Martin, TN
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Martin is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 10,959 people and six constituent neighborhoods, Martin is the 51st largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Martin is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Martin is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Martin who work in sales jobs (15.32%), office and administrative support (11.58%), and teaching (8.99%).

Martin is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Martin area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Martin maintain a good economy.

One of the benefits of Martin is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.12 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

As is often the case in a small city, Martin doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.

The percentage of people in Martin who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.95% of adults in Martin have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Martin in 2010 was $16,567, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,268 for a family of four. However, Martin contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Martin also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.76% of its population below the federal poverty line.

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

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