Powell, TN
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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.

Powell is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (14.25%), sales jobs (13.10%), and management occupations (8.95%).

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

The citizens of Powell are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 21.52% of adults in Powell having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Powell in 2010 was $24,364, 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 $97,456 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 German, English, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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