Brentwood, TN
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Brentwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 42,667 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 94.20% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Brentwood is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Brentwood who work in management occupations (21.31%), sales jobs (13.73%), and healthcare (10.22%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 7.62% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. 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.

Because of many things, Brentwood is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Brentwood really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Brentwood perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Brentwood, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Brentwood is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 73.18% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Brentwood in 2010 was $66,106, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $264,424 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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

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