Sewanee is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 2,324 people and just one neighborhood, Sewanee is the 209th largest community in Tennessee.
Real Estate Prices
Sewanee real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Sewanee house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Sewanee is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 96.65% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Sewanee is a town of professionals, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Sewanee who work in teaching (26.18%), office and administrative support (21.57%) and sales jobs (8.80%).
Of important note, Sewanee is also a town of artists. Sewanee has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Sewanee’s character.
A relatively large number of people in Sewanee telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 9.11% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Sewanee is a small town with a large college student population. Because of this, there is a real youthful, hip vibe to the place, and much of the life in the town is centered on the college. This has helped Sewanee to buck the trend of other small towns that have suffered declining populations over the past 20 to 30 years. Spending by students, and faculty and staff jobs, are a big part of the local economy.
For a small town, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Sewanee. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Sewanee.
One of the benefits of Sewanee is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 14.26 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.