Bradley County, TN

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Population

103,666

0.784% growth

Poverty Rate

18%


Median Age

39.2


Median Household Income

$46,381

6.08% growth

Number of Employees

46,406

3.7% growth

Median Property Value

$150,100

3.52% growth

About

In 2017, Bradley County, TN had a population of 104k people with a median age of 39.2 and a median household income of $46,381. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Bradley County, TN grew from 102,860 to 103,666, a 0.784% increase and its median household income grew from $43,721 to $46,381, a 6.08% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bradley County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.89%), White (Hispanic) (4.77%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.33%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.13%). N/A% of the people in Bradley County, TN speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bradley County, TN are Lee University (1,055 degrees awarded in 2017), Cleveland State Community College (918 degrees), and Pentecostal Theological Seminary (63 degrees).

The median property value in Bradley County, TN is $150,100, and the homeownership rate is 65.9%. Most people in Bradley County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 20.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Bradley County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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 Bradley County, TN employs 46.4k people. The largest industries in Bradley County, TN are Manufacturing (8,900 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,912 people), and Retail Trade (5,524 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,121), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,277), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,514).

Median household income in Bradley County, TN is $46,381. Males in Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,381

2017 value

± $2,205

6.08%

1 Year Growth

± 5.35%

Households in Bradley County, TN have a median annual income of $46,381, 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 $43,721 in 2016, which represents a 6.08% 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.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tennessee by number of full-time 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 Bradley County, 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 114.01

  2. Census Tract 112.02

  3. Census Tract 111

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bradley County, TN was Census Tract 114.01 with a value of $62,089, followed by Census Tract 112.02 and Census Tract 111, with respective values of $60,272 and $57,229.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Bradley County, 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

18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bradley County, TN (18k out of 100k 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 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

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

    16,345 ± 955

  2. Hispanic

    2,299 ± 324

  3. Black

    1,006 ± 249

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

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

46.4k

2017 Value

± 1,595

3.7%

1 Year growth

± 4.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bradley County, TN grew at a rate of 3.7%, from 44.8k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bradley County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,365 people), Production Occupations (4,990 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,025 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bradley County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Bradley County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,365 people), Production Occupations (4,990 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (4,025 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bradley County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (1.85 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (1.56 times), and Installation, Maintenance, & Repair Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Bradley County, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($70,290), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($61,520), and Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($61,250).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

46.4k

2017 Value

± 1,595

3.7%

1 Year growth

± 4.76%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Bradley County, TN grew at a rate of 3.7%, from 44.8k employees to 46.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bradley County, TN, are Manufacturing (8,900 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,912 people), and Retail Trade (5,524 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bradley County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (8,900 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (5,912 people), and Retail Trade (5,524 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Bradley County, TN has an unusually high number of Manufacturing (1.89 times higher than expected), Utilities (1.3 times), and Transportation & Warehousing (1.26 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Bradley County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($66,121), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($47,277), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,514).

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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

87.6% of the population of Bradley County, TN has health coverage, with 45.6% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 11.9% on non-group plans, and 1.42% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Bradley County, TN see 1859 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.694% decrease from the previous year (1872 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2049 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1633 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

1,859 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Bradley County, TN see an average of 1,859 patients per year. This represents a 0.694% decrease from the previous year (1,872 patients).

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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%).

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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

12.4%

Uninsured

45.6%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

12.6%

Medicare

11.9%

Non-Group

1.42%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bradley County, TN declined by 5.17% from 13.1% to 12.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bradley County, 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

Bradley County, TN is home to a population of 104k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 5.34% of Bradley County, TN residents were born outside of the country (5.54k people).

In 2017, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89.7k people) in Bradley County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.07k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.94k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

39

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Bradley County, TN was 39.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 39, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Bradley County, TN are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Bradley County, TN residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

5.34%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

5.54k people

5.17%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

5.32k people

As of 2017, 5.34% of Bradley County, TN residents (5.54k 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 Bradley County, TN was 5.17%, 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

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Bradley County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Bradley County, TN was 96.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bradley County, TN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    89.7k ± 125

  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    5.07k ± 245

  3. White (Hispanic)

    4.94k ± 346

In 2017, there were 17.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (89.7k people) in Bradley County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 5.07k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.94k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,289 ± 262

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    810 ± 218

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    714 ± 199

Bradley County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.83 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Bradley County, TN awarded 2,059 degrees. The student population of Bradley County, TN is skewed towards women, with 3,676 male students and 5,213 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bradley County, TN are White (1,641 and 81.7%), followed by Unknown (129 and 6.42%), Hispanic or Latino (123 and 6.12%), and Black or African American (78 and 3.88%).

The largest universities in Bradley County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Lee University (1,055 and 51.2%), Cleveland State Community College (918 and 44.6%), and Pentecostal Theological Seminary (63 and 3.06%).

The most popular majors in Bradley County, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (450 and 21.9%), General Business Administration & Management (188 and 9.13%), and Pastoral Studies & Counseling (101 and 4.91%).

The median tuition costs in Bradley County, TN are $9,240 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

Most Common

  1. 65 degrees awarded

  2. 94 degrees awarded

  3. 73 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bradley County, TN was General Business Administration & Management with 65 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bradley County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 1,055 degrees awarded

  2. 918 degrees awarded

  3. 63 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$9,240

Median Private

In 2017, the Bradley County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lee University with 1,055 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

867

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,192

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 867 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bradley County, TN, which is 0.727 times less than the 1,192 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

    1,641 degrees awarded

  2. Unknown

    129 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    123 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Bradley County, TN were to White students. These 1,641 degrees mean that there were 12.7 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 129 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bradley County, TN was $150,100 in 2017, which is 0.653 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $145,000 to $150,100, a 3.52% increase. The homeownership rate in Bradley County, TN is 65.9%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Bradley County, TN have an average commute time of 20.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Bradley County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$150,100

2017 Median

± $3,802

$145,000

2016 Median

± $3,719

In 2017, the median property value in Bradley County, TN grew to to $150,100 from the previous year's value of $145,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Bradley County, 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 Bradley County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$46,381

Median Household Income

± $2,205

39.6k

Number of Households

± 1,372

In 2017, the median household income of the 39.6k households in Bradley County, TN grew to $46,381 from the previous year's value of $43,721.

The following chart displays the households in Bradley County, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

65.9%

2017 Homeownership

65.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.9% of the housing units in Bradley County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.3%.

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

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Commute Time

20.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bradley County, TN have a shorter commute time (20.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.22% of the workforce in Bradley County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    83.7%

  2. Carpooled

    8.83%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.84%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Bradley County, TN was Drove Alone (83.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (8.83%) and those who Worked At Home (3.84%).

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 Bradley County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bradley County, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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