Cocke County, TN

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Population

35,262

0.017% growth

Median Age

44.7


Median Household Income

$32,027

3.04% growth

Poverty Rate

25%


Number of Employees

14,192

0.86% growth

Median Property Value

$107,200

7.09% growth

About

In 2017, Cocke County, TN had a population of 35.3k people with a median age of 44.7 and a median household income of $32,027. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Cocke County, TN grew from 35,256 to 35,262, a 0.017% increase and its median household income grew from $31,081 to $32,027, a 3.04% increase.

The population of Cocke County, TN is 93.6% White Alone, 2.2% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.17% Two or More Races. N/A% of the people in Cocke County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Cocke County, TN is $107,200, and the homeownership rate is 68.3%. Most people in Cocke County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 27.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cocke County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Cocke County, TN employs 14.2k people. The largest industries in Cocke County, TN are Manufacturing (2,729 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,948 people), and Retail Trade (1,774 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($57,969), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,438), and Utilities ($45,313).

Median household income in Cocke County, TN is $32,027. Males in Cocke 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 Cocke County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$32,027

2017 value

± $2,163

3.04%

1 Year Growth

± 9.49%

Households in Cocke County, TN have a median annual income of $32,027, 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 $31,081 in 2016, which represents a 3.04% 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 Cocke 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 9201

  2. Census Tract 9205.02

  3. Census Tract 9207

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cocke County, TN was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $37,054, followed by Census Tract 9205.02 and Census Tract 9207, with respective values of $36,452 and $36,310.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 55 - 64

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

25% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cocke County, TN (8.69k out of 34.8k 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 55 - 64, 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

    8,268 ± 660

  2. Hispanic

    386 ± 172

  3. Black

    281 ± 161

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

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

14.2k

2017 Value

± 913

0.86%

1 Year growth

± 8.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cocke County, TN grew at a rate of 0.86%, from 14.1k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cocke County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,909 people), Production Occupations (1,779 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,318 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cocke County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cocke County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,909 people), Production Occupations (1,779 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,318 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cocke County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.16 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2.14 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.87 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cocke County, TN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($81,026), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($72,031), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($71,667).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

14.2k

2017 Value

± 913

0.86%

1 Year growth

± 8.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Cocke County, TN grew at a rate of 0.86%, from 14.1k employees to 14.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cocke County, TN, are Manufacturing (2,729 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,948 people), and Retail Trade (1,774 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cocke County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Cocke 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 Cocke County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,729 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,948 people), and Retail Trade (1,774 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cocke County, TN has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.63 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.9 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.61 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cocke County, TN, by median earnings, are Finance & Insurance ($57,969), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($52,438), and Utilities ($45,313).

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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

87.2% of the population of Cocke County, TN has health coverage, with 29.7% on employee plans, 25.5% on Medicaid, 14.8% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 3.69% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cocke County, TN see 2068 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.1% increase from the previous year (1862 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5870 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3202 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

2,068 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cocke County, TN see an average of 2,068 patients per year. This represents a 11.1% increase from the previous year (1,862 patients).

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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

12.8%

Uninsured

29.7%

Employer Coverage

25.5%

Medicaid

14.8%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

3.69%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cocke County, TN declined by 11% from 14.4% to 12.8%.

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

Cocke County, TN is home to a population of 35.3k people, from which 99.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 0.601% of Cocke County, TN residents were born outside of the country (212 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Cocke County, TN is composed of 33k White Alone residents (93.6%), 776 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.2%), 766 Two or More Races residents (2.17%), 564 Black or African American Alone residents (1.6%), 153 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.434%), 9 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0255%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

56

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 34.3

In 2017, the median age of all people in Cocke County, TN was 44.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 56. But people in Cocke County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Cocke County, TN residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

0.601%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

212 people

0.905%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

319 people

As of 2017, 0.601% of Cocke County, TN residents (212 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 Cocke County, TN was 0.905%, 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

99.7%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.7% of Cocke County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Cocke County, TN was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    33k ± 26

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    776 ± 309

  3. Two or More Races

    766 ± 215

In 2017, there were 42.5 times more White Alone residents (33k people) in Cocke County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 776 Hispanic or Latino and 766 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Cocke 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 Cocke 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 Cocke County, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Cocke 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

    1,313 ± 240

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    377 ± 132

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    263 ± 144

Cocke County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cocke County, TN was $107,200 in 2017, which is 0.493 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $100,100 to $107,200, a 7.09% increase. The homeownership rate in Cocke County, TN is 68.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Cocke County, TN have an average commute time of 27.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Cocke 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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$32,027

Median Household Income

± $2,163

14.6k

Number of Households

± 879

In 2017, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Cocke County, TN grew to $32,027 from the previous year's value of $31,081.

The following chart displays the households in Cocke 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

$107,200

2017 Median

± $5,901

$100,100

2016 Median

± $5,835

In 2017, the median property value in Cocke County, TN grew to to $107,200 from the previous year's value of $100,100.

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

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Rent vs Own

68.3%

2017 Homeownership

68.6%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 68.3% of the housing units in Cocke County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 68.6%.

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

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Commute Time

27.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cocke County, TN have a longer commute time (27.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.03% of the workforce in Cocke County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.6%

  2. Carpooled

    10.8%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.39%

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

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