Bedford County, TN

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2021 Population
49,754
1.67% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
38.5
0.522% 1-year increase
2021 Poverty Rate
13.6%
1.82% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$55,354
4.49% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$179,900
5.95% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Bedford County, TN had a population of 49.8k people with a median age of 38.5 and a median household income of $55,354. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Bedford County, TN grew from 48,937 to 49,754, a 1.67% increase and its median household income grew from $52,973 to $55,354, a 4.49% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bedford County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.8%), White (Hispanic) (8.29%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.57%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.4%), and Other (Hispanic) (2.41%).

None of the households in Bedford County, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

95.8% of the residents in Bedford County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bedford County, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville (270 degrees awarded in 2021).

In 2021, the median property value in Bedford County, TN was $179,900, and the homeownership rate was 70.5%.

Most people in Bedford County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Bedford County, TN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Bedford County, TN is home to a population of 49.8k people, from which 95.8% are citizens. As of 2021, 5.51% of Bedford County, TN residents were born outside of the country (2.74k people).

In 2021, there were 9.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.7k people) in Bedford County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.12k White (Hispanic) and 3.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.8%
2021 Citizenship
96%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 95.8% of Bedford County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Bedford County, TN was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bedford County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    37.7k ± 58
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.12k ± 757
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.27k ± 285
13.2%
Hispanic Population
6.59k people

In 2021, there were 9.15 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (37.7k people) in Bedford County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.12k White (Hispanic) and 3.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.2% of the people in Bedford County, TN are hispanic (6.59k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bedford County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

5.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.74k people
5.64%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.76k people

As of 2021, 5.51% of Bedford County, TN residents (2.74k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Bedford County, TN was 5.64%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,239 ± 227
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    553 ± 262
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    375 ± 160

Bedford County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.24 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Bedford County, TN employs 22.5k people. The largest industries in Bedford County, TN are Manufacturing (4,820 people), Retail Trade (2,605 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,281 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($95,649), Utilities ($60,588), and Finance & Insurance ($58,917).

Occupations

22.5k
2021 Value
± 1,234
0.04%
1 Year growth
± 7.83%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Bedford County, TN grew at a rate of 0.04%, from 22.5k employees to 22.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bedford County, TN, are Production Occupations (3,047 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,197 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,705 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bedford County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

22.5k
2021 Value
± 1,234
0.04%
1 Year growth
± 7.83%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Bedford County, TN grew at a rate of 0.04%, from 22.5k employees to 22.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bedford County, TN, are Manufacturing (4,820 people), Retail Trade (2,605 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,281 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bedford County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Bedford County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$37,842
Median earning men ± $2,722
$29,322
Median earning women ± $3,654

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($74,375), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($57,359), and Public Administration ($53,201).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,553), Information ($52,981), and Construction ($47,917).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 307
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 213
    Manufacturing
  3. 193
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $51.3B
  2. $50.3B
  3. $49.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Electronics with $51.3B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($50.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.5B).

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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$471B
2020 Value in Tennessee
$1.05T
Projected 2050 Value in Tennessee
123% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $471B. This is expected to increase 123% to $1.05T by 2050.

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. $34.2B
  2. $26.7B
  3. $21B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $34.2B, followed by Texas with $26.7B and Kentucky and $21B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bedford County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 75.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.3%), followed by Other (1.47%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2021, universities in Bedford County, TN awarded 270 degrees. The student population of Bedford County, TN in 2021 is skewed towards men, with 764 male students and 180 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bedford County, TN are White (211 and 78.7%), followed by Black or African American (24 and 8.96%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 7.09%), and Unknown (8 and 2.99%).

The largest universities in Bedford County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville (270 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bedford County, TN are Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (65 and 24.1%), System, Networking, & LAN/WAN Management (37 and 13.7%), and Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (36 and 13.3%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.767% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.729% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.73M), Some college (1.19M), and Bachelors Degree (920k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Bedford County, TN was $179,900 in 2021, which is 0.735 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $169,800 to $179,900, a 5.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Bedford County, TN is 70.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Bedford County, TN have an average commute time of 25.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bedford County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bedford County, TN is $55,354. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bedford County, TN was Census Tract 9508 with a value of $75,461, followed by Census Tract 9504.01 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $68,899 and $66,985.

Property

$179,900
Median Property Value 2021
±$9,359
$12,625
Median Property Taxes
±$837

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bedford County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Bedford County, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

70.5%
Homeownership
2021
65.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 70.5% of the housing units in Bedford County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9508
  2. Census Tract 9504.01
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bedford County, TN was Census Tract 9508 with a value of $75,461, followed by Census Tract 9504.01 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $68,899 and $66,985.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$55,354
Median Household Income
± $2,944
17.9k
Number of Households
± 1,102

In 2021, the median household income of the 17.9k households in Bedford County, TN grew to $55,354 from the previous year's value of $52,973.

The following chart displays the households in Bedford 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Bedford County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2020 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2021, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.126% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (79%)
  2. Carpooled (14.3%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.33%)

In 2021, 79% of workers in Bedford County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (14.3%) and those who worked at home (4.33%).

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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Commute Time

25.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bedford County, TN have a shorter commute time (25.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 1.44% of the workforce in Bedford County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

13.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bedford County, TN (6.66k out of 49.1k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

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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87.3% of the population of Bedford County, TN has health coverage, with 40.3% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.88% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bedford County, TN see 3551 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.63% increase from the previous year (3269 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3860 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1320 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,551 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bedford County, TN

Primary care physicians in Bedford County, TN see an average of 3,551 patients per year. This represents a 8.63% increase from the previous year (3,269 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bedford County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 26.7% under 18 years, 20.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.7%
Uninsured
40.3%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.88%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bedford County, TN grew by 12.5% from 11.3% to 12.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bedford County, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 54 in Bedford County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39.6% in Bedford County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 15.1% in Bedford County, TN.

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