Jefferson County, Tennessee Population 2018

Jefferson County, Tennessee's estimated population is 53,804 with a growth rate of 1.80% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Tennessee is the 27th largest county in Tennessee.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201753,8049531.80%
201652,851-306-0.58%
201653,1571700.32%
201552,9876031.15%
201452,3842790.54%
201352,105-126-0.24%
201252,2313400.66%
201151,8911860.36%
201051,70518,68956.61%
199033,0161,7325.54%
198031,2846,34425.44%
197024,9403,44716.04%
196021,4931,8269.28%
195019,6671,0465.62%
194018,6217073.95%
193017,9142371.34%
192017,677-78-0.44%
191017,755-835-4.49%
190018,5902,11212.82%
189016,4786323.99%
188015,846-3,630-18.64%
187019,4763,43321.40%
186016,0432,83921.50%
185013,2041,1289.34%
184012,0762752.33%
183011,8012,84831.81%
18208,9531,64422.49%
18107,309-1,708-18.94%
18009,0170.00%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White50,259
Black or African American1,169
Two or More Races824
Some Other Race293
Asian180
American Indian and Alaska Native115
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander11

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

Jefferson 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

Jefferson County, Tennessee Median Age

42.7


Total

41.5


Male

44.1


Female

Jefferson County, Tennessee Adults

There are 41,911 adults, (9,936 of which are seniors) in Jefferson County, Tennessee.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Age Dependency

65.4

Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

26,817

50.74%

Male

26,034

49.26%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Households and Families

Jefferson County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Jefferson County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.4%17.6%
All73.5%26.5%
Male67%33%
Non Family64.5%35.5%
Female55.7%44.3%

73.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All19,7672.5873.5
Married10,8373.0682.4
Non Family5,6961.1964.5
Female2,1813.4455.7
Male1,0533.4567

3.03

Average Family Size

2.58

Average Household Size

5.2%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Jefferson County, Tennessee Households

Jefferson County, Tennessee Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,4856.73%
9th to 12th Grade3,5359.58%
High School Graduate14,45439.17%
Some College7,96121.58%
Associates Degree2,6977.31%
Bachelors Degree3,4739.41%
Graduate Degree2,2926.21%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White34,91329,4175,579
Hispanic76141933
Black73361056
Multiple Races33733242
Other Race13889
Asian7925
Native American757556

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 74.67%.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,916$35,104$25,101
Less Than High School$20,855$22,744$15,953
High School Grad$24,657$30,085$20,644
Some College$31,935$38,147$25,669
Bachelors Degree$40,934$50,361$33,929
Graduate Degree$49,778$75,685$43,108

$29,916

Average Earnings

$35,104

Average Male

$25,101

Average Female

Jefferson County, Tennessee Language

Jefferson County, Tennessee Language by Age

Jefferson County, Tennessee Language

96.36% of Jefferson County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 3.64% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.61% of the population.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White47,2236,96314.74%
Hispanic1,74742524.33%
Black90015717.44%
Multiple77713116.86%
Native1156758.26%
Other2894114.19%

15.22%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.38%

Male Poverty Rate

16.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee is Native, with 58.26% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee is Other, with 14.19% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.63%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.74%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.75%.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School23.55%
Some College12.78%
High School12.17%
Bachelors or Greater5.01%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed35.41%
Male Unemployed25.99%
Female Employed8.55%
Male Employed6.15%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Income

Jefferson County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,673$58,289
Families$52,831$67,662
Married Families$59,807$
Non Families$19,898$31,787

Jefferson County, Tennessee Marital Status

Jefferson County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

53.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

Jefferson 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 55To64.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by War

4,139

Number of Veterans

3,872

Male Veterans

267

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,693
First Gulf War683
Second Gulf War445
Korea413
World War II216

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,206
75+920
55 to 64882
35 to 54821
18 to 34310

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White3,9609.89%
2 or More12527.96%
Hispanic353.50%
Black353.85%
Asian118.87%
Indian88.42%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

7.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.12%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Tennessee Employment Status

Jefferson County, Tennessee Employment by Age

58.2%

Labor Force Participation

53.6%

Employment Rate

7.8%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Tennessee Employment by Race

Jefferson County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Jefferson County, Tennessee

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Morristown 29003296636602.28%
Jefferson City82398335961.17%
Dandridge280229561545.50%
White Pine 22102262522.35%
New Market13251360352.64%
Baneberry485530459.28%
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