Collegedale, TN

Collegedale profile

Living in Collegedale

Collegedale is a somewhat small city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 11,109 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Collegedale is the 58th largest community in Tennessee. Much of the housing stock in Collegedale was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local Collegedale economy is robust, and that jobs or other amenities are attracting an influx of new residents. This seems to be the case in Collegedale, where the median household income is $57,713.00.

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

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Collegedale is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Collegedale is a city of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Collegedale who work in office and administrative support (16.33%), management occupations (14.57%), and healthcare (8.37%).

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

One interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 12.64% 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.

In addition, Collegedale is a college town. There are a lot of students in Collegedale attending college, and as a result Collegedale provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

For a small city, there is also a high proportion of single, often educated, people living in Collegedale. This is not typical for smaller communities in America, and adds a feeling of vibrancy to Collegedale.

Collegedale is one of the most well-educated cities in the nation. 42.25% of adults in Collegedale have at least a bachelor's degree. Compare that to the average community in America, which has just 21.84% with a bachelor's degree or higher.

The per capita income in Collegedale in 2018 was $32,974, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $131,896 for a family of four. However, Collegedale contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Collegedale is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Collegedale home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Collegedale residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Collegedale also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.08% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Collegedale include English, Irish, German, Scottish, and Haitian.

The most common language spoken in Collegedale is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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