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, Hopkinsville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hopkinsville are a mix 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%).

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 16.87 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

Hopkinsville has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Hopkinsville has quite a high level of public transit users. Hopkinsville’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

The education level of Hopkinsville citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 17.64% of adults 25 and older in Hopkinsville have a college 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.