Giles County, TN

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2022 Population
30,317
0.397% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
43.7
0.924% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.5%
3.29% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$56,877
5.21% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$172,500
14.3% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
13,161
0.363% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Giles County, TN had a population of 30.3k people with a median age of 43.7 and a median household income of $56,877. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Giles County, TN grew from 30,197 to 30,317, a 0.397% increase and its median household income grew from $54,061 to $56,877, a 5.21% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Giles County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (82.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.79%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.57%), White (Hispanic) (1.67%), and Other (Hispanic) (0.881%).

None of the households in Giles 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 Giles County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Giles County, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski (221333) (185 degrees awarded in 2022) and The University of Tennessee Southern (148 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Giles County, TN was $172,500, and the homeownership rate was 73.2%.

Most people in Giles County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Giles County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Giles County, TN is home to a population of 30.3k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.48% of Giles County, TN residents were born outside of the country (448 people).

In 2022, there were 9.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.1k people) in Giles County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.39k 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 Giles County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Giles 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 Giles County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    25.1k ± 246
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2.67k ± 320
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.39k ± 401
3.3%
Hispanic Population
1k people

In 2022, there were 9.41 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (25.1k people) in Giles County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.67k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.39k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.3% of the people in Giles County, TN are hispanic (1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Giles 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

1.48%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
448 people
1.15%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
346 people

As of 2022, 1.48% of Giles County, TN residents (448 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 Giles County, TN was 1.15%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    992 ± 205
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    415 ± 223
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    349 ± 123

Giles County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.39 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Giles County, TN employs 13.2k people. The largest industries in Giles County, TN are Manufacturing (3,119 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,695 people), and Retail Trade (1,522 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($83,333), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($76,667), and Public Administration ($65,698).

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

13.2k
2022 Value
± 886
−0.363%
1 Year decline
± 9.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Giles County, TN declined at a rate of −0.363%, from 13.2k employees to 13.2k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Giles County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,644 people), Sales & Related Occupations (1,634 people), and Production Occupations (1,610 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Giles County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

13.2k
2022 Value
± 886
−0.363%
1 Year decline
± 9.38%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Giles County, TN declined at a rate of −0.363%, from 13.2k employees to 13.2k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Giles County, TN, are Manufacturing (3,119 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (1,695 people), and Retail Trade (1,522 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Giles County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Giles 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

$41,227
Median earning men ± $2,100
$38,778
Median earning women ± $3,174

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($68,899), Public Administration ($66,875), and Information ($52,841).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($81,406), Construction ($73,105), and Public Administration ($60,417).

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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. 193
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 189
    Manufacturing
  3. 146
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Giles County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 74.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (25%), followed by Other (0.916%).

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 Giles County, TN awarded 333 degrees. The student population of Giles County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 821 male students and 678 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Giles County, TN are White (281 and 85.2%), followed by Black or African American (29 and 8.79%), Unknown (8 and 2.42%), and Hispanic or Latino (6 and 1.82%).

The largest universities in Giles County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski (221333) (185 and 55.6%) and The University of Tennessee Southern (148 and 44.4%).

The most popular majors in Giles County, TN are General Business Administration & Management (50 and 15%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (47 and 14.1%), and HVAC Maintenance (28 and 8.41%).

The median tuition cost in Giles County, TN for a public four year colleges is $9,000 for in-state students and $9,000 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Giles County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 80.3%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 42.8%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 1,499 (54.8% men and 45.2% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 1,499 students enrolled in Giles County, TN, 54.8% men and 45.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 1,182 records, of which 46.7% were women and 53.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 20 degrees awarded
  2. 47 degrees awarded
  3. 28 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Giles County, TN was Welding Technology with 20 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a 1 to 2 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Giles County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 185 degrees awarded
  2. 148 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Pulaski (221333) with 185 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 169 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Giles County, TN, which is 1.03 times more than the 164 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 281 degrees mean that there were 9.69 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 29 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,000) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,200) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 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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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 Giles County, TN was $172,500 in 2022, which is 0.612 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $150,900 to $172,500, a 14.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Giles County, TN is 73.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Giles County, TN have an average commute time of 29.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Giles County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Giles County, TN is $56,877. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Giles County, TN was Census Tract 9206 with a value of $69,358, followed by Census Tract 9201 and Census Tract 9205, with respective values of $62,305 and $59,366.

In 2022, 9.96% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Giles County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.54%.

Property

$172,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,070
$8,336
Median Property Taxes
±$595

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

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Rent vs Own

73.2%
Homeownership
2022
65.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.2% of the housing units in Giles County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 71.3%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9206
  2. Census Tract 9201
  3. Census Tract 9205

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Giles County, TN was Census Tract 9206 with a value of $69,358, followed by Census Tract 9201 and Census Tract 9205, with respective values of $62,305 and $59,366.

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

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Household Income

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$56,877
Median Household Income
± $4,773
11.4k
Number of Households
± 784

In 2022, the median household income of the 11.4k households in Giles County, TN grew to $56,877 from the previous year's value of $54,061.

The following chart displays the households in Giles 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 Giles 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 (84.2%)
  2. Carpooled (8.45%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.3%)

In 2022, 84.2% of workers in Giles County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.45%) and those who worked at home (4.3%).

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Commute Time

29.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Giles County, TN have a longer commute time (29.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.07% of the workforce in Giles 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, 9.96% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Giles County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.54%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Giles County, TN (3.97k out of 29.4k 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 Males 55 - 64, followed by Females 55 - 64 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Giles County, TN is White, followed by Hispanic 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, 19.1% of the children was living in poverty in Giles County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 8%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 311 in Giles County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 32 per 100,000 population.

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Health

91.9% of the population of Giles County, TN has health coverage, with 40.8% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 15.6% on Medicare, 15.1% on non-group plans, and 1.99% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Giles County, TN see 2946 patients per year on average, which represents a 9.84% increase from the previous year (2682 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2109 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1554 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,946 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Giles County, TN

Primary care physicians in Giles County, TN see an average of 2,946 patients per year. This represents a 9.84% increase from the previous year (2,682 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Giles 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 22.4% under 18 years, 18.6% between 18 and 34 years, 38.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 20.2% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.08%
Uninsured
40.8%
Employer Coverage
18.3%
Medicaid
15.6%
Medicare
15.1%
Non-Group
1.99%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Giles County, TN declined by 5.3% from 8.53% to 8.08%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 40.4 in Giles 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 38.6% in Giles County, TN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13.1% in Giles County, TN.

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