Sevier County, TN

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Population

95,523

1.04% growth

Poverty Rate

15.3%


Median Age

42.4


Median Household Income

$44,473

4.43% growth

Number of Employees

45,945

1.17% growth

Median Property Value

$164,000

3.67% growth

About

In 2017, Sevier County, TN had a population of 95.5k people with a median age of 42.4 and a median household income of $44,473. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sevier County, TN grew from 94,537 to 95,523, a 1.04% increase and its median household income grew from $42,586 to $44,473, a 4.43% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sevier County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.6%), White (Hispanic) (3.72%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (1.92%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (1.78%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.768%). N/A% of the people in Sevier County, TN speak a non-English language, and 96.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Sevier County, TN is $164,000, and the homeownership rate is 67.4%. Most people in Sevier County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 23.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Sevier County, 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 Sevier County, TN employs 45.9k people. The largest industries in Sevier County, TN are Accommodation & Food Services (9,213 people), Retail Trade (6,782 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,570 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($58,233), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,875), and Public Administration ($40,133).

Median household income in Sevier County, TN is $44,473. Males in Sevier 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 Sevier County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,473

2017 value

± $1,797

4.43%

1 Year Growth

± 5.56%

Households in Sevier County, TN have a median annual income of $44,473, 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 $42,586 in 2016, which represents a 4.43% 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.

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

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sevier 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 802.02

  2. Census Tract 802.01

  3. Census Tract 801.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sevier County, TN was Census Tract 802.02 with a value of $58,699, followed by Census Tract 802.01 and Census Tract 801.02, with respective values of $56,491 and $51,934.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Sevier 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

15.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sevier County, TN (14.4k out of 94.3k 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 Males 18 - 24 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

    12,800 ± 892

  2. Hispanic

    2,006 ± 323

  3. Other

    689 ± 260

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

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

45.9k

2017 Value

± 1,680

1.17%

1 Year growth

± 5.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sevier County, TN grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 45.4k employees to 45.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sevier County, TN, are Sales & Related Occupations (7,204 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,822 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,708 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sevier County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sevier County, TN, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (7,204 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,822 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (4,708 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sevier County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.94 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.75 times), and Sales & Related Occupations (1.48 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sevier County, TN, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($63,341), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($60,278), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($54,833).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

45.9k

2017 Value

± 1,680

1.17%

1 Year growth

± 5.1%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sevier County, TN grew at a rate of 1.17%, from 45.4k employees to 45.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sevier County, TN, are Accommodation & Food Services (9,213 people), Retail Trade (6,782 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,570 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sevier County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Sevier 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 Sevier County, TN, by number of employees, are Accommodation & Food Services (9,213 people), Retail Trade (6,782 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (3,570 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Sevier County, TN has an unusually high number of Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation (3.18 times higher than expected), Accommodation & Food Services (2.63 times), and Real Estate & Rental & Leasing (1.68 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sevier County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($58,233), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($51,875), and Public Administration ($40,133).

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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

82.6% of the population of Sevier County, TN has health coverage, with 34.9% on employee plans, 18.2% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.67% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sevier County, TN see 2593 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.8% increase from the previous year (2320 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2685 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1790 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

2,593 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Sevier County, TN see an average of 2,593 patients per year. This represents a 11.8% increase from the previous year (2,320 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Sevier 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

17.4%

Uninsured

34.9%

Employer Coverage

18.2%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

13.1%

Non-Group

1.67%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sevier County, TN declined by 4.71% from 18.3% to 17.4%.

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

Sevier County, TN is home to a population of 95.5k people, from which 96.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.87% of Sevier County, TN residents were born outside of the country (4.65k people).

In 2017, there were 24.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.6k people) in Sevier County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.55k White (Hispanic) and 1.83k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

43

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

36

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sevier County, TN was 42.4. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 43, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 36. But people in Sevier County, TN are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Sevier County, TN residents was 42.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.87%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.65k people

5.03%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

4.75k people

As of 2017, 4.87% of Sevier County, TN residents (4.65k 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 Sevier County, TN was 5.03%, 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

96.4%

2017 Citizenship

96.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 96.4% of Sevier County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sevier County, TN was 96.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sevier County, TN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    86.6k ± 28

  2. White (Hispanic)

    3.55k ± 551

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    1.83k ± 387

In 2017, there were 24.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (86.6k people) in Sevier County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.55k White (Hispanic) and 1.83k Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

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

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    2,849 ± 319

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    838 ± 193

  3. Korea

    460 ± 131

Sevier County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 3.4 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sevier County, TN was $164,000 in 2017, which is 0.714 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $158,200 to $164,000, a 3.67% increase. The homeownership rate in Sevier County, TN is 67.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sevier County, TN have an average commute time of 23.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sevier County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$164,000

2017 Median

± $4,484

$158,200

2016 Median

± $3,718

In 2017, the median property value in Sevier County, TN grew to to $164,000 from the previous year's value of $158,200.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sevier 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 Sevier County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Household Income

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$44,473

Median Household Income

± $1,797

36.9k

Number of Households

± 1,471

In 2017, the median household income of the 36.9k households in Sevier County, TN grew to $44,473 from the previous year's value of $42,586.

The following chart displays the households in Sevier 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

67.4%

2017 Homeownership

67.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.4% of the housing units in Sevier County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.7%.

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

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Commute Time

23.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sevier County, TN have a shorter commute time (23.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.56% of the workforce in Sevier County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.4%

  2. Carpooled

    15%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.78%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sevier County, TN was Drove Alone (77.4%), followed by those who Carpooled (15%) and those who Worked At Home (4.78%).

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

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