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.

Tompkinsville is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Tompkinsville is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Tompkinsville who work in sales jobs (11.51%), office and administrative support (9.99%), and community and social services (9.29%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.45% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

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

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Tompkinsville is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Tompkinsville is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.28 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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

In Tompkinsville, just 11.94% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Tompkinsville in 2010 was $16,446, 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 $65,784 for a family of four.

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, Scottish, and Swedish.

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

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