Decatur County, Tennessee Population 2022

Decatur County, Tennessee's estimated population is 11,555 with a growth rate of -0.31% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Decatur County, Tennessee is the 87th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 11,717 and has seen a growth of -1.38% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18506,0030.00%
18606,2762734.55%
18707,7721,49623.84%
18808,4987269.34%
18908,9954975.85%
190010,4391,44416.05%
191010,093-346-3.31%
192010,1981051.04%
193010,106-92-0.90%
194010,2611551.53%
19509,442-819-7.98%
19608,324-1,118-11.84%
19709,4571,13313.61%
198010,8571,40014.80%
199010,472-385-3.55%
201011,7171,24511.89%
201111,682-35-0.30%
201211,634-48-0.41%
201311,696620.53%
201411,685-11-0.09%
201511,600-85-0.73%
201611,7351351.16%
201711,732-3-0.03%
201811,699-33-0.28%
201911,663-36-0.31%
202011,627-36-0.31%
202111,591-36-0.31%
202211,555-36-0.31%
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Decatur County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White10,84692.99%
Black or African American4113.52%
American Indian and Alaska Native530.45%
Some Other Race1331.14%
Two or More Races2201.89%
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Decatur County, Tennessee Population by Race

Decatur County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2022

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Decatur County, Tennessee Median Age

46.5


Total

44.7


Male

48.3


Female

Decatur County, Tennessee Adults

There are 9,231 adults, (2,853 of whom are seniors) in Decatur County, Tennessee.

Decatur County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

44.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Decatur County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

5,917

50.73%

Male

5,746

49.27%

Decatur County, Tennessee Population by Age

Decatur County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Decatur County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married87.1%12.9%
All79.7%20.3%
Non Family72.7%27.3%
Female71.7%28.3%
Male47.3%52.7%

79.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Decatur County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,6372.4779.7
Married2,604387.1
Male1823.3247.3
Female4103.3871.7
Non Family1,4411.1472.7

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Average Family Size

2.47

Average Household Size

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Decatur County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4625.46%
9th to 12th Grade8339.84%
High School Graduate3,65943.22%
Some College1,56418.47%
Associates Degree7368.69%
Bachelors Degree93411.03%
Graduate Degree2783.28%
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Decatur County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Decatur County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White7,8726,6771,180
Black27724322
Hispanic22719110
Other Race9577
2+ Races146116
Native American18

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 87.73%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 14.99%.

Decatur County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,569$37,106$29,772
Less Than 9th Grade$32,083$32,763$21,688
High School Graduate$26,602$32,320$17,239
Some College$32,632$38,305$30,587
Bachelors Degree$45,817$51,118$44,076
Graduate Degree$53,929$$51,477

$33,569

Average Earnings

$37,106

Average Male

$29,772

Average Female

Decatur County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Decatur County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Decatur County, Tennessee Language

98.38% of Decatur County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 1.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.52% of the population.

Decatur County, Tennessee Language

Decatur County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Native5353100.00%
Black3919925.32%
Multiple2144219.63%
White10,5001,92718.35%
OtherNaN%
Hispanic3836617.23%

18.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.02%

Male Poverty Rate

21.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Decatur County, Tennessee

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Decatur County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 17.23% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.15%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.07%.

Decatur County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade31.18%
High School19.93%
Some College10.13%
Bachelors or Greater1.00%

Decatur County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed8.19%
Male Unemployed52.77%
Female Employed5.37%
Female Unemployed27.78%

Decatur County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Decatur County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,389$58,668
Families$51,534$69,293
Married Families$58,036-
Non Families$18,813$33,784
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Income by Household Type

Decatur County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.4%

Male Marriage Rate

52.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Decatur County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Decatur 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.

Decatur County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Decatur County, Tennessee Marital Status

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644

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War35
First Gulf War88
Vietnam322
Korea81
World War II11

Decatur County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3418
35 to 5488
55 to 64123
65 to 74237
75+178

Decatur County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White5746.65%
Black206.01%
2+ Races5034.25%
Hispanic104.33%

Decatur County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Decatur County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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11.60%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.66%

Veteran Disability Rate

Decatur County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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50.4%

Labor Force Participation

46.3%

Employment Rate

8%

Unemployment Rate

Decatur County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Decatur County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Decatur 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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75.75%

Born in Decatur County, Tennessee

99.69%

Native Born

0.31%

Foreign Born

0.31%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.69% of Decatur County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 75.75% having been born in Tennessee. 0.31% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Decatur 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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