Collegedale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 10,743 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Collegedale is the 73rd largest community in Tennessee.
Collegedale real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Collegedale house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Collegedale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Collegedale is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Collegedale who work in office and administrative support (17.39%), sales jobs (12.24%), and management occupations (7.93%).
Collegedale is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Collegedale to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
As is often the case in a small city, Collegedale doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The population of Collegedale is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.26% of adults in Collegedale have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Collegedale in 2010 was $25,397, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,588 for a family of four. However, Collegedale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Collegedale is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Collegedale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Collegedale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Collegedale include English, Irish, Haitian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Collegedale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French Creole.