Claiborne County, TN

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Population

31,566

0.426% decline

Median Age

42.7


Median Household Income

$35,428

5.98% growth

Poverty Rate

22.4%


Number of Employees

11,893

2.16% growth

Median Property Value

$102,700

4.26% growth

About

In 2017, Claiborne County, TN had a population of 31.6k people with a median age of 42.7 and a median household income of $35,428. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Claiborne County, TN declined from 31,701 to 31,566, a -0.426% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,428 to $35,428, a 5.98% increase.

The population of Claiborne County, TN is 95.6% White Alone, 1.37% Two or More Races, and 1.19% Hispanic or Latino. 2.05% of the people in Claiborne County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Claiborne County, TN are Lincoln Memorial University (1,219 degrees awarded in 2016) and Sandra Academy of Salon Services, Inc (24 degrees).

The median property value in Claiborne County, TN is $102,700, and the homeownership rate is 71.1%. Most people in Claiborne County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Claiborne County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Claiborne County, TN employs 11.9k people. The largest industries in Claiborne County, TN are Manufacturing (2,328 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,887 people), and Educational Services (1,419 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,063), and Wholesale Trade ($40,645).

Median household income in Claiborne County, TN is $35,428. Males in Claiborne 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 Claiborne County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,428

2017 value

± $1,980

5.98%

1 Year Growth

± 7.55%

Households in Claiborne County, TN have a median annual income of $35,428, 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 $33,428 in 2016, which represents a 5.98% 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 Claiborne County, TN made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Claiborne County, TN by number of full-time 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 Claiborne County, 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 Claiborne 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 9706

  2. Census Tract 9701

  3. Census Tract 9702

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Claiborne County, TN was Census Tract 9706 with a value of $39,427, followed by Census Tract 9701 and Census Tract 9702, with respective values of $39,274 and $37,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Claiborne County, TN (6.77k out of 30.3k 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 45 - 54 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    6,456 ± 502

  2. Two Or More

    155 ± 132

  3. Hispanic

    65 ± 119

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Claiborne County, TN is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

11.9k

2017 Value

± 696

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 8.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Claiborne County, TN grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 11.6k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Claiborne County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,350 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,347 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (917 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Claiborne County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Claiborne County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,350 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,347 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (917 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Claiborne County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.96 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.78 times), and Transportation Occupations (1.74 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Claiborne County, TN, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($55,577), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($51,458), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($51,204).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

11.9k

2017 Value

± 696

2.16%

1 Year growth

± 8.02%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Claiborne County, TN grew at a rate of 2.16%, from 11.6k employees to 11.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Claiborne County, TN, are Manufacturing (2,328 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,887 people), and Educational Services (1,419 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Claiborne County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Claiborne 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 Claiborne County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,328 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,887 people), and Educational Services (1,419 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Claiborne County, TN has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (4.93 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.93 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.66 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Claiborne County, TN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($58,750), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($52,063), and Wholesale Trade ($40,645).

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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

91.4% of the population of Claiborne County, TN has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 21% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 13.6% on non-group plans, and 1.87% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Claiborne County, TN see 2114 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.38% increase from the previous year (2106 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5293 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5293 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

2114 to 1

Primary Care Physicians

Primary care physicians in Claiborne County, TN see an average of 2114 patients per year. This represents a 0.38% increase from the previous year (2106 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Claiborne 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%).

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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

8.63%

Uninsured

39.2%

Employer Coverage

21%

Medicaid

15.8%

Medicare

13.6%

Non-Group

1.87%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Claiborne County, TN declined by 8.61% from 9.44% to 8.63%.

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

Claiborne County, TN is home to a population of 31.6k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.13% of Claiborne County, TN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Claiborne County, TN is composed of 30.2k White Alone residents (95.6%), 431 Two or More Races residents (1.37%), 376 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.19%), 314 Black or African American Alone residents (0.995%), 194 Asian Alone residents (0.615%), 44 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.139%), 37 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.117%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Claiborne County, TN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (263 speakers), Arabic (130 speakers), and Other Indic Languages (83 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

31

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11

In 2017, the median age of all people in Claiborne County, TN was 42.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 31. But people in Claiborne County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Claiborne County, TN residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.13%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.13% of Claiborne County, 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 Claiborne County, TN was 1.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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 Claiborne County, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Claiborne County, TN residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

99.2%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.2% of Claiborne County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Claiborne County, TN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    30.2k ± 15

  2. Two or More Races

    431 ± 93.2

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    376 ± 97.1

In 2017, there were 70 times more White Alone residents (30.2k people) in Claiborne County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 431 Two or More Races and 376 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 Claiborne County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    263 speakers (0.869%)

  2. Arabic

    130 speakers (0.43%)

  3. Other Indic Languages

    83 speakers (0.274%)

2.05% of Claiborne County, 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 Claiborne County, TN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 0.869% of the overall population of Claiborne County, TN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.43% speak Arabic and 0.274% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    904 ± 170

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    372 ± 139

  3. Korea

    166 ± 76

Claiborne County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Claiborne County, TN awarded 1,243 degrees. The student population of Claiborne County, TN is skewed towards women, with 1,588 male students and 2,714 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Claiborne County, TN are White (988 and 80.3%), followed by Unknown (112 and 9.11%), Asian (53 and 4.31%), and Black or African American (53 and 4.31%).

The largest universities in Claiborne County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Lincoln Memorial University (1,219 and 98.1%) and Sandra Academy of Salon Services, Inc (24 and 1.93%).

The most popular majors in Claiborne County, TN are Registered Nursing (315 and 25.3%), Osteopathic Medicine (171 and 13.8%), and Curriculum & Instruction (130 and 10.5%).

The median tuition costs in Claiborne County, TN are $20,520 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. 68 degrees awarded

  2. 82 degrees awarded

  3. 69 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Masters Degree recipients in Claiborne County, TN was Registered Nursing with 68 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,219 degrees awarded

  2. 24 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$20,520

Median Private

In 2016, the Claiborne County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lincoln Memorial University with 1,219 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

398

Degrees Awarded to Men

845

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 398 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Claiborne County, TN, which is 0.471 times less than the 845 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    988 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    112 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    53 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Claiborne County, TN were to White students. These 988 degrees mean that there were 8.82 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 112 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Claiborne County, TN was $102,700 in 2017, which is 0.472 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $98,500 to $102,700, a 4.26% increase. The homeownership rate in Claiborne County, TN is 71.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Claiborne County, TN have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Claiborne 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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$35,428

Median Household Income

± $1,980

13k

Number of Households

± 686

In 2017, the median household income of the 13k households in Claiborne County, TN grew to $35,428 from the previous year's value of $33,428.

The following chart displays the households in Claiborne 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

$102,700

2017 Median

± $5,064

$98,500

2016 Median

± $5,402

In 2017, the median property value in Claiborne County, TN grew to to $102,700 from the previous year's value of $98,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Claiborne 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 Claiborne County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.1%

2017 Homeownership

70.9%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.1% of the housing units in Claiborne County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.9%.

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

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Claiborne County, TN have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.66% of the workforce in Claiborne County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    85.1%

  2. Carpooled

    9.62%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.76%

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

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