Townsend is a somewhat small coastal town (i.e. on the ocean, a bay, or inlet) located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 9,929 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Townsend is the 87th largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some towns, Townsend isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Townsend are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Townsend is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Townsend who work in office and administrative support (16.52%), teaching (10.45%), and sales jobs (10.26%).
Another notable thing is that Townsend is a major vacation destination. Much of the town’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Townsend’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Townsend has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Townsend a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Townsend is also nautical, which means that parts of it are somewhat historic and touch the ocean or tidal bodies of water, such as inlets and bays. Quite often, nautical areas such as these attract visitors and locals who come to enjoy the scenery and various waterfront activities.
One downside of living in Townsend is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Townsend, the average commute to work is 35.40 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Townsend is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
The citizens of Townsend are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 16.76% of adults in Townsend have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree
The per capita income in Townsend in 2010 was $24,968, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,872 for a family of four. However, Townsend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Townsend is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Townsend home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Townsend residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Townsend include English, German, Scottish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Townsend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.