Bedford County, TN

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2022 Population
50,533
1.57% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.9
1.56% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
12.4%
8.67% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$59,955
8.31% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$221,200
23% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bedford County, TN had a population of 50.5k people with a median age of 37.9 and a median household income of $59,955. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bedford County, TN grew from 49,754 to 50,533, a 1.57% increase and its median household income grew from $55,354 to $59,955, a 8.31% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bedford County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (75.2%), White (Hispanic) (6.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.47%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.66%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (3.6%).

None of the households in Bedford 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.

95.2% of the residents in Bedford County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bedford County, TN are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville (197 degrees awarded in 2022).

In 2022, the median property value in Bedford County, TN was $221,200, and the homeownership rate was 70.4%.

Most people in Bedford County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 26.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Bedford County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bedford County, TN is home to a population of 50.5k people, from which 95.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 6.41% of Bedford County, TN residents were born outside of the country (3.24k people).

In 2022, there were 11.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38k people) in Bedford County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.33k White (Hispanic) and 3.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.2%
2022 Citizenship
95.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.2% of Bedford County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bedford County, TN was 95.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bedford County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    38k ± 61
  2. White (Hispanic)
    3.33k ± 919
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    3.27k ± 343
13.6%
Hispanic Population
6.86k people

In 2022, there were 11.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (38k people) in Bedford County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 3.33k White (Hispanic) and 3.27k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.6% of the people in Bedford County, TN are hispanic (6.86k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

6.41%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
3.24k people
5.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.74k people

As of 2022, 6.41% of Bedford County, TN residents (3.24k 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 Bedford County, TN was 5.51%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,157 ± 233
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    636 ± 287
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    392 ± 173

Bedford County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.82 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bedford County, TN employs 23.3k people. The largest industries in Bedford County, TN are Manufacturing (4,501 people), Retail Trade (2,994 people), and Construction (2,367 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($103,125), Utilities ($90,735), and Information ($58,638).

Occupations

23.3k
2022 Value
± 1,327
3.56%
1 Year growth
± 7.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bedford County, TN grew at a rate of 3.56%, from 22.5k employees to 23.3k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bedford County, TN, are Production Occupations (3,084 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (2,554 people), and Construction & Extraction Occupations (1,923 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bedford County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

23.3k
2022 Value
± 1,327
3.56%
1 Year growth
± 7.63%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bedford County, TN grew at a rate of 3.56%, from 22.5k employees to 23.3k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bedford County, TN, are Manufacturing (4,501 people), Retail Trade (2,994 people), and Construction (2,367 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bedford County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Bedford 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

$41,537
Median earning men ± $3,015
$32,553
Median earning women ± $2,720

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($81,172), Information ($75,568), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,884).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,920), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($58,233), and Wholesale Trade ($52,717).

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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. 307
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 213
    Manufacturing
  3. 193
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bedford County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 75.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (23.3%), followed by Other (1.47%).

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 Bedford County, TN awarded 197 degrees. The student population of Bedford County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 444 male students and 106 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bedford County, TN are White (148 and 75.9%), followed by Black or African American (18 and 9.23%), Hispanic or Latino (11 and 5.64%), and Two or More Races (9 and 4.62%).

The largest universities in Bedford County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Shelbyville (197 and 100%).

The most popular majors in Bedford County, TN are Industrial Mechanics & Maintenance Technology (59 and 29.9%), Licensed Practical & Vocational Nurse Training (47 and 23.9%), and Electrician (15 and 7.61%).

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).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Bedford County, TN was $221,200 in 2022, which is 0.785 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $179,900 to $221,200, a 23% increase. The homeownership rate in Bedford County, TN is 70.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bedford County, TN have an average commute time of 26.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bedford County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bedford County, TN is $59,955. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bedford County, TN was Census Tract 9504.01 with a value of $77,188, followed by Census Tract 9508 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $76,364 and $73,777.

Property

$221,200
Median Property Value 2022
±$10,712
$12,998
Median Property Taxes
±$926

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

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Rent vs Own

70.4%
Homeownership
2022
65.1%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 70.4% of the housing units in Bedford County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 70.5%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9504.01
  2. Census Tract 9508
  3. Census Tract 9501

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bedford County, TN was Census Tract 9504.01 with a value of $77,188, followed by Census Tract 9508 and Census Tract 9501, with respective values of $76,364 and $73,777.

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

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Household Income

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$59,955
Median Household Income
± $3,085
18.5k
Number of Households
± 1,178

In 2022, the median household income of the 18.5k households in Bedford County, TN grew to $59,955 from the previous year's value of $55,354.

The following chart displays the households in Bedford 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 Bedford 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 (75.7%)
  2. Carpooled (16%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.29%)

In 2022, 75.7% of workers in Bedford County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (16%) and those who worked at home (6.29%).

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

26.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bedford County, TN have a shorter commute time (26.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.81% of the workforce in Bedford 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 Bedford County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bedford County, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

12.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bedford County, TN (6.18k out of 49.8k 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 25 - 34, followed by Males 6 - 11 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bedford 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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Health

86.2% of the population of Bedford County, TN has health coverage, with 41.1% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 1.77% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bedford County, TN see 3551 patients per year on average, which represents a 8.63% increase from the previous year (3269 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3860 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1320 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

3,551 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bedford County, TN

Primary care physicians in Bedford County, TN see an average of 3,551 patients per year. This represents a 8.63% increase from the previous year (3,269 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bedford 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 26.4% under 18 years, 20.8% between 18 and 34 years, 38.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 14.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.2% were men and 50.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

13.8%
Uninsured
41.1%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
1.77%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bedford County, TN grew by 8.59% from 12.7% to 13.8%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Bedford 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 54 in Bedford 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 39.6% in Bedford 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 15.1% in Bedford County, TN.

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