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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:

19%
State:

32%

Land area: 309 sq. mi.
Water area: 10.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 37 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 16%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jackson County, Tennessee:


Median resident age:  44.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years

Males: 5,810  (46.7%)
Females: 5,828  (53.3%)

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Jackson County,TN real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Jackson County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $30,412 ($26,502 in 1999)
This county:

$30412
Tennessee:

$41725

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $290 (lower quartile is $200, upper quartile is $369)
This county:

$290
State:

$532


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $90,394 (it was $65,500 in 2000)
Jackson County:

$90,394
Tennessee:

$137,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $52,974 - $145,050

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $182,338
Here:

$182,338
State:

$188,484

Townhouses or other attached units: $438,139
Here:

$438,139
State:

$164,698

In 2-unit structures: $81,721
Here:

$81,721
State:

$141,233

Mobile homes: $67,534
Here:

$67,534
State:

$44,109
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,004
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $250

Institutionalized population: 174

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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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%)


Jackson County household income distribution in 2009 Jackson County home values distribution


Jackson County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

18.1%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

7.0%
Whole state:

5.8%

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.

Cities in this county include: Granville, North of the River, Burristown, Dodson Branch, Gainesboro.

Jackson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Local government website: www.jacksonco.com

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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), Jennings Creek Volunteer Fire Department (M), Fairview Volunteer Fire Department (N), South Side Volunteer Fire Department (O), Granville Volunteer Fire Department (P), Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry Haydenburg Fire Tower (Q). 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), Walter Cemetery (2), Wartrace Cemetery (3), Pleasant Hill Cemetery (4), Pigg Cemetery (5), Holland Cemetery (6), Dudney 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

 

Neighboring counties: Clay County , Macon County , Overton County , Putnam County , Smith County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 212
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 61.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 8.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 173 (67% naturalized citizens)

Jackson County:

1.6%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 43.5%

Jackson County marital status for males
Jackson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Jackson County with a mortgage: 838 (23 second mortgage, 33 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 911

Here:

47.9% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 34.76%
Here34.8%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,818
Total congregations: 51

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChurches of ChristSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchOther
Adherents2,419 (63.4%)577 (15.1%)418 (10.9%)100 (2.6%)304 (8.0%)
Congregations36 (70.6%)4 (7.8%)6 (11.8%)1 (2.0%)4 (7.8%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Jackson County - Granville, North of the River, Burristown, Dodson Branch, Gainesboro

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
This county:

2.78 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
This county:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Jackson County:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.6%
Tennessee:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Jackson County:

14.9%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Jackson County:

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (19%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (3%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Transportation equipment (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Machinery (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)

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




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





Jackson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,565 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 720 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 12 (0%)
  • Walked: 53 (1%)
  • Other means: 35 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 129 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $31,806.

7.58% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,661 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.58%
Tennessee average:

7.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.17% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($18,399 average AGI)
2.41% relocated from other states ($11,266 average AGI)
Jackson County:

2.41%
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 Putnam County, TN  2.60% ($22,602 average AGI)
from Overton County, TN  0.50% ($19,316)
from Davidson County, TN  0.29% ($70,091)
from Smith County, TN  0.29% ($42,727)
from White County, TN  0.26% ($21,800)


7.45% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($22,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Tennessee average:

6.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.81% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($18,786 average AGI)
1.64% relocated to other states ($3,883 average AGI)
Jackson County:

1.64%
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 Putnam County, TN  2.63% ($20,838 average AGI)
to Overton County, TN  0.61% ($26,826)
to Smith County, TN  0.56% ($37,524)

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:

Households: 11,461

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,306 1-person, 226 2-persons, 27 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 5 5-persons, 1 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:

Births: 539
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 733
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +13
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +287
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 37
  • 3 rooms: 105
  • 4 rooms: 505
  • 5 rooms: 1,093
  • 6 rooms: 981
  • 7 rooms: 467
  • 8 rooms: 230
  • 9+ rooms: 180
  • 1 room: 13
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 158
  • 4 rooms: 257
  • 5 rooms: 184
  • 6 rooms: 116
  • 7 rooms: 52
  • 8 rooms: 17
  • 9+ rooms: 26
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jackson County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 102
  • 2 bedrooms: 971
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,057
  • 4 bedrooms: 388
  • 5+ bedrooms: 70
  • no bedroom: 20
  • 1 bedroom: 181
  • 2 bedrooms: 380
  • 3 bedrooms: 225
  • 4 bedrooms: 46
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Jackson County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 161
  • 1 vehicle: 839
  • 2 vehicles: 1,593
  • 3 vehicles: 680
  • 4 vehicles: 259
  • 5+ vehicles: 76
  • no vehicle: 129
  • 1 vehicle: 318
  • 2 vehicles: 287
  • 3 vehicles: 95
  • 4 vehicles: 8
  • 5+ vehicles: 21

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.

Jackson County:

64.4%
State average:

54.7%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (47.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (30.4%)
  • Wood (14.2%)
  • Utility gas (6.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.6%)
  • Electricity (68.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.0%)
  • Utility gas (7.7%)
  • Wood (7.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.9%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 39
Here:

3.5%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

5.5%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 25
Here:

13.8%
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.)


Expenditure Revenue

Jackson County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:


Jackson County government finances - Revenue in 2006:


Jackson County government finances - Debt in 2006:


Jackson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Jackson County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7870.9 years
Mary5476.7 years
Willie5077.0 years
William4972.3 years
John4369.2 years
Robert3972.1 years
George3075.0 years
Charles2565.8 years
Charlie2376.9 years
Joe2169.7 years
Most common last names in Jackson County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Stafford8773.6 years
Smith7173.7 years
Brown5672.6 years
Allen4969.6 years
Anderson4375.1 years
Jones4374.4 years
Hix4079.4 years
Johnson3579.9 years
Young3474.0 years
Loftis2870.9 years
Businesses in Jackson County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Dairy Queen1Subway1
H&R Block1U-Haul1

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