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.
Clarksville is a military town: the armed forces employs 11.00% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Retail and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 13.43% and 12.97% of the civilian workforce respectively.
Like elsewhere in America, most people in Clarksville use a private automobile to get to work. But notably, a substantial number of Clarksville‘s citizens do make use of public transit in their daily commute, primarily riding the bus. This helps more people get to work with less air pollution, and require fewer highways to get them there.
The population of Clarksville overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Clarksville, 24.56% have at least a bachelor's 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.