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 (25.79%), maintenance occupations (8.42%), and sales jobs (6.84%).

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, Gainesboro has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Gainesboro a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

In Gainesboro, just 10.22% 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 $13,667, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $54,668 for a family of four. Gainesboro also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.09% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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 English, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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