Worthington is a very small city located in the state of Kentucky. With a population of 1,489 people and just one neighborhood, Worthington is the 230th largest community in Kentucky.
Worthington is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Worthington is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Worthington who work in sales jobs (16.86%), healthcare (9.07%), and food service (8.72%).
Overall, Worthington’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Being a small city, Worthington does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Worthington has a very low overall level of education: only 9.59% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Worthington in 2018 was $27,552, which is upper middle income relative to Kentucky, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $110,208 for a family of four. However, Worthington contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Worthington home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Worthington residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Worthington include English, Irish, German, European, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Worthington is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Spanish.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
One of the really interesting characteristics about the neighborhood is that, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research, it is an excellent choice in which to reside for college students. Due to its popularity among college students who already choose to live here, its walkability, and its above average safety from crime, the neighborhood is ideal for prospective or already-enrolled college students. Between semesters and during school breaks, you'll notice that the excitement here fluctuates with the college seasons. Despite the excitement however, parents of college-age children can rest easy knowing that this neighborhood has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 4.1% of college-friendly places to live in the state of Kentucky. In addition to being an excellent choice for college students, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for active retirees.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Worthington are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 61.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 24.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.3% of U.S. neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 31.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.7% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations (25.1%), and 16.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.2% of households.
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Worthington, KY, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (15.4%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (8.1%), and residents who report German roots (5.6%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (2.5%), along with some Mexican ancestry residents (1.3%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.2% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (85.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (11.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.