Hazard, KY
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Hazard is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 5,341 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Hazard is the 92nd largest community in Kentucky.

Hazard is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.50% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hazard is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hazard who work in office and administrative support (21.25%), healthcare (12.30%), and sales jobs (9.67%).

One of the benefits of Hazard is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.82 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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

In terms of college education, Hazard is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.91% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hazard in 2010 was $24,657, 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 $98,628 for a family of four. However, Hazard contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Hazard home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hazard residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hazard include English, German, Scots-Irish, and French .

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

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