Alcoa, TN
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Alcoa is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 9,316 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 (16.93%), sales jobs (8.42%), and food service (7.41%).

The city 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, Alcoa has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Alcoa a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In terms of college education, Alcoa is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.54% of adults 25 and older in Alcoa have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Alcoa in 2010 was $20,632, 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 $82,528 for a family of four.

Alcoa is a somewhat 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 English, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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