E.g., 09/18/2014
E.g., 09/18/2014

State Income Data - TN

Tennessee

Income & Poverty
2012
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, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

285,961
Below 100% of the poverty level 25.5%
100-199% of the poverty level 26.3%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 48.2%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2012 136.2%
% change: 1990-2000 257.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 26.6%
With related children under age 18
34.5%
With related children under age 5
35.5%
Married-couple families 19.2%
With related children under age 18
25.3%
With related children under age 5
24.2%
Families with female householder, no husband present 51.1%
With related children under age 18
60.4%
With related children under age 5
61.3%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 103,139
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.1%
100-199% of the poverty level
21.7%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
64.2%
Noncitizens 182,822
Below 100% of the poverty level
32.0%
100-199% of the poverty level
28.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
39.1%
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 84,713
Below 100% of the poverty level
19.4%
Born in Europe 32,038
Below 100% of the poverty level
9.1%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 135,026
Below 100% of the poverty level
33.9%
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) (%) 6,010,033
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.6%
100-199% of the poverty level 21.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 61.0%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 47.5%
% 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
20.8%
With related children under age 5
22.2%
Married-couple families 6.1%
With related children under age 18
8.6%
With related children under age 5
7.1%
Families with female householder, no husband present 35.4%
With related children under age 18
45.7%
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) 5,901,919
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,015,573
Speaks only English
5,505,122
Below 100% of the poverty level 904,870
Speaks Spanish
230,644
Below 100% of the poverty level 76,321
Speaks other Indo-European languages
79,332
Below 100% of the poverty level 13,655
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
55,623
Below 100% of the poverty level 9,162
Speaks other languages
31,198
Below 100% of the poverty level 11,565
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.2%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.4%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 33.1%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.2%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.5%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 37.1%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 122,661
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 1.9%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 10.3%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 28.1%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 18.2%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 14.0%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 11.8%
Earned $75,000 or more 15.7%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenshi  
Naturalized citizens (%) 45,634
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
1.4%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
5.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
18.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
16.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.2%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
16.7%
Earned $75,000 or more
23.2%
Noncitizens (%) 77,027
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
12.9%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
33.9%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
19.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
11.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
8.9%
Earned $75,000 or more
11.2%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $30,825
Female $26,882
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
$46,761
Female
$34,879
Noncitizens  
Male
$25,876
Female
$21,762
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,887,749
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 16.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 20.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 22.9%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.8%
Earned $75,000 or more 14.4%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $42,228
Female $32,623
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $41,233
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $50,782
Noncitizens $34,929
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $42,870
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and data for North Dakota and Wyoming are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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 48.9%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 70.0%
Noncitizens 32.8%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 67.6%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 289,635
With health insurance 58.3%
With private health insurance
49.1%
With public coverage
14.7%
No health insurance coverage 41.7%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 104,316
With health insurance 80.3%
With private health insurance
67.9%
With public coverage
24.8%
No health insurance coverage 19.7%
Noncitizens (%) 185,319
With health insurance 46.0%
With private health insurance
38.5%
With public coverage
9.0%
No health insurance coverage 54.0%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 6,064,994
With health insurance 87.4%
With private health insurance
65.3%
With public coverage
34.4%
No health insurance coverage 12.6%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2012 data are from the one-year ACS file. For information about ACS definitions, methodology, sampling error, and nonsampling error, click here. Estimates from the 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, Mississippi, Montana, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2009-2011 American Community Survey (ACS), and North Dakota and Wyoming data are from pooled 2007-2011 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2012 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.