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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Townsend is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Townsend is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Townsend who work in office and administrative support (22.75%), sales jobs (8.56%), and management occupations (7.75%).
Another notable thing is that Townsend is an extremely popular vacation destination. A significant portion of the population is seasonal. During the vacation season, the town experiences a large influx of people who take up residence in second homes they own in the area. As the vacation season ends, the population drops again, leaving behind a substantially quieter and smaller town.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Townsend is worth considering.
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. Such areas are often places that visitors and locals go for waterfront activities or taking in the scenery.
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 34.42 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
As is often the case in a small town, Townsend doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Townsend rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.84% of adults 25 and older in Townsend have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Townsend in 2010 was $25,515, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $102,060 for a family of four. However, Townsend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Townsend is an extremely 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, French , and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Townsend is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.