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Polk County, Tennessee; Rhea County, Tennessee; Sequatchie County, Tennessee; United States

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Polk County, Tennessee
Rhea County, Tennessee
Sequatchie County, Tennessee
United States
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 16,898 33,044 14,876 327,167,434
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 16,832 33,167 15,026 328,239,523
Population estimates, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 16,898 33,044 14,876 327,167,434
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 16,821 31,804 14,121 308,758,105
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2018) 16,824 31,800 14,121 308,758,105
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 0.1% 4.3% 6.4% 6.3%
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2018, (V2018) 0.4% 3.9% 5.3% 6.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 16,825 31,809 14,112 308,745,538
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
5.0%
5.9%
5.1%
6.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.6%
22.7%
20.8%
22.4%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
21.0%
18.6%
20.4%
16.0%
Female persons, percent
50.7%
50.4%
50.5%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
96.5%
94.7%
96.5%
76.5%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
0.8%
2.2%
0.8%
13.4%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.6%
0.6%
0.6%
1.3%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.6%
0.5%
5.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.2%
Two or More Races, percent
1.7%
1.9%
1.6%
2.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.2%
5.4%
3.5%
18.3%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
94.8%
90.0%
93.5%
60.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 1,163 2,387 1,287 18,611,432
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.1% 2.9% 1.8% 13.5%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2018, (V2018) 9,052 14,771 6,504 138,537,078
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 73.8% 70.3% 76.4% 63.8%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $113,800 $113,500 $141,500 $204,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $961 $1,004 $1,067 $1,558
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $324 $348 $346 $490
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $678 $635 $673 $1,023
Building permits, 2018 192 101 10 1,328,827
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 7,096 12,342 5,441 119,730,128
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.33 2.57 2.66 2.63
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 88.2% 83.8% 90.5% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.1% 4.5% 2.9% 21.5%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 79.2% 79.2% 83.8% 88.8%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 67.8% 65.7% 70.5% 80.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 80.3% 78.3% 82.5% 87.7%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 11.0% 15.2% 14.6% 31.5%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 12.2% 16.5% 18.6% 8.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
12.5%
12.7%
11.3%
10.0%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 53.9% 55.4% 52.1% 62.9%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 49.6% 50.0% 46.9% 58.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 9,254 30,748 D 708,138,598
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 30,865 68,242 D 2,040,441,203
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D 848,618 D 5,696,729,632
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) D D 83,435 5,208,023,478
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 84,341 281,055 103,989 4,219,821,871
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $5,055 $8,716 $7,210 $13,443
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 28.3 22.7 32.4 26.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $41,818 $39,451 $51,750 $60,293
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $24,667 $22,070 $22,383 $32,621
Persons in poverty, percent
15.8%
18.4%
16.0%
11.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2017 223 500 184 7,860,674
Total employment, 2017 1,448 8,858 1,932 128,591,812
Total annual payroll, 2017 ($1,000) 40,576 268,040 54,161 6,725,346,754
Total employment, percent change, 2016-2017 8.5% 7.1% -4.9% 1.5%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2017 1,051 1,740 1,047 25,701,671
All firms, 2012 1,289 1,772 1,119 27,626,360
Men-owned firms, 2012 795 871 666 14,844,597
Women-owned firms, 2012 372 699 321 9,878,397
Minority-owned firms, 2012 F 85 104 7,952,386
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 1,239 1,605 989 18,987,918
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 167 89 163 2,521,682
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 1,082 1,567 861 24,070,685
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 38.7 100.9 53.1 87.4
Land area in square miles, 2010 434.68 315.38 265.86 3,531,905.43
FIPS Code 47139 47143 47153 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., 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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