Weakley County, TN

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Population

33,776

0.729% decline

Median Age

38.1


Median Household Income

$36,550

3.92% decline

Poverty Rate

20.5%


Number of Employees

14,098

1.41% decline

Median Property Value

$94,300

3.97% decline

About

In 2017, Weakley County, TN had a population of 33.8k people with a median age of 38.1 and a median household income of $36,550. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Weakley County, TN declined from 34,024 to 33,776, a -0.729% decrease and its median household income declined from $38,040 to $36,550, a -3.92% decrease.

The population of Weakley County, TN is 87.1% White Alone, 8.68% Black or African American Alone, and 2.28% Hispanic or Latino. 2.15% of the people in Weakley County, TN speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Weakley County, TN are The University of Tennessee-Martin (1,370 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Weakley County, TN is $94,300, and the homeownership rate is 66.6%. Most people in Weakley County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Weakley County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Weakley County, TN employs 14.1k people. The largest industries in Weakley County, TN are Manufacturing (2,535 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,983 people), and Educational Services (1,811 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($63,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,995), and Information ($42,625).

Median household income in Weakley County, TN is $36,550. Males in Weakley 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 Weakley County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,550

2017 value

± $2,299

-3.92%

1 Year Growth

± 8.72%

Households in Weakley County, TN have a median annual income of $36,550, 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 $38,040 in 2016, which represents a -3.92% 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 Weakley County, TN made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Weakley County, TN by number of full-time 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 Weakley 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 Weakley 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9682.01

  2. Census Tract 9681.02

  3. Census Tract 9680

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Weakley County, TN was Census Tract 9682.01 with a value of $53,341, followed by Census Tract 9681.02 and Census Tract 9680, with respective values of $45,167 and $45,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Weakley 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

20.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Weakley County, TN (6.38k out of 31.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

    5,043 ± 430

  2. Black

    994 ± 206

  3. Hispanic

    298 ± 125

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Weakley County, TN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

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

14.1k

2017 Value

± 690

-1.41%

1 Year decline

± 7.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Weakley County, TN declined at a rate of -1.41%, from 14.3k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Weakley County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,731 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,660 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,611 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Weakley County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Weakley County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,731 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,660 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,611 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Weakley County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.12 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.86 times), and Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (1.49 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Weakley County, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,341), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($57,950), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($50,729).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.1k

2017 Value

± 690

-1.41%

1 Year decline

± 7.06%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Weakley County, TN declined at a rate of -1.41%, from 14.3k employees to 14.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Weakley County, TN, are Manufacturing (2,535 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,983 people), and Educational Services (1,811 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Weakley County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Weakley 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 Weakley County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,535 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,983 people), and Educational Services (1,811 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Weakley County, TN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.42 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.78 times), and Educational Services (1.39 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Weakley County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($63,375), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,995), and Information ($42,625).

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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

90.4% of the population of Weakley County, TN has health coverage, with 43.8% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 1.71% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Weakley County, TN see 1544 patients per year on average, which represents a 14.6% decrease from the previous year (1809 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3723 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3351 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

1,544 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Weakley County, TN see an average of 1,544 patients per year. This represents a 14.6% decrease from the previous year (1,809 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Weakley 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

9.64%

Uninsured

43.8%

Employer Coverage

18.2%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

14.1%

Non-Group

1.71%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Weakley County, TN grew by 2.86% from 9.37% to 9.64%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Weakley 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

Weakley County, TN is home to a population of 33.8k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.78% of Weakley County, TN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Weakley County, TN is composed of 29.4k White Alone residents (87.1%), 2.93k Black or African American Alone residents (8.68%), 770 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.28%), 491 Two or More Races residents (1.45%), 72 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.213%), 47 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.139%), 43 Asian Alone residents (0.127%), and 17 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0503%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Weakley County, TN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (439 speakers), Other West Germanic Languages (84 speakers), and Arabic (76 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

28

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 14.7

In 2017, the median age of all people in Weakley County, TN was 38.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 38, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 28. But people in Weakley County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Weakley County, TN residents was 38.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.78%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.26%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.78% of Weakley 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 Weakley County, TN was 1.26%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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 Weakley County, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Weakley County, TN residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Weakley County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Weakley County, TN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29.4k ± 58

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.93k ± 149

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    770 ± 190

In 2017, there were 10 times more White Alone residents (29.4k people) in Weakley County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.93k Black or African American Alone and 770 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    439 speakers (1.35%)

  2. Other West Germanic Languages

    84 speakers (0.258%)

  3. Arabic

    76 speakers (0.234%)

2.15% of Weakley 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 Weakley County, TN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.35% of the overall population of Weakley County, TN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.258% speak Other West Germanic Languages and 0.234% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    739 ± 122

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    425 ± 133

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    237 ± 92

Weakley County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.74 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Weakley County, TN awarded 1,370 degrees. The student population of Weakley County, TN is skewed towards women, with 2,789 male students and 3,916 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Weakley County, TN are White (1,074 and 80.2%), followed by Black or African American (205 and 15.3%), Hispanic or Latino (36 and 2.69%), and Two or More Races (17 and 1.27%).

The largest universities in Weakley County, TN by number of degrees awarded are The University of Tennessee-Martin (1,370 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Weakley County, TN are General Agriculture (163 and 11.9%), Other Multidisciplinary Studies (127 and 9.27%), and General Health & Physical Education (112 and 8.18%).

The median tuition costs in Weakley County, TN are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $7,680 and $13,440 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 163 degrees awarded

  2. 127 degrees awarded

  3. 112 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Weakley County, TN was General Agriculture with 163 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Weakley County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

1,370 degrees awarded

$7,680

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Weakley County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of Tennessee-Martin with 1,370 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

530

Degrees Awarded to Men

840

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 530 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Weakley County, TN, which is 0.631 times less than the 840 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

    1,074 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    205 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    36 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Weakley County, TN were to White students. These 1,074 degrees mean that there were 5.24 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 205 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Weakley County, TN was $94,300 in 2017, which is 0.433 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,200 to $94,300, a 3.97% decrease. The homeownership rate in Weakley County, TN is 66.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Weakley County, TN have an average commute time of 19.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Weakley 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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$36,550

Median Household Income

± $2,299

13.6k

Number of Households

± 661

In 2017, the median household income of the 13.6k households in Weakley County, TN declined from $36,550 from the previous year's value of $38,040.

The following chart displays the households in Weakley 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$94,300

2017 Median

± $4,974

$98,200

2016 Median

± $4,983

In 2017, the median property value in Weakley County, TN declined from to $94,300 from the previous year's value of $98,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Weakley 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 Weakley County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

66.6%

2017 Homeownership

68%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 66.6% of the housing units in Weakley County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Weakley 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 Weakley County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Weakley County, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

19.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Weakley County, TN have a shorter commute time (19.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.37% of the workforce in Weakley County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.2%

  2. Carpooled

    6.44%

  3. Walked

    4.12%

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

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