Olive Hill, KY


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Olive Hill is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 1,599 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Olive Hill is the 214th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities, Olive Hill isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Olive Hill are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Olive Hill is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Olive Hill who work in office and administrative support (12.06%), teaching (12.06%), and sales jobs (10.16%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Olive Hill has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Olive Hill has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Olive Hill than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Olive Hill may be for you.

As is often the case in a small city, Olive Hill doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Olive Hill are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 15.84% of adults in Olive Hill have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Olive Hill in 2010 was $17,704, 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 $70,816 for a family of four. However, Olive Hill contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Olive Hill also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.15% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Olive Hill home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Olive Hill residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Olive Hill include German, English, Scottish, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Olive Hill is English. Other important languages spoken here include Arabic and Italian.

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