Nicholasville, KY
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Nicholasville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 30,006 people and eight constituent neighborhoods, Nicholasville is the 12th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Nicholasville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Nicholasville is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Nicholasville who work in office and administrative support (12.17%), sales jobs (9.63%), and management occupations (8.83%).

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Nicholasville is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Nicholasville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Nicholasville citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 21.41% of adults in Nicholasville have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Nicholasville in 2010 was $20,583, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $82,332 for a family of four. However, Nicholasville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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