A small town in Tennessee, Belle Meade has a population of just under 3,000. Retirees will fit right in, as they make up 22% of the population compared to 14% nationally, while young adults are less well-represented. Overall, the town's population, at an average age of just over 43, skews older than most cities in Tennessee. Only 9% of residents rent in Belle Meade, as the majority own their homes. Relatively high rent costs could be playing a role, as the average rent of $1,736/month is substantially higher than the state average of $883.
Averaging about 22 minutes, Belle Meade's commute time is quicker than the Tennessee average of about 25 minutes. Driving a car or truck is the prevailing means of commuting to work, opted for by 36% of residents, while public transit isn't used much. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Many Belle Meade residents work in one of three industries: healthcare, finance, and scientific. Combined, these industries account for 21% of the workforce in the town. Meanwhile, in terms of job function, 13% of the town's population works in management, which ranks as the top career path in the town. With an average annual income of almost $156,000, highest in Tennessee, Belle Meade workers are generally well-compensated for their efforts. Belle Meade's average income also compares favorably to the national average of $73,345. Belle Meade has a high percentage of residents older than 25 with advanced degrees compared to the national average (7%), as 17% possess a Master's degree or a Doctoral degree. Further, 30% have a Bachelor's degree, which also outpaces the national average.