Atoka is a somewhat small town located in the state of Tennessee. It is close to many large cities, including Bartlett, TN
. With a population of 9,201 people and just one neighborhood, Atoka is the 72nd largest community in Tennessee. Much of the housing stock in Atoka was built relatively recently. The construction of new real estate can often be taken as an indication that the local economy is very successful and that jobs or other amenities are attracting of new residents. This seems to be the case in Atoka, where the median household income is $89,440.00.
Atoka real estate is some of the most expensive in Tennessee, although Atoka house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Atoka is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead it has a diverse workforce of both white and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Atoka is a town of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Atoka who work in office and administrative support (15.03%), management occupations (12.01%), and sales jobs (11.17%).
Also of interest is that Atoka has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Atoka is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The town has a good public school district and large population of college-educated adults who provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many residents own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Atoka’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Atoka, however, is that residents on average have to contend with a long commute, spending on average 37.12 minutes every day commuting to work.
Atoka is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, Atoka is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 25.80% of adults 25 and older in the town have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Atoka in 2010 was $32,572, which is wealthy relative to Tennessee, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $130,288 for a family of four.
Atoka is a somewhat ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Atoka home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Atoka residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Atoka include Irish, German, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Atoka is English. Other important languages spoken here include Pacific Island languages and Polish.