Powell, TN

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Living in Powell

Powell is a medium-sized town located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 30,089 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Powell is the 26th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Powell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Powell is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Powell who work in sales jobs (13.15%), office and administrative support (11.65%), and management occupations (6.63%).

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

Even though Powell is not a small town, it doesn't have a public transportation system that anybody uses for their daily commute to work.

In terms of college education, Powell is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.97% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Powell in 2018 was $29,717, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $118,868 for a family of four. However, Powell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

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

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