Vanceburg, KY
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Vanceburg is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 1,448 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Vanceburg is the 221st largest community in Kentucky.

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Vanceburg is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 45.48% of the Vanceburg workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Vanceburg is a city of production and manufacturing workers, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vanceburg who work in sales jobs (11.11%), office and administrative support (7.75%), and healthcare suport services (5.94%).

Also of interest is that Vanceburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Vanceburg has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Vanceburg a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

Vanceburg, even though it is a small city, has many people who use public transportation every day to get to and from work. This is a great benefit for people in the, city who have a need for low-cost transportation.

In Vanceburg, just 7.23% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.

The per capita income in Vanceburg in 2010 was $13,674, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,696 for a family of four. Vanceburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 40.79% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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

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