Rhea County, Tennessee Population 2022

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.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18102,5040.00%
18204,2151,71168.33%
18308,1863,97194.21%
18403,985-4,201-51.32%
18504,41543010.79%
18604,99157613.05%
18705,53854710.96%
18807,0731,53527.72%
189012,6475,57478.81%
190014,3181,67113.21%
191015,4101,0927.63%
192013,812-1,598-10.37%
193013,871590.43%
194016,3532,48217.89%
195016,041-312-1.91%
196015,863-178-1.11%
197017,2021,3398.44%
198024,2357,03340.88%
199024,3441090.45%
201031,8587,51430.87%
201132,0822240.70%
201232,3672850.89%
201332,5291620.50%
201432,623940.29%
201532,373-250-0.77%
201632,4741010.31%
201732,6711970.61%
201832,9112400.73%
201933,1672560.78%
202033,4232560.77%
202133,6792560.77%
202233,9352560.76%
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Rhea County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,58492.78%
Black or African American5791.76%
American Indian and Alaska Native310.09%
Asian1720.52%
Some Other Race5591.70%
Two or More Races1,0393.15%
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Rhea County, Tennessee Population by Race

Rhea County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2022

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Rhea County, Tennessee Median Age

40


Total

38.1


Male

41


Female

Rhea County, Tennessee Adults

There are 25,466 adults, (6,010 of whom are seniors) in Rhea County, Tennessee.

Rhea County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

30.9

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.5

Child Dependency Ratio

Rhea County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

16,672

50.58%

Male

16,292

49.42%

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
Male84.9%15.1%
Married84.6%15.4%
All73.7%26.3%
Non Family61.8%38.2%
Female59.3%40.7%

73.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Rhea County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,3242.673.7
Married6,0643.1184.6
Male5623.2584.9
Female1,9313.3859.3
Non Family3,7671.2961.8

3.07

Average Family Size

2.6

Average Household Size

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Rhea County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,4546.47%
9th to 12th Grade2,46910.99%
High School Graduate8,57338.16%
Some College4,69420.89%
Associates Degree1,5446.87%
Bachelors Degree2,40210.69%
Graduate Degree1,3295.92%
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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
Asian863428
White20,77917,4803,591
Other Race28416725
2+ Races44441638
Hispanic70722551
Black42738723
Native American319

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%.

Rhea County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$33,190$40,737$24,465
Less Than 9th Grade$25,880$29,816$12,649
High School Graduate$31,703$39,147$22,614
Some College$31,811$44,138$24,672
Bachelors Degree$41,605$49,737$40,305
Graduate Degree$47,204$56,347$43,566

$33,190

Average Earnings

$40,737

Average Male

$24,465

Average Female

Rhea County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Rhea County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Rhea County, Tennessee Language

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.

Rhea County, Tennessee Language

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black51628855.81%
Multiple1,00345745.56%
Hispanic1,58436623.11%
White28,7054,40715.35%
Other58NaN%

17.08%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.71%

Male Poverty Rate

19.40%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Rhea County, Tennessee

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%.

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.06%
High School14.33%
Some College11.32%
Bachelors or Greater5.04%

Rhea County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.90%
Male Unemployed32.77%
Female Employed8.54%
Female Unemployed44.07%

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$46,096$61,694
Families$57,271$71,405
Married Families$67,232-
Non Families$24,216$36,984
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Income by Household Type

Rhea County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.9%

Male Marriage Rate

48.5%

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 55-64.

Rhea County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Rhea County, Tennessee Marital Status

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2,270

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War581
First Gulf War348
Vietnam1,004
Korea85
World War II56

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34256
35 to 54525
55 to 64481
65 to 74548
75+460

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,1248.86%
Black6112.18%
2+ Races8516.10%

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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6.38%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.08%

Veteran Disability Rate

Rhea County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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54.1%

Labor Force Participation

49.3%

Employment Rate

8.8%

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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70.68%

Born in Rhea County, Tennessee

97.33%

Native Born

2.67%

Foreign Born

1.92%

Non Citizen

0.75%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

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.

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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