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 (15.67%), sales jobs (13.95%), and food service (10.39%).

Of important note, Grayson is also a city of artists. Grayson has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Grayson’s character.

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

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 17.49 minutes getting to work every day.

As is often the case in a small city, Grayson doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of adults in Grayson with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.32% of adults in Grayson have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Grayson in 2010 was $18,872, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,488 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, Scottish, and European.

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