Blount County, Tennessee Population 2021

Blount County, Tennessee's estimated population is 136,602 with a growth rate of 1.30% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Blount County, Tennessee is the 12th largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 123,199 and has seen a growth of 10.88% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2021136,6021,7571.30%
2020134,8451,7571.32%
2019133,0881,7571.34%
2018131,3311,3321.02%
2017129,9991,7351.35%
2016128,2641,3101.03%
2015126,9541,1070.88%
2014125,8479730.78%
2013124,8748500.69%
2012124,0243600.29%
2011123,6644650.38%
2010123,19937,23043.31%
199085,9698,19910.54%
198077,77014,02622.00%
197063,7446,21910.81%
196057,5252,8345.18%
195054,69113,57533.02%
194041,1167,12720.97%
193033,9895,18918.02%
192028,8007,99138.40%
191020,8091,6038.35%
190019,2061,6179.19%
189017,5891,60410.03%
188015,9851,74812.28%
187014,2379677.29%
186013,2708466.81%
185012,4246795.78%
184011,7457176.50%
183011,028-230-2.04%
182011,2582,41927.37%
18108,8393,25258.21%
18005,5870.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.30% (1,757)
County Website
Founded
1795
County Seat
2010 Population
123,199
Growth Since 2010
10.88% (13,403)
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Blount County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White121,96593.87%
Black or African American3,4612.66%
Two or More Races2,6512.04%
Asian1,0420.80%
Some Other Race4250.33%
American Indian and Alaska Native2640.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1190.09%
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Blount County, Tennessee Population by Race

Blount County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Blount County, Tennessee Median Age

43.7


Total

41.9


Male

45.1


Female

Blount County, Tennessee Adults

There are 103,394 adults, (25,971 of whom are seniors) in Blount County, Tennessee.

Blount County, Tennessee Age Dependency

67.8

Age Dependency Ratio

33.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Blount County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

66,881

51.48%

Male

63,046

48.52%

Blount County, Tennessee Population by Age

Blount County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Blount County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male55.1%44.9%
Female59.9%40.1%
Non Family64.5%35.5%
All75.4%24.6%
Married86.2%13.8%

75.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Blount County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All50,5572.5375.4
Married27,4533.186.2
Non Family15,7521.2364.5
Female5,1843.1759.9
Male2,1683.2655.1

3.04

Average Family Size

2.53

Average Household Size

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Blount County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3,4803.74%
9th to 12th Grade6,6357.13%
High School Graduate32,18534.61%
Some College20,65122.21%
Associates Degree7,5628.13%
Bachelors Degree14,38915.47%
Graduate Degree8,0938.70%
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Blount County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Blount County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White86,51377,78121,327
Black2,3232,054410
Hispanic2,2541,428179
2+ Races1,031856193
Asian782654322
Native American17315088
Other Race132113
Islander665411

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 89.91%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 50.87%.

Blount County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$35,941$42,773$29,855
Less Than 9th Grade$20,175$20,395$19,903
High School Graduate$29,949$37,865$23,610
Some College$35,689$45,159$29,552
Bachelors Degree$46,125$54,229$40,735
Graduate Degree$61,554$78,154$56,826

$35,941

Average Earnings

$42,773

Average Male

$29,855

Average Female

Blount County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Blount County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Blount County, Tennessee Language

96.39% of Blount County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 3.61% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.06% of the population.

Blount County, Tennessee Language

Blount County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White116,31512,14010.44%
Hispanic4,2911,03024.00%
Multiple2,53154521.53%
Black3,26644513.63%
Asian1,033898.62%
Other413133.15%
Native26420.76%

11.10%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.14%

Male Poverty Rate

12.02%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Blount County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Blount County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 24.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Blount County, Tennessee is Native, with 0.76% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.21%.

Blount County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.70%
High School10.71%
Some College7.39%
Bachelors or Greater3.04%

Blount County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed31.65%
Male Unemployed24.09%
Female Employed5.80%
Male Employed4.71%

Blount County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Blount County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,667$75,873
Families$70,742$88,863
Married Families$80,995$98,294
Non Families$32,616$44,128
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Income by Household Type

Blount County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

52.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Blount County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Blount 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 35-44.

Blount County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Blount County, Tennessee Marital Status

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9,931

Number of Veterans

9,244

Male Veterans

687

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam4,027
First Gulf War2,410
Second Gulf War1,588
Korea729
World War II291

Blount County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 742,959
75+2,443
35 to 542,202
55 to 641,737
18 to 34590

Blount County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White9,5229.75%
Black2037.09%
2+ Races15112.43%
Hispanic993.59%
Native American3217.11%
Other Race146.01%
Asian90.95%

Blount County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Blount County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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5.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.60%

Veteran Disability Rate

Blount County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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59.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.9%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Blount County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Blount County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Blount 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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61.02%

Born in Blount County, Tennessee

97.09%

Native Born

2.91%

Foreign Born

1.79%

Non Citizen

1.12%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.09% of Blount County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 61.02% having been born in Tennessee. 1.79% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Blount 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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