Sewanee, TN

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Population

2,377

5.03% decline

Median Age

21.5


Median Household Income

$97,054

6.14% growth

Poverty Rate

7.98%


Number of Employees

945

1.87% decline

Median Property Value

$297,700

5.64% growth

About

In 2017, Sewanee, TN had a population of 2.38k people with a median age of 21.5 and a median household income of $97,054. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Sewanee, TN declined from 2,503 to 2,377, a -5.03% decrease and its median household income grew from $91,442 to $97,054, a 6.14% increase.

The population of Sewanee, TN is 84.9% White Alone, 4.71% Black or African American Alone, and 4.5% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Sewanee, TN speak a non-English language, and 98.2% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Sewanee, TN are Sewanee-The University of the South (499 degrees awarded in 2016).

The median property value in Sewanee, TN is $297,700, and the homeownership rate is 70.2%. Most people in Sewanee, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 9.87 minutes. The average car ownership in Sewanee, TN is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Sewanee, TN employs 945 people. The largest industries in Sewanee, TN are Educational Services (702 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (65 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (57 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($96,250), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($95,568), and Construction ($31,094).

Median household income in Sewanee, TN is $97,054. Males in Sewanee, 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 Sewanee, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$97,054

2017 value

± $22,286

6.14%

1 Year Growth

± 24.6%

Households in Sewanee, TN have a median annual income of $97,054, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $91,442 in 2016, which represents a 6.14% 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 Sewanee, 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. N/A

  2. N/A

  3. N/A

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Sewanee, TN was N/A with a value of N/A, followed by N/A and N/A, with respective values of N/A and N/A.

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Males 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

7.98% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Sewanee, TN (68 out of 852 people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 25 - 34, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 55 - 64.

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

    45 ± 64

  2. Two Or More

    23 ± 70

  3. Black

    0 ± 61

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Sewanee, TN is White, followed by Two Or More 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

945

2017 Value

± 170

-1.87%

1 Year decline

± 26.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sewanee, TN declined at a rate of -1.87%, from 963 employees to 945 employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Sewanee, TN, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (272 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (189 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (68 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Sewanee, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Sewanee, TN, by number of employees, are Education, Training, & Library Occupations (272 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (189 people), and Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (68 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sewanee, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Education, Training, & Library Occupations (4.76 times higher than expected), Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations (3.22 times), and Community & Social Service Occupations (2.59 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Sewanee, TN, by median earnings, are Business & Financial Operations Occupations ($103,750), Management, Business, & Financial Occupations ($76,000), and Management Occupations ($64,500).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

945

2017 Value

± 170

-1.87%

1 Year decline

± 26.6%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Sewanee, TN declined at a rate of -1.87%, from 963 employees to 945 employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Sewanee, TN, are Educational Services (702 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (65 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (57 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Sewanee, TN, by number of employees, are Educational Services (702 people), Other Services, Except Public Administration (65 people), and Accommodation & Food Services (57 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Sewanee, TN has an unusually high number of Educational Services (8.02 times higher than expected), Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.4 times), and Accommodation & Food Services (0.793 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Sewanee, TN, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($96,250), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($95,568), and Construction ($31,094).

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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

98.9% of the population of Sewanee, TN has health coverage, with 56.9% on employee plans, 3.46% on Medicaid, 9.78% on Medicare, 27.9% on non-group plans, and 0.801% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Sewanee, TN see 1382 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1380 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1893 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 742 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

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1,382 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,382 patients per year. This represents a 0.145% increase from the previous year (1,380 patients).

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

1.1%

Uninsured

56.9%

Employer Coverage

3.46%

Medicaid

9.78%

Medicare

27.9%

Non-Group

0.801%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Sewanee, TN declined by 19.4% from 1.36% to 1.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Sewanee, 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

Sewanee, TN is home to a population of 2.38k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2017, N/A% of Sewanee, TN residents were born outside of the country (68 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Sewanee, TN is composed of 2.02k White Alone residents (84.9%), 112 Black or African American Alone residents (4.71%), 107 Hispanic or Latino residents (4.5%), 75 Two or More Races residents (3.16%), 65 Asian Alone residents (2.73%), 0 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0%), 0 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

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

Age

Age by Nativity

22

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.3

20

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 2.1

In 2017, the median age of all people in Sewanee, TN was 21.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 22, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 20. But people in Sewanee, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Sewanee, TN residents was 21.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2017 Foreign-Born Population

  1. N/A%

    68 people

  2. N/A%

    N/A people

As of 2017, N/A% of Sewanee, TN residents (68 people) were born outside of the United States, which is approximately the same as the national average of 13.7%. In 2017, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Sewanee, TN was N/A%, meaning that the rate has been maintaining.

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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

98.2%

2017 Citizenship

98.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 98.2% of Sewanee, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Sewanee, TN was 98.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    2.02k ± 285

  2. Black or African American Alone

    112 ± 73

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    107 ± 65.5

In 2017, there were 18 times more White Alone residents (2.02k people) in Sewanee, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 112 Black or African American Alone and 107 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 Sewanee, 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 Sewanee, 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 Sewanee, TN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Sewanee, 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

    38 ± 32

  2. World War II

    13 ± 20

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    0 ± 21

Sewanee, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.92 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Sewanee, TN awarded 499 degrees. The student population of Sewanee, TN is skewed towards women, with 870 male students and 945 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Sewanee, TN are White (415 and 86.3%), followed by Black or African American (21 and 4.37%), Two or More Races (20 and 4.16%), and Hispanic or Latino (18 and 3.74%).

The largest universities in Sewanee, TN by number of degrees awarded are Sewanee-The University of the South (499 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Sewanee, TN are General Economics (73 and 14.6%), General English Language & Literature (53 and 10.6%), and General Psychology (42 and 8.42%).

The median tuition costs in Sewanee, TN are $38,544 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. 42 degrees awarded

  2. 73 degrees awarded

  3. 49 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Sewanee, TN was General Psychology with 42 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Sewanee, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

499 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$38,544

Median Private

In 2016, the Sewanee, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Sewanee-The University of the South with 499 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

248

Degrees Awarded to Men

251

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 248 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Sewanee, TN, which is 0.988 times less than the 251 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    415 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    21 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    20 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Sewanee, TN were to White students. These 415 degrees mean that there were 19.8 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 21 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Sewanee, TN was $297,700 in 2017, which is 1.37 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $281,800 to $297,700, a 5.64% increase. The homeownership rate in Sewanee, TN is 70.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Sewanee, TN have an average commute time of 9.87 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Sewanee, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$97,054

Median Household Income

± $22,286

433

Number of Households

± 106

In 2017, the median household income of the 433 households in Sewanee, TN grew to $97,054 from the previous year's value of $91,442.

The following chart displays the households in Sewanee, 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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Housing

Property Value

$297,700

2017 Median

± $39,739

$281,800

2016 Median

± $60,979

In 2017, the median property value in Sewanee, TN grew to to $297,700 from the previous year's value of $281,800.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Sewanee, 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 Sewanee, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$800 - $1,499

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Sewanee, TN 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

70.2%

2017 Homeownership

62%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 70.2% of the housing units in Sewanee, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 62%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Sewanee, 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 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, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

9.87 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Sewanee, TN have a shorter commute time (9.87 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.676% of the workforce in Sewanee, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    47.2%

  2. Walked

    35.4%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.03%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Sewanee, TN was Drove Alone (47.2%), followed by those who Walked (35.4%) and those who Worked At Home (6.03%).

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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