Carroll County, TN

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Population

28,137

0.985% decline

Median Age

43


Median Household Income

$38,201

5.49% growth

Poverty Rate

19.8%


Number of Employees

11,050

0.217% decline

Median Property Value

$86,800

1.76% growth

About

In 2017, Carroll County, TN had a population of 28.1k people with a median age of 43 and a median household income of $38,201. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carroll County, TN declined from 28,417 to 28,137, a -0.985% decrease and its median household income grew from $36,212 to $38,201, a 5.49% increase.

The population of Carroll County, TN is 84.9% White Alone, 9.83% Black or African American Alone, and 2.43% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Carroll County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carroll County, TN are Bethel University (219718) (1,299 degrees awarded in 2016) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McKenzie (129 degrees).

The median property value in Carroll County, TN is $86,800, and the homeownership rate is 72.5%. Most people in Carroll County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Carroll County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Carroll County, TN employs 11.1k people. The largest industries in Carroll County, TN are Manufacturing (1,962 people), Educational Services (1,333 people), and Retail Trade (1,322 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,625), Wholesale Trade ($54,167), and Construction ($40,156).

Median household income in Carroll County, TN is $38,201. Males in Carroll 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 Carroll County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,201

2017 value

± $2,475

5.49%

1 Year Growth

± 8.67%

Households in Carroll County, TN have a median annual income of $38,201, 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 $36,212 in 2016, which represents a 5.49% 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 Carroll 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 9624

  2. Census Tract 9622.02

  3. Census Tract 9623

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carroll County, TN was Census Tract 9624 with a value of $53,250, followed by Census Tract 9622.02 and Census Tract 9623, with respective values of $43,833 and $42,837.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carroll County, TN (5.4k out of 27.2k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    4,073 ± 413

  2. Black

    908 ± 249

  3. Two Or More

    330 ± 165

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

11.1k

2017 Value

± 681

-0.217%

1 Year decline

± 8.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carroll County, TN declined at a rate of -0.217%, from 11.1k employees to 11.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carroll County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,382 people), Production Occupations (1,359 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,003 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carroll County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carroll County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,382 people), Production Occupations (1,359 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (1,003 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carroll County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.12 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.52 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carroll County, TN, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($65,192), Management Occupations ($51,610), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($45,313).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.1k

2017 Value

± 681

-0.217%

1 Year decline

± 8.65%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carroll County, TN declined at a rate of -0.217%, from 11.1k employees to 11.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carroll County, TN, are Manufacturing (1,962 people), Educational Services (1,333 people), and Retail Trade (1,322 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carroll County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Carroll 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 Carroll County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,962 people), Educational Services (1,333 people), and Retail Trade (1,322 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carroll County, TN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.46 times higher than expected), Utilities (2.1 times), and Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.87 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carroll County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,625), Wholesale Trade ($54,167), and Construction ($40,156).

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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

90.6% of the population of Carroll County, TN has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 14.6% on non-group plans, and 2.03% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, TN see 1994 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.62% decrease from the previous year (2182 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4013 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3512 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

1,994 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Carroll County, TN see an average of 1,994 patients per year. This represents a 8.62% decrease from the previous year (2,182 patients).

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

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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

9.39%

Uninsured

39.4%

Employer Coverage

19.9%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

14.6%

Non-Group

2.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carroll County, TN declined by 14.5% from 11% to 9.39%.

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

Carroll County, TN is home to a population of 28.1k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.18% of Carroll County, TN residents were born outside of the country (332 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Carroll County, TN is composed of 23.9k White Alone residents (84.9%), 2.77k Black or African American Alone residents (9.83%), 683 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.43%), 576 Two or More Races residents (2.05%), 96 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.341%), 88 Asian Alone residents (0.313%), 31 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.11%), and 21 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0746%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

44

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carroll County, TN was 43. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 44. But people in Carroll County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Carroll County, TN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.18%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

332 people

1.47%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

418 people

As of 2017, 1.18% of Carroll County, TN residents (332 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 Carroll County, TN was 1.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Carroll County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carroll County, TN was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23.9k ± 3

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.77k ± 289

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    683 ± 113

In 2017, there were 8.63 times more White Alone residents (23.9k people) in Carroll County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.77k Black or African American Alone and 683 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 Carroll 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 Carroll 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 Carroll County, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Carroll 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

    705 ± 137

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    326 ± 127

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    266 ± 74

Carroll County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.16 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Carroll County, TN awarded 1,428 degrees. The student population of Carroll County, TN is skewed towards women, with 2,599 male students and 3,558 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carroll County, TN are White (856 and 60.3%), followed by Black or African American (431 and 30.4%), Unknown (91 and 6.41%), and Hispanic or Latino (21 and 1.48%).

The largest universities in Carroll County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Bethel University (219718) (1,299 and 91%) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McKenzie (129 and 9.03%).

The most popular majors in Carroll County, TN are Organizational Leadership (303 and 21.2%), General Business (247 and 17.3%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (244 and 17.1%).

The median tuition costs in Carroll County, TN are $9,305 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

Most Common

  1. 303 degrees awarded

  2. 223 degrees awarded

  3. 34 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Carroll County, TN was Organizational Leadership with 303 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,299 degrees awarded

  2. 129 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$9,305

Median Private

In 2016, the Carroll County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bethel University (219718) with 1,299 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

705

Degrees Awarded to Men

723

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 705 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carroll County, TN, which is 0.975 times less than the 723 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Carroll County, TN by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    856 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    431 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    91 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Carroll County, TN were to White students. These 856 degrees mean that there were 1.99 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 431 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Carroll County, TN was $86,800 in 2017, which is 0.399 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $85,300 to $86,800, a 1.76% increase. The homeownership rate in Carroll County, TN is 72.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carroll County, TN have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carroll 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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$38,201

Median Household Income

± $2,475

11.3k

Number of Households

± 630

In 2017, the median household income of the 11.3k households in Carroll County, TN grew to $38,201 from the previous year's value of $36,212.

The following chart displays the households in Carroll 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$86,800

2017 Median

± $3,523

$85,300

2016 Median

± $2,741

In 2017, the median property value in Carroll County, TN grew to to $86,800 from the previous year's value of $85,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carroll 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 Carroll County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $80k - $90k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.5%

2017 Homeownership

72.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.5% of the housing units in Carroll County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.6%.

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

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carroll County, TN have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.82% of the workforce in Carroll County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87%

  2. Carpooled

    5.52%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.72%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carroll County, TN was Drove Alone (87%), followed by those who Carpooled (5.52%) and those who Worked At Home (2.72%).

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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