Clarksville is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Tennessee. This charming city near the Kentucky border is the fifth largest city in the state and the ninth fastest growing city in the nation.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Clarksville has a total area of 95.5 square miles and is located 45 miles northwest of Nashville.
To the northwest of Clarksville, lies the Fort Campbell Military Reservation, home of the 101st Airborne Division. Most of Fort Campbell is in Tennessee, in Montgomery and Stewart counties.
Clarksville has several nicknames including Tennessee’s Top Spot, the Queen City, Queen of the Cumberland and Gateway to the New South. Zip codes in Clarksville include 37010, 37040, 37041, 37042, 37043, 37044 and 37191.
Clarksville is one of the south’s most historic cities and was incorporated in 1785, making it Tennessee’s first incorporated city. Clarksville was named after General George Rogers Clark, frontier fighter and Revolutionary War hero, brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition.
Clarksville is home to the oldest bank in Tennessee, the Northern Bank established in 1854, now Regions Bank and the state’s oldest newspaper, The Leaf-Chronicle, established in 1808. Clarksville is also home to the Women’s Bank of Tennessee, the only bank in the world established (1919) by women and operated entirely by women.
Points of interest in Clarksville include: Clarksville Roxy Theater, Downtown Artist Co-Op Also known as the DAC, Governor’s Square Mall, Clarksville City Arboretum, Clarksville Speedway, Beachaven Vineyards & Winery, Ringgold Mill, Port Royal State Park, Historic Collinsville, Customs House Museum and Cultural Center, L & N Train Station Restored downtown train station, Wilma Rudolph Statue, Cumberland RiverWalk, Dunbar Cave, King’s Bluff, Clarksville Public Square, Alter Gallery and Pillar of Cloud, Pillar of Fire sculpture in Public Square.
Clarksville’s stable economy and job market, exceptional schools and a variety of housing options, make it a great place to live and raise a family.
Clarksville, TN Climate
Clarksville gets 51 inches of rain per year and snowfall is 6 inches. Number of days with any measurable precipitation is 123. On average, there are 210 sunny days per year in Clarksville with July highs at around 91 degrees and January lows at around 26 degrees.
Clarksville, TN Population
As of 2011, the population in Clarksville is 122,874 and there are 1,303 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 32.1. 52.40% of people in Clarksville are married and 11.05% are divorced. The average household size in Clarksville is 2.6 people. 46.25% of people are married with children and 73.62% have children and are single.
Clarksville, TN Economy
Much of Clarksville’s economy can be attributed to Fort Campbell’s presence (and Austin Peay State University). Major industrial employers in Clarksville include: American Standard, Averitt Hardwoods International, Bridgestone Metalpha USA, Convergys Corporation- Clarksville’s second largest private employer, Clarksville Foundry, Florim USA, Fort Campbell- Clarksville’s largest employer, Hemlock Semiconductor LLC (HSC), Hendrickson Trailer Suspensions Systems, Jostens, Printing and Publishing Division, Letica Corporation, Precision Printing & Packaging, Premiumwear, Inc., Print Xcel, Quebecor, Robert Bosch Corporation, Smithfield Manufacturing, Inc, SPX Corporation, Metal Forge Division, Startek USA, Trane- Clarksville’s largest private employer, UCAR Carbon Corporation, Vulcan Corporation, Rubber Division and Whitson Lumber Company.
The unemployment rate in Clarksville is 9.80%, with job growth at 4.59%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 39.38%. Clarksville sales tax rate is 9.50%. Income per capita is $21,401, which includes all adults and children. The median household income in Clarksville is $46,964.
Clarksville, TN Real Estate and Housing statistics
If you’re in the market to buy real estate in Clarksville, TN or thinking about relocating to Clarksville, TN, you’ll find many residential options to choose from. Whether you’re looking for Clarksville luxury and estate homes, Clarksville single-family homes, Clarksville town homes or short sales in Clarksville, we can help you find exactly what you’re looking for!
The median home value in Clarksville is $130,900 and home appreciation is at -0.99% over the last year. The median age of Clarksville real estate is 20 years. Renters make up 33.44% of the Clarksville population.
Biggest Public Schools in Clarksville-Montgomery County
Clarksville, TN, schools spend $3,740 per student. There are 17 pupils per teacher, 799 students per librarian, and 482 children per counselor in Clarksville, TN schools.
- Sango Elementary School
- Northeast Elementary School
- Hazelwood Elementary School
- Barkers Mill Elementary School
- Kenwood Elementary School
- Glenellen Elementary School
- Montgomery Central Elementary School
- Northeast Middle School
- Kenwood Middle School
- Richview Middle School
- New Providence Middle School
- Rossview Middle School
- Montgomery Central Middle School
- West Creek Middle School
- Northeast High School
- Clarksville High School
- Rossview High School
- Northwest High School
- Kenwood High School
- West Creek High School
- Montgomery Central High School
Colleges/Universities in or nearest to Clarksville, TN
- Austin Peay State University
- Bethel College
- Miller-Motte Technical College
- Nashville State Community College
- Daymar Institute
- North Central Institute
- Queen City College
- Tennessee Technology Center
Clarksville, TN Educational Statistics
- 2 yr College Grad. – 8.11%
- 4 yr College Grad. – 15.39%
- Graduate Degrees – 7.58%
- High School Grads. – 91.89%
Hospitals/Medical Centers in or nearest to Clarksville, TN
- Gateway Medical Center
- Jennie Stuart Medical Center
- Centennial Medical Center of Ashland city
- Patients Choice Medical Center of Erin
Clarksville, TN Parks
- Bel Aire Park
- Billy Dunlop Park
- Coy Lacy Park
- Dixon Park
- Edith Pettus Park
- Farris Avenue
- Heritage Park Soccer Complex
- Heritage Skate Park
- McGregor Park
- Mericourt Park
- Sherwood Forest Park
- Swan Lake Sports Complex
- Trice Landing Park
- Valleybrook Park
Clarksville, TN Golf Course
- Swan Lake Golf Course
- Mason Rudolph Golf Course
- Cole Park Golf Course
- Eastland Green Golf Course
- Eastland Green Golf Course South
- Through the Green
Clarksville, TN Transportation
Major roads and highways in Clarksville include: U.S. Highway 41, U.S. Highway 79, Interstate 24, State Route 12, State Route 13, State Route 48, State Route 76 and State Route 37. Clarksville is served by Nashville International Airport and also has a small airport, Outlaw Field, located 10 miles north of downtown.
The average one-way commute in Clarksville takes 26 minutes. 84% of commuters drive their own car alone and 10% carpool with others.
Clarksville, TN Real Estate – Clarksville, TN Short Sales, Foreclosures, Short Sale Help and Foreclosure Assistance
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