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Lincoln County, Tennessee; Unicoi County, Tennessee

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Table

Lincoln County, Tennessee
Unicoi County, Tennessee
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
35,433
17,698
People
Population
Population Estimates, July 1 2021, (V2021)
35,433
17,698
Population estimates base, April 1, 2020, (V2021)
35,319
17,928
Population, percent change - April 1, 2020 (estimates base) to July 1, 2021, (V2021)
0.3%
-1.3%
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 35,319 17,928
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 33,361 18,313
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.4%
4.5%
Persons under 18 years, percent
22.2%
18.0%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
20.0%
23.9%
Female persons, percent
50.6%
50.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
89.1%
96.8%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
7.2%
0.6%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.8%
0.7%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.7%
0.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.2%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
2.1%
1.5%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
3.9%
6.1%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
86.1%
91.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-2020 2,067 1,516
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020 2.6% 3.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2021, (V2021) 16,116 8,720
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020 76.9% 72.5%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020 $149,400 $136,500
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020 $1,127 $937
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020 $395 $344
Median gross rent, 2016-2020 $704 $629
Building permits, 2021 18 7
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-2020 13,788 7,683
Persons per household, 2016-2020 2.45 2.25
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020 88.6% 90.8%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020 2.8% 5.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020 86.7% 81.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020 69.9% 72.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 84.9% 85.6%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020 19.1% 16.4%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020 12.0% 16.2%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
13.2%
12.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 58.9% 53.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020 52.4% 45.4%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) D 20,987
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 66,133 30,622
Total transportation and warehousing receipts/revenue, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 16,228 D
Total retail sales, 2017 ($1,000)(c) 347,734 119,034
Total retail sales per capita, 2017(c) $10,245 $6,675
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020 28.8 22.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $53,923 $44,526
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020 $28,519 $23,817
Persons in poverty, percent
12.4%
16.2%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2020 581 235
Total employment, 2020 6,548 3,911
Total annual payroll, 2020 ($1,000) 260,676 171,732
Total employment, percent change, 2019-2020 -29.1% 7.7%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2019 2,451 891
All employer firms, Reference year 2017 507 219
Men-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 264 96
Women-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S
Minority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 S S
Nonminority-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 367 168
Veteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 23 S
Nonveteran-owned employer firms, Reference year 2017 384 137
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2020 61.9 96.4
Population per square mile, 2010 58.5 98.4
Land area in square miles, 2020 570.34 186.06
Land area in square miles, 2010 570.34 186.17
FIPS Code 47103 47171
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., V2021) refers to the final year of the series (2020 thru 2021). Different vintage years of estimates are not comparable.

Users should exercise caution when comparing 2016-2020 ACS 5-year estimates to other ACS estimates. For more information, please visit the 2020 5-year ACS Comparison Guidance page.

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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