Paducah, KY
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Paducah is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 24,864 people and 16 constituent neighborhoods, Paducah is the 15th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Paducah is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Paducah is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Paducah who work in office and administrative support (12.82%), sales jobs (12.48%), and food service (10.36%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 17.17 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Paducah are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.75% of adults in Paducah having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Paducah in 2010 was $24,938, which is wealthy relative to Kentucky, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,752 for a family of four. However, Paducah contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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