Tompkinsville, KY
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Tompkinsville is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 2,289 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Tompkinsville is the 169th largest community in Kentucky.

Unlike some cities, Tompkinsville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Tompkinsville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tompkinsville is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tompkinsville who work in sales jobs (14.51%), office and administrative support (10.71%), and teaching (8.64%).

Tompkinsville’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

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!) Tompkinsville 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. Tompkinsville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Tompkinsville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Tompkinsville may be for you.

Tompkinsville is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Tompkinsville are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.37% of adults in Tompkinsville have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Tompkinsville in 2010 was $16,392, 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 $65,568 for a family of four.

Tompkinsville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Tompkinsville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tompkinsville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Tompkinsville include Irish, German, Swedish, and Scots-Irish.

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

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