County population in 2014: 22,864 (all rural); it was 20,659 in 2000County 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: 82 people per square mile (average).
Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Grainger County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $668 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $569 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 20.6%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 42.1% for Black residents, 35.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.5% for other race residents, 52.6% for two or more races residents)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 19.6%
(19.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.4% for Black residents, 32.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.6% for other race residents, 48.4% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2015: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 62 years old, Asian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29 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.
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
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)
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
Note: State values scaled to Grainger County population
Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.1 minutes
Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 34.5%
Housing units in structures:
One, detached: 6,182
One, attached: 46
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
47.6% with mortgage
66.0% with mortgage
Religion statistics for Grainger County
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
2.22 / 10,000 pop.
1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
5.77 / 10,000 pop.
5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
1.78 / 10,000 pop.
6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
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
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.
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:
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
Tennessee Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: March 25, 1994 to April 03, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1022: April 14, 1994, FEMA Id: 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: 3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Grainger County (12) is near the US average (13). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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)
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 ($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:
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
2014 or later: 13
2010 to 2013: 331
2000 to 2009: 2,084
1990 to 1999: 2,161
1980 to 1989: 1,738
1970 to 1979: 1,808
1960 to 1969: 895
1950 to 1959: 724
1940 to 1949: 430
1939 or earlier: 763
Note: State values scaled to Grainger population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grainger County, Tennessee
Note: State values scaled to Grainger County population
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.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 16,038
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