Carter County, Tennessee Population 2022

Carter County, Tennessee's estimated population is 56,313 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 -1.79% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18004,8130.00%
18104,190-623-12.94%
18204,83564515.39%
18306,4141,57932.66%
18405,372-1,042-16.25%
18506,29692417.20%
18607,12482813.15%
18707,90978511.02%
188010,0192,11026.68%
189013,3893,37033.64%
190016,6883,29924.64%
191019,8383,15018.88%
192021,4881,6508.32%
193029,2237,73536.00%
194035,1275,90420.20%
195042,4327,30520.80%
196041,578-854-2.01%
197042,5759972.40%
198050,2057,63017.92%
199051,5051,3002.59%
201057,3425,83711.33%
201157,385430.07%
201257,347-38-0.07%
201356,978-369-0.64%
201456,325-653-1.15%
201556,375500.09%
201656,473980.17%
201756,510370.07%
201856,417-93-0.16%
201956,391-26-0.05%
202056,365-26-0.05%
202156,339-26-0.05%
202256,313-26-0.05%
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Carter County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White54,03695.72%
Black or African American9621.70%
American Indian and Alaska Native1380.24%
Asian3030.54%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander220.04%
Some Other Race1530.27%
Two or More Races8381.48%
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Carter County, Tennessee Population by Race

Carter County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2022

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Carter County, Tennessee Median Age

45.7


Total

44.7


Male

47.4


Female

Carter County, Tennessee Adults

There are 46,102 adults, (12,270 of whom are seniors) in Carter County, Tennessee.

Carter County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

36.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Carter County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

28,849

51.10%

Male

27,603

48.90%

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
Married84.2%15.8%
All72%28%
Non Family61.3%38.7%
Female59.6%40.4%
Male59.5%40.5%

72.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Carter County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All23,9932.2872
Married11,4642.9184.2
Male1,3452.7659.5
Female2,5973.0659.6
Non Family8,5871.1461.3

2.85

Average Family Size

2.28

Average Household Size

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Carter County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,1315.05%
9th to 12th Grade4,1459.82%
High School Graduate16,04338.00%
Some College9,38422.23%
Associates Degree2,7176.44%
Bachelors Degree4,84511.48%
Graduate Degree2,9526.99%
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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
Asian206149105
2+ Races576506161
Hispanic564420108
White40,26034,3107,403
Black71364971
Islander2222
Native American114101
Other Race401

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 50.97%.

Carter County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,175$35,772$28,475
Less Than 9th Grade$26,699$27,853$25,410
High School Graduate$26,463$31,921$22,036
Some College$33,808$39,231$27,711
Bachelors Degree$40,094$45,492$36,023
Graduate Degree$47,254$47,696$47,108

$32,175

Average Earnings

$35,772

Average Male

$28,475

Average Female

Carter County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Carter County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Carter County, Tennessee Language

97.64% of Carter County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.35% of the population.

Carter County, Tennessee Language

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native1389871.01%
Hispanic1,06648145.12%
Black81531138.16%
Multiple77927935.82%
White51,8249,44218.22%
Asian28931.04%
Other150NaN%

19.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.51%

Male Poverty Rate

20.54%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Carter County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Carter County, Tennessee is Native, with 71.01% below the poverty level.

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

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.11%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.90%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.41%.

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.72%
High School20.05%
Some College13.15%
Bachelors or Greater5.51%

Carter County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.42%
Male Unemployed25.30%
Female Employed7.64%
Female Unemployed52.50%

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$40,820$55,478
Families$53,934$66,922
Married Families$61,679$76,238
Non Families$22,463$32,846
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Income by Household Type

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.6%

Male Marriage Rate

49.2%

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 55-64.

Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Carter County, Tennessee Marital Status

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4,216

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War641
First Gulf War855
Vietnam1,676
Korea429
World War II68

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34255
35 to 54789
55 to 64859
65 to 741,095
75+1,218

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,1309.33%
Black496.67%
Native American1513.16%
2+ Races223.44%
Hispanic202.94%

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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8.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

40.61%

Veteran Disability Rate

Carter County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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52%

Labor Force Participation

48.9%

Employment Rate

5.9%

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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65.32%

Born in Carter County, Tennessee

98.17%

Native Born

1.83%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

0.54%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.17% of Carter County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 65.32% having been born in Tennessee. 1.29% 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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