Flatwoods is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 7,335 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Flatwoods is the 58th largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities, Flatwoods isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Flatwoods are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Flatwoods is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Flatwoods who work in office and administrative support (11.09%), sales jobs (10.75%), and food service (10.53%).
Flatwoods 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, Flatwoods’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
Being a small city, Flatwoods does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of adults in Flatwoods with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.39% of adults in Flatwoods have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Flatwoods in 2010 was $20,957, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,828 for a family of four. However, Flatwoods contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Flatwoods home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Flatwoods residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Flatwoods include English, German, Scottish, and Welsh.
The most common language spoken in Flatwoods is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.