Blountville is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 3,091 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Blountville is the 176th largest community in Tennessee.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Blountville is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 40.34% of the Blountville workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Blountville is a town of sales and office workers, transportation and shipping workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Blountville who work in office and administrative support (20.41%), community and social services (9.60%), and management occupations (6.12%).
A relatively large number of people in Blountville telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.64% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
It is a fairly quiet town 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!) Blountville 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. Blountville has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Blountville than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Blountville may be for you.
As is often the case in a small town, Blountville doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Blountville rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.36% of adults 25 and older in Blountville 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 Blountville in 2010 was $19,562, 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 $78,248 for a family of four.
The people who call Blountville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Blountville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Blountville include Irish, German, Italian, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Blountville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.