Princeton is a city located in Caldwell County Kentucky. It is also the county seat of Caldwell County. With a 2020 population of 6,258, it is the 76th largest city in Kentucky and the 5742nd largest city in the United States. Princeton is currently declining at a rate of -0.10% annually and its population has decreased by -0.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,270 in 2020. Spanning over 9 miles, Princeton has a population density of 696 people per square mile.
The average household income in Princeton is $65,023 with a poverty rate of 16.21%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $648 per month, and the median house value is $75,600. The median age in Princeton is 35.5 years, 28.4 years for males, and 42.1 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Princetonwas:
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 22.44%.
96.64% of Princeton residents speak only English, while 3.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.33% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Princeton is Black, with 65.22% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Princeton is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 9.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.30%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.33%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
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97.17% of Princeton residents were born in the United States, with 76.57% having been born in Kentucky. 1.54% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.