Fort Campbell, KY
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Fort Campbell is a somewhat small town located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 13,292 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Fort Campbell is the 29th largest community in Kentucky.

Fort Campbell is a military town: the armed forces employs 38.98% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Public Service and Accommodation are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 36.42% and 23.50% of the civilian workforce respectively.

A relatively large number of people in Fort Campbell telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.55% 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.

The overall crime rate in Fort Campbell is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.

One of the benefits of Fort Campbell is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 12.50 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

The rate of college-level education in Fort Campbell is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.06% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Fort Campbell in 2010 was $14,819, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,276 for a family of four.

Fort Campbell is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Fort Campbell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Fort Campbell residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Fort Campbell also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.79% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Fort Campbell include Irish, English, African, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Fort Campbell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.

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