Wilson County, TN

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2022 Population
149,096
3% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
8.29%
0.938% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$89,462
8.8% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$358,900
19.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
74,682
3.05% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Wilson County, TN had a population of 149k people with a median age of 40 and a median household income of $89,462. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Wilson County, TN grew from 144,748 to 149,096, a 3% increase and its median household income grew from $82,224 to $89,462, a 8.8% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Wilson County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.91%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.05%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.88%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.83%).

None of the households in Wilson 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.

96.8% of the residents in Wilson County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Wilson County, TN are Cumberland University (657 degrees awarded in 2022), Genesis Career College-Lebanon (92 degrees), and Master's Barber & Styling College (8 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Wilson County, TN was $358,900, and the homeownership rate was 77.1%.

Most people in Wilson County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 30.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Wilson County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Wilson County, TN is home to a population of 149k people, from which 96.8% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.61% of Wilson County, TN residents were born outside of the country (8.36k people).

In 2022, there were 11.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Wilson County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.55k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

96.8%
2022 Citizenship
97%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 96.8% of Wilson County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Wilson County, TN was 97%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Wilson County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    122k ± 723
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    10.3k ± 445
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.55k ± 724
5.04%
Hispanic Population
7.52k people

In 2022, there were 11.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (122k people) in Wilson County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 10.3k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.55k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.04% of the people in Wilson County, TN are hispanic (7.52k people).

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

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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

5.61%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
8.36k people
5.11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
7.4k people

As of 2022, 5.61% of Wilson County, TN residents (8.36k 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 Wilson County, TN was 5.11%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,841 ± 384
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    2,478 ± 510
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,750 ± 330

Wilson County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Wilson County, TN employs 74.7k people. The largest industries in Wilson County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,812 people), Retail Trade (8,625 people), and Manufacturing (7,819 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($95,417), Information ($72,564), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($70,692).

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

74.7k
2022 Value
± 2,435
3.05%
1 Year growth
± 4.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilson County, TN grew at a rate of 3.05%, from 72.5k employees to 74.7k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Wilson County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (9,844 people), Management Occupations (9,508 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,007 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Wilson County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

74.7k
2022 Value
± 2,435
3.05%
1 Year growth
± 4.5%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Wilson County, TN grew at a rate of 3.05%, from 72.5k employees to 74.7k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Wilson County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,812 people), Retail Trade (8,625 people), and Manufacturing (7,819 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Wilson County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Wilson 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

$59,214
Median earning men ± $1,752
$41,795
Median earning women ± $1,676

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($108,132), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($83,750), and Information ($79,043).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($60,339), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($53,690), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($53,087).

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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. 1,053
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 686
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 559
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Wilson County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 67.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (29.9%), followed by Other (2.39%).

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.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Wilson County, TN awarded 757 degrees. The student population of Wilson County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,124 male students and 1,644 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Wilson County, TN are White (466 and 64.8%), followed by Black or African American (101 and 14%), Unknown (82 and 11.4%), and Hispanic or Latino (49 and 6.82%).

The largest universities in Wilson County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Cumberland University (657 and 86.8%), Genesis Career College-Lebanon (92 and 12.2%), and Master's Barber & Styling College (8 and 1.06%).

The most popular majors in Wilson County, TN are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (124 and 16.4%), Registered Nursing (65 and 8.59%), and General Business (64 and 8.45%).

The median tuition cost in Wilson County, TN for private four year colleges is $25,200.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Wilson County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 66.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 44.5%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,768 (40.6% men and 59.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,768 students enrolled in Wilson County, TN, 40.6% men and 59.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,592 records, of which 61.6% were women and 38.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 65 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 24 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Wilson County, TN was Registered Nursing with 65 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 657 degrees awarded
  2. 92 degrees awarded
  3. 8 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Cumberland University with 657 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 256 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Wilson County, TN, which is 0.511 times less than the 501 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 466 degrees mean that there were 4.61 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 101 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 ($25,200) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,500) 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 Wilson County, TN was $358,900 in 2022, which is 1.27 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $300,800 to $358,900, a 19.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Wilson County, TN is 77.1%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Wilson County, TN have an average commute time of 30.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Wilson County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Wilson County, TN is $89,462. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Wilson County, TN was Census Tract 302.03 with a value of $127,799, followed by Census Tract 303.03 and Census Tract 303.08, with respective values of $115,500 and $113,863.

In 2022, 11.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wilson County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.12%.

Property

$358,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$6,982
$42,410
Median Property Taxes
±$1,711

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

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Rent vs Own

77.1%
Homeownership
2022
69.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 77.1% of the housing units in Wilson County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 76.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 302.03
  2. Census Tract 303.03
  3. Census Tract 303.08

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Wilson County, TN was Census Tract 302.03 with a value of $127,799, followed by Census Tract 303.03 and Census Tract 303.08, with respective values of $115,500 and $113,863.

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

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Household Income

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$89,462
Median Household Income
± $2,780
55k
Number of Households
± 1,953

In 2022, the median household income of the 55k households in Wilson County, TN grew to $89,462 from the previous year's value of $82,224.

The following chart displays the households in Wilson 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 Wilson 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 (78%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.9%)
  3. Carpooled (7.03%)

In 2022, 78% of workers in Wilson County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.9%) and those who carpooled to work (7.03%).

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Commute Time

30.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Wilson County, TN have a longer commute time (30.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.67% of the workforce in Wilson County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 11.2% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Wilson County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.12%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Wilson County, TN (12.2k out of 147k 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 Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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, 9.2% of the children was living in poverty in Wilson County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 303 in Wilson County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 129 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93% of the population of Wilson County, TN has health coverage, with 56% on employee plans, 10.3% on Medicaid, 12.2% on Medicare, 12.8% on non-group plans, and 1.75% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, TN see 3215 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.68% decrease from the previous year (3270 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2351 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1496 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

3,215 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Wilson County, TN

Primary care physicians in Wilson County, TN see an average of 3,215 patients per year. This represents a 1.68% decrease from the previous year (3,270 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Wilson 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 24.6% under 18 years, 18.5% between 18 and 34 years, 41.3% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.5% 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

6.97%
Uninsured
56%
Employer Coverage
10.3%
Medicaid
12.2%
Medicare
12.8%
Non-Group
1.75%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Wilson County, TN declined by 3.68% from 7.24% to 6.97%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 46.2 in Wilson County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

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 32% in Wilson County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 9.5% in Wilson County, TN.

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