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Chester County, Tennessee; Cocke County, Tennessee; Lincoln County, Tennessee

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Chester County, Tennessee
Cocke County, Tennessee
Lincoln County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17,297 36,004 34,366
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 17,297 36,004 34,366
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 17,145 35,642 33,354
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.9% 1.0% 3.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,131 35,662 33,361
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X X X
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.3%
5.1%
5.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.8%
20.2%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.3%
21.6%
19.7%
Female persons, percent
52.0%
51.5%
51.1%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
87.4%
95.0%
89.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
9.4%
2.1%
7.0%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.6%
0.8%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.5%
0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.9%
1.7%
2.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.9%
2.6%
3.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
85.0%
92.9%
86.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,052 2,822 2,312
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 1.7% 0.8% 2.0%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 7,170 17,664 15,714
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 77.1% 67.1% 75.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $121,900 $112,900 $135,700
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,037 $925 $1,131
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $323 $326 $394
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $682 $646 $685
Building permits, 2020 20 3 1
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 6,060 14,060 13,548
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.63 2.50 2.48
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 90.9% 92.0% 88.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 2.3% 2.1% 2.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 84.7% 75.9% 83.4%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 76.5% 63.5% 65.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 85.2% 80.1% 83.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 16.0% 11.6% 18.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.5% 17.6% 13.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.6%
11.9%
12.3%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 53.7% 52.1% 57.6%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 51.2% 49.7% 49.9%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 48,174 26,674
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 26,901 102,703 59,439
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 76,064 659,601 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,291 D 385,073
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 132,948 340,991 316,837
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,743 $9,586 $9,457
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 27.7 28.1 28.8
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $51,946 $36,716 $49,485
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $22,629 $21,867 $26,965
Persons in poverty, percent
14.8%
22.8%
12.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 238 468 574
Total employment, 2019 3,109 6,107 9,230
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 88,676 198,486 327,923
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 0.5% 3.4% 8.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,098 2,159 2,449
All firms, 2012 1,221 2,098 2,871
Men-owned firms, 2012 674 1,010 1,500
Women-owned firms, 2012 365 776 814
Minority-owned firms, 2012 62 106 164
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,128 1,900 2,626
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 28 273 408
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,155 1,666 2,216
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 60.0 82.1 58.5
Land area in square miles, 2010 285.74 434.57 570.34
FIPS Code 47023 47029 47103
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

Some estimates presented here come from sample data, and thus have sampling errors that may render some apparent differences between geographies statistically indistinguishable. Click the Quick Info icon to the left of each row in TABLE view to learn about sampling error.

The vintage year (e.g., V2019) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2019). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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