Greenup, KY
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Greenup is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 1,157 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Greenup is the 242nd largest community in Kentucky. Much of the housing stock in Greenup was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

Greenup is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Greenup is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Greenup who work in teaching (14.59%), healthcare (10.27%), and sales jobs (10.00%).

Greenup’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

Being a small city, Greenup does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, Greenup is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.15% of adults 25 and older in Greenup have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Greenup in 2010 was $22,367, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $89,468 for a family of four. However, Greenup contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Greenup is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Greenup home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Greenup residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Greenup include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

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