Harlan, KY
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Harlan is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 1,639 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Harlan is the 202nd largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities, Harlan isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Harlan are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Harlan is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Harlan who work in sales jobs (13.60%), office and administrative support (9.84%), and management occupations (9.12%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Harlan spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.37 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The education level of Harlan citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 22.38% of adults in Harlan have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Harlan in 2010 was $18,366, 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 $73,464 for a family of four.

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

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

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