Middlesborough is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 9,710 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Middlesborough is the 38th largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Middlesborough is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Middlesborough is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Middlesborough who work in office and administrative support (14.08%), sales jobs (10.75%), and teaching (7.93%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.36 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Middlesborough doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The rate of college-level education in Middlesborough is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 10.20% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Middlesborough in 2010 was $14,242, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $56,968 for a family of four. Middlesborough also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.16% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Middlesborough home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Middlesborough residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Middlesborough include German, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Middlesborough is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.