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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Clarksville is a city in Tennessee with a population of 147,771. Clarksville is in Montgomery County. Living in Clarksville offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Clarksville there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Clarksville and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Clarksville are above average.
About Clarksville...
Population
147,771

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$143,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$930
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    47%
  • Own
    53%
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Clarksville Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    521.6
    282.7
  • Murder
    9.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    51.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    83.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    382.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,285.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    220.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    17%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    13%
  • 25-34 years
    21%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    8%
  • 65+ years
    8%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    8%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    18%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    38%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    28%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    8%
    13%

Working in Clarksville

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$51,164
National
$55,322
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Clarksville Reviews

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Clarksville is a growing city and was most recently voted best place to live in America according to Money Magazine. Residents can "thrive and save in this charming city" said the magazine.

We offer small locally owned businesses, beautiful parks to take your family and pets, and hold events such as Riverfest, which is an annual three day music and arts festival. The stage is set this weekend for Montgomery Gentry!

One of my favorite events is Christmas on the Cumberland. Each year, Parks and Recreations will display over one million lights on the Riverwalk. Community organizations will set up crafts, activities and will even have animals in a scene as from the manger. Santa and his wife are also walking around listening to Christmas wish lists and letting kids get in the sleigh.

Clarksville is also home to the Austin Peay Governors. It is a fast growing state university in Tennessee and is famous for the cheer "Lets go, Peay!"
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If you like: fast food, Mexican restaurants, Loan shops, car lots, terrible customer service (and I mean, HORRIBLE), overpriced groceries - produce that rots before you get it home, no trees - just concrete and asphalt for most of Clarksville, trash EVERYWHERE, crappy schools, crappy roads, 50/50 chance medical care, selfish/mean/pushy/miserable people that CANNOT drive, no sidewalks or shelters for people/families that use the bus - people have been hit by vehicles, anxiety causing traffic, crazy competitive housing market, electric companies that tack on ridiculous fees, empty and run down strip malls, SOME great people, and beautiful parks, then Clarksville, TN is probably for you.
Clarksville has nice areas for outdoor activities. My favorite thing to do here when I find free time is hiking. Not only does clarksville have outdoor activities, there are many indoor activities too. Clarksville has great schools and a good district. The schools have great ratings and great test scores!