Carter County, TN

Add Comparison

Population

56,500

0.365% decline

Poverty Rate

24.5%


Median Age

44.4


Median Household Income

$34,625

4.36% growth

Number of Employees

22,819

0.748% decline

Median Property Value

$114,600

2.78% growth

About

In 2017, Carter County, TN had a population of 56.5k people with a median age of 44.4 and a median household income of $34,625. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Carter County, TN declined from 56,707 to 56,500, a -0.365% decrease and its median household income grew from $33,177 to $34,625, a 4.36% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Carter County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (95.1%), White (Hispanic) (1.53%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.09%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.375%). N/A% of the people in Carter County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

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

The median property value in Carter County, TN is $114,600, and the homeownership rate is 70%. Most people in Carter County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Carter County, TN is 2 cars per household.

About the photo: City at night

COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

Showing data at the state level for Tennessee. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Tennessee, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Impact on Employment

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Tennessee.

This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Tennessee (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Community Mobility

Showing data at the state level for Tennessee. Hospitalization data for some states may be delayed or not reported.

This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Tennessee across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Economy

The economy of Carter County, TN employs 22.8k people. The largest industries in Carter County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,424 people), Manufacturing (3,097 people), and Retail Trade (3,057 people), and the highest paying industries are Transportation & Warehousing ($42,333), Wholesale Trade ($41,731), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,719).

Median household income in Carter County, TN is $34,625. Males in Carter 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 Carter County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$34,625

2017 value

± $1,665

4.36%

1 Year Growth

± 6.31%

Households in Carter County, TN have a median annual income of $34,625, 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 $33,177 in 2016, which represents a 4.36% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Carter County, TN compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Tennessee.

$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Tennessee.

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.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Tennessee by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Carter 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.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 707

  2. Census Tract 702

  3. Census Tract 709

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Carter County, TN was Census Tract 707 with a value of $43,843, followed by Census Tract 702 and Census Tract 709, with respective values of $43,470 and $42,301.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 35 - 44

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

24.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Carter County, TN (13.4k out of 54.8k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 35 - 44.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    12,968 ± 747

  2. Black

    252 ± 174

  3. Hispanic

    224 ± 143

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Carter County, 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

22.8k

2017 Value

± 974

-0.748%

1 Year decline

± 5.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carter County, TN declined at a rate of -0.748%, from 23k employees to 22.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Carter County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,989 people), Production Occupations (2,381 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,228 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Carter County, TN.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Carter County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,989 people), Production Occupations (2,381 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (2,228 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carter County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Health Technologists & Technicians (2.13 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (1.8 times), and Healthcare Support Occupations (1.68 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Carter County, TN, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($56,014), Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($55,179), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($54,554).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

22.8k

2017 Value

± 974

-0.748%

1 Year decline

± 5.99%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Carter County, TN declined at a rate of -0.748%, from 23k employees to 22.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Carter County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,424 people), Manufacturing (3,097 people), and Retail Trade (3,057 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Carter County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Carter County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Carter County, TN, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (4,424 people), Manufacturing (3,097 people), and Retail Trade (3,057 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Carter County, TN has an unusually high number of Utilities (1.91 times higher than expected), Health Care & Social Assistance (1.4 times), and Manufacturing (1.34 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Carter County, TN, by median earnings, are Transportation & Warehousing ($42,333), Wholesale Trade ($41,731), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($41,719).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Tennessee state.

$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

87.5% of the population of Carter County, TN has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 20.5% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 13.4% on non-group plans, and 3.5% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Carter County, 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

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Tennessee.

$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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

12.5%

Uninsured

34.9%

Employer Coverage

20.5%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

13.4%

Non-Group

3.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Carter County, TN declined by 8.97% from 13.8% to 12.5%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Carter County, TN is home to a population of 56.5k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.08% of Carter County, TN residents were born outside of the country (610 people).

In 2017, there were 62.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.8k people) in Carter County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 865 White (Hispanic) and 785 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

40

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 7.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Carter County, TN was 44.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 40. But people in Carter County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Carter County, TN residents was 44.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.08%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

610 people

0.952%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

540 people

As of 2017, 1.08% of Carter County, TN residents (610 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 Carter County, TN was 0.952%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Carter County, TN compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Tennessee.

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Carter County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Carter County, TN was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Carter County, TN compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Carter County, TN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    53.8k ± 8

  2. White (Hispanic)

    865 ± 60

  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)

    785 ± 129

In 2017, there were 62.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (53.8k people) in Carter County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 865 White (Hispanic) and 785 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    1,914 ± 219

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    598 ± 150

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    539 ± 152

Carter County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.2 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Education

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

Most students graduating from Universities in Carter County, 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 Carter County, 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 Carter County, 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 Carter County, 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 Carter County, TN was Dietetics with 29 degrees awarded.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Carter County, TN, which is 0.693 times less than the 440 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the institutions in Carter County, TN by degrees awarded.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

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 Carter County, 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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Carter County, TN was $114,600 in 2017, which is 0.499 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $111,500 to $114,600, a 2.78% increase. The homeownership rate in Carter County, TN is 70%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Carter County, TN have an average commute time of 22.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Carter County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$114,600

2017 Median

± $3,320

$111,500

2016 Median

± $3,888

In 2017, the median property value in Carter County, TN grew to to $114,600 from the previous year's value of $111,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Carter 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 Carter County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$34,625

Median Household Income

± $1,665

23.8k

Number of Households

± 962

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.8k households in Carter County, TN grew to $34,625 from the previous year's value of $33,177.

The following chart displays the households in Carter 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 < $10k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

70%

2017 Homeownership

71.1%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70% of the housing units in Carter County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 71.1%.

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

22.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Carter County, TN have a shorter commute time (22.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.35% of the workforce in Carter County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Carter County, TN compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    86.7%

  2. Carpooled

    6.19%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.37%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Carter County, TN was Drove Alone (86.7%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.19%) and those who Worked At Home (4.37%).

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.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart