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Tellico Plains, TN
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Tellico Plains is a tiny town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 762 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Tellico Plains is the 305th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Tellico Plains is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Tellico Plains is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Tellico Plains who work in management occupations (12.06%), office and administrative support (11.35%), and teaching (8.75%).

Of important note, Tellico Plains is also a town of artists. Tellico Plains has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Tellico Plains’s character.

Also of interest is that Tellico Plains has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Residents will find that the town 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, Tellico Plains is worth considering.

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

In terms of college education, the citizens of Tellico Plains rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.22% of adults 25 and older in Tellico Plains have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Tellico Plains in 2018 was $16,511, which is low income relative to Tennessee and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $66,044 for a family of four. However, Tellico Plains contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Tellico Plains also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 41.28% of its population below the federal poverty line.

The people who call Tellico Plains home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Tellico Plains residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Tellico Plains include Irish, English, German, Scottish, and British.

The most common language spoken in Tellico Plains is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and African languages.


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