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Carter County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2017: 57,515 (59% urban, 41% rural); it was 56,742 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,613
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 8,534
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,585
Renter-occupied apartments: 7,050 (it was 5,901 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 341 sq. mi.

Water area: 6.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 169 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Carter County: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (26.8%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (17.6%), Educational, health and social services (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 44%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 50%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Carter County, TN (2017)
    • 54,44796.0%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,0311.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7961.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6491.1%Two or more races
    • 2280.4%Asian alone
    • 1490.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

44.4 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years
Males: 28,210  (49.0%)
Females: 29,305  (51.0%)
Average household size:
Carter County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,496 ($27,371 in 1999)
This county:

$36,496
Tennessee:

$51,340

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $486 (lower quartile is $384, upper quartile is $611)
This county:

$486
State:

$666


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $126,536 (it was $68,300 in 2000)
Carter:

$126,536
Tennessee:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $77,815 - $187,201

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $163,071
Here:

$163,071
State:

$235,345

Townhouses or other attached units: $97,024
Here:

$97,024
State:

$200,852

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,719
Here:

$131,719
State:

$191,604

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,763
Here:

$105,763
State:

$225,283

Mobile homes: $60,666
Here:

$60,666
State:

$67,221

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $101,227
Here:

$101,227
State:

$96,358

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $885
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $299

Institutionalized population: 910

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 52
  • Burglaries: 239
  • Thefts: 395
  • Auto thefts: 57

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 3
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 65
  • Burglaries: 288
  • Thefts: 465
  • Auto thefts: 62
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 37 buildings, average cost: $75,800
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $56,200
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $89,700
  • 2000: 17 buildings, average cost: $114,700
  • 2001: 29 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2002: 30 buildings, average cost: $98,600
  • 2003: 20 buildings, average cost: $122,400
  • 2004: 246 buildings, average cost: $74,000
  • 2005: 252 buildings, average cost: $86,400
  • 2006: 167 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2007: 198 buildings, average cost: $116,800
  • 2008: 123 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2009: 102 buildings, average cost: $119,700
  • 2010: 125 buildings, average cost: $95,000
  • 2011: 75 buildings, average cost: $141,900
  • 2012: 41 buildings, average cost: $109,300
  • 2013: 79 buildings, average cost: $94,400
  • 2014: 51 buildings, average cost: $122,300
  • 2015: 100 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2016: 154 buildings, average cost: $95,700
  • 2017: 109 buildings, average cost: $137,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Carter, TN residents
Average permit cost in Carter, TN
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $748 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $702 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Carter, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Carter, TN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Carter, TN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 22.0%
Carter County:

22.0%
Tennessee:

15.0%
(22.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 33.9% for Black residents, 19.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.8% for American Indian residents, 13.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.4 years old
(Males: 43.0 years old, Females: 46.0 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.4 years old, Black residents: 38.8 years old, American Indian residents: 62.5 years old, Asian residents: 26.8 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.2 years old, Other race residents: 30.4 years old)

Area name: Johnson City, TN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Carter County is $404 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $501 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $622 a month.

Cities in this county include: Elizabethton, Stony Creek, Tiger Valley, Biltmore, Pine Crest, Central, Laurel Fork, Hunter, Roan Mountain, Watauga.

Carter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Gates County, North Carolina , Surry County, North Carolina , Watauga County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.1%
Tennessee:

3.3%

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

Current college students: 2,710
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 83.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 16.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 648 (48.7% naturalized citizens)

Carter County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 932010 or later
  • 2682000 to 2009
  • 861990 to 1999
  • 591980 to 1989
  • 301970 to 1979
  • 136Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 43.5%

Carter County marital status for males Carter County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 19,887
  • One, attached: 214
  • Two: 460
  • 3 or 4: 1,081
  • 5 to 9: 1,278
  • 10 to 19: 398
  • 20 to 49: 160
  • 50 or more: 151
  • Mobile homes: 4,768
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 46

Housing units in Carter County with a mortgage: 7,729 (110 second mortgage, 404 home equity loan, 25 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 9,067

Here:

43.8% with mortgage
State:

58.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Carter County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,745100
Mainline Protestant1,81713
Catholic2101
Black Protestant1181
Other11
None30,533-
Carter 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: 8
Carter County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
This county:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Carter County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 25
This county:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Carter County:

11.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Carter County:

32.0%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

11.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Carter County:

Average size of farms: 65 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $12,908
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $256.70
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 15.93%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 64.82%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $14,768
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 27.14%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.00%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $74,886
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 27.72
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 5.29%
Corn for grain: 188 harvested acres
Vegetables: 9 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Carter County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 162.8 miles away from Carter County center
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 105.3 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 169.5 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 59.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 63.3 miles away from Carter County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 157.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1568: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1568, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: July 27, 2001 to August 22, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1387: August 15, 2001, FEMA Id: 1387, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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 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
  • Tennessee SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 06, 1984 to May 11, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-708: May 25, 1984, FEMA Id: 708, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: November 12, 1977, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-544: November 12, 1977, FEMA Id: 544, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee TORNADOES, Incident Period: April 04, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-424: April 04, 1974, FEMA Id: 424, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • Tennessee Heavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-366: March 21, 1973, FEMA Id: 366, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Carter County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Carter

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 10,837 (82.1%)
  • Carpooled: 839 (6.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 38 (0.3%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 105 (0.8%)
  • Walked: 265 (2.0%)
  • Worked at home: 1,207 (9.1%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

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


  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (25%)
  • Vietnam (9%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • Germany (6%)
  • Chile (4%)
  • Jamaica (3%)
  • Argentina (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Carter County


  • American (29%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

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

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

  • 526 people in nursing homes
  • 505 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 204 people in state prisons
  • 134 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 8 people in halfway houses
  • 7 people in homes for the mentally retarded

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

  • 578 people in college/university student housing
  • 528 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 188 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 174 people in state prisons
  • 20 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,968.

7.01% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.53% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($19,622 average AGI)
2.48% relocated from other states ($14,788 average AGI)
Carter County:

2.48%
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 Washington County, TN  2.71% ($29,071 average AGI)
from Sullivan County, TN  0.82% ($35,688)
from Unicoi County, TN  0.30% ($29,298)
from Johnson County, TN  0.16% ($25,258)
from Avery County, NC  0.13% ($41,708)


6.56% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.78% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($24,261 average AGI)
1.78% relocated to other states ($8,247 average AGI)
Carter County:

1.78%
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 Washington County, TN  2.92% ($32,290 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.81% ($32,948)
to Unicoi County, TN  0.27% ($33,824)
to Johnson County, TN  0.17% ($33,364)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.5

Births per 1000 population in Carter County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Carter County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Carter County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Carter County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Carter County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Carter County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Carter County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Carter County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Carter County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 11,814 (8,561 aged, 3,253 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,447 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (903)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (764)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (661)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (543)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (377)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (350)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (344)
  • Unspecified dementia (276)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (181)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (169)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.71
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,269
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 206
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 38,856

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,074
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,096
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 2

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 23
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 56

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 116.1. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 88.9
  • Other - 27.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 57,515
  • In family households: 46,414 (8,712 male householders, 7,184 female householders)
    11,602 spouses, 13,648 children (12,183 natural, 533 adopted, 943 stepchildren), 1,684 grandchildren, 681 brothers or sisters, 1,009 parents, 871 other relatives, 1,044 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 9,419 (3,829 male householders (3,416 living alone)), 4,458 female householders (3,927 living alone)), 1,126 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,677

Size of family households: 8,712 2-persons, 3,410 3-persons, 2,332 4-persons, 1,039 5-persons, 331 6-persons, 116 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,341 1-person, 821 2-persons, 120 3-persons.

5,989 married couples with children.
3,147 single-parent households (990 men, 2,157 women).

98.5% of residents of Carter speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (74% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 12% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 5% speak English well, 12% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (56% speak English very well, 44% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (50% speak English very well, 50% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $303,259,000 ($5,173 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $9,772,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $149,091,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $64,483,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,001,000
Federal grants: $77,033,000
Federal procurement contracts: $2,435,000 ($130,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $8,216,000 ($3,051,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $131,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $6,492,000
Federal Government insurance: $43,863,000

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

Births: 3,111
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 3,500
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +116
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,465
Here:

+42 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Carter County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 18.44 millions of gallons per day (41% from ground, 59% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.9
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Carter County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Carter County, Tennessee
  • 3032014 or later
  • 6592010 to 2013
  • 3,1622000 to 2009
  • 4,7141990 to 1999
  • 3,7961980 to 1989
  • 4,4331970 to 1979
  • 3,2071960 to 1969
  • 2,5261950 to 1959
  • 2,2091940 to 1949
  • 3,0661939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Carter County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Carter County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Carter County, Tennessee
  • 701 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 4193 rooms
  • 1,9854 rooms
  • 3,9135 rooms
  • 3,9416 rooms
  • 3,0537 rooms
  • 1,4518 rooms
  • 1,7559+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carter County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carter County, Tennessee
  • 1091 room
  • 1652 rooms
  • 1,0723 rooms
  • 1,9284 rooms
  • 2,1235 rooms
  • 1,1166 rooms
  • 4347 rooms
  • 2798 rooms
  • 1989+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Carter County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Carter County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Carter County, Tennessee
  • 80no bedroom
  • 2931 bedroom
  • 4,5602 bedrooms
  • 9,0493 bedrooms
  • 2,0454 bedrooms
  • 5495+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carter County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Carter County, Tennessee
  • 123no bedroom
  • 1,4661 bedroom
  • 2,6952 bedrooms
  • 2,6843 bedrooms
  • 4284 bedrooms
  • 455+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Carter County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Carter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Carter County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 480no vehicle
  • 4,1801 vehicle
  • 6,6392 vehicles
  • 3,5793 vehicles
  • 1,2414 vehicles
  • 5575+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Carter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Carter County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 898no vehicle
  • 3,2651 vehicle
  • 2,5132 vehicles
  • 5533 vehicles
  • 1834 vehicles
  • 325+ vehicles

86.5% of Carter County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 65% lived in Tennessee.

Carter County:

86.5%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 37,897
  • Other state: 18,583
  • Northeast: 2,183
  • Midwest: 3,700
  • South: 11,304
  • West: 1,355
Year householders moved into unit in Carter County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Carter County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.6%Electricity
  • 12.8%Utility gas
  • 6.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 5.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 82.1%Electricity
  • 7.1%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Wood
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Other fuel

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 335
Here:

6.7%
Tennessee:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 218
Here:

8.6%
Tennessee:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 804
Here:

31.9%
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

Carter County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,925,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,383,000
    Solid Waste Management: $729,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $642,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $522,000
    Housing and Community Development: $338,000
    General - Other: $183,000
    Police Protection: $171,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $47,525,000
    Police Protection: $3,394,000
    Regular Highways: $2,980,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,682,000
    General - Other: $2,024,000
    Financial Administration: $1,403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,284,000
    Central Staff Services: $957,000
    Solid Waste Management: $907,000
    Health - Other: $599,000
    General Public Buildings: $582,000
    Local Fire Protection: $319,000
    Corrections - Other: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $117,000
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $47,000
    Libraries: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,081,000
    Other: $476,000
    Natural Resources: $64,000
    Highways: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $809,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,426,000
    Other - Health - Other: $126,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $492,000
    Education: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,966,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,399,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,258,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,996,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $141,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $892,000
    General Revenue - Other: $582,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Rents: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $28,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,123,000
    Regular Highways: $389,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    Police Protection: $147,000
    Solid Waste Management: $118,000
    General Public Building: $61,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,093,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,154,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,045,000
    Highways: $2,158,000
    Other: $561,000
    General Local Government Support: $411,000
    Health and Hospitals: $324,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,939,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $322,000
    Public Utility License: $315,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $228,000
    Other License: $77,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,025,000

Carter County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,925,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,383,000
    Solid Waste Management: $729,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $642,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $522,000
    Housing and Community Development: $338,000
    General - Other: $183,000
    Police Protection: $171,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $47,525,000
    Police Protection: $3,394,000
    Regular Highways: $2,980,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,682,000
    General - Other: $2,024,000
    Financial Administration: $1,403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,284,000
    Central Staff Services: $957,000
    Solid Waste Management: $907,000
    Health - Other: $599,000
    General Public Buildings: $582,000
    Local Fire Protection: $319,000
    Corrections - Other: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $117,000
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $47,000
    Libraries: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,081,000
    Other: $476,000
    Natural Resources: $64,000
    Highways: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $809,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,426,000
    Other - Health - Other: $126,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $492,000
    Education: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,966,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,399,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,258,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,996,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $141,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $892,000
    General Revenue - Other: $582,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Rents: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $28,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,123,000
    Regular Highways: $389,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    Police Protection: $147,000
    Solid Waste Management: $118,000
    General Public Building: $61,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,093,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,154,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,045,000
    Highways: $2,158,000
    Other: $561,000
    General Local Government Support: $411,000
    Health and Hospitals: $324,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,939,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $322,000
    Public Utility License: $315,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $228,000
    Other License: $77,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,025,000

Carter County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,925,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,383,000
    Solid Waste Management: $729,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $642,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $522,000
    Housing and Community Development: $338,000
    General - Other: $183,000
    Police Protection: $171,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $47,525,000
    Police Protection: $3,394,000
    Regular Highways: $2,980,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,682,000
    General - Other: $2,024,000
    Financial Administration: $1,403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,284,000
    Central Staff Services: $957,000
    Solid Waste Management: $907,000
    Health - Other: $599,000
    General Public Buildings: $582,000
    Local Fire Protection: $319,000
    Corrections - Other: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $117,000
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $47,000
    Libraries: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,081,000
    Other: $476,000
    Natural Resources: $64,000
    Highways: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $809,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,426,000
    Other - Health - Other: $126,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $492,000
    Education: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,966,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,399,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,258,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,996,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $141,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $892,000
    General Revenue - Other: $582,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Rents: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $28,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,123,000
    Regular Highways: $389,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    Police Protection: $147,000
    Solid Waste Management: $118,000
    General Public Building: $61,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,093,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,154,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,045,000
    Highways: $2,158,000
    Other: $561,000
    General Local Government Support: $411,000
    Health and Hospitals: $324,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,939,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $322,000
    Public Utility License: $315,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $228,000
    Other License: $77,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,025,000

Carter County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $45,000
  • Charges - Other: $2,925,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $2,383,000
    Solid Waste Management: $729,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $642,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $522,000
    Housing and Community Development: $338,000
    General - Other: $183,000
    Police Protection: $171,000
    Regular Highways: $3,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $47,525,000
    Police Protection: $3,394,000
    Regular Highways: $2,980,000
    Correctional Institutions: $2,682,000
    General - Other: $2,024,000
    Financial Administration: $1,403,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,284,000
    Central Staff Services: $957,000
    Solid Waste Management: $907,000
    Health - Other: $599,000
    General Public Buildings: $582,000
    Local Fire Protection: $319,000
    Corrections - Other: $166,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $117,000
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $47,000
    Libraries: $37,000
    Parks and Recreation: $16,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $1,081,000
    Other: $476,000
    Natural Resources: $64,000
    Highways: $40,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $809,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,426,000
    Other - Health - Other: $126,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $492,000
    Education: $157,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $29,966,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $27,970,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $2,399,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $2,258,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,996,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $141,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $892,000
    General Revenue - Other: $582,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $250,000
    Rents: $45,000
    Sale of Property: $28,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,123,000
    Regular Highways: $389,000
    General - Other: $247,000
    Police Protection: $147,000
    Solid Waste Management: $118,000
    General Public Building: $61,000
    Correctional Institutions: $11,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $1,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,093,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,154,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $36,045,000
    Highways: $2,158,000
    Other: $561,000
    General Local Government Support: $411,000
    Health and Hospitals: $324,000
  • Tax - Property: $15,939,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $9,295,000
    Other Selective Sales: $482,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $322,000
    Public Utility License: $315,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $228,000
    Other License: $77,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,025,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 2,136
  • Number of aged recipients: 210
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,926
  • Number of recipients under 18: 214
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,454
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 468
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 862
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 989
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 ORIGINATED127$106,165222$100,158723$121,217160$37,7506$373,167129$114,55864$49,563
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED4$98,25011$128,63647$120,9366$43,5000$010$158,4004$57,750
APPLICATIONS DENIED25$141,48049$110,694254$116,22439$39,3850$024$117,87535$60,257
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN24$104,70819$89,789159$118,1016$29,3330$016$128,18812$64,917
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS7$110,0006$98,33343$138,1863$91,3330$03$98,0006$71,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 16 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED15$103,53313$153,385
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$205,5005$220,400
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$145,0004$131,750
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN5$158,2002$266,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$135,0000$0
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Carter, TN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Carter, TN - Value
Most common first names in Carter County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James81772.0 years
William75674.3 years
Mary69378.1 years
John63874.7 years
Robert54371.8 years
Charles40870.9 years
George34274.8 years
Frank20575.1 years
Ruth20378.6 years
Margaret20175.6 years
Most common last names in Carter County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith38475.2 years
Williams34575.0 years
Taylor32374.8 years
Miller31375.3 years
Campbell29974.0 years
Johnson24476.1 years
Jones21674.1 years
Grindstaff20774.3 years
Bowers18076.4 years
Wilson17974.0 years
Businesses in Carter County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Abercrombie & Fitch1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Ace Hardware1Maurices1
Advance Auto Parts3Mazda1
Aeropostale1McDonald's6
American Eagle Outfitters1Men's Wearhouse1
Applebee's2Motel 61
Arby's3Motherhood Maternity1
AutoZone2New Balance1
Baskin-Robbins1Nike10
Bath & Body Works1Nissan1
Best Western1Office Depot1
Blockbuster2Olive Garden1
Burger King2Outback1
CVS5Outback Steakhouse1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A2Papa John's Pizza2
Coldwater Creek1Payless1
Comfort Inn1Penske1
Curves1Pier 1 Imports1
Dairy Queen2Pizza Hut2
Domino's Pizza1Plato's Closet1
Express1Ramada1
Famous Footwear1Red Lobster1
FedEx10Red Roof Inn1
Finish Line1Rite Aid1
Ford2Rue211
Forever 211Ryan's Grill1
GNC2SAS Shoes1
GameStop2SONIC Drive-In1
Goodwill1Sears2
Gymboree1Spencer Gifts1
H&R Block4Sprint Nextel2
Hardee's2Subaru1
Haworth1Subway5
Hollister Co.1Super 81
Honda1T-Mobile2
Hot Topic1T.J.Maxx1
Hyundai1Taco Bell2
JCPenney1Talbots1
JoS. A. Bank1Target1
Jones New York2Toyota1
Journeys1Toys"R"Us1
Justice1U-Haul5
KFC2UPS11
Kincaid1Vans1
Kroger1Victoria's Secret1
La-Z-Boy1Volkswagen1
Lane Furniture3Walgreens5
LensCrafters1Walmart1
Little Caesars Pizza3Wendy's2
Long John Silver's4Wet Seal1
Lowe's1

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  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"