Elizabethtown, KY
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Elizabethtown is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 29,678 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Elizabethtown is the 11th largest community in Kentucky.

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

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Elizabethtown is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Elizabethtown is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Elizabethtown who work in office and administrative support (13.10%), sales jobs (12.33%), and management occupations (9.01%).

There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Elizabethtown, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.

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

In terms of college education, Elizabethtown is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 28.54% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Elizabethtown in 2010 was $25,583, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,332 for a family of four. However, Elizabethtown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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