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 service providers, professionals, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Cottontown who work in food service (30.89%), community and social services (16.75%), and art, media, and design (8.38%).

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.

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.42% 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.

Cottontown’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.

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, Cottontown is worth considering.

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. 15.36% 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 $24,500, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $98,000 for a family of four. However, Cottontown contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Cottontown include Irish, German, British, and Yugoslavian.

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

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