Shively is a medium-sized city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 15,713 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Shively is the 28th largest community in Kentucky.
Shively is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Shively is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shively who work in office and administrative support (22.52%), sales jobs (8.12%), and food service (5.39%).
For a small city, Shively has a lot of people who use public transit to get to work, and those that do mostly ride the bus. This suggests that a real need for low-cost transportation in Shively exists, and local transit is helping to meet that need.
The rate of college-level education in Shively is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.14% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Shively in 2010 was $19,232, 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 $76,928 for a family of four.
Shively is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Shively home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shively residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Shively include Irish, English, African, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Shively is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.