Bedford County, Tennessee Population 2018

Bedford County, Tennessee's estimated population is 48,117 with a growth rate of 3.85% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bedford County, Tennessee is the 33rd largest county in Tennessee.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201748,1171,7863.85%
201646,331-1,089-2.30%
201647,4205281.13%
201546,8926331.37%
201446,2596751.48%
201345,5843220.71%
201245,262350.08%
201145,2271410.31%
201045,08614,67548.26%
199030,4112,4958.94%
198027,9162,87711.49%
197025,0391,8898.16%
196023,150-477-2.02%
195023,6274762.06%
194023,1512,0749.84%
193021,077-660-3.04%
192021,737-930-4.10%
191022,667-1,178-4.94%
190023,845-894-3.61%
189024,739-1,286-4.94%
188026,0251,6926.95%
187024,3332,74912.74%
186021,584730.34%
185021,5119654.70%
184020,546-9,850-32.41%
183030,39614,38489.83%
182016,0127,77094.27%
18108,2420.00%

Bedford County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White38,835
Black or African American3,661
Some Other Race2,084
Two or More Races1,305
American Indian and Alaska Native290
Asian156

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Bedford County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Bedford County, Tennessee Median Age

36.9


Total

36.1


Male

37.9


Female

Bedford County, Tennessee Adults

There are 34,239 adults, (6,857 of which are seniors) in Bedford County, Tennessee.

Bedford County, Tennessee Age Dependency

69

Age Dependency Ratio

24.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

23,646

51.04%

Male

22,685

48.96%

Bedford County, Tennessee Households and Families

Bedford County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Bedford County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.5%20.5%
All67.2%32.8%
Male59.4%40.6%
Non Family58%42%
Female38.5%61.5%

67.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bedford County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,0532.6867.2
Married9,2383.1579.5
Non Family4,5921.2758
Female2,1863.4538.5
Male1,0373.2159.4

3.13

Average Family Size

2.68

Average Household Size

7.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Bedford County, Tennessee Households

Bedford County, Tennessee Education

Bedford County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2097.26%
9th to 12th Grade3,73212.27%
High School Graduate12,60041.44%
Some College5,94319.54%
Associates Degree1,5895.23%
Bachelors Degree2,9709.77%
Graduate Degree1,3644.49%

Bedford County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White25,01020,8123,876
Black2,4572,115120
Hispanic2,4311,145172
Other Race1,038456173
Multiple Races29123930
Asian1166343
Native American492320

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 86.08%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 40.82%.

Bedford County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,639$31,390$24,805
Less Than High School$18,272$19,554$17,509
High School Grad$25,664$29,388$21,734
Some College$31,422$40,537$26,143
Bachelors Degree$38,177$43,255$35,072
Graduate Degree$53,189$60,577$47,054

$27,639

Average Earnings

$31,390

Average Male

$24,805

Average Female

Bedford County, Tennessee Language

Bedford County, Tennessee Language by Age

Bedford County, Tennessee Language

88.09% of Bedford County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 11.91% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 10.32% of the population.

Bedford County, Tennessee Poverty

Bedford County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White35,7284,73413.25%
Hispanic5,2421,46727.99%
Black3,56273920.75%
Other2,08167232.29%
Multiple1,30547636.48%
Native29025186.55%
Asian1554830.97%

16.25%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.38%

Male Poverty Rate

18.05%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Tennessee is Native, with 86.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Tennessee is White, with 13.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.85%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.63%.

Bedford County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School26.63%
High School12.95%
Some College7.71%
Bachelors or Greater2.82%

Bedford County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed60.55%
Male Unemployed44.03%
Female Employed8.38%
Male Employed6.46%

Bedford County, Tennessee Income

Bedford County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,819$57,970
Families$50,139$66,503
Married Families$59,221$
Non Families$23,380$32,721

Bedford County, Tennessee Marital Status

Bedford County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Bedford County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

Bedford County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Bedford County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans

Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans by War

3,196

Number of Veterans

2,899

Male Veterans

297

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,119
First Gulf War471
Korea293
Second Gulf War255
World War II236

Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 54849
65 to 74806
55 to 64718
75+677
18 to 34146

Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,8459.61%
Black29410.54%
2 or More337.89%
Other211.89%
Hispanic100.34%
Indian31.70%

Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

9.43%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford County, Tennessee Employment Status

Bedford County, Tennessee Employment by Age

62.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.8%

Employment Rate

6.1%

Unemployment Rate

Bedford County, Tennessee Employment by Race

Bedford County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Bedford County, Tennessee

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Shelbyville203112143211215.52%
Wartrace65165760.92%
Bell Buckle500519193.80%
Normandy14114874.96%
Data Sources
  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990