Gainesboro, TN
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Gainesboro is a tiny town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 955 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Gainesboro is the 305th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some towns, Gainesboro isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Gainesboro are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gainesboro is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gainesboro who work in office and administrative support (25.24%), maintenance occupations (7.62%), and healthcare (7.14%).

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

Gainesboro is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

In Gainesboro, just 10.54% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Gainesboro in 2010 was $13,095, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,380 for a family of four. Gainesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.39% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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