Overton County, TN

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Population

21,995

0.43% decline

Median Age

42.6


Median Household Income

$36,052

2.81% growth

Poverty Rate

19.6%


Number of Employees

8,736

0.603% decline

Median Property Value

$114,700

7% growth

About

In 2017, Overton County, TN had a population of 22k people with a median age of 42.6 and a median household income of $36,052. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Overton County, TN declined from 22,090 to 21,995, a -0.43% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,065 to $36,052, a 2.81% increase.

The population of Overton County, TN is 96.4% White Alone, 1.29% Hispanic or Latino, and 1.08% Two or More Races. 1.83% of the people in Overton County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Overton County, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston (207 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Overton County, TN is $114,700, and the homeownership rate is 78.6%. Most people in Overton County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Overton County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Overton County, TN employs 8.74k people. The largest industries in Overton County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,526 people), Manufacturing (1,418 people), and Retail Trade (1,071 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($57,583), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,807), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,088).

Median household income in Overton County, TN is $36,052. Males in Overton 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 Overton County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,052

2017 value

± $2,056

2.81%

1 Year Growth

± 8.12%

Households in Overton County, TN have a median annual income of $36,052, 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 $35,065 in 2016, which represents a 2.81% 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 Overton 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 Overton 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 Overton 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9504

  2. Census Tract 9505

  3. Census Tract 9502

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Overton County, TN was Census Tract 9504 with a value of $38,438, followed by Census Tract 9505 and Census Tract 9502, with respective values of $38,048 and $36,168.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Overton County, TN (4.24k out of 21.7k 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 Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 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

    4,113 ± 366

  2. Two Or More

    124 ± 113

  3. Hispanic

    28 ± 120

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Overton 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

8.74k

2017 Value

± 574

-0.603%

1 Year decline

± 9.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Overton County, TN declined at a rate of -0.603%, from 8.79k employees to 8.74k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Overton County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,186 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,153 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (832 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Overton County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Overton County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,186 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,153 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (832 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Overton County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.34 times higher than expected), Health Technologists & Technicians (1.87 times), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.7 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Overton County, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($60,750), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($56,313), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($51,429).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.74k

2017 Value

± 574

-0.603%

1 Year decline

± 9.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Overton County, TN declined at a rate of -0.603%, from 8.79k employees to 8.74k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Overton County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,526 people), Manufacturing (1,418 people), and Retail Trade (1,071 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Overton County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Overton 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 Overton County, TN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,526 people), Manufacturing (1,418 people), and Retail Trade (1,071 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Overton County, TN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (2.62 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.6 times), and Utilities (1.59 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Overton County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($57,583), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($43,807), and Transportation & Warehousing ($43,088).

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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

90% of the population of Overton County, TN has health coverage, with 39.9% on employee plans, 22.1% on Medicaid, 16.2% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.03% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Overton County, TN see 2766 patients per year on average, which represents a 25.6% increase from the previous year (2203 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4410 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 11026 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

2,766 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Overton County, TN see an average of 2,766 patients per year. This represents a 25.6% increase from the previous year (2,203 patients).

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

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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

9.96%

Uninsured

39.9%

Employer Coverage

22.1%

Medicaid

16.2%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.03%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Overton County, TN declined by 12.3% from 11.3% to 9.96%.

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

Overton County, TN is home to a population of 22k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.15% of Overton County, TN residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Overton County, TN is composed of 21.2k White Alone residents (96.4%), 284 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.29%), 237 Two or More Races residents (1.08%), 146 Black or African American Alone residents (0.664%), 62 Asian Alone residents (0.282%), 37 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.168%), 29 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.132%), and 7 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0318%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Overton County, TN are Spanish or Spanish Creole (233 speakers), Korean (39 speakers), and Thai (39 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 20.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Overton County, TN was 42.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Overton County, TN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Overton County, TN residents was 43.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.15%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

1.16%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 1.15% of Overton 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 Overton County, TN was 1.16%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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

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Citizenship

99.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.6% of Overton County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Overton County, TN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    21.2k ± 13

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    284 ± 59.7

  3. Two or More Races

    237 ± 114

In 2017, there were 74.6 times more White Alone residents (21.2k people) in Overton County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 284 Hispanic or Latino and 237 Two or More Races residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Overton County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    233 speakers (1.12%)

  2. Korean

    39 speakers (0.187%)

  3. Thai

    39 speakers (0.187%)

1.83% of Overton 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 Overton County, TN was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 1.12% of the overall population of Overton County, TN are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.187% speak Korean and 0.187% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    568 ± 116

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    234 ± 83

  3. Korea

    136 ± 50

Overton 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 Overton County, TN awarded 207 degrees. The student population of Overton County, TN is skewed towards women, with 210 male students and 343 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Overton County, TN are White (202 and 97.6%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (3 and 1.45%), Two or More Races (2 and 0.966%), and Asian (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Overton County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston (207 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Overton County, TN are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (87 and 42%), General Cosmetology (18 and 8.7%), and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (18 and 8.7%).

The median tuition costs in Overton 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

Most Common

  1. 87 degrees awarded

  2. 18 degrees awarded

  3. 15 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Overton County, TN was Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training with 87 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

207 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Overton County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston with 207 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

78

Degrees Awarded to Men

129

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 78 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Overton County, TN, which is 0.605 times less than the 129 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

    202 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    2 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Overton County, TN were to White students. These 202 degrees mean that there were 67.3 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Overton County, TN was $114,700 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 $107,200 to $114,700, a 7% increase. The homeownership rate in Overton County, TN is 78.6%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Overton County, TN have an average commute time of 26.7 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Overton 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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$36,052

Median Household Income

± $2,056

8.94k

Number of Households

± 541

In 2017, the median household income of the 8.94k households in Overton County, TN grew to $36,052 from the previous year's value of $35,065.

The following chart displays the households in Overton 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

$114,700

2017 Median

± $6,684

$107,200

2016 Median

± $5,945

In 2017, the median property value in Overton County, TN grew to to $114,700 from the previous year's value of $107,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Overton 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 Overton 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 Overton County, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Overton County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

78.6%

2017 Homeownership

78.2%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 78.6% of the housing units in Overton County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 78.2%.

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

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Commute Time

26.7 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Overton County, TN have a longer commute time (26.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.55% of the workforce in Overton County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    87.6%

  2. Carpooled

    7.98%

  3. Worked At Home

    3%

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

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