Rhea County, Tennessee Population 2018

Rhea County, Tennessee's estimated population is 32,691 with a growth rate of 0.71% 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
201732,6912300.71%
201632,461690.21%
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
White30,807
Black or African American773
Two or More Races587
Some Other Race152
American Indian and Alaska Native85
Asian57

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

Rhea 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

Rhea County, Tennessee Median Age

40.3


Total

39.2


Male

41


Female

Rhea County, Tennessee Adults

There are 24,995 adults, (5,746 of which are seniors) in Rhea County, Tennessee.

Rhea County, Tennessee Age Dependency

68.5

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Rhea County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

16,491

50.80%

Male

15,970

49.20%

Rhea County, Tennessee Households and Families

Rhea County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Rhea County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.4%16.6%
All70.2%29.8%
Non Family60.2%39.8%
Male51.8%48.2%
Female51.5%48.5%

70.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rhea County, Tennessee Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,4082.5470.2
Married6,1863.0883.4
Non Family3,9371.2160.2
Female1,7253.3651.5
Male5603.4851.8

3.07

Average Family Size

2.54

Average Household Size

5.8%

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 Grade2,1749.88%
9th to 12th Grade3,12714.21%
High School Graduate8,12436.91%
Some College4,43820.16%
Associates Degree1,2465.66%
Bachelors Degree1,7918.14%
Graduate Degree1,1105.04%

Rhea County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White20,52615,7842,780
Hispanic62029036
Black48834240
Multiple Races29522220
Native American58565
Other Race4331
Asian343220

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 96.55%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 58.82%.

Rhea County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,009$35,210$21,429
Less Than High School$15,403$20,618$12,180
High School Grad$26,581$35,224$20,641
Some College$30,571$40,957$21,615
Bachelors Degree$36,993$38,750$36,037
Graduate Degree$44,432$49,359$43,125

$27,009

Average Earnings

$35,210

Average Male

$21,429

Average Female

Rhea County, Tennessee Language

Rhea County, Tennessee Language by Age

Rhea County, Tennessee Language

96.13% of Rhea County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 3.87% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.34% of the population.

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,7056,12821.35%
Hispanic1,36773153.47%
Multiple58125644.06%
Other1446041.67%
Black643548.40%
Native735169.86%

22.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.44%

Male Poverty Rate

25.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rhea County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rhea County, Tennessee is Native, with 69.86% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rhea County, Tennessee is Black, with 8.40% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 24.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.72%.

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School29.64%
High School19.06%
Some College12.99%
Bachelors or Greater5.36%

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Male Unemployed47.80%
Female Unemployed47.49%
Female Employed12.66%
Male Employed9.33%

Rhea County, Tennessee Income

Rhea County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$38,355$52,901
Families$49,855$60,859
Married Families$57,901$
Non Families$23,118$33,067

Rhea County, Tennessee Marital Status

Rhea County, Tennessee Marital Status

Marriage Rates

51.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.2%

Male Marriage Rate

49.7%

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

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by War

2,443

Number of Veterans

2,355

Male Veterans

88

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam1,078
Second Gulf War346
First Gulf War345
Korea244
World War II105

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
65 to 74765
35 to 54545
55 to 64488
75+483
18 to 34162

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
White2,38610.00%
2 or More3511.22%
Black223.44%
Hispanic212.64%

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

12.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

38.69%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rhea County, Tennessee Employment Status

Rhea County, Tennessee Employment by Age

56.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.1%

Employment Rate

8%

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