Clarksville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 149,176 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Clarksville is the fifth largest community in Tennessee.
10.72% 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 14.18% and 13.50% of the civilian workforce.
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, 24.19% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Clarksville in 2010 was $21,509, 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 $86,036 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 10.48% 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.