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Benton County, Tennessee; Cheatham County, Tennessee; Chester County, Tennessee; Decatur County, Tennessee

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Benton County, Tennessee
Cheatham County, Tennessee
Chester County, Tennessee
Decatur County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 16,160 40,667 17,297 11,663
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 16,160 40,667 17,297 11,663
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 16,491 39,110 17,145 11,750
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -2.0% 4.0% 0.9% -0.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 16,489 39,105 17,131 11,757
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.1%
5.6%
5.3%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.9%
21.8%
21.8%
20.7%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
23.9%
15.5%
17.3%
24.1%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
50.5%
52.0%
51.0%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.6%
95.1%
87.4%
94.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.6%
2.1%
9.4%
3.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.6%
0.5%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.4%
0.7%
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
Z
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.7%
1.9%
1.3%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.7%
3.4%
2.9%
3.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.3%
92.2%
85.0%
91.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,437 2,605 1,082 741
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.1% 2.4% 1.6% 0.6%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,172 16,717 7,170 6,931
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 75.9% 77.2% 76.0% 76.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $85,800 $176,400 $114,400 $94,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $883 $1,255 $995 $974
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $348 $392 $322 $298
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $633 $956 $696 $547
Building permits, 2019 16 344 25 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 6,786 14,952 5,958 4,623
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.35 2.65 2.67 2.48
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 92.5% 87.1% 90.1% 93.2%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 0.8% 3.8% 1.7% 0.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 74.1% 86.4% 82.7% 77.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 60.1% 78.2% 70.7% 64.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.9% 85.0% 86.3% 83.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 12.6% 19.6% 16.4% 12.8%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 20.1% 10.4% 9.3% 12.9%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.7%
11.7%
12.6%
12.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 45.6% 64.2% 54.3% 52.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 42.7% 58.5% 51.9% 45.8%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 26,011 D 7,852
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 51,598 44,473 26,901 67,408
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 96,305 820,245 76,064 117,046
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 35,291 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 150,851 225,775 132,948 76,453
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,220 $5,749 $7,743 $6,550
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 23.3 32.7 26.0 25.9
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $33,125 $58,641 $45,667 $40,233
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,374 $26,719 $21,425 $24,337
Persons in poverty, percent
19.2%
10.3%
15.9%
18.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 298 607 243 218
Total employment, 2018 3,271 6,857 3,094 3,064
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 96,849 295,594 86,888 116,408
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 -3.3% 4.8% 0.4% 4.9%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,031 3,628 1,098 821
All firms, 2012 1,043 3,536 1,221 1,142
Men-owned firms, 2012 494 2,160 674 656
Women-owned firms, 2012 377 1,007 365 320
Minority-owned firms, 2012 66 213 62 25
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 927 3,263 1,128 1,076
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 134 446 28 115
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 800 2,939 1,155 984
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 41.8 129.3 60.0 35.2
Land area in square miles, 2010 394.14 302.44 285.74 333.85
FIPS Code 47005 47021 47023 47039
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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