Sewanee, TN

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2022 Population
2,922
10.2% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
21.6
0.935% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
11.5%
8.92% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$77,105
6.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$330,400
19% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
1,440
17.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Sewanee, TN had a population of 2.92k people with a median age of 21.6 and a median household income of $77,105. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Sewanee, TN grew from 2,651 to 2,922, a 10.2% increase and its median household income grew from $72,250 to $77,105, a 6.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Sewanee, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.76%), White (Hispanic) (3.73%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (2.12%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.57%).

None of the households in Sewanee, 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.

96.9% of the residents in Sewanee, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sewanee, TN are The University of the South (221519) (464 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Sewanee, TN was $330,400, and the homeownership rate was 80.3%.

Most people in Sewanee, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 16 minutes. The average car ownership in Sewanee, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Sewanee, TN is home to a population of 2.92k people, from which 96.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.52% of Sewanee, TN residents were born outside of the country (132 people).

In 2022, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.54k people) in Sewanee, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 139 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 109 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.9%
2022 Citizenship
96%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.9% of Sewanee, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Sewanee, TN was 96%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Sewanee, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    2.54k ± 287
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    139 ± 74.3
  3. White (Hispanic)
    109 ± 76
4.72%
Hispanic Population
138 people

In 2022, there were 18.3 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (2.54k people) in Sewanee, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 139 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 109 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.72% of the people in Sewanee, TN are hispanic (138 people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,446 ± 7,091 people
  2. India
    23,758 ± 3,778 people
  3. Guatemala
    22,245 ± 3,656 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 84,446 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,758 and Guatemala with 22,245.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.52%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
132 people
5.24%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
139 people

As of 2022, 4.52% of Sewanee, TN residents (132 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sewanee, TN was 5.24%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    18 ± 38
  2. Korea
    18 ± 25
  3. Vietnam
    11 ± 27

Sewanee, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Sewanee, TN employs 1.44k people. The largest industries in Sewanee, TN are Educational Services (496 people), Retail Trade (209 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (195 people), and the highest paying industries are Public Administration ($100,208), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($45,179), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($45,179).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,544. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

1.44k
2022 Value
± 278
17.9%
1 Year growth
± 22.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sewanee, TN grew at a rate of 17.9%, from 1.22k employees to 1.44k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sewanee, TN, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (256 people), Sales & Related Occupations (200 people), and Business & Financial Operations Occupations (165 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sewanee, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

1.44k
2022 Value
± 278
17.9%
1 Year growth
± 22.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Sewanee, TN grew at a rate of 17.9%, from 1.22k employees to 1.44k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sewanee, TN, are Educational Services (496 people), Retail Trade (209 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (195 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Sewanee, TN, though some of these residents may live in Sewanee, 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

$4,676
Median earning men ± $653
$6,067
Median earning women ± $1,431

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($5,565), Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($4,338), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($4,173).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($22,500), Retail Trade ($6,759), and Arts, Entertainment, & Recreation, & Accommodations & Food Services ($5,344).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%).

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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Education

In 2022, universities in Sewanee, TN awarded 464 degrees. The student population of Sewanee, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 810 male students and 894 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sewanee, TN are White (386 and 86.2%), followed by Black or African American (19 and 4.24%), Hispanic or Latino (19 and 4.24%), and Two or More Races (18 and 4.02%).

The largest universities in Sewanee, TN by number of degrees awarded are The University of the South (221519) (464 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sewanee, TN are Econometrics & Quantitative Economics (49 and 10.6%), General Psychology (44 and 9.48%), and General Biological Sciences (41 and 8.84%).

The median tuition cost in Sewanee, TN for private four year colleges is $50,863.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Sewanee, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 52.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 17.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,704 (47.5% men and 52.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,704 students enrolled in Sewanee, TN, 47.5% men and 52.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,369 records, of which 53.1% were women and 46.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 41 degrees awarded
  2. 49 degrees awarded
  3. 44 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sewanee, TN was General Biological Sciences with 41 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
464 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was The University of the South (221519) with 464 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 227 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sewanee, TN, which is 0.958 times less than the 237 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 386 degrees mean that there were 20.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 19 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($50,863) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($272) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sewanee, TN was $330,400 in 2022, which is 1.17 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $277,700 to $330,400, a 19% increase. The homeownership rate in Sewanee, TN is 80.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Sewanee, TN have an average commute time of 16 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Sewanee, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Property

$330,400
Median Property Value 2022
±$68,554
$424
Median Property Taxes
±$136

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 Sewanee, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

80.3%
Homeownership
2022
75.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 80.3% of the housing units in Sewanee, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 80.5%.

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Income by Location

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

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Household Income

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$77,105
Median Household Income
± $42,577
528
Number of Households
± 143

In 2022, the median household income of the 528 households in Sewanee, TN grew to $77,105 from the previous year's value of $72,250.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Sewanee, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (45.8%)
  2. Walked (27.8%)
  3. Worked At Home (11%)

In 2022, 45.8% of workers in Sewanee, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who walked to work (27.8%) and those who worked at home (11%).

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Commute Time

16 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sewanee, TN have a shorter commute time (16 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.5% of the workforce in Sewanee, 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 Sewanee, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Sewanee, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

11.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sewanee, TN (129 out of 1.12k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 65 - 74 and then Females 45 - 54.

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

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

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Health

98.8% of the population of Sewanee, TN has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 3.12% on Medicaid, 11.5% on Medicare, 35.3% on non-group plans, and 1.68% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, TN see 1688 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.83% increase from the previous year (1551 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3268 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1931 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,688 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Franklin County, TN

Primary care physicians in Franklin County, TN see an average of 1,688 patients per year. This represents a 8.83% increase from the previous year (1,551 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 8.06% under 18 years, 62% between 18 and 34 years, 15.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.5% were men and 51.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

1.17%
Uninsured
47.3%
Employer Coverage
3.12%
Medicaid
11.5%
Medicare
35.3%
Non-Group
1.68%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sewanee, TN declined by 22.9% from 1.51% to 1.17%.

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