Townsend, TN
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Townsend is a tiny city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 452 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Townsend is the 364th largest community in Tennessee.

Townsend is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Townsend is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Townsend who work in sales jobs (27.33%), office and administrative support (9.88%), and management occupations (9.88%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 11.98% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

The city 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, Townsend has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Townsend a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.

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

The population of Townsend 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 Townsend, 23.67% have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Townsend in 2010 was $30,185, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $120,740 for a family of four. However, Townsend contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

The most common language spoken in Townsend is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and African languages.

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