Rhea County, Tennessee's estimated population is 33,935 with a growth rate of 0.76% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Rhea County, Tennessee is the 47th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 31,858 and has seen a growth of 6.52% since this time.
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The highest rate of high school graduation is among 2+ races people with a rate of 93.69%.
The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 32.56%.
95.21% of Rhea County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 4.79% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.80% of the population.
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The race most likely to be in poverty in Rhea County, Tennessee is Black, with 55.81% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Rhea 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 2.55%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.24%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.62%.
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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Rhea County, Tennessee
97.33% of Rhea County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 70.68% having been born in Tennessee. 1.92% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.