Clarksville, TN

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Population

147,771

1.02% growth

Median Age

29.4


Median Household Income

$51,164

5.11% growth

Poverty Rate

15.3%


Number of Employees

58,682

3.94% growth

Median Property Value

$143,400

2.43% growth

About

In 2017, Clarksville, TN had a population of 148k people with a median age of 29.4 and a median household income of $51,164. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clarksville, TN grew from 146,281 to 147,771, a 1.02% increase and its median household income grew from $48,675 to $51,164, a 5.11% increase.

The population of Clarksville, TN is 58.7% White Alone, 22.2% Black or African American Alone, and 11.3% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Clarksville, TN speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarksville, TN are Austin Peay State University (2,201 degrees awarded in 2016), Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville (303 degrees), and Daymar College-Clarksville (224 degrees).

The median property value in Clarksville, TN is $143,400, and the homeownership rate is 53.3%. Most people in Clarksville, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarksville, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Clarksville, TN employs 58.7k people. The largest industries in Clarksville, TN are Retail Trade (7,235 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,180 people), and Manufacturing (7,160 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,782), Utilities ($46,250), and Information ($45,755).

Median household income in Clarksville, TN is $51,164. Males in Clarksville, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Clarksville, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,164

2017 value

± $1,121

5.11%

1 Year Growth

± 3.87%

Households in Clarksville, TN have a median annual income of $51,164, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,675 in 2016, which represents a 5.11% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Clarksville, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 1018.04

  2. Census Tract 1019.04

  3. Census Tract 1018.02

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarksville, TN was Census Tract 1018.04 with a value of $86,824, followed by Census Tract 1019.04 and Census Tract 1018.02, with respective values of $76,798 and $74,730.

The following map shows all of the places in Clarksville, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarksville, TN (22k out of 144k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 25 - 34.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    12,269 ± 814

  2. Black

    7,220 ± 686

  3. Hispanic

    2,875 ± 442

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarksville, TN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

58.7k

2017 Value

± 1,898

3.94%

1 Year growth

± 4.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarksville, TN grew at a rate of 3.94%, from 56.5k employees to 58.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarksville, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,135 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,021 people), and Production Occupations (5,260 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarksville, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clarksville, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (8,135 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,021 people), and Production Occupations (5,260 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clarksville, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.8 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.55 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.42 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clarksville, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($58,994), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($52,917), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($52,909).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

58.7k

2017 Value

± 1,898

3.94%

1 Year growth

± 4.32%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarksville, TN grew at a rate of 3.94%, from 56.5k employees to 58.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarksville, TN, are Retail Trade (7,235 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,180 people), and Manufacturing (7,160 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarksville, TN, though some of these residents may live in Clarksville, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Clarksville, TN, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (7,235 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (7,180 people), and Manufacturing (7,160 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Clarksville, TN has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.97 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (1.37 times), and Manufacturing (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clarksville, TN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,782), Utilities ($46,250), and Information ($45,755).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $33.7B

  2. $31.1B

  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.1B) and Mixed freight ($26.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$333B

2015 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.6B

  2. $17.3B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.4% of the population of Clarksville, TN has health coverage, with 29.6% on employee plans, 13.6% on Medicaid, 4.66% on Medicare, 18.5% on non-group plans, and 24% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Clarksville, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Clarksville, TN see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,382 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1,380 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.57%

Uninsured

29.6%

Employer Coverage

13.6%

Medicaid

4.66%

Medicare

18.5%

Non-Group

24%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarksville, TN declined by 10.3% from 10.7% to 9.57%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clarksville, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Clarksville, TN is home to a population of 148k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.58% of Clarksville, TN residents were born outside of the country (8.25k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Clarksville, TN is composed of 86.8k White Alone residents (58.7%), 32.8k Black or African American Alone residents (22.2%), 16.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (11.3%), 6.29k Two or More Races residents (4.26%), 3.26k Asian Alone residents (2.2%), 828 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.56%), 737 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.499%), and 351 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.238%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Clarksville, TN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clarksville, TN was 29.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Clarksville, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clarksville, TN residents was 29.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.58%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

8.25k people

5.51%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

8.07k people

As of 2017, 5.58% of Clarksville, TN residents (8.25k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Clarksville, TN was 5.51%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Clarksville, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clarksville, TN was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    86.8k ± 701

  2. Black or African American Alone

    32.8k ± 894

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    16.7k ± 1.19k

In 2017, there were 2.64 times more White Alone residents (86.8k people) in Clarksville, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 32.8k Black or African American Alone and 16.7k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Clarksville, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Clarksville, TN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Clarksville, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Clarksville, TN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    9,468 ± 759

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    4,264 ± 465

  3. Vietnam

    3,301 ± 325

Clarksville, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.22 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clarksville, TN awarded 3,028 degrees. The student population of Clarksville, TN is skewed towards women, with 4,788 male students and 7,103 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarksville, TN are White (1,998 and 66.2%), followed by Black or African American (548 and 18.2%), Hispanic or Latino (197 and 6.53%), and Two or More Races (143 and 4.74%).

The largest universities in Clarksville, TN by number of degrees awarded are Austin Peay State University (2,201 and 72.7%), Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville (303 and 10%), and Daymar College-Clarksville (224 and 7.4%).

The most popular majors in Clarksville, TN are General Studies (319 and 10.5%), General Health & Physical Education (222 and 7.33%), and Registered Nursing (189 and 6.24%).

The median tuition costs in Clarksville, TN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,216 and $21,456 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 178 degrees awarded

  2. 122 degrees awarded

  3. 195 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clarksville, TN was General Business with 178 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Clarksville, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,201 degrees awarded

  2. 303 degrees awarded

  3. 224 degrees awarded

$6,216

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Clarksville, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Austin Peay State University with 2,201 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,197

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,831

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,197 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clarksville, TN, which is 0.654 times less than the 1,831 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Clarksville, TN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,998 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    548 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    197 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clarksville, TN were to White students. These 1,998 degrees mean that there were 3.65 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 548 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarksville, TN was $143,400 in 2017, which is 0.659 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $140,000 to $143,400, a 2.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarksville, TN is 53.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clarksville, TN have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clarksville, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$51,164

Median Household Income

± $1,121

53.5k

Number of Households

± 1,691

In 2017, the median household income of the 53.5k households in Clarksville, TN grew to $51,164 from the previous year's value of $48,675.

The following chart displays the households in Clarksville, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$143,400

2017 Median

± $2,999

$140,000

2016 Median

± $2,908

In 2017, the median property value in Clarksville, TN grew to to $143,400 from the previous year's value of $140,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clarksville, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarksville, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Clarksville, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarksville, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

53.3%

2017 Homeownership

53.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 53.3% of the housing units in Clarksville, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 53.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clarksville, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Clarksville, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clarksville, TN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarksville, TN have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.18% of the workforce in Clarksville, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.8%

  2. Carpooled

    6.6%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.44%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Clarksville, TN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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