Alamo is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,322 people and just one neighborhood, Alamo is the 202nd largest community in Tennessee.
When you are in Alamo, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.36% of Alamo’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Alamo is a town of professionals, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Alamo who work in office and administrative support (9.93%), management occupations (6.65%), and maintenance occupations (6.24%).
Alamo 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.
In Alamo, just 11.76% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Alamo in 2018 was $26,577, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $106,308 for a family of four. However, Alamo contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Alamo is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Alamo home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alamo residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Alamo also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 18.92% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Alamo include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Alamo is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
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There is an especially high percentage of incarcerated people (1.3%) living in the neighborhood.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Alamo are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 80.4% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 26.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 76.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 35.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 28.5% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.6%), and 14.0% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 89.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (9.2%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Alamo, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (11.5%). There are also a number of people of Mexican ancestry (11.5%), and residents who report English roots (6.6%), and some of the residents are also of German ancestry (6.2%), along with some British ancestry residents (1.5%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend under 15 minutes commuting one-way to work (36.5% of working residents), one of the shortest commutes across America.
Here most residents (85.4%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (14.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.