Selmer, TN

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Population

4,446

0.803% decline

Median Age

42.3


Median Household Income

$26,794

8.1% decline

Poverty Rate

33.7%


Number of Employees

1,376

5.49% decline

Median Property Value

$94,600

3.5% growth

About

In 2017, Selmer, TN had a population of 4.45k people with a median age of 42.3 and a median household income of $26,794. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Selmer, TN declined from 4,482 to 4,446, a -0.803% decrease and its median household income declined from $29,155 to $26,794, a -8.1% decrease.

The population of Selmer, TN is 89.5% White Alone, 5.78% Hispanic or Latino, and 3.37% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Selmer, TN speak a non-English language, and 100% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Selmer, TN are Styles and Profiles Beauty College (15 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Selmer, TN is $94,600, and the homeownership rate is 55.3%. Most people in Selmer, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 18 minutes. The average car ownership in Selmer, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Selmer, TN employs 1.38k people. The largest industries in Selmer, TN are Manufacturing (271 people), Retail Trade (252 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (201 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,012), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,918), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,250).

Median household income in Selmer, TN is $26,794. Males in Selmer, 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 Selmer, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$26,794

2017 value

± $8,250

-8.1%

1 Year Growth

± 39.9%

Households in Selmer, TN have a median annual income of $26,794, 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 $29,155 in 2016, which represents a -8.1% 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.

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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 Selmer, 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 9305

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Selmer, TN was Census Tract 9305 with a value of $32,744, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

33.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Selmer, TN (1.41k out of 4.18k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

    1,347 ± 343

  2. Hispanic

    257 ± 128

  3. Black

    62 ± 101

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Selmer, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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

1.38k

2017 Value

± 309

-5.49%

1 Year decline

± 31.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Selmer, TN declined at a rate of -5.49%, from 1.46k employees to 1.38k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Selmer, TN, are Production Occupations (248 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (230 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (175 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Selmer, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Selmer, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (248 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (230 people), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (175 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Selmer, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (3.11 times higher than expected), Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.58 times), and Education, Training, & Library Occupations (2.1 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Selmer, TN, by median earnings, are Natural Resources, Construction, & Maintenance Occupations ($50,990), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($44,118), and Healthcare Practitioners & Technical Occupations ($42,868).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

1.38k

2017 Value

± 309

-5.49%

1 Year decline

± 31.9%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Selmer, TN declined at a rate of -5.49%, from 1.46k employees to 1.38k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Selmer, TN, are Manufacturing (271 people), Retail Trade (252 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (201 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Selmer, TN, though some of these residents may live in Selmer, 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 Selmer, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (271 people), Retail Trade (252 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (201 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Selmer, TN has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.58 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.95 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.84 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Selmer, TN, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($71,012), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($53,918), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,250).

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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

84.8% of the population of Selmer, TN has health coverage, with 31.6% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 16.4% on Medicare, 13.3% on non-group plans, and 1.83% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Selmer, TN see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 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

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1,382 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1,380 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%).

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

15.2%

Uninsured

31.6%

Employer Coverage

21.7%

Medicaid

16.4%

Medicare

13.3%

Non-Group

1.83%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Selmer, TN declined by 9.93% from 16.9% to 15.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Selmer, 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

Selmer, TN is home to a population of 4.45k people, from which 100% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.42% of Selmer, TN residents were born outside of the country (63 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Selmer, TN is composed of 3.98k White Alone residents (89.5%), 257 Hispanic or Latino residents (5.78%), 150 Black or African American Alone residents (3.37%), 62 Two or More Races residents (1.39%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

N/A

Median Native-Born Age

± N/A

N/A

Median Foreign-Born Age

± N/A

In 2017, the median age of all people in Selmer, TN was 42.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of N/A, were generally N/A than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of N/A. But people in Selmer, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Selmer, TN residents was 41.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.42%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

63 people

1.12%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

50 people

As of 2017, 1.42% of Selmer, TN residents (63 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 Selmer, TN was 1.12%, 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

100%

2017 Citizenship

100%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 100% of Selmer, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Selmer, TN was 100%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been maintaining.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    3.98k ± 194

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    257 ± 188

  3. Black or African American Alone

    150 ± 100

In 2017, there were 15.5 times more White Alone residents (3.98k people) in Selmer, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 257 Hispanic or Latino and 150 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 Selmer, 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 Selmer, 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 Selmer, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Selmer, 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

    168 ± 114

  2. World War II

    96 ± 85

  3. Korea

    36 ± 39

Selmer, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Selmer, TN awarded 15 degrees. The student population of Selmer, TN is skewed towards women, with 0 male students and 21 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Selmer, TN are White (12 and 80%), followed by Black or African American (3 and 20%), Asian (0 and 0%), and Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islanders (0 and 0%).

The largest universities in Selmer, TN by number of degrees awarded are Styles and Profiles Beauty College (15 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Selmer, TN are General Cosmetology (15 and 100%).

The median tuition costs in Selmer, 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. 15 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Selmer, TN was General Cosmetology with 15 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

15 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Selmer, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Styles and Profiles Beauty College with 15 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

0

Degrees Awarded to Men

15

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 0 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Selmer, TN, which is 0 times less than the 15 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

    12 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    3 degrees awarded

  3. Asian

    0 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Selmer, TN were to White students. These 12 degrees mean that there were 4 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Selmer, TN was $94,600 in 2017, which is 0.435 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $91,400 to $94,600, a 3.5% increase. The homeownership rate in Selmer, TN is 55.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Selmer, TN have an average commute time of 18 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Selmer, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$26,794

Median Household Income

± $8,250

1.79k

Number of Households

± 349

In 2017, the median household income of the 1.79k households in Selmer, TN declined from $26,794 from the previous year's value of $29,155.

The following chart displays the households in Selmer, 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 < $10k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$94,600

2017 Median

± $30,004

$91,400

2016 Median

± $16,545

In 2017, the median property value in Selmer, TN grew to to $94,600 from the previous year's value of $91,400.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Selmer, 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 Selmer, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

55.3%

2017 Homeownership

58.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 55.3% of the housing units in Selmer, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Selmer, 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 Selmer, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Selmer, TN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

18 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Selmer, TN have a shorter commute time (18 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.831% of the workforce in Selmer, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.3%

  2. Worked At Home

    5.43%

  3. Carpooled

    5.08%

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

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