Whitwell, Tennessee Population 2021

1,738
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Whitwell is a city located in Sequatchie County Tennessee. With a 2020 population of 1,738, it is the 186th largest city in Tennessee and the 8152nd largest city in the United States . Whitwell is currently growing at a rate of 0.23% annually and its population has increased by 2.30% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,699 in 2010. Whitwell reached it's highest population of in . Spanning over 4 miles, Whitwell has a population density of 495 people per square mile.

The average household income in Whitwell is $53,647 with a poverty rate of 23.86%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $713 per month, and the median house value is $84,600. The median age in Whitwell is 40.4 years, 41.3 years for males, and 39.1 years for females.

Whitwell Demographics

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

  • White: 95.44%
  • Two or more races: 3.06%
  • Other race: 0.78%
  • Black or African American: 0.56%
  • Native American: 0.17%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Whitwell, Tennessee is 1,738 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,730.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,699.

Whitwell, Tennessee Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,71695.44%
Two or More Races553.06%
Some Other Race140.78%
Black or African American100.56%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.17%
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Whitwell Population by Race

Whitwell Population Pyramid $2021

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Whitwell Median Age

40.4


Total

41.3


Male

39.1


Female

Whitwell Adults

There are 1,481 adults, (294 of whom are seniors) in Whitwell.

Whitwell Age Dependency

51.5

Age Dependency Ratio

24.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Whitwell Sex Ratio

Female

960

53.39%

Male

838

46.61%

Whitwell Population by Age

Whitwell Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Whitwell Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female48.7%51.3%
Male50.7%49.3%
Non Family58.9%41.1%
All65.8%34.2%
Married83.1%16.9%

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Whitwell Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7842.2765.8
Married3132.7383.1
Non Family2481.2158.9
Female1562.7448.7
Male672.9350.7

2.62

Average Family Size

2.27

Average Household Size

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Whitwell Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1159.37%
9th to 12th Grade16113.12%
High School Graduate51942.30%
Some College25620.86%
Associates Degree1028.31%
Bachelors Degree584.73%
Graduate Degree161.30%
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Whitwell Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Whitwell Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,13990674
Hispanic5520
2+ Races2420
Black62
Other Race55
Native American33

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 white people with a rate of 6.50%.

Whitwell Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,817$47,813$25,052
Less Than 9th Grade$20,909$$21,053
High School Graduate$32,865$51,625$17,500
Some College$40,375$47,708$27,279
Bachelors Degree$56,563$$50,938
Graduate Degree$41,042$$41,042

$34,817

Average Earnings

$47,813

Average Male

$25,052

Average Female

Whitwell Earnings by Educational Attainment

Whitwell Language by Age

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Whitwell Language

98.28% of Whitwell residents speak only English, while 1.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.72% of the population.

Whitwell Language

Whitwell Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,66637822.69%
Multiple552749.09%
Hispanic672435.82%
Other14964.29%

23.86%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.88%

Male Poverty Rate

26.46%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Whitwell

The race most likely to be in poverty in Whitwell is Other, with 64.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Whitwell is White, with 22.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.07%. Among those working part-time, it was 33.00%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.12%.

Whitwell Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School27.17%
Less Than 9th Grade22.83%
Some College14.25%
Bachelors or Greater13.51%

Whitwell Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed62.50%
Male Unemployed62.50%
Female Employed19.02%
Male Employed1.46%

Whitwell Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Whitwell Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,727$53,647
Families$52,734$59,512
Married Families$65,938-
Non Families$25,978$36,611
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Income by Household Type

Whitwell Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

41.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.8%

Male Marriage Rate

39.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Whitwell Married by Age and Sex

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Whitwell 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 55-64.

Whitwell Marital Status by Race

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Whitwell Marital Status

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81

Number of Veterans

77

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam36
First Gulf War28
Second Gulf War4
World War II
Korea

Whitwell Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7435
35 to 5431
55 to 6415
75+
18 to 34

Whitwell Veterans by Age

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Whitwell Veterans by Race

Whitwell Veterans by Education

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4.94%

Veteran Poverty Rate

19.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Whitwell Veterans by Education

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54.7%

Labor Force Participation

52.6%

Employment Rate

3.8%

Unemployment Rate

Whitwell Employment by Age

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Whitwell Employment by Race

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Whitwell 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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74.08%

Born in Whitwell

97.61%

Native Born

2.39%

Foreign Born

2.39%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.61% of Whitwell residents were born in the United States, with 74.08% having been born in Tennessee. 2.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Whitwell Place of Birth

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,73840.23%
20201,73440.23%
20191,73040.23%
20181,72610.06%
20171,725-9-0.52%
20161,734-11-0.63%
20151,74560.35%
20141,73990.52%
20131,73040.23%
20121,72680.47%
20111,718-5-0.29%
20101,7230.00%

Whitwell Population by Year