Rhea County, TN

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2022 Population
33,031
0.941% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.9
1.49% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.7%
6.41% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$55,568
13.7% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$155,800
10.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
13,057
1.9% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rhea County, TN had a population of 33k people with a median age of 40.9 and a median household income of $55,568. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rhea County, TN grew from 32,723 to 33,031, a 0.941% increase and its median household income grew from $48,872 to $55,568, a 13.7% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rhea County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (88%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.93%), White (Hispanic) (2.46%), Other (Hispanic) (2.01%), and Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.71%).

None of the households in Rhea 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.

98.1% of the residents in Rhea County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Rhea County, TN are Bryan College-Dayton (319 degrees awarded in 2022) and Omega Graduate School (5 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Rhea County, TN was $155,800, and the homeownership rate was 73.5%.

Most people in Rhea County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 27 minutes. The average car ownership in Rhea County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rhea County, TN is home to a population of 33k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.59% of Rhea County, TN residents were born outside of the country (855 people).

In 2022, there were 22.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.1k people) in Rhea County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 812 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Rhea County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rhea County, TN was 98%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rhea County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    29.1k ± 357
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.3k ± 385
  3. White (Hispanic)
    812 ± 308
5.5%
Hispanic Population
1.82k people

In 2022, there were 22.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (29.1k people) in Rhea County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.3k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 812 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.5% of the people in Rhea County, TN are hispanic (1.82k 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

2.59%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
855 people
2.77%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
907 people

As of 2022, 2.59% of Rhea County, TN residents (855 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 Rhea County, TN was 2.77%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    884 ± 203
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    662 ± 237
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    427 ± 185

Rhea County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.34 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rhea County, TN employs 13.1k people. The largest industries in Rhea County, TN are Manufacturing (3,406 people), Retail Trade (1,483 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,396 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($103,523), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($96,319), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($76,250).

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

13.1k
2022 Value
± 949
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 10%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rhea County, TN grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 12.8k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rhea County, TN, are Production Occupations (2,305 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,495 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,046 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rhea County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.1k
2022 Value
± 949
1.9%
1 Year growth
± 10%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rhea County, TN grew at a rate of 1.9%, from 12.8k employees to 13.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rhea County, TN, are Manufacturing (3,406 people), Retail Trade (1,483 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,396 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rhea County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Rhea 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

$42,588
Median earning men ± $3,219
$29,003
Median earning women ± $2,923

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($82,440), Information ($73,259), and Public Administration ($64,303).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($55,516), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,910), and Public Administration ($42,625).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 203
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 157
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 127
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Rhea County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 81% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (17.4%), followed by Other (1.6%).

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.

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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 Rhea County, TN awarded 324 degrees. The student population of Rhea County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 820 male students and 913 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Rhea County, TN are White (271 and 83.9%), followed by Black or African American (19 and 5.88%), Unknown (10 and 3.1%), and Hispanic or Latino (9 and 2.79%).

The largest universities in Rhea County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Bryan College-Dayton (319 and 98.5%) and Omega Graduate School (5 and 1.54%).

The most popular majors in Rhea County, TN are General Business Administration & Management (140 and 43.2%), General Psychology (31 and 9.57%), and General Education (29 and 8.95%).

The median tuition cost in Rhea County, TN for private four year colleges is $17,300.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2019 in Rhea County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 51%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 38.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,733 (47.3% men and 52.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 1,733 students enrolled in Rhea County, TN, 47.3% men and 52.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,401 records, of which 54% were women and 46% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 73 degrees awarded
  2. 31 degrees awarded
  3. 14 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Rhea County, TN was General Business Administration & Management with 73 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 319 degrees awarded
  2. 5 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Bryan College-Dayton with 319 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 127 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Rhea County, TN, which is 0.645 times less than the 197 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 271 degrees mean that there were 14.3 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

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,300) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($600) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,250) 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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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 Rhea County, TN was $155,800 in 2022, which is 0.553 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $140,700 to $155,800, a 10.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Rhea County, TN is 73.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rhea County, TN have an average commute time of 27 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rhea County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rhea County, TN is $55,568. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Rhea County, TN was Census Tract 9754.02 with a value of $62,455, followed by Census Tract 9752 and Census Tract 9753, with respective values of $59,106 and $56,439.

In 2022, 11.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rhea County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.77%.

Property

$155,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$12,422
$9,365
Median Property Taxes
±$719

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 Rhea County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

73.5%
Homeownership
2022
69.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.5% of the housing units in Rhea County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 73.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9754.02
  2. Census Tract 9752
  3. Census Tract 9753

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rhea County, TN was Census Tract 9754.02 with a value of $62,455, followed by Census Tract 9752 and Census Tract 9753, with respective values of $59,106 and $56,439.

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

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Household Income

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$55,568
Median Household Income
± $2,205
12.7k
Number of Households
± 871

In 2022, the median household income of the 12.7k households in Rhea County, TN grew to $55,568 from the previous year's value of $48,872.

The following chart displays the households in Rhea 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 Rhea County, 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 (82.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10.4%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.75%)

In 2022, 82.6% of workers in Rhea County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.4%) and those who worked at home (4.75%).

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Commute Time

27 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rhea County, TN have a longer commute time (27 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.65% of the workforce in Rhea 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 Rhea County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rhea County, TN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Rhea County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.77%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rhea County, TN (5.06k out of 32.2k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 45 - 54 and then Females 45 - 54.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rhea 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 19.8% of the children was living in poverty in Rhea County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 12.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 280 in Rhea County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 58 per 100,000 population.

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Health

88.9% of the population of Rhea County, TN has health coverage, with 38.6% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 14.5% on Medicare, 12.9% on non-group plans, and 1.87% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Rhea County, TN see 2764 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.363% increase from the previous year (2754 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3716 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2787 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,764 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Rhea County, TN

Primary care physicians in Rhea County, TN see an average of 2,764 patients per year. This represents a 0.363% increase from the previous year (2,754 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Rhea 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 23.5% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 18.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

11.1%
Uninsured
38.6%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
14.5%
Medicare
12.9%
Non-Group
1.87%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rhea County, TN declined by 4.97% from 11.6% to 11.1%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 53.7 in Rhea County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, 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 36.5% in Rhea County, TN.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14% in Rhea County, TN.

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