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DeKalb County, Tennessee; Cocke County, Tennessee; Chester County, Tennessee; Smith County, Tennessee

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DeKalb County, Tennessee
Cocke County, Tennessee
Chester County, Tennessee
Smith County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20,490 36,004 17,297 20,157
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 20,490 36,004 17,297 20,157
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 18,722 35,642 17,145 19,150
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9.4% 1.0% 0.9% 5.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 18,723 35,662 17,131 19,166
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.6%
5.1%
5.3%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
21.5%
20.2%
21.8%
22.3%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
18.8%
21.6%
17.3%
17.3%
Female persons, percent
50.2%
51.5%
52.0%
50.3%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.8%
95.0%
87.4%
95.3%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.0%
2.1%
9.4%
2.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.6%
0.5%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.1%
0.5%
0.7%
0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
Z
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
1.7%
1.9%
1.6%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.6%
2.6%
2.9%
3.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
87.4%
92.9%
85.0%
92.6%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 1,179 2,822 1,052 1,089
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 5.5% 0.8% 1.7% 1.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 9,745 17,664 7,170 8,898
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 68.4% 67.1% 77.1% 73.9%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $148,600 $112,900 $121,900 $146,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $995 $925 $1,037 $1,154
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $311 $326 $323 $371
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $644 $646 $682 $621
Building permits, 2019 109 5 25 75
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 7,704 14,060 6,060 7,603
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.53 2.50 2.63 2.57
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 89.9% 92.0% 90.9% 91.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 7.5% 2.1% 2.3% 1.9%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 80.1% 75.9% 84.7% 83.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 72.0% 63.5% 76.5% 75.7%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 80.1% 80.1% 85.2% 85.3%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 16.7% 11.6% 16.0% 14.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 12.3% 17.6% 8.5% 12.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.2%
11.9%
12.6%
11.5%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 52.8% 52.1% 53.7% 60.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 46.5% 49.7% 51.2% 55.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 13,095 48,174 D D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 40,882 102,703 26,901 D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 671,976 659,601 76,064 D
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 35,291 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 107,288 340,991 132,948 158,860
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,676 $9,586 $7,743 $8,316
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 27.6 28.1 27.7 31.3
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $45,511 $36,716 $51,946 $48,068
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $25,399 $21,867 $22,629 $28,797
Persons in poverty, percent
18.0%
22.8%
14.8%
15.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 300 472 243 270
Total employment, 2018 4,679 5,904 3,094 4,180
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 173,653 199,126 86,888 160,066
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 5.1% -2.9% 0.4% 7.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 1,430 2,159 1,098 1,419
All firms, 2012 1,394 2,098 1,221 1,349
Men-owned firms, 2012 696 1,010 674 660
Women-owned firms, 2012 480 776 365 512
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F 106 62 37
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,299 1,900 1,128 1,271
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 130 273 28 52
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,154 1,666 1,155 1,256
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 61.5 82.1 60.0 61.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 304.35 434.57 285.74 314.29
FIPS Code 47041 47029 47023 47159
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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