Clarksville, TN-KY

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Population

290,745

1.8% growth

Median Age

30.5


Median Household Income

$51,280

6.2% decline

Poverty Rate

15.6%


Number of Employees

112,877

2.95% decline

Median Property Value

$168,600

5.51% growth

About

In 2018, Clarksville, TN-KY had a population of 291k people with a median age of 30.5 and a median household income of $51,280. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Clarksville, TN-KY grew from 285,602 to 290,745, a 1.8% increase and its median household income declined from $54,667 to $51,280, a -6.2% decrease.

The population of Clarksville, TN-KY is 64.1% White Alone, 20.1% Black or African American Alone, and 9.27% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Clarksville, TN-KY speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Clarksville, TN-KY are Austin Peay State University (2,268 degrees awarded in 2017), Hopkinsville Community College (1,177 degrees), and Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville (299 degrees).

The median property value in Clarksville, TN-KY is $168,600, and the homeownership rate is 57.3%. Most people in Clarksville, TN-KY commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.5 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 113k people. The largest industries in Clarksville, TN-KY are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,781 people), Manufacturing (16,798 people), and Retail Trade (11,918 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($50,708), Utilities ($46,350), and Public Administration ($45,377).

Median household income in Clarksville, TN-KY is $51,280. Males in Clarksville, TN-KY have an average income that is 1.31 times higher than the average income of females, which is $44,811. The income inequality in Clarksville, TN-KY (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$51,280

2018 value

± $2,364

-6.2%

1 Year Growth

± 7.15%

Households in Clarksville, TN-KY have a median annual income of $51,280, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $54,667 in 2017, which represents a -6.2% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,924

Average Male Salary

± $1,584

$44,811

Average Female Salary

± $1,175

In 2018, full-time male employees in Kentucky made 1.31 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

    $51,531 ± $9,168

  2. White

    $46,110 ± $966

  3. Two or More Races

    $40,496 ± $7,177

In 2018 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Kentucky workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 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.

0.454

2018 Wage GINI

0.459

2017 Wage GINI

In 2018, the income inequality in Kentucky was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 1.02% decline from 2017 to 2018, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2018 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 2018, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Clarksville, TN-KY was Oldham County, KY with a value of $102,033, followed by Boone County, KY and Kenton County, KY, with respective values of $77,429 and $64,441.

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 13.1%. 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

113k

2018 Value

± 6,209

-2.95%

1 Year decline

± 7.79%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Clarksville, TN-KY declined at a rate of -2.95%, from 116k employees to 113k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Clarksville, TN-KY, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,358 people), Production Occupations (11,047 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,538 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 (13,358 people), Production Occupations (11,047 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (10,538 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 (2.48 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.95 times), and Production Occupations (1.79 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Clarksville, TN-KY, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($61,836), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,843), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,217).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

113k

2018 Value

± 6,209

-2.95%

1 Year decline

± 7.79%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Clarksville, TN-KY declined at a rate of -2.95%, from 116k employees to 113k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Clarksville, TN-KY, are Health Care & Social Assistance (17,781 people), Manufacturing (16,798 people), and Retail Trade (11,918 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 Health Care & Social Assistance (17,781 people), Manufacturing (16,798 people), and Retail Trade (11,918 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other msas, Clarksville, TN-KY has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.28 times higher than expected), Public Administration (1.65 times), and Manufacturing (1.53 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Clarksville, TN-KY, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($50,708), Utilities ($46,350), and Public Administration ($45,377).

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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. $74.6B

  2. $17.8B

  3. $17.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $74.6B, followed by Base metals ($17.8B) and Gasoline ($17.2B).

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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$301B

2020 Value

$398B

Projected 2045 Value

32.3% growth

In 2020, total outbound Kentucky trade was $301B. This is expected to increase 32.3% 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. $23.5B

  2. $20.7B

  3. $17.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Kentucky domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $23.5B, followed by Indiana with $20.7B and Tennessee and $17.9B.

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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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 291k people, from which 98.6% 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 (64.1%), 58.3k Black or African American Alone residents (20.1%), 26.9k Hispanic or Latino residents (9.27%), 7.42k Two or More Races residents (2.55%), 6.36k Asian Alone residents (2.19%), 2.09k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.718%), 1.72k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.593%), and 1.63k Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.559%).

Age

Age by Nativity

30

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.5

In 2018, the median age of all people in Clarksville, TN-KY was 30.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 30, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 39. But people in Clarksville, TN-KY are getting getting younger. In 2017, 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

    27,559 ± 4,063 people

  2. Cuba

    11,069 ± 2,580 people

  3. China

    9,810 ± 2,429 people

In 2018, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Kentucky was Mexico, the natal country of 27,559 Kentucky residents, followed by Cuba with 11,069 and China with 9,810.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2018 Citizenship

98.3%

2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 98.6% of Clarksville, TN-KY residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Clarksville, TN-KY was 98.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    186k ± 2.46k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    58.3k ± 2.25k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    26.9k ± 2.72k

In 2018, there were 3.19 times more White Alone residents (186k people) in Clarksville, TN-KY than any other race or ethnicity. There were 58.3k Black or African American Alone and 26.9k 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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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Gulf War (2001-)

    19,066 ± 2,381

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    8,287 ± 1,770

  3. Vietnam

    7,202 ± 1,296

Clarksville, TN-KY has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 2.3 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Clarksville, TN-KY awarded 4,206 degrees. The student population of Clarksville, TN-KY is skewed towards women, with 5,696 male students and 8,928 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Clarksville, TN-KY are White (2,783 and 66.3%), followed by Black or African American (801 and 19.1%), Hispanic or Latino (243 and 5.79%), and Two or More Races (177 and 4.22%).

The largest universities in Clarksville, TN-KY by number of degrees awarded are Austin Peay State University (2,268 and 53.9%), Hopkinsville Community College (1,177 and 28%), and Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville (299 and 7.11%).

The most popular majors in Clarksville, TN-KY are Liberal Arts & Sciences (429 and 10.2%), General Studies (348 and 8.27%), and Registered Nursing (224 and 5.33%).

The median tuition costs in Clarksville, TN-KY are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $6,384 and $21,624 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 121 degrees awarded

  2. 175 degrees awarded

  3. 146 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Clarksville, TN-KY was Criminal Justice - Law Enforcement Administration with 121 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. 2,268 degrees awarded

  2. 1,177 degrees awarded

  3. 299 degrees awarded

$6,384

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Clarksville, TN-KY institution with the largest number of graduating students was Austin Peay State University with 2,268 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,547

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,659

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 1,547 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Clarksville, TN-KY, which is 0.582 times less than the 2,659 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,783 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    801 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    243 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Clarksville, TN-KY were to White students. These 2,783 degrees mean that there were 3.47 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 801 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Clarksville, TN-KY was $168,600 in 2018, which is 0.734 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $159,800 to $168,600, a 5.51% increase. The homeownership rate in Clarksville, TN-KY is 57.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Clarksville, TN-KY have an average commute time of 22.5 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.

Housing

Property Value

$168,600

2018 Median

± $7,953

$159,800

2017 Median

± $5,567

In 2018, the median property value in Clarksville, TN-KY grew to to $168,600 from the previous year's value of $159,800.

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 $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$51,280

Median Household Income

± $2,364

105k

Number of Households

± 5,626

In 2018, the median household income of the 105k households in Clarksville, TN-KY declined from $51,280 from the previous year's value of $54,667.

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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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

57.3%

2018 Homeownership

57.9%

2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 57.3% of the housing units in Clarksville, TN-KY were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 57.9%.

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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Commute Time

22.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Clarksville, TN-KY have a shorter commute time (22.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.78% 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

    79.7%

  2. Carpooled

    10.3%

  3. Walked

    4.76%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Clarksville, TN-KY was Drove Alone (79.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.3%) and those who Walked (4.76%).

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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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