Powell, Tennessee Population 2024

14,263

Powell is a city located in Anderson County and Knox County Tennessee. Powell has a 2024 population of 14,263. Powell is currently growing at a rate of 0.96% annually and its population has increased by 5.98% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 13,458 in 2020.

The average household income in Powell is $86,849 with a poverty rate of 7.46%. The median age in Powell is 39.6 years: 37.5 years for males, and 40.9 years for females.

Powell Demographics

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

  • White: 91.08%
  • Black or African American: 3.5%
  • Two or more races: 3.09%
  • Other race: 1.77%
  • Asian: 0.51%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
8.5 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,670.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.98% (805)
The current population of Powell, Tennessee is 14,263 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 13,458.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White12,74391.08%
Black or African American4903.5%
Two or more races4333.09%
Other race2481.77%
Asian710.51%
Native American60.04%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Powell Population by Race

Powell Population Pyramid 2024

Powell Median Age

39.6

Total

37.5

Male

40.9

Female

Powell Adults

There are 11,050 adults, (2,713 of whom are seniors) in Powell.

Powell Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Powell Sex Ratio

Female7,84856.09%
Male6,14343.91%

Powell Population by Age

Powell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5,1982.6476.723.3
Married2,8183.3292.77.3
Non Family1,7421.1657.242.8
Female5183.3656.943.1
Male1204.8370.829.2

3.33

Average Family Size

2.64

Average Household Size

76.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Powell Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade4905.23%
Associates Degree1,17212.5%
Bachelors Degree1,62117.29%
Graduate Degree7648.15%
High School Graduate3,17133.82%
Less Than 9th Grade1271.35%
Some College2,03121.66%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Powell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Powell Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White8,5058,1182,220
Hispanic37425732
Black355304116
2+ Races16212848
Asian62341
Other Race5710
Native American660

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 32.68%.

Powell Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$57,727$80,909$51,591
Graduate Degree$85,038$0$80,417
High School Graduate$35,637$41,989$29,632
Less Than 9th Grade$28,125$50,197$22,384
Overall$47,567$61,902$36,558
Some College$51,364$64,140$41,660

$47,567

Average Earnings

$61,902

Average Male

$36,558

Average Female

Powell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Powell Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Powell Language

93.38% of Powell residents speak only English, while 6.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.99% of the population.

Powell Language

Powell Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White12,0955824.81%
Black49025351.63%
Hispanic71215321.49%
Other2488935.89%
Multiple417307.19%

7.46%

Overall Poverty Rate

4.26%

Male Poverty Rate

10.04%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Powell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Powell is Black, with 51.63% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Powell is White, with 4.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.44%. Among those working part-time, it was 13.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 13.82%.

Powell Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.9%
High School11.2%
Some College4.81%
Bachelors or Greater2.14%

Powell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed7.16%
Male Employed1.17%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Powell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Powell Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$95,457$107,589
Households$75,585$86,849
Married Families$97,276$-999,999,999
Non Families$30,484$42,970

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Powell Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

51.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Powell Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Powell Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Powell Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Powell Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,094

Number of Veterans

1,032

Male Veterans

62

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam504
Second Gulf War240
First Gulf War217
Korea79
World War II20

Powell Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54366
65 to 74346
75+252
55 to 64114
18 to 3416

Powell Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1,02610.11%
Black4813.52%
Asian2032.26%
Hispanic92.1%

Powell Veterans by Race

Powell Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Powell Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.4%

Employment Rate

4%

Unemployment Rate

Powell Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Powell Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Powell 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

61.33%

Born in Powell

96.67%

Native Born

3.33%

Foreign Born

1.63%

Non Citizen

1.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.67% of Powell residents were born in the United States, with 61.33% having been born in Tennessee. 1.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Powell Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202414,2631360.96%
202314,1271360.97%
202213,9911360.98%
202113,8553972.95%
202013,45800%

Powell Population by Year