Carter County, Tennessee Population 2019

Carter County, Tennessee's estimated population is 56,488 with a growth rate of 0.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Carter County, Tennessee is the 24th largest county in Tennessee.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201756,488300.05%
201656,458920.16%
201556,366960.17%
201456,270-647-1.14%
201356,917-337-0.59%
201257,254-99-0.17%
201157,353130.02%
201057,3405,83511.33%
199051,5051,3002.59%
198050,2057,63017.92%
197042,5759972.40%
196041,578-854-2.01%
195042,4327,30520.80%
194035,1275,90420.20%
193029,2237,73536.00%
192021,4881,6508.32%
191019,8383,15018.88%
190016,6883,29924.64%
189013,3893,37033.64%
188010,0192,11026.68%
18707,90978511.02%
18607,12482813.15%
18506,29692417.20%
18405,372-1,042-16.25%
18306,4141,57932.66%
18204,83564515.39%
18104,190-623-12.94%
18004,8130.00%

Carter County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White54,618
Black or African American785
Two or More Races686
Asian212
American Indian and Alaska Native170
Some Other Race29

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table B03002

Carter County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2019

5001,0001,5002,000 Male Population5001,0001,5002,000 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Carter County, Tennessee Median Age

44.4


Total

42.9


Male

46.1


Female

Carter County, Tennessee Adults

There are 45,660 adults, (11,439 of whom are seniors) in Carter County, Tennessee.

Carter County, Tennessee Age Dependency

65.1

Age Dependency Ratio

33.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Carter County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

28,764

50.91%

Male

27,736

49.09%

Carter County, Tennessee Households and Families

Carter County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1101

Carter County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married81.9%18.1%
All70%30%
Male67.9%32.1%
Non Family59.9%40.1%
Female52.3%47.7%

70.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carter County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,7982.370
Married11,4062.8681.9
Non Family8,0671.1359.9
Female2,8683.0252.3
Male1,4573.0367.9

2.84

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Carter County, Tennessee Households

Carter County, Tennessee Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,8206.82%
9th to 12th Grade4,41210.67%
High School Graduate16,78940.60%
Some College8,76021.18%
Associates Degree2,1765.26%
Bachelors Degree4,16610.07%
Graduate Degree2,2325.40%

Carter County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,85732,9616,153
Black55236555
Hispanic389335128
Multiple Races38333967
Asian1118315
Native American1068318
Other Race171711

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 64.71%.

Carter County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,084$30,421$23,806
Less Than High School$22,091$21,236$24,879
High School Grad$23,116$28,453$17,676
Some College$27,569$33,643$23,425
Bachelors Degree$36,071$41,181$33,803
Graduate Degree$47,314$49,300$46,170

$27,084

Average Earnings

$30,421

Average Male

$23,806

Average Female

Carter County, Tennessee Language

Carter County, Tennessee Language by Age

Carter County, Tennessee Language

98.43% of Carter County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 1.57% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.27% of the population.

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White52,24812,76224.43%
Black66425237.95%
Hispanic91322424.53%
Multiple67811717.26%
Native1709555.88%

24.51%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.57%

Male Poverty Rate

26.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carter County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Tennessee is Native, with 55.88% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Tennessee is Multiple, with 17.26% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.53%. Among those working part-time, it was 26.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.56%.

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School34.50%
High School23.05%
Some College15.05%
Bachelors or Greater6.81%

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed52.87%
Male Unemployed44.40%
Female Employed13.11%
Male Employed10.45%

Carter County, Tennessee Income

Carter County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$34,625$48,334
Families$43,898$57,948
Married Families$53,021$
Non Families$18,839$27,793

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Carter County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

Carter 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.

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race


Data via US Census (2017 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S1201

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by War

4,556

Number of Veterans

4,309

Male Veterans

247

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam2,033
First Gulf War689
Second Gulf War598
Korea221
World War II168

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,453
75+1,151
35 to 54762
55 to 64759
18 to 34431

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,3959.91%
2 or More5513.29%
Black548.44%
Indian3730.83%
Asian1512.50%
Hispanic71.17%

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

11.26%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carter County, Tennessee Employment Status

Carter County, Tennessee Employment by Age

51.8%

Labor Force Participation

48.5%

Employment Rate

6.3%

Unemployment Rate

Carter County, Tennessee Employment by Race

Carter County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Carter County, Tennessee

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Johnson City 634886667731895.02%
Elizabethton1438713854-533-3.70%
Watauga 362350-12-3.31%
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