Fayette County, TN

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2022 Population
42,228
1.55% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
46.8
0.645% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
9.69%
18.1% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$81,074
16.3% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$282,600
20.7% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Fayette County, TN had a population of 42.2k people with a median age of 46.8 and a median household income of $81,074. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Fayette County, TN grew from 41,584 to 42,228, a 1.55% increase and its median household income grew from $69,729 to $81,074, a 16.3% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Fayette County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (66.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.9%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.24%), Other (Hispanic) (1.73%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.661%).

None of the households in Fayette 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.

98.7% of the residents in Fayette County, TN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Fayette County, TN was $282,600, and the homeownership rate was 81.6%.

Most people in Fayette County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Fayette County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Fayette County, TN is home to a population of 42.2k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.44% of Fayette County, TN residents were born outside of the country (1.03k people).

In 2022, there were 2.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.2k people) in Fayette County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 947 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.7% of Fayette County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Fayette County, TN was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Fayette County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.2k ± 226
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    11.4k ± 166
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    947 ± 260
3.16%
Hispanic Population
1.34k people

In 2022, there were 2.48 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.2k people) in Fayette County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 11.4k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 947 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.16% of the people in Fayette County, TN are hispanic (1.34k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.44%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
1.03k people
2.03%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
844 people

As of 2022, 2.44% of Fayette County, TN residents (1.03k 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 Fayette County, TN was 2.03%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,258 ± 212
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    597 ± 162
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    335 ± 97

Fayette County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.11 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Fayette County, TN employs 19.5k people. The largest industries in Fayette County, TN are Manufacturing (2,667 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,402 people), and Retail Trade (2,128 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($96,738), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($79,215), and Information ($70,125).

Occupations

19.5k
2022 Value
± 993
6.37%
1 Year growth
± 6.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fayette County, TN grew at a rate of 6.37%, from 18.3k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Fayette County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,282 people), Management Occupations (2,097 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (1,711 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Fayette County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

19.5k
2022 Value
± 993
6.37%
1 Year growth
± 6.76%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Fayette County, TN grew at a rate of 6.37%, from 18.3k employees to 19.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Fayette County, TN, are Manufacturing (2,667 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (2,402 people), and Retail Trade (2,128 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Fayette County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Fayette 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

$55,262
Median earning men ± $3,442
$36,578
Median earning women ± $1,158

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($80,950), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($69,167), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($63,266).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($57,913), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($55,186), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($50,670).

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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. 206
    Manufacturing
  2. 174
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 159
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Fayette County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 68.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (30.6%), followed by Other (1.16%).

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

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).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Fayette County, TN was $282,600 in 2022, which is 1 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $234,200 to $282,600, a 20.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Fayette County, TN is 81.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Fayette County, TN have an average commute time of 34.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Fayette County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Fayette County, TN is $81,074. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Fayette County, TN was Census Tract 607.02 with a value of $113,484, followed by Census Tract 604.01 and Census Tract 604.03, with respective values of $112,600 and $88,750.

Property

$282,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$11,279
$13,392
Median Property Taxes
±$703

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

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Rent vs Own

81.6%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 81.6% of the housing units in Fayette County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 80.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 607.02
  2. Census Tract 604.01
  3. Census Tract 604.03

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Fayette County, TN was Census Tract 607.02 with a value of $113,484, followed by Census Tract 604.01 and Census Tract 604.03, with respective values of $112,600 and $88,750.

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

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Household Income

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$81,074
Median Household Income
± $3,612
16.4k
Number of Households
± 811

In 2022, the median household income of the 16.4k households in Fayette County, TN grew to $81,074 from the previous year's value of $69,729.

The following chart displays the households in Fayette 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 Fayette 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 (79%)
  2. Carpooled (9.58%)
  3. Worked At Home (8.84%)

In 2022, 79% of workers in Fayette County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.58%) and those who worked at home (8.84%).

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

34.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Fayette County, TN have a longer commute time (34.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.85% of the workforce in Fayette 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 Fayette County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Fayette County, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

9.69% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Fayette County, TN (4.04k out of 41.7k 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 55 - 64, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

91.6% of the population of Fayette County, TN has health coverage, with 47% on employee plans, 13.1% on Medicaid, 15.8% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 1.4% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Fayette County, TN see 2742 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.56% increase from the previous year (2700 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3784 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 6937 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,742 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Fayette County, TN

Primary care physicians in Fayette County, TN see an average of 2,742 patients per year. This represents a 1.56% increase from the previous year (2,700 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Fayette 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 19.3% under 18 years, 17.2% between 18 and 34 years, 41.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 21.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.7% were men and 50.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.4%
Uninsured
47%
Employer Coverage
13.1%
Medicaid
15.8%
Medicare
14.2%
Non-Group
1.4%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Fayette County, TN declined by 6.17% from 8.95% to 8.4%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Fayette 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 62 in Fayette 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 37.4% in Fayette 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 11.3% in Fayette County, TN.

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