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Giles County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 28,853 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 29,447 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,914
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,724
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,831
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,237 (it was 2,882 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 611 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 47 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Giles County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (28.5%), Educational, health and social services (18.5%), Manufacturing (17.9%), Construction (12.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 34%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 63%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Giles County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (85.5%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (10.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.6%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 14,070  (48.8%)
Females: 14,783  (51.2%)
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Giles County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Giles County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,344 ($34,824 in 1999)

This county:

$39344
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $395 (lower quartile is $332, upper quartile is $486)
This county:

$395
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $100,790 (it was $74,700 in 2000)
Giles:

$100,790
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,894 - $177,092
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,032
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $334

Institutionalized population: 362

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 87
  • Burglaries: 90
  • Thefts: 122
  • Auto thefts: 23

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 3
  • Assaults: 38
  • Burglaries: 105
  • Thefts: 108
  • Auto thefts: 22
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 16 buildings, average cost: $117,500
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $139,600
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $121,300
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $120,200
  • 2013: 10 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 2014: 5 buildings, average cost: $141,000

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: $851 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $719 (0.8%)

Giles County household income distribution in 2009 Giles County home values distribution Giles County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.9%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.1% for Black residents, 6.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 6.1% for other race residents, 29.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.7%
Giles County:

17.7%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.7% for Black residents, 6.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 80.0% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 5.4% for other race residents, 30.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 42 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Giles County is $381 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $502 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $604 a month.

Cities in this county include: Pulaski, Prospect, Ardmore, Elkton, Minor Hill, Lynnville.

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

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Neighboring counties: Grady County, Oklahoma , Dare County, North Carolina , Hardeman County , Johnson County, Arkansas , Santa Barbara County, California , Okfuskee County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 1,011
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 264 (33% naturalized citizens)

Giles County:

0.9%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 69
  • 1990 to 1994: 49
  • 1985 to 1989: 51
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 19
  • 1970 to 1974: 15
  • 1970 to 1974: 24
  • 1965 to 1969: 37

Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 71.1%

Giles County marital status for males Giles County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 9,500
  • One, attached: 151
  • Two: 501
  • 3 or 4: 356
  • 5 to 9: 183
  • 10 to 19: 155
  • 20 or more: 39
  • Mobile homes: 2,182
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 46

Housing units in Giles County with a mortgage: 2,941 (176 second mortgage, 169 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,037

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Giles County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant14,29970
Mainline Protestant3,46731
Black Protestant1,50612
Catholic4001
Other41
None9,809-
Giles 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
Giles County:

2.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.34 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

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

1.38 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 19
Giles County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 12
This county:

4.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Giles County:

11.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Giles County:

32.7%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Giles County:

Average size of farms: 141 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $14,925
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $79.45
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.53%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 82.42%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,548
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.43%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.89%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,711
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.80%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.63
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.35%
Corn for grain: 6804 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 911 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 2647 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 6357 harvested acres
Vegetables: 94 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 26 acres

Earthquake activity:

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

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from Giles 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 231.1 miles away from the 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 123.6 miles away from the county center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 183.5 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 188.7 miles away from Giles County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 196.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1909): May 4, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1568): October 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1568, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 High Winds, Incident Period: January 17, 1999 to February 1, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1262): January 19, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1262, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • TennesseeWinter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1260): January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 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
  • TennesseeIce Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1010): February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • TennesseeSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-459): March 22, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Giles County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Retail trade (19%)
  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (17%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

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

  • Germany (13%)
  • Philippines (12%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • Trinidad and Tobago (9%)
  • India (8%)
  • Other Eastern Africa (8%)
  • Cuba (6%)

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

  • United States or American (35%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Giles County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,224 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 1,546 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 48 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 11 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0%)
  • Walked: 271 (2%)
  • Other means: 91 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 404 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 255 people in nursing homes
  • 165 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 83 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 28 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 284 people in college/university student housing
  • 238 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 124 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 28 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 4 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $42,849.

5.23% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,077 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.31% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($12,514 average AGI)
2.92% relocated from other states ($23,563 average AGI)
Giles County:

2.92%
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 Limestone County, AL  0.62% ($32,365 average AGI)
from Lawrence County, TN  0.46% ($24,404)
from Maury County, TN  0.43% ($30,114)
from Marshall County, TN  0.32% ($23,273)
from Madison County, AL  0.30% ($33,806)
from Lincoln County, TN  0.25% ($23,154)
from Davidson County, TN  0.24% ($28,160)


5.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,941 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.63% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($13,063 average AGI)
2.83% relocated to other states ($17,879 average AGI)
Giles County:

2.83%
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 Limestone County, AL  0.61% ($26,381 average AGI)
to Lawrence County, TN  0.48% ($25,551)
to Maury County, TN  0.38% ($27,872)
to Madison County, AL  0.29% ($29,067)
to Marshall County, TN  0.29% ($26,067)
to Davidson County, TN  0.26% ($37,185)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.19% ($15,550)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Giles County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Giles County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Giles County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.9%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Giles County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Giles County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,586 (4,414 aged, 1,172 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 480 (7%)

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 Giles County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (536)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (442)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (399)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (277)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (214)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (199)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (154)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (135)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (103)
  • Unspecified dementia (93)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.42
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10333.28
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 324.730
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 43742.95

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1051.300
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1406.290
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.83

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27.66
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 71.68

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10.24

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 185.7. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 117.3
  • Other - 68.4

Household type by relationship:

Households: 28,807
  • In family households: 24,463 (5,780 male householders, 2,378 female householders)
    6,093 spouses, 7,789 children (7,095 natural, 165 adopted, 529 stepchildren), 880 grandchildren, 210 brothers or sisters, 213 parents, 291 other relatives, 657 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 4,344 (1,772 male householders (1,491 living alone)), 1,945 female householders (1,757 living alone)), 627 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 678 (362 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,882 2-persons, 1,945 3-persons, 1,422 4-persons, 563 5-persons, 214 6-persons, 132 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,248 1-person, 384 2-persons, 49 3-persons, 24 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 5 6-persons, 2 7-or-more-persons.

4,843 married couples with children.
1,589 single-parent households (341 men, 1,248 women).

97.4% of residents of Giles County speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (58% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (78% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (17% speak English very well, 68% speak English well, 15% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (91% speak English very well, 9% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $176,191,000 ($6023 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,126,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $78,721,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $43,464,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,697,000
Federal grants: $46,110,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,403,000 ($67,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,795,000 ($331,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $2,387,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,031,000
Federal Government insurance: $15,656,000

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

Births: 1,791
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,864
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +62
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -101
Here -3 per 1000 residents
State +18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Giles County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.65 millions of gallons per day (8% from ground, 92% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 177
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,249
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,864
  • 1980 to 1989: 2,176
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,274
  • 1960 to 1969: 1,541
  • 1950 to 1959: 904
  • 1940 to 1949: 633
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,924
Rooms in houses/apartments in Giles County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 26
  • 2 rooms: 77
  • 3 rooms: 188
  • 4 rooms: 852
  • 5 rooms: 2,671
  • 6 rooms: 2,069
  • 7 rooms: 1,409
  • 8 rooms: 842
  • 9+ rooms: 697
  • 1 room: 20
  • 2 rooms: 117
  • 3 rooms: 324
  • 4 rooms: 982
  • 5 rooms: 741
  • 6 rooms: 385
  • 7 rooms: 147
  • 8 rooms: 111
  • 9+ rooms: 55
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Giles County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 26
  • 1 bedroom: 221
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,859
  • 3 bedrooms: 5,135
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,367
  • 5+ bedrooms: 223
  • no bedroom: 24
  • 1 bedroom: 473
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,325
  • 3 bedrooms: 853
  • 4 bedrooms: 150
  • 5+ bedrooms: 57
Cars and other vehicles available in Giles County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 531
  • 1 vehicle: 1,912
  • 2 vehicles: 3,460
  • 3 vehicles: 2,076
  • 4 vehicles: 584
  • 5+ vehicles: 268
  • no vehicle: 553
  • 1 vehicle: 1,235
  • 2 vehicles: 813
  • 3 vehicles: 190
  • 4 vehicles: 77
  • 5+ vehicles: 14

63% of Giles County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 62% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Tennessee.

Giles County:

63.0%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 20075
  • Northeast: 528
  • Midwest: 2357
  • South: 5564
  • West: 462

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $51,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Giles County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (48.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.3%)
  • Utility gas (20.5%)
  • Wood (6.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.9%)
  • Electricity (48.1%)
  • Utility gas (24.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (20.8%)
  • Wood (4.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 142
Here:

4.2%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 162
Here:

9.0%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 326
Here:

34.4%
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)

Giles County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $193,000
    Air Transportation: $55,000
    Regular Highways: $40,000
    General Public Buildings: $35,000
    Correctional Institutions: $24,000
    General - Other: $10,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,421,000
    Regular Highways: $3,313,000
    General - Other: $2,595,000
    Health - Other: $1,572,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,248,000
    Police Protection: $1,079,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $642,000
    Financial Administration: $537,000
    Central Staff Services: $517,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $194,000
    Local Fire Protection: $167,000
    General Public Buildings: $156,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $105,000
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000
    Libraries: $81,000
    Parks and Recreation: $81,000
    Corrections - Other: $45,000
    Air Transportation: $31,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $795,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General - Other: $2,302,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $31,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $795,000
    Regular Highways: $624,000
    General - Other: $148,000
    Police Protection: $13,000
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000
    Central Staff Services: $12,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $23,154,000

Giles County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $2,907,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $798,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $74,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $40,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $216,000
    All Other: $55,000
    Highways: $3,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $949,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $202,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $91,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $35,000
    Sale of Property: $14,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $19,708,000
    Highways: $2,460,000
    General Local Government Support: $824,000
    All Other: $568,000
    Health and Hospitals: $308,000
  • Tax - Property: $13,474,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $6,018,000
    Other Selective Sales: $311,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $168,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $168,000
    Other License: $9,000
    Public Utility License: $5,000

Giles County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,975,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $17,275,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,700,000

Giles County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $151,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $21,175,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,641,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 779
  • Number of aged recipients: 117
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 662
  • Number of recipients under 18: 81
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 473
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 225
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 350
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 310
Giles County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Giles County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James33370.8 years
William30273.3 years
Mary28679.7 years
John24974.8 years
Robert18972.1 years
Thomas10872.8 years
Charles9270.2 years
George9273.5 years
Annie8881.7 years
Joe7670.8 years
Most common last names in Giles County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith21777.8 years
White11677.2 years
Johnson8875.8 years
Brown8772.5 years
Jones7974.4 years
Harwell6978.8 years
Davis6978.1 years
Holt6879.0 years
Williams6475.3 years
Abernathy5479.1 years
Businesses in Giles County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Burger King1McDonald's1
CVS1Pizza Hut2
Chevrolet1RadioShack1
Comfort Inn1SONIC Drive-In2
Curves1Subway3
FedEx2Super 81
Ford1T-Mobile1
H&R Block2Taco Bell2
Hardee's2U-Haul1
Home Depot1Vans1
KFC2Walgreens1
La-Z-Boy1Walmart1