South Pittsburg is a very small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 3,114 people and two constituent neighborhoods, South Pittsburg is the 179th largest community in Tennessee.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, South Pittsburg is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 35.92% of the South Pittsburg workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, South Pittsburg is a city of production and manufacturing workers, professionals, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in South Pittsburg who work in sales jobs (11.95%), healthcare (10.75%), and office and administrative support (9.13%).
Also of interest is that South Pittsburg has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, South Pittsburg is worth considering.
South Pittsburg 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 percentage of adults in South Pittsburg with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 15.20% of adults in South Pittsburg have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in South Pittsburg in 2010 was $19,380, 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 $77,520 for a family of four. However, South Pittsburg contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. South Pittsburg also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.00% of its population below the federal poverty line.
South Pittsburg is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call South Pittsburg home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of South Pittsburg residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in South Pittsburg include English, German, European, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in South Pittsburg is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.