Giles County, TN

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2021 Population
30,197
2.7% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2021 Median Age
43.3
0.688% 1-year decrease
2021 Poverty Rate
13.1%
0.624% 1-year decrease
2021 Median Household Income
$54,061
8.52% 1-year growth
2021 Median Property Value
$150,900
10.5% 1-year growth
2021 Employed Population
13,209
4.06% 1-year growth

About

In 2021, Giles County, TN had a population of 30.2k people with a median age of 43.3 and a median household income of $54,061. Between 2020 and 2021 the population of Giles County, TN grew from 29,403 to 30,197, a 2.7% increase and its median household income grew from $49,815 to $54,061, a 8.52% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Giles County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (83%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.16%), White (Hispanic) (1.74%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.911%).

None of the households in Giles County, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.6% of the residents in Giles County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Giles County, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski (221333) (192 degrees awarded in 2021) and The University of Tennessee Southern (160 degrees).

In 2021, the median property value in Giles County, TN was $150,900, and the homeownership rate was 71.3%.

Most people in Giles County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Giles County, TN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Giles County, TN is home to a population of 30.2k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2021, 1.15% of Giles County, TN residents were born outside of the country (346 people).

In 2021, there were 8.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.1k people) in Giles County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.03k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 953 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2021 Citizenship
99%
2020 Citizenship

As of 2021, 99.6% of Giles County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2020, the percentage of US citizens in Giles County, TN was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Giles County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.1k ± 153
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.03k ± 174
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    953 ± 231
3.16%
Hispanic Population
954 people

In 2021, there were 8.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.1k people) in Giles County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.03k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 953 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.16% of the people in Giles County, TN are hispanic (954 people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    86,142 ± 7,160 people
  2. India
    24,764 ± 3,857 people
  3. Guatemala
    18,995 ± 3,379 people

In 2021, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 86,142 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 24,764 and Guatemala with 18,995.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
346 people
1.58%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
464 people

As of 2021, 1.15% of Giles County, TN residents (346 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2020, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Giles County, TN was 1.58%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,049 ± 214
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    313 ± 118
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    303 ± 134

Giles County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.35 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Giles County, TN employs 13.2k people. The largest industries in Giles County, TN are Manufacturing (3,161 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,815 people), and Retail Trade (1,391 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,482), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,577), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($65,357).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $49,162. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

13.2k
2021 Value
± 855
4.06%
1 Year growth
± 8.8%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Giles County, TN grew at a rate of 4.06%, from 12.7k employees to 13.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Giles County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,775 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,494 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,480 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Giles County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.2k
2021 Value
± 855
4.06%
1 Year growth
± 8.8%

From 2020 to 2021, employment in Giles County, TN grew at a rate of 4.06%, from 12.7k employees to 13.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Giles County, TN, are Manufacturing (3,161 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,815 people), and Retail Trade (1,391 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Giles County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Giles County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$38,383
Median earning men ± $1,989
$32,858
Median earning women ± $4,061

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2021 are Information ($53,036), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($52,000), and Manufacturing ($46,511).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2021 are Wholesale Trade ($75,357), Construction ($68,571), and Public Administration ($60,083).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.75%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 155M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 2.75% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 193
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 189
    Manufacturing
  3. 146
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $631k
    Manufacturing
  2. $69.9k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $47.6k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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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. $51.3B
  2. $50.3B
  3. $49.5B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Electronics with $51.3B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($50.3B) and Pharmaceuticals ($49.5B).

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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$471B
2020 Value in Tennessee
$1.05T
Projected 2050 Value in Tennessee
123% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $471B. This is expected to increase 123% to $1.05T by 2050.

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. $34.2B
  2. $26.7B
  3. $21B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $34.2B, followed by Texas with $26.7B and Kentucky and $21B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Giles County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 74.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25%), followed by Other (0.916%).

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.

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 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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learningEducation

In 2021, universities in Giles County, TN awarded 352 degrees. The student population of Giles County, TN in 2021 is skewed towards men, with 1,614 male students and 1,260 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Giles County, TN are White (266 and 77.8%), followed by Black or African American (36 and 10.5%), Two or More Races (14 and 4.09%), and Unknown (13 and 3.8%).

The largest universities in Giles County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski (221333) (192 and 54.5%) and The University of Tennessee Southern (160 and 45.5%).

The most popular majors in Giles County, TN are General Business Administration & Management (58 and 16.5%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (45 and 12.8%), and Welding Technology (25 and 7.1%).

The median tuition cost in Giles County, TN for private four year colleges is $9,000.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2021 in Giles County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 92.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 57.2%. The number of students enrolled in 2021 was 2,874 (56.2% men and 43.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2021 there were 2,874 students enrolled in Giles County, TN, 56.2% men and 43.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,254 records, of which 44.5% were women and 55.5% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 21 degree-majors awarded
  2. 45 degree-majors awarded
  3. 25 degree-majors awarded

In 2021, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Giles County, TN was Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology with 21 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 192 degrees awarded
  2. 160 degrees awarded

In 2021, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski (221333) with 192 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2021, 177 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Giles County, TN, which is 1.01 times more than the 175 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2021 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 266 degrees mean that there were 7.39 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 36 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($9,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2021.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2021, 0.767% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.729% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2021 were High School or Equivalent (1.73M), Some college (1.19M), and Bachelors Degree (920k).

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Giles County, TN was $150,900 in 2021, which is 0.616 times smaller than the national average of $244,900. Between 2020 and 2021 the median property value increased from $136,600 to $150,900, a 10.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Giles County, TN is 71.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.6%.

People in Giles County, TN have an average commute time of 28.9 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Giles County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Giles County, TN is $54,061. In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Giles County, TN was Census Tract 9206 with a value of $64,342, followed by Census Tract 9201 and Census Tract 9204, with respective values of $62,165 and $54,750.

In 2022, 9.96% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Giles County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.54%.

Property

$150,900
Median Property Value 2021
±$9,763
$8,121
Median Property Taxes
±$566

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Giles County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

71.3%
Homeownership
2021
67.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2021

In 2021, 71.3% of the housing units in Giles County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9206
  2. Census Tract 9201
  3. Census Tract 9204

In 2021, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Giles County, TN was Census Tract 9206 with a value of $64,342, followed by Census Tract 9201 and Census Tract 9204, with respective values of $62,165 and $54,750.

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

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Household Income

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$54,061
Median Household Income
± $3,851
11.4k
Number of Households
± 746

In 2021, the median household income of the 11.4k households in Giles County, TN grew to $54,061 from the previous year's value of $49,815.

The following chart displays the households in Giles 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Giles County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2020 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2021, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.126% growth from 2020 to 2021, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2021
  1. Drove Alone (83.4%)
  2. Carpooled (7.87%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.84%)

In 2021, 83.4% of workers in Giles County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.87%) and those who worked at home (4.84%).

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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Commute Time

28.9 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Giles County, TN have a longer commute time (28.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.8 minutes). Additionally, 2.02% of the workforce in Giles County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Giles County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Giles County, TN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.96% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Giles County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.54%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Giles County, TN (3.84k out of 29.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.6%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Giles County, TN is White, followed by Black 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.1% of the children was living in poverty in Giles County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 311 in Giles County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 32 per 100,000 population.

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91.5% of the population of Giles County, TN has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 17.7% on Medicaid, 15.4% on Medicare, 15.4% on non-group plans, and 2.17% 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 Giles County, TN see 2946 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.84% increase from the previous year (2682 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2109 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1554 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,946 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Giles County, TN

Primary care physicians in Giles County, TN see an average of 2,946 patients per year. This represents a 9.84% increase from the previous year (2,682 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2021, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 18.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 19.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.53%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
17.7%
Medicaid
15.4%
Medicare
15.4%
Non-Group
2.17%
Military or VA

Between 2020 and 2021, the percent of uninsured citizens in Giles County, TN declined by 3.84% from 8.87% to 8.53%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.4 in Giles County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 38.6% in Giles County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.1% in Giles County, TN.

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