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Jefferson County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 52,677 (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: 192 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jefferson County: 79.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (28.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (20.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 51%
  • Government: 1%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 48%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Jefferson County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (92.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.0%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 25,868  (49.1%)
Females: 26,809  (50.9%)
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Jefferson County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Jefferson County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $44,345 ($32,824 in 1999)

This county:

$44,345
Tennessee:

$47,275

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $503 (lower quartile is $384, upper quartile is $677)
This county:

$503
State:

$614


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $136,504 (it was $81,000 in 2000)
Jefferson:

$136,504
Tennessee:

$150,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $88,215 - $237,640
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,001
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $331

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:

  • 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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $797 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $797 (0.6%)

Jefferson County household income distribution in 2009 Jefferson County home values distribution Jefferson County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.5%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 35.4% for Black residents, 33.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 57.0% for American Indian residents, 12.8% for other race residents, 15.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 15.7%
Jefferson County:

15.7%
Tennessee:

16.7%
(15.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.4% for Black residents, 31.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.9% for American Indian residents, 12.5% for other race residents, 14.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 42 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 28 years old, American Indian residents: 29 years old, Asian residents: 22 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 25 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

2012 air pollution in Jefferson County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.037 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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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:

6.3%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 2,593
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 71.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 677 (22% naturalized citizens)

Jefferson County:

1.5%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 370
  • 1990 to 1994: 99
  • 1985 to 1989: 40
  • 1980 to 1984: 21
  • 1975 to 1979: 37
  • 1970 to 1974: 34
  • 1970 to 1974: 5
  • 1965 to 1969: 71
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population

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: 12,473
  • One, attached: 176
  • Two: 404
  • 3 or 4: 558
  • 5 to 9: 346
  • 10 to 19: 216
  • 20 or more: 125
  • Mobile homes: 5,001
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Housing units in Jefferson County with a mortgage: 4,722 (483 second mortgage, 353 home equity loan, 7 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,715

Here:

56.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Jefferson County

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).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (16%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (19%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (50%)
  • Canada (15%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Hong Kong (2%)
  • Asia, n.e.c. (2%)
  • Taiwan (2%)

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

  • United States or American (35%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (10%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (2%)

Jefferson County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 16,652 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 2,182 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 35 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 10 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 15 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 15 (0%)
  • Walked: 526 (3%)
  • Other means: 169 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 602 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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 $42,680.

8.04% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,287 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.42% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($18,504 average AGI)
2.62% relocated from other states ($13,784 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.62%
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 Hamblen County, TN  1.38% ($27,552 average AGI)
from Knox County, TN  1.10% ($28,119)
from Sevier County, TN  1.05% ($27,538)
from Cocke County, TN  0.55% ($22,542)
from Grainger County, TN  0.29% ($24,490)
from Greene County, TN  0.13% ($28,545)
from Blount County, TN  0.11% ($36,895)


7.78% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,483 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.70% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($20,090 average AGI)
2.08% relocated to other states ($7,393 average AGI)
Jefferson County:

2.08%
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 Hamblen County, TN  1.44% ($26,000 average AGI)
to Knox County, TN  1.33% ($30,000)
to Sevier County, TN  1.10% ($25,135)
to Cocke County, TN  0.38% ($26,179)
to Grainger County, TN  0.30% ($28,170)
to Blount County, TN  0.15% ($25,115)
to Hawkins County, TN  0.10% ($30,500)

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 live births 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

Percentage of population 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 hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (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: 49,813
  • In family households: 42,999 (10,635 male householders, 3,670 female householders)
    11,078 spouses, 13,279 children (11,845 natural, 433 adopted, 1,001 stepchildren), 1,462 grandchildren, 368 brothers or sisters, 371 parents, 572 other relatives, 1,215 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 6,814 (2,625 male householders (2,087 living alone)), 2,934 female householders (2,509 living alone)), 1,255 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,594 (557 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 6,798 2-persons, 3,350 3-persons, 2,469 4-persons, 1,074 5-persons, 372 6-persons, 242 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,596 1-person, 772 2-persons, 129 3-persons, 37 4-persons, 19 5-persons, 3 6-persons, 3 7-or-more-persons.

7,063 married couples with children.
1,991 single-parent households (538 men, 1,453 women).

97.0% of residents of Jefferson County speak English at home.
2.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (50% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 24% speak English not well, 12% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 9% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (48% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 29% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (46% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 36% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).

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:

5.7
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 48
  • 2010 to 2013: 574
  • 2000 to 2009: 4,588
  • 1990 to 1999: 5,441
  • 1980 to 1989: 3,686
  • 1970 to 1979: 3,432
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,049
  • 1950 to 1959: 1,721
  • 1940 to 1949: 737
  • 1939 or earlier: 1,468
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 107
  • 3 rooms: 361
  • 4 rooms: 1,755
  • 5 rooms: 3,974
  • 6 rooms: 3,107
  • 7 rooms: 1,947
  • 8 rooms: 1,152
  • 9+ rooms: 960
  • 1 room: 56
  • 2 rooms: 118
  • 3 rooms: 511
  • 4 rooms: 1,410
  • 5 rooms: 910
  • 6 rooms: 497
  • 7 rooms: 120
  • 8 rooms: 104
  • 9+ rooms: 60
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Jefferson County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no bedroom: 31
  • 1 bedroom: 385
  • 2 bedrooms: 3,367
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,659
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,635
  • 5+ bedrooms: 292
  • no bedroom: 87
  • 1 bedroom: 493
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,043
  • 3 bedrooms: 957
  • 4 bedrooms: 184
  • 5+ bedrooms: 22
Cars and other vehicles available in Jefferson County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Jefferson County population
  • no vehicle: 563
  • 1 vehicle: 2,905
  • 2 vehicles: 6,196
  • 3 vehicles: 2,648
  • 4 vehicles: 792
  • 5+ vehicles: 265
  • no vehicle: 455
  • 1 vehicle: 1,521
  • 2 vehicles: 1,340
  • 3 vehicles: 334
  • 4 vehicles: 69
  • 5+ vehicles: 67

57% of Jefferson County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 61% lived in Tennessee.

Jefferson County:

56.6%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 30,813
  • Northeast: 1,541
  • Midwest: 3,388
  • South: 6,695
  • West: 951

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $74,400


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 Jefferson County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (65.2%)
  • Utility gas (17.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.9%)
  • Wood (4.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.7%)
  • Electricity (72.7%)
  • Utility gas (14.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4.2%)
  • Wood (2.4%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 199
Here:

4.1%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 136
Here:

6.1%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 1,448
Here:

61.7%
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)

Jefferson County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $171,000
    Regular Highways: $17,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $38,637,000
    Regular Highways: $2,362,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,898,000
    Health Services - Other: $1,782,000
    General - Other: $1,625,000
    Police Protection: $1,607,000
    Corrections - Other: $785,000
    Central Staff Services: $696,000
    Financial Administration: $637,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $625,000
    General Public Buildings: $237,000
    Libraries: $215,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $85,000
    Parks & Recreation: $47,000
    Welfare - Other: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,815,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $412,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,587,000
    Police Protection: $203,000
    Health - Other: $143,000
    Regular Highways: $136,000
    Solid Waste Management: $19,000
    General Public Building: $6,000
    Libraries: $6,000
    Financial Administration: $5,000
    Judicial: $3,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $30,146,000

Jefferson County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $3,568,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $2,379,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,046,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $955,000
    Parks & Recreation: $23,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $58,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $579,000
    Highways: $68,000
    General Support: $34,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,638,000
    Interest Earnings: $614,000
    Property Sale Other: $240,000
    Rents: $3,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $26,392,000
    Highways: $2,084,000
    All Other: $879,000
    General Support: $706,000
    Health & Hospitals: $34,000
    Housing & Community Development: $19,000
  • Tax - Property: $11,838,000
    Total General Sales: $3,528,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $867,000
    NEC: $817,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $166,000
    Other Selective Sales: $143,000

Jefferson County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $24,813,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $5,440,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $187,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $25,000,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,775,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $665,000

Jefferson County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $500,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $9,000,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,878,000

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
Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Jefferson County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - 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