La Follette is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 7,053 people and five constituent neighborhoods, La Follette is the 83rd largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, La Follette is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, La Follette is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in La Follette who work in sales jobs (22.16%), office and administrative support (11.06%), and food service (9.58%).
Being a small city, La Follette does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The citizens of La Follette have a very low rate of college education: just 8.10% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, compared to a national average of 21.84% for all cities.
The per capita income in La Follette in 2010 was $14,491, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,964 for a family of four. La Follette also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 31.95% of its population below the federal poverty line.
The people who call La Follette home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of La Follette residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in La Follette include English, German, Scots-Irish, and Dutch.
The most common language spoken in La Follette is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.