Rhea County, Tennessee Population 2018

Rhea County, Tennessee's estimated population is 32,691 with a growth rate of 0.92% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rhea County, Tennessee is the 46th largest county in Tennessee.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
201732,478-213-0.65%
201732,6912990.92%
201632,392720.22%
201532,320-205-0.63%
201432,525620.19%
201332,4631350.42%
201232,3282630.82%
201132,0652080.65%
201031,8577,51330.86%
199024,3441090.45%
198024,2357,03340.88%
197017,2021,3398.44%
196015,863-178-1.11%
195016,041-312-1.91%
194016,3532,48217.89%
193013,871590.43%
192013,812-1,598-10.37%
191015,4101,0927.63%
190014,3181,67113.21%
189012,6475,57478.81%
18807,0731,53527.72%
18705,53854710.96%
18604,99157613.05%
18504,41543010.79%
18403,985-4,201-51.32%
18308,1863,97194.21%
18204,2151,71168.33%
18102,5040.00%

Rhea County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population Data via

Population by Race

Race Population
White30,751
Black or African American720
Two or More Races624
Some Other Race162
Asian130
American Indian and Alaska Native91

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

Rhea County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2018

2004006008001,0001,200 Male Population2004006008001,0001,200 Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

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

Rhea County, Tennessee Median Age

40.7


Total

39.9


Male

41.2


Female

Rhea County, Tennessee Adults

There are 25,033 adults, (5,790 of whom are seniors) in Rhea County, Tennessee.

Rhea County, Tennessee Age Dependency

68.8

Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Rhea County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

16,451

50.65%

Male

16,027

49.35%

Rhea County, Tennessee Households and Families

Rhea County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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

Rhea County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
All70.5%29.5%
Non Family60.5%39.5%
Male56.3%43.7%
Female54.5%45.5%

70.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rhea County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,6072.570.5
Married6,0663.0983.2
Non Family4,2951.1660.5
Female1,6393.4754.5
Male6073.4756.3

3.08

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

4.5%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.7%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Rhea County, Tennessee Households

Rhea County, Tennessee Education

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

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0049.07%
9th to 12th Grade3,01613.65%
High School Graduate8,11336.72%
Some College4,43320.07%
Associates Degree1,3926.30%
Bachelors Degree2,0119.10%
Graduate Degree1,1245.09%

Rhea County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,55816,1402,981
Hispanic63424234
Black45735242
Multiple Races29320216
Asian968952
Native American636310
Other Race4733

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 54.17%.

Rhea County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,074$36,319$22,418
Less Than High School$15,565$21,133$12,826
High School Grad$27,483$37,224$21,458
Some College$32,462$40,313$22,717
Bachelors Degree$40,258$40,541$39,722
Graduate Degree$48,048$53,906$45,452

$29,074

Average Earnings

$36,319

Average Male

$22,418

Average Female

Rhea County, Tennessee Language

Rhea County, Tennessee Language by Age

Rhea County, Tennessee Language

95.78% of Rhea County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 4.22% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.43% of the population.

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,5915,73120.04%
Hispanic1,44474251.39%
Multiple61625741.72%
Black59218731.59%
Other15610265.38%
Native915257.14%

21.87%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.79%

Male Poverty Rate

23.92%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rhea County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rhea County, Tennessee is Other, with 65.38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rhea County, Tennessee is White, with 20.04% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.42%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.39%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.25%.

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School31.02%
High School19.93%
Some College11.78%
Bachelors or Greater4.30%

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed50.15%
Female Unemployed45.05%
Female Employed11.33%
Male Employed8.42%

Rhea County, Tennessee Income

Rhea County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$39,368$54,921
Families$51,657$64,429
Married Families$60,186$
Non Families$23,377$33,721

Rhea County, Tennessee Marital Status

Rhea County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

48.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Rhea County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

Rhea 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.

Rhea County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race


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

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by War

2,285

Number of Veterans

2,162

Male Veterans

123

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,113
First Gulf War336
Second Gulf War305
Korea234
World War II83

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74749
75+532
55 to 64445
35 to 54416
18 to 34143

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,2359.36%
2 or More257.81%
Black254.42%

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

11.54%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.64%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rhea County, Tennessee Employment Status

Rhea County, Tennessee Employment by Age

56.1%

Labor Force Participation

51.7%

Employment Rate

7.9%

Unemployment Rate

Rhea County, Tennessee Employment by Race

Rhea County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Population of Cities in Rhea County, Tennessee

City 2010 Census 2016 Estimated Growth Growth Rate
Dayton71557248931.30%
Spring City19731988150.76%
Graysville15121523110.73%
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