Sumner County, TN

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Population

175,730

1.7% growth

Poverty Rate

9.73%


Median Age

39.6


Median Household Income

$61,584

4.43% growth

Number of Employees

87,498

3.69% growth

Median Property Value

$194,900

5.41% growth

About

In 2017, Sumner County, TN had a population of 176k people with a median age of 39.6 and a median household income of $61,584. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sumner County, TN grew from 172,786 to 175,730, a 1.7% increase and its median household income grew from $58,972 to $61,584, a 4.43% increase.

The population of Sumner County, TN is 85.2% White Alone, 6.84% Black or African American Alone, and 4.53% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Sumner County, TN speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sumner County, TN are Volunteer State Community College (1,471 degrees awarded in 2017), Welch College (83 degrees), and Image Maker Beauty Institute (35 degrees).

The median property value in Sumner County, TN is $194,900, and the homeownership rate is 73.5%. Most people in Sumner County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Sumner County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Economy

The economy of Sumner County, TN employs 87.5k people. The largest industries in Sumner County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,799 people), Retail Trade (10,770 people), and Manufacturing (10,745 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,000), Utilities ($51,801), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,263).

Median household income in Sumner County, TN is $61,584. Males in Sumner County, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Sumner County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$61,584

2017 value

± $1,513

4.43%

1 Year Growth

± 3.15%

Households in Sumner County, TN have a median annual income of $61,584, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $58,972 in 2016, which represents a 4.43% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tennessee by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sumner County, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 210.07

  2. Census Tract 212.01

  3. Census Tract 210.08

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sumner County, TN was Census Tract 210.07 with a value of $118,321, followed by Census Tract 212.01 and Census Tract 210.08, with respective values of $109,798 and $105,781.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

9.73% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sumner County, TN (16.9k out of 174k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 45 - 54.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    13,858 ± 859

  2. Black

    1,910 ± 372

  3. Hispanic

    1,901 ± 340

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sumner County, TN is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

87.5k

2017 Value

± 2,001

3.69%

1 Year growth

± 3.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sumner County, TN grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 84.4k employees to 87.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sumner County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,428 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,275 people), and Management Occupations (9,903 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sumner County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sumner County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,428 people), Sales & Related Occupations (10,275 people), and Management Occupations (9,903 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sumner County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.31 times higher than expected), Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.18 times), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1.18 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sumner County, TN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($76,118), Management Occupations ($70,985), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($68,750).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

87.5k

2017 Value

± 2,001

3.69%

1 Year growth

± 3.16%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sumner County, TN grew at a rate of 3.69%, from 84.4k employees to 87.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sumner County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,799 people), Retail Trade (10,770 people), and Manufacturing (10,745 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sumner County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Sumner County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Sumner County, TN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (11,799 people), Retail Trade (10,770 people), and Manufacturing (10,745 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sumner County, TN has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.59 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.59 times), and Utilities (1.25 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sumner County, TN, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($80,000), Utilities ($51,801), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($50,263).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.9B

  2. $35.5B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $38.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($35.5B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$366B

2020 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

43.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $366B. This is expected to increase 43.2% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.6B

  2. $18.7B

  3. $18.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $31.6B, followed by Texas with $18.7B and Georgia and $18.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.6% of the population of Sumner County, TN has health coverage, with 50.8% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 13% on non-group plans, and 1.47% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Sumner County, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Sumner County, TN see 1913 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.63% increase from the previous year (1745 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2536 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1513 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,913 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sumner County, TN see an average of 1,913 patients per year. This represents a 9.63% increase from the previous year (1,745 patients).

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

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.41%

Uninsured

50.8%

Employer Coverage

13.2%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

13%

Non-Group

1.47%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sumner County, TN declined by 1.88% from 9.59% to 9.41%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sumner County, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Sumner County, TN is home to a population of 176k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.21% of Sumner County, TN residents were born outside of the country (7.4k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sumner County, TN is composed of 150k White Alone residents (85.2%), 12k Black or African American Alone residents (6.84%), 7.96k Hispanic or Latino residents (4.53%), 2.89k Two or More Races residents (1.64%), 2.26k Asian Alone residents (1.28%), 514 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.292%), 162 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0922%), and 140 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0797%).

Age

Age by Nativity

40

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

41

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sumner County, TN was 39.6. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 40, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 41. But people in Sumner County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sumner County, TN residents was 40.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.21%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

7.4k people

3.6%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

6.23k people

As of 2017, 4.21% of Sumner County, TN residents (7.4k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sumner County, TN was 3.6%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

98%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Sumner County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sumner County, TN was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    150k ± 187

  2. Black or African American Alone

    12k ± 389

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.96k ± 679

In 2017, there were 12.5 times more White Alone residents (150k people) in Sumner County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 12k Black or African American Alone and 7.96k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Sumner County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    4,043 ± 383

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    2,093 ± 359

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    1,786 ± 312

Sumner County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.93 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Sumner County, TN awarded 1,589 degrees. The student population of Sumner County, TN is skewed towards women, with 3,666 male students and 5,593 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sumner County, TN are White (1,317 and 83.2%), followed by Black or African American (115 and 7.26%), Hispanic or Latino (64 and 4.04%), and Unknown (33 and 2.08%).

The largest universities in Sumner County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Volunteer State Community College (1,471 and 92.6%), Welch College (83 and 5.22%), and Image Maker Beauty Institute (35 and 2.2%).

The most popular majors in Sumner County, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (686 and 43.2%), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT Paramedic) (176 and 11.1%), and Criminal Justice - Police Science (60 and 3.78%).

The median tuition costs in Sumner County, TN are $18,498 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Sumner County, TN was General Business Administration & Management with 56 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Sumner County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,471 degrees awarded

  2. 83 degrees awarded

  3. 35 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$18,498

Median Private

In 2017, the Sumner County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Volunteer State Community College with 1,471 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

623

Degrees Awarded to Men

966

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 623 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sumner County, TN, which is 0.645 times less than the 966 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,317 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    115 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    64 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sumner County, TN were to White students. These 1,317 degrees mean that there were 11.5 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 115 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sumner County, TN was $194,900 in 2017, which is 0.848 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $184,900 to $194,900, a 5.41% increase. The homeownership rate in Sumner County, TN is 73.5%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sumner County, TN have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sumner County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$194,900

2017 Median

± $4,057

$184,900

2016 Median

± $3,036

In 2017, the median property value in Sumner County, TN grew to to $194,900 from the previous year's value of $184,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sumner County, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sumner County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$61,584

Median Household Income

± $1,513

64.6k

Number of Households

± 1,566

In 2017, the median household income of the 64.6k households in Sumner County, TN grew to $61,584 from the previous year's value of $58,972.

The following chart displays the households in Sumner 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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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sumner County, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Sumner County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%

2017 Homeownership

73%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 73.5% of the housing units in Sumner County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sumner County, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sumner County, TN have a longer commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.52% of the workforce in Sumner County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.9%

  2. Carpooled

    8.45%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.16%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sumner County, TN was Drove Alone (83.9%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.45%) and those who Worked At Home (5.16%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Sumner County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sumner County, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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