180,916 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Edgewood include Irish, English, Italian, and European.

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