Piney Flats is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 6,387 people and just one neighborhood, Piney Flats is the 93rd largest community in Tennessee.
Piney Flats is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (12.85%), sales jobs (12.08%), and office and administrative support (11.25%).
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.
As is often the case in a small town, Piney Flats doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
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: 30.51% of adults in Piney Flats have a college degree.
The per capita income in Piney Flats in 2018 was $39,112, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $156,448 for a family of four. However, Piney Flats contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 Spanish.
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.
With a nice mix of college students, safety from crime, and decent walkability, the neighborhood rates highly as a college student friendly place to live, and one that college students and their parents may want to consider. NeighborhoodScout's analysis shows that it rates more highly for a good place for college students to live than 85.9% of the neighborhoods in TN. This often also means that the area has certain amenities and services geared towards college students, from undergraduates to graduate students.
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, 8.1% of this neighborhood's residents have Dutch ancestry and 3.3% 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.
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 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 65.9% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 1.3% 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 77.9% of America's neighborhoods.
What we choose to do for a living reflects who we are. Each neighborhood has a different mix of occupations represented, and together these tell you about the neighborhood and help you understand if this neighborhood may fit your lifestyle.
In the neighborhood, 44.1% 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 24.6% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (19.7%), and 11.6% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 98.1% of households.
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 (16.8%), and residents who report English roots (10.1%), and some of the residents are also of Dutch ancestry (8.1%), along with some Asian ancestry residents (4.9%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (44.3% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (87.5%) 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 (6.3%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.