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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    C+
  12. Commute
    B
Princeton is a town in Kentucky with a population of 6,173. Princeton is in Caldwell County. Living in Princeton offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many families live in Princeton and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Princeton are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$92,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$571
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Princeton Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    65.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    49.4
    40.7
  • Robbery
    49.4
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,876.5
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,535
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    214
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    12%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    10%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    14%
  • 65+ years
    18%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    11%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    22%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    51%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Princeton

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$43,958
National
$55,322

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Princeton Reviews

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The biggest thing I would change about Princeton, KY would be to have more opportunities to have fun. There is a bowling alley and a movie theater, nothing else to do in the town. Do not let that discourage you though, the town is very safe, people let young kids, 8-10 years old, ride around town on a bike with supervision because it is very unlikely for someone to try and do something to them. It is a small town, 6,000 people, that know everyone there and are willing to help a stranger in need. We may not have things to do, but our small town has a big heart!
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Princeton is a very small town and is a relatively safe place to live. It's family friendly and I enjoy not having to worry about street violence every time I decide to take my daughter outside of our home. One of the complaints I have is that many times it's not about what you know, but who you know when it comes to certain jobs and opportunities. Also, there are just a few good paying jobs and those are mostly in the few factories we have in Princeton.
Princeton is a safe and close knit community. It is a Christian based area, that has a history in agriculture. Agriculture is still a dominant income here, but there is also industrial factories. The school system several sport teams and is a distinguished school system. Crime is low. People pulls together and help one another in time of need. It is a good place to raise a family.