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Sullivan County, Tennessee; Wilson County, Tennessee; Fentress County, Tennessee

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Sullivan County, Tennessee
Wilson County, Tennessee
Fentress County, Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 158,348 144,657 18,523
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 158,348 144,657 18,523
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 156,800 114,062 17,962
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) 1.0% 26.8% 3.1%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 156,823 113,993 17,959
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
4.8%
6.0%
5.4%
Persons under 18 years, percent
19.1%
23.4%
20.5%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
22.2%
16.0%
22.4%
Female persons, percent
51.3%
50.8%
50.8%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
94.8%
88.1%
97.6%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
2.3%
7.5%
0.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.4%
0.5%
0.4%
Asian alone, percent(a)
0.8%
1.8%
0.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
Z
0.1%
Z
Two or More Races, percent
1.6%
2.0%
1.1%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
2.0%
4.6%
1.6%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
93.1%
84.1%
96.3%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2014-2018 12,526 8,685 1,229
Foreign born persons, percent, 2014-2018 1.7% 4.8% 0.9%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 75,905 56,410 9,063
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2014-2018 72.0% 76.8% 76.7%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2014-2018 $133,900 $243,400 $100,400
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2014-2018 $1,037 $1,540 $843
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2014-2018 $337 $446 $294
Median gross rent, 2014-2018 $652 $1,026 $499
Building permits, 2019 395 1,912 0
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2014-2018 66,239 48,841 7,403
Persons per household, 2014-2018 2.33 2.68 2.41
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2014-2018 86.1% 86.3% 86.7%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2014-2018 2.7% 6.2% 1.3%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2014-2018 84.6% 91.0% 75.6%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2014-2018 75.9% 83.9% 63.8%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 86.6% 91.2% 79.8%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2014-2018 22.8% 30.6% 13.6%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2014-2018 15.5% 9.1% 18.1%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
11.8%
9.4%
13.4%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 54.3% 65.8% 49.3%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2014-2018 49.2% 60.2% 44.0%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 286,384 190,016 D
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,521,547 392,531 D
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,361,356 1,281,590 39,080
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,006,204 1,362,850 5,447
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 2,095,865 1,432,589 145,586
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $13,368 $12,043 $8,115
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2014-2018 21.1 30.9 24.6
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $43,442 $71,513 $35,084
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2018 dollars), 2014-2018 $26,933 $32,850 $19,013
Persons in poverty, percent
16.5%
7.8%
20.6%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 3,337 2,752 265
Total employment, 2018 63,829 41,574 3,840
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) 2,999,066 1,627,216 128,557
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 0.6% 1.5% -2.0%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 10,025 12,736 1,496
All firms, 2012 11,716 11,452 1,754
Men-owned firms, 2012 6,587 6,839 996
Women-owned firms, 2012 3,751 3,318 607
Minority-owned firms, 2012 491 966 F
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 10,706 10,157 1,685
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 1,326 1,415 138
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 9,654 9,403 1,545
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 379.4 199.7 36.0
Land area in square miles, 2010 413.36 570.83 498.61
FIPS Code 47163 47189 47049
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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