Greene County, TN

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Population

68,520

0.0263% growth

Median Age

44.3


Median Household Income

$38,266

4.24% growth

Poverty Rate

17.2%


Number of Employees

28,001

0.391% decline

Median Property Value

$114,600

0.792% growth

About

In 2017, Greene County, TN had a population of 68.5k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $38,266. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Greene County, TN grew from 68,502 to 68,520, a 0.0263% increase and its median household income grew from $36,711 to $38,266, a 4.24% increase.

The population of Greene County, TN is 93.3% White Alone, 2.71% Hispanic or Latino, and 2.17% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Greene County, TN speak a non-English language, and 98.9% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Greene County, TN are Tusculum College (493 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Greene County, TN is $114,600, and the homeownership rate is 72.7%. Most people in Greene County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22 minutes. The average car ownership in Greene County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Greene County, TN employs 28k people. The largest industries in Greene County, TN are Manufacturing (5,842 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,645 people), and Retail Trade (3,747 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,206), Utilities ($43,029), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,618).

Median household income in Greene County, TN is $38,266. Males in Greene 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 Greene County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,266

2017 value

± $1,638

4.24%

1 Year Growth

± 5.4%

Households in Greene County, TN have a median annual income of $38,266, 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 $36,711 in 2016, which represents a 4.24% 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.

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

  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 Greene 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 909

  2. Census Tract 911

  3. Census Tract 906

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Greene County, TN was Census Tract 909 with a value of $45,643, followed by Census Tract 911 and Census Tract 906, with respective values of $44,003 and $42,279.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Greene 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

17.2% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Greene County, TN (11.4k out of 66.4k 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 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

    10,267 ± 715

  2. Hispanic

    743 ± 214

  3. Two Or More

    396 ± 189

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

28k

2017 Value

± 1,192

-0.391%

1 Year decline

± 5.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greene County, TN declined at a rate of -0.391%, from 28.1k employees to 28k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Greene County, TN, are Production Occupations (4,293 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,658 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,602 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Greene County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Greene County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (4,293 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,658 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,602 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greene County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.64 times higher than expected), Personal Care & Service Occupations (1.66 times), and Health Technologists & Technicians (1.64 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Greene County, TN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($61,161), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,593), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($50,294).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

28k

2017 Value

± 1,192

-0.391%

1 Year decline

± 5.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Greene County, TN declined at a rate of -0.391%, from 28.1k employees to 28k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Greene County, TN, are Manufacturing (5,842 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,645 people), and Retail Trade (3,747 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Greene County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Greene 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 Greene County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (5,842 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (4,645 people), and Retail Trade (3,747 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Greene County, TN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (2.06 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.73 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.27 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Greene County, TN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($47,206), Utilities ($43,029), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,618).

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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

89.2% of the population of Greene County, TN has health coverage, with 38.2% on employee plans, 21.3% on Medicaid, 14.4% on Medicare, 13.2% on non-group plans, and 2.15% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Greene County, TN see 1633 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.39% decrease from the previous year (1708 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2451 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1072 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

1,633 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Greene County, TN see an average of 1,633 patients per year. This represents a 4.39% decrease from the previous year (1,708 patients).

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

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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

10.8%

Uninsured

38.2%

Employer Coverage

21.3%

Medicaid

14.4%

Medicare

13.2%

Non-Group

2.15%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Greene County, TN declined by 11.4% from 12.1% to 10.8%.

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

Greene County, TN is home to a population of 68.5k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.41% of Greene County, TN residents were born outside of the country (966 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Greene County, TN is composed of 63.9k White Alone residents (93.3%), 1.86k Hispanic or Latino residents (2.71%), 1.49k Black or African American Alone residents (2.17%), 782 Two or More Races residents (1.14%), 252 Asian Alone residents (0.368%), 180 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.263%), 20 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0292%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 4.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Greene County, TN was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Greene County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Greene County, TN residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.41%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

966 people

1.33%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

908 people

As of 2017, 1.41% of Greene County, TN residents (966 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 Greene County, TN was 1.33%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.9% of Greene County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Greene County, TN was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    63.9k ± 4

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    1.86k ± 438

  3. Black or African American Alone

    1.49k ± 160

In 2017, there were 34.5 times more White Alone residents (63.9k people) in Greene County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.86k Hispanic or Latino and 1.49k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

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

    2,228 ± 321

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    918 ± 223

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    642 ± 170

Greene County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.43 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Greene County, TN awarded 493 degrees. The student population of Greene County, TN is skewed towards women, with 819 male students and 977 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Greene County, TN are White (422 and 86.7%), followed by Unknown (24 and 4.93%), Black or African American (23 and 4.72%), and Hispanic or Latino (8 and 1.64%).

The largest universities in Greene County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tusculum College (493 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Greene County, TN are General Business Administration & Management (219 and 44.4%), General Education (108 and 21.9%), and General Psychology (48 and 9.74%).

The median tuition costs in Greene County, TN are $23,125 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

Most Common

  1. 48 degrees awarded

  2. 43 degrees awarded

  3. 185 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Greene County, TN was General Psychology with 48 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Greene County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

493 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$23,125

Median Private

In 2016, the Greene County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tusculum College with 493 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

194

Degrees Awarded to Men

299

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 194 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Greene County, TN, which is 0.649 times less than the 299 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

    422 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    24 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    23 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Greene County, TN were to White students. These 422 degrees mean that there were 17.6 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 24 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Greene County, TN was $114,600 in 2017, which is 0.527 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $113,700 to $114,600, a 0.792% increase. The homeownership rate in Greene County, TN is 72.7%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Greene County, TN have an average commute time of 22 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Greene 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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$38,266

Median Household Income

± $1,638

27.3k

Number of Households

± 1,145

In 2017, the median household income of the 27.3k households in Greene County, TN grew to $38,266 from the previous year's value of $36,711.

The following chart displays the households in Greene 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

$114,600

2017 Median

± $5,577

$113,700

2016 Median

± $4,666

In 2017, the median property value in Greene County, TN grew to to $114,600 from the previous year's value of $113,700.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

72.7%

2017 Homeownership

71.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.7% of the housing units in Greene County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.8%.

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

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Commute Time

22 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Greene County, TN have a shorter commute time (22 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.68% of the workforce in Greene County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.1%

  2. Carpooled

    7.67%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.24%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Greene County, TN was Drove Alone (86.1%), followed by those who Carpooled (7.67%) and those who Worked At Home (3.24%).

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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