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 sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Princeton who work in sales jobs (14.55%), teaching (10.84%), and office and administrative support (9.05%).

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Princeton has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Princeton a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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 18.53 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

As is often the case in a small city, Princeton doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Princeton rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.78% 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 $19,075, which is middle income relative to Kentucky, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $76,300 for a family of four.

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, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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

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