Hamilton County, Tennessee (TN)

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County population in 2012: 345,545 (90% urban, 10% rural); it was 307,896 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 59,316
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 28,612
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 82,055
Renter-occupied apartments: 48,754 (it was 42,389 in 2000)
% of renters here:

34%
State:

32%

Land area: 542 sq. mi.

Water area: 33.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 628 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hamilton County: 90.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (21.7%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (18.8%), Educational, health and social services (13.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 68%
  • Government: 2%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Hamilton County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (72.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (20.1%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.5%)
  • Asian alone (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.4%)
Median resident age:  39.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 161,906  (43.8%)
Females: 174,557  (56.2%)

Hamilton County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hamilton County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,415 ($38,930 in 1999)

This county:

$47415
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $596 (lower quartile is $448, upper quartile is $780)
This county:

$596
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $155,300 (it was $93,000 in 2000)
Hamilton:

$155,300
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $102,600 - $230,900

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $202,218
Here:

$202,218
State:

$193,341

Townhouses or other attached units: $186,260
Here:

$186,260
State:

$166,652

In 2-unit structures: $121,793
Here:

$121,793
State:

$142,213

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $193,231
Here:

$193,231
State:

$145,504

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $235,034
Here:

$235,034
State:

$182,736

Mobile homes: $60,339
Here:

$60,339
State:

$62,485

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $10,449
Here:

$10,449
State:

$20,187
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,171
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $382

Institutionalized population: 3,711

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Hamilton County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.4. This is worse than average.
70.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
43.4% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is more than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 1389 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2008: 775 buildings, average cost: $147,500
  • 2009: 708 buildings, average cost: $141,000

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,311 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,370 (0.9%)

Hamilton County household income distribution in 2009 Hamilton County home values distribution Hamilton County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.1%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Black residents, 35.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.3% for American Indian residents, 47.2% for other race residents, 33.0% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 17.1%
Hamilton County:

17.1%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(10.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Black residents, 34.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 17.5% for American Indian residents, 42.6% for other race residents, 33.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 39 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 29 years old)

Area name: Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hamilton County is $496 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $584 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.

Cities in this county include: Chattanooga, East Ridge, East Brainerd, Snow Hill, Red Bank, Middle Valley, Soddy-Daisy, Harrison, Signal Mountain, Collegedale.

Hamilton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2005 air pollution in Hamilton County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.103 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.080 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 45 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 16.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 37 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hamilton County: Wells (A), Moon Curve (B), Chickamauga Fly and Bait Casting Club (C), Green Acres Equestrian Farm (D), Grasshopper (E), City of Chattanooga Landfill (F), Bell Mill (G), Surges Boat Dock (H), Stephenson Dock (I), Birchwood Landfill (J), Soap Box Derby Track (K), Sequoyah Nuclear Plant (L), Sale Creek Dock (M), Camp Hacoba (N), Camp Vesper (O), American National Club (P), Hixson Camp (Q), Hillandale Center (R), Double G Ranch (S), Hunter Hills (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hamilton County include: Fairview Church (A), Providence Church (B), Friendship Church (C), Gamble Road Church (D), State Line Church (E), Suck Creek Church (F), Lakeway Church (G), Lakewood Church (H), Greenwood Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sylar Cemetery (1), Talley Cemetery (2), Sawyer Cemetery (3), Scoggins Cemetery (4), Igou Cemetery (5), Thatcher Cemetery (6), Johnson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Rainbow Lake (A), Davis Pond (B), Shirley Pond (C), Patterson Pond (D), Wolf Pond (E), Morning Glory Lake (F), Currey Pond (G), Dolly Pond (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Long Savannah Creek (A), Little Ooltewah Creek (B), Lewis Branch (C), Leggett Branch (D), Wolftever Creek (E), Jim Branch (F), Ison Spring Branch (G), Hurricane Branch (H), Hughes Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hamilton County include: Skull Island Recreation Area (1), Possum Creek Recreation Area (2), Harrison Bay State Park (3), Grasshopper Creek Recreation Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bledsoe County , Bradley County , Catoosa County, Georgia , Dade County, Georgia , Marion County , Meigs County , Rhea County , Sequatchie County , Walker County, Georgia , Whitfield County, Georgia .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.2%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 18,563
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 23.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 9,297 (43% naturalized citizens)

Hamilton County:

3.0%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3,119
  • 1990 to 1994: 1,270
  • 1985 to 1989: 803
  • 1980 to 1984: 1,036
  • 1975 to 1979: 810
  • 1970 to 1974: 583
  • 1970 to 1974: 610
  • 1965 to 1969: 1,066

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 91.0%

Hamilton County marital status for males Hamilton County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hamilton County with a mortgage: 46,662 (5,768 second mortgage, 4,621 home equity loan, 161 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 25,649

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hamilton County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant137,194357
Mainline Protestant31,98168
Black Protestant14,52561
Catholic12,6856
Other6,18731
Orthodox3884
None133,503-
Hamilton 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: 68
Hamilton County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 156
Hamilton County:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 259
This county:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hamilton County:

11.1%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

28.5%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.6%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Hamilton County:

Average size of farms: 91 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,008
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $153.66
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 9.23%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 79.73%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $18,505
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.31%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.45%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,898
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.57%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 31.07
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.83%
Corn for grain: 188 harvested acres
Vegetables: 237 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 51 acres

Tornado activity:

Hamilton County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 4386004.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one fatality and 55 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/29/1997, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 44 people and caused $45 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hamilton County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 79% 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 47.4 miles away from Hamilton County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 86.4 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.6 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 177.8 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 274.8 miles away from Hamilton 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 164.5 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 Hamilton County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 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 (13%)
  • India (9%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Canada (5%)
  • Vietnam (5%)
  • Guatemala (5%)
  • Germany (5%)

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

  • United States or American (23%)
  • English (10%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • German (8%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)

Hamilton County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 120,965 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 17,524 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,191 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 12 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 14 (0%)
  • Railroad: 7 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 6 (0%)
  • Taxi: 282 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 125 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 145 (0%)
  • Walked: 2,423 (2%)
  • Other means: 741 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 3,389 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 2,969 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,847 people in nursing homes
  • 1,035 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 916 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 234 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 209 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 157 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 131 people in other group homes
  • 94 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 67 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 32 people in schools, hospitals, or wards for the mentally retarded
  • 29 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 29 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 24 people in halfway houses
  • 23 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 9 people in military ships
  • 5 people in religious group quarters
  • 4 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 4 people in other nonhousehold living situations

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

  • 4,435 people in college/university student housing
  • 1,856 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 1,399 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 660 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 527 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 273 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 126 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 109 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 101 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 82 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 68 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 56 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 54 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 29 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 3 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $56,143.

5.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($45,689 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.78%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($336 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

1.77% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($10,005 average AGI)
3.98% relocated from other states ($35,348 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

3.98%
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 Catoosa County, GA  0.41% ($33,964 average AGI)
from Walker County, GA  0.33% ($27,182)
from Bradley County, TN  0.32% ($33,135)
from Knox County, TN  0.18% ($42,005)
from Davidson County, TN  0.15% ($32,945)
from Rhea County, TN  0.11% ($29,888)
from Shelby County, TN  0.10% ($31,480)


5.19% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($38,390 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.19%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($281 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

1.62% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($11,226 average AGI)
3.52% relocated to other states ($26,883 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

3.52%
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 Catoosa County, GA  0.49% ($35,132 average AGI)
to Walker County, GA  0.32% ($29,439)
to Bradley County, TN  0.31% ($33,979)
to Davidson County, TN  0.17% ($38,610)
to Knox County, TN  0.16% ($39,847)
to Rhea County, TN  0.13% ($33,549)
to Marion County, TN  0.11% ($30,600)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.5

Births per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Hamilton County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 8.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hamilton County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 51,069 (42,765 aged, 8,304 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.97
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 21032.57
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 460.740
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 66243.3

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1268.430
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1065.170
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.29

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 58.69
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 111.920

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 13.19
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 76.0. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 49.0
  • Cut/Pierce - 11.2
  • Other - 15.7

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 113.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 69.7
  • Poisoning - 18.9
  • Suffocation - 17.1
  • Other - 7.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 326,685

Size of family households: 40,805 2-persons, 21,035 3-persons, 15,760 4-persons, 6,555 5-persons, 2,518 6-persons, 1,476 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 40,115 1-person, 6,857 2-persons, 1,047 3-persons, 334 4-persons, 106 5-persons, 40 6-persons, 34 7-or-more-persons.

43,864 married couples with children.
18,910 single-parent households (3,044 men, 15,866 women).

94.9% of residents of Hamilton County speak English at home.
2.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 22% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (73% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 1% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,847,113,000 ($9173 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $90,265,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $891,677,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $472,888,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,263,000
Federal grants: $419,478,000
Federal procurement contracts: $521,834,000 ($18,383,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $530,974,000 ($33,205,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,171,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $129,086,000
Federal Government insurance: $291,813,000

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

Births: 20,939
Here:

67 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 16,712
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,603
Here:

+8 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,458
Here -11 per 1000 residents
State +18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hamilton County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 60.88 millions of gallons per day (17% from ground, 83% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,764
  • 2000 to 2004: 19,712
  • 1990 to 1999: 20,410
  • 1980 to 1989: 20,282
  • 1970 to 1979: 26,281
  • 1960 to 1969: 19,595
  • 1950 to 1959: 18,934
  • 1940 to 1949: 10,312
  • 1939 or earlier: 14,694
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 39
  • 2 rooms: 266
  • 3 rooms: 1,264
  • 4 rooms: 5,842
  • 5 rooms: 17,270
  • 6 rooms: 20,705
  • 7 rooms: 14,295
  • 8 rooms: 10,904
  • 9+ rooms: 11,470
  • 1 room: 1,365
  • 2 rooms: 3,501
  • 3 rooms: 7,212
  • 4 rooms: 14,350
  • 5 rooms: 9,148
  • 6 rooms: 3,942
  • 7 rooms: 1,717
  • 8 rooms: 662
  • 9+ rooms: 492
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hamilton County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 69
  • 1 bedroom: 1,564
  • 2 bedrooms: 16,651
  • 3 bedrooms: 42,646
  • 4 bedrooms: 17,051
  • 5+ bedrooms: 4,074
  • no bedroom: 1,561
  • 1 bedroom: 11,048
  • 2 bedrooms: 20,586
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,641
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,360
  • 5+ bedrooms: 193
Cars and other vehicles available in Hamilton County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 3,096
  • 1 vehicle: 21,341
  • 2 vehicles: 35,984
  • 3 vehicles: 15,529
  • 4 vehicles: 4,508
  • 5+ vehicles: 1,597
  • no vehicle: 7,416
  • 1 vehicle: 20,207
  • 2 vehicles: 11,397
  • 3 vehicles: 2,545
  • 4 vehicles: 528
  • 5+ vehicles: 296

56% of Hamilton County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 65% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 27% lived in Tennessee.

Hamilton County:

55.6%
State average:

54.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $87,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hamilton County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (50.8%)
  • Utility gas (41.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Wood (0.7%)
  • Electricity (75.7%)
  • Utility gas (18.7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 5,788
Here:

17.2%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 3,311
Here:

21.4%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 3,645
Here:

22.4%
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)

Hamilton County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Judicial and Legal Services: $2,402,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,604,000
    General Public Buildings: $18,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $15,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $437,662,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $314,696,000
    Health - Other: $22,732,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,013,000
    Police Protection: $18,534,000
    Financial Administration: $13,921,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,045,000
    Regular Highways: $10,890,000
    General - Other: $9,483,000
    Parks and Recreation: $8,091,000
    Central Staff Services: $7,522,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $4,727,000
    General Public Buildings: $3,667,000
    Libraries: $2,165,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,787,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,575,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $773,000
    Housing and Community Development: $718,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $484,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Bonds: $786,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $302,000
    Benefit Payments: $214,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $28,059,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Central Staff Services: $849,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $6,152,000
    Local Fire Protection: $162,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $42,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $414,986,000

Hamilton County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $481,412,000
    All Other: $38,001,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $19,468,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $6,327,000
    Parks and Recreation: $493,000
    Solid Waste Management: $380,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $323,000
    Sewerage: $201,000
    Parking Facilities: $80,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $106,000
    From Parent Local Government: $72,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,974,000
    Education: $3,304,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $3,622,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,460,000
    Education: $131,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $19,072,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $5,203,000
    Sale of Property: $1,942,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,908,000
    Rents: $206,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $133,682,000
    All Other: $11,809,000
    Public Welfare: $4,552,000
    Highways: $4,405,000
    General Local Government Support: $2,089,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,641,000
  • Tax - Property: $182,656,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $67,241,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $5,096,000
    Other Selective Sales: $4,029,000
    Other License: $1,143,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $655,000

Hamilton County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $394,799,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $366,001,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $184,086,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $174,086,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,798,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $10,000,000

Hamilton County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,203,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $1,442,000
    Total Federal Securities: $125,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $221,577,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $174,491,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 69 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1,605$136,3941,810$176,7976,021$162,874239$73,63236$1,121,167973$136,30148$69,708
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED64$139,391102$169,990502$158,89234$49,4711$2,221,00047$111,34016$37,188
APPLICATIONS DENIED237$126,540298$142,3022,068$152,865221$35,7923$562,667230$109,47050$63,700
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN245$132,065299$167,3381,547$163,58043$93,6280$0111$111,11721$88,762
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS83$132,78364$145,906430$161,37014$75,9291$532,00046$88,4353$120,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 62 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED327$186,602228$183,5888$110,125
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED86$172,65185$193,40014$131,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED42$200,40553$209,8681$139,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN23$156,21729$195,7931$150,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS9$227,33312$181,2503$80,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Hamilton County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3,02371.2 years
William2,57473.4 years
Mary2,46178.8 years
John2,23574.0 years
Robert1,55971.1 years
Charles1,40271.4 years
George96674.3 years
Willie81275.7 years
Thomas80672.7 years
Margaret73579.2 years
Most common last names in Hamilton County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,67174.6 years
Johnson89874.5 years
Jones83174.6 years
Brown82776.0 years
Davis74873.1 years
Williams72873.0 years
Wilson53176.6 years
Harris44074.2 years
Jackson43273.5 years
Moore43273.5 years
Businesses in Hamilton County, TN
NameCountNameCount
ALDI2La Quinta2
ALDO1La-Z-Boy2
AMF Bowling1Lane Bryant1
AT&T6Lane Furniture6
Abercrombie & Fitch1LensCrafters3
Abercrombie Kids1Little Caesars Pizza7
Academy Sports + Outdoors2Long John Silver's5
Ace Hardware11Lowe's2
Advance Auto Parts7MainStay1
Aeropostale2Marriott7
American Eagle Outfitters2Marshalls2
Ann Taylor2MasterBrand Cabinets3
Applebee's4Maurices1
Arby's9Mazda2
Ashley Furniture1McDonald's17
Audi1Men's Wearhouse3
AutoZone10Microtel1
Avenue1Motel 63
BMW1Motherhood Maternity1
Bakers1New Balance6
Banana Republic1New York & Co1
Barnes & Noble1Nike22
Baskin-Robbins3Nissan2
Bath & Body Works3Office Depot3
Baymont Inn1Old Navy2
Bed Bath & Beyond2Olive Garden2
Ben & Jerry's1Outback2
Best Western2Outback Steakhouse2
Blockbuster7Pac Sun1
Brookstone1Panera Bread3
Budget Car Rental1Papa John's Pizza5
Buffalo Wild Wings2Payless3
Burger King10Penske4
CVS15PetSmart2
Cache1Pier 1 Imports1
Casual Male XL1Pizza Hut12
Catherines2Plato's Closet1
Charlotte Russe1Popeyes2
Chevrolet2Publix Super Markets3
Chick-Fil-A7Qdoba Mexican Grill2
Chico's1Quality3
Chuck E. Cheese's1Quiznos8
Church's Chicken2RadioShack5
Clarion2Ramada1
Cold Stone Creamery1Red Lobster2
Coldwater Creek1Red Robin1
Comfort Inn4Red Roof Inn1
Comfort Suites1Rite Aid12
Cracker Barrel4Rodeway Inn1
Cricket Wireless10Rooms To Go1
Curves3Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen4Rue212
Days Inn5Ryan's Grill2
Domino's Pizza7Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Dressbarn1SAS Shoes1
Dunkin Donuts1SONIC Drive-In13
Econo Lodge3Sam's Club1
Eddie Bauer1Sears7
Express1Sephora1
Extended Stay America1Sheraton1
FedEx66Shoe Carnival2
Finish Line2Sleep Inn1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker1Sprint Nextel3
Ford4Staples2
Forever 211Starbucks7
GNC7Steak 'n Shake2
GameStop7Subaru1
Gap2Subway48
Goodwill2Super 85
Gymboree2T-Mobile14
H&R Block15T.G.I. Driday's1
Hardee's6T.J.Maxx2
Haworth1Taco Bell16
Hilton6Talbots1
Hobby Lobby2Target2
Holiday Inn8The Limited1
Hollister Co.1Toyota2
Home Depot2Toys"R"Us3
Honda2Travelodge1
Hot Topic2True Value3
Hyundai2U-Haul17
IHOP2UPS54
InTown Suites2Vans3
J. Jill1Verizon Wireless3
JCPenney2Victoria's Secret2
JoS. A. Bank1Volkswagen1
Jones New York13Waffle House14
Journeys1Walgreens14
Justice2Walmart7
KFC7Wendy's12
Kincaid2Wet Seal1
Kmart3Whole Foods Market1
Knights Inn5Wingate1
Kohl's1YMCA5
Kroger1

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