Jenkins, KY
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Jenkins is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,103 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Jenkins is the 182nd largest community in Kentucky.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Jenkins is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.14% of the Jenkins workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Jenkins is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Jenkins who work in office and administrative support (18.46%), sales jobs (10.78%), and teaching (8.86%).

Overall, Jenkins’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Jenkins is worth considering.

The population of Jenkins has a very low overall level of education: only 7.83% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Jenkins in 2010 was $14,945, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,780 for a family of four. Jenkins also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.02% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Jenkins home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Jenkins residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Jenkins include German, English, Italian, and Australian.

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

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