Congressional District 9, TN

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2019 Population
700,497
1.72% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
US Representative
Steve Cohen
Democratic Party
2019 Median Age
34.1
0.59% 1-year increase
2019 Poverty Rate
24.2%
6.84% 1-year decrease
2019 Median Household Income
$43,708
14.8% 1-year growth
2019 Median Property Value
$115,000
5.8% 1-year growth

About

In 2019, Congressional District 9, TN had a population of 700k people with a median age of 34.1 and a median household income of $43,708. Between 2018 and 2019 the population of Congressional District 9, TN declined from 712,723 to 700,497, a −1.72% decrease and its median household income grew from $38,077 to $43,708, a 14.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 9, TN are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (64.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (23%), White (Hispanic) (4.52%), Other (Hispanic) (3.15%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (2.41%). 0% of the households in Congressional District 9, TN speak a non-English language at home as their primary language.

96.1% of the residents in Congressional District 9, TN are U.S. citizens.

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 9, TN was $115,000, and the homeownership rate was 45.7%. Most people in Congressional District 9, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 22.1 minutes. The average car ownership in Congressional District 9, TN was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Congressional District 9, TN is home to a population of 700k people, from which 96.1% are citizens. As of 2019, 6.33% of Congressional District 9, TN residents were born outside of the country (44.3k people).

In 2019, there were 2.82 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (454k people) in Congressional District 9, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 161k White (Non-Hispanic) and 31.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Congressional District 9, TN
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    454k ± 8.99k
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    161k ± 6.77k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    31.7k ± 5.79k
8.07%
Hispanic Population
56.5k people

In 2019, there were 2.82 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (454k people) in Congressional District 9, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 161k White (Non-Hispanic) and 31.7k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.07% of the people in Congressional District 9, TN are hispanic (56.5k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Congressional District 9, TN as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.33%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
44.3k people
6.18%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
44.1k people

As of 2019, 6.33% of Congressional District 9, TN residents (44.3k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2018, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Congressional District 9, TN was 6.18%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

34
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
40
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.2

In 2019, the median age of all people in Congressional District 9, TN was 34.1. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Congressional District 9, TN are getting getting older. In 2018, the average age of all Congressional District 9, TN residents was 34.

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Citizenship

96.1%
2019 Citizenship
95.7%
2018 Citizenship

As of 2019, 96.1% of Congressional District 9, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2018, the percentage of US citizens in Congressional District 9, TN was 95.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    13,272 ± 1,838
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    7,914 ± 2,422
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,135 ± 1,398

Congressional District 9, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.68 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Congressional District 9, TN is $43,708. In 2019, the tract with the highest median household income in Congressional District 9, TN was Census Tract 502.07 with a value of $207,609, followed by Census Tract 503.05 and Census Tract 182.03, with respective values of $194,375 and $193,542.

The economy of Congressional District 9, TN employs 321k people. The largest industries in Congressional District 9, TN are Transportation & Warehousing (45,985 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (40,918 people), and Retail Trade (33,524 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($52,432), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($50,977), and Finance & Insurance ($50,502).

Wages

Median Household Income

$43,708
2019 value
± $1,919
14.8%
1 Year Growth
± 5.8%

Households in Congressional District 9, TN have a median annual income of $43,708, which is less than the median annual income of $65,712 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $38,077 in 2018, which represents a 14.8% annual growth.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Congressional District 9, TN (166k out of 687k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.3%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males < 5 and then Females < 5.

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. Black
    127,076 ± 2,896
  2. White
    26,651 ± 1,284
  3. Hispanic
    15,718 ± 982

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Congressional District 9, TN is Black, followed by White 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

321k
2019 Value
± 11,750
−0.128%
1 Year decline
± 5.03%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 9, TN declined at a rate of −0.128%, from 321k employees to 321k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Congressional District 9, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (45,993 people), Material Moving Occupations (35,037 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (28,905 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Congressional District 9, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Congressional District 9, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (45,993 people), Material Moving Occupations (35,037 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (28,905 people).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Congressional District 9, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($71,266), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($66,088), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,990).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

321k
2019 Value
± 11,750
−0.128%
1 Year decline
± 5.03%

From 2018 to 2019, employment in Congressional District 9, TN declined at a rate of −0.128%, from 321k employees to 321k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Congressional District 9, TN, are Transportation & Warehousing (45,985 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (40,918 people), and Retail Trade (33,524 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Congressional District 9, TN, though some of these residents may live in Congressional District 9, 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 Congressional District 9, TN, by number of employees, are Transportation & Warehousing (45,985 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (40,918 people), and Retail Trade (33,524 people).

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Congressional District 9, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($52,432), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($50,977), and Finance & Insurance ($50,502).

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Civics

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.

Congressional District 9, TN is currently represented by Steve Cohen 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 Congressional District 9, TN

Steve Cohen
District 9 Representative
Democratic Party

Congressional District 9, TN is currently represented by Steve Cohen (Democratic Party).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Congressional District 9, TN was $115,000 in 2019, which is 0.478 times smaller than the national average of $240,500. Between 2018 and 2019 the median property value increased from $108,700 to $115,000, a 5.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Congressional District 9, TN is 45.7%, which is lower than the national average of 64.1%. People in Congressional District 9, TN have an average commute time of 22.1 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Congressional District 9, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$115,000
2019 Median
± $4,810
$108,700
2018 Median
± $5,484

In 2019, the median property value in Congressional District 9, TN grew to to $115,000 from the previous year's value of $108,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Congressional District 9, 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 Congressional District 9, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$43,708
Median Household Income
± $1,919
270k
Number of Households
± 9,852

In 2019, the median household income of the 270k households in Congressional District 9, TN grew to $43,708 from the previous year's value of $38,077.

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 9, 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Congressional District 9, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Congressional District 9, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

45.7%
2019 Homeownership
46.7%
2018 Homeownership

In 2019, 45.7% of the housing units in Congressional District 9, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 46.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 64.1%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Congressional District 9, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

22.1 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Congressional District 9, TN have a shorter commute time (22.1 minutes) than the normal US worker (26 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Congressional District 9, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2019
  1. Drove Alone (83.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.1%)
  3. Worked At Home (2.69%)

In 2019, 83.6% of workers in Congressional District 9, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.1%) and those who worked at home (2.69%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Congressional District 9, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Congressional District 9, TN have 2 cars, followed by false.

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Health

Health Care Coverage

14.5%
Uninsured
41%
Employer Coverage
23.7%
Medicaid
9.05%
Medicare
9.6%
Non-Group
2.19%
Military or VA

Between 2018 and 2019, the percent of uninsured citizens in Congressional District 9, TN declined by 4.51% from 15.2% to 14.5%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Congressional District 9, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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