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Bledsoe County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2017: 14,672 (all rural); it was 12,367 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,764
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,961
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,618
Renter-occupied apartments: 972 (it was 812 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

32%

Land area: 406 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 36 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Bledsoe County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.4%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (19.0%), Construction (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 20%
  • Government: 24%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 56%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Bledsoe County, TN (2017)
    • 13,022105.3%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5904.8%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4703.8%Two or more races
    • 3272.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1401.1%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 460.4%Asian alone
    • 270.2%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years
Males: 8,528  (58.1%)
Females: 6,144  (41.9%)
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Average household size:
Bledsoe County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,635 ($28,982 in 1999)
This county:

$42,635
Tennessee:

$51,340

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $440 (lower quartile is $263, upper quartile is $518)
This county:

$440
State:

$666


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $143,098 (it was $63,700 in 2000)
Bledsoe:

$143,098
Tennessee:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $76,820 - $238,572

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $202,398
Here:

$202,398
State:

$235,345

Townhouses or other attached units: $120,861
Here:

$120,861
State:

$200,852

Mobile homes: $108,572
Here:

$108,572
State:

$67,221

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $23,076
Here:

$23,076
State:

$96,358

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,017
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $334

Institutionalized population: 1,091

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 36
  • Thefts: 67
  • Auto thefts: 9
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2015: 0 buildings
  • 2016: 0 buildings
  • 2017: 0 buildings
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $688 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $597 (0.4%)

Distribution of median household income in Bledsoe, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bledsoe, TN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Bledsoe, TN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 18.6%
Bledsoe County:

18.6%
Tennessee:

15.0%
(18.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 1.9% for Black residents, 29.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.9% for American Indian residents, 87.0% for other race residents, 18.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.5 years old
(Males: 44.0 years old, Females: 46.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 41.7 years old, American Indian residents: 60.3 years old, Asian residents: 58.3 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.6 years old, Other race residents: 29.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bledsoe County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $604 a month.

Cities in this county include: Sequatchie Valley, Cumberland Plateau, Pikeville.

Bledsoe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Neighboring counties: Beaufort County, North Carolina , DeKalb County , Dickson County , Dare County, North Carolina , Hardeman County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.4%
Tennessee:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Bledsoe, TN
County total employment by year in Bledsoe, TN
County average yearly wages by year in Bledsoe, TN

Current college students: 228
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 389 (9.1% naturalized citizens)

Bledsoe County:

2.7%
Whole state:

5.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2332010 or later
  • 392000 to 2009
  • 1041990 to 1999
  • 201980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 12Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 47.5%

Bledsoe County marital status for males Bledsoe County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,015
  • One, attached: 4
  • Two: 19
  • 3 or 4: 82
  • 5 to 9: 132
  • 10 to 19: 6
  • 20 to 49: 10
  • 50 or more: 38
  • Mobile homes: 1,480
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 60

Housing units in Bledsoe County with a mortgage: 1,325 (2 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,250

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

58.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bledsoe County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,42426
Mainline Protestant3763
Black Protestant1191
Other21
None9,955-
Bledsoe County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Bledsoe County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Bledsoe County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 3
This county:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bledsoe County:

11.4%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Bledsoe County:

32.3%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Bledsoe County:

Average size of farms: 166 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $45,797
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $275.94
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 2.20%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.30%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $35,391
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.74%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.53%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $59,905
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.86%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 33.11
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.55%
Corn for grain: 1152 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 140 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 217 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,245 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 128 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bledsoe County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 77% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 81.7 miles away from Bledsoe County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 191.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 246.5 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 194.9 miles away from Bledsoe County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 218.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4211: April 02, 2015, FEMA Id: 4211, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 05, 2014 to June 10, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4189: August 13, 2014, FEMA Id: 4189, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1456: March 20, 2003, FEMA Id: 1456, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: November 09, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1441: November 13, 2002, FEMA Id: 1441, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1408: April 05, 2002, FEMA Id: 1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Chattanooga Complex Fire, Incident Period: November 03, 2001, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 03, 2001, FEMA Id: 2387, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Tennessee Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1260: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bledsoe County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bledsoe

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,323 (65.3%)
  • Carpooled: 716 (20.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 25 (0.7%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 36 (1.0%)
  • Walked: 206 (5.8%)
  • Worked at home: 258 (7.3%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Manufacturing (3%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (2%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (28%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Production occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (46%)
  • Haiti (26%)
  • Guatemala (9%)
  • Croatia (3%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)
  • Canada (2%)
  • England (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Bledsoe County


  • American (21%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Haitian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Bledsoe County, Tennessee in 2000:

  • 969 people in state prisons
  • 141 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 43 people in nursing homes
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Bledsoe County, Tennessee in 2010:

  • 931 people in state prisons
  • 97 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 46 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 17 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,515.

6.61% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.10% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($24,209 average AGI)
1.51% relocated from other states ($10,378 average AGI)
Bledsoe County:

1.51%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Rhea County, TN  1.25% ($22,340 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, TN  0.98% ($39,703)
from Sequatchie County, TN  0.82% ($36,935)


5.74% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.83% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($27,472 average AGI)
0.91% relocated to other states ($6,682 average AGI)
Bledsoe County:

0.91%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Rhea County, TN  1.23% ($26,043 average AGI)
to Sequatchie County, TN  0.94% ($33,143)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.67% ($47,880)
to Cumberland County, TN  0.54% ($29,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2

Births per 1000 population in Bledsoe County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Bledsoe County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.4

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Bledsoe County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 20.9%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bledsoe County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Bledsoe County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bledsoe County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bledsoe County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Bledsoe County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Bledsoe County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,114 (1,605 aged, 509 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 371 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Bledsoe County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (190)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (168)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (136)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (115)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (85)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (43)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (39)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (36)
  • Unspecified dementia (32)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (27)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 7.82
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,027
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 219
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 45,905

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 959
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 804

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 9
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 15

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 14,672
  • In family households: 11,693 (1,775 male householders, 1,732 female householders)
    2,853 spouses, 3,544 children (3,118 natural, 173 adopted, 258 stepchildren), 494 grandchildren, 140 brothers or sisters, 109 parents, 722 other relatives, 316 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,777 (619 male householders (543 living alone)), 606 female householders (502 living alone)), 553 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,183

Size of family households: 2,039 2-persons, 497 3-persons, 561 4-persons, 341 5-persons, 30 6-persons, 56 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,044 1-person, 159 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 4 6-persons, 7 7-or-more-persons.

1,324 married couples with children.
463 single-parent households (88 men, 375 women).

95.5% of residents of Bledsoe speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (26% speak English very well, 4% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 64% don't speak English at all).
1.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (95% speak English very well, 5% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $63,371,000 ($4,957 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $933,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $23,139,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $16,326,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $275,000
Federal grants: $22,278,000
Federal procurement contracts: $248,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,104,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $291,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $637,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,584,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 662
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 612
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +529
Here:

+41 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Bledsoe County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.03 millions of gallons per day (38% from ground, 62% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.8
State:

4.5

Year house built in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
  • 1352014 or later
  • 1462010 to 2013
  • 1,1482000 to 2009
  • 1,6721990 to 1999
  • 8631980 to 1989
  • 7261970 to 1979
  • 4171960 to 1969
  • 2531950 to 1959
  • 1331940 to 1949
  • 3331939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
  • 201 room
  • 402 rooms
  • 873 rooms
  • 4564 rooms
  • 5655 rooms
  • 7516 rooms
  • 6467 rooms
  • 4938 rooms
  • 4959+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
  • 871 room
  • 192 rooms
  • 843 rooms
  • 2954 rooms
  • 3465 rooms
  • 1816 rooms
  • 727 rooms
  • 678 rooms
  • 299+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
  • 30no bedroom
  • 1491 bedroom
  • 7232 bedrooms
  • 1,9203 bedrooms
  • 5684 bedrooms
  • 1385+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Bledsoe County, Tennessee
  • 100no bedroom
  • 661 bedroom
  • 4852 bedrooms
  • 3933 bedrooms
  • 1394 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Bledsoe County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Bledsoe County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bledsoe County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 127no vehicle
  • 6491 vehicle
  • 1,3702 vehicles
  • 1,0603 vehicles
  • 2334 vehicles
  • 1165+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Bledsoe County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Bledsoe County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 113no vehicle
  • 4821 vehicle
  • 3812 vehicles
  • 1393 vehicles
  • 474 vehicles
  • 295+ vehicles

89.4% of Bledsoe County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 22% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 83% lived in Tennessee.

Bledsoe County:

89.4%
State average:

85.5%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 10,223
  • Other state: 4,004
  • Northeast: 372
  • Midwest: 1,406
  • South: 1,927
  • West: 292
Year householders moved into unit in Bledsoe County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Bledsoe County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 46.7%Electricity
  • 18.7%Utility gas
  • 18.1%Wood
  • 13.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Other fuel
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.1%Electricity
  • 25.9%Utility gas
  • 16.8%Wood
  • 8.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 116
Here:

11.9%
Tennessee:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 151
Here:

20.7%
Tennessee:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 98
Here:

22.3%
Tennessee:

22.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Bledsoe County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $140,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,157,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $732,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $37,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,731,000
    Regular Highways: $1,481,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,031,000
    Health - Other: $1,008,000
    Police Protection: $827,000
    Central Staff Services: $489,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $460,000
    Financial Administration: $337,000
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000
    General - Other: $148,000
    General Public Buildings: $78,000
    Libraries: $77,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $45,000
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $968,000
    Housing and Community Development: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $619,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $193,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $51,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $43,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $13,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,993,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,829,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,328,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,164,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $181,000
    Rents: $138,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $692,000
    Regular Highways: $320,000
    Police Protection: $70,000
    Libraries: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,952,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $630,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $14,558,000
    Highways: $1,742,000
    Other: $1,071,000
    General Local Government Support: $386,000
    Health and Hospitals: $75,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,290,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $901,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $115,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $88,000
    Public Utility License: $17,000
    Other Selective Sales: $16,000
    Other License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,993,000

Bledsoe County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $140,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,157,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $732,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $37,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,731,000
    Regular Highways: $1,481,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,031,000
    Health - Other: $1,008,000
    Police Protection: $827,000
    Central Staff Services: $489,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $460,000
    Financial Administration: $337,000
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000
    General - Other: $148,000
    General Public Buildings: $78,000
    Libraries: $77,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $45,000
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $968,000
    Housing and Community Development: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $619,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $193,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $51,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $43,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $13,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,993,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,829,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,328,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,164,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $181,000
    Rents: $138,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $692,000
    Regular Highways: $320,000
    Police Protection: $70,000
    Libraries: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,952,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $630,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $14,558,000
    Highways: $1,742,000
    Other: $1,071,000
    General Local Government Support: $386,000
    Health and Hospitals: $75,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,290,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $901,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $115,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $88,000
    Public Utility License: $17,000
    Other Selective Sales: $16,000
    Other License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,993,000

Bledsoe County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $140,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,157,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $732,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $37,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,731,000
    Regular Highways: $1,481,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,031,000
    Health - Other: $1,008,000
    Police Protection: $827,000
    Central Staff Services: $489,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $460,000
    Financial Administration: $337,000
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000
    General - Other: $148,000
    General Public Buildings: $78,000
    Libraries: $77,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $45,000
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $968,000
    Housing and Community Development: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $619,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $193,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $51,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $43,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $13,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,993,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,829,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,328,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,164,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $181,000
    Rents: $138,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $692,000
    Regular Highways: $320,000
    Police Protection: $70,000
    Libraries: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,952,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $630,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $14,558,000
    Highways: $1,742,000
    Other: $1,071,000
    General Local Government Support: $386,000
    Health and Hospitals: $75,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,290,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $901,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $115,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $88,000
    Public Utility License: $17,000
    Other Selective Sales: $16,000
    Other License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,993,000

Bledsoe County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $140,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,157,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $732,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $318,000
    Solid Waste Management: $12,000
  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $37,000
    Health - Other: $9,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000
    Police Protection: $3,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $16,731,000
    Regular Highways: $1,481,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,031,000
    Health - Other: $1,008,000
    Police Protection: $827,000
    Central Staff Services: $489,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $460,000
    Financial Administration: $337,000
    Solid Waste Management: $233,000
    General - Other: $148,000
    General Public Buildings: $78,000
    Libraries: $77,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $62,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $45,000
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $968,000
    Housing and Community Development: $37,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $619,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $193,000
    Other - Public Welfare - Other: $51,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $43,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $13,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,993,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,829,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,328,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,164,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $181,000
    Rents: $138,000
    Interest Earnings: $54,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $41,000
    Sale of Property: $33,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $22,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $692,000
    Regular Highways: $320,000
    Police Protection: $70,000
    Libraries: $9,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,952,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $630,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $14,558,000
    Highways: $1,742,000
    Other: $1,071,000
    General Local Government Support: $386,000
    Health and Hospitals: $75,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,290,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $901,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $115,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $88,000
    Public Utility License: $17,000
    Other Selective Sales: $16,000
    Other License: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,993,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 442
  • Number of aged recipients: 65
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 377
  • Number of recipients under 18: 29
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 282
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 131
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 195
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 186
Most common first names in Bledsoe County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9171.1 years
William8074.4 years
John6973.5 years
Mary4777.2 years
Robert4072.0 years
Charles4067.4 years
George3075.9 years
Thomas2773.8 years
Roy1972.0 years
Willie1978.5 years
Most common last names in Bledsoe County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7173.6 years
Swafford7079.9 years
Brown4781.2 years
Hale4176.8 years
Walker3672.9 years
Johnson3574.6 years
Angel3569.0 years
Simmons3577.1 years
Roberson3376.8 years
Brock2869.1 years
Businesses in Bledsoe County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AutoZone1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul2
McDonald's1