Carter County, Tennessee Population 2021

Carter County, Tennessee's estimated population is 56,339 with a growth rate of -0.05% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Carter County, Tennessee is the 27th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 57,342 and has seen a growth of -1.75% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202156,339-26-0.05%
202056,365-26-0.05%
201956,391-26-0.05%
201856,417-93-0.16%
201756,510370.07%
201656,473980.17%
201556,375500.09%
201456,325-653-1.15%
201356,978-369-0.64%
201257,347-38-0.07%
201157,385430.07%
201057,3425,83711.33%
199051,5051,3002.59%
198050,2057,63017.92%
197042,5759972.40%
196041,578-854-2.01%
195042,4327,30520.80%
194035,1275,90420.20%
193029,2237,73536.00%
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%
18506,29692417.20%
18405,372-1,042-16.25%
18306,4141,57932.66%
18204,83564515.39%
18104,190-623-12.94%
18004,8130.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.05%
County Website
Founded
1796
County Seat
2010 Population
57,342
Growth Since 2010
-1.75%
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Carter County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White54,36996.34%
Black or African American9671.71%
Two or More Races4750.84%
Asian2540.45%
American Indian and Alaska Native2230.40%
Some Other Race1180.21%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander270.05%
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Carter County, Tennessee Population by Race

Carter County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Carter County, Tennessee Median Age

45.4


Total

43.9


Male

47.1


Female

Carter County, Tennessee Adults

There are 45,875 adults, (11,952 of whom are seniors) in Carter County, Tennessee.

Carter County, Tennessee Age Dependency

66.4

Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

31.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Carter County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

28,857

51.13%

Male

27,576

48.87%

Carter County, Tennessee Population by Age

Carter County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Carter County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.3%16.7%
All70.8%29.2%
Male68.6%31.4%
Non Family60.3%39.7%
Female52.9%47.1%

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carter County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,7842.370.8
Married11,2982.9183.3
Non Family8,5281.1560.3
Female2,7143.0452.9
Male1,2443.0968.6

2.88

Average Family Size

2.3

Average Household Size

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Carter County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3875.69%
9th to 12th Grade4,53010.79%
High School Graduate16,19638.59%
Some College8,99221.43%
Associates Degree2,5105.98%
Bachelors Degree4,74411.30%
Graduate Degree2,6106.22%
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Carter County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Carter County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White40,17233,6757,001
Black72052871
Hispanic510397147
2+ Races26322649
Asian17312191
Native American14311710
Other Race542222
Islander2727

The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 52.60%.

Carter County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,724$32,900$27,412
Less Than 9th Grade$23,501$23,789$22,645
High School Graduate$25,567$30,480$20,297
Some College$31,607$35,872$28,954
Bachelors Degree$41,314$44,381$38,926
Graduate Degree$46,463$49,139$44,150

$30,724

Average Earnings

$32,900

Average Male

$27,412

Average Female

Carter County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carter County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Carter County, Tennessee Language

97.97% of Carter County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.23% of the population.

Carter County, Tennessee Language

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White51,88411,24321.67%
Hispanic1,02332331.57%
Black86129534.26%
Native22313359.64%
Multiple46511624.95%
Other1169481.03%
Asian24031.25%

22.09%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.46%

Male Poverty Rate

23.64%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carter County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Tennessee is Other, with 81.03% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Tennessee is Asian, with 1.25% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.10%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.23%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.85%.

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.90%
High School23.13%
Some College14.29%
Bachelors or Greater6.05%

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed56.54%
Male Unemployed39.43%
Female Employed8.61%
Male Employed7.96%

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Carter County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$38,092$52,993
Families$50,352$64,762
Married Families$59,520$75,417
Non Families$20,212$29,829
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Income by Household Type

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

48.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Carter County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Carter 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 45-54.

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status

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4,528

Number of Veterans

4,171

Male Veterans

357

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,950
First Gulf War877
Second Gulf War714
Korea258
World War II84

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 741,318
75+1,249
35 to 54822
55 to 64745
18 to 34394

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,3899.88%
Black8711.84%
Native American2817.83%
2+ Races248.63%
Hispanic192.93%

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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10.49%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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51.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

4.7%

Unemployment Rate

Carter County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Carter County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Carter 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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65.78%

Born in Carter County, Tennessee

98.56%

Native Born

1.44%

Foreign Born

0.92%

Non Citizen

0.51%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.56% of Carter County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 65.78% having been born in Tennessee. 0.92% 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

  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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