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Grainger County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2018: 23,424 (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: 84 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Grainger County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Construction (33.0%), Transportation and warehousing,and utilities (13.5%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.1%), Information (10.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 31%
  • Government: 5%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 64%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Grainger County, TN (2018)
    • 22,028106.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7853.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2681.3%Two or more races
    • 950.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 910.4%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 790.4%Asian alone
Median resident age:

44.8 years
Tennessee median age:

38.9 years
Males: 11,671  (49.8%)
Females: 11,753  (50.2%)
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Average household size:
Grainger County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2018: $44,180 ($27,997 in 1999)
This county:

$44,180
Tennessee:

$52,375

Median contract rent in 2018 for apartments: $460 (lower quartile is $362, upper quartile is $620)
This county:

$460
State:

$678


Estimated median house or condo value in 2018: $127,026 (it was $65,200 in 2000)
Grainger:

$127,026
Tennessee:

$177,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $78,471 - $215,249
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $958
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $308

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
Grainger County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2005: 3 buildings, average cost: $136,700
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $157,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 37 buildings, average cost: $177,300
  • 2016: 41 buildings, average cost: $177,200
  • 2017: 47 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2018: 58 buildings, average cost: $183,200
  • 2019: 57 buildings, average cost: $229,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Grainger, TN residents
Average permit cost in Grainger, TN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2018: $861 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2018: $536 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Grainger, TN in 2018
Distribution of house value in Grainger, TN in 2018
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Grainger, TN in 2018
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2018: 17.5%
Grainger County:

17.5%
Tennessee:

15.3%
(16.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.2% for Black residents, 33.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 36.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2018: 44.8 years old
(Males: 43.5 years old, Females: 45.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.6 years old, Black residents: 57.8 years old, American Indian residents: 64.9 years old, Asian residents: 48.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27.0 years old, Other race residents: 15.8 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 November 2020:
Here:

5.2%
Tennessee:

5.0%

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

Current college students: 523
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 79.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 548 (29.2% naturalized citizens)

Grainger County:

2.3%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1242010 or later
  • 772000 to 2009
  • 2231990 to 1999
  • 161980 to 1989
  • 61970 to 1979
  • 46Before 1970

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: 7,128
  • One, attached: 11
  • Two: 59
  • 3 or 4: 108
  • 5 to 9: 80
  • 10 to 19: 60
  • 20 to 49: 34
  • 50 or more: 20
  • Mobile homes: 3,655
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22

Housing units in Grainger County with a mortgage: 3,395 (13 second mortgage, 114 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,738

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

58.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grainger County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 61% greater 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 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 134.8 miles away from the county center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 327.1 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) earthquake occurred 171.9 miles away from Grainger 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
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Tennessee Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4514, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 19, 2019 - March 30, 2019, FEMA Id: 4427, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4211: April 02, 2015, FEMA Id: 4211, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 18, 2011 to June 24, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4005: July 20, 2011, FEMA Id: 4005, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 2011 to March 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1965: March 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 1965, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 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: 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 Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1408: April 05, 2002, FEMA Id: 1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Greenville Fire Complex, Incident Period: October 30, 2000, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 03, 2000, FEMA Id: 2348, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1215: April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: 1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Grainger County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2018 - Grainger

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,352 (71.0%)
  • Carpooled: 591 (12.5%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 27 (0.6%)
  • Ferryboat: 11 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 29 (0.6%)
  • Walked: 92 (1.9%)
  • Worked at home: 650 (13.8%)
Class of Workers in 2018
Most common industries in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2018


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)

Most common occupations in 2018 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2018


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Material moving occupations (4%)

Most common occupations for females in 2018


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (52%)
  • Philippines (10%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Thailand (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Argentina (4%)
  • Russia (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Grainger County


  • American (52%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • English (4%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $46,469.

7.28% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,293 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.28%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.96% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($26,417 average AGI)
2.32% relocated from other states ($14,874 average AGI)
Grainger County:

2.32%
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 Hamblen County, TN  1.23% ($41,935 average AGI)
from Knox County, TN  1.14% ($48,081)
from Jefferson County, TN  0.56% ($33,762)
from Hawkins County, TN  0.42% ($30,031)
from Union County, TN  0.36% ($24,222)


5.97% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($34,340 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.97%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.07% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($29,590 average AGI)
0.90% relocated to other states ($4,750 average AGI)
Grainger County:

0.90%
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 Hamblen County, TN  1.53% ($33,965 average AGI)
to Knox County, TN  1.06% ($35,468)
to Jefferson County, TN  0.61% ($44,733)
to Union County, TN  0.44% ($25,000)
to Hawkins County, TN  0.39% ($23,793)

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 2019: 11.9

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 population in Grainger County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 13.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Grainger County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Grainger County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grainger County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grainger County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Grainger County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Grainger County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (457)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (391)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (302)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (260)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (101)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (91)
  • Unspecified dementia (87)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (71)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (22)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (20)

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: 1,064
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,095

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 31

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: 23,424
  • In family households: 20,263 (3,622 male householders, 3,016 female householders)
    5,432 spouses, 5,767 children (5,069 natural, 255 adopted, 448 stepchildren), 850 grandchildren, 135 brothers or sisters, 393 parents, 468 other relatives, 557 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,985 (1,223 male householders (1,004 living alone)), 1,197 female householders (1,016 living alone)), 561 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 149

Size of family households: 3,422 2-persons, 1,534 3-persons, 889 4-persons, 461 5-persons, 232 6-persons, 106 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,018 1-person, 295 2-persons, 78 3-persons, 5 4-persons, 9 5-persons.

2,904 married couples with children.
945 single-parent households (404 men, 541 women).

96.3% of residents of Grainger speak English at home.
3.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 23% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (50% speak English very well, 37% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $137,748,000 ($6,282 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:

5.9
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Grainger County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Grainger County, Tennessee
  • 4702014 or later
  • 3572010 to 2013
  • 2,0502000 to 2009
  • 2,1901990 to 1999
  • 1,8271980 to 1989
  • 1,6431970 to 1979
  • 8251960 to 1969
  • 5451950 to 1959
  • 5721940 to 1949
  • 7321939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grainger County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grainger County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Grainger County, Tennessee
  • 111 room
  • 242 rooms
  • 2003 rooms
  • 9104 rooms
  • 1,8405 rooms
  • 1,8236 rooms
  • 8267 rooms
  • 7078 rooms
  • 7169+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grainger County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grainger County, Tennessee
  • 91 room
  • 122 rooms
  • 1783 rooms
  • 6424 rooms
  • 5845 rooms
  • 2566 rooms
  • 1017 rooms
  • 738 rooms
  • 899+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grainger County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Grainger County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Grainger County, Tennessee
  • 11no bedroom
  • 1521 bedroom
  • 1,6572 bedrooms
  • 3,9813 bedrooms
  • 1,0124 bedrooms
  • 2225+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grainger County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Grainger County, Tennessee
  • 9no bedroom
  • 2081 bedroom
  • 8862 bedrooms
  • 7393 bedrooms
  • 924 bedrooms
  • 205+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Grainger County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Grainger County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Grainger County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 281no vehicle
  • 1,2561 vehicle
  • 2,8932 vehicles
  • 1,6813 vehicles
  • 6664 vehicles
  • 3685+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Grainger County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Grainger County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 107no vehicle
  • 8351 vehicle
  • 7032 vehicles
  • 2833 vehicles
  • 424 vehicles
  • 25+ vehicles

90.8% of Grainger County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 24% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 54% lived in Tennessee.

Grainger County:

90.8%
State average:

85.3%

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

  • This state: 15,622
  • Other state: 7,120
  • Northeast: 705
  • Midwest: 1,744
  • South: 4,137
  • West: 529
Year householders moved into unit in Grainger County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grainger County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 83.0%Electricity
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.1%Wood
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Utility gas
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 83.9%Electricity
  • 7.9%Wood
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Utility gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 125
Here:

5.6%
Tennessee:

12.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 123
Here:

10.2%
Tennessee:

15.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 108
Here:

22.4%
Tennessee:

24.4%

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

Grainger County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,557,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $447,000
    Other: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $414,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,102,000
    Health - Other: $1,904,000
    Police Protection: $1,746,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,271,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,254,000
    Solid Waste Management: $846,000
    Central Staff Services: $778,000
    Financial Administration: $620,000
    General Public Buildings: $404,000
    General - Other: $287,000
    Libraries: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $146,000
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $74,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,410,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,410,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $793,000
    Rents: $28,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,067,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,044,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $400,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $27,214,000
    Highways: $2,139,000
    Health and Hospitals: $32,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,523,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,727,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $91,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $83,000
    Severance: $73,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $21,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,346,000

Grainger County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,557,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $447,000
    Other: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $414,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,102,000
    Health - Other: $1,904,000
    Police Protection: $1,746,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,271,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,254,000
    Solid Waste Management: $846,000
    Central Staff Services: $778,000
    Financial Administration: $620,000
    General Public Buildings: $404,000
    General - Other: $287,000
    Libraries: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $146,000
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $74,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,410,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,410,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $793,000
    Rents: $28,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,067,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,044,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $400,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $27,214,000
    Highways: $2,139,000
    Health and Hospitals: $32,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,523,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,727,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $91,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $83,000
    Severance: $73,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $21,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,346,000

Grainger County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,557,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $447,000
    Other: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $414,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,102,000
    Health - Other: $1,904,000
    Police Protection: $1,746,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,271,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,254,000
    Solid Waste Management: $846,000
    Central Staff Services: $778,000
    Financial Administration: $620,000
    General Public Buildings: $404,000
    General - Other: $287,000
    Libraries: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $146,000
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $74,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,410,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,410,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $793,000
    Rents: $28,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,067,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,044,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $400,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $27,214,000
    Highways: $2,139,000
    Health and Hospitals: $32,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,523,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,727,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $91,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $83,000
    Severance: $73,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $21,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,346,000

Grainger County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Charges - Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,557,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $447,000
    Other: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000
    Sewerage: $17,000
  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $414,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $30,102,000
    Health - Other: $1,904,000
    Police Protection: $1,746,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,271,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,254,000
    Solid Waste Management: $846,000
    Central Staff Services: $778,000
    Financial Administration: $620,000
    General Public Buildings: $404,000
    General - Other: $287,000
    Libraries: $163,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $146,000
    Parks and Recreation: $122,000
    Sewerage: $65,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $48,000
    Local Fire Protection: $22,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $74,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $96,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $2,000
  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,410,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,410,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $793,000
    Rents: $28,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $19,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $12,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,067,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,044,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $400,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $27,214,000
    Highways: $2,139,000
    Health and Hospitals: $32,000
    Sewerage: $30,000
    Housing and Community Development: $11,000
  • Tax - Property: $8,523,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,727,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $91,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $83,000
    Severance: $73,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $21,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $17,346,000

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
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"