Clarksville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 156,794 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Clarksville is the fifth largest community in Tennessee.
10.75% 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 12.33% and 12.24% of the civilian workforce.
The overall education level of Clarksville is somewhat higher than in the average US city of 21.84%: 25.45% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Clarksville in 2010 was $23,377, 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 $93,508 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 11.30% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clarksville include German, Irish, English, European, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Clarksville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.