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Bedford County, Tennessee; Shelby County, Tennessee; Sequatchie County, Tennessee; Blount County, Tennessee; Decatur County, Tennessee; United States

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Bedford County, Tennessee
Shelby County, Tennessee
Sequatchie County, Tennessee
Blount County, Tennessee
Decatur County, Tennessee
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 49,038 935,764 14,876 131,349 11,706 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA 328,239,523
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 49,038 935,764 14,876 131,349 11,706 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 45,057 927,682 14,121 123,098 11,750 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) NA NA NA NA NA 6.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 8.8% 0.9% 5.3% 6.7% -0.4% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 45,058 927,644 14,112 123,010 11,757 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.7%
7.0%
5.1%
5.0%
5.4%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.4%
24.9%
20.8%
20.2%
21.0%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.1%
13.6%
20.4%
20.2%
23.4%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
50.9%
52.5%
50.5%
51.5%
50.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
87.0%
41.1%
96.5%
93.8%
94.8%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.4%
54.2%
0.8%
3.0%
3.0%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.1%
0.3%
0.6%
0.4%
0.4%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
2.7%
0.5%
0.9%
0.5%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
1.6%
1.6%
1.7%
1.2%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
12.6%
6.5%
3.5%
3.5%
3.3%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
76.6%
35.6%
93.5%
90.8%
91.9%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 3,146 51,042 1,287 9,940 741 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 6.4% 6.5% 1.8% 2.9% 0.6% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 19,271 406,215 6,504 58,673 6,920 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 68.2% 55.4% 76.4% 75.1% 76.5% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $140,500 $142,300 $141,500 $174,600 $94,700 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,057 $1,371 $1,067 $1,220 $974 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $373 $495 $346 $368 $298 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $758 $922 $673 $768 $547 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 258 2,251 10 868 0 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 16,882 350,260 5,441 50,159 4,623 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.79 2.62 2.66 2.52 2.48 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.2% 84.2% 90.5% 91.1% 93.2% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 11.5% 9.5% 2.9% 3.3% 0.9% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.2% 83.2% 83.8% 86.7% 77.2% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 70.7% 72.6% 70.5% 77.0% 64.8% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.8% 88.2% 82.5% 89.1% 83.5% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 16.3% 31.1% 14.6% 24.0% 12.8% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 12.0% 9.2% 18.6% 9.5% 12.9% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.4%
11.7%
11.3%
10.2%
12.1%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.4% 64.4% 52.1% 59.7% 52.3% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 56.7% 60.7% 46.9% 54.7% 45.8% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 40,235 1,889,742 D 229,831 7,852 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 86,753 8,166,690 D 561,471 67,408 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,121,363 22,412,702 D 3,761,415 117,046 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 35,454,262 83,435 D D 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 407,587 22,058,481 103,989 1,441,212 76,453 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,944 $23,447 $7,210 $11,606 $6,550 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.0 22.8 32.4 24.7 25.9 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $48,945 $49,782 $51,750 $54,140 $40,233 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,988 $28,828 $22,383 $29,634 $24,337 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
14.4%
21.7%
16.0%
9.9%
18.2%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 788 19,541 184 2,357 216 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 14,581 440,133 1,932 42,917 2,920 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 573,267 22,534,451 54,161 1,966,319 109,989 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 1.1% 1.1% -4.9% -4.6% 6.0% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 2,975 82,844 1,047 8,954 825 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 3,442 95,433 1,119 11,098 1,142 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,724 43,633 666 6,277 656 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,351 45,031 321 3,356 320 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 354 52,295 104 513 25 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,960 40,569 989 10,199 1,076 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 354 9,486 163 1,314 115 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,927 82,645 861 9,202 984 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 95.1 1,215.5 53.1 220.2 35.2 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 473.64 763.17 265.86 558.71 333.85 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 47003 47157 47153 47009 47039 00
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.

Fact Notes Value Flags

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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