Smith County, TN

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2022 Population
20,034
1.08% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.5
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
14.9%
4.39% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$57,677
10.9% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$200,500
16% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Smith County, TN had a population of 20k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $57,677. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Smith County, TN grew from 19,820 to 20,034, a 1.08% increase and its median household income grew from $52,018 to $57,677, a 10.9% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Smith County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.68%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.27%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.06%).

None of the households in Smith County, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.9% of the residents in Smith County, TN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Smith County, TN was $200,500, and the homeownership rate was 74.8%.

Most people in Smith County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 32.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Smith County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Smith County, TN is home to a population of 20k people, from which 98.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.6% of Smith County, TN residents were born outside of the country (321 people).

In 2022, there were 23.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.1k people) in Smith County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 761 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 337 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.9%
2022 Citizenship
99%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.9% of Smith County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Smith County, TN was 99%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Smith County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    18.1k ± 174
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    761 ± 172
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    337 ± 69
3.19%
Hispanic Population
639 people

In 2022, there were 23.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (18.1k people) in Smith County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 761 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 337 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.19% of the people in Smith County, TN are hispanic (639 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Smith County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.6%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
321 people
1.43%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
283 people

As of 2022, 1.6% of Smith County, TN residents (321 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Smith County, TN was 1.43%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    416 ± 121
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    269 ± 126
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    121 ± 64

Smith County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.55 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Smith County, TN employs 9.19k people. The largest industries in Smith County, TN are Manufacturing (1,668 people), Retail Trade (1,244 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,071 people), and the highest paying industries are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($88,542), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($69,554), and Utilities ($68,456).

Occupations

9.19k
2022 Value
± 620
0.47%
1 Year growth
± 9.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Smith County, TN grew at a rate of 0.47%, from 9.15k employees to 9.19k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Smith County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,224 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,066 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (953 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Smith County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

9.19k
2022 Value
± 620
0.47%
1 Year growth
± 9.43%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Smith County, TN grew at a rate of 0.47%, from 9.15k employees to 9.19k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Smith County, TN, are Manufacturing (1,668 people), Retail Trade (1,244 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,071 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Smith County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Smith County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$43,560
Median earning men ± $2,642
$37,094
Median earning women ± $2,144

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($74,844), Information ($66,771), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,135).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,161), Public Administration ($44,157), and Information ($42,188).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 83
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 71
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 71
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Smith County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 78.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.9%), followed by Other (1.25%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Smith County, TN was $200,500 in 2022, which is 0.711 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $172,900 to $200,500, a 16% increase. The homeownership rate in Smith County, TN is 74.8%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Smith County, TN have an average commute time of 32.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Smith County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Smith County, TN is $57,677. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Smith County, TN was Census Tract 9754 with a value of $64,727, followed by Census Tract 9750 and Census Tract 9751, with respective values of $63,185 and $60,000.

Property

$200,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,530
$5,742
Median Property Taxes
±$448

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Smith County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

74.8%
Homeownership
2022
67.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 74.8% of the housing units in Smith County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.6%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9754
  2. Census Tract 9750
  3. Census Tract 9751

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Smith County, TN was Census Tract 9754 with a value of $64,727, followed by Census Tract 9750 and Census Tract 9751, with respective values of $63,185 and $60,000.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Smith County, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$57,677
Median Household Income
± $4,224
7.67k
Number of Households
± 534

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.67k households in Smith County, TN grew to $57,677 from the previous year's value of $52,018.

The following chart displays the households in Smith County, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Smith County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (82%)
  2. Carpooled (7.27%)
  3. Worked At Home (7.26%)

In 2022, 82% of workers in Smith County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.27%) and those who worked at home (7.26%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

32.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Smith County, TN have a longer commute time (32.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.02% of the workforce in Smith County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Smith County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Smith County, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

14.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Smith County, TN (2.95k out of 19.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Males 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Smith County, TN is White, followed by Two Or More and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

90.4% of the population of Smith County, TN has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 13.5% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Smith County, TN see 2240 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.08% increase from the previous year (2216 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4057 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4057 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,240 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Smith County, TN

Primary care physicians in Smith County, TN see an average of 2,240 patients per year. This represents a 1.08% increase from the previous year (2,216 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Smith County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.7% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 41% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.8% were men and 50.2% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.55%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
21.8%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
13.5%
Non-Group
1.42%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Smith County, TN grew by 17.1% from 8.16% to 9.55%.

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Health Outcomes

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.3% in Smith County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.1% in Smith County, TN.

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