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 86.63% 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 (19.90%), healthcare (14.69%), and food service (12.01%).

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 17.02 minutes getting to work every day.

Hazard 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 people in Hazard who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.10% of adults in Hazard have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Hazard in 2010 was $26,895, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,580 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, French , and Italian.

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

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