Hopkinsville, KY
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Hopkinsville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 31,811 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Hopkinsville is the sixth largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hopkinsville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hopkinsville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopkinsville who work in office and administrative support (12.63%), sales jobs (9.46%), and teaching (7.90%).

One of the benefits of Hopkinsville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.87 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.

In terms of college education, Hopkinsville is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 17.64% of adults 25 and older in Hopkinsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Hopkinsville in 2010 was $20,811, 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 $83,244 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 German/Yiddish.