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. Greenup has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.

Unlike some cities, Greenup isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Greenup are a mix of both white- and blue-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.

Greenup 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 percentage of adults in Greenup who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.15% of the adults 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.