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. 36.96% of the Vanceburg workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Vanceburg is a city of service providers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Vanceburg who work in healthcare suport services (9.17%), food service (8.60%), and healthcare (7.45%).
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.
The citizens of Vanceburg have a very low rate of college education: just 7.81% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in Vanceburg in 2010 was $13,637, which is low income relative to Kentucky and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,548 for a family of four. Vanceburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 42.40% 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 Irish, English, British, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Vanceburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Spanish.