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Bedford County, Tennessee; Rhea County, Tennessee; Stewart County, Tennessee

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Bedford County, Tennessee
Rhea County, Tennessee
Stewart County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 49,713 33,167 13,715
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 49,713 33,167 13,715
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 45,057 31,804 13,313
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10.3% 4.3% 3.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 45,058 31,809 13,324
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.7%
6.0%
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.4%
22.4%
20.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.2%
18.8%
20.7%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.4%
50.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
87.0%
94.6%
94.2%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.4%
2.2%
1.9%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.2%
0.6%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
0.7%
1.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
1.9%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.1%
5.2%
3.5%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
76.1%
90.2%
91.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 2,907 2,130 1,521
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 6.0% 2.6% 2.2%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,531 14,847 6,896
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 68.5% 71.2% 75.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $151,100 $122,600 $123,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,088 $1,085 $1,163
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $397 $357 $374
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $767 $647 $644
Building permits, 2019 313 209 7
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 17,029 12,177 5,178
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.80 2.61 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.2% 83.8% 87.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 11.6% 4.7% 2.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 86.6% 83.7% 77.7%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 74.6% 72.6% 66.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 82.1% 80.8% 87.2%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 16.6% 16.9% 15.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 11.0% 16.4% 14.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.7%
12.8%
12.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 61.6% 55.2% 52.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 55.6% 49.4% 48.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 40,235 30,748 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 86,753 68,242 18,167
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,121,363 848,618 37,084
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 1,388
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 407,587 281,055 86,634
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,944 $8,716 $6,515
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 24.9 23.2 35.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $50,415 $42,206 $45,809
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $24,864 $22,336 $24,113
Persons in poverty, percent
13.9%
15.4%
12.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 784 497 153
Total employment, 2018 14,661 8,676 1,432
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 569,315 282,318 46,121
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.5% -2.1% 2.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 3,137 1,771 759
All firms, 2012 3,442 1,772 869
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,724 871 436
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,351 699 344
Minority-owned firms, 2012 354 85 52
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,960 1,605 775
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 354 89 87
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,927 1,567 717
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 95.1 100.9 29.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 473.64 315.38 459.33
FIPS Code 47003 47143 47161
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

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QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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