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Jefferson County, TN&

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0.69% growth
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Median Household Income
2.96% growth
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1.07% growth
Median Property Value
1.63% growth


The economy of Jefferson County, TN employs 23,245 people. The economy of Jefferson County, TN is specialized in Mining, Quarrying, Oil, Gas Extraction; Manufacturing; and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing, Hunting, which employ respectively 2.44; 1.49; and 1.29 times more people than what would be expected in a location of this size. The largest industries in Jefferson County, TN are Manufacturing (3,589), Retail trade (3,140), and Healthcare & Social Assistance (2,276), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($47,589), Professional, Scientific, Tech Services ($43,649), and Transportation & Warehousing ($40,305).

Median household income in Jefferson County, TN is $43,673. Males in Jefferson County, TN have an average income that is 1.54 times higher than the average income of females, which is $30,965. The income inequality of Jefferson County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.442 which is lower than the national average.


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Health & Safety

Insurance and Medicare coverage combined with state and county level health and safety statistics for Jefferson County, TN. In Jefferson County, TN the age groups most likely to have health care coverage are 6-17 and 55-64, men and women, respectively. The location has a 1 to 34 primary care clinician to patient ratio and a Medicare reimbursement average per patient per year of $10,168. Shelby County, TN has the highest prevalence of homicides of any county in Tennessee.


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Jefferson County, TN is home to a population of 52,851 people, from which 98.2% are citizens. The ethnic composition of the population of Jefferson County, TN is composed of 48,943 White residents (92.6%), 1,777 Hispanic residents (3.36%), 1,169 Black residents (2.21%), 678 Two+ residents (1.28%), and 169 Asian residents (0.32%). The most common foreign languages in Jefferson County, TN are Spanish (1,235 speakers), German (182 speakers), and French (89 speakers), but compared to other places, Jefferson County, TN has a relative high number of German (182 speakers), Other Slavic (43 speakers), and Japanese (40 speakers).


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In 2015 universities in Jefferson County, TN awarded 490 degrees. The student population of Jefferson County, TN is skewed towards females, with 203 male students and 287 female students. Most students in Jefferson County, TN are White (405 and 82.7%), followed by Black or African American (29 and 5.92%), Unknown (21 and 4.29%), and Hispanic or Latino (4 and 0.82%). The largest universities in Jefferson County, TN by number of graduates are Carson-Newman University (490 and 100%), N/A (N/A and N/A), and N/A (N/A and N/A). The most popular majors in Jefferson County, TN are Registered Nursing (42 and 8.57%), General Business Administration & Management (36 and 7.35%), and Religious Studies (21 and 4.29%). The median tuition costs in Jefferson County, TN are N/A for private four year colleges, and $25,200 and $25,200 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.



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Housing & Living

The median property value in Jefferson County, TN is $130,900, which is 0.64 times smaller than the national average of $205,000. Between 2015 and 2016 the median property value increased from $128,800 to $130,900, a 1.63% increase. The homeownership rate of Jefferson County, TN is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.6%. People in Jefferson County, TN have an average commute time of 25.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Jefferson County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.


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