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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. 2012 cost of living index in Grundy County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (22.4%), Educational,health and social services (22.1%), Retail trade (11.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 69%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 15%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Grundy County, Tennessee:


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 2009: $26,346 ($22,959 in 1999)
This county:

$26346
Tennessee:

$41725

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $329 (lower quartile is $233, upper quartile is $415)
This county:

$329
State:

$532


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $78,533 (it was $48,500 in 2000)
Grundy County:

$78,533
Tennessee:

$137,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $34,350 - $140,918

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $132,034
Here:

$132,034
State:

$188,484

Townhouses or other attached units: $241,007
Here:

$241,007
State:

$164,698

Mobile homes: $56,226
Here:

$56,226
State:

$44,109

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,396
Here:

$8,396
State:

$46,838
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $990
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $216

Institutionalized population: 170

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Single-family new house construction building permits:


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $390 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $372 (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 2009: 29.7%
(29.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 59.7% for American Indian residents, 32.8% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 45 years old, American Indian residents: 47 years old, Asian residents: 31 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

25.8%
Whole state:

13.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

11.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

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, Tracy City, Altamont, Coalmont, Palmer, Beersheba Springs, Pelham.

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), Pelham United Methodist Church (C), Myers Hill Congregational Methodist Church (D), Morton Memorial United Methodist Church (E), Pelham Church of Christ (F), Paynes Cove Methodist Church (G), Hobbs HIll United Methodist Church (H), Sanders Chapel (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 .

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


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:

46.8% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.97%
Here32.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,582
Total congregations: 49

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)LDS (Mormon) Church
Adherents1,372 (29.9%)948 (20.7%)498 (10.9%)363 (7.9%)309 (6.7%)
Congregations7 (14.3%)10 (20.4%)10 (20.4%)5 (10.2%)1 (2.0%)
NameSeventh-Day Adventist ChurchChurch of the NazareneEpiscopal ChurchDuck River and Kindred Baptists AssociationsOther
Adherents260 (5.7%)220 (4.8%)204 (4.5%)145 (3.2%)263 (5.7%)
Congregations3 (6.1%)2 (4.1%)3 (6.1%)1 (2.0%)7 (14.3%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Grundy County - Gruetli-Laager, Tracy City, Altamont, Coalmont, Palmer

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

5.61 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
This county:

9.12 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Grundy County:

3.51 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.1%
Tennessee:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Grundy County:

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 near Tennessee state average. It is 2.1 times above 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 below 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 the county center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.8 miles away from Grundy County center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 84.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), 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: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Machinery (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Truck transportation (3%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Apparel (8%)
  • Social assistance (4%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $30,697.

4.63% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.63%
Tennessee average:

7.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.85% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($15,738 average AGI)
1.79% relocated from other states ($13,329 average AGI)
Grundy County:

1.79%
Tennessee average:

3.80%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Franklin County, TN  0.62% ($35,893 average AGI)
from Marion County, TN  0.44% ($25,500)
from Coffee County, TN  0.35% ($24,188)
from Warren County, TN  0.31% ($13,000)
from Hamilton County, TN  0.24% ($27,000)


5.47% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,044 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
Tennessee average:

6.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.02% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($21,308 average AGI)
1.44% relocated to other states ($7,736 average AGI)
Grundy County:

1.44%
Tennessee average:

2.97%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Franklin County, TN  0.83% ($30,079 average AGI)
to Coffee County, TN  0.81% ($27,838)
to Marion County, TN  0.77% ($27,543)
to Warren County, TN  0.39% ($15,833)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.26% ($14,667)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.26% ($26,667)

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 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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Grundy County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Grundy County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

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
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