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Townsend, TN
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Townsend is a tiny city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 550 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Townsend is the 328th largest community in Tennessee.

Townsend real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Townsend house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Townsend is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.86% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Townsend is a city of service providers, managers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Townsend who work in maintenance occupations (27.43%), management occupations (21.71%), and healthcare (14.86%).

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 9.14% 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.

Another notable thing is that Townsend is a major vacation destination. Much of the city’s population is seasonal: many people own second homes and only live there part-time, during the vacation season. The effect on the local economy is that many of the businesses are dependent on tourist dollars, and may operate only during the high season. As the vacation season ends, Townsend’s population drops significantly, such that year-round residents will notice that the city is a much quieter place to live.

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, Townsend is worth considering.

One of the benefits of Townsend is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.84 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.

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

The education level of Townsend citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 38.27% of adults in Townsend have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Townsend in 2018 was $32,475, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $129,900 for a family of four.

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 German, English, Irish, Italian, and French.

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


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