Hardin County, TN

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2022 Population
26,824
0.382% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
45.5
0.22% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.4%
10.3% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$46,902
4.01% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$142,300
19.4% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Hardin County, TN had a population of 26.8k people with a median age of 45.5 and a median household income of $46,902. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Hardin County, TN grew from 26,722 to 26,824, a 0.382% increase and its median household income grew from $45,092 to $46,902, a 4.01% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Hardin County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (3.35%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.68%), White (Hispanic) (2.39%), and American Indian & Alaska Native (Non-Hispanic) (0.265%).

None of the households in Hardin 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.

99.4% of the residents in Hardin County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Hardin County, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump (168 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Hardin County, TN was $142,300, and the homeownership rate was 75.6%.

Most people in Hardin County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 25.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Hardin County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Hardin County, TN is home to a population of 26.8k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.06% of Hardin County, TN residents were born outside of the country (283 people).

In 2022, there were 27.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Hardin County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 899 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 720 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.4%
2022 Citizenship
99.6%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.4% of Hardin County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Hardin County, TN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Hardin County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    24.4k ± 190
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    899 ± 150
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    720 ± 269
2.63%
Hispanic Population
705 people

In 2022, there were 27.1 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (24.4k people) in Hardin County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 899 Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 720 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.63% of the people in Hardin County, TN are hispanic (705 people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

1.06%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
283 people
0.726%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
194 people

As of 2022, 1.06% of Hardin County, TN residents (283 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 Hardin County, TN was 0.726%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    605 ± 148
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    235 ± 110
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    149 ± 86

Hardin County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.57 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Hardin County, TN employs 10.6k people. The largest industries in Hardin County, TN are Manufacturing (2,064 people), Retail Trade (1,776 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,305 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($103,173), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($57,773), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting ($57,773).

Occupations

10.6k
2022 Value
± 785
0.35%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hardin County, TN grew at a rate of 0.35%, from 10.6k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Hardin County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,347 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,105 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,007 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Hardin County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

10.6k
2022 Value
± 785
0.35%
1 Year growth
± 10.6%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Hardin County, TN grew at a rate of 0.35%, from 10.6k employees to 10.6k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Hardin County, TN, are Manufacturing (2,064 people), Retail Trade (1,776 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (1,305 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$40,535
Median earning men ± $3,055
$27,911
Median earning women ± $2,837

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($82,949), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($62,125), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,606).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($56,719), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($36,932), and Public Administration ($36,840).

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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. 202
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 137
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 132
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Hardin County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 82.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (15.4%), followed by Other (1.77%).

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 Hardin County, TN awarded 168 degrees. The student population of Hardin County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 942 male students and 469 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Hardin County, TN are White (140 and 83.3%), followed by Black or African American (10 and 5.95%), Unknown (7 and 4.17%), and Hispanic or Latino (5 and 2.98%).

The largest universities in Hardin County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Crump (168 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Hardin County, TN are Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (43 and 25.6%), Truck, Bus, & Commercial Vehicle Operator & Instructor (27 and 16.1%), and Health Information & Medical Records Technology (23 and 13.7%).

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.

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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 Hardin County, TN was $142,300 in 2022, which is 0.505 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $119,200 to $142,300, a 19.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Hardin County, TN is 75.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Hardin County, TN have an average commute time of 25.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Hardin County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Hardin County, TN is $46,902. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Hardin County, TN was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $59,435, followed by Census Tract 9206 and Census Tract 9203, with respective values of $46,353 and $43,989.

Property

$142,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,790
$8,243
Median Property Taxes
±$640

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

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Rent vs Own

75.6%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 75.6% of the housing units in Hardin County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9201
  2. Census Tract 9206
  3. Census Tract 9203

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Hardin County, TN was Census Tract 9201 with a value of $59,435, followed by Census Tract 9206 and Census Tract 9203, with respective values of $46,353 and $43,989.

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

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Household Income

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$46,902
Median Household Income
± $3,137
10.9k
Number of Households
± 776

In 2022, the median household income of the 10.9k households in Hardin County, TN grew to $46,902 from the previous year's value of $45,092.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Hardin 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 (88.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (5.97%)
  3. Carpooled (4.34%)

In 2022, 88.4% of workers in Hardin County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (5.97%) and those who carpooled to work (4.34%).

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

25.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Hardin County, TN have a shorter commute time (25.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 5.37% of the workforce in Hardin 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 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.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Hardin County, TN (5.1k out of 26.3k 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 45 - 54 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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Health

86.8% of the population of Hardin County, TN has health coverage, with 28.8% on employee plans, 26.5% on Medicaid, 17.6% on Medicare, 12.5% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, TN see 1973 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.504% decrease from the previous year (1983 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3655 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 984 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,973 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Hardin County, TN

Primary care physicians in Hardin County, TN see an average of 1,973 patients per year. This represents a 0.504% decrease from the previous year (1,983 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.2% under 18 years, 17.8% between 18 and 34 years, 39% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.1% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 46.4% were men and 53.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.2%
Uninsured
28.8%
Employer Coverage
26.5%
Medicaid
17.6%
Medicare
12.5%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Hardin County, TN declined by 1.78% from 13.4% to 13.2%.

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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 61.9 in Hardin 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 40% in Hardin County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 12.2% in Hardin County, TN.

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