Taft, TN

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Taft Profile


Overview

Taft is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 3,425 people and just one neighborhood, Taft is the 170th largest community in Tennessee.

Occupations and Workforce

Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Taft is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.86% of the Taft workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Taft is a town of professionals, production and manufacturing workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Taft who work in office and administrative support (8.54%), management occupations (8.05%), and food service (7.08%).

Setting & Lifestyle

Because of many things, Taft is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Taft a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Taft has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Taft’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

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

In Taft, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 36.59 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average.

Being a small town, Taft does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.

Taft Demographics

The population of Taft overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Taft, 24.18% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Taft in 2018 was $32,144, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $128,576 for a family of four. However, Taft contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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


Neighborhood Real Estate Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   National Agriculture Statistics Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Geological Service, American Community Survey.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2021. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

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Housing Market Details

 

AGE OF Taft, TN HOMES

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Neighborhood Demographics Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey, U.S. Bureau of the Census, U.S. Department of Education, 50 state departments of education, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Federal Bureau of Investigation, 18,000+ local law enforcement agencies, Federal Housing Finance Agency, U.S. Geological Service, National Agricultural Statistics Service.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   2019 (latest available). Updated annually. Please note: Unemployment data updated May 2021.

Methodology:   Unlike standardly available Census demographics, NeighborhoodScout uses dozens of custom models to transform 8.5 million raw demographic data elements from government sources into proprietary indices and insights…. Read more about Scout's Demographic Data

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Migration & Mobility

 

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More diverse than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Crime Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   18,000 local law enforcement agencies in the U.S.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:   Reflects 2019 calendar year; released from FBI in Sept. 2020 (latest available). Updated annually. Where is 2020 data?

Methodology:   Our nationwide meta-analysis overcomes the issues inherent in any crime database, including non-reporting and reporting errors. This is possible by associating the 9.4 million reported crimes in the U.S, including over 2 million geocoded point locations…. Read more about Scout's Crime Data

Neighborhood Crime Data

 

total Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Neighborhood Violent Crime

violent Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

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Violent Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Property Crime

property Crime Index

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Safer than of U.S. neighborhoods.

Property Crime Index By Type
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Property Crime Comparison (per 1,000 residents)

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Neighborhood Public School Data

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:
  • Test Scores: Edfacts (U.S. Department of Education), State departments of education.
  • Expenditures: National Center for Education Statistics.
  • Educational Environment: American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau).
Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Due to Covid-19, standardized testing did not take place during the 2019-2020 academic school year. Test data: Reflects 2018 – 2019 school year.
  • Expenditures: 2018
  • Educational Environment: 2019 (latest available). Updated annually.
  • All data updated June 2021

Methodology:   Only NeighborhoodScout gives you nationally comparable school ranks based on test scores, so you can directly compare the quality of schools in any location. Read more about Scout's School Data

School Rating Information

 

School Quality

(100 is best)

Better than of U.S. schools.

Neighborhood School Quality Rating

Rates the quality of all K-12 public schools that serve this neighborhood. Info

Schools That Serve This Neighborhood

 
School Details Grades Quality Rating Compared to TN* Quality Rating Compared to Nation*
Blanche School
1649 Ardmore Hwy
Taft, TN 38488
PK-08
Lincoln County High School
1233 Huntsville Hwy
Fayetteville, TN 37334
09-12
* 10 is highest

Neighborhood Educational Environment

Adults In Neighborhood With College Degree Or Higher
Children In The Neighborhood Living In Poverty

This neighborhood is served by 1 district:

LINCOLN COUNTY


Students Enrolled in This District


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Students Per Classroom

District Quality Compared to Tennessee

(10 is best)

Better than of TN school districts.

District Quality Compared to U.S. info

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Better than of US school districts.

Schools In This District

School District Enrollment By Group

Ethnic/racial Groups This District This State
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Economic Groups This District This State
ECONOMICALLY DISADVANTAGED 49.0% 24.3%
FREE LUNCH ELIGIBLE 39.6% 20.0%
REDUCED LUNCH ELIGIBLE 9.4% 4.3%

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