Gleason is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 1,368 people and just one neighborhood, Gleason is the 257th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Gleason is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Gleason is a town of professionals, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Gleason who work in management occupations (10.02%), healthcare (7.51%), and teaching (7.20%).
Of important note, Gleason is also a town of artists. Gleason has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Gleason’s character.
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!) Gleason 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. Gleason has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Gleason than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Gleason may be for you.
The percentage of adults in Gleason who are college-educated is close to the national average for all communities of 21.84%: 17.47% of the adults in Gleason have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Gleason in 2018 was $22,388, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $89,552 for a family of four. However, Gleason contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Gleason home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Gleason residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Gleason include Irish, English, German, French, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Gleason is English. Other important languages spoken here include Greek and Japanese.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 90.2% of the neighborhoods in America.
How wealthy a neighborhood is, from very wealthy, to middle income, to low income is very formative with regard to the personality and character of a neighborhood. Equally important is the rate of people, particularly children, who live below the federal poverty line. In some wealthy gated communities, the areas immediately surrounding can have high rates of childhood poverty, which indicates other social issues. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals both aspects of income and poverty for this neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Gleason are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 84.7% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 30.2% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 80.6% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 36.1% 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 33.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (15.9%), and 14.3% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.1% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.6%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Gleason, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (7.6%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (6.8%), and residents who report German roots (3.8%), and some of the residents are also of Scottish ancestry (2.1%), along with some Scots-Irish ancestry residents (2.0%), 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 (29.8% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (79.0%) 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 (17.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.