Elizabethton, Tennessee Population 2021

13,377
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Elizabethton is a city located in Carter County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Carter County. With a 2020 population of 13,377, it is the 43rd largest city in Tennessee and the 2507th largest city in the United States . Elizabethton is currently declining at a rate of -0.49% annually and its population has decreased by -5.64% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 14,176 in 2010. Elizabethton reached it's highest population of 14,299 in 2011. Spanning over 10 miles, Elizabethton has a population density of 1,400 people per square mile.

The average household income in Elizabethton is $50,619 with a poverty rate of 22.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $641 per month, and the median house value is $124,000. The median age in Elizabethton is 42.1 years, 34.7 years for males, and 45 years for females.

Elizabethton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Elizabethton was:

  • White: 92.61%
  • Black or African American: 5.26%
  • Asian: 0.81%
  • Other race: 0.68%
  • Two or more races: 0.60%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Elizabethton, Tennessee is 13,377 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 13,575.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 14,176.

Elizabethton, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White12,57492.61%
Black or African American7145.26%
Asian1100.81%
Some Other Race920.68%
Two or More Races820.60%
American Indian and Alaska Native50.04%
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Elizabethton Population by Race

Elizabethton Population Pyramid $2021

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Elizabethton Median Age

42.1


Total

34.7


Male

45


Female

Elizabethton Adults

There are 10,909 adults, (2,884 of whom are seniors) in Elizabethton.

Elizabethton Age Dependency

69.2

Age Dependency Ratio

35.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Elizabethton Sex Ratio

Female

7,036

51.82%

Male

6,541

48.18%

Elizabethton Population by Age

Elizabethton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Elizabethton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married75.1%24.9%
All56.4%43.6%
Male54.9%45.1%
Non Family51.2%48.8%
Female25.8%74.2%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Elizabethton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5,4482.2656.4
Non Family2,1471.251.2
Married2,1133.0275.1
Female9132.9625.8
Male2752.4954.9

2.88

Average Family Size

2.26

Average Household Size

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Elizabethton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4975.12%
9th to 12th Grade9399.68%
High School Graduate3,34734.49%
Some College2,27023.39%
Associates Degree7297.51%
Bachelors Degree1,13411.69%
Graduate Degree7878.11%
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Elizabethton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Elizabethton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White8,8847,6991,792
Black55036742
Hispanic19316187
Asian4824
Other Race32
2+ Races2917
Native American55

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 hispanic people with a rate of 45.08%.

Elizabethton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,407$32,012$25,304
Less Than 9th Grade$19,183$18,950$21,333
High School Graduate$23,171$26,630$22,128
Some College$31,359$37,470$24,390
Bachelors Degree$37,679$31,528$40,794
Graduate Degree$39,261$70,513$31,792

$29,407

Average Earnings

$32,012

Average Male

$25,304

Average Female

Elizabethton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Elizabethton Language by Age

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Elizabethton Language

96.46% of Elizabethton residents speak only English, while 3.54% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.56% of the population.

Elizabethton Language

Elizabethton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White11,0152,36821.50%
Black64625439.32%
Hispanic45616736.62%
Other9090100.00%
Multiple771215.58%

22.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.57%

Male Poverty Rate

26.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Elizabethton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Elizabethton is Other, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Elizabethton is Multiple, with 15.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.79%. Among those working part-time, it was 21.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.28%.

Elizabethton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade41.63%
High School24.95%
Some College13.94%
Bachelors or Greater5.80%

Elizabethton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed34.25%
Female Unemployed26.73%
Female Employed8.76%
Male Employed8.14%

Elizabethton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Elizabethton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,863$50,619
Families$45,459$61,266
Married Families$57,220$79,986
Non Families$26,411$31,341
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Income by Household Type

Elizabethton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.8%

Male Marriage Rate

37.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Elizabethton Married by Age and Sex

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Elizabethton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Elizabethton Marital Status by Race

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Elizabethton Marital Status

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1,044

Number of Veterans

1,015

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam480
First Gulf War203
Second Gulf War175
Korea66
World War II38

Elizabethton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74311
75+308
55 to 64167
35 to 54131
18 to 34127

Elizabethton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9649.45%
Black8014.16%
Hispanic197.66%

Elizabethton Veterans by Race

Elizabethton Veterans by Education

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2.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.23%

Veteran Disability Rate

Elizabethton Veterans by Education

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49.6%

Labor Force Participation

46.8%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Elizabethton Employment by Age

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Elizabethton Employment by Race

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Elizabethton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.53%

Born in Elizabethton

97.61%

Native Born

2.39%

Foreign Born

1.64%

Non Citizen

0.74%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.61% of Elizabethton residents were born in the United States, with 67.53% having been born in Tennessee. 1.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Elizabethton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202113,377-66-0.49%
202013,443-66-0.49%
201913,509-66-0.49%
201813,575-65-0.48%
201713,640710.52%
201613,56960.04%
201513,563-83-0.61%
201413,646-314-2.25%
201313,960-299-2.10%
201214,259-40-0.28%
201114,299750.53%
201014,2248520.62%
200013,3721,4411.15%
199011,931-500-0.41%
198012,4311620.13%
197012,2691,3731.19%
196010,8961420.13%
195010,7542,2382.36%
19408,5164230.51%
19308,0935,34411.40%
19202,7490.00%

Elizabethton Population by Year