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Jefferson County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2017: 53,837 (41% urban, 59% rural); it was 44,294 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 8,898
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,075
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,369
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,891 (it was 3,786 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

32%

Land area: 274 sq. mi.

Water area: 40.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 197 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 77.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.9%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (12.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.7%), Manufacturing (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 54%
  • Government: 7%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 39%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Jefferson County, TN (2017)
    • 49,546111.9%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,9504.4%Hispanic or Latino
    • 9642.2%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7961.8%Two or more races
    • 3580.8%Asian alone
    • 900.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

43.2 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years
Males: 26,328  (48.9%)
Females: 27,509  (51.1%)
Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,107 ($32,824 in 1999)
This county:

$48,107
Tennessee:

$51,340

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $539 (lower quartile is $402, upper quartile is $730)
This county:

$539
State:

$666


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $150,938 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$150,938
Tennessee:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $92,847 - $272,670
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,001
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $329

Institutionalized population: 557

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 11
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 76
  • Burglaries: 224
  • Thefts: 425
  • Auto thefts: 143

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 5
  • Assaults: 71
  • Burglaries: 234
  • Thefts: 426
  • Auto thefts: 85
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 170 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 1998: 247 buildings, average cost: $86,200
  • 1999: 364 buildings, average cost: $113,200
  • 2000: 308 buildings, average cost: $96,600
  • 2001: 300 buildings, average cost: $115,400
  • 2002: 317 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2003: 363 buildings, average cost: $125,500
  • 2004: 420 buildings, average cost: $136,400
  • 2005: 439 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2006: 408 buildings, average cost: $158,500
  • 2007: 458 buildings, average cost: $184,400
  • 2008: 139 buildings, average cost: $183,600
  • 2009: 134 buildings, average cost: $187,300
  • 2010: 121 buildings, average cost: $200,700
  • 2011: 68 buildings, average cost: $249,900
  • 2012: 76 buildings, average cost: $263,700
  • 2013: 112 buildings, average cost: $197,800
  • 2014: 88 buildings, average cost: $282,000
  • 2015: 107 buildings, average cost: $274,900
  • 2016: 127 buildings, average cost: $266,600
  • 2017: 123 buildings, average cost: $290,600
Number of permits per 10,000 Jefferson, TN residents
Average permit cost in Jefferson, TN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $821 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $874 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Jefferson, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Jefferson, TN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Jefferson, TN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 12.4%
Jefferson County:

12.4%
Tennessee:

15.0%
(11.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.0% for Black residents, 15.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.6% for American Indian residents, 14.9% for other race residents, 24.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 43.2 years old
(Males: 41.9 years old, Females: 44.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.6 years old, Black residents: 33.2 years old, American Indian residents: 30.6 years old, Asian residents: 21.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.6 years old, Other race residents: 28.8 years old)

Area name: Morristown, TN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Jefferson County is $394 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $473 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $620 a month.

Cities in this county include: Jefferson City, Strawberry Plains, Chestnut Hill, Dandridge, White Pine, New Market, Baneberry.

Jefferson County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Jefferson County: Concord Dock (A), Tipton Station (B), Fiesta Farm (C), Sternenlit Farms (D), Bell Campground (E), Vista Farms (F), Kimberden Farms (G), Poplar View Landfill (H), Stock Creek Marina (I), Fox Road Dock (J), Fort Loudoun Yacht Club Dock (K), Marble Springs (L), House Mountain Substation (M), Huffaker Ferry (N), Dead Horse Lake Golf Course (O), Blue Grass Dock (P), Choto Marina (Q), Beaver Brook Country Club (R), Zion Childrens Home (S), Knox County Penal Farm (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Powell Shopping Center (1), Midway Shopping Center (2), Halls Shopping Center (3), Halls Plaza Shopping Center (4), Black Oak Plaza Shopping Center (5), Big Oak Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jefferson County include: Fair Havens Church (A), Fairview Church (B), Southside Church (C), Flint Gap Church (D), Forest Grove Church (E), Little Flat Creek Church (F), Pratt Chapel (G), Friendly Chapel (H), Holston Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Salem Cemetery (1), Howell Cemetery (2), Tindell Cemetery (3), Jack Cemetery (4), Jackson Cemetery (5), Trout Cemetery (6), Turley Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Watercress Pond (A), Dead Horse Lake (B), Mill Pond (C), Kirby Lake (D), Graveston Mill Pond (E), Lake Mary Ella (F), Mill Lake (G), Jimmy Baisley Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Manifold Branch (A), Mac Cash Branch (B), Long Branch (C), Limestone Creek (D), Lick Branch (E), Legg Creek (F), Lammie Branch (G), Knob Fork (H), Kerns Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Jefferson County include: Carter Community Park (1), I.C. King Park (2), Carl Cowan Park (3), Concord Park (4), Bower Field (5), Guinn Road Park (6), Hickory Creek Park (7), Karns Community Park (8), Keller Bend Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Alexander County, North Carolina , Jackson County, Arkansas , Nash County, North Carolina , Putnam County , Tulsa County, Oklahoma , Randolph County, North Carolina , Williamson County , Wilkes County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.7%
Tennessee:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Jefferson, TN
County total employment by year in Jefferson, TN
County average yearly wages by year in Jefferson, TN

Current college students: 2,593
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 84.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,530 (17.8% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

2.8%
Whole state:

5.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4352010 or later
  • 5112000 to 2009
  • 4311990 to 1999
  • 611980 to 1989
  • 711970 to 1979
  • 76Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 44.6%

Jefferson County marital status for males Jefferson County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,528
  • One, attached: 162
  • Two: 324
  • 3 or 4: 709
  • 5 to 9: 453
  • 10 to 19: 388
  • 20 to 49: 176
  • 50 or more: 33
  • Mobile homes: 5,519
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 11

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 7,932 (77 second mortgage, 417 home equity loan, 27 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 6,896

Here:

53.8% with mortgage
State:

58.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,70372
Mainline Protestant4,67533
Catholic6981
Black Protestant5054
Other41
None23,822-
Jefferson 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: 5
Jefferson County:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Jefferson County:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 24
This county:

4.79 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Jefferson County:

10.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Jefferson County:

28.8%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.4%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Jefferson County:

Average size of farms: 82 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $17,573
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $109.81
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.52%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 83.44%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $16,519
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 32.25%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.69%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,755
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 35.13
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.09%
Corn for grain: 1170 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 224 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 454 harvested acres
Vegetables: 696 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 62 acres

Tornado activity:

Jefferson County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 2829995.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 2 fatalities and 32 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1974, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado killed 2 people and injured 21 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jefferson County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 34.6 miles away from Jefferson 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 150.7 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 160.9 miles away from the county center
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) earthquake occurred 164.6 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 295.3 miles away from Jefferson County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 145.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Tennessee Severe Winter Storm and Flooding, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4211: April 02, 2015, FEMA Id: 4211, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 2011 to March 01, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1965: March 31, 2011, FEMA Id: 1965, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3217: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 04, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1464: May 08, 2003, FEMA Id: 1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 16, 1998 to May 18, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1215: April 20, 1998, FEMA Id: 1215, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 06, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1197: January 13, 1998, FEMA Id: 1197, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: March 25, 1994 to April 03, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1022: April 14, 1994, FEMA Id: 1022, Natural disaster type: Flash Flood, Heavy Rain
  • Tennessee Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3095: March 14, 1993, FEMA Id: 3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • Tennessee SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: May 06, 1984 to May 11, 1984, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-708: May 25, 1984, FEMA Id: 708, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Jefferson County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 6, 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).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Jefferson

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,786 (77.4%)
  • Carpooled: 1,992 (12.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 22 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 136 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 345 (2.1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,309 (7.9%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (40%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (11%)
  • Egypt (7%)
  • Austria (5%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Japan (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Jefferson County


  • American (44%)
  • German (8%)
  • English (6%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • European (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 1,009 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 419 people in nursing homes
  • 138 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 81 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 15 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

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

  • 973 people in college/university student housing
  • 242 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 210 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 105 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 24 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 23 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 17 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,689.

8.98% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($43,595 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.98%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.76% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($25,481 average AGI)
3.22% relocated from other states ($18,115 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

3.22%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamblen County, TN  1.42% ($31,519 average AGI)
from Knox County, TN  1.34% ($49,588)
from Sevier County, TN  1.22% ($34,728)
from Cocke County, TN  0.44% ($40,222)
from Grainger County, TN  0.25% ($44,733)
from Pike County, KY  0.11% ($46,810)
from Greene County, TN  0.11% ($42,381)


8.51% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($35,258 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.51%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.40% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($26,140 average AGI)
2.11% relocated to other states ($9,118 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.11%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hamblen County, TN  1.64% ($34,361 average AGI)
to Knox County, TN  1.50% ($38,117)
to Sevier County, TN  1.21% ($29,068)
to Cocke County, TN  0.56% ($33,466)
to Grainger County, TN  0.23% ($33,762)
to Blount County, TN  0.15% ($32,571)
to Greene County, TN  0.14% ($34,462)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.6

Births per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 10.6

Deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.5

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Jefferson County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.0%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Jefferson County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,630 (7,419 aged, 2,211 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 919 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Jefferson County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (785)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (578)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (427)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (345)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (333)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (280)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (244)
  • Unspecified dementia (227)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (159)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (142)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.1
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 5,354
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 122
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,385

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,091
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,019
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 27
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 52

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 110.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 82.7
  • Other - 27.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 53,837
  • In family households: 44,861 (7,733 male householders, 6,742 female householders)
    11,356 spouses, 13,419 children (12,307 natural, 372 adopted, 740 stepchildren), 1,527 grandchildren, 669 brothers or sisters, 903 parents, 1,247 other relatives, 1,284 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,070 (2,961 male householders (2,561 living alone)), 2,963 female householders (2,606 living alone)), 1,146 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,877

Size of family households: 7,616 2-persons, 2,881 3-persons, 2,274 4-persons, 1,085 5-persons, 401 6-persons, 243 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,162 1-person, 568 2-persons, 166 3-persons, 11 5-persons.

6,902 married couples with children.
2,146 single-parent households (702 men, 1,444 women).

95.8% of residents of Jefferson speak English at home.
2.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (57% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 21% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 20% speak English well).
0.6% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (43% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 19% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (2% speak English very well, 50% speak English well, 48% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $287,554,000 ($6,042 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $38,000,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $143,574,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $55,578,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $667,000
Federal grants: $48,005,000
Federal procurement contracts: $32,202,000 ($30,177,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,527,000 ($407,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,389,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $12,725,000
Federal Government insurance: $7,316,000

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

Births: 2,702
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,322
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +310
Here:

+6 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,495
Here:

+72 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Jefferson County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.32 millions of gallons per day (19% from ground, 81% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.5

Year house built in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • 7872014 or later
  • 7012010 to 2013
  • 4,6522000 to 2009
  • 5,6101990 to 1999
  • 3,7991980 to 1989
  • 3,0411970 to 1979
  • 1,9071960 to 1969
  • 1,6981950 to 1959
  • 7051940 to 1949
  • 1,4771939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • 541 room
  • 442 rooms
  • 2873 rooms
  • 1,4344 rooms
  • 3,4205 rooms
  • 3,4836 rooms
  • 1,9767 rooms
  • 1,9198 rooms
  • 2,1359+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • 521 room
  • 1682 rooms
  • 6273 rooms
  • 1,6394 rooms
  • 1,5865 rooms
  • 7276 rooms
  • 3297 rooms
  • 2228 rooms
  • 1959+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • 79no bedroom
  • 2551 bedroom
  • 2,4932 bedrooms
  • 8,8223 bedrooms
  • 2,5554 bedrooms
  • 5345+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Jefferson County, Tennessee
  • 64no bedroom
  • 6131 bedroom
  • 2,4562 bedrooms
  • 2,0223 bedrooms
  • 3014 bedrooms
  • 905+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 265no vehicle
  • 3,3261 vehicle
  • 5,5542 vehicles
  • 3,6123 vehicles
  • 1,5334 vehicles
  • 5765+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 438no vehicle
  • 2,3611 vehicle
  • 1,9012 vehicles
  • 5293 vehicles
  • 2724 vehicles
  • 1225+ vehicles

86.2% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 64% lived in Tennessee.

Jefferson County:

86.2%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 32,367
  • Other state: 19,619
  • Northeast: 3,308
  • Midwest: 5,835
  • South: 9,111
  • West: 1,412
Year householders moved into unit in Jefferson County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 75.2%Electricity
  • 13.6%Utility gas
  • 7.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.1%Coal or coke
  • 0.1%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 84.0%Electricity
  • 9.6%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.2%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 183
Here:

3.8%
Tennessee:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 186
Here:

6.6%
Tennessee:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,141
Here:

43.5%
Tennessee:

22.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,509,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,960,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,285,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $973,000
    Solid Waste Management: $787,000
    Regular Highways: $43,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $10,102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,802,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $59,999,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,010,000
    Health - Other: $4,598,000
    Regular Highways: $4,032,000
    Police Protection: $3,550,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,081,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,989,000
    Financial Administration: $2,401,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,512,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,149,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,101,000
    General - Other: $457,000
    Libraries: $385,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $227,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $138,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $632,000
    Education: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,949,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,192,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $81,000
    General Local Government Support: $48,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,809,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,375,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,434,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,233,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,148,000
    Rents: $702,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $658,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $333,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,340,000
    Police Protection: $49,000
    Health - Other: $45,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $37,000
    Regular Highways: $17,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    General - Other: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,985,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,980,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $43,071,000
    Highways: $1,949,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,880,000
    Other: $595,000
    Health and Hospitals: $129,000
    Public Welfare: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,192,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,498,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,087,000
    Other Selective Sales: $764,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $408,000
    Other License: $215,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $122,000
    Public Utility License: $69,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $34,898,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,509,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,960,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,285,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $973,000
    Solid Waste Management: $787,000
    Regular Highways: $43,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $10,102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,802,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $59,999,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,010,000
    Health - Other: $4,598,000
    Regular Highways: $4,032,000
    Police Protection: $3,550,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,081,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,989,000
    Financial Administration: $2,401,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,512,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,149,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,101,000
    General - Other: $457,000
    Libraries: $385,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $227,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $138,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $632,000
    Education: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,949,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,192,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $81,000
    General Local Government Support: $48,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,809,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,375,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,434,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,233,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,148,000
    Rents: $702,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $658,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $333,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,340,000
    Police Protection: $49,000
    Health - Other: $45,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $37,000
    Regular Highways: $17,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    General - Other: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,985,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,980,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $43,071,000
    Highways: $1,949,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,880,000
    Other: $595,000
    Health and Hospitals: $129,000
    Public Welfare: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,192,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,498,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,087,000
    Other Selective Sales: $764,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $408,000
    Other License: $215,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $122,000
    Public Utility License: $69,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $34,898,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,509,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,960,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,285,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $973,000
    Solid Waste Management: $787,000
    Regular Highways: $43,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $10,102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,802,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $59,999,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,010,000
    Health - Other: $4,598,000
    Regular Highways: $4,032,000
    Police Protection: $3,550,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,081,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,989,000
    Financial Administration: $2,401,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,512,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,149,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,101,000
    General - Other: $457,000
    Libraries: $385,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $227,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $138,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $632,000
    Education: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,949,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,192,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $81,000
    General Local Government Support: $48,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,809,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,375,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,434,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,233,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,148,000
    Rents: $702,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $658,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $333,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,340,000
    Police Protection: $49,000
    Health - Other: $45,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $37,000
    Regular Highways: $17,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    General - Other: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,985,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,980,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $43,071,000
    Highways: $1,949,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,880,000
    Other: $595,000
    Health and Hospitals: $129,000
    Public Welfare: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,192,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,498,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,087,000
    Other Selective Sales: $764,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $408,000
    Other License: $215,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $122,000
    Public Utility License: $69,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $34,898,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $24,509,000
  • Charges - Other: $11,960,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $4,285,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $973,000
    Solid Waste Management: $787,000
    Regular Highways: $43,000
  • Construction - General - Other: $10,102,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,802,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $59,999,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $11,010,000
    Health - Other: $4,598,000
    Regular Highways: $4,032,000
    Police Protection: $3,550,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,081,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,989,000
    Financial Administration: $2,401,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,512,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,149,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,101,000
    General - Other: $457,000
    Libraries: $385,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $227,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $214,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $138,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $632,000
    Education: $57,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $2,949,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $1,192,000
    Other - Judicial and Legal Services: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $81,000
    General Local Government Support: $48,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $78,809,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,375,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,434,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $3,233,000
    General Revenue - Other: $1,148,000
    Rents: $702,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $658,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $333,000
    Sale of Property: $34,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,340,000
    Police Protection: $49,000
    Health - Other: $45,000
    Public Welfare Institutions: $37,000
    Regular Highways: $17,000
    Solid Waste Management: $17,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000
    General - Other: $7,000
    Correctional Institutions: $5,000
    General Public Building: $4,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000
    Financial Administration: $2,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $25,985,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,980,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $43,071,000
    Highways: $1,949,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,880,000
    Other: $595,000
    Health and Hospitals: $129,000
    Public Welfare: $10,000
  • Tax - Property: $24,192,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $10,498,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $1,087,000
    Other Selective Sales: $764,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $408,000
    Other License: $215,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $122,000
    Public Utility License: $69,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $34,898,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,252
  • Number of aged recipients: 102
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,150
  • Number of recipients under 18: 155
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 848
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 249
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 495
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 540
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 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 ORIGINATED144$122,535196$146,878926$155,29699$41,6570$0154$164,299113$65,478
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$106,42921$93,667104$152,8277$27,1431$195,00013$154,07719$57,421
APPLICATIONS DENIED34$107,61863$127,762377$142,82064$41,3592$110,00040$115,92582$68,841
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN25$99,04031$153,000208$158,24511$60,5450$017$131,05940$86,800
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS6$141,5002$117,50055$148,9455$37,4000$04$81,2504$58,000
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$167,57117$170,5291$117,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$209,8579$174,5562$177,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$237,0002$206,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$235,5002$179,5000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$83,0001$252,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Jefferson, TN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Jefferson, TN - Value
Most common first names in Jefferson County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James36671.0 years
Mary25177.2 years
William24874.2 years
John22174.4 years
Robert18171.2 years
Charles14170.6 years
George11476.1 years
Paul7472.7 years
Margaret7377.2 years
Frank7075.5 years
Most common last names in Jefferson County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12073.8 years
Miller9574.5 years
Jones8275.0 years
Moore8275.4 years
Williams8174.6 years
Collins7073.3 years
Brown6074.7 years
Johnson5877.9 years
Taylor5777.0 years
Cox5674.6 years
Businesses in Jefferson County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Long John Silver's1
Advance Auto Parts2Lowe's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets3
AutoZone1McDonald's3
Burger King1Papa John's Pizza1
CVS1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet1Quality1
Curves1RadioShack1
Days Inn1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In3
Dunkin Donuts1Subway6
Econo Lodge1Super 81
FedEx5T-Mobile2
GameStop1Taco Bell2
Goodwill1U-Haul5
H&R Block2U.S. Cellular1
Hardee's2UPS5
Hilton1Waffle House1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
KFC2Walmart1
Lane Furniture2Wendy's3
Little Caesars Pizza1