Cottontown, TN
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Cottontown is a tiny town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 381 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Cottontown is the 371st largest community in Tennessee.

Cottontown real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Cottontown house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some towns, Cottontown isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cottontown are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cottontown is a town of professionals, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Cottontown who work in food service (20.00%), community and social services (15.11%), and management occupations (11.11%).

Of important note, Cottontown is also a town of artists. Cottontown has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Cottontown’s character.

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

A relatively large number of people in Cottontown telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.78% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.

Overall, Cottontown’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.

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, Cottontown has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cottontown a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

In terms of college education, the citizens of Cottontown rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.86% of adults 25 and older in Cottontown 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 Cottontown in 2010 was $28,466, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,864 for a family of four.

The people who call Cottontown home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cottontown residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Cottontown include English, German, British, and Dutch.

The most common language spoken in Cottontown is English. Other important languages spoken here include African languages and Hebrew.

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