Unicoi County, Tennessee Population 2021

Unicoi County, Tennessee's estimated population is 18,005 with a growth rate of 0.34% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Unicoi County, Tennessee is the 71st largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 18,284 and has seen a growth of -1.53% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202118,005610.34%
202017,944610.34%
201917,883610.34%
201817,822260.15%
201717,796590.33%
201617,737-82-0.46%
201517,819-132-0.74%
201417,951-144-0.80%
201318,095-158-0.87%
201218,253-49-0.27%
201118,302180.10%
201018,2841,73510.48%
199016,5491871.14%
198016,3621,1087.26%
197015,2541721.14%
196015,082-804-5.06%
195015,8861,75812.44%
194014,1281,45011.44%
193012,6782,55825.28%
192010,1202,91940.54%
19107,2011,35023.07%
19005,8511,23226.67%
18904,61997426.72%
18803,6450.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.34% (61)
County Website
Founded
March 23, 1875
County Seat
2010 Population
18,284
Growth Since 2010
-1.53% (-279)
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Unicoi County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,17096.40%
Two or More Races2771.56%
Some Other Race2361.33%
Black or African American600.34%
Asian500.28%
American Indian and Alaska Native180.10%
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Unicoi County, Tennessee Population by Race

Unicoi County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Unicoi County, Tennessee Median Age

46.5


Total

44.4


Male

48.7


Female

Unicoi County, Tennessee Adults

There are 14,726 adults, (4,128 of whom are seniors) in Unicoi County, Tennessee.

Unicoi County, Tennessee Age Dependency

68.1

Age Dependency Ratio

39

Old Age Dependency Ratio

29.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Unicoi County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

8,805

49.44%

Male

9,006

50.56%

Unicoi County, Tennessee Population by Age

Unicoi County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Unicoi County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female56.9%43.1%
Non Family59.5%40.5%
Male63.1%36.9%
All71.9%28.1%
Married86.5%13.5%

71.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Unicoi County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,6582.2571.9
Married3,5382.886.5
Non Family2,7051.2459.5
Female8972.956.9
Male5182.6663.1

2.72

Average Family Size

2.25

Average Household Size

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Unicoi County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade8376.25%
9th to 12th Grade1,1748.77%
High School Graduate5,28039.43%
Some College2,94722.01%
Associates Degree1,1718.75%
Bachelors Degree1,37710.28%
Graduate Degree6044.51%
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Unicoi County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Unicoi County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,56010,7141,864
Hispanic58748536
2+ Races16310032
Other Race10361
Black555512
Asian363619
Native American181818

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

Unicoi County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,681$35,385$25,182
Less Than 9th Grade$17,353$19,333$12,222
High School Graduate$25,616$31,264$20,752
Some College$33,520$46,636$29,167
Bachelors Degree$44,167$50,000$42,969
Graduate Degree$60,000$110,833$49,091

$30,681

Average Earnings

$35,385

Average Male

$25,182

Average Female

Unicoi County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Unicoi County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Unicoi County, Tennessee Language

94.59% of Unicoi County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 5.41% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 4.54% of the population.

Unicoi County, Tennessee Language

Unicoi County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White16,2092,86717.69%
Hispanic84819523.00%
Other21115975.36%
Multiple2747928.83%
Black551425.45%
Asian501428.00%

18.06%

Overall Poverty Rate

15.50%

Male Poverty Rate

20.74%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Unicoi County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Unicoi County, Tennessee is Other, with 75.36% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Unicoi County, Tennessee is White, with 17.69% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.69%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.80%.

Unicoi County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.99%
High School16.38%
Some College11.36%
Bachelors or Greater9.70%

Unicoi County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed32.26%
Male Unemployed22.11%
Female Employed11.30%
Male Employed6.33%

Unicoi County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Unicoi County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$41,890$52,758
Families$49,796$60,905
Married Families$57,449-
Non Families$24,224$35,200
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Income by Household Type

Unicoi County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

51.5%

Male Marriage Rate

47.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Unicoi County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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Unicoi 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 35-44.

Unicoi County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Unicoi County, Tennessee Marital Status

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1,637

Number of Veterans

1,538

Male Veterans

99

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam546
First Gulf War256
Korea175
Second Gulf War132
World War II38

Unicoi County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+520
65 to 74497
55 to 64298
35 to 54280
18 to 3442

Unicoi County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,59211.19%
2+ Races2110.99%
Native American18100.00%
Black610.17%

Unicoi County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Unicoi County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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12.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

47.80%

Veteran Disability Rate

Unicoi County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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52.2%

Labor Force Participation

49.2%

Employment Rate

5.7%

Unemployment Rate

Unicoi County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Unicoi County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Unicoi 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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64.82%

Born in Unicoi County, Tennessee

96.82%

Native Born

3.18%

Foreign Born

2.34%

Non Citizen

0.85%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.82% of Unicoi County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 64.82% having been born in Tennessee. 2.34% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Unicoi 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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