Whiteville, TN

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Population

4,548

0.263% decline

Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$27,228

1.03% growth

Poverty Rate

34.8%


Number of Employees

362

0.822% decline

Median Property Value

$72,000

0.559% growth

About

In 2017, Whiteville, TN had a population of 4.55k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $27,228. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Whiteville, TN declined from 4,560 to 4,548, a -0.263% decrease and its median household income grew from $26,950 to $27,228, a 1.03% increase.

The population of Whiteville, TN is 53.3% Black or African American Alone, 41.7% White Alone, and 3.34% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Whiteville, TN speak a non-English language, and 98.1% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Whiteville, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville (175 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Whiteville, TN is $72,000, and the homeownership rate is 56.4%. Most people in Whiteville, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Whiteville, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Whiteville, TN employs 362 people. The largest industries in Whiteville, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (77 people), Public Administration (68 people), and Manufacturing (67 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($70,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,000), and Public Administration ($32,321).

Median household income in Whiteville, TN is $27,228. Males in Whiteville, 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 Whiteville, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$27,228

2017 value

± $6,356

1.03%

1 Year Growth

± 28.3%

Households in Whiteville, TN have a median annual income of $27,228, 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 $26,950 in 2016, which represents a 1.03% 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 Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tennessee 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 Tennessee 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 Whiteville, 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. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Whiteville, TN was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 6 - 11

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

34.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Whiteville, TN (369 out of 1.06k 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 Males 6 - 11, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 18 - 24.

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. Black

    204 ± 72

  2. White

    165 ± 66

  3. Hispanic

    61 ± 66

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Whiteville, TN is Black, followed by White 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

362

2017 Value

± 104

-0.822%

1 Year decline

± 41.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whiteville, TN declined at a rate of -0.822%, from 365 employees to 362 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Whiteville, TN, are Production Occupations (57 people), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (52 people), and Material Moving Occupations (39 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Whiteville, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Whiteville, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (57 people), Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (52 people), and Material Moving Occupations (39 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Whiteville, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (14.9 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (4.12 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (3.97 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Whiteville, TN, by median earnings, are Sales & Related Occupations ($77,679), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($69,722), and Education, Legal, Community Service, Arts, & Media Occupations ($69,306).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

362

2017 Value

± 104

-0.822%

1 Year decline

± 41.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Whiteville, TN declined at a rate of -0.822%, from 365 employees to 362 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Whiteville, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (77 people), Public Administration (68 people), and Manufacturing (67 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Whiteville, TN, though some of these residents may live in Whiteville, 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 Whiteville, TN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (77 people), Public Administration (68 people), and Manufacturing (67 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Whiteville, TN has an unusually high number of Public Administration (4.02 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.03 times), and Manufacturing (1.83 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Whiteville, TN, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($70,000), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($70,000), and Public Administration ($32,321).

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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 ($31.1B) and Mixed freight ($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

90.1% of the population of Whiteville, TN has health coverage, with 35.9% on employee plans, 31.6% on Medicaid, 15.5% on Medicare, 6.8% on non-group plans, and 0.283% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Whiteville, TN see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 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

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1,382 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1,380 patients).

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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%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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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

9.92%

Uninsured

35.9%

Employer Coverage

31.6%

Medicaid

15.5%

Medicare

6.8%

Non-Group

0.283%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Whiteville, TN declined by 31.7% from 14.5% to 9.92%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Whiteville, 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

Whiteville, TN is home to a population of 4.55k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Whiteville, TN residents were born outside of the country (100 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Whiteville, TN is composed of 2.42k Black or African American Alone residents (53.3%), 1.9k White Alone residents (41.7%), 152 Hispanic or Latino residents (3.34%), 34 Two or More Races residents (0.748%), 27 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.594%), 16 Asian Alone residents (0.352%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Whiteville, TN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

37

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.7

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 25.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Whiteville, TN was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 37, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Whiteville, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Whiteville, TN residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    100 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Whiteville, TN residents (100 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Whiteville, TN was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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Global Diversity

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

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Citizenship

98.1%

2017 Citizenship

98.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.1% of Whiteville, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Whiteville, TN was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    2.42k ± 178

  2. White Alone

    1.9k ± 187

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    152 ± 104

In 2017, there were 1.28 times more Black or African American Alone residents (2.42k people) in Whiteville, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.9k White Alone and 152 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 Whiteville, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Whiteville, TN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Whiteville, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Whiteville, TN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    82 ± 48

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    74 ± 55

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    35 ± 35

Whiteville, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Whiteville, TN awarded 175 degrees. The student population of Whiteville, TN is skewed towards men, with 161 male students and 110 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Whiteville, TN are Black or African American (99 and 56.6%), followed by White (65 and 37.1%), Two or More Races (7 and 4%), and Hispanic or Latino (3 and 1.71%).

The largest universities in Whiteville, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville (175 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Whiteville, TN are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (33 and 18.9%), Health Information & Medical Records Technology (26 and 14.9%), and Business, Office Automation, Technology, & Data Entry (24 and 13.7%).

The median tuition costs in Whiteville, 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Whiteville, TN was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 33 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

175 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Whiteville, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Whiteville with 175 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

88

Degrees Awarded to Men

87

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 88 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Whiteville, TN, which is 1.01 times more than the 87 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    99 degrees awarded

  2. White

    65 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    7 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Whiteville, TN were to Black or African American students. These 99 degrees mean that there were 1.52 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 65 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Whiteville, TN was $72,000 in 2017, which is 0.331 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $71,600 to $72,000, a 0.559% increase. The homeownership rate in Whiteville, TN is 56.4%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Whiteville, TN have an average commute time of 24.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Whiteville, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$27,228

Median Household Income

± $6,356

445

Number of Households

± 92

In 2017, the median household income of the 445 households in Whiteville, TN grew to $27,228 from the previous year's value of $26,950.

The following chart displays the households in Whiteville, 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

$72,000

2017 Median

± $9,330

$71,600

2016 Median

± $9,420

In 2017, the median property value in Whiteville, TN grew to to $72,000 from the previous year's value of $71,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Whiteville, 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 Whiteville, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $60k - $70k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

56.4%

2017 Homeownership

55.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 56.4% of the housing units in Whiteville, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.9%.

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

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Commute Time

24.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Whiteville, TN have a shorter commute time (24.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.19% of the workforce in Whiteville, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.3%

  2. Worked At Home

    11.6%

  3. Carpooled

    1.1%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Whiteville, TN was Drove Alone (87.3%), followed by those who Worked At Home (11.6%) and those who Carpooled (1.1%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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