Mayfield, KY


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Mayfield is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 10,080 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Mayfield is the 40th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mayfield is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mayfield is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Mayfield who work in office and administrative support (15.08%), sales jobs (9.87%), and management occupations (7.59%).

In terms of college education, the citizens of Mayfield rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.45% of adults 25 and older in Mayfield have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Mayfield in 2010 was $16,213, which is lower middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $64,852 for a family of four. However, Mayfield contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Mayfield also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.26% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Mayfield is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Mayfield home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Mayfield residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Mayfield also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Mayfield include German, English, Dutch, and Scottish.

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

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