Whiteville, Tennessee Population 2024

4,556

Whiteville is a city located in Fayette County, Hardeman County, and Haywood County Tennessee. Whiteville has a 2024 population of 4,556. Whiteville is currently declining at a rate of -0.11% annually and its population has decreased by -0.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 4,576 in 2020.

The average household income in Whiteville is $50,553 with a poverty rate of 21.83%. The median age in Whiteville is 39.4 years: 39.7 years for males, and 31.4 years for females.

Whiteville Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 47.87%
  • White: 45.14%
  • Two or more races: 5.2%
  • Other race: 1.27%
  • Asian: 0.27%
  • Native American: 0.15%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.11%
Land Area (mi²)
2.6 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,728.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.44% (-20)
The current population of Whiteville, Tennessee is 4,556 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 4,576.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American2,26647.87%
White2,13745.14%
Two or more races2465.2%
Other race601.27%
Asian130.27%
Native American70.15%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander50.11%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Whiteville Population by Race

Whiteville Population Pyramid 2024

Whiteville Median Age

39.4

Total

39.7

Male

31.4

Female

Whiteville Adults

There are 4,441 adults, (323 of whom are seniors) in Whiteville.

Whiteville Age Dependency

15

Age Dependency Ratio

7.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

7.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Whiteville Sex Ratio

Female66614.07%
Male4,06885.93%

Whiteville Population by Age

Whiteville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5392.3640.859.2
Married2212.9257.542.5
Non Family1951.1724.175.9
Female694.0655.144.9
Male542.2214.885.2

2.95

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

40.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Whiteville Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1,14228.42%
Associates Degree591.47%
Bachelors Degree1263.14%
Graduate Degree501.24%
High School Graduate1,75843.75%
Less Than 9th Grade2305.72%
Some College65316.25%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Whiteville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whiteville Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,8461,33492
Black1,7891,09431
Hispanic2561161
2+ Races22315146
Other Race40270
Asian13136
Native American700
Islander500

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 46.15%.

Whiteville Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$46,042$46,875$0
Graduate Degree$58,889$0$0
High School Graduate$26,375$25,703$27,750
Less Than 9th Grade$42,679$38,750$60,179
Overall$33,125$33,750$32,500
Some College$35,720$37,008$29,792

$33,125

Average Earnings

$33,750

Average Male

$32,500

Average Female

Whiteville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whiteville Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Whiteville Language

93.79% of Whiteville residents speak only English, while 6.21% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.03% of the population.

Whiteville Language

Whiteville Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black78720826.43%
White4336414.78%
Multiple25728%

21.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.99%

Male Poverty Rate

26.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whiteville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whiteville is Multiple, with 28% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whiteville is White, with 14.78% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.47%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 32.89%.

Whiteville Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.76%
Bachelors or Greater22.47%
High School18.77%
Some College10.59%

Whiteville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed54.17%
Male Unemployed18.75%
Female Employed12.97%
Male Employed0%

Whiteville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whiteville Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$47,311$57,338
Households$46,138$50,553
Married Families$72,688$-999,999,999
Non Families$24,018$34,531

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Whiteville Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

17.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

14.1%

Male Marriage Rate

40.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Whiteville Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Whiteville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Whiteville Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Whiteville Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

187

Number of Veterans

187

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War57
Vietnam57
Second Gulf War42
Korea0
World War II0

Whiteville Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 5480
65 to 7442
18 to 3423
55 to 6421
75+21

Whiteville Veterans by Age

count

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White1085.18%
2+ Races4217.72%
Black371.81%

Whiteville Veterans by Race

Whiteville Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.41%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.18%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whiteville Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

12.3%

Labor Force Participation

10.9%

Employment Rate

11.7%

Unemployment Rate

Whiteville Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Whiteville Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Whiteville 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

71.17%

Born in Whiteville

97.23%

Native Born

2.77%

Foreign Born

2.43%

Non Citizen

0.34%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.23% of Whiteville residents were born in the United States, with 71.17% having been born in Tennessee. 2.43% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Whiteville Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20294,531-5-0.11%
20284,536-5-0.11%
20274,541-5-0.11%
20264,546-5-0.11%
20254,551-5-0.11%
20244,556-5-0.11%
20234,56190.2%
20224,5521733.95%
20214,379-197-4.31%
20204,5761182.65%
20194,458-37-0.82%
20184,49550.11%
20174,490-26-0.58%
20164,516-45-0.99%
20154,561250.55%
20144,536-40-0.87%
20134,576-24-0.52%
20124,600-3-0.07%
20114,603-41-0.88%
20104,64400%
20003,148-1,383-30.52%

Whiteville Population by Year