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.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cosby is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cosby is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Cosby who work in sales jobs (15.25%), maintenance occupations (13.89%), and teaching (6.33%).

Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Cosby is worth considering.

One downside of living in Cosby, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.45 minutes every day commuting to work.

Being a small town, Cosby does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Cosby rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.80% of adults 25 and older in Cosby have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Cosby in 2010 was $18,087, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,348 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 German, English, French Canadian, and Scots-Irish.

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

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