Lauderdale County, TN

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Population

26,497

2.8% decline

Median Age

38


Median Household Income

$35,551

9.88% growth

Poverty Rate

23.1%


Number of Employees

9,096

0.121% decline

Median Property Value

$81,000

1.38% growth

About

In 2017, Lauderdale County, TN had a population of 26.5k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $35,551. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Lauderdale County, TN declined from 27,261 to 26,497, a -2.8% decrease and its median household income grew from $32,353 to $35,551, a 9.88% increase.

The population of Lauderdale County, TN is 60.9% White Alone, 33.6% Black or African American Alone, and 2.37% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Lauderdale County, TN speak a non-English language, and 98.8% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Lauderdale County, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley (100 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Lauderdale County, TN is $81,000, and the homeownership rate is 57.5%. Most people in Lauderdale County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Lauderdale County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Lauderdale County, TN employs 9.1k people. The largest industries in Lauderdale County, TN are Manufacturing (1,936 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,190 people), and Retail Trade (1,055 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,682), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,313).

Median household income in Lauderdale County, TN is $35,551. Males in Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$35,551

2017 value

± $1,919

9.88%

1 Year Growth

± 7.74%

Households in Lauderdale County, TN have a median annual income of $35,551, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $32,353 in 2016, which represents a 9.88% 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 Lauderdale 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 505.03

  2. Census Tract 505.06

  3. Census Tract 503

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Lauderdale County, TN was Census Tract 505.03 with a value of $51,569, followed by Census Tract 505.06 and Census Tract 503, with respective values of $43,311 and $42,500.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

23.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Lauderdale County, TN (5.45k out of 23.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 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.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,619 ± 282

  2. Black

    2,541 ± 280

  3. Two Or More

    199 ± 137

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Lauderdale County, TN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

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

9.1k

2017 Value

± 510

-0.121%

1 Year decline

± 8.13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lauderdale County, TN declined at a rate of -0.121%, from 9.11k employees to 9.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Lauderdale County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,292 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,191 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (725 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Lauderdale County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Lauderdale County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (1,292 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,191 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (725 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lauderdale County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (5.57 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.45 times), and Material Moving Occupations (1.95 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Lauderdale County, TN, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($60,625), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($55,313), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($51,125).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.1k

2017 Value

± 510

-0.121%

1 Year decline

± 8.13%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Lauderdale County, TN declined at a rate of -0.121%, from 9.11k employees to 9.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Lauderdale County, TN, are Manufacturing (1,936 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,190 people), and Retail Trade (1,055 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Lauderdale County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Lauderdale 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 Lauderdale County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,936 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,190 people), and Retail Trade (1,055 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Lauderdale County, TN has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.25 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.1 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.82 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Lauderdale County, TN, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($65,682), Transportation & Warehousing ($42,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($40,313).

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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. $33.7B

  2. $31.1B

  3. $26.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $33.7B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($31.1B) and Mixed freight ($26.9B).

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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$333B

2015 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

57.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Tennessee trade was $333B. This is expected to increase 57.7% 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. $27.6B

  2. $17.3B

  3. $16.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $27.6B, followed by Texas with $17.3B and Georgia and $16.7B.

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

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Health

89.4% of the population of Lauderdale County, TN has health coverage, with 37.3% on employee plans, 27.3% on Medicaid, 12.1% on Medicare, 11.3% on non-group plans, and 1.43% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Lauderdale County, TN see 13468 patients per year on average, which represents a 47.6% increase from the previous year (9127 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5355 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 8924 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

13,468 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Lauderdale County, TN see an average of 13,468 patients per year. This represents a 47.6% increase from the previous year (9,127 patients).

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

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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

10.6%

Uninsured

37.3%

Employer Coverage

27.3%

Medicaid

12.1%

Medicare

11.3%

Non-Group

1.43%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Lauderdale County, TN declined by 21.6% from 13.5% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Lauderdale 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

Lauderdale County, TN is home to a population of 26.5k people, from which 98.8% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.72% of Lauderdale County, TN residents were born outside of the country (455 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Lauderdale County, TN is composed of 16.1k White Alone residents (60.9%), 8.91k Black or African American Alone residents (33.6%), 629 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.37%), 546 Two or More Races residents (2.06%), 149 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.562%), 110 Asian Alone residents (0.415%), 11 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0415%), and 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Lauderdale County, TN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

38

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

39

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 9

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.72%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

455 people

1.76%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

479 people

As of 2017, 1.72% of Lauderdale County, TN residents (455 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 Lauderdale County, TN was 1.76%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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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

98.8%

2017 Citizenship

98.9%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.8% of Lauderdale County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Lauderdale County, TN was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.1k ± 14

  2. Black or African American Alone

    8.91k ± 151

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    629 ± 160

In 2017, there were 1.81 times more White Alone residents (16.1k people) in Lauderdale County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 8.91k Black or African American Alone and 629 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Lauderdale County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Lauderdale County, TN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Lauderdale County, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Lauderdale County, TN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    503 ± 94

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    191 ± 76

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    167 ± 66

Lauderdale County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.63 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Lauderdale County, TN awarded 100 degrees. The student population of Lauderdale County, TN is skewed towards women, with 101 male students and 110 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Lauderdale County, TN are White (56 and 56%), followed by Black or African American (39 and 39%), Two or More Races (3 and 3%), and Hispanic or Latino (2 and 2%).

The largest universities in Lauderdale County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley (100 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Lauderdale County, TN are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (38 and 38%), Nursing Assistant & Patient Care Assistant (20 and 20%), and Computer Installation & Repair Technology (18 and 18%).

The median tuition costs in Lauderdale County, TN are $N/A 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. 6 degrees awarded

  2. 38 degrees awarded

  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Lauderdale County, TN was Electrician with 6 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Lauderdale County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

100 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Lauderdale County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Ripley with 100 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

22

Degrees Awarded to Men

78

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 22 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Lauderdale County, TN, which is 0.282 times less than the 78 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    56 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    39 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    3 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Lauderdale County, TN were to White students. These 56 degrees mean that there were 1.44 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 39 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Lauderdale County, TN was $81,000 in 2017, which is 0.372 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $79,900 to $81,000, a 1.38% increase. The homeownership rate in Lauderdale County, TN is 57.5%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Lauderdale County, TN have an average commute time of 23.4 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Lauderdale County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$35,551

Median Household Income

± $1,919

9.73k

Number of Households

± 531

In 2017, the median household income of the 9.73k households in Lauderdale County, TN grew to $35,551 from the previous year's value of $32,353.

The following chart displays the households in Lauderdale 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.

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Housing

Property Value

$81,000

2017 Median

± $5,021

$79,900

2016 Median

± $3,592

In 2017, the median property value in Lauderdale County, TN grew to to $81,000 from the previous year's value of $79,900.

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

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

57.5%

2017 Homeownership

58.5%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 57.5% of the housing units in Lauderdale County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 58.5%.

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

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

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

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Commute Time

23.4 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Lauderdale County, TN have a shorter commute time (23.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.61% of the workforce in Lauderdale County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    89.5%

  2. Carpooled

    6.28%

  3. Walked

    1.54%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Lauderdale County, TN was Drove Alone (89.5%), followed by those who Carpooled (6.28%) and those who Walked (1.54%).

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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