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Rutherford County, Tennessee; Cocke County, Tennessee

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Rutherford County, Tennessee
Cocke County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 332,285 36,004
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 332,285 36,004
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 262,588 35,642
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 26.5% 1.0%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 262,604 35,662
Population, Census, April 1, 2020 X X
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
6.5%
5.1%
Persons under 18 years, percent
24.5%
20.2%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
10.8%
21.6%
Female persons, percent
50.9%
51.5%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
76.6%
95.0%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
16.3%
2.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.5%
0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)
3.6%
0.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.1%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
2.8%
1.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
8.7%
2.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
69.1%
92.9%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 18,113 2,822
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 7.4% 0.8%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 125,447 17,664
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 65.2% 67.1%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $213,200 $112,900
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,363 $925
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $435 $326
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $1,063 $646
Building permits, 2020 3,520 3
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 111,676 14,060
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.78 2.50
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 83.0% 92.0%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 11.3% 2.1%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 94.4% 75.9%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 86.7% 63.5%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 91.8% 80.1%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 32.2% 11.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 8.0% 17.6%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
10.2%
11.9%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 71.3% 52.1%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 65.7% 49.7%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 502,674 48,174
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,376,642 102,703
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 11,538,970 659,601
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 14,847,012 D
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 3,515,344 340,991
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $12,808 $9,586
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 29.1 28.1
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $67,429 $36,716
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $30,159 $21,867
Persons in poverty, percent
10.0%
22.8%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2019 5,517 468
Total employment, 2019 114,372 6,107
Total annual payroll, 2019 ($1,000) 5,014,658 198,486
Total employment, percent change, 2018-2019 -0.2% 3.4%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 24,538 2,159
All firms, 2012 19,572 2,098
Men-owned firms, 2012 10,847 1,010
Women-owned firms, 2012 6,859 776
Minority-owned firms, 2012 3,309 106
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 15,640 1,900
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,945 273
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 16,557 1,666
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 424.0 82.1
Land area in square miles, 2010 619.36 434.57
FIPS Code 47149 47029
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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