Grundy County, Tennessee (TN)

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County population in 2012: 13,650 (all rural); it was 14,332 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,926
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,377
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 4,564
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,102 (it was 998 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

32%

Land area: 361 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 38 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Grundy County: 80.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.4%), Manufacturing (19.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 22%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 76%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Grundy County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.2%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (0.8%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 6,785  (51.4%)
Females: 6,918  (48.6%)
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Grundy County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Grundy County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,813 ($22,959 in 1999)

This county:

$26813
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $309 (lower quartile is $242, upper quartile is $447)
This county:

$309
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $80,733 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Grundy:

$80,733
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,173 - $128,536
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $810
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $273

Institutionalized population: 170
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings

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: $458 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $390 (0.5%)

Grundy County household income distribution in 2009 Grundy County home values distribution Grundy County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.7%
(27.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 82.6% for Black residents, 41.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 81.8% for American Indian residents, 95.3% for other race residents, 37.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 29.9%
Grundy County:

29.9%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(28.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 82.6% for Black residents, 41.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.0% for American Indian residents, 88.1% for other race residents, 38.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 60 years old, American Indian residents: 37 years old, Asian residents: 56 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 28 years old, Other race residents: 34 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Grundy County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $604 a month.

Cities in this county include: Gruetli-Laager, Pelham, Tracy City, Altamont, Coalmont, Palmer, Beersheba Springs.

Grundy County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Grundy County: Camp Skymont (A), Marvin Chapel (B), Counter Pen (C), Pelham Valley Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Grundy County include: Fairview Church (A), Providence United Methodist Church (B), Myers Hill Congregational Methodist Church (C), Morton Memorial United Methodist Church (D), Paynes Cove Methodist Church (E), Hobbs HIll United Methodist Church (F), Sanders Chapel (G), Layne Cove Church (H), Airview Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Summerfield Cemetery (1), Sanders Cemetery (2), Johnny Cemetery (3), Walker Cemetery (4), Swiss Colony Cemetery (5), Patrick Cemetery (6), Browns Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Goose Pond (A), Duck Pond (B), Patton Pond (C), Skymount Lake Number Two (D), Skymont Lake Number One (E), Carol Lake (F), Cumberland Mountain Lake (G), Parker Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Laurel Creek (A), Joy Creek (B), Jonathan Creek (C), Johnson Creek (D), Jenkins Creek (E), Isham Creek (F), Hurricane Creek (G), Holywater Creek (H), Henley Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Grundy County include: Savage Gulf State Natural Area (1), South Cumberland Recreation Area (2), Grundy Forest State Natural Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Coffee County , Franklin County , Marion County , Sequatchie County , Warren County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.4%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 244
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 55.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.1%

Number of foreign born residents: 99 (48% naturalized citizens)

Grundy County:

0.7%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 13
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1985 to 1989: 14
  • 1980 to 1984: 5
  • 1975 to 1979: 17
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 10
  • 1965 to 1969: 26

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.6%

Grundy County marital status for males Grundy County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Grundy County with a mortgage: 1,240 (84 second mortgage, 49 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,410

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Grundy County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,09633
Mainline Protestant84611
Other3883
Catholic--
None9,373-
Grundy 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: 8
Grundy County:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



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

9.12 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Grundy County:

10.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Grundy County:

27.1%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Grundy County:

Average size of farms: 103 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $103,090
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $809.59
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 18.90%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.49%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $87,641
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 25.35%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 5.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,085
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.13%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.51
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.68%
Corn for grain: 868 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 835 harvested acres
Vegetables: 24 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Grundy County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 2980490.7 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 9 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1974, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado killed one person and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Grundy County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 59.7 miles away from Grundy County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 104.0 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 245.3 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 220.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 160.5 miles away from Grundy County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 214.8 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:


The number of natural disasters in Grundy County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Mexico (36%)
  • Germany (14%)
  • United Kingdom (12%)
  • Taiwan (6%)
  • Cuba (5%)
  • El Salvador (5%)
  • Jamaica (4%)

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

  • United States or American (60%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • English (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Swiss (1%)

Grundy County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,868 (73%)
  • Carpooled: 1,006 (19%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 32 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0%)
  • Walked: 83 (2%)
  • Other means: 61 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 241 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 119 people in nursing homes
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 30 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 3 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 126 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 44 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 10 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $32,421.

3.93% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,219 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.93%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.60% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($17,803 average AGI)
1.32% relocated from other states ($8,416 average AGI)
Grundy County:

1.32%
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 Marion County, TN  0.51% ($19,870 average AGI)
from Franklin County, TN  0.44% ($44,300)
from Coffee County, TN  0.38% ($24,765)
from Warren County, TN  0.38% ($18,529)


4.68% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($26,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.68%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.39% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($18,505 average AGI)
1.29% relocated to other states ($8,322 average AGI)
Grundy County:

1.29%
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 Coffee County, TN  0.77% ($22,000 average AGI)
to Franklin County, TN  0.68% ($26,387)
to Marion County, TN  0.50% ($30,478)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.31% ($25,357)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5

Births per 1000 population in Grundy County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.4
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Grundy County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Grundy County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,762 (2,023 aged, 739 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 19%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1266.430
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1389.650
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6.85

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 21.22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 41.07

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6.85

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,523

Size of family households: 1,667 2-persons, 960 3-persons, 675 4-persons, 316 5-persons, 108 6-persons, 68 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,425 1-person, 155 2-persons, 18 3-persons, 9 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

2,418 married couples with children.
731 single-parent households (169 men, 562 women).

98.2% of residents of Grundy County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (55% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 26% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (66% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 14% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $94,642,000 ($6543 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,215,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $40,809,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,508,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $977,000
Federal grants: $24,976,000
Federal procurement contracts: $405,000 ($8,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,968,000 ($460,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $97,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $563,000
Federal Government insurance: $33,721,000

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

Births: 1,052
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 913
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +3
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +148
Here:

+10 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Grundy County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.64 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 49
  • 2000 to 2004: 695
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,316
  • 1980 to 1989: 907
  • 1970 to 1979: 1,267
  • 1960 to 1969: 640
  • 1950 to 1959: 547
  • 1940 to 1949: 296
  • 1939 or earlier: 610
Rooms in houses/apartments in Grundy County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 56
  • 3 rooms: 192
  • 4 rooms: 822
  • 5 rooms: 1,298
  • 6 rooms: 1,070
  • 7 rooms: 561
  • 8 rooms: 326
  • 9+ rooms: 232
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 61
  • 3 rooms: 158
  • 4 rooms: 325
  • 5 rooms: 234
  • 6 rooms: 114
  • 7 rooms: 34
  • 8 rooms: 43
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Grundy County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 191
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,487
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,284
  • 4 bedrooms: 471
  • 5+ bedrooms: 119
  • no bedroom: 33
  • 1 bedroom: 213
  • 2 bedrooms: 426
  • 3 bedrooms: 272
  • 4 bedrooms: 46
  • 5+ bedrooms: 8
Cars and other vehicles available in Grundy County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 299
  • 1 vehicle: 1,297
  • 2 vehicles: 1,732
  • 3 vehicles: 795
  • 4 vehicles: 335
  • 5+ vehicles: 106
  • no vehicle: 130
  • 1 vehicle: 531
  • 2 vehicles: 258
  • 3 vehicles: 60
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 2

68% of Grundy County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 59% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 62% lived in Tennessee.

Grundy County:

67.7%
State average:

54.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $31,400


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Grundy County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (42.2%)
  • Electricity (38.8%)
  • Wood (8.7%)
  • Utility gas (8.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.8%)
  • Electricity (49.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.1%)
  • Utility gas (15.0%)
  • Wood (8.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 44
Here:

2.8%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 55
Here:

6.5%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 28
Here:

16.0%
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:

Grundy County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grundy County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Grundy County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12571.9 years
William8675.8 years
John8074.0 years
Mary6678.2 years
Charles5471.6 years
Robert4469.7 years
George4271.4 years
Carl3366.3 years
Willie3174.7 years
Henry2777.1 years
Most common last names in Grundy County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Meeks12972.2 years
Nunley11170.0 years
Sanders8171.8 years
Layne7868.7 years
King7771.4 years
Campbell6972.2 years
Tate6872.4 years
Brown6276.3 years
Johnson4872.5 years
Fults4572.1 years