E.g., 07/08/2015
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State Income Data - TN

Tennessee

Income & Poverty
2013
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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

301,141
Below 100% of the poverty level 23.3%
100-199% of the poverty level 29.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 46.8%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2013 127.3%
% change: 1990-2000 257.9%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

 
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 24.6%
With related children under age 18
33.2%
With related children under age 5
38.7%
Married-couple families 18.7%
With related children under age 18
25.8%
With related children under age 5
28.0%
Families with female householder, no husband present 51.6%
With related children under age 18
60.6%
With related children under age 5
80.0%
Poverty by U.S. Citizenship Status (among the foreign born)  
Naturalized citizens 113,068
Below 100% of the poverty level
14.6%
100-199% of the poverty level
21.4%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
64.0%
Noncitizens 188,073
Below 100% of the poverty level
28.6%
100-199% of the poverty level
35.1%
At or above 200% of the poverty level
36.3%
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 89,736
Below 100% of the poverty level
16.5%
Born in Europe 29,010
Below 100% of the poverty level
13.2%
Born in Latin America (South America, Central America, Mexico, and the Caribbean) 141,545
Below 100% of the poverty level
29.3%
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) (%) 6,034,154
Below 100% of the poverty level 17.5%
100-199% of the poverty level 20.9%
At or above 200% of the poverty level 61.6%
People in Poverty: Change over Time  
% change: 2000-2011 47.2%
% change: 1990-2000 -2.8%
% Families in Poverty by Family Type  
All families (among those for whom poverty status is determined) 12.7%
With related children under age 18
21.1%
With related children under age 5
22.3%
Married-couple families 5.8%
With related children under age 18
8.3%
With related children under age 5
7.0%
Families with female householder, no husband present 35.0%
With related children under age 18
47.3%
With related children under age 5
52.9%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
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) 5,945,233
Below 100% of the poverty level 1,003,874
Speaks only English
5,557,440
Below 100% of the poverty level 901,193
Speaks Spanish
223,553
Below 100% of the poverty level 71,850
Speaks other Indo-European languages
70,469
Below 100% of the poverty level 11,319
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages
53,860
Below 100% of the poverty level 4,863
Speaks other languages
39,911
Below 100% of the poverty level 14,649
%
Household population (among those for whom poverty status is determined, age 5 and older) 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.9%
Speaks only English 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.2%
Speaks only Spanish 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 32.1%
Speaks other Indo-European languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 16.1%
Speaks Asian or Pacific Island languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 9.0%
Speaks other languages 100%
Below 100% of the poverty level 36.7%
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Earnings

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older). Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 131,244
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.2%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 8.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 34.5%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 17.4%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 14.5%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 10.3%
Earned $75,000 or more 12.6%
Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) Earnings in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) by U.S. Citizenship  
Naturalized citizens (%) 53,214
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
4.2%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
21.7%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
18.7%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
18.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
13.7%
Earned $75,000 or more
20.6%
Noncitizens (%) 78,030
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss
2.1%
Earned $10,000-$14,999
11.5%
Earned $15,000-$24,999
43.2%
Earned $25,000-$34,999
16.5%
Earned $35,000-$49,999
11.7%
Earned $50,000-$74,999
7.9%
Earned $75,000 or more
7.2%
Median Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars by Gender Foreign Born
Male $26,552
Female $28,390
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
$37,469
Female
$33,573
Noncitizens  
Male
$22,202
Female
$21,621
U.S. Born
Earnings of Full-Time, Year-Round Workers (age 16 and older) in the Current Year Inflation-Adjusted Dollars (%) 1,925,487
Earned $1-$9,999, or incurred a loss 2.3%
Earned $10,000-$14,999 4.4%
Earned $15,000-$24,999 16.6%
Earned $25,000-$34,999 19.3%
Earned $35,000-$49,999 23.3%
Earned $50,000-$74,999 18.8%
Earned $75,000 or more 15.3%
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Native Born Native Born
Male $42,269
Female $34,646
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
Median Household Income

Note: Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 ACS.

Foreign Born
Median Household Income $38,382
Median Household Income by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens $52,063
Noncitizens $32,006
U.S. Born
Median Household Income $44,646
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
Home Ownership Rate

Note: 1) Refers to the percentage owner households represent among all occupied households. 2) Data for Alaska, Maine, Mississippi, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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 46.8%
Home Ownership Rate by Householder's U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized citizens 66.4%
Noncitizens 31.7%
U.S. Born
Home Ownership Rate 67.3%
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
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 (%) 302,908
With health insurance 53.8%
With private health insurance
42.6%
With public coverage
15.6%
No health insurance coverage 46.2%
Health Insurance Coverage by U.S. Citizenship Status  
Naturalized Citizens (%) 113,278
With health insurance 79.7%
With private health insurance
61.8%
With public coverage
27.2%
No health insurance coverage 20.3%
Noncitizens (%) 189,630
With health insurance 38.3%
With private health insurance
31.1%
With public coverage
8.7%
No health insurance coverage 61.7%
U.S. Born
Civilian noninstitutionalized population (%) 6,091,736
With health insurance 87.7%
With private health insurance
64.8%
With public coverage
35.3%
No health insurance coverage 12.3%
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
 
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   
   

Sources: Migration Policy Institute tabulations of the U.S. Bureau of the Census’ American Community Survey (ACS) and Decennial Census. Unless stated otherwise, 2013 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, South Dakota, Vermont, and West Virginia are from the U.S. Census Bureau's pooled 2011-2013 American Community Survey (ACS), and Montana, North Dakota, and Wyoming data are from pooled 2009-2013 ACS. Data for the United States overall and for the remaining states are from the 2013 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.