Anderson County, TN

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Population

75,538

0.00927% decline

Median Age

43.3


Median Household Income

$47,206

6.7% growth

Poverty Rate

16.3%


Number of Employees

32,213

1.06% growth

Median Property Value

$134,100

1.36% growth

About

In 2017, Anderson County, TN had a population of 75.5k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $47,206. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Anderson County, TN declined from 75,545 to 75,538, a -0.00927% decrease and its median household income grew from $44,241 to $47,206, a 6.7% increase.

The population of Anderson County, TN is 89.6% White Alone, 3.43% Black or African American Alone, and 2.66% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Anderson County, TN speak a non-English language, and 98% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Anderson County, TN is $134,100, and the homeownership rate is 67.4%. Most people in Anderson County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Anderson County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Anderson County, TN employs 32.2k people. The largest industries in Anderson County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,545 people), Retail Trade (3,675 people), and Manufacturing (3,617 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($79,083), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,563), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,146).

Median household income in Anderson County, TN is $47,206. Males in Anderson 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 Anderson County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,206

2017 value

± $2,109

6.7%

1 Year Growth

± 5.69%

Households in Anderson County, TN have a median annual income of $47,206, 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 $44,241 in 2016, which represents a 6.7% 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.

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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 Anderson 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 202.01

  2. Census Tract 206

  3. Census Tract 211

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Anderson County, TN was Census Tract 202.01 with a value of $78,580, followed by Census Tract 206 and Census Tract 211, with respective values of $70,278 and $57,813.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Anderson County, TN (12.1k out of 74k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    10,924 ± 773

  2. Hispanic

    491 ± 184

  3. Two Or More

    461 ± 165

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Anderson 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

32.2k

2017 Value

± 1,232

1.06%

1 Year growth

± 5.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Anderson County, TN grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 31.9k employees to 32.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Anderson County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,452 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,157 people), and Production Occupations (2,460 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Anderson County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Anderson County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,452 people), Sales & Related Occupations (3,157 people), and Production Occupations (2,460 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Anderson County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations (2.37 times higher than expected), Architecture & Engineering Occupations (1.7 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.45 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Anderson County, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($88,258), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($75,033), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($71,587).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

32.2k

2017 Value

± 1,232

1.06%

1 Year growth

± 5.25%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Anderson County, TN grew at a rate of 1.06%, from 31.9k employees to 32.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Anderson County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,545 people), Retail Trade (3,675 people), and Manufacturing (3,617 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Anderson County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Anderson 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 Anderson County, TN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,545 people), Retail Trade (3,675 people), and Manufacturing (3,617 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Anderson County, TN has an unusually high number of Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.54 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.53 times), and Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.43 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Anderson County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($79,083), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($75,563), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,146).

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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

91.3% of the population of Anderson County, TN has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Anderson County, TN see 1546 patients per year on average, which represents a 6.47% increase from the previous year (1452 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1406 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1117 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

1,546 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Anderson County, TN see an average of 1,546 patients per year. This represents a 6.47% increase from the previous year (1,452 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%).

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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

8.65%

Uninsured

44.5%

Employer Coverage

18.2%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.68%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Anderson County, TN declined by 6.96% from 9.3% to 8.65%.

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

Anderson County, TN is home to a population of 75.5k people, from which 98% are citizens. As of 2017, 3.19% of Anderson County, TN residents were born outside of the country (2.41k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Anderson County, TN is composed of 67.7k White Alone residents (89.6%), 2.59k Black or African American Alone residents (3.43%), 2.01k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.66%), 1.94k Two or More Races residents (2.57%), 1.04k Asian Alone residents (1.38%), 142 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.188%), 96 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.127%), and 48 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0635%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Anderson County, TN was 43.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Anderson County, TN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Anderson County, TN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

3.19%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

2.41k people

3.05%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

2.31k people

As of 2017, 3.19% of Anderson County, TN residents (2.41k people) 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 Anderson County, TN was 3.05%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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%

2017 Citizenship

98.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98% of Anderson County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Anderson County, TN was 98.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    67.7k ± 106

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.59k ± 309

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    2.01k ± 428

In 2017, there were 26.1 times more White Alone residents (67.7k people) in Anderson County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.59k Black or African American Alone and 2.01k 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 Anderson County, 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 Anderson County, 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 Anderson County, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Anderson County, 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

    2,173 ± 263

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    863 ± 194

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    860 ± 241

Anderson County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.52 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Anderson County, TN was $134,100 in 2017, which is 0.616 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $132,300 to $134,100, a 1.36% increase. The homeownership rate in Anderson County, TN is 67.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Anderson County, TN have an average commute time of 22.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Anderson 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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$47,206

Median Household Income

± $2,109

30.5k

Number of Households

± 1,130

In 2017, the median household income of the 30.5k households in Anderson County, TN grew to $47,206 from the previous year's value of $44,241.

The following chart displays the households in Anderson 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

$134,100

2017 Median

± $7,023

$132,300

2016 Median

± $5,066

In 2017, the median property value in Anderson County, TN grew to to $134,100 from the previous year's value of $132,300.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.4%

2017 Homeownership

67%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.4% of the housing units in Anderson County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67%.

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

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Commute Time

22.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Anderson County, TN have a shorter commute time (22.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.63% of the workforce in Anderson County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.8%

  2. Carpooled

    8.37%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.03%

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

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