Seymour, TN
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Seymour is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 11,410 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Seymour is the 53rd largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Seymour is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Seymour is a town of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Seymour who work in office and administrative support (22.48%), sales jobs (12.96%), and management occupations (6.73%).

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

One downside of living in Seymour is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Seymour, the average commute to work is 30.57 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

The percentage of adults in Seymour with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.06% of adults in Seymour have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Seymour in 2010 was $24,315, 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 $97,260 for a family of four. However, Seymour contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

The people who call Seymour home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Seymour residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Seymour include German, Irish, Dutch, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Seymour is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and West Germanic languages.