Monroe County, TN

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2020 Population
46,413
0.758% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
44.1
0.456% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
16.9%
8.36% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$45,576
7.42% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$146,100
9.27% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Monroe County, TN had a population of 46.4k people with a median age of 44.1 and a median household income of $45,576. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Monroe County, TN grew from 46,064 to 46,413, a 0.758% increase and its median household income grew from $42,429 to $45,576, a 7.42% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.4%), White (Hispanic) (2.7%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.49%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.847%).

None of the households in Monroe County, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99% of the residents in Monroe County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in N/A are Hiwassee College (80 degrees awarded in 2018).

In 2020, the median property value in Monroe County, TN was $146,100, and the homeownership rate was 74%.

Most people in Monroe County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Monroe County, TN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Monroe County, TN is home to a population of 46.4k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.26% of Monroe County, TN residents were born outside of the country (1.05k people).

In 2020, there were 33.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42k people) in Monroe County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.26k White (Hispanic) and 1.16k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2020 Citizenship
99.1%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 99% of Monroe County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Monroe County, TN was 99.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Monroe County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    42k ± 308
  2. White (Hispanic)
    1.26k ± 212
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.16k ± 351
4.4%
Hispanic Population
2.04k people

In 2020, there were 33.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (42k people) in Monroe County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.26k White (Hispanic) and 1.16k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.4% of the people in Monroe County, TN are hispanic (2.04k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.26%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
1.05k people
2.37%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
1.09k people

As of 2020, 2.26% of Monroe County, TN residents (1.05k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Monroe County, TN was 2.37%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,707 ± 249
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    701 ± 234
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    329 ± 159

Monroe County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.44 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Monroe County, TN employs 18k people. The largest industries in Monroe County, TN are Manufacturing (4,551 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,379 people), and Retail Trade (2,108 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($56,225), Information ($51,705), and Finance & Insurance ($46,442).

Occupations

18k
2020 Value
± 1,145
1.3%
1 Year growth
± 8.54%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Monroe County, TN grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 17.7k employees to 18k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Monroe County, TN, are Production Occupations (2,999 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,858 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,613 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Monroe County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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

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Employment by Industries

18k
2020 Value
± 1,145
1.3%
1 Year growth
± 8.54%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Monroe County, TN grew at a rate of 1.3%, from 17.7k employees to 18k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Monroe County, TN, are Manufacturing (4,551 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,379 people), and Retail Trade (2,108 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Monroe County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Monroe County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$34,954
Median earning men ± $2,258
$26,803
Median earning women ± $1,665

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($53,009), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($49,219), and Manufacturing ($44,028).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Construction ($43,929), Public Administration ($38,519), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,326).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 250
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  2. 227
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 214
    Manufacturing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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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. $66B
  2. $49B
  3. $47B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Electronics with $66B, followed by Mixed freight ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($47B).

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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$498B
2020 Value in Tennessee
$1.05T
Projected 2050 Value in Tennessee
111% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $498B. This is expected to increase 111% to $1.05T by 2050.

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. $36.6B
  2. $29.5B
  3. $26.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $36.6B, followed by Texas with $29.5B and California and $26.2B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Monroe County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 80.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.1%), followed by Other (1.2%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2018, universities in Monroe County, TN awarded 80 degrees. The student population of Monroe County, TN in 2018 is skewed towards women, with 109 male students and 144 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Monroe County, TN are White (59 and 75.6%), followed by Black or African American (13 and 16.7%), Hispanic or Latino (5 and 6.41%), and Two or More Races (1 and 1.28%).

The largest universities in Monroe County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Hiwassee College (80 and 100%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Some college (1.19M), and Bachelors Degree (883k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Monroe County, TN was $146,100 in 2020, which is 0.636 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $133,700 to $146,100, a 9.27% increase. The homeownership rate in Monroe County, TN is 74%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Monroe County, TN have an average commute time of 28.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Monroe County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$146,100
Median Property Value 2020
±$7,259
$13,800
Median Property Taxes
±$892

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Monroe County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Monroe County, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

74%
Homeownership
2020
70.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 74% of the housing units in Monroe County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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Income by Location

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Race/Ethnicity
Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9255.01
  2. Census Tract 9252

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,576
Median Household Income
± $4,265
18.6k
Number of Households
± 1,136

In 2020, the median household income of the 18.6k households in Monroe County, TN grew to $45,576 from the previous year's value of $42,429.

The following chart displays the households in Monroe 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Monroe County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.463
2020 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2020, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.436% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (85.3%)
  2. Carpooled (8.6%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.51%)

In 2020, 85.3% of workers in Monroe County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.6%) and those who worked at home (3.51%).

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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Commute Time

28.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Monroe County, TN have a longer commute time (28.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.08% of the workforce in Monroe County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Monroe County, TN (7.57k out of 44.8k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

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

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90.1% of the population of Monroe County, TN has health coverage, with 34.7% on employee plans, 21.8% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 14.5% on non-group plans, and 1.55% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, TN see 5151 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.4% increase from the previous year (4624 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2909 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2327 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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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.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,151 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Monroe County, TN

Primary care physicians in Monroe County, TN see an average of 5,151 patients per year. This represents a 11.4% increase from the previous year (4,624 patients).

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

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Community Mobility

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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.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.9% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.3% were men and 51.7% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

9.87%
Uninsured
34.7%
Employer Coverage
21.8%
Medicaid
17.6%
Medicare
14.5%
Non-Group
1.55%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Monroe County, TN grew by 7.01% from 9.22% to 9.87%.

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

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Health Outcomes

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In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 53.1 in Monroe County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36.6% in Monroe County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.1% in Monroe County, TN.

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