Alcoa, TN
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Alcoa is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 10,499 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Alcoa is the 69th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Alcoa is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Alcoa is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Alcoa who work in office and administrative support (15.36%), sales jobs (12.01%), and food service (7.70%).

It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Alcoa has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Alcoa has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Alcoa than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Alcoa may be for you.

The population of Alcoa overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Alcoa, 22.53% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Alcoa in 2010 was $23,166, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,664 for a family of four. However, Alcoa contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Alcoa is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Alcoa home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Alcoa residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Alcoa include German, English, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Alcoa is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Langs. of India.