Atoka is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 8,935 people and just one neighborhood, Atoka is the 72nd largest community in Tennessee. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Atoka, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Atoka, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Atoka’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Atoka does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $80,625.
Real Estate Prices
Atoka real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Atoka house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Atoka is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Atoka is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atoka who work in office and administrative support (15.91%), healthcare (10.39%) and sales jobs (9.45%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Atoka is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Atoka’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Atoka, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 36.82 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small town, Atoka does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.