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. Mount Washington has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Mount Washington, where the median household income is $62,030.00.
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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Mount Washington is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Mount Washington is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Mount Washington who work in office and administrative support (18.82%), management occupations (9.51%), and sales jobs (8.88%).
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.
Mount Washington is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Mount Washington’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Mount Washington is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Mount Washington, the average commute to work is 33.01 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
The education level of Mount Washington citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.55% of adults in Mount Washington have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Mount Washington in 2010 was $26,769, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $107,076 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.