Etowah, TN
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Etowah is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 3,500 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Etowah is the 163rd largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Etowah is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Etowah is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Etowah who work in office and administrative support (15.06%), management occupations (11.63%), and sales jobs (10.35%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 10.03% 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.

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

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

The rate of college-level education in Etowah is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 11.73% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.

The per capita income in Etowah in 2010 was $16,721, 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 $66,884 for a family of four.

The people who call Etowah home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Etowah residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Etowah include German, Irish, Scots-Irish, and Welsh.

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

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