Gibson is a tiny town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 362 people and just one neighborhood, Gibson is the 352nd largest community in Tennessee.
When you are in Gibson, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 45.22% of Gibson’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Gibson is a town of transportation and shipping workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Gibson who work in office and administrative support (10.00%), food service (7.83%), and healthcare suport services (7.39%).
Also of interest is that Gibson has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Gibson telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.04% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. 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.
Overall, Gibson’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
Gibson 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.
The percentage of people in Gibson with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 11.07% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gibson in 2018 was $17,167, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $68,668 for a family of four. However, Gibson contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Gibson is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Gibson home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gibson residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gibson include English, German, Irish, Polish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Gibson is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Tagalog.
When you see a neighborhood for the first time, the most important thing is often the way it looks, like its homes and its setting. Some places look the same, but they only reveal their true character after living in them for a while because they contain a unique mix of occupational or cultural groups. This neighborhood is very unique in some important ways, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive exploration and analysis.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Gibson are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 66.6% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 23.6% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.0% of U.S. neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 30.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 28.4% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (24.9%), and 16.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.6% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.2%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Gibson, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (17.2%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (11.8%), and residents who report German roots (7.7%), and some of the residents are also of Spanish ancestry (4.2%), along with some Dutch ancestry residents (2.7%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (34.0% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (84.1%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (8.0%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.