Shady Valley is a tiny town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 975 people and just one neighborhood, Shady Valley is the 280th largest community in Tennessee.
When you are in Shady Valley, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 36.22% of Shady Valley’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Shady Valley is a town of construction workers and builders, service providers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Shady Valley who work in management occupations (13.78%), office and administrative support (10.20%), and personal care services (7.14%).
The overall crime rate in Shady Valley is one of the lowest in the US. This makes it one of the safer places to live in the country in terms of crime.
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, Shady Valley has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Shady Valley a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
In Shady Valley, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 41.38 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.
Being a small town, Shady Valley does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, Shady Valley is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 20.47% of adults 25 and older in Shady Valley have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Shady Valley in 2018 was $24,977, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $99,908 for a family of four. However, Shady Valley contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Shady Valley home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Shady Valley residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Shady Valley include English, German, Welsh, Irish, and French.
The most common language spoken in Shady Valley is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Our research shows that more people carpool to work here in the (34.4%) than in 99.5% of the neighborhoods in America.
Regardless of the means by which residents commute, this neighborhood has a length of commute that is notable. Long commutes can be brutal. They take time, money, and energy, leaving less of you for yourself and your family. The residents of the neighborhood unfortunately have the distinction of having, on average, a longer commute than most any neighborhood in America. 13.1% of commuters here travel more than one hour just one-way to work. That is more than two hours per day. This percentage with two-hour + round-trip commutes is higher than NeighborhoodScout found in 97.8% of all neighborhoods in America.
Uncrowded roads, rural America and space to be the individual you are. If you like these characteristics, this neighborhood may fit you. With just 18 residents per square mile, is less crowded than 95.2% of all U.S. neighborhoods. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
If you are planning to retire in Tennessee, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Tennessee, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 95.4% of neighborhoods in TN. If a Tennessee retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit. In addition to being an excellent choice for active retirees, this neighborhood is also a very good choice for college students.
In addition, astoundingly, NeighborhoodScout's research reveals that this single neighborhood has a higher concentration of married couples living here than 95.1% of all U.S. neighborhoods. Whether they have school-aged children or not, married couples are the rule in the neighborhood. If you are a married couple, you may find many people here with a similar lifestyle, and perhaps common interests. But if you are single, you might not find many other singles here.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Welsh and Native American ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 3.8% of this neighborhood's residents have Welsh ancestry and 3.8% have Native American ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Shady Valley are low income, making it among the lowest income neighborhoods in America. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 89.2% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 23.7% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 73.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 36.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants, with 26.8% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in executive, management, and professional occupations (25.5%), and 11.5% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 100.0% of households. Some people also speak Italian (2.4%).
Boston's Beacon Hill blue-blood streets, Brooklyn's Orthodox Jewish enclaves, Los Angeles' Persian neighborhoods. Each has its own culture derived primarily from the ancestries and culture of the residents who call these neighborhoods home. Likewise, each neighborhood in America has its own culture – some more unique than others – based on lifestyle, occupations, the types of households – and importantly – on the ethnicities and ancestries of the people who live in the neighborhood. Understanding where people came from, who their grandparents or great-grandparents were, can help you understand how a neighborhood is today.
In the neighborhood in Shady Valley, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as English (15.8%). There are also a number of people of German ancestry (9.7%), and residents who report Native American roots (3.8%), and some of the residents are also of Welsh ancestry (3.8%), along with some Irish ancestry residents (3.3%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 45 minutes and one hour commuting one-way to work (31.6% of working residents), longer and tougher than most commutes in America.
Here most residents (60.5%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (34.4%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.