Obion County, Tennessee Population 2021

Obion County, Tennessee's estimated population is 29,659 with a growth rate of -0.69% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Obion County, Tennessee is the 50th largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 31,822 and has seen a growth of -6.80% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202129,659-205-0.69%
202029,864-205-0.68%
201930,069-205-0.68%
201830,274-101-0.33%
201730,375-172-0.56%
201630,547-14-0.05%
201530,561-267-0.87%
201430,828-189-0.61%
201331,017-293-0.94%
201231,310-365-1.15%
201131,675-147-0.46%
201031,8221050.33%
199031,717-1,064-3.25%
198032,7812,8459.50%
197029,9362,97911.05%
196026,957-2,099-7.22%
195029,056-1,922-6.20%
194030,9781,8926.50%
193029,0866932.44%
192028,393-1,553-5.19%
191029,9461,6605.87%
190028,2861,0133.71%
189027,2734,36119.03%
188022,9127,32847.02%
187015,5842,76721.59%
186012,8175,18467.92%
18507,6332,81958.56%
18404,8142,715129.35%
18302,0990.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.69% (-205)
County Website
Founded
1824
County Seat
2010 Population
31,822
Growth Since 2010
-6.80% (-2,163)
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Obion County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White25,85985.16%
Black or African American3,12610.29%
Two or More Races6302.07%
Some Other Race5511.81%
Asian1160.38%
American Indian and Alaska Native760.25%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander70.02%
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Obion County, Tennessee Population by Race

Obion County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Obion County, Tennessee Median Age

42.6


Total

42.1


Male

44


Female

Obion County, Tennessee Adults

There are 23,705 adults, (6,024 of whom are seniors) in Obion County, Tennessee.

Obion County, Tennessee Age Dependency

71.7

Age Dependency Ratio

34.1

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Obion County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

15,756

51.89%

Male

14,609

48.11%

Obion County, Tennessee Population by Age

Obion County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Obion County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male32.9%67.1%
Female38.7%61.3%
Non Family53.5%46.5%
All64.9%35.1%
Married83.5%16.5%

64.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Obion County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,7172.3564.9
Married6,0952.9483.5
Non Family4,3281.1353.5
Female1,6033.1838.7
Male6912.8132.9

2.9

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Obion County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4036.59%
9th to 12th Grade2,1049.89%
High School Graduate9,52644.77%
Some College3,80017.86%
Associates Degree1,1835.56%
Bachelors Degree2,18510.27%
Graduate Degree1,0765.06%
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Obion County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Obion County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White18,40815,5503,042
Black2,0631,714137
Hispanic60433347
Other Race280119
2+ Races1058420
Asian877430
Native American47471

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 asian people with a rate of 34.48%.

Obion County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,639$35,415$25,752
Less Than 9th Grade$20,893$22,213$17,247
High School Graduate$26,578$32,493$21,660
Some College$30,478$41,033$26,982
Bachelors Degree$38,613$44,716$31,903
Graduate Degree$52,931$61,513$48,810

$29,639

Average Earnings

$35,415

Average Male

$25,752

Average Female

Obion County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Obion County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Obion County, Tennessee Language

95.94% of Obion County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 4.06% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.83% of the population.

Obion County, Tennessee Language

Obion County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White24,7414,42217.87%
Black2,9981,17539.19%
Hispanic1,30434526.46%
Multiple62929446.74%
Other55115728.49%
Native765775.00%
Asian1102623.64%
Islander7342.86%

21.05%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.16%

Male Poverty Rate

22.81%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Obion County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Obion County, Tennessee is Native, with 75.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Obion County, Tennessee is White, with 17.87% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.48%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.97%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 29.94%.

Obion County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade28.38%
High School18.11%
Some College15.61%
Bachelors or Greater6.32%

Obion County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed61.82%
Male Unemployed17.79%
Female Employed10.43%
Male Employed7.91%

Obion County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Obion County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$39,615$54,450
Families$51,195$65,614
Married Families$63,517$77,847
Non Families$21,975$30,947
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Income by Household Type

Obion County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

53.7%

Male Marriage Rate

47.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Obion County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Obion 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 55-64.

Obion County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Obion County, Tennessee Marital Status

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1,768

Number of Veterans

1,665

Male Veterans

103

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam650
First Gulf War548
Second Gulf War265
Korea247
World War II47

Obion County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+502
35 to 54466
65 to 74452
55 to 64288
18 to 3460

Obion County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,5127.34%
Black25510.81%
Hispanic232.99%
Native American12.13%

Obion County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Obion County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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12.95%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.70%

Veteran Disability Rate

Obion County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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55.8%

Labor Force Participation

52.5%

Employment Rate

5.5%

Unemployment Rate

Obion County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Obion County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Obion 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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66.55%

Born in Obion County, Tennessee

98.06%

Native Born

1.94%

Foreign Born

1.29%

Non Citizen

0.65%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.06% of Obion County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 66.55% having been born in Tennessee. 1.29% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Obion 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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