Clarksville, TN

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Living in Clarksville

Clarksville is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 158,146 people and 36 constituent neighborhoods, Clarksville is the fifth largest community in Tennessee.

Clarksville is a military town: the armed forces employs 10.52% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Manufacturing and Healthcare are important in the local economy and are the city’s largest civilian employers, employing 13.86% and 12.04% of the civilian workforce respectively.

In terms of college education, Clarksville is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.57% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Clarksville in 2018 was $25,239, which is upper middle income relative to Tennessee, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $100,956 for a family of four. However, Clarksville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Clarksville is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Clarksville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Clarksville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Clarksville also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 11.51% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Clarksville include German, Irish, European, English, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Clarksville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German/Yiddish.