Troy - Obion is a very small town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 4,145 people and just one neighborhood, Troy - Obion is the 137th largest community in Tennessee.
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Troy - Obion is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 39.68% of the Troy - Obion workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Troy - Obion is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Troy - Obion who work in sales jobs (13.87%), office and administrative support (9.21%), and management occupations (6.16%).
As is often the case in a small town, Troy - Obion doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
The percentage of adults in Troy - Obion with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 14.47% of adults in Troy - Obion have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Troy - Obion in 2018 was $31,907, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $127,628 for a family of four. However, Troy - Obion contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Troy - Obion home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Troy - Obion residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Troy - Obion include Irish, English, German, Swedish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Troy - Obion is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
Our research reveals that 92.0% of commuters who live in the neighborhood get to work each day by driving alone in their automobiles, which is a higher proportion than 97.4% of U.S. neighborhoods.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Troy - Obion are lower-middle income, making it a below average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's research shows that this neighborhood has an income lower than 77.5% of U.S. neighborhoods. With 22.3% of the children here below the federal poverty line, this neighborhood has a higher rate of childhood poverty than 71.2% of U.S. neighborhoods.
A neighborhood is far different if it is dominated by enlisted military personnel rather than people who earn their living by farming. It is also different if most of the neighbors are clerical support or managers. What is wonderful is the sheer diversity of neighborhoods, allowing you to find the type that fits your lifestyle and aspirations.
In the neighborhood, 39.2% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 24.2% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (23.4%), and 12.8% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 97.7% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (2.1%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Troy - Obion, TN, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as Irish (15.7%). There are also a number of people of English ancestry (9.9%), and residents who report German roots (5.5%), and some of the residents are also of Mexican ancestry (2.2%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (2.0%), among others.
Even if your neighborhood is walkable, you may still have to drive to your place of work. Some neighborhoods are located where many can get to work in just a few minutes, while others are located such that most residents have a long and arduous commute. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (53.6% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (92.0%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (5.7%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.