Frenchburg is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 531 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Frenchburg is the 338th largest community in Kentucky.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Frenchburg is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.44% of the Frenchburg workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Frenchburg is a city of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Frenchburg who work in office and administrative support (14.71%), personal care services (11.76%), and food service (5.88%).
The overall crime rate in Frenchburg 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.
Frenchburg is a very car-oriented city. 0.99% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Frenchburg is a small city , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Frenchburg has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Frenchburg is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The population of Frenchburg has a very low overall level of education: only 7.08% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Frenchburg in 2010 was $13,850, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $55,400 for a family of four. Frenchburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 50.65% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Frenchburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Frenchburg residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Frenchburg include Irish, German, Scottish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Frenchburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.