Elizabethton, TN

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Population

13,796

1.54% decline

Poverty Rate

22.3%


Median Age

44.3


Median Household Income

$33,584

9.58% growth

Number of Employees

5,236

1.87% decline

Median Property Value

$122,700

5.68% growth

About

In 2017, Elizabethton, TN had a population of 13.8k people with a median age of 44.3 and a median household income of $33,584. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Elizabethton, TN declined from 14,012 to 13,796, a -1.54% decrease and its median household income grew from $30,649 to $33,584, a 9.58% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Elizabethton, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.93%), White (Hispanic) (3.02%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.594%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.304%). N/A% of the people in Elizabethton, TN speak a non-English language, and 98.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Elizabethton, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton (404 degrees awarded in 2017) and Milligan College (341 degrees).

The median property value in Elizabethton, TN is $122,700, and the homeownership rate is 58.3%. Most people in Elizabethton, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Elizabethton, TN is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Elizabethton, TN employs 5.24k people. The largest industries in Elizabethton, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (994 people), Retail Trade (733 people), and Educational Services (671 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($44,250), Manufacturing ($36,164), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($35,662).

Median household income in Elizabethton, TN is $33,584. Males in Elizabethton, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Elizabethton, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$33,584

2017 value

± $3,180

9.58%

1 Year Growth

± 12.7%

Households in Elizabethton, TN have a median annual income of $33,584, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $30,649 in 2016, which represents a 9.58% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Elizabethton, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 702

  2. Census Tract 705

  3. Census Tract 704

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Elizabethton, TN was Census Tract 702 with a value of $43,470, followed by Census Tract 705 and Census Tract 704, with respective values of $38,583 and $29,358.

The following map shows all of the places in Elizabethton, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

22.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Elizabethton, TN (2.81k out of 12.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,632 ± 355

  2. Black

    180 ± 139

  3. Hispanic

    109 ± 110

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Elizabethton, TN is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

5.24k

2017 Value

± 442

-1.87%

1 Year decline

± 12.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elizabethton, TN declined at a rate of -1.87%, from 5.34k employees to 5.24k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Elizabethton, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (766 people), Sales & Related Occupations (698 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (417 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Elizabethton, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Elizabethton, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (766 people), Sales & Related Occupations (698 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (417 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elizabethton, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.52 times higher than expected), Community & Social Service Occupations (2.13 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.54 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Elizabethton, TN, by median earnings, are Management Occupations ($61,923), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($58,261), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($57,629).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

5.24k

2017 Value

± 442

-1.87%

1 Year decline

± 12.2%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Elizabethton, TN declined at a rate of -1.87%, from 5.34k employees to 5.24k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Elizabethton, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (994 people), Retail Trade (733 people), and Educational Services (671 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Elizabethton, TN, though some of these residents may live in Elizabethton, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Elizabethton, TN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (994 people), Retail Trade (733 people), and Educational Services (671 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Elizabethton, TN has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.04 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.49 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (1.4 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Elizabethton, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($44,250), Manufacturing ($36,164), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation ($35,662).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.9B

  2. $35.5B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $38.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($35.5B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$366B

2020 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

43.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $366B. This is expected to increase 43.2% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.6B

  2. $18.7B

  3. $18.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $31.6B, followed by Texas with $18.7B and Georgia and $18.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.7% of the population of Elizabethton, TN has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 19.8% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 3.97% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Elizabethton, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Elizabethton, TN see 2456 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.63% increase from the previous year (2370 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3324 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 3324 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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2,456 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Carter County, TN see an average of 2,456 patients per year. This represents a 3.63% increase from the previous year (2,370 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Carter County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.3%

Uninsured

34.5%

Employer Coverage

19.8%

Medicaid

15.6%

Medicare

14.8%

Non-Group

3.97%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Elizabethton, TN declined by 10.3% from 12.6% to 11.3%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Elizabethton, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Elizabethton, TN is home to a population of 13.8k people, from which 98.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.85% of Elizabethton, TN residents were born outside of the country (255 people).

In 2017, there were 23.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Elizabethton, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 542 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 416 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 2.5

32

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 11.2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Elizabethton, TN was 44.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 32. But people in Elizabethton, TN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Elizabethton, TN residents was 44.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.85%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

255 people

1.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

154 people

As of 2017, 1.85% of Elizabethton, TN residents (255 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Elizabethton, TN was 1.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

98.6%

2017 Citizenship

99.3%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.6% of Elizabethton, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Elizabethton, TN was 99.3%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Elizabethton, TN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    12.7k ± 200

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    542 ± 145

  3. White (Hispanic)

    416 ± 148

In 2017, there were 23.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (12.7k people) in Elizabethton, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 542 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 416 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Elizabethton, TN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    594 ± 156

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    135 ± 64

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    102 ± 61

Elizabethton, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Elizabethton, TN awarded 745 degrees. The student population of Elizabethton, TN is skewed towards women, with 757 male students and 872 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Elizabethton, TN are White (687 and 92.8%), followed by Black or African American (22 and 2.97%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 2.57%), and Two or More Races (9 and 1.22%).

The largest universities in Elizabethton, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton (404 and 54.2%) and Milligan College (341 and 45.8%).

The most popular majors in Elizabethton, TN are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (125 and 16.8%), General Business Administration & Management (66 and 8.86%), and Registered Nursing (45 and 6.04%).

The median tuition costs in Elizabethton, TN are $31,300 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Elizabethton, TN was Dietetics with 29 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Elizabethton, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 404 degrees awarded

  2. 341 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$31,300

Median Private

In 2017, the Elizabethton, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Elizabethton with 404 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

305

Degrees Awarded to Men

440

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 305 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Elizabethton, TN, which is 0.693 times less than the 440 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    687 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    22 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    19 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Elizabethton, TN were to White students. These 687 degrees mean that there were 31.2 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 22 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Elizabethton, TN was $122,700 in 2017, which is 0.534 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $116,100 to $122,700, a 5.68% increase. The homeownership rate in Elizabethton, TN is 58.3%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Elizabethton, TN have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Elizabethton, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$122,700

2017 Median

± $8,009

$116,100

2016 Median

± $5,772

In 2017, the median property value in Elizabethton, TN grew to to $122,700 from the previous year's value of $116,100.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Elizabethton, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elizabethton, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Household Income

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$33,584

Median Household Income

± $3,180

5.65k

Number of Households

± 457

In 2017, the median household income of the 5.65k households in Elizabethton, TN grew to $33,584 from the previous year's value of $30,649.

The following chart displays the households in Elizabethton, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Elizabethton, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Elizabethton, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

58.3%

2017 Homeownership

60.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 58.3% of the housing units in Elizabethton, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 60.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Elizabethton, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Elizabethton, TN have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Elizabethton, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86%

  2. Carpooled

    6.01%

  3. Walked

    2.97%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Elizabethton, TN was Drove Alone (86%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.01%) and those who Walked (2.97%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Elizabethton, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Elizabethton, TN have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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