Carter County, Tennessee Population 2024

57,110

Carter County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 57,110 with a growth rate of 0.62% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Carter County, Tennessee is the 29th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 population was 57,343 and has seen a growth of -0.41% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202958,8603500.6%
202858,5103500.6%
202758,1603500.61%
202657,8103500.61%
202557,4603500.61%
202457,1103500.62%
202356,7603500.62%
202256,4103500.62%
202156,060-302-0.54%
202056,362-34-0.06%
201956,396-41-0.07%
201856,437-89-0.16%
201756,526450.08%
201656,481960.17%
201556,385510.09%
201456,334-651-1.14%
201356,985-370-0.65%
201257,355-32-0.06%
201157,387440.08%
201057,343
199051,5051,3002.59%
198050,2057,63017.92%
197042,5759972.4%
196041,578-854-2.01%
195042,4327,30520.8%
194035,1275,90420.2%
193029,2237,73536%
192021,4881,6508.32%
191019,8383,15018.88%
190016,6883,29924.64%
189013,3893,37033.64%
188010,0192,11026.68%
18707,90978511.02%
18607,12482813.15%
18506,29692417.2%
18405,372-1,042-16.25%
18306,4141,57932.66%
18204,83564515.39%
18104,190-623-12.94%
18004,813-54,047-91.82%
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2024 Growth Rate
0.62% (350)
County Website
Carter County
County Seat
2010 Population
57,343
Area
341 mi²
Density
167 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
-0.41% (-233)
Founded
1796

Carter County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White53,10594.3%
Two or more races1,3142.33%
Black or African American1,2212.17%
Other race2910.52%
Asian2590.46%
Native American1060.19%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander190.03%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Carter County, Tennessee Population by Race

Carter County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Carter County, Tennessee Median Age

46

Total

45.2

Male

47.3

Female

Carter County, Tennessee Adults

There are 46,158 adults, (12,439 of whom are seniors) in Carter County, Tennessee.

Carter County, Tennessee Age Dependency

67

Age Dependency Ratio

36.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Carter County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female28,67050.91%
Male27,64549.09%

Carter County, Tennessee Population by Age

Carter County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All23,9402.2973.326.7
Married11,1612.9884.315.7
Non Family9,0141.1664.435.6
Female2,6423.0763.636.4
Male1,1232.6458.941.1
showing: 5 rows

2.88

Average Family Size

2.29

Average Household Size

73.3%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Carter County, Tennessee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Carter County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carter County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 60.4%.

Carter County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,938

Average Earnings

$41,214

Average Male

$31,757

Average Female

Carter County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carter County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Carter County, Tennessee Language

97.1% of Carter County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.9% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.65% of the population.

Carter County, Tennessee Language

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White50,8248,63316.99%
Black1,15859050.95%
Hispanic1,41844831.59%
Multiple1,18634429.01%
Other2899131.49%
Native951010.53%
Asian24820.81%
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18.14%

Overall Poverty Rate

17%

Male Poverty Rate

19.25%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carter County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Tennessee is Black, with 50.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Tennessee is Asian, with 0.81% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.05%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27%.

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.59%
High School17.28%
Some College13%
Bachelors or Greater7.07%
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Carter County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed55.17%
Male Unemployed25.42%
Female Employed6.25%
Male Employed6.06%
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Carter County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carter County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Carter County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Carter County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

3,944

Number of Veterans

3,626

Male Veterans

318

Female Veterans

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Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

7.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.03%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.7%

Labor Force Participation

48.8%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Carter County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Carter County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Carter County, Tennessee 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

66.03%

Born in Carter County, Tennessee

97.93%

Native Born

2.07%

Foreign Born

1.4%

Non Citizen

0.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.93% of Carter County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 66.03% having been born in Tennessee. 1.4% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Carter County, Tennessee Place of Birth

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