Sonora is a tiny city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 499 people and just one neighborhood, Sonora is the 335th largest community in Kentucky. Much of the housing stock in Sonora was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Sonora economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Sonora, where the median household income is $52,386.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Sonora is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Sonora is a city of sales and office workers, professionals and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sonora who work in sales jobs (15.25%), healthcare (11.14%) and office and administrative support (9.68%).
There are quite a few people in the armed forces living in Sonora, and when you visit or drive around town, you will see military people in and out of uniform, shopping, enjoying life, and being part of the community.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Sonora is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Sonora a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Sonora has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Sonora’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
As is often the case in a small city, Sonora doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.