Bradley County, TN

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2022 Population
108,859
0.94% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
39.9
0.251% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
13.4%
5.66% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$60,692
9.5% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$209,800
16.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
51,057
1.41% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Bradley County, TN had a population of 109k people with a median age of 39.9 and a median household income of $60,692. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Bradley County, TN grew from 107,845 to 108,859, a 0.94% increase and its median household income grew from $55,426 to $60,692, a 9.5% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Bradley County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.9%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.57%), White (Hispanic) (2.53%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.45%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (2.17%).

None of the households in Bradley 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.

97.2% of the residents in Bradley County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Bradley County, TN are Lee University (220613) (1,133 degrees awarded in 2022), Cleveland State Community College (219879) (1,092 degrees), and Brillare Beauty Institute (140 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Bradley County, TN was $209,800, and the homeownership rate was 68%.

Most people in Bradley County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Bradley County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Bradley County, TN is home to a population of 109k people, from which 97.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 5.26% of Bradley County, TN residents were born outside of the country (5.73k people).

In 2022, there were 18.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.3k people) in Bradley County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.97k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.75k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97.2%
2022 Citizenship
96.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97.2% of Bradley County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Bradley County, TN was 96.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Bradley County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    91.3k ± 527
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.97k ± 304
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.75k ± 586
6.9%
Hispanic Population
7.51k people

In 2022, there were 18.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (91.3k people) in Bradley County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.97k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 2.75k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

6.9% of the people in Bradley County, TN are hispanic (7.51k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Bradley 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

5.26%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
5.73k people
5.39%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
5.81k people

As of 2022, 5.26% of Bradley County, TN residents (5.73k 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 Bradley County, TN was 5.39%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,256 ± 324
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,393 ± 431
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,337 ± 471

Bradley County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.62 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Bradley County, TN employs 51.1k people. The largest industries in Bradley County, TN are Manufacturing (10,207 people), Retail Trade (6,334 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,703 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($60,078), Utilities ($55,547), and Public Administration ($52,192).

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

51.1k
2022 Value
± 1,903
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 5.31%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bradley County, TN grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 50.3k employees to 51.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Bradley County, TN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,872 people), Production Occupations (5,998 people), and Management Occupations (4,605 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Bradley County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

51.1k
2022 Value
± 1,903
1.41%
1 Year growth
± 5.31%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Bradley County, TN grew at a rate of 1.41%, from 50.3k employees to 51.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Bradley County, TN, are Manufacturing (10,207 people), Retail Trade (6,334 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (5,703 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Bradley County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Bradley 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

$45,853
Median earning men ± $1,816
$31,824
Median earning women ± $1,698

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($61,349), Information ($55,492), and Manufacturing ($53,647).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($51,950), Wholesale Trade ($51,424), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($41,501).

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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. 784
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 569
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 454
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Bradley County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 76.8% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (21.5%), 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 Bradley County, TN awarded 2,453 degrees. The student population of Bradley County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 3,282 male students and 4,645 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Bradley County, TN are White (2,004 and 83.4%), followed by Black or African American (142 and 5.91%), Hispanic or Latino (108 and 4.5%), and Unknown (52 and 2.16%).

The largest universities in Bradley County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Lee University (220613) (1,133 and 46.2%), Cleveland State Community College (219879) (1,092 and 44.5%), and Brillare Beauty Institute (140 and 5.71%).

The most popular majors in Bradley County, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (567 and 23.1%), General Business Administration & Management (257 and 10.5%), and Registered Nursing (129 and 5.26%).

The median tuition cost in Bradley County, TN for private four year colleges is $11,700.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Bradley County, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 72.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 35.4%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 7,927 (41.4% men and 58.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 7,927 students enrolled in Bradley County, TN, 41.4% men and 58.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 5,849 records, of which 59.4% were women and 40.6% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 64 degrees awarded
  2. 53 degrees awarded
  3. 86 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Bradley County, TN was General Psychology with 64 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Bradley County, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,133 degrees awarded
  2. 1,092 degrees awarded
  3. 140 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lee University (220613) with 1,133 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,015 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Bradley County, TN, which is 0.706 times less than the 1,438 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 2,004 degrees mean that there were 14.1 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 142 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 ($11,700) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($463) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,460) 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 Bradley County, TN was $209,800 in 2022, which is 0.744 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $179,700 to $209,800, a 16.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Bradley County, TN is 68%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Bradley County, TN have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Bradley County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Bradley County, TN is $60,692. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Bradley County, TN was Census Tract 112.01 with a value of $67,500, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 109, with respective values of $65,426 and $62,220.

In 2022, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bradley County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.31%.

Property

$209,800
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,222
$28,102
Median Property Taxes
±$1,385

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

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Rent vs Own

68%
Homeownership
2022
68%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 68% of the housing units in Bradley County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 67%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 112.01
  2. Census Tract 106
  3. Census Tract 109

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Bradley County, TN was Census Tract 112.01 with a value of $67,500, followed by Census Tract 106 and Census Tract 109, with respective values of $65,426 and $62,220.

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

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Household Income

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$60,692
Median Household Income
± $1,908
41.3k
Number of Households
± 1,678

In 2022, the median household income of the 41.3k households in Bradley County, TN grew to $60,692 from the previous year's value of $55,426.

The following chart displays the households in Bradley 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 Bradley 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 (81.5%)
  2. Carpooled (10.9%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.54%)

In 2022, 81.5% of workers in Bradley County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.9%) and those who worked at home (5.54%).

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Bradley County, TN have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.06% of the workforce in Bradley 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 Bradley County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Bradley County, TN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.6% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Bradley County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.31%.

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Poverty & Diversity

13.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Bradley County, TN (14.1k out of 105k 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 25 - 34, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Bradley County, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

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, 17% of the children was living in poverty in Bradley County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 11.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 554 in Bradley County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 111 per 100,000 population.

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Health

89.1% of the population of Bradley County, TN has health coverage, with 44.6% on employee plans, 17.3% on Medicaid, 12.7% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.38% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Bradley County, TN see 2162 patients per year on average, which represents a 11.4% increase from the previous year (1940 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2020 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 859 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,162 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Bradley County, TN

Primary care physicians in Bradley County, TN see an average of 2,162 patients per year. This represents a 11.4% increase from the previous year (1,940 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Bradley 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 23.3% under 18 years, 21% between 18 and 34 years, 38.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.1% were men and 52.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.9%
Uninsured
44.6%
Employer Coverage
17.3%
Medicaid
12.7%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.38%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Bradley County, TN declined by 0.804% from 11% to 10.9%.

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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 40.6 in Bradley 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 40.3% in Bradley 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 14% in Bradley County, TN.

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