Hawkins County, TN

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Population

56,402

0.292% decline

Median Age

44.2


Median Household Income

$38,728

2.23% growth

Poverty Rate

19.3%


Number of Employees

21,867

1.43% growth

Median Property Value

$115,400

3.96% growth

About

In 2017, Hawkins County, TN had a population of 56.4k people with a median age of 44.2 and a median household income of $38,728. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hawkins County, TN declined from 56,567 to 56,402, a -0.292% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,883 to $38,728, a 2.23% increase.

The population of Hawkins County, TN is 95.3% White Alone, 1.4% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.34% Black or African American Alone. 1.65% of the people in Hawkins County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.3% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Hawkins County, TN is $115,400, and the homeownership rate is 74%. Most people in Hawkins County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Hawkins County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Hawkins County, TN employs 21.9k people. The largest industries in Hawkins County, TN are Manufacturing (4,833 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,422 people), and Retail Trade (2,809 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,000), Manufacturing ($43,758), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,944).

Median household income in Hawkins County, TN is $38,728. Males in Hawkins 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 Hawkins County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$38,728

2017 value

± $1,425

2.23%

1 Year Growth

± 5.7%

Households in Hawkins County, TN have a median annual income of $38,728, 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 $37,883 in 2016, which represents a 2.23% 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 Hawkins County, TN 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 Hawkins County, TN 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 Hawkins 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 506.02

  2. Census Tract 505.01

  3. Census Tract 505.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hawkins County, TN was Census Tract 506.02 with a value of $50,511, followed by Census Tract 505.01 and Census Tract 505.03, with respective values of $43,542 and $42,955.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Hawkins 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

19.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hawkins County, TN (10.7k out of 55.5k 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 35 - 44 and then Males 45 - 54.

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

    10,168 ± 696

  2. Two Or More

    233 ± 147

  3. Hispanic

    217 ± 137

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

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

21.9k

2017 Value

± 934

1.43%

1 Year growth

± 5.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hawkins County, TN grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 21.6k employees to 21.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hawkins County, TN, are Production Occupations (3,248 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,866 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,083 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hawkins County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hawkins County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (3,248 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,866 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,083 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hawkins County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.56 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.61 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.5 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hawkins County, TN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($68,281), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,948), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($55,703).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

21.9k

2017 Value

± 934

1.43%

1 Year growth

± 5.94%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hawkins County, TN grew at a rate of 1.43%, from 21.6k employees to 21.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hawkins County, TN, are Manufacturing (4,833 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,422 people), and Retail Trade (2,809 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hawkins County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Hawkins 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 Hawkins County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (4,833 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (3,422 people), and Retail Trade (2,809 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hawkins County, TN has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.57 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.18 times), and Construction (1.34 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hawkins County, TN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($44,000), Manufacturing ($43,758), and Transportation & Warehousing ($41,944).

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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 with $31.1B and Mixed freight and $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

89.8% of the population of Hawkins County, TN has health coverage, with 39.4% on employee plans, 19.3% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 11.5% on non-group plans, and 2.81% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hawkins County, TN see 3529 patients per year on average, which represents a 5.75% increase from the previous year (3337 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5656 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 9427 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

3,529 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hawkins County, TN see an average of 3,529 patients per year. This represents a 5.75% increase from the previous year (3,337 patients).

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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%).

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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

10.2%

Uninsured

39.4%

Employer Coverage

19.3%

Medicaid

16.8%

Medicare

11.5%

Non-Group

2.81%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hawkins County, TN declined by 6.49% from 11% to 10.2%.

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

Hawkins County, TN is home to a population of 56.4k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.07% of Hawkins County, TN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Hawkins County, TN is composed of 53.8k White Alone residents (95.3%), 788 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.4%), 755 Black or African American Alone residents (1.34%), 697 Two or More Races residents (1.24%), 280 Asian Alone residents (0.496%), 108 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.191%), 8 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0142%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Hawkins County, TN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (569 speakers), Chinese (80 speakers), and Russian (66 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

44

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 8.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hawkins County, TN was 44.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 44, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Hawkins County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hawkins County, TN residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.07%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

0.999%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.07% of Hawkins County, TN residents 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 Hawkins County, TN was 0.999%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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 Hawkins County, TN was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Hawkins County, TN residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

99.3%

2017 Citizenship

99.4%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.3% of Hawkins County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hawkins County, TN was 99.4%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    53.8k ± 34

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    788 ± 212

  3. Black or African American Alone

    755 ± 79

In 2017, there were 68.2 times more White Alone residents (53.8k people) in Hawkins County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 788 Hispanic or Latino and 755 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 Hawkins County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    569 speakers (1.06%)

  2. Chinese

    80 speakers (0.149%)

  3. Russian

    66 speakers (0.123%)

1.65% of Hawkins County, TN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Hawkins County, TN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.06% of the overall population of Hawkins County, TN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.149% speak Chinese and 0.123% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,673 ± 228

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    706 ± 237

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    519 ± 131

Hawkins County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.37 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hawkins County, TN was $115,400 in 2017, which is 0.53 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,000 to $115,400, a 3.96% increase. The homeownership rate in Hawkins County, TN is 74%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hawkins County, TN have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hawkins 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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$38,728

Median Household Income

± $1,425

23.4k

Number of Households

± 968

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.4k households in Hawkins County, TN grew to $38,728 from the previous year's value of $37,883.

The following chart displays the households in Hawkins 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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Housing

Property Value

$115,400

2017 Median

± $4,034

$111,000

2016 Median

± $3,855

In 2017, the median property value in Hawkins County, TN grew to to $115,400 from the previous year's value of $111,000.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74%

2017 Homeownership

74.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 74% of the housing units in Hawkins County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.5%.

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

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Commute Time

24.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hawkins County, TN have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Hawkins County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89%

  2. Carpooled

    6.83%

  3. Worked At Home

    2.15%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hawkins County, TN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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