Decherd is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,424 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Decherd is the 204th largest community in Tennessee.
When you are in Decherd, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 42.29% of Decherd’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Decherd is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Decherd who work in office and administrative support (13.79%), food service (10.04%), and sales jobs (7.00%).
It is a fairly quiet city 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!) Decherd 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. Decherd has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Decherd than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Decherd may be for you.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Decherd spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.35 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Decherd is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In Decherd, just 8.67% of people over 25 hold a college degree, which is very low compared to the rest of the nation, whereas the average among all cities is 21.84%.
The per capita income in Decherd in 2010 was $17,165, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,660 for a family of four.
Decherd is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Decherd home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Decherd residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Decherd also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.21% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Decherd include German, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Decherd is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.