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Piney Flats, TN

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Overview


Piney Flats is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 6,459 people and just one neighborhood, Piney Flats is the 93rd largest community in Tennessee. Much of the housing stock in Piney Flats was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Piney Flats economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Piney Flats, where the median household income is $86,442.00.

Piney Flats real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Piney Flats house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Occupations and Workforce

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Piney Flats is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Piney Flats is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Piney Flats who work in healthcare (11.80%), management occupations (10.60%), and sales jobs (10.31%).

Also of interest is that Piney Flats has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Setting & Lifestyle

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

Demographics

In terms of college education, Piney Flats is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 32.06% of adults in Piney Flats have a college degree.

The per capita income in Piney Flats in 2018 was $42,040, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $168,160 for a family of four.

The people who call Piney Flats home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Piney Flats residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Piney Flats include Irish, German, English, Dutch, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Piney Flats is English. Other important languages spoken here include Greek and Italian.

Notable & Unique Neighborhood Characteristics

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.

Modes of Transportation

While most Americans do drive to work alone each day, the neighborhood stands out by having 89.6% of commuters doing so, which is a higher proportion of people driving alone to work than NeighborhoodScout found in 95.9% of all American neighborhoods.

People

The neighborhood stands out within Tennessee for its college student friendly environment. NeighborhoodScout's analysis reveals that this neighborhood is home to a number of college students, is relatively walkable, and above average in safety. In combination, this makes it stand out for a good place for college students to consider. Because a number of college students live here, this neighborhood may be close to a college campus and offer certain amenities nearby geared towards the student body. While it's not an environment for everyone, ambitious scholars can enjoy seasonal excitement between semesters and school breaks, and parents can rest easy knowing that the area has an above average safety rating. For each of these reasons, the neighborhood is rated among the top 6.1% of college-friendly places to live in TN.

Diversity

Did you know that the neighborhood has more Dutch and Scots-Irish ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 8.3% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 3.2% have Scots-Irish ancestry.

is also pretty special linguistically. Significantly, 1.6% of its residents five years old and above primarily speak Greek at home. While this may seem like a small percentage, it is higher than 98.6% of the neighborhoods in America.

The Neighbors

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 Piney Flats are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 65.6% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.2% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 78.0% of America'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, 46.6% of the working population is employed in executive, management, and professional occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is manufacturing and laborer occupations, with 23.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (20.2%), and 9.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.

Languages

The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 99.1% of households.

Ethnicity / Ancestry

Culture is shared learned behavior. We learn it from our parents, their parents, our houses of worship, and much of our culture – our learned behavior – comes from our ancestors. That is why ancestry and ethnicity can be so interesting and important to understand: places with concentrations of people of one or more ancestries often express those shared learned behaviors and this gives each neighborhood its own culture. Even different neighborhoods in the same city can have drastically different cultures.

In the neighborhood in Piney Flats, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (20.0%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (17.0%), and residents who report English roots (13.1%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (8.3%), along with some Scottish ancestry residents (4.2%), among others.

Getting to Work

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 (51.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.

Here most residents (89.6%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.


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