Jefferson County, Tennessee Population 2021

Jefferson County, Tennessee's estimated population is 55,461 with a growth rate of 0.88% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Jefferson County, Tennessee is the 28th largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 51,714 and has seen a growth of 7.25% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202155,4614830.88%
202054,9784830.89%
201954,4954830.89%
201854,0122820.52%
201753,7305821.10%
201653,1481370.26%
201553,0116031.15%
201452,4082740.53%
201352,134-166-0.32%
201252,3003920.76%
201151,9081940.38%
201051,71418,69856.63%
199033,0161,7325.54%
198031,2846,34425.44%
197024,9403,44716.04%
196021,4931,8269.28%
195019,6671,0465.62%
194018,6217073.95%
193017,9142371.34%
192017,677-78-0.44%
191017,755-835-4.49%
190018,5902,11212.82%
189016,4786323.99%
188015,846-3,630-18.64%
187019,4763,43321.40%
186016,0432,83921.50%
185013,2041,1289.34%
184012,0762752.33%
183011,8012,84831.81%
18208,9531,64422.49%
18107,309-1,708-18.94%
18009,0170.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.88% (483)
County Website
Founded
June 11, 1792
County Seat
2010 Population
51,714
Growth Since 2010
7.25% (3,747)
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Jefferson County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White51,20495.39%
Two or More Races9701.81%
Black or African American9101.70%
Asian3450.64%
Some Other Race1610.30%
American Indian and Alaska Native690.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander200.04%
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Jefferson County, Tennessee Population by Race

Jefferson County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Jefferson County, Tennessee Median Age

43.9


Total

42.4


Male

44.9


Female

Jefferson County, Tennessee Adults

There are 42,971 adults, (10,538 of whom are seniors) in Jefferson County, Tennessee.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Age Dependency

65.5

Age Dependency Ratio

32.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

33

Child Dependency Ratio

Jefferson County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

27,347

50.95%

Male

26,332

49.05%

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
Male62.7%37.3%
Female65%35%
Non Family67.5%32.5%
All75.2%24.8%
Married82.4%17.6%

75.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Jefferson County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All20,1542.5775.2
Married11,0813.0782.4
Non Family6,1561.2967.5
Female1,8203.2565
Male1,0973.5562.7

3.04

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Jefferson County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2,3046.06%
9th to 12th Grade3,2668.60%
High School Graduate14,85139.09%
Some College8,36922.03%
Associates Degree2,8397.47%
Bachelors Degree3,7879.97%
Graduate Degree2,5786.79%
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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
White36,01430,9406,118
Hispanic87751038
Black52842637
2+ Races37936642
Asian14813496
Other Race11064
Native American424228
Islander666

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 islander people with a rate of 100.00%.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,399$38,960$26,779
Less Than 9th Grade$21,322$25,795$15,291
High School Graduate$29,230$32,285$22,163
Some College$31,899$40,955$25,707
Bachelors Degree$44,661$54,202$36,354
Graduate Degree$55,920$65,822$50,513

$32,399

Average Earnings

$38,960

Average Male

$26,779

Average Female

Jefferson County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Jefferson County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Jefferson County, Tennessee Language

95.43% of Jefferson County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 4.57% 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
White47,7345,89012.34%
Hispanic1,90045223.79%
Multiple92425427.49%
Black65616725.46%
Native694565.22%
Other1613119.25%
Islander20840.00%
Asian30261.99%

13.24%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.65%

Male Poverty Rate

13.79%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee is Native, with 65.22% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Jefferson County, Tennessee is Asian, with 1.99% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.02%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.49%.

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.31%
High School12.10%
Some College9.92%
Bachelors or Greater3.98%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed33.39%
Male Unemployed19.40%
Female Employed8.67%
Male Employed5.80%

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$49,139$65,086
Families$59,596$76,208
Married Families$67,506-
Non Families$25,373$36,966
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Income by Household Type

Jefferson County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.1%

Male Marriage Rate

53.9%

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 Over 65, 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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4,238

Number of Veterans

3,909

Male Veterans

329

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,455
First Gulf War1,014
Second Gulf War671
Korea361
World War II134

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+1,008
65 to 741,007
35 to 54990
55 to 64899
18 to 34334

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White4,1189.99%
2+ Races7615.90%
Hispanic474.34%
Black151.92%
Asian134.63%
Native American1018.18%
Islander642.86%

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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5.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Jefferson County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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56.6%

Labor Force Participation

53.5%

Employment Rate

5.4%

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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60.37%

Born in Jefferson County, Tennessee

97.44%

Native Born

2.56%

Foreign Born

2.00%

Non Citizen

0.57%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.44% of Jefferson County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 60.37% having been born in Tennessee. 2.00% 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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