Clarksville, TN
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Clarksville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 150,287 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Clarksville is the fifth largest community in Tennessee.

11.00% of the workforce is employed in the armed forces, making the military a huge focus of life in Clarksville. Even though it is a military town, the civilian sector still plays an important role in the local economy. The Retail and Healthcare industries respectively employ 13.43% and 12.97% of the civilian workforce.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Clarksville 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 Clarksville area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The citizens of Clarksville are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 24.56% of adults in Clarksville having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Clarksville in 2010 was $21,819, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,276 for a family of four. However, Clarksville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clarksville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clarksville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarksville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Clarksville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.79% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clarksville include Irish, English, Italian, and African.

The most common language spoken in Clarksville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.