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Across Tennessee, 47% of households struggle to afford the necessities of housing, childcare, food, healthcare, and transportation.
United For ALICE calculates the cost of household essentials for all counties in Tennessee. These costs, outlined in the Household Survival Budget, are calculated for various household sizes and compositions.
* Of Tennessee’s 2,740,302 households in 2021…
- 14% earned below the Federal Poverty Level (FPL)
- 30% were ALICE, in households that earned above the FPL but not enough to afford the basics in the communities where they live
- Together, 44% of households in Tennessee were below the ALICE Threshold (poverty + ALICE divided by total households)
While the COVID-19 pandemic brought employment shifts, health struggles, and school/business closures in 2021, it also spurred unprecedented public assistance through pandemic relief measures. In 2019, 1,211,160 households in Tennessee were below the ALICE Threshold; by 2021, that number had changed to 1,196,900.
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*Information taken from United for Alice article: https://www.unitedforalice.org/state-overview/tennessee