Salyersville is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 1,816 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Salyersville is the 197th largest community in Kentucky.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Salyersville is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Salyersville is a city of service providers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Salyersville who work in food service (17.81%), healthcare (16.74%), and management occupations (11.80%).
Overall, Salyersville’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
As is often the case in a small city, Salyersville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The citizens of Salyersville have a very low rate of college education: just 9.15% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Salyersville in 2010 was $16,448, 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 $65,792 for a family of four. However, Salyersville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Salyersville also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 37.32% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Salyersville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Salyersville residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Salyersville include English, German, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Salyersville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.