Bethel Springs, TN

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Population

793

6.92% decline

Median Age

32.8


Median Household Income

$31,950

1.18% decline

Poverty Rate

36.3%


Number of Employees

300

14.5% decline

Median Property Value

$65,500

0.614% growth

About

In 2017, Bethel Springs, TN had a population of 793 people with a median age of 32.8 and a median household income of $31,950. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bethel Springs, TN declined from 852 to 793, a -6.92% decrease and its median household income declined from $32,331 to $31,950, a -1.18% decrease.

The population of Bethel Springs, TN is 75.8% White Alone, 19.7% Black or African American Alone, and 4.54% Hispanic or Latino. 0.286% of the people in Bethel Springs, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Bethel Springs, TN is $65,500, and the homeownership rate is 61.2%. Most people in Bethel Springs, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bethel Springs, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Bethel Springs, TN employs 300 people. The largest industries in Bethel Springs, TN are Manufacturing (83 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (48 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($38,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($29,583), and Transportation & Warehousing ($29,583).

Median household income in Bethel Springs, TN is $31,950. Males in Bethel Springs, 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 Bethel Springs, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$31,950

2017 value

± $5,940

-1.18%

1 Year Growth

± 19.9%

Households in Bethel Springs, TN have a median annual income of $31,950, 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 $32,331 in 2016, which represents a -1.18% 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 Bethel Springs, 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 Bethel Springs, 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 Bethel Springs, 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 9303

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bethel Springs, TN was Census Tract 9303 with a value of $33,782, 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

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

36.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bethel Springs, TN (286 out of 787 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females < 5.

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

    250 ± 79

  2. Black

    36 ± 75

  3. Native American

    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bethel Springs, TN is White, followed by Black and Native American.

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

300

2017 Value

± 96

-145%

1 Year decline

± 51.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethel Springs, TN declined at a rate of -145%, from 351 employees to 300 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bethel Springs, TN, are Transportation Occupations (51 people), Production Occupations (33 people), and Material Moving Occupations (30 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bethel Springs, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bethel Springs, TN, by number of employees, are Transportation Occupations (51 people), Production Occupations (33 people), and Material Moving Occupations (30 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bethel Springs, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Transportation Occupations (4.66 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (3.82 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (2.05 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bethel Springs, TN, by median earnings, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations ($39,375), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations ($33,750), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations ($30,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

300

2017 Value

± 96

-145%

1 Year decline

± 51.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bethel Springs, TN declined at a rate of -145%, from 351 employees to 300 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bethel Springs, TN, are Manufacturing (83 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (48 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bethel Springs, TN, though some of these residents may live in Bethel Springs, 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 Bethel Springs, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (83 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (50 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (48 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Bethel Springs, TN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.73 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.1 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.41 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bethel Springs, TN, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($38,750), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($29,583), and Transportation & Warehousing ($29,583).

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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

84.5% of the population of Bethel Springs, TN has health coverage, with 26.9% on employee plans, 38.2% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 7.57% on non-group plans, and 0.504% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bethel Springs, 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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1382 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 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

15.5%

Uninsured

26.9%

Employer Coverage

38.2%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

7.57%

Non-Group

0.504%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bethel Springs, TN grew by 11.1% from 14% to 15.5%.

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

Bethel Springs, TN is home to a population of 793 people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.631% of Bethel Springs, TN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Bethel Springs, TN is composed of 601 White Alone residents (75.8%), 156 Black or African American Alone residents (19.7%), 36 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.54%), 0 Two or More Races residents (0%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Bethel Springs, TN are German (2 speakers), French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) (0 speakers), and French Creole (0 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bethel Springs, TN was 32.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Bethel Springs, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Bethel Springs, TN residents was 32.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.631%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.587%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 0.631% of Bethel Springs, 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 Bethel Springs, TN was 0.587%, 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 Bethel Springs, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Bethel Springs, TN residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Bethel Springs, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bethel Springs, TN was 99.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    601 ± 175

  2. Black or African American Alone

    156 ± 123

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    36 ± 55.9

In 2017, there were 3.85 times more White Alone residents (601 people) in Bethel Springs, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 156 Black or African American Alone and 36 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. German

    2 speakers (0.286%)

  2. French (Incl. Patois, Cajun)

    0 speakers (0%)

  3. French Creole

    0 speakers (0%)

0.286% of Bethel Springs, 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 Bethel Springs, TN was German. 0.286% of the overall population of Bethel Springs, TN are native German speakers. 0% speak French (Incl. Patois, Cajun) and 0% speak German, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    16 ± 21

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    5 ± 18

  3. World War II

    2 ± 4

Bethel Springs, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.2 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bethel Springs, TN was $65,500 in 2017, which is 0.301 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $65,100 to $65,500, a 0.614% increase. The homeownership rate in Bethel Springs, TN is 61.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bethel Springs, TN have an average commute time of 25.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bethel Springs, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$31,950

Median Household Income

± $5,940

227

Number of Households

± 54

In 2017, the median household income of the 227 households in Bethel Springs, TN declined from $31,950 from the previous year's value of $32,331.

The following chart displays the households in Bethel Springs, 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 $30k - $35k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$65,500

2017 Median

± $4,130

$65,100

2016 Median

± $4,284

In 2017, the median property value in Bethel Springs, TN grew to to $65,500 from the previous year's value of $65,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bethel Springs, 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 Bethel Springs, 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 Bethel Springs, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Bethel Springs, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

61.2%

2017 Homeownership

67.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 61.2% of the housing units in Bethel Springs, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

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

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Commute Time

25.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bethel Springs, TN have a longer commute time (25.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.89% of the workforce in Bethel Springs, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.6%

  2. Carpooled

    6.38%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.03%

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

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