Monterey, TN
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Monterey is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,860 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Monterey is the 183rd largest community in Tennessee.

When you are in Monterey, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 48.50% of Monterey’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Monterey is a town of service providers, production and manufacturing workers, and transportation and shipping workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Monterey who work in food service (9.87%), office and administrative support (9.23%), and sales jobs (7.62%).

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!) Monterey 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. Monterey has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Monterey than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Monterey may be for you.

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

In Monterey, just 10.99% 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 Monterey in 2010 was $14,962, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $59,848 for a family of four. Monterey also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.57% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Monterey home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Monterey residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Monterey also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 29.85% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Monterey include English, German, Italian, and Polish.

In addition, Monterey has a lot of people living here who were born outside of the US (15.29%).

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

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