Rhea County, Tennessee Population 2021

Rhea County, Tennessee's estimated population is 33,679 with a growth rate of 0.77% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rhea County, Tennessee is the 47th largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 31,858 and has seen a growth of 5.72% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202133,6792560.77%
202033,4232560.77%
201933,1672560.78%
201832,9112400.73%
201732,6711970.61%
201632,4741010.31%
201532,373-250-0.77%
201432,623940.29%
201332,5291620.50%
201232,3672850.89%
201132,0822240.70%
201031,8587,51430.87%
199024,3441090.45%
198024,2357,03340.88%
197017,2021,3398.44%
196015,863-178-1.11%
195016,041-312-1.91%
194016,3532,48217.89%
193013,871590.43%
192013,812-1,598-10.37%
191015,4101,0927.63%
190014,3181,67113.21%
189012,6475,57478.81%
18807,0731,53527.72%
18705,53854710.96%
18604,99157613.05%
18504,41543010.79%
18403,985-4,201-51.32%
18308,1863,97194.21%
18204,2151,71168.33%
18102,5040.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.77% (256)
County Website
Founded
1807
County Seat
2010 Population
31,858
Growth Since 2010
5.72% (1,821)
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Rhea County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,87994.38%
Black or African American7462.28%
Two or More Races6231.90%
Some Other Race2320.71%
Asian1560.48%
American Indian and Alaska Native830.25%
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Rhea County, Tennessee Population by Race

Rhea County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Rhea County, Tennessee Median Age

38.9


Total

37.7


Male

40.5


Female

Rhea County, Tennessee Adults

There are 25,127 adults, (5,883 of whom are seniors) in Rhea County, Tennessee.

Rhea County, Tennessee Age Dependency

70

Age Dependency Ratio

30.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

39.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Rhea County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

16,520

50.49%

Male

16,199

49.51%

Rhea County, Tennessee Population by Age

Rhea County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Rhea County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female55.2%44.8%
Non Family58.7%41.3%
All71.2%28.8%
Male71.9%28.1%
Married83.2%16.8%

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rhea County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,1772.6171.2
Married6,0873.1783.2
Non Family3,9421.2658.7
Female1,5173.5255.2
Male6313.4971.9

3.19

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

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Rhea County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,7387.86%
9th to 12th Grade2,51211.36%
High School Graduate8,13736.80%
Some College4,57320.68%
Associates Degree1,4066.36%
Bachelors Degree2,38110.77%
Graduate Degree1,3646.17%
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Rhea County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Rhea County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White20,72817,0743,634
Hispanic62513233
Black51047948
2+ Races1341264
Other Race9324
Asian753026
Native American5233

The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 94.03%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 34.67%.

Rhea County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,394$39,659$23,989
Less Than 9th Grade$18,080$26,323$12,982
High School Graduate$30,597$41,135$23,394
Some College$31,270$40,754$23,091
Bachelors Degree$40,408$41,098$40,214
Graduate Degree$46,693$55,786$43,359

$31,394

Average Earnings

$39,659

Average Male

$23,989

Average Female

Rhea County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rhea County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Rhea County, Tennessee Language

95.35% of Rhea County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 4.65% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.75% of the population.

Rhea County, Tennessee Language

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White28,8194,96217.22%
Hispanic1,51954635.94%
Multiple60242470.43%
Black66525037.59%
Native836477.11%
Other2243013.39%

19.31%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.51%

Male Poverty Rate

21.08%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rhea County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Rhea County, Tennessee is Native, with 77.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Rhea County, Tennessee is Other, with 13.39% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.57%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.75%.

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade25.64%
High School16.82%
Some College12.43%
Bachelors or Greater3.95%

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed37.50%
Female Unemployed36.71%
Female Employed9.05%
Male Employed7.62%

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Rhea County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$42,206$57,598
Families$56,978$68,263
Married Families$64,752-
Non Families$24,518$33,173
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Income by Household Type

Rhea County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Rhea County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Rhea 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.

Rhea County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Rhea County, Tennessee Marital Status

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2,130

Number of Veterans

2,059

Male Veterans

71

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,115
Second Gulf War385
First Gulf War251
Korea182
World War II86

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74689
75+515
55 to 64381
35 to 54342
18 to 34203

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,0418.49%
Black8514.07%
2+ Races42.29%

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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6.51%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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55.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.5%

Employment Rate

8.5%

Unemployment Rate

Rhea County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Rhea County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Rhea 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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70.67%

Born in Rhea County, Tennessee

97.39%

Native Born

2.61%

Foreign Born

1.98%

Non Citizen

0.63%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.39% of Rhea County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 70.67% having been born in Tennessee. 1.98% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Rhea 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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