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Macon County, Tennessee; Benton County, Tennessee

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Macon County, Tennessee
Benton County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 24,602 16,160
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 24,602 16,160
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 22,226 16,491
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10.7% -2.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 22,248 16,489
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.0%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.5%
19.9%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.1%
23.9%
Female persons, percent
51.1%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
95.8%
94.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
1.2%
2.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.4%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
5.1%
2.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
91.7%
92.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,115 1,437
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 2.9% 1.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 10,565 9,172
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 73.3% 75.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $112,500 $85,800
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $953 $883
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $341 $348
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $622 $633
Building permits, 2019 156 16
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 9,202 6,786
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.51 2.35
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 85.1% 92.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 3.8% 0.8%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 75.6% 74.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 62.8% 60.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 78.8% 80.9%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 10.0% 12.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 15.7% 20.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
14.4%
12.7%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 58.0% 45.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 51.3% 42.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,974 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 50,732 51,598
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 214,186 96,305
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,675 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 177,374 150,851
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,884 $9,220
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 33.2 23.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $36,246 $33,125
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $21,972 $21,374
Persons in poverty, percent
18.1%
19.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 312 298
Total employment, 2018 3,661 3,271
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 114,948 96,849
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 3.6% -3.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,712 1,031
All firms, 2012 2,072 1,043
Men-owned firms, 2012 1,137 494
Women-owned firms, 2012 623 377
Minority-owned firms, 2012 64 66
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,966 927
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 124 134
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,880 800
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 72.4 41.8
Land area in square miles, 2010 307.14 394.14
FIPS Code 47111 47005
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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