DeKalb County, TN

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Population
19,601
1.14% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
Median Age
41.2

Poverty Rate
17.5%

Median Household Income
$44,134
8.46% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$137,800
5.11% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
7,931
0.9% 1-year decline

About

In 2018, DeKalb County, TN had a population of 19.6k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $44,134. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of DeKalb County, TN grew from 19,380 to 19,601, a 1.14% increase and its median household income grew from $40,690 to $44,134, a 8.46% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (88.3%), White (Hispanic) (5.79%), Other (Hispanic) (1.96%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.41%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.36%). 0% of the households in DeKalb County, TN speak a non-English language at home as their primary language, and 94.8% of the residents in DeKalb County, TN are U.S. citizens.

In 2018, the median property value in DeKalb County, TN was $137,800, and the homeownership rate was 69%. Most people in DeKalb County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27.9 minutes. The average car ownership in DeKalb County, TN was 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Tennessee, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Tennessee (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Start Year
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-5.78%
Year-over-year decline
Employment change between November 2019 and November 2020

As of November 2020, there are 145M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a -5.78% decrease in employment when compared to November 2019.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Tennessee across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in DeKalb County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 74.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (22.6%), followed by Other (3.09%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, TN with 86% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for DeKalb County, TN
74.3% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Tennessee
  1. 86% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Tennessee was Wayne County, TN with 86% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Tennessee colored by their party leaning.

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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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

DeKalb County, TN is home to a population of 19.6k people, from which 94.8% are citizens. As of 2018, 6.12% of DeKalb County, TN residents were born outside of the country (1.2k people).

In 2018, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.3k people) in DeKalb County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k White (Hispanic) and 384 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in DeKalb County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    17.3k ± 19
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.14k ± 307
  3. Other (Hispanic)
    384 ± 318
8.03%
Hispanic Population
1.57k people

In 2018, there were 15.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (17.3k people) in DeKalb County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.14k White (Hispanic) and 384 Other (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

8.03% of the people in DeKalb County, TN are hispanic (1.57k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in DeKalb County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

6.12%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
1.2k people
5.47%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
1.06k people

As of 2018, 6.12% of DeKalb County, TN residents (1.2k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in DeKalb County, TN was 5.47%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Age by Nativity

42
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.9
38
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 2.9

In 2018, the median age of all people in DeKalb County, TN was 41.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in DeKalb County, TN are getting getting older. In 2017, the average age of all DeKalb County, TN residents was 41.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    90,080 ± 7,319 people
  2. India
    22,725 ± 3,695 people
  3. Guatemala
    14,922 ± 2,996 people

In 2019, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 90,080 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 22,725 and Guatemala with 14,922.

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Citizenship

94.8%
2018 Citizenship
95.4%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 94.8% of DeKalb County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in DeKalb County, TN was 95.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    501 ± 139
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    133 ± 67
  3. Korea
    98 ± 86

DeKalb County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in DeKalb County, TN is $44,134. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in DeKalb County, TN was Census Tract 9201.01 with a value of $61,375, followed by Census Tract 9203 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $45,044 and $44,462.

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $45,164. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.465, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of DeKalb County, TN employs 7.93k people. The largest industries in DeKalb County, TN are Manufacturing (2,170 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (989 people), and Educational Services (796 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($82,250), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($63,333), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,304).

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,134
2018 value
± $3,591
8.46%
1 Year Growth
± 9.3%

Households in DeKalb County, TN have a median annual income of $44,134, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $40,690 in 2017, which represents a 8.46% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$61,766
Average Male Salary in Tennessee
± $1,435
$45,164
Average Female Salary in Tennessee
± $1,015

In 2019, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tennessee 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 in Tennessee
  1. Asian
    $61,599 ± $7,995
  2. White
    $49,726 ± $952
  3. American Indian
    $43,276 ± $11,603

In 2019 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.24 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Tennessee.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Tennessee by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for DeKalb County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.466
2018 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2019, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.465 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.21% decline from 2018 to 2019, 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.

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 9201.01
  2. Census Tract 9203
  3. Census Tract 9202

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in DeKalb County, TN was Census Tract 9201.01 with a value of $61,375, followed by Census Tract 9203 and Census Tract 9202, with respective values of $45,044 and $44,462.

The following map shows all of the tracts in DeKalb 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

17.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in DeKalb County, TN (3.36k out of 19.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

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
    3,014 ± 358
  2. Hispanic
    384 ± 177
  3. Other
    284 ± 167

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

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

7.93k
2018 Value
± 626
-0.9%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in DeKalb County, TN declined at a rate of -0.9%, from 8k employees to 7.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in DeKalb County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,388 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (861 people), and Management Occupations (799 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,388 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (861 people), and Management Occupations (799 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DeKalb County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.05 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (2.37 times), and Material Moving Occupations (2.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of DeKalb County, TN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($76,765), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($68,611), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($63,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.93k
2018 Value
± 626
-0.9%
1 Year decline
± 11.2%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in DeKalb County, TN declined at a rate of -0.9%, from 8k employees to 7.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in DeKalb County, TN, are Manufacturing (2,170 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (989 people), and Educational Services (796 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of DeKalb County, TN, though some of these residents may live in DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,170 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (989 people), and Educational Services (796 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, DeKalb County, TN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.72 times higher than expected), Wholesale Trade (2.53 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.9 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in DeKalb County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($82,250), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($63,333), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,304).

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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. $48.8B
  2. $36.4B
  3. $34.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Electronics with $48.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.4B) and Pharmaceuticals ($34.6B).

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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$413B
2018 Value in Tennessee
$825B
Projected 2045 Value in Tennessee
99.4% growth

In 2018, total outbound Tennessee trade was $413B. This is expected to increase 99.4% to $825B 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. $28.5B
  2. $25.4B
  3. $22.6B

In 2018, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Texas with $28.5B, followed by Kentucky with $25.4B and Georgia and $22.6B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in DeKalb County, TN was $137,800 in 2018, which is 0.6 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $131,100 to $137,800, a 5.11% increase. The homeownership rate in DeKalb County, TN is 69%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in DeKalb County, TN have an average commute time of 27.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in DeKalb County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$137,800
2018 Median
± $10,118
$131,100
2017 Median
± $9,981

In 2018, the median property value in DeKalb County, TN grew to to $137,800 from the previous year's value of $131,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in DeKalb 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 DeKalb County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $150k - $175k range.

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Household Income

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$44,134
Median Household Income
± $3,591
7.49k
Number of Households
± 558

In 2018, the median household income of the 7.49k households in DeKalb County, TN grew to $44,134 from the previous year's value of $40,690.

The following chart displays the households in DeKalb 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

69%
2018 Homeownership
66.5%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 69% of the housing units in DeKalb County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in DeKalb County, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

27.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in DeKalb County, TN have a longer commute time (27.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% of the workforce in DeKalb County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (84.6%)
  2. Carpooled (11.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (1.95%)

In 2018, 84.6% of workers in DeKalb County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (11.9%) and those who worked at home (1.95%).

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 DeKalb County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in DeKalb County, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

87.8% of the population of DeKalb County, TN has health coverage, with 39.2% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 14.9% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, TN see 2238 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.83% decrease from the previous year (2482 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5122 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2049 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, DeKalb County and Lauderdale County have the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.5%). Additionally, Lauderdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.4%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,238 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in DeKalb County, TN

Primary care physicians in DeKalb County, TN see an average of 2,238 patients per year. This represents a 9.83% decrease from the previous year (2,482 patients).

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

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Tennessee
$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

12.2%
Uninsured
39.2%
Employer Coverage
19.9%
Medicaid
14.9%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in DeKalb County, TN grew by 0.0592% from 12.2% to 12.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in DeKalb 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. 21.5% prevalence
  2. 21.5% prevalence
  3. 20.3% prevalence

DeKalb County and Lauderdale County have the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 21.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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