Erwin is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 5,979 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Erwin is the 102nd largest community in Tennessee.
Erwin is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Erwin is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Erwin who work in sales jobs (13.62%), office and administrative support (10.15%), and teaching (8.57%).
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, Erwin has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Erwin a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The percentage of people in Erwin with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 12.65% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Erwin in 2010 was $17,636, 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 $70,544 for a family of four. Erwin also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 32.02% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call Erwin home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Erwin residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Erwin include German, English, Scots-Irish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in Erwin is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.