Fentress County, Tennessee Population 2024

20,322

Fentress County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 20,322 with a growth rate of 2.5% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Fentress County, Tennessee is the 68th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 population was 17,922 and has seen a growth of 13.39% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,7974952.22%
202822,3024952.27%
202721,8074952.32%
202621,3124952.38%
202520,8174952.44%
202420,3224952.5%
202319,8274952.56%
202219,3324952.63%
202118,8373041.64%
202018,533-35-0.19%
201918,5682061.12%
201818,3621220.67%
201718,2401710.95%
201618,069950.53%
201517,9741180.66%
201417,856-53-0.3%
201317,909-10-0.06%
201217,919-80-0.44%
201117,999770.43%
201017,922
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%
18302,748-20,049-87.95%
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2024 Growth Rate
2.5% (495)
County Seat
2010 Population
17,922
Area
499 mi²
Density
41 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
13.39% (2,400)
Founded
1823

Fentress County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,87495.88%
Two or more races5262.82%
Other race670.36%
Black or African American600.32%
Asian600.32%
Native American430.23%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander120.06%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Fentress County, Tennessee Population by Race

Fentress County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Fentress County, Tennessee Median Age

46.3

Total

43.7

Male

48.4

Female

Fentress County, Tennessee Adults

There are 14,827 adults, (4,224 of whom are seniors) in Fentress County, Tennessee.

Fentress County, Tennessee Age Dependency

75.8

Age Dependency Ratio

39.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36

Child Dependency Ratio

Fentress County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female9,27149.73%
Male9,37150.27%

Fentress County, Tennessee Population by Age

Fentress County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,6072.4377.422.6
Married3,4643.1383.716.3
Non Family2,9141.1375.524.5
Female7523.7847.652.4
Male4773.1689.510.5
showing: 5 rows

3.09

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

77.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Fentress 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

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

Fentress 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 native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Fentress County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$31,409

Average Earnings

$36,225

Average Male

$28,082

Average Female

Fentress County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Fentress County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Fentress County, Tennessee Language

98.61% of Fentress County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 1.39% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.01% of the population.

Fentress County, Tennessee Language

Fentress County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White17,3723,47820.02%
Multiple52616731.75%
Hispanic3445415.7%
Black352777.14%
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20.17%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.95%

Male Poverty Rate

20.38%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Fentress County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Fentress County, Tennessee is Black, with 77.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Fentress County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 15.7% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.18%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.09%.

Fentress County, Tennessee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.4%
High School21.51%
Some College11.8%
Bachelors or Greater4.29%
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Fentress County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed37.43%
Male Unemployed11.69%
Female Employed9.7%
Male Employed7.6%
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Fentress County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Fentress County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Fentress County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.9%

Male Marriage Rate

47.9%

Female Marriage Rate

Fentress County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Fentress County, Tennessee Marriage

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

Fentress County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Fentress County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,348

Number of Veterans

1,245

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

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Fentress County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Fentress County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Fentress County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Fentress County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Fentress County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

49.5%

Labor Force Participation

46.9%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Fentress County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Fentress County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Fentress 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

71.24%

Born in Fentress County, Tennessee

98.75%

Native Born

1.25%

Foreign Born

0.56%

Non Citizen

0.69%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.75% of Fentress County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 71.24% having been born in Tennessee. 0.56% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Fentress County, Tennessee Place of Birth

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