Dyer County, TN

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2022 Population
36,818
0.425% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
40.5
0.998% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.3%
5.97% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$53,150
5.78% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$148,900
23.6% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
15,967
1.4% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Dyer County, TN had a population of 36.8k people with a median age of 40.5 and a median household income of $53,150. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Dyer County, TN declined from 36,975 to 36,818, a −0.425% decrease and its median household income grew from $50,245 to $53,150, a 5.78% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Dyer County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (78.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (13.3%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (4.08%), Two+ (Hispanic) (1.82%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.15%).

None of the households in Dyer 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.

99.3% of the residents in Dyer County, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Dyer County, TN are Dyersburg State Community College (220057) (883 degrees awarded in 2022) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology Northwest (221236) (267 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Dyer County, TN was $148,900, and the homeownership rate was 63.3%.

Most people in Dyer County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Dyer County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Dyer County, TN is home to a population of 36.8k people, from which 99.3% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.77% of Dyer County, TN residents were born outside of the country (651 people).

In 2022, there were 5.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.8k people) in Dyer County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.3%
2022 Citizenship
99.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.3% of Dyer County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Dyer County, TN was 99.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Dyer County, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    28.8k ± 167
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.89k ± 358
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    1.5k ± 414
3.75%
Hispanic Population
1.38k people

In 2022, there were 5.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (28.8k people) in Dyer County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.89k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 1.5k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.75% of the people in Dyer County, TN are hispanic (1.38k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Dyer 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

1.77%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
651 people
1.51%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
559 people

As of 2022, 1.77% of Dyer County, TN residents (651 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 Dyer County, TN was 1.51%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    552 ± 170
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    312 ± 177
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    276 ± 124

Dyer County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.77 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Dyer County, TN employs 16k people. The largest industries in Dyer County, TN are Manufacturing (3,570 people), Retail Trade (2,349 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,261 people), and the highest paying industries are Wholesale Trade ($77,500), Utilities ($65,000), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($58,009).

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

16k
2022 Value
± 1,088
−1.4%
1 Year decline
± 9.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dyer County, TN declined at a rate of −1.4%, from 16.2k employees to 16k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Dyer County, TN, are Sales & Related Occupations (1,942 people), Production Occupations (1,892 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (1,654 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Dyer County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

16k
2022 Value
± 1,088
−1.4%
1 Year decline
± 9.57%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Dyer County, TN declined at a rate of −1.4%, from 16.2k employees to 16k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Dyer County, TN, are Manufacturing (3,570 people), Retail Trade (2,349 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (2,261 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Dyer County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Dyer 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

$50,410
Median earning men ± $3,996
$32,788
Median earning women ± $3,799

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($94,115), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($68,682), and Wholesale Trade ($67,306).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($96,127), Construction ($48,021), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($41,724).

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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. 364
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 214
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 203
    Retail Trade

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Dyer County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 78% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (20.9%), followed by Other (1.01%).

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 Dyer County, TN awarded 1,150 degrees. The student population of Dyer County, TN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 1,150 male students and 1,977 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Dyer County, TN are White (860 and 74.8%), followed by Black or African American (194 and 16.9%), Hispanic or Latino (47 and 4.09%), and Two or More Races (33 and 2.87%).

The largest universities in Dyer County, TN by number of degrees awarded are Dyersburg State Community College (220057) (883 and 76.8%) and Tennessee College of Applied Technology Northwest (221236) (267 and 23.2%).

The most popular majors in Dyer County, TN are Liberal Arts & Sciences (381 and 33.1%), General Health Services (178 and 15.5%), and Registered Nursing (106 and 9.22%).

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 3,127 students enrolled in Dyer County, TN, 36.8% men and 63.2% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 2,181 records, of which 62.7% were women and 37.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 235 degrees awarded
  2. 106 degrees awarded
  3. 29 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Dyer County, TN was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 235 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 883 degrees awarded
  2. 267 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Dyersburg State Community College (220057) with 883 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 440 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Dyer County, TN, which is 0.62 times less than the 710 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 860 degrees mean that there were 4.43 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 194 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Public, 2-year ($4,104) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($306) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,200) 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.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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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 Dyer County, TN was $148,900 in 2022, which is 0.528 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $120,500 to $148,900, a 23.6% increase. The homeownership rate in Dyer County, TN is 63.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Dyer County, TN have an average commute time of 20.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Dyer County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Dyer County, TN is $53,150. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Dyer County, TN was Census Tract 9645 with a value of $70,250, followed by Census Tract 9648 and Census Tract 9649, with respective values of $64,139 and $63,918.

In 2022, 13% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dyer County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.02%.

Property

$148,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$9,469
$9,263
Median Property Taxes
±$777

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

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Rent vs Own

63.3%
Homeownership
2022
61.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 63.3% of the housing units in Dyer County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9645
  2. Census Tract 9648
  3. Census Tract 9649

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Dyer County, TN was Census Tract 9645 with a value of $70,250, followed by Census Tract 9648 and Census Tract 9649, with respective values of $64,139 and $63,918.

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

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Household Income

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$53,150
Median Household Income
± $2,728
14.6k
Number of Households
± 977

In 2022, the median household income of the 14.6k households in Dyer County, TN grew to $53,150 from the previous year's value of $50,245.

The following chart displays the households in Dyer 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 Dyer 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 (87%)
  2. Carpooled (7.33%)
  3. Worked At Home (3.89%)

In 2022, 87% of workers in Dyer County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.33%) and those who worked at home (3.89%).

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

20.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Dyer County, TN have a shorter commute time (20.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.7% of the workforce in Dyer 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 Dyer County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Dyer County, TN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Dyer County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 4.02%.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Dyer County, TN (5.92k out of 36.2k 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 Dyer County, TN is White, followed by Black 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, 22.4% of the children was living in poverty in Dyer County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.4%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 771 in Dyer County, TN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 155 per 100,000 population.

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Health

90.6% of the population of Dyer County, TN has health coverage, with 40% on employee plans, 21.7% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 14.7% on non-group plans, and 1.45% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Dyer County, TN see 2858 patients per year on average, which represents a 7.2% increase from the previous year (2666 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1835 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1668 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,858 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Dyer County, TN

Primary care physicians in Dyer County, TN see an average of 2,858 patients per year. This represents a 7.2% increase from the previous year (2,666 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Dyer 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 25.1% under 18 years, 19.1% between 18 and 34 years, 38.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.6% were men and 54.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

9.37%
Uninsured
40%
Employer Coverage
21.7%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
14.7%
Non-Group
1.45%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Dyer County, TN grew by 18.7% from 7.89% to 9.37%.

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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 84.8 in Dyer 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 38.9% in Dyer 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 11.5% in Dyer County, TN.

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