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Bradley County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 102,975 (67% urban, 33% rural); it was 87,965 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 16,364
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,889
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 23,501
Renter-occupied apartments: 12,694 (it was 10,780 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

32%

Land area: 329 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 313 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Bradley County: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Retail trade (21.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.3%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 52%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 42%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Bradley County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (88.5%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.7%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (4.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
  • Asian alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 50,129  (48.7%)
Females: 52,846  (51.3%)
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Bradley County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Bradley County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $42,922 ($35,034 in 1999)

This county:

$42,922
Tennessee:

$47,275

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $524 (lower quartile is $421, upper quartile is $686)
This county:

$524
State:

$614


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $154,000 (it was $88,300 in 2000)
Bradley:

$154,000
Tennessee:

$150,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $95,700 - $211,600
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,180
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $348

Institutionalized population: 790

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 306
  • Burglaries: 315
  • Thefts: 680
  • Auto thefts: 100

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 264
  • Burglaries: 388
  • Thefts: 638
  • Auto thefts: 105
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 436 buildings, average cost: $148,200
  • 2008: 260 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2009: 162 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 2010: 166 buildings, average cost: $142,600
  • 2011: 203 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2012: 230 buildings, average cost: $124,100
  • 2013: 272 buildings, average cost: $128,900
  • 2014: 277 buildings, average cost: $152,200

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 2015: $951 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $776 (0.6%)

Bradley County household income distribution in 2009 Bradley County home values distribution Bradley County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 19.8%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.9% for Black residents, 45.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 19.7% for American Indian residents, 42.7% for other race residents, 28.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 19.8%
Bradley County:

19.8%
Tennessee:

16.7%
(18.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 41.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.4% for American Indian residents, 42.9% for other race residents, 25.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 39 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 24 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Area name: Cleveland, TN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Bradley County is $410 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $528 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $663 a month.

Cities in this county include: Cleveland, West Bradley, Southeast Bradley, South Bradley, South Cleveland, Wildwood Lake, Hopewell, East Cleveland, Charleston.

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

2012 air pollution in Bradley County:

Nitrogen Dioxide: 0.01 ppm (standard limit: 0.053 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 18.2 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Catron County, New Mexico , Gibson County , Franklin County, Alabama , Jones County, North Carolina , Nowata County, Oklahoma , Pontotoc County, Oklahoma , Roger Mills County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.6%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 5,736
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 73.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 15.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,956 (33% naturalized citizens)

Bradley County:

2.2%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 737
  • 1990 to 1994: 350
  • 1985 to 1989: 244
  • 1980 to 1984: 128
  • 1975 to 1979: 110
  • 1970 to 1974: 65
  • 1970 to 1974: 122
  • 1965 to 1969: 200
Note: State values scaled to Bradley County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 76.7%

Bradley County marital status for males Bradley County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 24,749
  • One, attached: 413
  • Two: 2,242
  • 3 or 4: 1,723
  • 5 to 9: 1,839
  • 10 to 19: 787
  • 20 or more: 855
  • Mobile homes: 4,185
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 27

Housing units in Bradley County with a mortgage: 11,732 (1,174 second mortgage, 994 home equity loan, 49 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,536

Here:

64.2% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Bradley County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant51,000145
Mainline Protestant6,00025
Catholic1,8631
Other5102
Black Protestant4256
None39,165-
Bradley 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: 15
Bradley County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

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

0.52 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 65
Bradley County:

6.82 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 55
This county:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Bradley County:

12.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Bradley County:

27.6%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.7%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Bradley County:

Average size of farms: 103 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $64,244
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $172.98
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 3.33%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 92.70%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $54,873
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 26.40%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.19%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $44,797
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 34.13
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.13%
Corn for grain: 573 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 179 harvested acres
Vegetables: 178 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 52 acres

Earthquake activity:

Bradley County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 79% 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 63.7 miles away from Bradley County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 67.0 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 216.2 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 162.3 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 282.2 miles away from Bradley County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 183.1 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 Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 29, 2012 to March 02, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4060: March 16, 2012, FEMA Id: 4060, 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, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1215: April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: 1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1197: January 13, 1998, FEMA Id: 1197, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 28, 1997 to March 29, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1171: April 02, 1997, FEMA Id: 1171, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Tennessee Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: March 25, 1994 to April 03, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1022: April 14, 1994, FEMA Id: 1022, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Tennessee Ice Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1010: February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: 1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3095: March 14, 1993, FEMA Id: 3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Bradley County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 6, Flash Floods: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (13%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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

  • Mexico (27%)
  • India (7%)
  • Canada (6%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Japan (4%)
  • Jamaica (3%)

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

  • United States or American (32%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (9%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Italian (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Bradley County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 34,568 (84%)
  • Carpooled: 5,117 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 44 (0%)
  • Taxi: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 16 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 21 (0%)
  • Walked: 543 (1%)
  • Other means: 143 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 893 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 1,407 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 478 people in nursing homes
  • 122 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 74 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 49 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 26 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 23 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 11 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 9 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 8 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 3 people in other group homes
  • 2 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 1,747 people in college/university student housing
  • 434 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 356 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 52 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 29 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 26 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 20 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $45,392.

6.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,526 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.06%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.02% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($15,732 average AGI)
3.04% relocated from other states ($18,795 average AGI)
Bradley County:

3.04%
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 Hamilton County, TN  1.09% ($33,979 average AGI)
from Polk County, TN  0.48% ($27,405)
from McMinn County, TN  0.38% ($27,435)
from Meigs County, TN  0.21% ($24,775)
from Whitfield County, GA  0.11% ($22,154)
from Catoosa County, GA  0.09% ($26,656)
from Rhea County, TN  0.08% ($27,552)


5.90% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,114 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($201 average AGI)
Bradley County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

3.10% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($15,875 average AGI)
2.76% relocated to other states ($16,038 average AGI)
Bradley County:

2.76%
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 Hamilton County, TN  1.15% ($33,135 average AGI)
to McMinn County, TN  0.43% ($27,054)
to Polk County, TN  0.42% ($27,238)
to Meigs County, TN  0.20% ($33,870)
to Knox County, TN  0.18% ($32,210)
to Whitfield County, GA  0.14% ($32,245)
to Davidson County, TN  0.08% ($25,655)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2

Births per 1000 population in Bradley County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Bradley County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.9

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Bradley County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bradley County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Bradley County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 16,051 (12,476 aged, 3,575 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 2,075 (9%)

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 Bradley County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,280)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (976)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (744)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (699)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (638)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (550)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (435)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (410)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (250)
  • Unspecified dementia (246)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.19
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10,863
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 257
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57,126

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,263
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 900
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 1

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 36
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 81

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 52.1. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 104.2. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 61.5
  • Other - 42.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 96,219
  • In family households: 82,340 (19,460 male householders, 7,407 female householders)
    20,332 spouses, 26,943 children (24,197 natural, 821 adopted, 1,925 stepchildren), 2,602 grandchildren, 759 brothers or sisters, 807 parents, 1,130 other relatives, 2,190 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 13,879 (5,051 male householders (3,861 living alone)), 6,029 female householders (5,171 living alone)), 2,799 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 2,744 (790 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 12,013 2-persons, 6,441 3-persons, 5,042 4-persons, 2,126 5-persons, 816 6-persons, 429 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,032 1-person, 1,561 2-persons, 312 3-persons, 116 4-persons, 39 5-persons, 11 6-persons, 9 7-or-more-persons.

14,336 married couples with children.
4,315 single-parent households (916 men, 3,399 women).

95.6% of residents of Bradley County speak English at home.
2.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (30% speak English very well, 35% speak English well, 35% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 21% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $409,112,000 ($4,486 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $10,485,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $207,258,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $104,594,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,419,000
Federal grants: $77,384,000
Federal procurement contracts: $3,306,000 ($337,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $15,152,000 ($98,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,867,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $37,086,000
Federal Government insurance: $30,255,000

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

Births: 6,116
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 4,355
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +649
Here:

+7 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,826
Here:

+20 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Bradley County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 11.88 millions of gallons per day (22% from ground, 78% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 250
  • 2010 to 2013: 2,110
  • 2000 to 2009: 7,323
  • 1990 to 1999: 9,142
  • 1980 to 1989: 5,474
  • 1970 to 1979: 6,969
  • 1960 to 1969: 4,045
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,166
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,039
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,357
Note: State values scaled to Bradley population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Bradley County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bradley County population
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 89
  • 3 rooms: 458
  • 4 rooms: 2,288
  • 5 rooms: 6,391
  • 6 rooms: 6,012
  • 7 rooms: 3,366
  • 8 rooms: 2,603
  • 9+ rooms: 2,285
  • 1 room: 323
  • 2 rooms: 720
  • 3 rooms: 1,752
  • 4 rooms: 3,873
  • 5 rooms: 2,435
  • 6 rooms: 974
  • 7 rooms: 448
  • 8 rooms: 118
  • 9+ rooms: 137
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Bradley County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bradley County population
  • no bedroom: 14
  • 1 bedroom: 302
  • 2 bedrooms: 4,288
  • 3 bedrooms: 14,379
  • 4 bedrooms: 3,749
  • 5+ bedrooms: 769
  • no bedroom: 389
  • 1 bedroom: 2,174
  • 2 bedrooms: 5,401
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,469
  • 4 bedrooms: 270
  • 5+ bedrooms: 77
Cars and other vehicles available in Bradley County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Bradley County population
  • no vehicle: 727
  • 1 vehicle: 4,979
  • 2 vehicles: 11,159
  • 3 vehicles: 4,627
  • 4 vehicles: 1,450
  • 5+ vehicles: 559
  • no vehicle: 1,074
  • 1 vehicle: 5,131
  • 2 vehicles: 3,592
  • 3 vehicles: 779
  • 4 vehicles: 142
  • 5+ vehicles: 62

54% of Bradley County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 56% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Tennessee.

Bradley County:

54.3%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 55,064
  • Northeast: 3,011
  • Midwest: 7,429
  • South: 17,607
  • West: 2,316

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,100


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 Bradley County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (67.2%)
  • Utility gas (18.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11.1%)
  • Wood (1.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.3%)
  • Electricity (80.4%)
  • Utility gas (11.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)
  • Wood (0.6%)
  • No fuel used (0.5%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 642
Here:

6.7%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 285
Here:

6.4%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,712
Here:

52.8%
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)

Bradley County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $3,338,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,155,000
    Regular Highways: $559,000
    Central Staff Services: $50,000
    Housing and Community Development: $9,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $57,506,000
    Hospitals: $49,786,000
    Correctional Institutions: $6,232,000
    Police Protection: $5,941,000
    Health - Other: $4,440,000
    Regular Highways: $3,938,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,204,000
    General - Other: $2,055,000
    Financial Administration: $1,623,000
    Central Staff Services: $977,000
    Local Fire Protection: $741,000
    Parks and Recreation: $566,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $492,000
    Libraries: $461,000
    General Public Buildings: $431,000
    Corrections - Other: $232,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $184,000
    Solid Waste Management: $161,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,977,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $6,327,000
    Health - Other: $245,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $157,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $32,000
    Transit Utilities: $26,000
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000
    Corrections - Other: $4,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,063,000
    Police Protection: $688,000
    Regular Highways: $377,000
    Health - Other: $209,000
    Correctional Institutions: $145,000
    Housing and Community Development: $99,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $94,000
    General - Other: $93,000
    Local Fire Protection: $90,000
    Parks and Recreation: $63,000
    Financial Administration: $49,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $15,000
    Central Staff Services: $9,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $50,687,000

Bradley County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $26,779,000
    All Other: $4,557,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $2,012,000
    Solid Waste Management: $263,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $24,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $371,000
    Education: $100,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,080,000
    General Local Government Support: $10,000
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $30,445,000
    Interest Earnings: $3,402,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,222,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $911,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $596,000
    Rents: $117,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $31,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,547,000
    Public Welfare: $5,101,000
    All Other: $3,305,000
    Highways: $2,508,000
    General Local Government Support: $657,000
    Health and Hospitals: $438,000
  • Tax - Property: $28,542,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,245,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,222,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $852,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $271,000
    Other License: $251,000
    Public Utility License: $193,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $19,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $3,000

Bradley County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $82,568,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $81,440,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,275,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,147,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $8,281,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $7,700,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $581,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $500,000

Bradley County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $72,822,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $40,511,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,210
  • Number of aged recipients: 207
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 2,003
  • Number of recipients under 18: 267
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,527
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 416
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 881
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 933
Bradley County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Bradley 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 17 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 ORIGINATED463$125,708324$149,6851,757$149,415118$54,55113$407,538282$135,44063$56,952
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED10$118,40015$155,133151$132,00711$56,4550$09$69,4449$57,111
APPLICATIONS DENIED68$116,17672$94,181589$136,73273$27,8220$032$96,56366$57,409
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN60$125,51740$145,575344$141,47118$54,2780$010$55,10015$76,867
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS20$125,30012$131,667119$134,9838$61,3750$05$73,8006$75,667
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED45$169,51165$185,1852$93,500
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED16$175,56318$167,0564$203,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$139,25014$209,6432$72,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$92,0006$231,6670$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS4$130,7504$211,0001$74,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Bradley County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James67270.4 years
William51373.5 years
John43573.2 years
Mary42277.4 years
Robert32270.0 years
Charles28069.7 years
George17375.0 years
Thomas14570.4 years
Ruth14179.4 years
Ruby13378.2 years
Most common last names in Bradley County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith22473.0 years
Johnson20774.3 years
Brown16472.6 years
Davis15773.4 years
Jones14575.6 years
Wilson12775.7 years
Moore12674.4 years
Lawson11273.0 years
Williams11071.7 years
Green9873.0 years
Businesses in Bradley County, TN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI1Little Caesars Pizza1
AT&T2Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Aeropostale1Maurices1
American Eagle Outfitters1McDonald's5
Applebee's1Nike4
AutoZone1Outback1
Baskin-Robbins1Outback Steakhouse1
Bath & Body Works1Panera Bread1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Pizza Hut3
CVS2Quality1
Chevrolet1RadioShack2
Chick-Fil-A1Ramada1
Comfort Inn1Rite Aid1
Cracker Barrel1Rue211
DHL1Ryan's Grill1
Dairy Queen1SONIC Drive-In3
Deb1Sears2
Dennys1Sprint Nextel2
Domino's Pizza1Staples1
Econo Lodge1Starbucks1
Fashion Bug1Steak 'n Shake1
FedEx5Subway4
Finish Line1T-Mobile3
GNC1T.J.Maxx1
GameStop3Taco Bell2
Goodwill1Target1
H&R Block1Toys"R"Us1
Hardee's3U-Haul3
Hobby Lobby1UPS6
Home Depot1Verizon Wireless1
IHOP1Waffle House1
JCPenney1Walgreens3
Jones New York1Walmart2
KFC2Wendy's1
Kmart1Wingate1
Kohl's1YMCA1

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