County population in 2012: 22,706 (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:
Land area: 280 sq. mi. Water area: 22.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 81 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Grainger County: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (24.2%), Educational,health and social services (16.3%), Retail trade (12.5%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $391 (0.4%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $381 (0.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 17.4%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.0% for Black residents, 8.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 66.7% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 68.4% 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: 42 years old, Black residents: 43 years old, American Indian residents: 45 years old, Asian residents: 52 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
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.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Grainger County: Indian Cave (A), Indian Ridge (B), Coffman Camp (C), Combs Cattle Farm (D), Central Point (E), Narrow Valley (F), Gilmore Dock (G), German Creek Dock (H), German Creek Cabin Area (I), Southern Dock (J), Wa-Ni Boat Dock (K), May Springs Campground (L), Greenlee Campground (M), Buffalo Springs State Hatchery (N), Red House (O), Dutch (P), Shirley Crossing (Q), Black Fox (R), Henry Crossing (S), Cornette Dock (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Grainger County include: Salem Church (A), Fairview Church (B), Locust Grove Church (C), Mount Pleasant Church (D), Chestnut Grove School (E), Coffey Chapel (F), Dutch Valley Church (G), Grace Church (H), Leaven Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Hopson Cemetery (1), Samsel Cemetery (2), Talley Cemetery (3), Scott Cemetery (4), Thomas Cemetery (5), Seymoure Cemetery (6), Jim Walker Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Machine Branch (A), Joe Mill Creek (B), Indian Creek (C), Honey Creek (D), Hogskin Creek (E), Higgs Branch (F), Fox Creek (G), Forked Deer Creek (H), Ray Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Grainger County include: Harrell Park (1), Buffalo Springs Game Farm (2), Grainger County Park (3), Buffalo Springs State Game Farm (4), Grainger County Park (5). Display/hide their locations on the map
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
Grainger County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 4.9 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 10/1/1977, a tornado injured 2 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
Grainger County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 37.0 miles away from the county center On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 11.2 miles away from the county center On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 57.8 miles away from Grainger County center On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB) earthquake occurred 55.7 miles away from the county center On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Most recent natural disasters:
Tennessee Severe 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
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: 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
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 Greenville Fire Complex, Incident Period: October 30, 2000, 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: FEMA-DR-1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Heavy 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
Tennessee Severe 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
Tennessee SEVERE 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
Tennessee Heavy 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
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 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
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,927 (2,854 aged, 1,073 disabled) 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:
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.
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:
63 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
51 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +79
+4 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +1,305
+59 per 1000 residents
+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:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 127
2000 to 2004: 730
1990 to 1999: 2,558
1980 to 1989: 1,480
1970 to 1979: 1,877
1960 to 1969: 1,103
1950 to 1959: 1,078
1940 to 1949: 563
1939 or earlier: 791
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grainger County, Tennessee
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 16038
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