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Blount County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 126,339 (67% urban, 33% rural); it was 105,823 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 23,069
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 13,462
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 32,382
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,734 (it was 10,285 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 559 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 226 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Blount County: 87.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (27.1%), Educational, health and social services (19.8%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 30%
  • Unpaid family work: 3%
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Races in Blount County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.8%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
  • Asian alone (0.7%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 61,170  (48.4%)
Females: 65,169  (51.6%)
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Blount County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Blount County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $44,351 ($37,862 in 1999)

This county:

$44351
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $549 (lower quartile is $425, upper quartile is $695)
This county:

$549
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $155,500 (it was $96,600 in 2000)
Blount:

$155,500
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $99,500 - $239,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $213,263
Here:

$213,263
State:

$193,341

Townhouses or other attached units: $165,359
Here:

$165,359
State:

$166,652

In 2-unit structures: $160,399
Here:

$160,399
State:

$142,213

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $166,141
Here:

$166,141
State:

$145,504

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $159,315
Here:

$159,315
State:

$182,736

Mobile homes: $69,148
Here:

$69,148
State:

$62,485

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $7,610
Here:

$7,610
State:

$20,187
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,123
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $328

Institutionalized population: 1,128

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 2
  • Rapes: 38
  • Robberies: 21
  • Assaults: 229
  • Burglaries: 587
  • Thefts: 983
  • Auto thefts: 163

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

  • Murders: 3
  • Rapes: 34
  • Robberies: 9
  • Assaults: 263
  • Burglaries: 597
  • Thefts: 927
  • Auto thefts: 174
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 700 buildings, average cost: $152,900
  • 2008: 294 buildings, average cost: $168,500
  • 2009: 181 buildings, average cost: $169,000
  • 2010: 207 buildings, average cost: $169,800
  • 2011: 140 buildings, average cost: $163,700
  • 2012: 245 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2013: 364 buildings, average cost: $194,400
  • 2014: 356 buildings, average cost: $194,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $923 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $797 (0.6%)

Blount County household income distribution in 2009 Blount County home values distribution Blount County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.7%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.6% for Black residents, 21.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.9% for American Indian residents, 15.5% for other race residents, 27.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.7%
Blount County:

15.7%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(15.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.5% for Black residents, 21.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 3.1% for American Indian residents, 14.0% for other race residents, 27.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 40 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 49 years old)

Area name: Knoxville, TN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Blount County is $472 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $762 a month.

Cities in this county include: Maryville, Lanier, Wildwood, Alcoa, Binfield, Eagleton Village, Louisville, Friendsville, Rockford, Walland.

Blount County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Blount County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.164 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.043 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Cleveland County, North Carolina , Dare County, North Carolina , Guilford County, North Carolina , Humphreys County , Jackson County, North Carolina , Orange County, North Carolina , Sequoyah County, Oklahoma , White County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.1%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 4,291
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 78.4%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,634 (44% naturalized citizens)

Blount County:

1.5%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 603
  • 1990 to 1994: 210
  • 1985 to 1989: 137
  • 1980 to 1984: 71
  • 1975 to 1979: 115
  • 1970 to 1974: 88
  • 1970 to 1974: 103
  • 1965 to 1969: 307

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 63.5%

Blount County marital status for males Blount County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 33,802
  • One, attached: 919
  • Two: 805
  • 3 or 4: 1,097
  • 5 to 9: 1,921
  • 10 to 19: 909
  • 20 or more: 753
  • Mobile homes: 6,631
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 222

Housing units in Blount County with a mortgage: 15,116 (1,678 second mortgage, 1,504 home equity loan, 52 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,612

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Blount County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant53,117137
Mainline Protestant12,73634
Catholic3,2213
Black Protestant8917
Other8345
Orthodox--
None52,211-
Blount 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: 16
Blount County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
This county:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Blount County:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 75
This county:

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Blount County:

11.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Blount County:

29.9%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

27.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Blount County:

Average size of farms: 81 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $18,806
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $420.56
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 47.87%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 38.19%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $17,024
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 34.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,464
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.31%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 29.91
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.07%
Corn for grain: 2257 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 880 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1789 harvested acres
Vegetables: 630 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 33 acres

Earthquake activity:

Blount County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 3.1 miles away from Blount 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 169.5 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 128.1 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 155.0 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 285.4 miles away from Blount County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 165.3 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:

  • TennesseeHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeStorms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1408): April 5, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1215): April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeHeavy Rain, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: March 25, 1994 to April 3, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1022): April 14, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1022, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Heavy Rain
  • TennesseeSevere Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3095): March 14, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • TennesseeTORNADOES, Incident Period: April 4, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-424): April 4, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-424, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • TennesseeHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-366): March 21, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-366, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Blount County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (5%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Japan (17%)
  • United Kingdom (11%)
  • Mexico (10%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Laos (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Blount County (%):

  • United States or American (28%)
  • English (13%)
  • Irish (13%)
  • German (12%)
  • Scotch-Irish (6%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Dutch (2%)

Blount County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 41,806 (85%)
  • Carpooled: 5,118 (10%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 80 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 12 (0%)
  • Taxi: 37 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 32 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 38 (0%)
  • Walked: 652 (1%)
  • Other means: 262 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,213 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 687 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 679 people in nursing homes
  • 270 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 165 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 110 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 60 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 49 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 42 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 42 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 18 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 9 people in other group homes
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally ill

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

  • 747 people in college/university student housing
  • 722 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 341 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 118 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 57 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 26 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 8 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 4 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,132.

5.70% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($141 average AGI)
Blount County:

0.02%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

3.30% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($27,448 average AGI)
2.38% relocated from other states ($19,792 average AGI)
Blount County:

2.38%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Knox County, TN  1.57% ($65,752 average AGI)
from Sevier County, TN  0.29% ($27,258)
from Loudon County, TN  0.27% ($28,379)
from Monroe County, TN  0.19% ($29,955)
from Anderson County, TN  0.12% ($27,113)
from Roane County, TN  0.08% ($28,389)
from Jefferson County, TN  0.06% ($25,115)


5.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,227 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.51%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($293 average AGI)
Blount County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

3.35% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($19,231 average AGI)
2.13% relocated to other states ($13,704 average AGI)
Blount County:

2.13%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Knox County, TN  1.63% ($28,682 average AGI)
to Sevier County, TN  0.31% ($32,664)
to Loudon County, TN  0.27% ($34,198)
to Monroe County, TN  0.19% ($33,250)
to McMinn County, TN  0.08% ($30,629)
to Anderson County, TN  0.07% ($31,088)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.06% ($50,714)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Births per 1000 population in Blount County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Blount County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Blount County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 14.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Blount County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Blount County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 21,081 (17,306 aged, 3,775 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,426 (5%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1370)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1084)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (882)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (851)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (770)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (637)
  • Unspecified dementia (600)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (560)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (502)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (463)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 3%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.88
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10388.24
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 226.830
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43429.98

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1158.090
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1023.930
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.46

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 37.51
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 62.32

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.79
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 43.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 28.2
  • Other - 15.4

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 149.9. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 101.2
  • Poisoning - 29.5
  • Other - 19.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 120,983
  • In family households: 103,694 (25,595 male householders, 9,169 female householders)
    27,080 spouses, 32,509 children (29,158 natural, 1,082 adopted, 2,269 stepchildren), 3,000 grandchildren, 772 brothers or sisters, 875 parents, 1,172 other relatives, 2,677 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 17,289 (6,453 male householders (5,155 living alone)), 8,048 female householders (7,095 living alone)), 2,788 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,027 (1,128 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 16,538 2-persons, 8,213 3-persons, 6,175 4-persons, 2,523 5-persons, 851 6-persons, 464 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 12,250 1-person, 1,882 2-persons, 256 3-persons, 84 4-persons, 15 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

17,155 married couples with children.
4,692 single-parent households (1,065 men, 3,627 women).

96.8% of residents of Blount County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 14% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (24% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 36% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (58% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $554,983,000 ($4879 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $50,857,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $301,646,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $115,223,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $666,000
Federal grants: $90,850,000
Federal procurement contracts: $26,067,000 ($18,731,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $20,531,000 ($7,619,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $457,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $62,825,000
Federal Government insurance: $31,936,000

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

Births: 6,772
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 6,181
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +487
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +8,801
Here:

+76 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Blount County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 12.31 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 432
  • 2000 to 2004: 11,154
  • 1990 to 1999: 11,230
  • 1980 to 1989: 7,464
  • 1970 to 1979: 9,705
  • 1960 to 1969: 5,043
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,778
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,632
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,991
Rooms in houses/apartments in Blount County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 145
  • 3 rooms: 685
  • 4 rooms: 3,588
  • 5 rooms: 7,647
  • 6 rooms: 8,329
  • 7 rooms: 5,497
  • 8 rooms: 3,229
  • 9+ rooms: 3,247
  • 1 room: 105
  • 2 rooms: 577
  • 3 rooms: 1,545
  • 4 rooms: 3,266
  • 5 rooms: 2,719
  • 6 rooms: 1,201
  • 7 rooms: 535
  • 8 rooms: 204
  • 9+ rooms: 133
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Blount County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 552
  • 2 bedrooms: 6,599
  • 3 bedrooms: 19,407
  • 4 bedrooms: 4,819
  • 5+ bedrooms: 978
  • no bedroom: 151
  • 1 bedroom: 1,890
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,053
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,656
  • 4 bedrooms: 478
  • 5+ bedrooms: 57
Cars and other vehicles available in Blount County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 1,340
  • 1 vehicle: 7,617
  • 2 vehicles: 14,469
  • 3 vehicles: 6,384
  • 4 vehicles: 1,865
  • 5+ vehicles: 707
  • no vehicle: 931
  • 1 vehicle: 4,902
  • 2 vehicles: 3,454
  • 3 vehicles: 723
  • 4 vehicles: 212
  • 5+ vehicles: 63

56% of Blount County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Tennessee.

Blount County:

56.1%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 70560
  • Northeast: 4326
  • Midwest: 9860
  • South: 16781
  • West: 2211

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $87,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Blount County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (48.9%)
  • Utility gas (32.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)
  • Wood (2.4%)
  • Electricity (64.1%)
  • Utility gas (24.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.1%)
  • Wood (2.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 543
Here:

4.8%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 312
Here:

5.9%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,260
Here:

35.3%
Tennessee:

22.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Blount County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,991,000
    General - Other: $971,000
    Libraries: $475,000
    Health - Other: $219,000
    Regular Highways: $58,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $30,000
    General Public Buildings: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $112,035,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $78,847,000
    Police Protection: $8,278,000
    Correctional Institutions: $7,028,000
    Regular Highways: $6,352,000
    General - Other: $5,644,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,233,000
    Financial Administration: $3,146,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,667,000
    Libraries: $1,797,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,120,000
    Health - Other: $1,070,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $823,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $672,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $214,000
    Solid Waste Management: $98,000
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Other Purposes: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $51,107,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $12,142,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $107,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,226,000
    Libraries: $796,000
    Police Protection: $537,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $499,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $68,000
    Financial Administration: $14,000
    Regular Highways: $10,000
    General Public Building: $8,000
    Central Staff Services: $3,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $106,177,000

Blount County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $119,390,000
    All Other: $7,270,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,759,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,408,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,422,000
    Education: $104,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,172,000
    General Local Government Support: $213,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $46,304,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,353,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $429,000
    Sale of Property: $418,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $196,000
    Rents: $55,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $46,037,000
    Public Welfare: $22,741,000
    Health and Hospitals: $12,988,000
    All Other: $4,550,000
    Highways: $3,326,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,021,000
  • Tax - Property: $40,530,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $12,256,000
    Other Selective Sales: $3,208,000
    Other License: $724,000
    Public Utility License: $475,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $219,000
    Severance: $186,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $170,000

Blount County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,047,324,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $772,540,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $306,864,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,080,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $11,155,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $10,357,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $798,000

Blount County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,096,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $190,884,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $913,487,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,340
  • Number of aged recipients: 173
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,167
  • Number of recipients under 18: 294
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,610
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 436
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 920
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 984
Blount County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Blount County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED525$138,731601$156,7703,214$168,317190$67,3327$213,143297$143,64678$70,744
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED35$141,42941$132,317261$167,60217$42,5290$015$98,26716$65,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED68$137,294124$150,395890$171,02489$48,3822$145,00068$173,14765$75,785
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN70$134,61476$167,000605$173,24626$89,5000$033$138,12115$77,333
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS10$135,4007$178,714137$187,8986$95,3330$010$99,8004$82,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 18 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED91$164,440110$191,0277$167,2861$90,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED22$209,59135$196,6293$149,6670$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED8$187,62515$231,6673$153,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$200,25010$214,4002$126,0000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$88,0004$196,2500$00$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Blount County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James88372.4 years
William65275.0 years
John64275.0 years
Mary60078.3 years
Robert42372.6 years
Charles42272.7 years
George26176.2 years
Margaret24078.8 years
Ruth23180.6 years
Helen17878.6 years
Most common last names in Blount County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Davis24377.1 years
Smith20975.7 years
Jones20576.2 years
Russell19075.9 years
Williams17775.7 years
Brown16775.9 years
Wilson16671.8 years
Johnson14975.7 years
Tipton14774.7 years
Walker14576.9 years
Businesses in Blount County, TN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Kmart1
AT&T2Kroger3
Advance Auto Parts4Little Caesars Pizza2
Aeropostale1Lowe's2
American Eagle Outfitters1MainStay1
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's2MasterBrand Cabinets4
AutoZone3Maurices1
Baskin-Robbins4Mazda1
Bath & Body Works1McDonald's7
Blockbuster2Nike6
Budget Car Rental1Nissan1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Office Depot1
Burger King4Old Navy1
CVS5Olive Garden1
Chevrolet1Panera Bread1
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza1
Cinnabon 1Payless1
Circle K2Penske2
Comfort Suites1PetSmart1
Cracker Barrel1Pizza Hut6
Cricket Wireless3Quiznos1
Curves1RadioShack2
DHL1Ruby Tuesday4
Days Inn1Rue211
Discount Tire1Ryan's Grill1
Domino's Pizza3SONIC Drive-In6
Econo Lodge1Sears2
FedEx15Shoe Carnival1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Staples1
GNC2Starbucks3
GameStop3Subway12
Goodwill1T-Mobile4
H&R Block5T.J.Maxx1
Hardee's2Taco Bell4
Hilton2Target1
Hobby Lobby1Toyota1
Holiday Inn2True Value1
Home Depot2U-Haul11
Honda1U.S. Cellular4
Hyundai1UPS20
IHOP2Waffle House1
JCPenney1Walgreens5
Jimmy John's1Walmart3
Jones New York6Wendy's3
KFC2

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