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

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Bedford County, Tennessee
Stewart County, Tennessee
Rhea County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 49,713 13,715 33,167
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 49,713 13,715 33,167
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 45,057 13,313 31,804
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10.3% 3.0% 4.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 45,058 13,324 31,809
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.7%
5.4%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.4%
20.7%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
15.2%
20.7%
18.8%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.0%
50.4%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
87.0%
94.2%
94.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.4%
1.9%
2.2%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
1.2%
0.8%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.0%
1.0%
0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.2%
2.0%
1.9%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
13.1%
3.5%
5.2%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
76.1%
91.2%
90.2%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 3,146 1,541 2,387
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 6.4% 2.0% 2.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 19,531 6,896 14,847
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 68.2% 72.9% 70.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $140,500 $125,500 $113,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,057 $1,044 $1,004
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $373 $394 $348
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $758 $650 $635
Building permits, 2019 313 7 209
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 16,882 5,246 12,342
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.79 2.51 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 87.2% 85.4% 83.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 11.5% 2.4% 4.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.2% 78.1% 79.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 70.7% 66.1% 65.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.8% 85.6% 78.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 16.3% 14.9% 15.2%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 12.0% 14.3% 16.5%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.7%
12.7%
12.8%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 62.4% 51.6% 55.4%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 56.7% 48.5% 50.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 40,235 D 30,748
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 86,753 18,167 68,242
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,121,363 37,084 848,618
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 1,388 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 407,587 86,634 281,055
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $8,944 $6,515 $8,716
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 24.0 31.9 22.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $48,945 $42,269 $39,451
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $23,988 $22,601 $22,070
Persons in poverty, percent
14.4%
13.9%
18.4%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 784 153 497
Total employment, 2018 14,661 1,432 8,676
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 569,315 46,121 282,318
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.5% 2.7% -2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 3,137 759 1,771
All firms, 2012 3,442 869 1,772
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,724 436 871
Women-owned firms, 2012 1,351 344 699
Minority-owned firms, 2012 354 52 85
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 2,960 775 1,605
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 354 87 89
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 2,927 717 1,567
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 95.1 29.0 100.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 473.64 459.33 315.38
FIPS Code 47003 47161 47143
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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