Powderly is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 780 people and just one neighborhood, Powderly is the 279th largest community in Kentucky.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Powderly is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.63% of the Powderly workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Powderly is a city of service providers, transportation and shipping workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Powderly who work in law enforcement and fire fighting (13.36%), management occupations (9.68%), and maintenance occupations (7.37%).
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Powderly is worth considering.
The citizens of Powderly are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.26% of adults in Powderly have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Powderly in 2018 was $19,063, 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 $76,252 for a family of four.
The people who call Powderly home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Powderly residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Powderly include English, German, Irish, European, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Powderly is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Greek.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Powderly are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 21.0% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 69.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 38.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 25.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.9%), and 11.7% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.9% of households.
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Powderly, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (9.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (5.2%), and residents who report German roots (3.5%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (1.4%), along with some Polish ancestry residents (1.1%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (41.7% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (76.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (20.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.