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Grainger County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 22,864 (all rural); it was 20,659 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,599
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,703
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,917
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,727 (it was 1,353 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

32%

Land area: 280 sq. mi.

Water area: 22.1 sq. mi.

Population density: 82 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grainger County: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (24.7%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.1%), Construction (19.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 15%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 78%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Grainger County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (96.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 11,389  (49.8%)
Females: 11,475  (50.2%)
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Grainger County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Grainger County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,676 ($27,997 in 1999)

This county:

$35676
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $349 (lower quartile is $262, upper quartile is $603)
This county:

$349
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $92,122 (it was $65,200 in 2000)
Grainger:

$92,122
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $53,448 - $154,689
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $871
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $271

Institutionalized population: 149

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 90
  • Thefts: 237
  • Auto thefts: 31

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 28
  • Burglaries: 78
  • Thefts: 243
  • Auto thefts: 24
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $167,600
  • 2008: 6 buildings, average cost: $176,400
  • 2009: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2010: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,100
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $205,200
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $215,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $648 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $602 (0.7%)

Grainger County household income distribution in 2009 Grainger County home values distribution Grainger County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.3%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.2% for Black residents, 15.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 52.0% for other race residents, 54.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.1%
Grainger County:

19.1%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.9% for Black residents, 15.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 46.5% for other race residents, 55.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 43 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 62 years old, Asian residents: 30 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 16 years old)

Area name: Morristown, TN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grainger County is $394 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $473 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bean Station, Washburn, Blaine, Thorn Hill, Rutledge.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Grainger County: Highrock Camp (A), Fox Cabin (B), Doak Cabin (C), Clear Creek Mill (D), Courtland Place (E), Cross Anchor (F), Paint Creek Campground (G), Jockey (H), Wadders Picnic Area (I), Overlook Picnic Area (J), Moses Turn Picnic Area (K), Love Road Picnic Area (L), Dudley Falls Picnic Area (M), Horse Creek Picnic Area (N), Nolichucky Golf Club (O), Link HIlls Country Club (P), Greene County Industrial Park (Q), Rader and Rader Dairy Farm (R), Twin Creek Golf Course (S), Greensville Water Supply (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grainger County include: Fairview Church (A), Sinai Church (B), Sinking Springs Church (C), Providence Church (D), Quaker Knobs Church (E), Doty Chapel (F), Speedwell Church (G), Stone Dam Church (H), Liberty Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Susong Cemetery (1), Pleasant Vale Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery (2), Kesterson Cemetery (3), Mount Olive Cemetery (4), Beersheba Cemetery (5), Rehobeth Cemetery (6), Mount Tabor Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Birdwell Pond (A), Easterly Pond (B), Ricker Pond (C), Kidwell Pond (D), Combs Pond (E), Scruggs Pond (F), Burkey Pond (G), Hogan Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Fork (A), Lollar Branch (B), Lick Slough (C), Lick Branch (D), Kite Creek (E), Kidwell Branch (F), Kelly Branch (G), Cobble Branch (H), Slate Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Grainger County include: Paint Creek Recreation Area (1), Andrew Johnson Wildlife Management Area (2), Old Forge Recreation Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Cheatham County , Chowan County, North Carolina , Izard County, Arkansas , Knox County , Martin County, North Carolina , Rogers County, Oklahoma .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.5%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 523
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 60.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 223 (30% naturalized citizens)

Grainger County:

1.1%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 97
  • 1990 to 1994: 58
  • 1985 to 1989: 10
  • 1980 to 1984: 6
  • 1975 to 1979: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 23
  • 1965 to 1969: 23

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 34.5%

Grainger County marital status for males Grainger County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,182
  • One, attached: 46
  • Two: 62
  • 3 or 4: 112
  • 5 to 9: 26
  • 10 to 19: 15
  • 20 or more: 20
  • Mobile homes: 3,198
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 71

Housing units in Grainger County with a mortgage: 1,628 (102 second mortgage, 107 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,793

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grainger County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant11,23348
Mainline Protestant72810
Other51
Catholic-1
None10,691-
Grainger 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: 5
Grainger County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Grainger County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Grainger County:

11.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Grainger County:

28.4%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Grainger County:

Average size of farms: 85 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,308
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $421.81
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 11.89%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 44.00%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $10,494
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.76%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.54%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,899
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.90%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.72
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.60%
Corn for grain: 398 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 72 harvested acres
Vegetables: 556 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 39 acres

Tornado activity:

Grainger County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 3744124.8 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/12/1967, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grainger County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 79% 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 135.7 miles away from Grainger 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 41.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 171.9 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 175.8 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 284.2 miles away from Grainger County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 130.9 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:

  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 2011 to March 1, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1965): March 31, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1965, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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: February 14, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1456): March 20, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1456, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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
  • TennesseeGreenville Fire Complex, Incident Period: October 30, 2000, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1215): April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeHeavy Rain, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: March 25, 1994 to April 3, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1022): April 14, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1022, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Heavy Rain
  • TennesseeSevere Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3095): March 14, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • TennesseeSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 6, 1984 to May 11, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-708): May 25, 1984, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-708, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeHeavy Rains, Flooding, Incident Period: March 21, 1973, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-366): March 21, 1973, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-366, Natural disaster type: Flood, Heavy Rain

The number of natural disasters in Grainger County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

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

  • Mexico (67%)
  • Other Western Europe (10%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • United Kingdom (3%)
  • Russia (3%)
  • Ukraine (2%)

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

  • United States or American (55%)
  • German (9%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Grainger County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,153 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,193 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (0%)
  • Walked: 117 (1%)
  • Other means: 30 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 266 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 127 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 24 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 124 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 25 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 2 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $39,157.

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.66% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($19,691 average AGI)
1.73% relocated from other states ($12,268 average AGI)
Grainger County:

1.73%
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 Hamblen County, TN  1.11% ($23,975 average AGI)
from Knox County, TN  1.04% ($30,618)
from Jefferson County, TN  0.73% ($28,170)
from Hawkins County, TN  0.49% ($23,667)
from Union County, TN  0.30% ($31,000)
from Claiborne County, TN  0.22% ($23,000)


6.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.01% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($21,478 average AGI)
1.25% relocated to other states ($6,042 average AGI)
Grainger County:

1.25%
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 Hamblen County, TN  1.34% ($24,020 average AGI)
to Knox County, TN  1.04% ($37,816)
to Jefferson County, TN  0.70% ($24,490)
to Hawkins County, TN  0.40% ($26,759)
to Union County, TN  0.27% ($24,500)
to Claiborne County, TN  0.21% ($28,333)
to Sevier County, TN  0.18% ($22,308)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.1

Births per 1000 population in Grainger County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Grainger County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grainger County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.2%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grainger County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grainger County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 4,394 (3,133 aged, 1,261 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 573 (11%)

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 Grainger County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (334)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (317)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (223)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (187)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (137)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (135)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (114)
  • Unspecified dementia (102)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (73)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (70)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1063.590
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1095.010

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10.09
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 31.41

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 159.8. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 22,506
  • In family households: 19,624 (4,886 male householders, 1,691 female householders)
    5,265 spouses, 5,993 children (5,403 natural, 160 adopted, 430 stepchildren), 641 grandchildren, 155 brothers or sisters, 168 parents, 240 other relatives, 436 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,882 (1,215 male householders (1,002 living alone)), 1,237 female householders (1,101 living alone)), 430 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 151 (149 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 3,120 2-persons, 1,544 3-persons, 1,186 4-persons, 487 5-persons, 158 6-persons, 82 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,103 1-person, 295 2-persons, 35 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons.

3,469 married couples with children.
797 single-parent households (239 men, 558 women).

97.5% of residents of Grainger County speak English at home.
1.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (46% speak English very well, 27% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (63% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $137,748,000 ($6282 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,778,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $58,250,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $28,657,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $334,000
Federal grants: $45,964,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,278,000 ($630,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,265,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $207,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,133,000
Federal Government insurance: $715,000

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

Births: 1,398
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,127
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +79
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,305
Here:

+59 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grainger County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.03 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 194
  • 2000 to 2004: 2,058
  • 1990 to 1999: 2,426
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,868
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,719
  • 1960 to 1969: 706
  • 1950 to 1959: 887
  • 1940 to 1949: 221
  • 1939 or earlier: 746
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grainger County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 188
  • 4 rooms: 1,268
  • 5 rooms: 2,256
  • 6 rooms: 1,466
  • 7 rooms: 971
  • 8 rooms: 377
  • 9+ rooms: 307
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 59
  • 3 rooms: 146
  • 4 rooms: 432
  • 5 rooms: 367
  • 6 rooms: 203
  • 7 rooms: 82
  • 8 rooms: 31
  • 9+ rooms: 21
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grainger County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 30
  • 1 bedroom: 211
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,317
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,682
  • 4 bedrooms: 539
  • 5+ bedrooms: 138
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 196
  • 2 bedrooms: 633
  • 3 bedrooms: 423
  • 4 bedrooms: 85
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4
Cars and other vehicles available in Grainger County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 418
  • 1 vehicle: 1,450
  • 2 vehicles: 2,878
  • 3 vehicles: 1,550
  • 4 vehicles: 494
  • 5+ vehicles: 127
  • no vehicle: 146
  • 1 vehicle: 589
  • 2 vehicles: 447
  • 3 vehicles: 143
  • 4 vehicles: 25
  • 5+ vehicles: 3

66% of Grainger County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Tennessee.

Grainger County:

66.2%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 16038
  • Northeast: 417
  • Midwest: 1085
  • South: 2652
  • West: 210

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $24,600


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 4%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grainger County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (69.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (13.7%)
  • Wood (9.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.3%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (0.6%)
  • Coal or coke (0.5%)
  • Electricity (74.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.6%)
  • Wood (8.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 43
Here:

1.9%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 48
Here:

4.7%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 79
Here:

16.8%
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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 952
  • Number of aged recipients: 106
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 846
  • Number of recipients under 18: 75
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 617
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 260
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 411
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 419
Grainger County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grainger County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Grainger County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12472.6 years
John8076.0 years
Mary7677.5 years
William7275.2 years
Robert5366.9 years
George4673.3 years
Edith2678.5 years
Edna2481.0 years
Helen2479.2 years
Charles2375.1 years
Most common last names in Grainger County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Morgan7173.1 years
Roach6480.2 years
Williams5772.7 years
Cameron5073.8 years
Collins5073.2 years
Hodge4477.0 years
Jones4475.5 years
Dalton4376.8 years
Davis3975.7 years
Greenlee3177.0 years
Businesses in Grainger County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Hardee's1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1

Grainger County on our top lists:

  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"