Cheatham County, TN

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Population

39,713

0.349% growth

Median Age

40.5


Median Household Income

$56,150

5.59% growth

Poverty Rate

12.7%


Number of Employees

19,170

0.959% growth

Median Property Value

$170,500

4.15% growth

About

In 2017, Cheatham County, TN had a population of 39.7k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $56,150. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cheatham County, TN grew from 39,575 to 39,713, a 0.349% increase and its median household income grew from $53,179 to $56,150, a 5.59% increase.

The population of Cheatham County, TN is 93.4% White Alone, 2.73% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.64% Two or More Races. 2.28% of the people in Cheatham County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cheatham County, TN are Buchanan Beauty College-Pleasantview (11 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Cheatham County, TN is $170,500, and the homeownership rate is 79.1%. Most people in Cheatham County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Cheatham County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Cheatham County, TN employs 19.2k people. The largest industries in Cheatham County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,571 people), Manufacturing (2,363 people), and Construction (2,162 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,250), Information ($60,246), and Utilities ($53,750).

Median household income in Cheatham County, TN is $56,150. Males in Cheatham County, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Cheatham County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$56,150

2017 value

± $3,116

5.59%

1 Year Growth

± 7.59%

Households in Cheatham County, TN have a median annual income of $56,150, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $53,179 in 2016, which represents a 5.59% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Cheatham County, TN made 1.37 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

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Cheatham County, TN workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 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 Cheatham County, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 702.01

  2. Census Tract 704.02

  3. Census Tract 704.01

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cheatham County, TN was Census Tract 702.01 with a value of $67,157, followed by Census Tract 704.02 and Census Tract 704.01, with respective values of $66,162 and $57,350.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cheatham County, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cheatham County, TN (4.97k out of 39.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

    4,754 ± 485

  2. Hispanic

    372 ± 174

  3. Two Or More

    103 ± 130

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cheatham County, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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

19.2k

2017 Value

± 888

0.959%

1 Year growth

± 6.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cheatham County, TN grew at a rate of 0.959%, from 19k employees to 19.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cheatham County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,567 people), Management Occupations (2,012 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,640 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cheatham County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cheatham County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,567 people), Management Occupations (2,012 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,640 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cheatham County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.85 times higher than expected), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.54 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.53 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cheatham County, TN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($82,679), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($73,625), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($68,879).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

19.2k

2017 Value

± 888

0.959%

1 Year growth

± 6.59%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cheatham County, TN grew at a rate of 0.959%, from 19k employees to 19.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cheatham County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,571 people), Manufacturing (2,363 people), and Construction (2,162 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cheatham County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Cheatham County, TN 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 Cheatham County, TN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (2,571 people), Manufacturing (2,363 people), and Construction (2,162 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cheatham County, TN has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.39 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.88 times), and Construction (1.8 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cheatham County, TN, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($101,250), Information ($60,246), and Utilities ($53,750).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $33.7B

  2. $31.1B

  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles with $31.1B and Mixed freight and $26.9B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$333B

2015 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee 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 Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $27.6B

  2. $17.3B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

91% of the population of Cheatham County, TN has health coverage, with 49% on employee plans, 15.5% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 2.74% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Cheatham County, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Cheatham County, TN see 1987 patients per year on average, which represents a 20% decrease from the previous year (2485 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 7976 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1899 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1987 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Cheatham County, TN see an average of 1987 patients per year. This represents a 20% decrease from the previous year (2485 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cheatham County, TN 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%).

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

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%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

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

9.04%

Uninsured

49%

Employer Coverage

15.5%

Medicaid

10.6%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

2.74%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cheatham County, TN declined by 14.6% from 10.6% to 9.04%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cheatham County, TN 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. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Cheatham County, TN is home to a population of 39.7k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.64% of Cheatham County, TN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Cheatham County, TN is composed of 37.1k White Alone residents (93.4%), 1.08k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.73%), 652 Two or More Races residents (1.64%), 516 Black or African American Alone residents (1.3%), 181 Asian Alone residents (0.456%), 110 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.277%), 78 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.196%), and 6 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0151%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Cheatham County, TN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (631 speakers), German (51 speakers), and Arabic (33 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

41

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cheatham County, TN was 40.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Cheatham County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cheatham County, TN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.64%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.88%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.64% of Cheatham County, TN residents 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 Cheatham County, TN was 1.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Cheatham County, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Cheatham County, TN residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Cheatham County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cheatham County, TN was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    37.1k ± 12

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.08k ± 246

  3. Two or More Races

    652 ± 158

In 2017, there were 34.2 times more White Alone residents (37.1k people) in Cheatham County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.08k Hispanic or Latino and 652 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Cheatham County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    631 speakers (1.7%)

  2. German

    51 speakers (0.138%)

  3. Arabic

    33 speakers (0.089%)

2.28% of Cheatham County, TN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Cheatham County, TN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.7% of the overall population of Cheatham County, TN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.138% speak German and 0.089% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,062 ± 175

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    562 ± 141

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    349 ± 106

Cheatham County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Cheatham County, TN awarded 11 degrees. The student population of Cheatham County, TN is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 11 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cheatham County, TN are White (10 and 90.9%), followed by Black or African American (1 and 9.09%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Cheatham County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Buchanan Beauty College-Pleasantview (11 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Cheatham County, TN are General Cosmetology (10 and 90.9%) and Cosmetology, Barber, & Nail Instructor (1 and 9.09%).

The median tuition costs in Cheatham County, TN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 10 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Cheatham County, TN was General Cosmetology with 10 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Cheatham County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

11 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Cheatham County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Buchanan Beauty College-Pleasantview with 11 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

11

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cheatham County, TN, which is 0 times less than the 11 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

    10 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Cheatham County, TN were to White students. These 10 degrees mean that there were 10 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cheatham County, TN was $170,500 in 2017, which is 0.784 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $163,700 to $170,500, a 4.15% increase. The homeownership rate in Cheatham County, TN is 79.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cheatham County, TN have an average commute time of 30.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cheatham County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$56,150

Median Household Income

± $3,116

14.7k

Number of Households

± 768

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.7k households in Cheatham County, TN grew to $56,150 from the previous year's value of $53,179.

The following chart displays the households in Cheatham County, TN 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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Housing

Property Value

$170,500

2017 Median

± $4,774

$163,700

2016 Median

± $5,064

In 2017, the median property value in Cheatham County, TN grew to to $170,500 from the previous year's value of $163,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cheatham County, TN 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 Cheatham County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cheatham County, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cheatham County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

79.1%

2017 Homeownership

79.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 79.1% of the housing units in Cheatham County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 79.1%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cheatham County, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cheatham County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cheatham County, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cheatham County, TN have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.87% of the workforce in Cheatham County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84%

  2. Carpooled

    9.07%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.41%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Cheatham County, TN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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