Clarksville, TN-KY

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Population

285,602

1.25% growth

Median Age

30.9


Median Household Income

$54,667

6.41% growth

Poverty Rate

15.6%


Number of Employees

116,309

11.3% growth

Median Property Value

$159,800

8.27% growth

About

In 2017, Clarksville, TN-KY had a population of 286k people with a median age of 30.9 and a median household income of $54,667. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Clarksville, TN-KY grew from 282,075 to 285,602, a 1.25% increase and its median household income grew from $51,373 to $54,667, a 6.41% increase.

The population of Clarksville, TN-KY is 65.1% White Alone, 19% Black or African American Alone, and 9.18% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Clarksville, TN-KY speak a non-English language, and 98.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarksville, TN-KY are Austin Peay State University (2,201 degrees awarded in 2016), Hopkinsville Community College (1,272 degrees), and Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville (303 degrees).

The median property value in Clarksville, TN-KY is $159,800, and the homeownership rate is 57.9%. Most people in Clarksville, TN-KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Clarksville, TN-KY is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Clarksville, TN-KY employs 116k people. The largest industries in Clarksville, TN-KY are Retail Trade (15,040 people), Manufacturing (13,647 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (13,160 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,073), Utilities ($50,114), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,903).

Median household income in Clarksville, TN-KY is $54,667. Males in Clarksville, TN-KY have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,907. The income inequality in Clarksville, TN-KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.459, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$54,667

2017 value

± $2,665

6.41%

1 Year Growth

± 5.93%

Households in Clarksville, TN-KY have a median annual income of $54,667, 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 $51,373 in 2016, which represents a 6.41% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,962

Average Male Salary

± $1,619

$42,907

Average Female Salary

± $1,151

In 2017, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Kentucky by number of full-time 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

    $49,238 ± $9,607

  2. White

    $45,249 ± $983

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $35,077 ± $12,316

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kentucky workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 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-KY is from Kentucky.

0.459

2017 Wage GINI

0.46

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.459 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.253% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Kentucky 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)

In 2017, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarksville, TN-KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $96,576, followed by Boone County, KY and Bullitt County, KY, with respective values of $78,415 and $62,319.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

15.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Clarksville, TN-KY (41.8k out of 268k 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 6 - 11.

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

    26,149 ± 1,208

  2. Black

    11,839 ± 846

  3. Hispanic

    3,993 ± 507

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Clarksville, TN-KY 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

116k

2017 Value

± 6,031

11.3%

1 Year growth

± 6.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarksville, TN-KY grew at a rate of 11.3%, from 105k employees to 116k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarksville, TN-KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,357 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,601 people), and Management Occupations (10,222 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Clarksville, TN-KY.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Clarksville, TN-KY, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (15,357 people), Sales & Related Occupations (12,601 people), and Management Occupations (10,222 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Clarksville, TN-KY has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2.07 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.42 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.4 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clarksville, TN-KY, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($61,837), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,866), and Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($60,493).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

116k

2017 Value

± 6,031

11.3%

1 Year growth

± 6.69%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Clarksville, TN-KY grew at a rate of 11.3%, from 105k employees to 116k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarksville, TN-KY, are Retail Trade (15,040 people), Manufacturing (13,647 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (13,160 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Clarksville, TN-KY, though some of these residents may live in Clarksville, TN-KY 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-KY, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (15,040 people), Manufacturing (13,647 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (13,160 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Clarksville, TN-KY has an unusually high number of Public Administration (1.74 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.28 times), and Manufacturing (1.21 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clarksville, TN-KY, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($63,073), Utilities ($50,114), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($48,903).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $71.4B

  2. $17.1B

  3. $17.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $71.4B, followed by Base metals ($17.1B) and Gasoline ($17.1B).

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$282B

2015 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

41.4% growth

In 2015, total outbound Kentucky trade was $282B. This is expected to increase 41.4% to $398B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Kentucky 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 Kentucky to other states, or from other states to Kentucky.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $22.9B

  2. $19.1B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $22.9B, followed by Indiana with $19.1B and Tennessee and $16.7B.

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

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Health

91.7% of the population of Clarksville, TN-KY has health coverage, with 31.5% on employee plans, 18.9% on Medicaid, 6.73% on Medicare, 17.5% on non-group plans, and 17% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the msa of Clarksville, TN-KY was $8,004 in 2014. This is a 6.11% increase from the previous year ($7,543).

Primary care physicians in Clarksville, TN-KY see 1507 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1495 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1561 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 525 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18%). Additionally, Leslie County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (43.3%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,507 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Kentucky see an average of 1,507 patients per year. This represents a 0.803% increase from the previous year (1,495 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Kentucky in comparison to neighboring states.

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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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$8,004

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,551

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,016

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,368

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Kentucky (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 6.11%, from $7,543 to $8,004.

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

8.34%

Uninsured

31.5%

Employer Coverage

18.9%

Medicaid

6.73%

Medicare

17.5%

Non-Group

17%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Clarksville, TN-KY declined by 2.31% from 8.54% to 8.34%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Clarksville, TN-KY 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. 18% prevalence

  2. 17.9% prevalence

  3. 17.8% prevalence

Harlan County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Kentucky, at 18%.

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

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Diversity

Clarksville, TN-KY is home to a population of 286k people, from which 98.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.16% of Clarksville, TN-KY residents were born outside of the country (11.9k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Clarksville, TN-KY is composed of 186k White Alone residents (65.1%), 54.3k Black or African American Alone residents (19%), 26.2k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.18%), 11.2k Two or More Races residents (3.92%), 4.99k Asian Alone residents (1.75%), 1.13k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.396%), 956 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.335%), and 803 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.281%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Clarksville, TN-KY was 30.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Clarksville, TN-KY are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Clarksville, TN-KY residents was 31.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.16%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.9k people

4.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.6k people

As of 2017, 4.16% of Clarksville, TN-KY residents (11.9k 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-KY was 4.12%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    32,077 ± 4,381 people

  2. India

    11,453 ± 2,624 people

  3. Cuba

    10,669 ± 2,533 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 32,077 Kentucky residents, followed by India with 11,453 and Cuba with 10,669.

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Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

98.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.3% of Clarksville, TN-KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Clarksville, TN-KY was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    186k ± 2.04k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    54.3k ± 2.33k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    26.2k ± 3.05k

In 2017, there were 3.43 times more White Alone residents (186k people) in Clarksville, TN-KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 54.3k Black or African American Alone and 26.2k 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-KY 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-KY 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-KY was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Clarksville, TN-KY 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-)

    13,285 ± 1,991

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,143 ± 1,596

  3. Vietnam

    7,021 ± 1,117

Clarksville, TN-KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Clarksville, TN-KY awarded 4,376 degrees. The student population of Clarksville, TN-KY is skewed towards women, with 5,849 male students and 9,016 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarksville, TN-KY are White (2,920 and 67%), followed by Black or African American (766 and 17.6%), Hispanic or Latino (309 and 7.09%), and Two or More Races (172 and 3.94%).

The largest universities in Clarksville, TN-KY by number of degrees awarded are Austin Peay State University (2,201 and 50.3%), Hopkinsville Community College (1,272 and 29.1%), and Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville (303 and 6.92%).

The most popular majors in Clarksville, TN-KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (402 and 9.19%), General Studies (319 and 7.29%), and Registered Nursing (226 and 5.16%).

The median tuition costs in Clarksville, TN-KY 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-KY was General Business with 178 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,201 degrees awarded

  2. 1,272 degrees awarded

  3. 303 degrees awarded

$6,216

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Clarksville, TN-KY 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

1,709

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,667

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,709 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clarksville, TN-KY, which is 0.641 times less than the 2,667 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,920 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    766 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    309 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clarksville, TN-KY were to White students. These 2,920 degrees mean that there were 3.81 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 766 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarksville, TN-KY was $159,800 in 2017, which is 0.734 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $147,600 to $159,800, a 8.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarksville, TN-KY is 57.9%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clarksville, TN-KY have an average commute time of 23.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Clarksville, TN-KY is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$54,667

Median Household Income

± $2,665

105k

Number of Households

± 5,531

In 2017, the median household income of the 105k households in Clarksville, TN-KY grew to $54,667 from the previous year's value of $51,373.

The following chart displays the households in Clarksville, TN-KY 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

$159,800

2017 Median

± $5,567

$147,600

2016 Median

± $6,273

In 2017, the median property value in Clarksville, TN-KY grew to to $159,800 from the previous year's value of $147,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Clarksville, TN-KY 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-KY 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-KY distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Clarksville, TN-KY the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

57.9%

2017 Homeownership

57.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.9% of the housing units in Clarksville, TN-KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.6%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Clarksville, TN-KY 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-KY distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Clarksville, TN-KY have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

23.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarksville, TN-KY have a shorter commute time (23.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 2.12% of the workforce in Clarksville, TN-KY have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.7%

  2. Carpooled

    7.52%

  3. Walked

    3.38%

In 2015, the most common method of travel for workers in Clarksville, TN-KY was Drove Alone (84.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.52%) and those who Walked (3.38%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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