Erin, TN
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Erin is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 1,295 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Erin is the 284th largest community in Tennessee.

When you are in Erin, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 37.35% of Erin’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Erin is a city of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Erin who work in healthcare suport services (11.33%), food service (10.84%), and office and administrative support (6.99%).

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!) Erin 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. Erin has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Erin than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Erin may be for you.

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

In Erin, just 9.71% 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 Erin in 2010 was $14,890, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,560 for a family of four. Erin also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 35.87% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Erin is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Erin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Erin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Erin include English, German, African, and Dutch.

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