Paintsville, KY
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Paintsville is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 4,249 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Paintsville is the 117th largest community in Kentucky.

Paintsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Paintsville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Paintsville who work in sales jobs (12.31%), healthcare (11.06%), and legal occupations (8.92%).

Being a small city, Paintsville does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Paintsville rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.11% of adults 25 and older in Paintsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Paintsville in 2010 was $20,926, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $83,704 for a family of four. Paintsville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.98% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Paintsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Paintsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Paintsville include English, German, Scots-Irish, and European.

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

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