Hardin County, TN

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Population

25,813

0.101% decline

Poverty Rate

21.5%


Median Age

45.3


Median Household Income

$39,092

4.96% growth

Number of Employees

9,716

0.4% decline

Median Property Value

$107,400

3.37% growth

About

In 2017, Hardin County, TN had a population of 25.8k people with a median age of 45.3 and a median household income of $39,092. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Hardin County, TN declined from 25,839 to 25,813, a -0.101% decrease and its median household income grew from $37,244 to $39,092, a 4.96% increase.

The population of Hardin County, TN is 92% White Alone, 3.65% Black or African American Alone, and 2.31% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Hardin County, TN speak a non-English language, and 99% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hardin County, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump (184 degrees awarded in 2017).

The median property value in Hardin County, TN is $107,400, and the homeownership rate is 75.1%. Most people in Hardin County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 22.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Hardin 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 Hardin County, TN employs 9.72k people. The largest industries in Hardin County, TN are Manufacturing (2,022 people), Retail Trade (1,293 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,151 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,256), and Utilities ($43,977).

Median household income in Hardin County, TN is $39,092. Males in Hardin 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 Hardin County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$39,092

2017 value

± $2,401

4.96%

1 Year Growth

± 7.59%

Households in Hardin County, TN have a median annual income of $39,092, 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 $37,244 in 2016, which represents a 4.96% 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 Hardin 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.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 9203

  2. Census Tract 9205

  3. Census Tract 9206

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hardin County, TN was Census Tract 9203 with a value of $51,250, followed by Census Tract 9205 and Census Tract 9206, with respective values of $46,324 and $44,875.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 45 - 54

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

21.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hardin County, TN (5.45k out of 25.3k 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 45 - 54, followed by Females 55 - 64 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

    5,037 ± 462

  2. Black

    366 ± 183

  3. Hispanic

    243 ± 166

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Hardin County, TN is White, followed by Black 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

9.72k

2017 Value

± 668

-0.4%

1 Year decline

± 9.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardin County, TN declined at a rate of -0.4%, from 9.76k employees to 9.72k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hardin County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,146 people), Production Occupations (1,137 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,076 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hardin County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Hardin County, TN, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,146 people), Production Occupations (1,137 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,076 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardin County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Production Occupations (2.02 times higher than expected), Material Moving Occupations (2 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.98 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Hardin County, TN, by median earnings, are Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($90,857), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($76,484), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($74,688).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

9.72k

2017 Value

± 668

-0.4%

1 Year decline

± 9.62%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Hardin County, TN declined at a rate of -0.4%, from 9.76k employees to 9.72k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hardin County, TN, are Manufacturing (2,022 people), Retail Trade (1,293 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,151 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Hardin County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Hardin 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 Hardin County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (2,022 people), Retail Trade (1,293 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,151 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Hardin County, TN has an unusually high number of Utilities (2.56 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.06 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Hardin County, TN, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,250), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,256), and Utilities ($43,977).

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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

86.9% of the population of Hardin County, TN has health coverage, with 30.1% on employee plans, 25.3% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 2% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, TN see 1840 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.433% decrease from the previous year (1848 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 4280 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1223 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

1,840 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, TN see an average of 1,840 patients per year. This represents a 0.433% decrease from the previous year (1,848 patients).

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

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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

13.1%

Uninsured

30.1%

Employer Coverage

25.3%

Medicaid

14.7%

Medicare

14.8%

Non-Group

2%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hardin County, TN declined by 2.12% from 13.4% to 13.1%.

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

Hardin County, TN is home to a population of 25.8k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.77% of Hardin County, TN residents were born outside of the country (456 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Hardin County, TN is composed of 23.8k White Alone residents (92%), 943 Black or African American Alone residents (3.65%), 595 Hispanic or Latino residents (2.31%), 269 Asian Alone residents (1.04%), 199 Two or More Races residents (0.771%), 25 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0969%), 21 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0814%), and 9 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0349%).

Age

Age by Nativity

45

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

45

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 3.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Hardin County, TN was 45.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 45, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 45. But people in Hardin County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Hardin County, TN residents was 45.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.77%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

456 people

1.39%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

359 people

As of 2017, 1.77% of Hardin County, TN residents (456 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 Hardin County, TN was 1.39%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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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

99%

2017 Citizenship

99.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99% of Hardin County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Hardin County, TN was 99.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    23.8k ± 22

  2. Black or African American Alone

    943 ± 234

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    595 ± 72.3

In 2017, there were 25.2 times more White Alone residents (23.8k people) in Hardin County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 943 Black or African American Alone and 595 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 Hardin County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    729 ± 154

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    282 ± 122

  3. Korea

    250 ± 70

Hardin County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.59 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Hardin County, TN awarded 184 degrees. The student population of Hardin County, TN is skewed towards men, with 329 male students and 74 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hardin County, TN are White (156 and 84.8%), followed by Black or African American (16 and 8.7%), Two or More Races (6 and 3.26%), and Unknown (3 and 1.63%).

The largest universities in Hardin County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump (184 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hardin County, TN are Welding Technology (36 and 19.6%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (30 and 16.3%), and Executive Assistant (22 and 12%).

The median tuition costs in Hardin 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. 22 degrees awarded

  2. 36 degrees awarded

  3. 30 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Hardin County, TN was Executive Assistant with 22 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

184 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2017, the Hardin County, TN institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump with 184 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

113

Degrees Awarded to Men

71

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 113 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Hardin County, TN, which is 1.59 times more than the 71 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    156 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    16 degrees awarded

  3. Two or More Races

    6 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Hardin County, TN were to White students. These 156 degrees mean that there were 9.75 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 16 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Hardin County, TN was $107,400 in 2017, which is 0.468 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $103,900 to $107,400, a 3.37% increase. The homeownership rate in Hardin County, TN is 75.1%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Hardin County, TN have an average commute time of 22.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Hardin County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$107,400

2017 Median

± $8,921

$103,900

2016 Median

± $9,070

In 2017, the median property value in Hardin County, TN grew to to $107,400 from the previous year's value of $103,900.

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

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Household Income

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$39,092

Median Household Income

± $2,401

10.1k

Number of Households

± 629

In 2017, the median household income of the 10.1k households in Hardin County, TN grew to $39,092 from the previous year's value of $37,244.

The following chart displays the households in Hardin 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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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

75.1%

2017 Homeownership

77.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 75.1% of the housing units in Hardin County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 77.4%.

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

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Commute Time

22.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hardin County, TN have a shorter commute time (22.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 4.43% of the workforce in Hardin County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Worked At Home

    8.42%

  3. Carpooled

    5.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Hardin County, TN was Drove Alone (82.9%), followed by those who Worked At Home (8.42%) and those who Carpooled (5.99%).

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

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