Rockwood, TN


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Rockwood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 5,425 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Rockwood is the 112th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities, Rockwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Rockwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Rockwood is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Rockwood who work in sales jobs (16.61%), office and administrative support (10.15%), and food service (9.51%).

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

Rockwood is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The population of Rockwood has a very low overall level of education: only 7.19% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.

The per capita income in Rockwood in 2010 was $17,165, which is lower middle income relative to Tennessee, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $68,660 for a family of four. Rockwood also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.69% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Rockwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Rockwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Rockwood include English, German, Scots-Irish, and Scottish.

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

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