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Knox County, Tennessee; Pickett County, Tennessee; Carter County, Tennessee

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Knox County, Tennessee
Pickett County, Tennessee
Carter County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 470,313 5,048 56,391
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 470,313 5,048 56,391
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 432,260 5,086 57,383
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 8.8% -0.7% -1.7%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 432,226 5,077 57,424
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.7%
4.0%
4.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
20.9%
17.1%
18.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
16.2%
27.8%
22.4%
Female persons, percent
51.4%
50.3%
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
85.9%
98.2%
96.1%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
8.9%
0.3%
1.7%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
2.4%
0.1%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.3%
0.9%
1.4%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
4.6%
2.3%
2.0%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
82.0%
96.2%
94.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 29,791 372 4,528
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 4.9% 0.5% 1.4%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 210,085 3,526 28,350
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 64.3% 81.7% 70.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $183,200 $144,400 $122,600
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,284 $803 $931
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $410 $322 $315
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $892 $538 $632
Building permits, 2019 2,028 NA 127
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 187,319 2,281 23,784
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.40 2.19 2.30
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 82.5% 84.4% 86.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 5.8% 0.3% 2.0%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 91.0% 79.5% 79.0%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 82.7% 72.9% 65.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 91.7% 74.4% 83.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 37.6% 9.4% 17.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.1% 19.1% 14.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.3%
13.7%
13.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 64.7% 46.8% 51.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 59.3% 42.5% 46.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,039,338 D 48,482
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,262,190 D 147,915
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 4,816,872 14,751 188,444
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 5,382,511 D D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 7,926,682 30,030 431,196
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $17,962 $5,888 $7,518
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 22.4 26.6 23.7
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $57,470 $39,554 $38,092
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $33,229 $24,907 $23,205
Persons in poverty, percent
13.4%
17.8%
19.3%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 11,572 78 699
Total employment, 2018 220,940 799 9,020
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 9,715,371 23,954 282,978
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.7% -1.2% -1.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 37,452 455 3,224
All firms, 2012 41,385 381 3,431
Men-owned firms, 2012 22,921 230 2,091
Women-owned firms, 2012 13,707 128 1,012
Minority-owned firms, 2012 4,385 F 72
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 35,506 373 3,269
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 4,695 124 372
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 33,995 238 2,919
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 850.5 31.2 168.3
Land area in square miles, 2010 508.22 162.98 341.20
FIPS Code 47093 47137 47019
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.

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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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