Carter County, TN

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2022 Population
56,315
0.00178% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46
0.656% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
18.1%
4.45% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$47,994
8.39% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$145,000
9.43% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
23,155
1.73% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Carter County, TN had a population of 56.3k people with a median age of 46 and a median household income of $47,994. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Carter County, TN grew from 56,314 to 56,315, a 0.00178% increase and its median household income grew from $44,280 to $47,994, a 8.39% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carter County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (92.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.15%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.62%), White (Hispanic) (1.37%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (0.717%).

None of the households in Carter 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.

98.6% of the residents in Carter County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Carter County, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton (220127) (354 degrees awarded in 2022) and Milligan University (339 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Carter County, TN was $145,000, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%.

Most people in Carter County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Carter County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Carter County, TN is home to a population of 56.3k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.07% of Carter County, TN residents were born outside of the country (1.16k people).

In 2022, there were 43.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Carter County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 910 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.6%
2022 Citizenship
98.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.6% of Carter County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Carter County, TN was 98.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carter County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    52.3k ± 132
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.21k ± 146
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    910 ± 224
2.71%
Hispanic Population
1.53k people

In 2022, there were 43.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (52.3k people) in Carter County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.21k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 910 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.71% of the people in Carter County, TN are hispanic (1.53k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Carter 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

2.07%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.16k people
1.69%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
950 people

As of 2022, 2.07% of Carter County, TN residents (1.16k 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 Carter County, TN was 1.69%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,595 ± 254
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    767 ± 220
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    399 ± 135

Carter County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.08 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Carter County, TN employs 23.2k people. The largest industries in Carter County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,934 people), Retail Trade (2,901 people), and Manufacturing (2,605 people), and the highest paying industries are Information ($51,250), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($50,909), and Manufacturing ($49,285).

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

23.2k
2022 Value
± 1,142
1.73%
1 Year growth
± 6.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carter County, TN grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 22.8k employees to 23.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carter County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,713 people), Sales & Related Occupations (2,316 people), and Production Occupations (1,913 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carter County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.2k
2022 Value
± 1,142
1.73%
1 Year growth
± 6.88%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Carter County, TN grew at a rate of 1.73%, from 22.8k employees to 23.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carter County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (3,934 people), Retail Trade (2,901 people), and Manufacturing (2,605 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carter County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Carter 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

$40,234
Median earning men ± $1,503
$29,755
Median earning women ± $2,219

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($54,559), Wholesale Trade ($53,835), and Manufacturing ($50,515).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($45,843), Public Administration ($43,702), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($42,946).

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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. 278
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 221
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 175
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Carter County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 80% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.5%), followed by Other (1.55%).

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 Carter County, TN awarded 693 degrees. The student population of Carter County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 821 male students and 779 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Carter County, TN are White (584 and 87%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (31 and 4.62%), Black or African American (26 and 3.87%), and Two or More Races (17 and 2.53%).

The largest universities in Carter County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton (220127) (354 and 51.1%) and Milligan University (339 and 48.9%).

The most popular majors in Carter County, TN are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (105 and 15.2%), General Business Administration & Management (43 and 6.2%), and Phlebotamy Technician (33 and 4.76%).

The median tuition cost in Carter County, TN for private four year colleges is $35,950.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Carter County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66.7%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,600 (51.3% men and 48.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,600 students enrolled in Carter County, TN, 51.3% men and 48.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,294 records, of which 50.3% were women and 49.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 20 degrees awarded
  2. 27 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Carter County, TN was General Health & Physical Education with 20 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 354 degrees awarded
  2. 339 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton (220127) with 354 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 312 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Carter County, TN, which is 0.819 times less than the 381 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 584 degrees mean that there were 18.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 31 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 ($35,950) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,600) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) 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 Carter County, TN was $145,000 in 2022, which is 0.514 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $132,500 to $145,000, a 9.43% increase. The homeownership rate in Carter County, TN is 73.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Carter County, TN have an average commute time of 23.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Carter County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Carter County, TN is $47,994. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Carter County, TN was Census Tract 702 with a value of $57,826, followed by Census Tract 705 and Census Tract 711, with respective values of $56,657 and $54,561.

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Carter County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.52%.

Property

$145,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$5,251
$17,555
Median Property Taxes
±$1,016

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 Carter County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.3%
Homeownership
2022
67%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.3% of the housing units in Carter County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 702
  2. Census Tract 705
  3. Census Tract 711

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carter County, TN was Census Tract 702 with a value of $57,826, followed by Census Tract 705 and Census Tract 711, with respective values of $56,657 and $54,561.

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

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Household Income

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$47,994
Median Household Income
± $2,885
23.9k
Number of Households
± 1,162

In 2022, the median household income of the 23.9k households in Carter County, TN grew to $47,994 from the previous year's value of $44,280.

The following chart displays the households in Carter 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carter 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 (84%)
  2. Carpooled (7.11%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.19%)

In 2022, 84% of workers in Carter County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.11%) and those who worked at home (6.19%).

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Commute Time

23.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carter County, TN have a shorter commute time (23.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.08% of the workforce in Carter 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 Carter County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Carter County, TN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Carter County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 1.52%.

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Poverty & Diversity

18.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carter County, TN (9.9k out of 54.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.9% of the children was living in poverty in Carter County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 271 in Carter County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 52.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87.1% of the population of Carter County, TN has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 19.1% on Medicaid, 17.4% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 3.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Carter County, TN see 2968 patients per year on average, which represents a 15.9% increase from the previous year (2561 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3319 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3134 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,968 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Carter County, TN

Primary care physicians in Carter County, TN see an average of 2,968 patients per year. This represents a 15.9% increase from the previous year (2,561 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carter 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 19.5% under 18 years, 18.4% between 18 and 34 years, 40.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.9%
Uninsured
34.9%
Employer Coverage
19.1%
Medicaid
17.4%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
3.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carter County, TN grew by 5.79% from 12.2% to 12.9%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 75.1 in Carter 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 34.4% in Carter County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14% in Carter County, TN.

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