Erwin, Tennessee Population 2024

5,964

Erwin is a city located in Unicoi County and Washington County Tennessee. Erwin has a 2024 population of 5,964. It is also the county seat of Unicoi County. Erwin is currently declining at a rate of -0.42% annually and its population has decreased by -1.65% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,064 in 2020.

The average household income in Erwin is $58,465 with a poverty rate of 19.86%. The median age in Erwin is 46.8 years: 43.7 years for males, and 47.3 years for females.

Erwin Demographics

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

  • White: 90.34%
  • Other race: 4.61%
  • Two or more races: 4.56%
  • Black or African American: 0.48%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
4.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,445.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-1.65% (-100)
The current population of Erwin, Tennessee is 5,964 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 6,064.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White5,44490.34%
Other race2784.61%
Two or more races2754.56%
Black or African American290.48%
Native American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Erwin Population by Race

Erwin Population Pyramid 2024

Erwin Median Age

46.8

Total

43.7

Male

47.3

Female

Erwin Adults

There are 5,013 adults, (1,387 of whom are seniors) in Erwin.

Erwin Age Dependency

66.2

Age Dependency Ratio

38.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Erwin Sex Ratio

Female3,05050.61%
Male2,97649.39%

Erwin Population by Age

Erwin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,6032.2366.433.6
Married1,4092.889.710.3
Non Family8391.1142.757.3
Female2422.6934.365.7
Male1132.3521.278.8

2.71

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

66.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Erwin Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade2996.75%
Associates Degree3477.83%
Bachelors Degree52311.8%
Graduate Degree1753.95%
High School Graduate1,65137.26%
Less Than 9th Grade2946.64%
Some College1,14225.77%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Erwin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Erwin Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,1043,548654
Hispanic25523428
Other Race16215620
2+ Races14611824
Black19160

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 96.3%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 16.44%.

Erwin Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$41,351$58,047$40,792
Graduate Degree$65,873$0$65,590
High School Graduate$29,066$35,298$27,835
Less Than 9th Grade$32,386$31,136$0
Overall$37,117$41,654$32,481
Some College$39,288$53,981$34,157

$37,117

Average Earnings

$41,654

Average Male

$32,481

Average Female

Erwin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Erwin Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Erwin Language

93.75% of Erwin residents speak only English, while 6.25% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.25% of the population.

Erwin Language

Erwin Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White5,26295018.05%
Other26519372.83%
Hispanic46719341.33%
Black1010100%

19.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.57%

Male Poverty Rate

21.14%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erwin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erwin is Black, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erwin is White, with 18.05% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.22%.

Erwin Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade46.76%
High School21.86%
Some College10.03%
Bachelors or Greater6.16%

Erwin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed83.56%
Female Unemployed45.9%
Male Employed12.99%
Female Employed6%

Erwin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Erwin Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$55,795$69,790
Households$40,670$58,465
Married Families$69,602$-999,999,999
Non Families$21,771$31,896

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Erwin Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Erwin Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Erwin Marriage

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

Erwin Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Erwin Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

512

Number of Veterans

501

Male Veterans

11

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam166
Korea73
First Gulf War64
Second Gulf War21
World War II0

Erwin Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+226
65 to 74126
55 to 64104
35 to 5440
18 to 3416

Erwin Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White49710.85%
Black828.57%
2+ Races73.29%

Erwin Veterans by Race

Erwin Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

12.6%

Veteran Poverty Rate

49.8%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erwin Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.5%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Erwin Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Erwin Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Erwin Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

70.56%

Born in Erwin

97%

Native Born

3%

Foreign Born

0.46%

Non Citizen

2.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97% of Erwin residents were born in the United States, with 70.56% having been born in Tennessee. 0.46% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Erwin Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20295,839-25-0.43%
20285,864-25-0.42%
20275,889-25-0.42%
20265,914-25-0.42%
20255,939-25-0.42%
20245,964-25-0.42%
20235,989761.29%
20225,913-32-0.54%
20215,945-119-1.96%
20206,0641432.42%
20195,92190.15%
20185,912-3-0.05%
20175,915-5-0.08%
20165,920-25-0.42%
20155,945-65-1.08%
20146,010-57-0.94%
20136,067170.28%
20126,050-13-0.21%
20116,063-14-0.23%
20106,07700%
20005,61059511.86%
19905,0152765.82%
19804,739240.51%
19704,7151,50546.88%
19603,210-177-5.23%
19503,387371.1%
19403,350-273-7.54%
19303,62365822.19%
19202,965-2,874-49.22%
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Erwin Population by Year