Calhoun is a tiny town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 542 people and just one neighborhood, Calhoun is the 331st largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some towns, Calhoun isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Calhoun are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Calhoun is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Calhoun who work in sales jobs (25.11%), healthcare suport services (8.81%), and office and administrative support (6.17%).
And if you like science, one thing you'll find is that Calhoun has lots of scientists living in town - whether they be life scientists, physical scientists (like astronomers), or social scientists (like geographers!). So, if you're scientific-minded, you might like it here too.
Of important note, Calhoun is also a town of artists. Calhoun has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Calhoun’s character.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Calhoun has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Calhoun a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
Calhoun is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Calhoun is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.76% of adults 25 and older in Calhoun have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Calhoun in 2018 was $27,358, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $109,432 for a family of four. However, Calhoun contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Calhoun home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Calhoun residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Calhoun include German, Irish, English, Welsh, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Calhoun is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
We Americans love our cars. Not only are they a necessity for most Americans due to the shape of our neighborhoods and the distances between where we live, work, shop, and go to school, but we also fancy them. As a result, most households in America have one, two, or three cars. But NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis shows that the neighborhood has a highly unusual pattern of car ownership. Residents of this neighborhood must really love automobiles. NeighborhoodScout's Analysis reveals that 40.5% of the households here have four, five, or more cars. That is more cars per household than in 98.4% of the neighborhoods in the nation.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Calhoun are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 60.3% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 24.5% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 74.1% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 40.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations (16.2%), and 13.1% in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 96.4% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (3.3%).
Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.
In the neighborhood in Calhoun, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (25.9%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (12.7%), and residents who report English roots (5.7%), and some of the residents are also of Asian ancestry (3.4%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (1.6%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (46.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (78.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.