Smith County, TN

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Population
19,458
0.928% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
Median Age
40.7

Poverty Rate
14.9%

Median Household Income
$46,404
4.81% 1-year growth
Median Property Value
$132,100
9.44% 1-year growth
Number of Employees
8,792
4.33% 1-year growth

About

In 2018, Smith County, TN had a population of 19.5k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $46,404. Between 2017 and 2018 the population of Smith County, TN grew from 19,279 to 19,458, a 0.928% increase and its median household income grew from $44,275 to $46,404, a 4.81% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Smith County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.63%), White (Hispanic) (2.01%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.05%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.468%). NaNk% of the people in Smith County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.2% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Smith County, TN is $132,100, and the homeownership rate is 74.3%. Most people in Smith County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 28.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Smith County, TN is 2 cars per household.

COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Tennessee, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Impact on Employment

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Tennessee (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Tennessee across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Civics

In the 2016 presidential election, the popular vote in Smith County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 73.9% of the vote. The runner-up was Hillary Rodham Clinton (22.7%), followed by Other (3.4%). The most partisan county was Wayne County, TN with 86% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Donald J. Trump
Popular Vote for Smith County, TN
73.9% for the Republican Party
Most Partisan Counties in Tennessee
  1. 86% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 84.9% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 83.5% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2016 presidential election, the most partisan county in Tennessee was Wayne County, TN with 86% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Tennessee colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Diversity

Smith County, TN is home to a population of 19.5k people, from which 99.2% are citizens. As of 2018, 1.4% of Smith County, TN residents were born outside of the country (273 people).

In 2018, there were 35.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.1k people) in Smith County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 512 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 392 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Smith County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.1k ± 36
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    512 ± 65
  3. White (Hispanic)
    392 ± 128
2.63%
Hispanic Population
511 people

In 2018, there were 35.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.1k people) in Smith County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 512 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 392 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.63% of the people in Smith County, TN are hispanic (511 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Smith County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.4%
2018 Foreign-Born Population
273 people
1.47%
2017 Foreign-Born Population
283 people

As of 2018, 1.4% of Smith County, TN residents (273 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Smith County, TN was 1.47%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Age by Nativity

41
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.5
51
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.7

In 2018, the median age of all people in Smith County, TN was 40.7. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 41, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 51. But people in Smith County, TN are getting getting younger. In 2017, the average age of all Smith County, TN residents was 41.

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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

99.2%
2018 Citizenship
99.1%
2017 Citizenship

As of 2018, 99.2% of Smith County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2017, the percentage of US citizens in Smith County, TN was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    462 ± 93
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    159 ± 67
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    148 ± 66

Smith County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.91 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

Median household income in Smith County, TN is $46,404. In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Smith County, TN was Census Tract 9750 with a value of $49,980, followed by Census Tract 9754 and Census Tract 9753, with respective values of $49,980 and $49,886.

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Smith County, TN employs 8.79k people. The largest industries in Smith County, TN are Manufacturing (1,737 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,132 people), and Retail Trade (1,084 people), and the highest paying industries are Construction ($45,000), Utilities ($42,381), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,199).

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,404
2018 value
± $2,929
4.81%
1 Year Growth
± 10.2%

Households in Smith County, TN have a median annual income of $46,404, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $44,275 in 2017, which represents a 4.81% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Smith County, TN compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961
Average Male Salary in Tennessee
± $1,374
$42,201
Average Female Salary in Tennessee
± $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 in Tennessee
  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 in Tennessee.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Tennessee by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Smith County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.466
2017 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.465
2016 Wage GINI in Tennessee

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 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 9750
  2. Census Tract 9754
  3. Census Tract 9753

In 2018, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Smith County, TN was Census Tract 9750 with a value of $49,980, followed by Census Tract 9754 and Census Tract 9753, with respective values of $49,980 and $49,886.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 45 - 54
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Smith County, TN (2.86k out of 19.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 45 - 54, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 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
    2,606 ± 323
  2. Other
    91 ± 134
  3. Hispanic
    91 ± 134

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

8.79k
2018 Value
± 528
4.33%
1 Year growth
± 8.22%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Smith County, TN grew at a rate of 4.33%, from 8.43k employees to 8.79k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Smith County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,162 people), Production Occupations (1,075 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (795 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Smith County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Smith County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,162 people), Production Occupations (1,075 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (795 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Smith County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.2 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.13 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.77 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Smith County, TN, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($93,313), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($62,500), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($51,383).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

8.79k
2018 Value
± 528
4.33%
1 Year growth
± 8.22%

From 2017 to 2018, employment in Smith County, TN grew at a rate of 4.33%, from 8.43k employees to 8.79k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Smith County, TN, are Manufacturing (1,737 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,132 people), and Retail Trade (1,084 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Smith County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Smith 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 Smith County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,737 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,132 people), and Retail Trade (1,084 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Smith County, TN has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.27 times higher than expected), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (2.2 times), and Manufacturing (1.96 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Smith County, TN, by median earnings, are Construction ($45,000), Utilities ($42,381), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($42,199).

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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 in Tennessee
$525B
Projected 2045 Value in Tennessee
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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Housing & Living

The median property value in Smith County, TN was $132,100 in 2018, which is 0.575 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2017 and 2018 the median property value increased from $120,700 to $132,100, a 9.44% increase. The homeownership rate in Smith County, TN is 74.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Smith County, TN have an average commute time of 28.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Smith County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$132,100
2018 Median
± $13,515
$120,700
2017 Median
± $6,514

In 2018, the median property value in Smith County, TN grew to to $132,100 from the previous year's value of $120,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Smith 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 Smith County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the N/A range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$46,404
Median Household Income
± $2,929
7.58k
Number of Households
± 498

In 2018, the median household income of the 7.58k households in Smith County, TN grew to $46,404 from the previous year's value of $44,275.

The following chart displays the households in Smith 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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Property Taxes

< $800
Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

74.3%
2018 Homeownership
74.8%
2017 Homeownership

In 2018, 74.3% of the housing units in Smith County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Smith County, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

28.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Smith County, TN have a longer commute time (28.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.3 minutes). Additionally, 3.67% of the workforce in Smith County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel
  1. Drove Alone
    86.4%
  2. Carpooled
    9.39%
  3. Worked At Home
    3.2%

In 2018, the most common method of travel for workers in Smith County, TN was Drove Alone (86.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.39%) and those who Worked At Home (3.2%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Smith County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Smith County, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Smith County, TN has health coverage, with 44.5% on employee plans, 18.4% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.8% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Smith County, TN see 2144 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (2112 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3889 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6482 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

2,144 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Smith County, TN

Primary care physicians in Smith County, TN see an average of 2,144 patients per year. This represents a 1.52% increase from the previous year (2,112 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Smith County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372
Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care in Tennessee
$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

8.69%
Uninsured
44.5%
Employer Coverage
18.4%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.8%
Military or VA

Between 2017 and 2018, the percent of uninsured citizens in Smith County, TN grew by 6.42% from 8.16% to 8.69%.

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