Smith County, Tennessee Population 2024

21,105

Smith County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 21,105 with a growth rate of 1.48% 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 19,127 and has seen a growth of 10.34% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202922,6453081.38%
202822,3373081.4%
202722,0293081.42%
202621,7213081.44%
202521,4133081.46%
202421,1053081.48%
202320,7973081.5%
202220,4893081.53%
202120,1812111.06%
202019,970-145-0.72%
201920,1151690.85%
201819,9462031.03%
201719,7432011.03%
201619,5422261.17%
201519,3162121.11%
201419,104-19-0.1%
201319,123-62-0.32%
201219,185-26-0.14%
201119,211840.44%
201019,127
199014,143-792-5.3%
198014,9352,42619.39%
197012,5094503.73%
196012,059-2,039-14.46%
195014,098-2,050-12.7%
194016,1486754.36%
193015,473-1,661-9.69%
192017,134-1,414-7.62%
191018,548-478-2.51%
190019,0266223.38%
189018,4046053.4%
188017,7991,80511.29%
187015,994-363-2.22%
186016,357-2,055-11.16%
185018,412-2,767-13.06%
184021,1791,2736.4%
183019,9062,32613.23%
182017,5805,93150.91%
181011,6497,355171.29%
18004,294-18,351-81.04%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.48% (308)
County Seat
2010 Population
19,127
Area
314 mi²
Density
67 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
10.34% (1,978)
Founded
1799

Smith County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White18,25991.14%
Two or more races1,0155.07%
Black or African American3771.88%
Other race2691.34%
Asian900.45%
Native American240.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Other race

Asian

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Smith County, Tennessee Population by Race

Smith County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Smith County, Tennessee Median Age

40.5

Total

39.8

Male

41.5

Female

Smith County, Tennessee Adults

There are 15,548 adults, (3,291 of whom are seniors) in Smith County, Tennessee.

Smith County, Tennessee Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

26.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Smith County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female9,87249.28%
Male10,16250.72%

Smith County, Tennessee Population by Age

Smith County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All7,6742.5974.825.2
Married4,2733.0983.316.7
Non Family2,1971.126535
Female7353.0557.442.6
Male4694.167129
showing: 5 rows

3.1

Average Family Size

2.59

Average Household Size

74.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Smith County, Tennessee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Smith County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Smith County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 92.93%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 53.33%.

Smith County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$41,462

Average Earnings

$45,532

Average Male

$37,200

Average Female

Smith County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Smith County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Smith County, Tennessee Language

96.38% of Smith County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 3.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.31% of the population.

Smith County, Tennessee Language

Smith County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White18,0032,47113.73%
Multiple1,01133232.84%
Hispanic63124238.35%
Black34812636.21%
Other269155.58%
showing: 5 rows

14.85%

Overall Poverty Rate

13.83%

Male Poverty Rate

15.9%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Smith County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Smith County, Tennessee is Hispanic, with 38.35% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Smith County, Tennessee is Other, with 5.58% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.4%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.96%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.19%.

Smith County, Tennessee Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.99%
High School16.49%
Some College10.45%
Bachelors or Greater4.5%
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Smith County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed30.81%
Male Unemployed14.5%
Female Employed6.52%
Male Employed5.07%
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Smith County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Smith County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Smith County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.2%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Smith County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Smith County, Tennessee Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Smith County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Smith County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,133

Number of Veterans

1,126

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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Smith County, Tennessee Veterans by War

count

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Smith County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Smith County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Smith County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.44%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.96%

Veteran Disability Rate

Smith County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.1%

Labor Force Participation

57%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Smith County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Smith County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Smith County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

73.25%

Born in Smith County, Tennessee

98.4%

Native Born

1.6%

Foreign Born

1.1%

Non Citizen

0.5%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.4% of Smith County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 73.25% having been born in Tennessee. 1.1% 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

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