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.

A relatively large number of people in Brentwood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 8.44% 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.

Because of many things, Brentwood is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Brentwood a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Brentwood has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Brentwood’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

If knowledge is power, Brentwood is a pretty powerful place. 70.29% of the adults in Brentwood have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

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.