Smith County, Tennessee Population 2022

Smith County, Tennessee's estimated population is 20,691 with a growth rate of 0.87% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Smith County, Tennessee is the 67th largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 Population was 19,126 and has seen a growth of 8.18% since this time.

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
18004,2940.00%
181011,6497,355171.29%
182017,5805,93150.91%
183019,9062,32613.23%
184021,1791,2736.40%
185018,412-2,767-13.06%
186016,357-2,055-11.16%
187015,994-363-2.22%
188017,7991,80511.29%
189018,4046053.40%
190019,0266223.38%
191018,548-478-2.51%
192017,134-1,414-7.62%
193015,473-1,661-9.69%
194016,1486754.36%
195014,098-2,050-12.70%
196012,059-2,039-14.46%
197012,5094503.73%
198014,9352,42619.39%
199014,143-792-5.30%
201019,1264,98335.23%
201119,210840.44%
201219,179-31-0.16%
201319,117-62-0.32%
201419,097-20-0.10%
201519,3082111.10%
201619,5262181.13%
201719,7322061.06%
201819,9792471.25%
201920,1571780.89%
202020,3351780.88%
202120,5131780.88%
202220,6911780.87%
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Smith County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White18,40792.38%
Black or African American5512.77%
American Indian and Alaska Native930.47%
Asian890.45%
Some Other Race2491.25%
Two or More Races5372.69%
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Smith County, Tennessee Population by Race

Smith County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2022

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Smith County, Tennessee Median Age

40.6


Total

40.1


Male

41.7


Female

Smith County, Tennessee Adults

There are 15,424 adults, (3,301 of whom are seniors) in Smith County, Tennessee.

Smith County, Tennessee Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

27.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Smith County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

9,899

49.68%

Male

10,027

50.32%

Smith County, Tennessee Population by Age

Smith County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Smith County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
All75.7%24.3%
Male75.5%24.5%
Non Family66.8%33.2%
Female59%41%

75.7%

Rate of Home Ownership

Smith County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6882.5775.7
Married4,3542.9583.2
Male4324.1475.5
Female8703.0859
Non Family2,0321.1966.8

2.99

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Smith County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade6784.88%
9th to 12th Grade1,2879.26%
High School Graduate6,00643.22%
Some College2,62618.90%
Associates Degree9156.58%
Bachelors Degree1,63111.74%
Graduate Degree7545.43%
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Smith County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Smith County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Asian664541
2+ Races318253119
Other Race1737235
White12,84911,1272,165
Black30427525
Native American8457
Hispanic301129

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 90.46%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 62.12%.

Smith County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,793$41,400$32,613
Less Than 9th Grade$28,125$38,092$16,699
High School Graduate$34,744$40,974$28,135
Some College$34,564$40,631$32,331
Bachelors Degree$42,281$45,375$40,897
Graduate Degree$54,609$83,750$53,750

$36,793

Average Earnings

$41,400

Average Male

$32,613

Average Female

Smith County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smith County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Smith County, Tennessee Language

96.87% of Smith County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 3.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.64% of the population.

Smith County, Tennessee Language

Smith County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic55323843.04%
Black50721141.62%
Multiple53417132.02%
White18,0922,39513.24%
Native74810.81%
Other119NaN%

14.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.65%

Male Poverty Rate

15.85%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smith County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smith County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 43.04% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smith 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 2.86%. Among those working part-time, it was 16.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.22%.

Smith County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade26.81%
High School12.59%
Some College10.59%
Bachelors or Greater4.83%

Smith County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed4.33%
Male Unemployed21.26%
Female Employed6.36%
Female Unemployed25.57%

Smith County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smith County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$48,611$74,151
Families$58,325$87,386
Married Families$68,615-
Non Families$26,517$34,346
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Income by Household Type

Smith County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

57.5%

Male Marriage Rate

54.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Smith County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Smith County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Smith County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Smith County, Tennessee Marital Status

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1,210

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War231
First Gulf War272
Vietnam461
Korea76
World War II16

Smith County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3475
35 to 54197
55 to 64272
65 to 74440
75+226

Smith County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,1257.83%
Black185.33%
Native American4250.00%
2+ Races256.85%

Smith County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Smith County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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7.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

31.32%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smith County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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58.6%

Labor Force Participation

56.4%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Smith County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Smith County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Smith 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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72.96%

Born in Smith County, Tennessee

97.77%

Native Born

2.23%

Foreign Born

1.50%

Non Citizen

0.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.77% of Smith County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 72.96% having been born in Tennessee. 1.50% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Smith 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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