Jefferson County, Tennessee Population 2019

Jefferson County, Tennessee's estimated population is 53,804 with a growth rate of 1.22% 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
201753,8046471.22%
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
White50,483
Black or African American951
Two or More Races776
Asian343
Some Other Race223
American Indian and Alaska Native99
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander12

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

Jefferson 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

Jefferson County, Tennessee Median Age

43.2


Total

41.8


Male

44.5


Female

Jefferson County, Tennessee Adults

There are 42,004 adults, (10,083 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Tennessee.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Age Dependency

65.7

Age Dependency Ratio

31.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

27,001

51.05%

Male

25,886

48.95%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Households and Families

Jefferson County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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

Jefferson County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married80.5%19.5%
All73.4%26.6%
Male68.8%31.2%
Non Family66.5%33.5%
Female56.6%43.4%

73.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,0882.5473.4
Married11,2113.0480.5
Non Family5,7641.1966.5
Female2,0803.1956.6
Male1,0333.3168.8

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Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

4.4%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.1%

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 Grade2,5636.89%
9th to 12th Grade3,5949.67%
High School Graduate14,24338.31%
Some College7,96221.42%
Associates Degree2,7827.48%
Bachelors Degree3,6539.83%
Graduate Degree2,3796.40%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White35,10729,5455,811
Hispanic84245447
Black60349449
Multiple Races42138785
Asian14480
Other Race13488
Native American616142

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 68.85%.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,184$36,192$26,014
Less Than High School$21,095$23,398$16,813
High School Grad$25,752$31,727$21,749
Some College$32,254$41,642$25,797
Bachelors Degree$41,005$49,399$35,606
Graduate Degree$51,117$69,097$44,043

$31,184

Average Earnings

$36,192

Average Male

$26,014

Average Female

Jefferson County, Tennessee Language

Jefferson County, Tennessee Language by Age

Jefferson County, Tennessee Language

95.79% of Jefferson County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 4.21% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.78% of the population.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White47,2506,17813.08%
Hispanic1,81936219.90%
Multiple73322730.97%
Black69616323.42%
Native997171.72%
Other2203817.27%

13.76%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.71%

Male Poverty Rate

13.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee is Native, with 71.72% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee is White, with 13.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.52%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.51%.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School20.52%
High School12.22%
Some College10.58%
Bachelors or Greater4.71%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.03%
Male Unemployed22.25%
Female Employed7.74%
Male Employed5.51%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Income

Jefferson County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$45,641$60,781
Families$54,591$71,068
Married Families$61,292$
Non Families$21,722$32,571

Jefferson County, Tennessee Marital Status

Jefferson County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.7%

Male Marriage Rate

53.0%

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 45To54.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race


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

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by War

4,294

Number of Veterans

3,978

Male Veterans

316

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,699
First Gulf War885
Second Gulf War522
Korea400
World War II185

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 741,186
35 to 54986
75+966
55 to 64847
18 to 34309

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White4,15110.32%
2 or More9918.89%
Hispanic353.43%
Black202.67%
Indian1417.50%
Asian105.00%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

9.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Tennessee Employment Status

Jefferson County, Tennessee Employment by Age

56.9%

Labor Force Participation

53.2%

Employment Rate

6.2%

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