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Chester County, Tennessee; Unicoi County, Tennessee; Decatur County, Tennessee; United States

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Chester County, Tennessee
Unicoi County, Tennessee
Decatur County, Tennessee
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,276 17,761 11,706 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 17,276 17,761 11,706 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 17,145 18,311 11,750 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.8% -3.0% -0.4% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 17,131 18,313 11,757 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.5%
4.5%
5.4%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.1%
18.6%
21.0%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
17.2%
23.2%
23.4%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
51.9%
50.9%
50.9%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
87.2%
97.4%
94.8%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
9.5%
0.6%
3.0%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.5%
0.4%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.3%
0.5%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
2.0%
1.2%
1.2%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.8%
5.1%
3.3%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
84.9%
92.8%
91.9%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2013-2017 1,053 1,542 747 18,939,219
Foreign born persons, percent, 2013-2017 2.5% 2.7% 1.7% 13.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 7,158 8,910 6,920 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2013-2017 75.0% 72.4% 73.6% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2013-2017 $113,800 $121,200 $91,800 $193,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2013-2017 $1,011 $889 $932 $1,515
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2013-2017 $305 $321 $305 $474
Median gross rent, 2013-2017 $690 $599 $550 $982
Building permits, 2018 21 7 0 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2013-2017 5,998 7,613 4,721 118,825,921
Persons per household, 2013-2017 2.65 2.27 2.43 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2013-2017 92.6% 88.7% 90.2% 85.4%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2013-2017 3.1% 5.0% 1.5% 21.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2013-2017 80.5% 76.0% 77.6% 87.2%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2013-2017 69.5% 62.4% 64.4% 78.1%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 84.8% 82.9% 83.3% 87.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2013-2017 16.5% 14.9% 11.5% 30.9%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2013-2017 7.6% 18.1% 15.1% 8.7%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.8%
12.3%
12.1%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 56.8% 52.7% 52.7% 63.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2013-2017 53.6% 47.3% 45.8% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 15,936 7,852 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 26,901 44,679 67,408 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 76,064 440,662 117,046 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 35,291 D D 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 132,948 129,509 76,453 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $7,743 $7,102 $6,550 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2013-2017 24.8 20.4 26.9 26.4
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $43,740 $36,576 $36,427 $57,652
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2017 dollars), 2013-2017 $20,497 $21,374 $21,098 $31,177
Persons in poverty, percent
16.9%
16.4%
19.4%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2016 234 240 208 7,757,807
Total employment, 2016 3,181 3,777 2,754 126,752,238
Total annual payroll, 2016 ($1,000) 86,562 155,399 100,921 6,435,142,055
Total employment, percent change, 2015-2016 3.1% -1.5% -1.9% 2.1%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,050 853 825 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 1,221 832 1,142 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 674 333 656 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 365 323 320 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 62 32 25 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,128 755 1,076 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 28 132 115 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,155 652 984 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 60.0 98.4 35.2 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 285.74 186.17 333.85 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 47023 47171 47039 00
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., V2018) refers to the final year of the series (2010 thru 2018). 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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