Chester County, TN

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2022 Population
17,392
0.66% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38
0.529% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
15.8%
10.2% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$57,471
9.07% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$136,700
7.47% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
7,039
6.55% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Chester County, TN had a population of 17.4k people with a median age of 38 and a median household income of $57,471. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Chester County, TN grew from 17,278 to 17,392, a 0.66% increase and its median household income grew from $52,692 to $57,471, a 9.07% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Chester County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (84.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (10.3%), White (Hispanic) (1.6%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.37%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.06%).

None of the households in Chester 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.

99.6% of the residents in Chester County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Chester County, TN are Freed-Hardeman University (220215) (532 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Chester County, TN was $136,700, and the homeownership rate was 76.6%.

Most people in Chester County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Chester County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Chester County, TN is home to a population of 17.4k people, from which 99.6% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.17% of Chester County, TN residents were born outside of the country (204 people).

In 2022, there were 8.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.7k people) in Chester County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 278 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.6%
2022 Citizenship
99.4%
2021 Citizenship

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

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Chester County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    14.7k ± 42
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    1.8k ± 89
  3. White (Hispanic)
    278 ± 139
2.94%
Hispanic Population
511 people

In 2022, there were 8.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (14.7k people) in Chester County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 1.8k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 278 White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.94% of the people in Chester County, TN are hispanic (511 people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Chester 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

1.17%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
204 people
1.4%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
242 people

As of 2022, 1.17% of Chester County, TN residents (204 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 Chester County, TN was 1.4%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    310 ± 130
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    240 ± 120
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    60 ± 53

Chester County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.29 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Chester County, TN employs 7.04k people. The largest industries in Chester County, TN are Manufacturing (1,437 people), Retail Trade (1,404 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (933 people), and the highest paying industries are Finance & Insurance ($75,833), Public Administration ($63,521), and Construction ($59,176).

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

7.04k
2022 Value
± 686
6.55%
1 Year growth
± 13.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chester County, TN grew at a rate of 6.55%, from 6.61k employees to 7.04k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Chester County, TN, are Production Occupations (1,216 people), Sales & Related Occupations (896 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (778 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Chester County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.04k
2022 Value
± 686
6.55%
1 Year growth
± 13.3%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Chester County, TN grew at a rate of 6.55%, from 6.61k employees to 7.04k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Chester County, TN, are Manufacturing (1,437 people), Retail Trade (1,404 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (933 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Chester County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Chester 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

$51,387
Median earning men ± $6,639
$28,209
Median earning women ± $4,013

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($87,045), Public Administration ($68,058), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($59,688).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($63,282), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($32,063), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($31,296).

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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%.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 90
    Manufacturing
  2. 81
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. 68
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Chester County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 78.5% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (18.6%), followed by Other (2.9%).

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 Chester County, TN awarded 532 degrees. The student population of Chester County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 993 male students and 1,337 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Chester County, TN are White (383 and 74.4%), followed by Unknown (64 and 12.4%), Black or African American (63 and 12.2%), and American Indian or Alaska Native (3 and 0.583%).

The largest universities in Chester County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Freed-Hardeman University (220215) (532 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Chester County, TN are Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language Instructor (46 and 8.65%), Registered Nursing (37 and 6.95%), and General Business Administration & Management (30 and 5.64%).

The median tuition cost in Chester County, TN for private four year colleges is $24,300.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
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In 2022 in Chester County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 91.2%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 34%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 2,330 (42.6% men and 57.4% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 2,330 students enrolled in Chester County, TN, 42.6% men and 57.4% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,864 records, of which 55.4% were women and 44.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 37 degrees awarded
  2. 22 degrees awarded
  3. 18 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Chester County, TN was Registered Nursing with 37 degrees awarded.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
532 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Freed-Hardeman University (220215) with 532 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 221 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Chester County, TN, which is 0.711 times less than the 311 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 383 degrees mean that there were 5.98 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Unknown, with 64 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 ($24,300) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,300) 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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Race

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 Chester County, TN was $136,700 in 2022, which is 0.485 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $127,200 to $136,700, a 7.47% increase. The homeownership rate in Chester County, TN is 76.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Chester County, TN have an average commute time of 29.3 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Chester County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

In 2022, 9.98% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chester County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.42%.

Property

$136,700
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,456
$4,680
Median Property Taxes
±$539

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

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Rent vs Own

76.6%
Homeownership
2022
63.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 76.6% of the housing units in Chester County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 75.9%.

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Income by Location

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Census Tract 9702
Highest Median Household Income (Total)

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Household Income

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$57,471
Median Household Income
± $8,787
6.11k
Number of Households
± 653

In 2022, the median household income of the 6.11k households in Chester County, TN grew to $57,471 from the previous year's value of $52,692.

The following chart displays the households in Chester 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 $60k - $75k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Chester 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 (86.7%)
  2. Worked At Home (6.3%)
  3. Carpooled (5.2%)

In 2022, 86.7% of workers in Chester County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (6.3%) and those who carpooled to work (5.2%).

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Commute Time

29.3 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Chester County, TN have a longer commute time (29.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 4.42% of the workforce in Chester 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 Chester County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Chester County, TN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 9.98% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Chester County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.42%.

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Poverty & Diversity

15.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Chester County, TN (2.54k out of 16k 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 35 - 44, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 65 - 74.

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

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.6% of the children was living in poverty in Chester County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 263 in Chester County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 102 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.4% of the population of Chester County, TN has health coverage, with 42.9% on employee plans, 21.1% on Medicaid, 13.3% on Medicare, 8.96% on non-group plans, and 3.19% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Chester County, TN see 4324 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.116% increase from the previous year (4319 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3486 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1245 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

4,324 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Chester County, TN

Primary care physicians in Chester County, TN see an average of 4,324 patients per year. This represents a 0.116% increase from the previous year (4,319 patients).

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23.1% under 18 years, 24% between 18 and 34 years, 36% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.9% were men and 52.1% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.6%
Uninsured
42.9%
Employer Coverage
21.1%
Medicaid
13.3%
Medicare
8.96%
Non-Group
3.19%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Chester County, TN declined by 16.4% from 12.6% to 10.6%.

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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 N/A in Chester 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 36.7% in Chester 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 12.4% in Chester County, TN.

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