Princeton, KY
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Princeton is a somewhat small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 6,174 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Princeton is the 71st largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Princeton is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Princeton is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Princeton who work in sales jobs (13.73%), teaching (11.35%), and food service (9.77%).

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, Princeton is worth considering.

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Princeton spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.99 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

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

In terms of college education, the citizens of Princeton rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.19% of adults 25 and older in Princeton 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 Princeton in 2010 was $17,914, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,656 for a family of four.

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

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

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