Living in Paducah, KY

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Updated: 2020-03-10

Paducah SnackAbility

4
Overall SnackAbility
Jobs
6/10
Housing
5
Affordability
6
Diversity
8.5
Safety
4
Amenities
8.5
Education
7
Commute
9

Paducah, KY Cost Of Living

88
Paducah's Overall Cost Of Living
0.9x
Lower Than The National Average

Paducah, Kentucky Info Snack

Paducah (/pduk/) is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of McCracken County, Kentucky, United States. The largest city in the Jackson Purchase region, it is located at the confluence of the Tennessee and the Ohio Rivers, halfway between St. Louis, Missouri, to the northwest and Nashville, Tennessee, to the southeast. The population was 24,864 in 2015, down from 25,024 during the 2010 U.S. Census. Twenty blocks of the city's downtown have been designated as a historic district and listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Population
24,879
Unemployment
5.3%
Poverty
22.3%
Median Home
$117,900
Median Income
$35,419
Median Rent
$651

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Rankings for Paducah in Kentucky

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Map Of Paducah, KY

Population over time in Paducah

Year Population % Change
2017 24,879 0.0%
2016 24,879 -0.5%
2015 25,010 0.0%
2014 25,001 -0.2%
2013 25,046 -0.2%
2012 25,092 0.0%
2011 25,081 -0.1%
2010 25,102 -0.0%
2009 25,114 -

Race / Ethnicity in Paducah

White
70.4% (17,516)
African American
23.1% (5,745)
American Indian
0.6% (138)
Asian
0.3% (79)
Hawaiian
0.1% (32)
Other
0.1% (21)
Two Or More
2.3% (573)
Hispanic
3.1% (775)
Race Paducah KY USA
White 70.4% 84.8% 61.1%
African American 23.1% 7.9% 12.3%
American Indian 0.6% 0.2% 0.7%
Asian 0.3% 1.4% 5.4%
Hawaiian 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Other 0.1% 0.1% 0.2%
Two Or More 2.3% 2.0% 2.4%
Hispanic 3.1% 3.6% 17.8%

Household Income For Paducah, Kentucky

Less than $10,000
10.1% (250,779)
$10,000 to $14,999
10.5% (260,618)
$15,000 to $24,999
17.0% (423,286)
$25,000 to $34,999
11.9% (296,912)
$35,000 to $49,999
12.9% (321,837)
$50,000 to $74,999
14.0% (347,855)
$75,000 to $99,999
8.9% (220,388)
$100,000 to $149,999
7.9% (196,338)
$150,000 to $199,999
2.3% (57,064)
$200,000 or more
4.5% (112,818)
Income Paducah KY USA
Less than $10,000 10.1% 8.8% 6.3%
$10,000 to $14,999 10.5% 6.1% 4.6%
$15,000 to $24,999 17.0% 11.5% 9.3%
$25,000 to $34,999 11.9% 10.9% 9.3%
$35,000 to $49,999 12.9% 14.1% 12.6%
$50,000 to $74,999 14.0% 17.8% 17.5%
$75,000 to $99,999 8.9% 11.6% 12.5%
$100,000 to $149,999 7.9% 11.9% 14.6%
$150,000 to $199,999 2.3% 3.9% 6.3%
$200,000 or more 4.5% 3.5% 7.0%

Gender in Paducah

Female
53.8% (13,378)
Male
46.2% (11,500)
Gender Paducah KY USA
Female 53.8% 50.8% 50.8%
Male 46.2% 49.2% 49.2%

Highest level of educational attainment in Paducah for adults over 25

< 9th Grade
6.0% (1,492)
9-12th Grade
7.0% (1,741)
High School / GED
31.0% (7,712)
Some College
20.0% (4,975)
Associate's Degree
10.0% (2,487)
Bachelor's Degree
17.0% (4,229)
Master's Degree
6.0% (1,492)
Professional Degree
2.0% (497)
Doctorate Degree
1.0% (248)
Education Paducah KY USA
< 9th Grade 6.0% 6.0% 6.0%
9-12th Grade 7.0% 8.0% 7.0%
High School / GED 31.0% 33.0% 27.0%
Some College 20.0% 21.0% 21.0%
Associate's Degree 10.0% 8.0% 8.0%
Bachelor's Degree 17.0% 14.0% 19.0%
Master's Degree 6.0% 7.0% 9.0%
Professional Degree 2.0% 2.0% 2.0%
Doctorate Degree 1.0% 1.0% 1.0%

1 Reviews & Comments About Paducah

Overall User Rating
1.0
/5

HomeSnacks User

Absolutely hated this city - I lived there for two years. The thing about people from Paducah, is they get along with people from Paducah, but not "outsiders" as I was called. They were some of the rudest and trashiest people I've ever met.

The stoplights would regularly take 2 minutes or so to change to green even if there was no cross traffic.

Most of the people there are overweight-they claim to be the fast food capitol world as they have the highest fast food restaurants per capita. The problem with this is that they are poorly run. Most of them, like the A and W are absolute garbage.

Another issue is that Paducah, Kentucky has one of the worst drainage issues of any city I've ever seen. Even a normal rain will cause certain parts of the city to flood. While thunderstorms cause entire sections to shut down due to flash flooding.

There's literally nothing to do there. Like nothing. The crime rates are awful, shoot, even the city park Noble park- which is where I began to hang out a lot because it's pretty - was one of the more dangerous parts of the city.

I remember I was going to go to a night club but had to cancel my plans only to find out the next day that there was a deadly shooting there.

Don't go here unless you absolutely have to, this place is trash.

Just Burgers is absolutely amazing.

Oh, and Barbecue on the River is amazing too.

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