County population in 2012: 11,441 (all rural); it was 10,984 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,806 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,913 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,608 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,070 (it was 858 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 309 sq. mi. Water area: 10.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 37 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Jackson County: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (26.4%), Manufacturing (16.2%), Retail trade (12.1%), Construction (11.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $447 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $489 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 23.9%
(24.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 42 years old, Asian residents: 42 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 27 years old, Other race residents: 21 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jackson County is $373 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $597 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Jackson County: Free State (A), Dycus Landing (B), Gainesboro Landing (C), Granville Boat Dock and Marina (D), Granville Landing (E), Halls Landing (F), Lock Branch Landing (G), Woodforks Landing (H), West End Volunteer Fire Department (I), Nameless Volunteer Fire Department (J), Dodson Branch Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (K), Flynns Lick Volunteer Fire Department (L), Dodson Branch Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (M), Jennings Creek Volunteer Fire Department (N), Fairview Volunteer Fire Department (O), South Side Volunteer Fire Department (P), Granville Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry Haydenburg Fire Tower (R). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Jackson County include: Fairview Church (A), Smith Memorial Church (B), Beech Grove Church (C), Indian Creek Church (D), Pleasant Grove Church (E), Pleasant Valley Church (F), Forks Creek Church (G), Poston Chapel (H), South Fork Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Toney Cemetery (1), Twelve Corners Cemetery (2), Walter Cemetery (3), Wartrace Cemetery (4), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (5), Pigg Cemetery (6), Holland Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Reservoirs: Lake Number Fifteen (A), Lake Number Three (B), Cordell Hull Reservoir (C), Jennings Creek Watershed Number Ten Lake (D), Lake Number Thirteen (E), Lake Number Six (F), Lake Number Five (G), Jennings Creek Lake Number Eighteen (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Blackburn Fork (A), Lock Branch (B), Little Puncheoncamp Branch (C), Lick Branch (D), Lacey Branch (E), Aaron Branch (F), Keeling Branch (G), Jackie Branch (H), Hurricane Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Jackson County include: Salt Lick Creek Recreation Area (1), Roaring River State Scenic River (2), Blackburn Fork State Scenic River (3), Roaring River Recreational Area (4). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 130 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,185 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $169.40 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.57% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 53.68% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,754 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 15.13% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.43% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $26,404 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.42% Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.25 Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.08% Corn for grain: 160 harvested acres Vegetables: 19 harvested acres Land in orchards: 11 acres
Jackson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 1.9 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 6/30/1979, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured one person and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Jackson County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 76.2 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 85.7 miles away from the county center On 6/19/2007 at 18:16:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 42.4 miles away from the county center On 3/18/1995 at 22:06:21, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 76.4 miles away from Jackson County center On 3/7/2001 at 17:12:25, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 75.3 miles away from the county center On 4/11/2006 at 03:29:21, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 95.4 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
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 Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2010 to August 21, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1937): September 15, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1937, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1909): May 4, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 15, 2009 to July 17, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1856): August 21, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1856, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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: September 16, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1568): October 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1568, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 2000 to May 31, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1331): June 12, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
11 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Jackson County (21) is a lot greater than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 19 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 17, Floods: 16, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.8 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7
Births per 1000 population in Jackson County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.8
Deaths per 1000 population in Jackson County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Jackson County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,738 (1,317 aged, 421 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 993.5 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1535.400 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 18.06
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20.77 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 18.06
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 362.9. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 298.1
Other - 64.8
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 9,561 (2,336 male householders, 882 female householders)
2,448 spouses, 2,867 children (2,555 natural, 95 adopted, 217 stepchildren), 379 grandchildren, 81 brothers or sisters, 76 parents, 115 other relatives, 304 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,900 (810 male householders (646 living alone)), 761 female householders (660 living alone)), 329 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 177 (174 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 1,602 2-persons, 728 3-persons, 534 4-persons, 209 5-persons, 84 6-persons, 61 7-or-more-persons.
96.9% of residents of Jackson County speak English at home.
1.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (70% speak English very well, 6% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (81% speak English very well, 19% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.9% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $69,334,000 ($6221 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $915,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $24,824,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,995,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $574,000 Federal grants: $23,991,000 Federal procurement contracts: $384,000 ($3,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $1,566,000 ($27,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $358,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $734,000 Federal Government insurance: $2,051,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
49 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
66 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +13
+1 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +287
+26 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jackson County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.49 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 59
2000 to 2004: 481
1990 to 1999: 1,355
1980 to 1989: 1,001
1970 to 1979: 1,097
1960 to 1969: 343
1950 to 1959: 402
1940 to 1949: 126
1939 or earlier: 572
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Tennessee
64% of Jackson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 43% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Tennessee.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 7989
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $40,600
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jackson County