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Benton County, Tennessee; Overton County, Tennessee; DeKalb County, Tennessee; Meigs County, Tennessee; Decatur County, Tennessee; United States

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Benton County, Tennessee
Overton County, Tennessee
DeKalb County, Tennessee
Meigs County, Tennessee
Decatur County, Tennessee
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 16,184 22,068 20,138 12,306 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) 16,184 22,068 20,138 12,306 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) 16,491 22,080 18,717 11,768 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) -1.9% -0.1% 7.6% 4.6% -0.4% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 16,489 22,083 18,723 11,753 11,757 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
5.2%
5.6%
5.3%
5.4%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.0%
21.1%
21.6%
20.4%
21.0%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
23.6%
20.6%
18.4%
21.2%
23.4%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.0%
50.4%
50.0%
50.4%
50.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.7%
97.4%
94.9%
95.7%
94.8%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.5%
0.6%
2.0%
1.5%
3.0%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.4%
0.5%
0.9%
0.4%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.3%
1.2%
0.3%
0.5%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
Z
Z
Z
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.2%
1.5%
1.5%
1.2%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.5%
1.6%
8.6%
2.3%
3.3%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
92.5%
96.0%
87.4%
93.9%
91.9%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,437 1,327 1,140 839 741 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.1% 1.5% 6.1% 1.6% 0.6% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9,144 10,409 9,644 5,922 6,920 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 75.9% 79.5% 69.0% 80.2% 76.5% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $85,800 $115,300 $137,800 $123,400 $94,700 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $883 $951 $974 $1,072 $974 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $348 $299 $316 $318 $298 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $633 $512 $652 $701 $547 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 15 5 101 40 0 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 6,786 8,974 7,487 4,790 4,623 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.35 2.42 2.58 2.47 2.48 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 92.5% 91.7% 88.0% 88.9% 93.2% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 0.8% 2.4% 8.4% 1.8% 0.9% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 74.1% 72.3% 77.5% 76.4% 77.2% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 60.1% 62.9% 69.6% 61.9% 64.8% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.9% 79.6% 79.9% 84.5% 83.5% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 12.6% 13.1% 15.7% 10.5% 12.8% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 20.1% 11.1% 11.6% 14.3% 12.9% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.4%
12.0%
14.3%
12.5%
12.1%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 45.6% 52.7% 52.8% 50.8% 52.3% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 42.7% 48.7% 46.5% 44.4% 45.8% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 13,095 D 7,852 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 51,598 D 40,882 D 67,408 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 96,305 D 671,976 233,046 117,046 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D D D D 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 150,851 164,129 107,288 51,947 76,453 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $9,220 $7,397 $5,676 $4,441 $6,550 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 23.3 26.6 28.5 30.8 25.9 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $33,125 $36,558 $44,134 $43,250 $40,233 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,374 $20,581 $25,643 $23,555 $24,337 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
19.2%
15.0%
17.4%
17.8%
18.2%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 302 321 292 105 216 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 3,384 3,859 4,452 1,647 2,920 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 99,050 135,208 173,081 59,167 109,989 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 -3.6% 6.6% 1.2% 9.8% 6.0% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,062 1,795 1,344 710 825 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 1,043 2,021 1,394 747 1,142 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 494 1,261 696 342 656 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 377 448 480 263 320 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 66 86 F F 25 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 927 1,897 1,299 673 1,076 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 134 286 130 65 115 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 800 1,608 1,154 654 984 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 41.8 50.9 61.5 60.2 35.2 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 394.14 433.48 304.35 195.12 333.85 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 47005 47133 47041 47121 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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