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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mammoth Cave is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mammoth Cave is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mammoth Cave who work in teaching (14.23%), office and administrative support (13.85%), and sales jobs (9.75%).

Another notable thing is that Mammoth Cave is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Mammoth Cave’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

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 35.43 minutes every day commuting to work.

As is often the case in a small town, Mammoth Cave doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, Mammoth Cave ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 5.57% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Mammoth Cave in 2010 was $20,024, 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 $80,096 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 German, English, Italian, and European.

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

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