Blount County, TN

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2022 Population
135,951
1.42% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.8
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
8.6%
9.42% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$70,935
9.82% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$247,600
19% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
65,081
2.34% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Blount County, TN had a population of 136k people with a median age of 43.8 and a median household income of $70,935. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Blount County, TN grew from 134,042 to 135,951, a 1.42% increase and its median household income grew from $64,593 to $70,935, a 9.82% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Blount County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.64%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.59%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.87%), and White (Hispanic) (1.57%).

None of the households in Blount 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.

98.5% of the residents in Blount County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Blount County, TN are Maryville College (220710) (190 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Blount County, TN was $247,600, and the homeownership rate was 76.3%.

Most people in Blount County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Blount County, TN was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Blount County, TN is home to a population of 136k people, from which 98.5% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.95% of Blount County, TN residents were born outside of the country (4.02k people).

In 2022, there were 34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Blount County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.5%
2022 Citizenship
98.4%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.5% of Blount County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Blount County, TN was 98.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Blount County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    122k ± 362
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.59k ± 368
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.52k ± 535
3.85%
Hispanic Population
5.23k people

In 2022, there were 34 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Blount County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.59k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.52k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.85% of the people in Blount County, TN are hispanic (5.23k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,446 ± 7,091 people
  2. India
    23,758 ± 3,778 people
  3. Guatemala
    22,245 ± 3,656 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 84,446 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,758 and Guatemala with 22,245.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.95%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.02k people
3%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
4.02k people

As of 2022, 2.95% of Blount County, TN residents (4.02k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Blount County, TN was 3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    3,473 ± 363
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,849 ± 382
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,650 ± 339

Blount County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.88 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Blount County, TN employs 65.1k people. The largest industries in Blount County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,584 people), Manufacturing (9,346 people), and Retail Trade (8,230 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($74,659), Utilities ($67,944), and Information ($64,129).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,544. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

65.1k
2022 Value
± 2,149
2.34%
1 Year growth
± 4.56%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blount County, TN grew at a rate of 2.34%, from 63.6k employees to 65.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Blount County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (7,503 people), Sales & Related Occupations (6,806 people), and Management Occupations (6,142 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Blount County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

65.1k
2022 Value
± 2,149
2.34%
1 Year growth
± 4.56%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Blount County, TN grew at a rate of 2.34%, from 63.6k employees to 65.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Blount County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,584 people), Manufacturing (9,346 people), and Retail Trade (8,230 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Blount County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Blount 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

$48,986
Median earning men ± $2,518
$33,967
Median earning women ± $1,091

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($68,586), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($67,759), and Wholesale Trade ($65,694).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($47,255), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($43,639), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($42,745).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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. 856
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 715
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 474
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Blount County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 71.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (26.9%), followed by Other (1.96%).

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.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Blount County, TN awarded 190 degrees. The student population of Blount County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 486 male students and 583 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Blount County, TN are White (135 and 72.2%), followed by Black or African American (21 and 11.2%), Hispanic or Latino (10 and 5.35%), and Two or More Races (9 and 4.81%).

The largest universities in Blount County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Maryville College (220710) (190 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Blount County, TN are General Business Administration & Management (23 and 12.1%), General Psychology (12 and 6.32%), and General Health & Wellness (12 and 6.32%).

The median tuition cost in Blount County, TN for private four year colleges is $36,880.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Blount County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 69.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 16.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,069 (45.5% men and 54.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,069 students enrolled in Blount County, TN, 45.5% men and 54.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 726 records, of which 58% were women and 42% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 23 degrees awarded
  2. 12 degrees awarded
  3. 12 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Blount County, TN was General Business Administration & Management with 23 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
190 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Maryville College (220710) with 190 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 78 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Blount County, TN, which is 0.696 times less than the 112 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 135 degrees mean that there were 6.43 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($36,880) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($878) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,258) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Blount County, TN was $247,600 in 2022, which is 0.878 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $208,000 to $247,600, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Blount County, TN is 76.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Blount County, TN have an average commute time of 25.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Blount County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Blount County, TN is $70,935. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Blount County, TN was Census Tract 113.02 with a value of $94,732, followed by Census Tract 116.05 and Census Tract 116.04, with respective values of $90,347 and $90,045.

In 2022, 11% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Blount County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.84%.

Property

$247,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,814
$40,762
Median Property Taxes
±$1,574

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 Blount County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

76.3%
Homeownership
2022
68.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.3% of the housing units in Blount County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 113.02
  2. Census Tract 116.05
  3. Census Tract 116.04

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Blount County, TN was Census Tract 113.02 with a value of $94,732, followed by Census Tract 116.05 and Census Tract 116.04, with respective values of $90,347 and $90,045.

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

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Household Income

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$70,935
Median Household Income
± $2,027
53.5k
Number of Households
± 1,711

In 2022, the median household income of the 53.5k households in Blount County, TN grew to $70,935 from the previous year's value of $64,593.

The following chart displays the households in Blount 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 Blount County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (10.1%)
  3. Carpooled (5.82%)

In 2022, 82.4% of workers in Blount County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (10.1%) and those who carpooled to work (5.82%).

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Commute Time

25.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Blount County, TN have a shorter commute time (25.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.51% of the workforce in Blount County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Blount County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.84%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Blount County, TN (11.5k out of 134k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 65 - 74.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Blount County, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 12.8% of the children was living in poverty in Blount County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 354 in Blount County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 31.6 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.1% of the population of Blount County, TN has health coverage, with 46.8% on employee plans, 13% on Medicaid, 16.1% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.72% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Blount County, TN see 1447 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.822% decrease from the previous year (1459 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1797 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 667 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,447 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Blount County, TN

Primary care physicians in Blount County, TN see an average of 1,447 patients per year. This represents a 0.822% decrease from the previous year (1,459 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.3% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.87%
Uninsured
46.8%
Employer Coverage
13%
Medicaid
16.1%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.72%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Blount County, TN grew by 4.47% from 9.45% to 9.87%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 44.3 in Blount 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 36.9% in Blount County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.6% in Blount County, TN.

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