Powell is a medium-sized town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 28,447 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Powell is the 26th largest community in Tennessee.
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Powell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Powell is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Powell who work in office and administrative support (12.70%), sales jobs (12.63%), and healthcare (8.63%).
Also of interest is that Powell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
The town is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Powell has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Powell a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The education level of Powell citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.58% of adults in Powell have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Powell in 2010 was $24,877, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,508 for a family of four. However, Powell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Powell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Powell residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Powell include Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Powell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.