Clarksville is a mid-sized city in Tennessee with a population of just over 148,000. Families with young children are a frequent sight, as kids under 5 account for an above-average percentage of the population, though young professionals are well-represented as well. Overall, the city's population, with an average age of just under 32, skews younger than every city in Tennessee, ranking as the youngest municipality in the state. Homeowners slightly outnumber renters in Clarksville by a narrow 54%-46% margin. With an average rent of $992 per month, exceeding the state average by $109 per month, relatively high rent costs may be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
Six percent of the population in Clarksville works in retail, making it the most common industry. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 6% of residents work in sales, which ranks as the top field in the city. Clarksville workers take home an average annual income of nearly $61,000, roughly the same as their peers elsewhere in the state. However, Clarksville compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345. Compared to the Tennessee average, Clarksville has a relatively high concentration of residents over the age of 25 who possess an Associate's degree (6%). Further, 11% possess a Bachelor's degree and 4% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate.
Clarksville has an average commute time of about 26 minutes. Many residents (43%) drive their car or truck to work, while public transit is not used extensively. Few residents commute to work on foot.