Brentwood, TN
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Brentwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 41,763 people and ten constituent neighborhoods, Brentwood is the 17th largest community in Tennessee.

Brentwood home prices are not only among the most expensive in Tennessee, but Brentwood real estate also consistently ranks among the most expensive in America.

Brentwood is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 94.58% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brentwood is a city of managers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brentwood who work in management occupations (22.50%), sales jobs (14.23%), and healthcare (9.79%).

Of important note, Brentwood is also a city of artists. Brentwood has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Brentwood’s character.

Also of interest is that Brentwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 8.44% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. 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.

Brentwood 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 city’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, Brentwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Brentwood. 70.29% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 21.84%.

The per capita income in Brentwood in 2010 was $62,731, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $250,924 for a family of four.

Brentwood is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Brentwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Brentwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Brentwood include English, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

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