Cosby, TN
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Cosby is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 4,159 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cosby is the 141st largest community in Tennessee.

Cosby is a blue-collar town, with 35.48% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Cosby is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Cosby who work in sales jobs (19.43%), maintenance occupations (9.53%), and office and administrative support (6.38%).

The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Cosby has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cosby a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

In Cosby, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 34.73 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

As is often the case in a small town, Cosby doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The citizens of Cosby are slightly less educated than the national average of 21.84% for the average city or town: 13.83% of adults in Cosby have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree

The per capita income in Cosby in 2010 was $15,688, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $62,752 for a family of four.

The people who call Cosby home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cosby residents report their race to be White, followed by Native Hawaiian. Important ancestries of people in Cosby include Irish, English, French Canadian, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Cosby is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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