Owenton, KY
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Owenton is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 1,550 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Owenton is the 235th largest community in Kentucky.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Owenton is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 44.07% of the Owenton workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Owenton is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Owenton who work in office and administrative support (16.41%), food service (9.57%), and sales jobs (5.47%).

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!) Owenton 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. Owenton has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Owenton than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Owenton may be for you.

Owenton is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In terms of college education, Owenton ranks among the least educated cities in the nation, as only 4.98% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Owenton in 2010 was $17,473, 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 $69,892 for a family of four.

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

The most common language spoken in Owenton is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.

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