Grainger County, Tennessee Population 2024

25,165

Grainger County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 25,165 with a growth rate of 1.8% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Grainger County, Tennessee is the 60th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 population was 22,718 and has seen a growth of 10.77% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202927,3854441.65%
202826,9414441.68%
202726,4974441.7%
202626,0534441.73%
202525,6094441.76%
202425,1654441.8%
202324,7214441.83%
202224,2774441.86%
202123,8332701.15%
202023,5631570.67%
201923,4062461.06%
201823,160410.18%
201723,119270.12%
201623,0922451.07%
201522,847-10-0.04%
201422,8571240.55%
201322,733510.22%
201222,682-66-0.29%
201122,748300.13%
201022,718
199017,0953442.05%
198016,7512,80320.1%
197013,9481,44211.53%
196012,506-580-4.43%
195013,086-1,270-8.85%
194014,3561,61912.71%
193012,737-632-4.73%
192013,369-519-3.74%
191013,888-1,624-10.47%
190015,5122,31617.55%
189013,1968126.56%
188012,384-37-0.3%
187012,4211,45913.31%
186010,962-1,408-11.38%
185012,3701,79817.01%
184010,5725065.03%
183010,0662,41531.56%
18207,6511,25419.6%
18106,397-970-13.17%
18007,367-20,018-73.1%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.8% (444)
County Website
Grainger County
County Seat
2010 Population
22,718
Area
281 mi²
Density
90 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
10.77% (2,447)
Founded
1796

Grainger County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White22,66595.84%
Two or more races4952.09%
Black or African American3201.35%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander780.33%
Native American410.17%
Other race270.11%
Asian220.09%
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Native American

Other race

Asian

Grainger County, Tennessee Population by Race

Grainger County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Grainger County, Tennessee Median Age

45.6

Total

43.9

Male

46.7

Female

Grainger County, Tennessee Adults

There are 19,022 adults, (4,906 of whom are seniors) in Grainger County, Tennessee.

Grainger County, Tennessee Age Dependency

67.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Grainger County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female11,68849.42%
Male11,96050.58%

Grainger County, Tennessee Population by Age

Grainger County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All9,3842.57723
Married4,9113.0790.19.9
Non Family3,0831.1762.337.7
Female9623.4168.831.2
Male4283.6150.549.5
showing: 5 rows

3.06

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Grainger 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

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

Grainger 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 islander people with a rate of 100%.

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

Grainger County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$33,396

Average Earnings

$40,085

Average Male

$27,547

Average Female

Grainger County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Grainger County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Grainger County, Tennessee Language

96.7% of Grainger County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 3.3% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.18% of the population.

Grainger County, Tennessee Language

Grainger County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White21,8133,48415.97%
Multiple49527154.75%
Hispanic86226931.21%
Black30917055.02%
Other271037.04%
Asian2229.09%
showing: 6 rows

17.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.11%

Male Poverty Rate

20.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Grainger County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Grainger County, Tennessee is Black, with 55.02% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Grainger County, Tennessee is Asian, with 9.09% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.92%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.79%.

Grainger County, Tennessee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade24.7%
High School14.87%
Some College12.07%
Bachelors or Greater10.91%
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Grainger County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed54.24%
Female Unemployed39.34%
Female Employed7.56%
Male Employed4.73%
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Grainger County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Grainger County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Grainger County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Grainger County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Grainger 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.

Grainger County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Grainger County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,489

Number of Veterans

1,368

Male Veterans

121

Female Veterans

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Grainger County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Grainger County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Grainger County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Grainger County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.65%

Veteran Poverty Rate

41.76%

Veteran Disability Rate

Grainger County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.4%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

Grainger County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Grainger County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Grainger 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

66.33%

Born in Grainger County, Tennessee

97.07%

Native Born

2.93%

Foreign Born

1.85%

Non Citizen

1.07%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.07% of Grainger County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 66.33% having been born in Tennessee. 1.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Grainger County, Tennessee Place of Birth

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