Mount Washington, KY
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Mount Washington is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 14,028 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Mount Washington is the 42nd largest community in Kentucky. Much of the housing stock in Mount Washington was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Mount Washington economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Mount Washington, where the median household income is $62,799.00.

Mount Washington real estate is some of the most expensive in Kentucky, although Mount Washington house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Mount Washington isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Mount Washington are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Washington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Washington who work in office and administrative support (20.36%), sales jobs (8.12%), and management occupations (8.08%).

Also of interest is that Mount Washington has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Mount Washington is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Mount Washington really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Mount Washington perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Mount Washington, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 33.94 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

The education level of Mount Washington citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 19.22% of adults 25 and older in Mount Washington have a college degree.

The per capita income in Mount Washington in 2010 was $26,656, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,624 for a family of four. However, Mount Washington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Mount Washington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Thai.