Bedford County, Tennessee Population 2021

Bedford County, Tennessee's estimated population is 50,847 with a growth rate of 1.13% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Bedford County, Tennessee is the 33rd largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 45,078 and has seen a growth of 12.80% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202150,8475671.13%
202050,2805671.14%
201949,7135671.15%
201849,1469351.94%
201748,2117691.62%
201647,4424941.05%
201546,9486971.51%
201446,2516861.51%
201345,5653110.69%
201245,25470.02%
201145,2471690.37%
201045,07814,66748.23%
199030,4112,4958.94%
198027,9162,87711.49%
197025,0391,8898.16%
196023,150-477-2.02%
195023,6274762.06%
194023,1512,0749.84%
193021,077-660-3.04%
192021,737-930-4.10%
191022,667-1,178-4.94%
190023,845-894-3.61%
189024,739-1,286-4.94%
188026,0251,6926.95%
187024,3332,74912.74%
186021,584730.34%
185021,5119654.70%
184020,546-9,850-32.41%
183030,39614,38489.83%
182016,0127,77094.27%
18108,2420.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.13%
County Website
Founded
December 7, 1807
County Seat
2010 Population
45,078
Growth Since 2010
12.80%
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Bedford County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White41,12985.17%
Black or African American3,9088.09%
Some Other Race1,9474.03%
Two or More Races1,0802.24%
American Indian and Alaska Native1110.23%
Asian960.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander210.04%
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Bedford County, Tennessee Population by Race

Bedford County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Bedford County, Tennessee Median Age

37.9


Total

35.9


Male

39.4


Female

Bedford County, Tennessee Adults

There are 36,007 adults, (7,259 of whom are seniors) in Bedford County, Tennessee.

Bedford County, Tennessee Age Dependency

68

Age Dependency Ratio

25.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Bedford County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

24,458

50.65%

Male

23,834

49.35%

Bedford County, Tennessee Population by Age

Bedford County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bedford County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.9%20.1%
All68.5%31.5%
Non Family62%38%
Male61.9%38.1%
Female40.8%59.2%

68.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bedford County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All17,0292.868.5
Married9,0763.2479.9
Non Family4,3251.362
Female2,3883.4240.8
Male1,2403.7261.9

3.2

Average Family Size

2.8

Average Household Size

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Bedford County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,2857.13%
9th to 12th Grade3,45610.79%
High School Graduate13,27741.44%
Some College5,87118.33%
Associates Degree1,8155.67%
Bachelors Degree3,67011.46%
Graduate Degree1,6635.19%
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Bedford County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bedford County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White25,99321,9224,853
Black2,7382,244166
Hispanic2,7181,568107
Other Race89843178
2+ Races29129147
Native American1079535
Asian816750

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 61.73%.

Bedford County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,681$36,555$27,990
Less Than 9th Grade$22,670$26,832$18,512
High School Graduate$29,820$32,131$26,954
Some College$34,449$42,683$27,312
Bachelors Degree$43,897$49,340$36,466
Graduate Degree$62,519$80,078$56,292

$31,681

Average Earnings

$36,555

Average Male

$27,990

Average Female

Bedford County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bedford County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Bedford County, Tennessee Language

88.39% of Bedford County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 11.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 9.79% of the population.

Bedford County, Tennessee Language

Bedford County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White36,7294,73012.88%
Hispanic5,8791,17519.99%
Black3,80069818.37%
Other1,93847824.66%
Multiple1,0661049.76%
Native1074542.06%
Islander2121100.00%
Asian961515.63%

14.30%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.82%

Male Poverty Rate

16.71%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bedford County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Tennessee is Islander, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bedford County, Tennessee is Multiple, with 9.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.65%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.65%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 21.76%.

Bedford County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade16.10%
High School13.64%
Some College9.37%
Bachelors or Greater4.04%

Bedford County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed55.78%
Male Unemployed41.80%
Female Employed7.17%
Male Employed5.27%

Bedford County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bedford County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$50,415$67,937
Families$56,961$74,721
Married Families$68,660$86,522
Non Families$30,915$43,022
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Income by Household Type

Bedford County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Bedford County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Bedford County, Tennessee 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 55-64.

Bedford County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Bedford County, Tennessee Marital Status

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2,907

Number of Veterans

2,649

Male Veterans

258

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,195
First Gulf War639
Second Gulf War353
Korea200
World War II87

Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+733
65 to 74730
55 to 64670
35 to 54600
18 to 34174

Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,4947.98%
Black2718.89%
2+ Races7018.42%
Native American4540.54%
Other Race272.48%
Hispanic170.50%

Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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8.27%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.05%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bedford County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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61.7%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

4.3%

Unemployment Rate

Bedford County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Bedford County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Bedford County, Tennessee 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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65.14%

Born in Bedford County, Tennessee

93.99%

Native Born

6.01%

Foreign Born

4.62%

Non Citizen

1.40%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

93.99% of Bedford County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 65.14% having been born in Tennessee. 4.62% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Bedford County, Tennessee Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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