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The Community Arts Development Program has compiled a list of demographic populations by county recognized by the Tennessee Arts Commission as being underserved audiences. These numbers are based on the 2010 U.S. Census (unless otherwise indicated) and can be used when completing the Organizational Profile of the Commission’s grant application form. For additional information, contact Shannon Ford, Director of Community Arts Development, (615) 532-9796.

County Total Population Children (under 18) People Living in Rural or Isolated settings % People of Color % Disabilities** % Senior Citizens
Anderson 75,129 21.9% 34.66% 6.8 18.6 17.4
Bedford 45,058 26.8% 55.60% 16 15.7 12.9
Benton 16,489 20.5% 78.46% 3.9 24.6 19.9
Bledsoe 12,876 21.5% 100.00% 6.4 30.0 15.4
Blount 123,010 22.3% 32.63% 5.6 14.8 16.1
Bradley 98,963 23.0% 32.97% 8.6 18.1 14.1
Campbell 40,716 22.0% 55.02% 2.1 22.8 17.2
Cannon 13,801 22.5% 81.13% 3.1 18.4 16.1
Carroll 28,522 21.9% 83.06% 12.2 21.2 17.9
Carter 57,424 20.1% 40.97% 3.1 22.4 17.1
Cheatham 39,105 24.9% 82.96% 4 14.6 10.9
Chester 17,131 23.3% 65.24% 10.6 15.6 14.6
Claiborne 32,213 21.0% 71.55% 2.7 22.2 16
Clay 7,861 20.9% 100.00% 3.1 17.0 20.1
Cocke 35,662 21.5% 67.53% 4 22.1 16.7
Coffee 52,796 24.4% 47.29% 6.7 18.8 15.8
Crockett 14,586 24.5% 67.38% 19.2 16.5 16.4
Cumberland 56,053 19.1% 60.89% 2.6 20.1 26
Davidson 626,681 21.8% 3.41% 34.8 11.1 10.4
Decatur 11,757 21.5% 100.00% 4.8 22.1 20.7
Dekalb 18,723 22.9% 78.37% 6.4 18.0 15.8
Dickson 49,666 25.0% 67.75% 7 15.6 13.3
Dyer 38,335 24.9% 42.86% 15.4 18.4 14.4
Fayette 38,413 23.1% 79.04% 29 15.2 14.9
Fentress 17,959 23.1% 100.00% 1.6 24.6 17
Franklin 41,052 21.8% 69.62% 8.5 19.2 17.3
Gibson 49,683 25.0% 47.71% 19.6 17.3 16.5
Giles 29,485 22.1% 73.75% 12.5 17.5 16.7
Grainger 22,657 22.3% 100.00% 2.5 22.9 16
Greene 68,831 21.2% 65.19% 4.3 21.0 17.4
Grundy 13,703 23.1% 100.00% 2.2 27.8 17.5
Hamblen 62,544 23.6% 21.87% 11.3 18.7 15.9
Hamilton 336,463 21.6% 10.02% 23.7 14.5 14.7
Hancock 6,819 21.9% 100.00% 2 25.1 17
Hardeman 27,253 21.2% 80.21% 41.6 19.8 14
Hardin 26,026 21.7% 67.93% 5.6 21.0 18.5
Hawkins 56,833 22.3% 57.86% 3.1 21.1 16.5
Haywood 18,787 25.6% 47.42% 51.6 17.1 13.7
Henderson 27,769 24.3% 76.38% 9.6 16.9 14.8
Henry 32,330 21.7% 66.85% 9.7 20.7 19.7
Hickman 24,690 22.5% 100.00% 7.5 19.6 13.9
Houston 8,426 23.6% 100.00% 4.6 22.0 17.8
Humphreys 18,538 23.2% 82.49% 4.3 18.6 17.3
Jackson 11,638 20.4% 100.00% 1.8 22.8 17.7
Jefferson 51,407 22.1% 59.49% 4.8 19.1 16.2
Johnson 18,244 18.4% 85.21% 4 22.8 17.7
Knox 432,226 21.9% 10.92% 12.8 11.6 13.1
Lake 7,832 16.7% 100.00% 29.8 25.6 13.7
Lauderdale 27,815 24.3% 58.66% 36 20.9 12.3
Lawrence 41,869 25.1% 75.88% 3.7 16.5 16.1
Lewis 12,161 23.8% 70.19% 3.2 19.4 16.2
Lincoln 33,361 23.3% 72.49% 9.6 18.9 16.6
Loudon 48,556 20.3% 40.61% 5.3 16.5 21.5
Macon 22,248 25.0% 79.57% 3.5 18.5 14.1
Madison 98,294 24.0% 25.83% 37.3 15.2 13.2
Marion 28,237 21.8% 77.02% 5.6 22.7 15.9
Marshall 30,617 24.7% 65.82% 10.2 19.1 13.1
Maury 80,956 24.3% 41.59% 15.8 15.1 12.9
McMinn 52,266 22.6% 60.34% 7.2 19.8 16.9
McNairy 26,075 23.5% 85.27% 7.4 20.5 17.3
Meigs 11,753 21.5% 100.00% 3.1 30.1 16
Monroe 44,519 22.9% 76.08% 5.5 21.3 16.4
Montgomery 172,331 28.0% 19.74% 26.5 12.4 8
Moore 6,362 22.2% 99.87% 4.4 14.8 18.4
Morgan 21,987 21.0% 99.89% 6.1 21.3 13.7
Obion 31,807 22.9% 61.58% 12.5 17.6 16.8
Overton 22,083 23.2% 84.22% 1.9 18.7 16.8
Perry 7,915 22.6% 100.00% 3.4 22.9 18.7
Pickett 5,077 19.2% 100.00% 1.4 17.0 22.5
Polk 16,825 22.1% 100.00% 2.4 22.6 17.1
Putnam 72,321 21.5% 34.98% 6.8 14.2 14.6
Rhea 31,809 23.4% 68.02% 5.6 24.5 15.7
Roane 54,181 20.8% 50.99% 4.8 22.1 18.6
Robertson 66,283 25.7% 53.24% 11.5 12.6 11.8
Rutherford 262,604 26.2% 17.02% 19.5 8.9 8.2
Scott 22,228 25.3% 80.56% 1.5 22.2 13.7
Sequatchie 14,112 23.6% 73.80% 3.6 22.1 15.6
Sevier 89,889 22.1% 56.65% 5.6 17.1 15.5
Shelby 927,644 26.4% 2.76% 56.1 12.3 10.3
Smith 19,166 24.2% 82.88% 4.5 15.4 13.6
Stewart 13,324 22.9% 100.00% 5 20.4 16.7
Sullivan 156,823 20.6% 25.56% 4.1 19.6 18.6
Sumner 160,645 25.3% 27.88% 9.7 11.5 12.6
Tipton 61,081 27.2% 55.13% 20.7 15.5 11.1
Trousdale 7,870 24.6% 100.00% 12.3 15.9 13.5
Unicoi 18,313 20.2% 44.67% 3.1 22.8 19.7
Union 19,109 23.9% 100.00% 2 18.1 13.8
Van Buren 5,548 20.9% 100.00% 1.8 17.7 17
Warren 39,839 24.3% 61.38% 8.7 18.1 15.1
Washington 122,979 20.2% 26.42% 7.3 16.2 15.3
Wayne 17,021 19.6% 100.00% 8.5 20.1 15.9
Weakley 35,021 20.1% 67.01% 10.4 16.4 15.3
White 25,841 22.5% 78.17% 3.6 16.6 17.5
Williamson 183,182 29.3% 19.39% 9.6 7.4 9.7
Wilson 113,993 25.1% 38.47% 9.8 11.4 12.2
TN State 6,346,105 23.6% 36.4 19.8 15.0 13.4

 

DEFINITIONS per United States Census Bureau 

Children: Anyone under the age of 18. (Anyone 18 years or older is considered an adult.)

Rural or Isolated Settings: Territory, population and housing units not classified as urban. “Rural” classification cuts across other hierarchies and can be in metropolitan or non-metropolitan areas. (“Urban” is defined as all territory, population and housing units in urbanized areas and in places of more than 2,500 persons outside of urbanized areas. “Urban” classification cuts across other hierarchies and can be in metropolitan or non-metropolitan areas. “Metropolitan” refers to those areas surrounding large and densely populated cities or towns.)

People of Color:
Black or African-American (not Hispanic) American Indian or Alaska Native Asian
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander
Hispanic or Latino

Senior Citizen: Anyone 65 years of age or older.

Disability: A long-lasting physical, mental, or emotional condition. This condition can make it difficult for a person to do activities such as walking, climbing stairs, dressing, bathing, learning, or remembering. This condition can also impede a person from being able to go outside the home alone or to work at a job or business. (The ADA and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act defines a person with a disability as someone who has a physical or mental impairment that substantially limits one or more major life activities, a person who has a history or record of such impairment, or a person who is regarded as having such an impairment.)

** 2008-2012 American Community Survey 5-Year Estimates.

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