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State Income Data - TN

Tennessee

Income & Poverty
2014
2000
1990
Poverty

Note: Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing.

Note: The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.

Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%)

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

316,063
Below 100% of the poverty level 24.9%
100-199% of the poverty level 23.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 51.5%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2014 154.9%
% change: 1990-2000 257.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 27.1%
With related children under age 18
36.3%
With related children under age 5
27.1%
Married-couple families 20.2%
With related children under age 18
26.5%
With related children under age 5
20.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 53.5%
With related children under age 18
67.3%
With related children under age 5
60.4%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 114,225
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.5%
100-199% of the poverty level
19.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
65.9%
Noncitizens 201,838
Below 100% of the poverty level
30.8%
100-199% of the poverty level
25.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
43.3%
Foreign Born Living in Poverty by Region of Birth

Note: The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

 
Born in Africa N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Asia 95,623
Below 100% of the poverty level
19.0%
Born in Europe 32,752
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.1%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 147,042
Below 100% of the poverty level
30.9%
Born in Northern America (Canada, Bermuda, Greenland, and St. Pierre and Miquelon) N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N
Born in Oceania N
Below 100% of the poverty level
N

Note: The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.

U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 6,070,600
Below 100% of the poverty level 18.0%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 60.7%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 52.4%
% change: 1990-2000 -2.8%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 13.0%
With related children under age 18
21.2%
With related children under age 5
22.5%
Married-couple families 5.8%
With related children under age 18
8.4%
With related children under age 5
8.4%
Families with female householder, no husband present 36.1%
With related children under age 18
47.6%
With related children under age 5
56.1%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 156,696
Below 100% of the poverty level 19.7%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 60.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 5,392,320
Below 100% of the poverty level 13.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 19.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 67.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Foreign Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 56,016
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.4%
100-199% of the poverty level 18.6%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 66.0%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
U.S. Born
Population (for whom poverty status is determined) (%) 4,671,618
Below 100% of the poverty level 15.8%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.0%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 63.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
Population (age 5 and older)
 
 
Poverty by Language Spoken at Home Number
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 5,996,634
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,056,983
Speaks only English
5,576,759
Below 100% of the poverty level 938,860
Speaks Spanish
238,338
Below 100% of the poverty level 79,693
Speaks other Indo-European languages
77,887
Below 100% of the poverty level 11,497
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
64,610
Below 100% of the poverty level 9,489
Speaks other languages
39,040
Below 100% of the poverty level 17,444
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.6%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.8%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 33.4%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.8%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 14.7%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 44.7%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 131,582
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 7.7%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 28.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.9%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 15.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 12.9%
Earned $75,000 or more 14.9%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 46,881
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
19.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
15.0%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
20.6%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
16.1%
Earned $75,000 or more
21.8%
Noncitizens (%) 84,701
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
3.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
9.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
33.8%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
19.5%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
12.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
11.2%
Earned $75,000 or more
11.1%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $29,993
Female $30,559
Median Earnings of Foreign-Born Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by U.S. Citizenship Status and Gender  
Naturalized citizens  
Male
$43,982
Female
$35,534
Noncitizens  
Male
$25,871
Female
$27,689
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,934,683
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 17.0%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 21.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 19.6%
Earned $75,000 or more 15.7%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $42,169
Female $34,298
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $39,173
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $50,142
Noncitizens $33,248
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $44,681
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from Census Bureau pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for remaining states are from the 2014 ACS. 3) The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.

Foreign Born
Home Ownership Rate 45.8%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 65.0%
Noncitizens 31.7%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 67.2%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Health Insurance Coverage

Note: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.

Foreign Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 318,155
With health insurance 59.9%
With private health insurance
48.4%
With public coverage
17.4%
No health insurance coverage 40.1%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 114,401
With health insurance 82.6%
With private health insurance
66.3%
With public coverage
29.7%
No health insurance coverage 17.4%
Noncitizens (%) 203,754
With health insurance 47.1%
With private health insurance
38.4%
With public coverage
10.5%
No health insurance coverage 52.9%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 6,130,582
With health insurance 89.4%
With private health insurance
65.7%
With public coverage
36.3%
No health insurance coverage 10.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of data from the U.S. Census Bureau’s American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2014 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from 1990 and 2000 Decennial Census data as well as ACS microdata are from Steven Ruggles, Matthew Sobek, Trent Alexander, Catherine A. Fitch, Ronald Goeken, Patricia Kelly Hall, Miriam King, and Chad Ronnander, "Integrated Public Use Microdata Series: Version 4.0" (Machine-readable database, Minnesota Population Center [producer and distributor], 2011).

Definitions

  • The term "foreign born" refers to people residing in the United States at the time of the population survey who were not U.S. citizens at birth. The foreign-born population includes naturalized U.S. citizens, lawful permanent immigrants (or green-card holders), refugees and asylees, certain legal nonimmigrants (including those on student, work, or some other temporary visas), and persons residing in the country without authorization.
  • The term "U.S. born" refers to people residing in the United States who were U.S. citizens in one of three categories: people born in one of the 50 states or the District of Columbia; people born in U.S. Insular Areas such as Puerto Rico or Guam; or people who were born abroad to at least one U.S. citizen parent.
  • Poverty status is not determined for unrelated individuals under the age of 15 (such as foster children) or for persons lacking conventional housing. 
  • The term “home ownership rate” refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households.

Data-related notes

  • The letter N Indicates that a number could not be provided by the Census Bureau because the number of sample cases was too small for this state.
  • For “Poverty,” “Earnings,” “Median Household Income,” and “Home Ownership Rate”: Data for Alaska, Maine, Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Vermont, West Virginia, and Wyoming are from the Census Bureau's pooled 2010-2014 American Community Survey (ACS). Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2014 ACS.
  • “Health Insurance Coverage”: Since some people may hold both private and public health insurance coverage at the same time, estimates of those with public health insurance and those with public coverage may overlap. Their sum therefore may be greater than the total number of people with health insurance.