County population in 2012: 29,072 (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:
Land area: 611 sq. mi. Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 48 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Giles County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (25.5%), Educational,health and social services (20.4%), Retail trade (14.5%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $733 (0.7%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $724 (0.8%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 16.6%
(16.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.4% for Black residents, 7.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 37.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Giles County: Pleasant Valley (A), Haw (B), Thorne Store (C), Center Point (D), Sam Davis Monument (E), Round Hill (F), Dodson Siding (G), Mud Bottom (H), Shore (I), Riversburg Station (J), Milky Way Farm (K), Luda Siding (L), Hillcrest Golf and Country Club (M), Milky Way (N), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Rose Hill (O), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Anthony Hill (P), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Frankewing (Q), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Prospect (R), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Brick Church (S), Giles County Fire and Rescue Squad Richland (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Giles County include: Ephesus Church (A), Bethel Church of Christ (B), Frankewing Presbyterian Church (C), Frankewing United Methodist Church (D), Round Hill Missionary Baptist Church (E), Fairview Church (F), Oak Grove Church (G), Poplar Hill Church (H), Young Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Hopkins Cemetery (1), Salem Cemetery (2), Houze Cemetery (3), Tarpley Cemetery (4), Thomas Cemetery (5), Thompson Cemetery (6), Thornton Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Godfrey Lake (A), Sanders Lake (B), Painter Pond (C), Clear Creek Lake (D), Echo Lake (E), Lake Galilee (F), Lakeview Lake (G), Lake Logan (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mack Branch (A), Lynn Creek (B), Locke Branch (C), Little Creek (D), Liberty Branch (E), Leatherwood Creek (F), Ball Branch (G), Anderson Creek (H), Agnew Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
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
Giles County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 3.8 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 48 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 5/18/1995, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 3 people and injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Giles County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 92% 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 the county center On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.1 miles away from the county center On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 88.2 miles away from the county center On 3/21/2001 at 23:35:35, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 92.7 miles away from Giles County center On 5/4/1994 at 09:12:02, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 68.6 miles away from the county center On 5/4/2007 at 16:16:28, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 97.1 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Tennessee Severe 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
Tennessee Hurricane 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
Tennessee Severe 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
Tennessee Severe 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
Tennessee Storms 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
Tennessee Severe 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
Tennessee Winter 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
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: FEMA-DR-1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Ice 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
Tennessee SEVERE 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: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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 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
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,107 (4,164 aged, 943 disabled) 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:
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.
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:
61 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
64 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +62
+2 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -101
-3 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 254
2000 to 2004: 1,088
1990 to 1999: 3,000
1980 to 1989: 1,796
1970 to 1979: 2,432
1960 to 1969: 1,510
1950 to 1959: 1,005
1940 to 1949: 750
1939 or earlier: 1,962
Rooms in houses/apartments in Giles County, Tennessee
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 20075
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