Jefferson County, Tennessee Population 2022

Jefferson County, Tennessee's estimated population is 55,944 with a growth rate of 0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Tennessee is the 28th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 51,714 and has seen a growth of 8.18% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18009,0170.00%
18107,309-1,708-18.94%
18208,9531,64422.49%
183011,8012,84831.81%
184012,0762752.33%
185013,2041,1289.34%
186016,0432,83921.50%
187019,4763,43321.40%
188015,846-3,630-18.64%
189016,4786323.99%
190018,5902,11212.82%
191017,755-835-4.49%
192017,677-78-0.44%
193017,9142371.34%
194018,6217073.95%
195019,6671,0465.62%
196021,4931,8269.28%
197024,9403,44716.04%
198031,2846,34425.44%
199033,0161,7325.54%
201051,71418,69856.63%
201151,9081940.38%
201252,3003920.76%
201352,134-166-0.32%
201452,4082740.53%
201553,0116031.15%
201653,1481370.26%
201753,7305821.10%
201854,0122820.52%
201954,4954830.89%
202054,9784830.89%
202155,4614830.88%
202255,9444830.87%
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Jefferson County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,43494.96%
Black or African American9771.80%
American Indian and Alaska Native140.03%
Asian3250.60%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander280.05%
Some Other Race1410.26%
Two or More Races1,2432.29%
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Jefferson County, Tennessee Population by Race

Jefferson County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2022

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Jefferson County, Tennessee Median Age

44.2


Total

42.9


Male

45.1


Female

Jefferson County, Tennessee Adults

There are 43,567 adults, (10,771 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Tennessee.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

32.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

32.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

27,525

50.82%

Male

26,637

49.18%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Population by Age

Jefferson County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Jefferson County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.6%16.4%
All75.7%24.3%
Non Family69.4%30.6%
Male61.9%38.1%
Female56.1%43.9%

75.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,0382.6175.7
Married11,3833.0883.6
Male1,0733.6461.9
Female2,0403.1456.1
Non Family5,5421.2469.4

3.03

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Jefferson County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,0445.28%
9th to 12th Grade3,2878.50%
High School Graduate14,80138.25%
Some College8,66822.40%
Associates Degree3,1018.01%
Bachelors Degree4,24410.97%
Graduate Degree2,5466.58%
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Jefferson County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Jefferson County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American121212
Islander131313
Asian196185146
White36,51531,6126,438
2+ Races53152270
Hispanic90360273
Black60349640
Other Race10854

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 native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,697$41,458$26,679
Less Than 9th Grade$23,316$26,311$17,302
High School Graduate$27,387$33,422$20,639
Some College$33,893$43,098$26,172
Bachelors Degree$43,600$52,453$37,042
Graduate Degree$66,026$72,908$54,459

$33,697

Average Earnings

$41,458

Average Male

$26,679

Average Female

Jefferson County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Jefferson County, Tennessee Language

95.81% of Jefferson County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 4.19% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.84% of the population.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Language

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,92455028.59%
Multiple1,17829525.04%
Islander28621.43%
Black68712317.90%
White48,2515,96412.36%
Asian30372.31%
Other51NaN%

13.07%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.65%

Male Poverty Rate

14.44%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 28.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.95%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.13%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.85%.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.84%
High School12.01%
Some College9.73%
Bachelors or Greater3.62%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed5.46%
Male Unemployed30.80%
Female Employed7.94%
Female Unemployed44.41%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Jefferson County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$51,899$67,357
Families$61,416$77,318
Married Families$71,524-
Non Families$27,267$38,412
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Income by Household Type

Jefferson County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Jefferson County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Jefferson County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Jefferson County, Tennessee Marital Status

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4,377

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War840
First Gulf War997
Vietnam1,427
Korea260
World War II150

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34452
35 to 541,052
55 to 64881
65 to 741,035
75+957

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,28110.29%
Black161.83%
Asian113.96%
Islander1368.42%
Other Race2016.53%
2+ Races365.72%
Hispanic464.06%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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5.85%

Veteran Poverty Rate

34.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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56.7%

Labor Force Participation

53.1%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Jefferson County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Jefferson County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Jefferson 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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61.42%

Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee

97.70%

Native Born

2.30%

Foreign Born

1.51%

Non Citizen

0.79%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.70% of Jefferson County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 61.42% having been born in Tennessee. 1.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Jefferson 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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