Income/capita 16%
Household income 38%
Unemployment 1%
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IndexBluff CityTennesseeNational
Income per capita$25,077$26,019$29,829
Median household income$34,118$46,574$55,322
Median income owner occupied$38,125$58,570$70,586
Median income renter occupied$28,603$28,937$35,192
Median earnings male$31,538$32,560$36,919
Median earnings female$21,167$24,186$26,250
Unemployment rate4.7%4.6%4.7%
Poverty level22.1%17.2%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Bluff City is 16% lower than the national average
  • The median household income in Bluff City is 38% lower than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Bluff City is 1% higher than the national average
  • The poverty level in Bluff City is 46% higher than the national average

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      Bluff City employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry10.3%5.1%
      Manufacturing sector23.3%0.0%
      Financial & insurance services0.0%8.0%
      Wholesale & retail services20.8%9.1%
      Public administration3.5%6.9%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities5.5%1.9%
      Education, health & social services13.8%22.4%

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      Oak Grove CDP (Sumner County), TN215$67,72722.4%
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      Jonesborough, TN5,234$46,92915.2%
      Oak Grove, TN5,152$46,64815.7%
      Spurgeon, TN4,244$46,15916.6%
      Bluff City, TN1,682$34,11838.3%

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      Redfield, AR1,682$50,3139.1%
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      Shelbina, MO1,682$34,00038.5%
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      Bluff City, TN1,682$34,11838.3%
      Source: The Bluff City, TN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).