Survey Rates 'Vibrancy' of Paducah's Downtown
By West Kentucky Star Staff
PADUCAH - Paducah residents responding to this year's National Citizen Survey have rated the city's downtown area more highly than in past years, and have also shown more positivity about economic services.

The survey asked residents to rate the vibrancy of Paducah's downtown. In the last two years, the percentage of positive responses to this question have increased six percentage points, from 59 to 65 percent.

Downtown Development Specialist/Paducah Main Street Director Katie Axt said in a press release that last weekend’s Dickens of a Christmas event is a good example of the unique qualities that can be found in Paducah’s downtown, and expressed a desire to continue building on the success of such events. 

Citizens were also asked to rate the quality of economic services, with 42 percent rating them as "positive". This is up considerably from last year, when economic services had a 34 percent favorable rating among citizens surveyed.

The National Citizen Survey, which asks questions about a community’s livability and other qualities, was mailed earlier this year to 1500 randomly-selected households within the Paducah city limits.

Read more about this year's survey at

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Published 02:22 PM, Friday Nov. 30, 2018
Updated 11:39 AM, Tuesday Dec. 04, 2018

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