Erwin, Tennessee Population 2021

5,944
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Erwin is a city located in Unicoi County Tennessee. It is also the county seat of Unicoi County. With a 2020 population of 5,944, it is the 92nd largest city in Tennessee and the 4316th largest city in the United States . Erwin is currently growing at a rate of 0.22% annually but its population has decreased by -2.51% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 6,097 in 2010. Erwin reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Erwin has a population density of 1,441 people per square mile.

The average household income in Erwin is $46,642 with a poverty rate of 25.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $661 per month, and the median house value is $110,800. The median age in Erwin is 48.6 years, 47.7 years for males, and 50.4 years for females.

Erwin Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Erwinwas:

  • White: 95.27%
  • Other race: 2.25%
  • Two or more races: 1.76%
  • Black or African American: 0.73%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Erwin, Tennessee is 5,944 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 5,918.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 6,097.

Erwin, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White5,64195.27%
Some Other Race1332.25%
Two or More Races1041.76%
Black or African American430.73%
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Erwin Population by Race

Erwin Population Pyramid $2021

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Erwin Median Age

48.6


Total

47.7


Male

50.4


Female

Erwin Adults

There are 4,912 adults, (1,529 of whom are seniors) in Erwin.

Erwin Age Dependency

75

Age Dependency Ratio

45.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Erwin Sex Ratio

Female

3,109

52.51%

Male

2,812

47.49%

Erwin Population by Age

Erwin Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Erwin Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Non Family49.8%50.2%
Female53.7%46.3%
All67%33%
Male76%24%
Married84.7%15.3%

67.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Erwin Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All2,6572.1367
Married1,1282.7284.7
Non Family1,0251.2149.8
Female3003.0353.7
Male2042.2276

2.66

Average Family Size

2.13

Average Household Size

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Erwin Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3788.41%
9th to 12th Grade3567.92%
High School Graduate1,68137.40%
Some College1,00422.34%
Associates Degree47710.61%
Bachelors Degree48810.86%
Graduate Degree1112.47%
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Erwin Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Erwin Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White4,2473,551567
Hispanic145124
2+ Races654832
Other Race6140
Black3838

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 49.23%.

Erwin Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$27,004$36,203$23,672
Less Than 9th Grade$14,458$14,333$
High School Graduate$23,067$27,328$20,519
Some College$35,000$45,875$32,570
Bachelors Degree$40,980$62,500$28,125
Graduate Degree$$$48,750

$27,004

Average Earnings

$36,203

Average Male

$23,672

Average Female

Erwin Earnings by Educational Attainment

Erwin Language by Age

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Erwin Language

93.82% of Erwin residents speak only English, while 6.18% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.83% of the population.

Erwin Language

Erwin Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,2261,29824.84%
Hispanic34614943.06%
Other13312392.48%
Multiple1014342.57%
Black38923.68%

25.91%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.49%

Male Poverty Rate

27.20%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Erwin

The race most likely to be in poverty in Erwin is Other, with 92.48% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Erwin is Black, with 23.68% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.30%. Among those working part-time, it was 37.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.99%.

Erwin Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade47.95%
High School23.09%
Some College18.86%
Bachelors or Greater11.64%

Erwin Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed72.22%
Female Unemployed61.70%
Male Employed14.71%
Female Employed9.18%

Erwin Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Erwin Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$35,498$46,642
Families$46,316$51,534
Married Families$50,000-
Non Families$22,730$37,646
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Income by Household Type

Erwin Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.7%

Male Marriage Rate

42.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Erwin Married by Age and Sex

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Erwin 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 35-44.

Erwin Marital Status by Race

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Erwin Marital Status

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511

Number of Veterans

502

Male Veterans

9

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam146
First Gulf War61
Korea58
Second Gulf War28
World War II2

Erwin Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+188
65 to 74173
55 to 6478
35 to 5454
18 to 3418

Erwin Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White50510.76%
Black614.29%

Erwin Veterans by Race

Erwin Veterans by Education

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16.73%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Erwin Veterans by Education

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44.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Erwin Employment by Age

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Erwin Employment by Race

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Erwin 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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67.30%

Born in Erwin

98.90%

Native Born

1.10%

Foreign Born

0.17%

Non Citizen

0.93%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.90% of Erwin residents were born in the United States, with 67.30% having been born in Tennessee. 0.17% 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: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20215,944130.22%
20205,931130.22%
20195,918130.22%
20185,905-3-0.05%
20175,908-14-0.24%
20165,922-21-0.35%
20155,943-67-1.11%
20146,010-55-0.91%
20136,065160.26%
20126,049-15-0.25%
20116,064-13-0.21%
20106,0774670.80%
20005,6105951.13%
19905,0152760.57%
19804,739240.05%
19704,7151,5053.92%
19603,210-177-0.54%
19503,387370.11%
19403,350-273-0.78%
19303,6236582.02%
19202,9650.00%

Erwin Population by Year