Carter County, Tennessee Population 2018

Carter County, Tennessee's estimated population is 56,488 with a growth rate of -0.39% 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
201756,488-219-0.39%
201656,7072490.44%
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
White54,806
Two or More Races758
Black or African American707
Asian202
American Indian and Alaska Native182
Some Other Race52

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

Carter 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

Carter County, Tennessee Median Age

44


Total

42.6


Male

45.4


Female

Carter County, Tennessee Adults

There are 45,706 adults, (11,171 of which are seniors) in Carter County, Tennessee.

Carter County, Tennessee Age Dependency

64.1

Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Carter County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

28,883

50.93%

Male

27,824

49.07%

Carter County, Tennessee Households and Families

Carter County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Carter County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.2%17.8%
All71.1%28.9%
Male66.6%33.4%
Non Family63.9%36.1%
Female48.6%51.4%

71.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carter County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,7722.3271.1
Married11,4092.9182.2
Non Family8,3231.1463.9
Female2,7173.0248.6
Male1,3233.1666.6

2.87

Average Family Size

2.32

Average Household Size

4.9%

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 Grade3,0157.32%
9th to 12th Grade4,67711.36%
High School Graduate16,23339.44%
Some College8,38720.38%
Associates Degree2,2215.40%
Bachelors Degree4,42710.76%
Graduate Degree2,2015.35%

Carter County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White39,71532,3896,432
Black51031443
Hispanic416331105
Multiple Races30727531
Asian1269419
Native American1169415
Other Race352819

The highest rate of high school graduation is among multiple races people with a rate of 89.58%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among multiple races people with a rate of 54.29%.

Carter County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,338$30,238$22,157
Less Than High School$20,867$20,690$21,614
High School Grad$24,214$29,069$16,671
Some College$25,660$30,845$21,110
Bachelors Degree$33,961$41,173$31,569
Graduate Degree$46,590$49,844$45,293

$26,338

Average Earnings

$30,238

Average Male

$22,157

Average Female

Carter County, Tennessee Language

Carter County, Tennessee Language by Age

Carter County, Tennessee Language

98.02% of Carter County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 1.98% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.41% of the population.

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White52,45012,40323.65%
Black57428048.78%
Hispanic87425128.72%
Multiple71411315.83%
Native17610861.36%

23.88%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.06%

Male Poverty Rate

25.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carter County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Tennessee is Native, with 61.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Tennessee is Multiple, with 15.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.21%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.33%.

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.47%
High School22.32%
Some College14.67%
Bachelors or Greater7.96%

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed59.40%
Male Unemployed41.10%
Female Employed14.26%
Male Employed10.86%

Carter County, Tennessee Income

Carter County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$33,177$46,231
Families$43,265$55,444
Married Families$52,794$64,177
Non Families$18,218$27,418

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

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

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by War

4,487

Number of Veterans

4,281

Male Veterans

206

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,935
First Gulf War594
Second Gulf War558
Korea291
World War II273

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,409
75+1,144
35 to 54793
55 to 64756
18 to 34385

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,3729.84%
Indian4434.38%
2 or More308.15%
Black284.42%
Asian1310.32%
Hispanic81.38%

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

12.17%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carter County, Tennessee Employment Status

Carter County, Tennessee Employment by Age

52.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

7.1%

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