Mammoth Cave, KY
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Mammoth Cave is a very small town located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 1,615 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Mammoth Cave is the 208th largest community in Kentucky.

Mammoth Cave is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Mammoth Cave is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mammoth Cave who work in sales jobs (14.53%), office and administrative support (11.97%), and teaching (10.05%).

Another notable thing is that Mammoth Cave is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.

Mammoth Cave’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Mammoth Cave has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Mammoth Cave a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

One downside of living in Mammoth Cave, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 31.27 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Mammoth Cave does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

The population of Mammoth Cave has a very low overall level of education: only 6.88% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Mammoth Cave in 2010 was $18,552, 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 $74,208 for a family of four.

Mammoth Cave is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Mammoth Cave home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mammoth Cave residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Mammoth Cave include English, Irish, European, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Mammoth Cave is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Serbo-Croatian.

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