Hamilton County, Tennessee Population 2021

Hamilton County, Tennessee's estimated population is 374,826 with a growth rate of 0.95% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hamilton County, Tennessee is the null largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 337,214 and has seen a growth of 11.15% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2021374,8263,5110.95%
2020371,3153,5110.95%
2019367,8043,5110.96%
2018364,2933,2610.90%
2017361,0323,2540.91%
2016357,7784,0881.16%
2015353,6902,9610.84%
2014350,7291,6790.48%
2013349,0503,3570.97%
2012345,6934,5991.35%
2011341,0943,8801.15%
2010337,21451,67818.10%
1990285,536-2,204-0.77%
1980287,74033,50413.18%
1970254,23616,3316.86%
1960237,90529,65014.24%
1950208,25527,77715.39%
1940180,47820,98113.15%
1930159,49743,54337.55%
1920115,95426,68729.90%
191089,26727,57244.69%
190061,6958,21315.36%
189053,48229,840126.22%
188023,6426,40137.13%
187017,2413,98330.04%
186013,2583,18331.59%
185010,0751,90023.24%
18408,1755,899259.18%
18302,2761,455177.22%
18208210.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.95%
County Website
Founded
October 25, 1819
County Seat
2010 Population
337,214
Growth Since 2010
11.15%
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Hamilton County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White271,75075.29%
Black or African American69,10019.15%
Two or More Races7,5942.10%
Asian7,4452.06%
Some Other Race4,1811.16%
American Indian and Alaska Native7070.20%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander1420.04%
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Hamilton County, Tennessee Population By Race

Hamilton County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2021

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Hamilton County, Tennessee Median Age

39.7


Total

38.2


Male

41.1


Female

Hamilton County, Tennessee Adults

There are 285,626 adults, (62,141 of whom are seniors) in Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Hamilton County, Tennessee Age Dependency

61.5

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Hamilton County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Mujer

186,712

51.73%

Masculino

174,207

48.27%

Hamilton County, Tennessee Population by Age

Hamilton County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hamilton County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married82.6%17.4%
All64%36%
Masculino60.4%39.6%
Non Family48.4%51.6%
Mujer44.4%55.6%

64.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hamilton County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All145,2132.4164
Married66,1053.182.6
Non Family57,2121.2348.4
Mujer16,2553.3744.4
Masculino5,6413.3660.4

3.11

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

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Hamilton County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9,1123.59%
9th to 12th Grade17,5966.93%
High School Graduate68,32326.91%
Some College54,59821.51%
Associates Degree22,5538.88%
Bachelors Degree52,52120.69%
Graduate Degree29,17111.49%
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Hamilton County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hamilton County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White190,367175,98169,110
Black45,10537,8706,886
Hispanic10,1426,2582,098
Asian5,0894,1722,431
2+ Races2,9752,6301,038
Other Race2,0171,206413
Native American601507194
Islander888877

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 islander people with a rate of 87.50%.

Hamilton County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Masculino Mujer
Overall$38,534$44,479$32,239
Less Than 9th Grade$21,110$23,244$17,194
High School Graduate$29,222$32,419$24,028
Some College$34,391$40,715$30,061
Bachelors Degree$50,814$63,550$42,350
Graduate Degree$62,917$80,016$55,093

$38,534

Average Earnings

$44,479

Average Male

$32,239

Average Female

Hamilton County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hamilton County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Hamilton County, Tennessee Language

92.87% of Hamilton County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 7.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.26% of the population.

Hamilton County, Tennessee Language

Hamilton County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White249,01421,1418.49%
Black67,02516,36224.41%
Hispanic19,8965,80629.18%
Multiple7,2511,14515.79%
Other4,1081,04225.37%
Asian7,2054926.83%
Native70214019.94%
Islander1424430.99%

12.83%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.89%

Male Poverty Rate

13.72%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hamilton County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hamilton County, Tennessee is Islander, with 30.99% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hamilton County, Tennessee is Asian, with 6.83% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.68%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.16%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 19.59%.

Hamilton County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.92%
High School14.12%
Some College8.34%
Bachelors or Greater3.74%

Hamilton County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed40.05%
Male Unemployed27.79%
Female Employed6.97%
Male Employed5.14%

Hamilton County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hamilton County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,070$78,761
Families$75,007$98,482
Married Families$88,667$114,168
Non Families$32,486$46,905
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Income by Household Type

Hamilton County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

47.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

49.6%

Male Marriage Rate

45.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hamilton County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Hamilton 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.

Hamilton County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Hamilton County, Tennessee Marital Status

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21,821

Number of Veterans

20,159

Male Veterans

1,662

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam8,456
First Gulf War4,375
Second Gulf War3,406
Korea1,739
World War II901

Hamilton County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 745,865
75+5,015
35 to 544,880
55 to 644,501
18 to 341,560

Hamilton County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White18,1458.25%
Black3,1956.09%
Hispanic3773.03%
2+ Races2967.69%
Native American12221.71%
Asian500.86%
Other Race130.49%

Hamilton County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Hamilton County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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8.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

32.25%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hamilton County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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62.2%

Labor Force Participation

59%

Employment Rate

4.9%

Unemployment Rate

Hamilton County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Hamilton County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Hamilton 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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59.45%

Born in Hamilton County, Tennessee

94.73%

Native Born

5.27%

Foreign Born

3.13%

Non Citizen

2.14%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.73% of Hamilton County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 59.45% having been born in Tennessee. 3.13% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hamilton 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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