Scottsville, KY
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Scottsville is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 4,411 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Scottsville is the 103rd largest community in Kentucky.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Scottsville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.43% of the Scottsville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Scottsville is a city of transportation and shipping workers, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Scottsville who work in office and administrative support (10.39%), food service (7.32%), and healthcare (6.38%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Scottsville has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Scottsville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Scottsville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Scottsville may be for you.

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

The percentage of adults in Scottsville with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.69% of adults in Scottsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Scottsville in 2010 was $16,513, 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 $66,052 for a family of four.

The people who call Scottsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Scottsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Scottsville include German, Irish, Scandinavian, and Greek.

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