Hopkinsville, KY
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Hopkinsville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 32,205 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Hopkinsville is the sixth largest community in Kentucky.

Hopkinsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Hopkinsville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopkinsville who work in office and administrative support (12.56%), sales jobs (10.74%), and teaching (7.73%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hopkinsville spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.18 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of adults in Hopkinsville who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 18.15% of the adults in Hopkinsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hopkinsville in 2010 was $20,834, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,336 for a family of four. However, Hopkinsville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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