Grayson, KY
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Grayson is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 4,058 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Grayson is the 104th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Grayson is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Grayson is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Grayson who work in office and administrative support (15.14%), sales jobs (13.47%), and food service (10.18%).

Because there are quite a few people attending college in Grayson, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Grayson provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.51 minutes getting to work every day.

Grayson 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 education level of Grayson citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.80% of adults 25 and older in Grayson have a college degree.

The per capita income in Grayson in 2010 was $17,180, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,720 for a family of four.

The people who call Grayson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Grayson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Grayson include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.

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