Cross Plains is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 1,832 people and just one neighborhood, Cross Plains is the 231st largest community in Tennessee.
Cross Plains real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Cross Plains house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cross Plains is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cross Plains is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cross Plains who work in office and administrative support (14.57%), healthcare suport services (10.32%), and management occupations (10.11%).
One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.33% 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.
Cross Plains’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the nation, making it a very safe place to live.
One downside of living in Cross Plains, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 33.50 minutes every day commuting to work.
Being a small city, Cross Plains does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Cross Plains rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.02% of adults 25 and older in Cross Plains 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 Cross Plains in 2018 was $28,663, 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 $114,652 for a family of four. However, Cross Plains contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Cross Plains home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cross Plains residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cross Plains include German, English, Irish, European, and French.
The most common language spoken in Cross Plains is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and French.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
The neighborhood is a great option for families, as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's research on this neighborhood. The combination of top public schools, low crime rates, and owner-occupied single family homes, make this neighborhood among the top 6.3% of family-friendly neighborhoods in the state of Tennessee. Many other families also live here, making it easy to socialize and develop a sense of community. In addition, families here highly value education, as is reflected by the strength of the local schools.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Cross Plains are middle-income, making it a moderate income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 51.8% of the neighborhoods in America. With 14.1% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 57.5% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 33.4% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 31.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (17.7%), and 17.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.6% of households. Some people also speak Polish (2.2%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Cross Plains, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (13.1%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (8.6%), and residents who report Irish roots (8.1%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (3.6%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.1%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (39.4% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (81.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.