Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN

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2022 Population
105,571
29.7% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
34.4
2.82% 1-year decrease
2022 Poverty Rate
10.6%
8.89% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$77,326
2.1% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$271,000
10.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN had a population of 106k people with a median age of 34.4 and a median household income of $77,326. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN declined from 150,196 to 105,571, a −29.7% decrease and its median household income grew from $75,732 to $77,326, a 2.1% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (57.8%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.1%), White (Hispanic) (5.2%), Other (Hispanic) (4.99%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (4.77%).

21.5% of the households in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, 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.

91.2% of the residents in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN was $271,000, and the homeownership rate was 66.6%.

Most people in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28 minutes. The average car ownership in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN is home to a population of 106k people, from which 91.2% are citizens. As of 2022, 14% of Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN residents were born outside of the country (14.8k people).

In 2022, there were 3.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.1k people) in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.49k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The most common non-English languages spoken as the primary langauge in households in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN are Spanish (12,408 households), Arabic (2,609 households), and Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages (2,014 households).

Citizenship

91.2%
2022 Citizenship
94.1%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.2% of Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN was 94.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    61.1k ± 2.33k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    19.1k ± 1.34k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    5.49k ± 1.14k
15%
Hispanic Population
15.9k people

In 2022, there were 3.19 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (61.1k people) in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 19.1k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 5.49k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

15% of the people in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN are hispanic (15.9k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

14%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
14.8k people
10.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
15.4k people

As of 2022, 14% of Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN residents (14.8k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN was 10.2%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Non-English Households

Most Common Non-English Languages
  1. Spanish
    12,408 households (12.6%)
  2. Arabic
    2,609 households (2.66%)
  3. Thai, Lao, or Other Tai-Kadai Languages
    2,014 households (2.05%)

21.5% of the households in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language, which is lower than the national average of 21.7%. 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.

In 2022, the most common non-English language spoken in households in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN was Spanish. 12.6% of the households in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN reported speaking Spanish at home as the primary shared language between all members living in the household.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,716 ± 400
  2. Vietnam
    1,140 ± 261
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    1,061 ± 354

Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.51 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN employs 52.5k people. The largest industries in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN are Restaurants & Food Services (4,320 people), Construction (3,180 people), and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing (2,607 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of companies & enterprises ($162,258), Architectural, engineering & related services ($122,278), and Scientific research & development services ($103,490).

Workforce Diversity

Measure
RACE/ETHNICITY
34,363
Women
47.7%
37,612
Men
52.3%

The workforce of Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN in 2020 was 71,975 people, with 47.7% woman, and 52.3% men.

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Occupations

52.5k
2022 Value
−29.2%
1 Year decline
± −29.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN declined at a rate of −29.2%, from 74.1k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN, are Driver/sales workers & truck drivers (1,877 people), Laborers & freight, stock, & material movers, hand (1,555 people), and Customer service representatives (1,499 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.5k
2022 Value
−29.2%
1 Year decline
± −29.2%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN declined at a rate of −29.2%, from 74.1k employees to 52.5k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN, are Restaurants & Food Services (4,320 people), Construction (3,180 people), and Motor vehicles & motor vehicle equipment manufacturing (2,607 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN, though some of these residents may live in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, 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

$46,923
Median earning men ± $1,361
$36,488
Median earning women ± $1,439

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($62,815), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,271), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($55,969).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($58,551), Public Administration ($48,311), and Wholesale Trade ($47,000).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
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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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%).

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

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

Measure

In 2022, 1.46% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.1% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population of Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (26.9k), Some college (17.8k), and Bachelors Degree (14.2k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN was $271,000 in 2022, which is 0.961 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $245,600 to $271,000, a 10.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN is 66.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN have an average commute time of 28 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN is $77,326. In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN was Williamson County--Brentwood & Franklin cities, Nolensville town (west) PUMA, TN with a value of $127,269, followed by Williamson County--Thompson Station town & Fairview city PUMA, TN and Shelby County (Southeast)--Collierville town & Germantown city PUMA, TN, with respective values of $123,165 and $116,819.

Property

$271,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$7,948
$24,360
Median Property Taxes
±$1,404

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 Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.6%
Homeownership
2022
69.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.6% of the housing units in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.1%.

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Income by Location

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In 2022, the PUMA with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN was Williamson County--Brentwood & Franklin cities, Nolensville town (west) PUMA, TN with a value of $127,269, followed by Williamson County--Thompson Station town & Fairview city PUMA, TN and Shelby County (Southeast)--Collierville town & Germantown city PUMA, TN, with respective values of $123,165 and $116,819.

The following map shows all of the PUMAs in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$77,326
Median Household Income
± $3,018
36.6k
Number of Households
± 1,817

In 2022, the median household income of the 36.6k households in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN grew to $77,326 from the previous year's value of $75,732.

The following chart displays the households in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, 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

0.4
2022 Wage GINI in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN
0.41
2021 Wage GINI in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN

In 2022, the income inequality in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN was 0.4 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 2.61% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (78.2%)
  2. Carpooled (10.7%)
  3. Worked At Home (9.68%)

In 2022, 78.2% of workers in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10.7%) and those who worked at home (9.68%).

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Commute Time

28 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN have a longer commute time (28 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.66% of the workforce in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, 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 Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

10.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN (11.1k out of 105k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, 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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Health

87.9% of the population of Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN has health coverage, with 53.9% on employee plans, 14.2% on Medicaid, 7.05% on Medicare, 11.2% on non-group plans, and 1.52% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1401 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,401 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,401 patients per year. This represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tennessee in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.8% under 18 years, 23% between 18 and 34 years, 39.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 9.24% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.8% were men and 51.2% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

12.1%
Uninsured
53.9%
Employer Coverage
14.2%
Medicaid
7.05%
Medicare
11.2%
Non-Group
1.52%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN grew by 20.2% from 10.1% to 12.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Rutherford County--Smyrna town & La Vergne city PUMA, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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