Dickson County, TN

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Population

51,341

0.815% growth

Median Age

39.5


Median Household Income

$47,398

0.554% growth

Poverty Rate

14.5%


Number of Employees

22,454

1.53% growth

Median Property Value

$146,300

1.95% growth

About

In 2017, Dickson County, TN had a population of 51.3k people with a median age of 39.5 and a median household income of $47,398. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Dickson County, TN grew from 50,926 to 51,341, a 0.815% increase and its median household income grew from $47,137 to $47,398, a 0.554% increase.

The population of Dickson County, TN is 89.9% White Alone, 3.93% Black or African American Alone, and 3.31% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Dickson County, TN speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dickson County, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson (305 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Dickson County, TN is $146,300, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Dickson County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Dickson County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Dickson County, TN employs 22.5k people. The largest industries in Dickson County, TN are Manufacturing (3,522 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,249 people), and Retail Trade (2,771 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($60,167), Information ($54,779), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,238).

Median household income in Dickson County, TN is $47,398. Males in Dickson 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 Dickson County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$47,398

2017 value

± $1,843

0.554%

1 Year Growth

± 4.74%

Households in Dickson County, TN have a median annual income of $47,398, 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 $47,137 in 2016, which represents a 0.554% 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 Dickson 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 604.02

  2. Census Tract 604.01

  3. Census Tract 601

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dickson County, TN was Census Tract 604.02 with a value of $72,004, followed by Census Tract 604.01 and Census Tract 601, with respective values of $62,449 and $53,523.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Dickson 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

14.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dickson County, TN (7.34k out of 50.7k 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 55 - 64 and then Males < 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. White

    6,429 ± 590

  2. Black

    394 ± 206

  3. Two Or More

    378 ± 221

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Dickson County, TN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

22.5k

2017 Value

± 1,039

1.53%

1 Year growth

± 6.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dickson County, TN grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 22.1k employees to 22.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dickson County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,401 people), Production Occupations (2,282 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,125 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dickson County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Dickson County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,401 people), Production Occupations (2,282 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,125 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dickson County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.82 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.75 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.72 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Dickson County, TN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($79,609), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,703), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($72,634).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

22.5k

2017 Value

± 1,039

1.53%

1 Year growth

± 6.51%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Dickson County, TN grew at a rate of 1.53%, from 22.1k employees to 22.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dickson County, TN, are Manufacturing (3,522 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,249 people), and Retail Trade (2,771 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dickson County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Dickson 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 Dickson County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (3,522 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,249 people), and Retail Trade (2,771 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Dickson County, TN has an unusually high number of Utilities (3.27 times higher than expected), Construction (1.65 times), and Manufacturing (1.55 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Dickson County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($60,167), Information ($54,779), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,238).

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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

87.9% of the population of Dickson County, TN has health coverage, with 45.2% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 11.3% on Medicare, 12.3% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Dickson County, TN see 3029 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.18% decrease from the previous year (3161 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1630 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1186 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

3,029 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Dickson County, TN see an average of 3,029 patients per year. This represents a 4.18% decrease from the previous year (3,161 patients).

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

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 

$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

12.1%

Uninsured

45.2%

Employer Coverage

17.7%

Medicaid

11.3%

Medicare

12.3%

Non-Group

1.4%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dickson County, TN grew by 3.72% from 11.7% to 12.1%.

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

Dickson County, TN is home to a population of 51.3k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.86% of Dickson County, TN residents were born outside of the country (956 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Dickson County, TN is composed of 46.2k White Alone residents (89.9%), 2.02k Black or African American Alone residents (3.93%), 1.7k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.31%), 1.03k Two or More Races residents (2.01%), 211 Asian Alone residents (0.411%), 175 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.341%), 51 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0993%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

42

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Dickson County, TN was 39.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 42. But people in Dickson County, TN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Dickson County, TN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.86%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

956 people

1.99%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

1.02k people

As of 2017, 1.86% of Dickson County, TN residents (956 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 Dickson County, TN was 1.99%, 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

98.9%

2017 Citizenship

98.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Dickson County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Dickson County, TN was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    46.2k ± 36

  2. Black or African American Alone

    2.02k ± 181

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    1.7k ± 201

In 2017, there were 22.9 times more White Alone residents (46.2k people) in Dickson County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.02k Black or African American Alone and 1.7k 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 Dickson 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 Dickson 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 Dickson County, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Dickson 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

    1,035 ± 173

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    468 ± 125

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    463 ± 175

Dickson County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Dickson County, TN awarded 305 degrees. The student population of Dickson County, TN is skewed towards men, with 327 male students and 232 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dickson County, TN are White (255 and 83.6%), followed by Black or African American (27 and 8.85%), Hispanic or Latino (13 and 4.26%), and Two or More Races (7 and 2.3%).

The largest universities in Dickson County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson (305 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Dickson County, TN are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (92 and 30.2%), General Cosmetology (41 and 13.4%), and Welding Technology (24 and 7.87%).

The median tuition costs in Dickson County, TN are $N/A 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

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Dickson County, TN was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 82 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Dickson County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

305 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Dickson County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson with 305 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

149

Degrees Awarded to Men

156

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 149 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dickson County, TN, which is 0.955 times less than the 156 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

    255 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    27 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    13 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Dickson County, TN were to White students. These 255 degrees mean that there were 9.44 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 27 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Dickson County, TN was $146,300 in 2017, which is 0.672 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $143,500 to $146,300, a 1.95% increase. The homeownership rate in Dickson County, TN is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Dickson County, TN have an average commute time of 30.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Dickson 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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$47,398

Median Household Income

± $1,843

19k

Number of Households

± 914

In 2017, the median household income of the 19k households in Dickson County, TN grew to $47,398 from the previous year's value of $47,137.

The following chart displays the households in Dickson 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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Housing

Property Value

$146,300

2017 Median

± $5,940

$143,500

2016 Median

± $4,586

In 2017, the median property value in Dickson County, TN grew to to $146,300 from the previous year's value of $143,500.

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

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.3%

2017 Homeownership

72.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.3% of the housing units in Dickson County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dickson County, TN have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.52% of the workforce in Dickson County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    81.8%

  2. Carpooled

    11.3%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.32%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Dickson County, TN was Drove Alone (81.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (11.3%) and those who Worked At Home (3.32%).

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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