Brentwood, TN
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Brentwood is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 42,517 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 94.39% 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 (22.22%), sales jobs (13.61%), and business and financial occupations (9.66%).

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.

Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 8.46% 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.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Brentwood is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Brentwood area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Brentwood. 70.88% 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 $64,607, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $258,428 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, Irish, Scottish, and Italian.

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