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  1. Public Schools
    A-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A-
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    A-
Paducah is a town in Kentucky with a population of 24,879. Paducah is in McCracken County. Living in Paducah offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Paducah there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many young professionals and retirees live in Paducah and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Paducah are highly rated.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$116,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$607
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    48%
  • Own
    52%
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Paducah Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    151
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    83.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    95.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    747
    500.1
  • Theft
    4,378.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    353.6
    284

Residents

Diversity
A-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    9%
  • 18-24 years
    10%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    15%
  • 65+ years
    19%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    9%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    16%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    30%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Paducah

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$35,581
National
$55,322
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Paducah Reviews

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Paducah is an awesome city with pretty views of the river. The downtown area has lots of nice restaurants and is clean. The town has done an amazing job preserving the historic buildings. New road construction has made getting on the interstate easier. We have a fantastic high school with many opportunities, such as internships and many art classes. However, Paducah is lacking stores in the mall area. I wish there were more stores there to shop rather than having to go online to order products. I also wish that there were healthier restaurants because there are a lot of fast-food restaurants. I think that the more restaurants with healthier options made with natural ingredients will benefit Paducah.
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Paducah is such a unique town. It is known for its eclectic and artsy vibe. Everyone is Paducah proudly admires and supports local art and businesses. Our downtown district sits right against the Ohio River and is absolutely beautiful. There are always festivals and events going on all throughout Paducah year round. It is still considered a small town, but it definitely has big city dreams. There is always new construction creating new things around town and I can’t wait to see what it looks like in just one year.
Paducah is a very safe and family friendly area. With the lakes area a short drive up the road, there is always something for the family to do. The variety of food choices isn't horrible, but if you are looking for anything international your choices will be limited.
Lacking any major industries in the area, the job market isn't great. The jobs that are available are typically below the national average on pay scale. I live about thirty minutes outside of city limits but commutes aren't bad since traffic isn't too big of a problem.