Scott County, TN

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2022 Population
21,917
0.284% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.7
3.04% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
25.7%
10.6% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$39,744
3.48% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$113,900
11.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Scott County, TN had a population of 21.9k people with a median age of 40.7 and a median household income of $39,744. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Scott County, TN grew from 21,855 to 21,917, a 0.284% increase and its median household income grew from $38,409 to $39,744, a 3.48% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (96.8%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.388%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (0.324%), and Other (Non-Hispanic) (0.292%).

None of the households in Scott 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.

99.8% of the residents in Scott County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Scott County, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Oneida-Huntsville (148 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Scott County, TN was $113,900, and the homeownership rate was 71.6%.

Most people in Scott County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Scott County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Scott County, TN is home to a population of 21.9k people, from which 99.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 0.639% of Scott County, TN residents were born outside of the country (140 people).

In 2022, there were 53.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Scott County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 395 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 85 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.8%
2022 Citizenship
99.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.8% of Scott County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Scott County, TN was 99.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Scott County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    21.2k ± 47
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    395 ± 101
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    85 ± 22
0.228%
Hispanic Population
50 people

In 2022, there were 53.7 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (21.2k people) in Scott County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 395 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 85 Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

0.228% of the people in Scott County, TN are hispanic (50 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

0.639%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
140 people
0.728%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
159 people

As of 2022, 0.639% of Scott County, TN residents (140 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 Scott County, TN was 0.728%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    541 ± 153
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    208 ± 114
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    103 ± 53

Scott County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.6 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Scott County, TN employs 7.93k people. The largest industries in Scott County, TN are Manufacturing (1,699 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,291 people), and Retail Trade (822 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($90,804), Construction ($53,396), and Public Administration ($50,833).

Occupations

7.93k
2022 Value
± 665
−1.92%
1 Year decline
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scott County, TN declined at a rate of −1.92%, from 8.09k employees to 7.93k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Scott County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,150 people), Management Occupations (740 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (714 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Scott County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.93k
2022 Value
± 665
−1.92%
1 Year decline
± 12.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Scott County, TN declined at a rate of −1.92%, from 8.09k employees to 7.93k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Scott County, TN, are Manufacturing (1,699 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,291 people), and Retail Trade (822 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Scott County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Scott 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

$40,971
Median earning men ± $4,016
$27,232
Median earning women ± $2,753

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($125,577), Construction ($54,869), and Public Administration ($53,966).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,518), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($46,071), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($34,712).

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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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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 154
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 146
    Manufacturing
  3. 87
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Scott County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 88.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (10.9%), followed by Other (0.685%).

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 Scott County, TN awarded 148 degrees. The student population of Scott County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 328 male students and 111 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Scott County, TN are White (134 and 90.5%), followed by Unknown (7 and 4.73%), Hispanic or Latino (4 and 2.7%), and Two or More Races (3 and 2.03%).

The largest universities in Scott County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Oneida-Huntsville (148 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Scott County, TN are General Electrical & Power Transmission Installation (37 and 25%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (20 and 13.5%), and General Cosmetology (17 and 11.5%).

Awarded Degrees over Time

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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.

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 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 Scott County, TN was $113,900 in 2022, which is 0.404 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $102,200 to $113,900, a 11.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Scott County, TN is 71.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Scott County, TN have an average commute time of 28.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Scott County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Scott County, TN is $39,744. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Scott County, TN was Census Tract 9750 with a value of $41,903, followed by Census Tract 9753 and Census Tract 9754, with respective values of $39,632 and $37,424.

Property

$113,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,550
$6,170
Median Property Taxes
±$560

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Rent vs Own

71.6%
Homeownership
2022
67.3%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.6% of the housing units in Scott County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9750
  2. Census Tract 9753
  3. Census Tract 9754

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Scott County, TN was Census Tract 9750 with a value of $41,903, followed by Census Tract 9753 and Census Tract 9754, with respective values of $39,632 and $37,424.

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

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Household Income

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$39,744
Median Household Income
± $4,724
8.61k
Number of Households
± 688

In 2022, the median household income of the 8.61k households in Scott County, TN grew to $39,744 from the previous year's value of $38,409.

The following chart displays the households in Scott 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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Scott 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 (84.8%)
  2. Carpooled (9.91%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.14%)

In 2022, 84.8% of workers in Scott County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.91%) and those who worked at home (3.14%).

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

28.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Scott County, TN have a longer commute time (28.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.07% of the workforce in Scott 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 Scott County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Scott County, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

25.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Scott County, TN (5.5k out of 21.4k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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

88% of the population of Scott County, TN has health coverage, with 30.9% on employee plans, 28.5% on Medicaid, 14.7% on Medicare, 11.8% on non-group plans, and 2.18% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Scott County, TN see 2758 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.109% increase from the previous year (2755 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3156 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 2008 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,758 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Scott County, TN

Primary care physicians in Scott County, TN see an average of 2,758 patients per year. This represents a 0.109% increase from the previous year (2,755 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Scott 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 25.7% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 39.2% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.1% were men and 50.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

12%
Uninsured
30.9%
Employer Coverage
28.5%
Medicaid
14.7%
Medicare
11.8%
Non-Group
2.18%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Scott County, TN grew by 1.35% from 11.8% to 12%.

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

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 65.8 in Scott 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 37.3% in Scott 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 12% in Scott County, TN.

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