Fentress County, Tennessee Population 2021

Fentress County, Tennessee's estimated population is 18,925 with a growth rate of 1.07% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fentress County, Tennessee is the 70th largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 17,923 and has seen a growth of 5.59% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,9252011.07%
202018,7242011.09%
201918,5232011.10%
201818,3221080.59%
201718,2141740.96%
201618,040750.42%
201517,9651160.65%
201417,849-55-0.31%
201317,904-12-0.07%
201217,916-81-0.45%
201117,997740.41%
201017,9233,25422.18%
199014,669-157-1.06%
198014,8262,23317.73%
197012,593-695-5.23%
196013,288-1,629-10.92%
195014,9176554.59%
194014,2623,22629.23%
193011,0366015.76%
192010,4352,98940.14%
19107,4461,34021.95%
19006,10688016.84%
18905,226-715-12.04%
18805,9411,22425.95%
18704,717-337-6.67%
18605,05460013.47%
18504,45490425.46%
18403,55080229.18%
18302,7480.00%
2021 Growth Rate
1.07% (201)
Founded
1823
County Seat
2010 Population
17,923
Growth Since 2010
5.59% (1,002)
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Fentress County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,71897.28%
Two or More Races1971.08%
Asian1000.55%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.42%
Some Other Race630.35%
Black or African American590.32%
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Fentress County, Tennessee Population by Race

Fentress County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Fentress County, Tennessee Median Age

45.2


Total

43.7


Male

46.5


Female

Fentress County, Tennessee Adults

There are 14,361 adults, (3,832 of whom are seniors) in Fentress County, Tennessee.

Fentress County, Tennessee Age Dependency

73

Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Fentress County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

9,129

50.12%

Male

9,084

49.88%

Fentress County, Tennessee Population by Age

Fentress County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Fentress County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female48.1%51.9%
Non Family69.5%30.5%
Male71.3%28.7%
All75.1%24.9%
Married84.6%15.4%

75.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Fentress County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4432.4275.1
Married3,8183.1184.6
Non Family2,5141.1769.5
Female7562.8348.1
Male3553.0171.3

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Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

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Fentress County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,1148.55%
9th to 12th Grade1,1028.46%
High School Graduate5,67843.60%
Some College2,18216.75%
Associates Degree8666.65%
Bachelors Degree1,51811.66%
Graduate Degree5634.32%
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Fentress County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Fentress County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,67610,5172,000
2+ Races13612149
Hispanic1169226
Other Race525226
Asian49406
Black4637
Native American2828

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among other race people with a rate of 50.00%.

Fentress County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$26,561$32,597$21,131
Less Than 9th Grade$14,196$29,489$
High School Graduate$24,026$26,968$16,826
Some College$26,450$30,929$25,395
Bachelors Degree$43,023$44,693$38,657
Graduate Degree$46,125$82,560$42,350

$26,561

Average Earnings

$32,597

Average Male

$21,131

Average Female

Fentress County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fentress County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Fentress County, Tennessee Language

98.85% of Fentress County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 1.15% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 0.57% of the population.

Fentress County, Tennessee Language

Fentress County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,1533,53020.58%
Multiple1975427.41%
Hispanic2783713.31%
Black2828100.00%

20.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.70%

Male Poverty Rate

22.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fentress County, Tennessee

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fentress County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 13.31% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.10%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.97%.

Fentress County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School24.42%
Less Than 9th Grade22.49%
Some College11.13%
Bachelors or Greater5.82%

Fentress County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed57.56%
Male Unemployed57.19%
Male Employed10.25%
Female Employed8.61%

Fentress County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fentress County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,520$47,004
Families$44,140$54,851
Married Families$47,591-
Non Families$21,161$30,920
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Income by Household Type

Fentress County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Fentress County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Fentress 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.

Fentress County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Fentress County, Tennessee Marital Status

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1,283

Number of Veterans

1,242

Male Veterans

41

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam589
First Gulf War287
Second Gulf War230
Korea71
World War II36

Fentress County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74504
35 to 54251
55 to 64232
75+169
18 to 34127

Fentress County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2819.13%
Asian24.08%

Fentress County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Fentress County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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10.81%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.49%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fentress County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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51.3%

Labor Force Participation

47.7%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Fentress County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Fentress County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Fentress 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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70.33%

Born in Fentress County, Tennessee

98.85%

Native Born

1.15%

Foreign Born

0.37%

Non Citizen

0.78%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.85% of Fentress County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 70.33% having been born in Tennessee. 0.37% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Fentress 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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