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Cosby, TN
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Living in Cosby

Cosby is a tiny town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 807 people and two associated neighborhoods, Cosby is the 297th largest community in Tennessee.

Also of interest is that Cosby has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.02% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Cosby has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Cosby has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cosby than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cosby may be for you.

One downside of living in Cosby is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Cosby, the average commute to work is 45.33 minutes, which is quite a bit 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 population of Cosby 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 Cosby, 24.54% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Cosby in 2018 was $28,729, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $114,916 for a family of four. However, Cosby contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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. Important ancestries of people in Cosby include Irish, German, Scottish, English, and Polish.

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

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