Lake County, Tennessee (TN)

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County population in 2012: 7,690 (all rural); it was 7,954 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 681
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 619
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,447
Renter-occupied apartments: 970 (it was 963 in 2000)
% of renters here:

40%
State:

32%

Land area: 163 sq. mi.

Water area: 30.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 48 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Lake County: 79.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Wholesale trade (30.4%), Educational, health and social services (30.4%), Manufacturing (13.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 62%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 38%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Lake County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (69.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (27.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.7%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 4,987  (61.1%)
Females: 2,845  (38.9%)

Lake County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Lake County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,114 ($21,995 in 1999)

This county:

$27114
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $274 (lower quartile is $162, upper quartile is $418)
This county:

$274
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $73,274 (it was $50,900 in 2000)
Lake:

$73,274
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $48,770 - $115,561
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $828
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $375

Institutionalized population: 2,506

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):

Lake County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $72,800
  • 2008: 7 buildings, average cost: $81,000
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $65,500

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $565 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $539 (0.7%)

Lake County household income distribution in 2009 Lake County home values distribution Lake County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.7%
(26.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 49.1% for Black residents, 47.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 19.0% for other race residents, 78.1% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 32.0%
Lake County:

32.0%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(26.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 48.6% for Black residents, 48.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 76.9% for American Indian residents, 15.0% for other race residents, 79.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 37 years old, American Indian residents: 64 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Lake County is $382 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: Tiptonville, Ridgely.

Lake County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Lake County: Bryants Camp (A), Darnall Landing (B), Reelfoot Landing (C), Rays Camp (D), Race Track (E), Mavity Landing (F), Lovells Boat Dock (G), Goochs Landing (H), Goochs Camp (I), Fritz Landing (J), Crenshaw Landing (K), Compromise Landing (L), Cherokee Landing (M), Cates Landing (N), Calhoun Boat Dock (O), Bessie Landing (P), Riley Landing (Q), Burrus Landing (R), Middle Landing (S), Powell Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Lake County include: Burnette Church (A), Cottonwood Grove Baptist Church (B), Cronanville Cumberland Presbyterian Church (C), Keefe Church (D), Madie Presbyterian Church (E), Mooring Church (F), Phillippy Baptist Church (G), Wynnburg Baptist Church (H), Wynnburg Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Horn Ridge Cemetery (1), Buckelew Cemetery (2), Burrus Cemetery (3), Mooring Cemetery (4), Ridgely Cemetery (5), New Haven Cemetery (6), Cronanville Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Katies Gourd (A), Gray Duck Hole (B), Coot Slough (C), Starve Pond (D), Reelfoot Lake (E), Reading House Slough (F), Tiptonville Chute (G), Staen Hole (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brown Creek (A), Toneys Chute (B), Black Bayou (C), Big Ronaldson Slough (D), Pawpaw Creek (E), Old Graveyard Slough (F), Rock Branch (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Lake County include: Reelfoot Lake State Park (1), Reelfoot State Wildlife Management Area (2), Lake Isom National Wildlife Refuge (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Dyer County , Fulton County, Kentucky , Fulton County, Kentucky , Obion County , New Madrid County, Missouri , Pemiscot County, Missouri .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

9.8%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 205
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 56.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 5.4%

Number of foreign born residents: 43 (30% naturalized citizens)

Lake County:

0.5%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 19
  • 1990 to 1994: 9
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 5
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 2

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 67.4%

Lake County marital status for males Lake County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Lake County with a mortgage: 544 (40 second mortgage, 25 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 674

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Lake County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,24618
Mainline Protestant3454
Black Protestant3442
None3,897-
Lake 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: 2
Lake County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Lake County:

2.70 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

6.75 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Lake County:

11.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Lake County:

34.4%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

18.8%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Lake County:

Average size of farms: 1409 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $276,280
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $209.88
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.11%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $221,652
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 93.30%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 4.94%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $320,380
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 73.44%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 0.24
Corn for grain: 11245 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 8729 harvested acres
Upland cotton: 10168 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 57995 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Lake County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 6397618.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Lake County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 24.6 miles away from Lake County center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 57.7 miles away from the county center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 67.4 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 170.8 miles away from the county center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 27.6 miles away from Lake County center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 42.3 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Lake County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

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

  • Germany (37%)
  • Mexico (37%)
  • Cuba (14%)
  • Nicaragua (7%)
  • Peru (5%)

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

  • United States or American (33%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • English (5%)
  • German (3%)
  • African (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (1%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Lake County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,876 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 308 (13%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 5 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 55 (2%)
  • Other means: 29 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 40 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 2,090 people in state prisons
  • 165 people in nursing homes
  • 23 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

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

  • 2,312 people in state prisons
  • 155 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 39 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $34,640.

6.27% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,667 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.27%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.73% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($18,632 average AGI)
1.54% relocated from other states ($7,035 average AGI)
Lake County:

1.54%
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 Dyer County, TN  1.87% ($27,088 average AGI)
from Obion County, TN  1.43% ($28,462)


6.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,724 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.31% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($21,146 average AGI)
1.42% relocated to other states ($6,577 average AGI)
Lake County:

1.42%
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 Dyer County, TN  1.75% ($19,781 average AGI)
to Obion County, TN  1.75% ($33,063)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5

Births per 1000 population in Lake County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Lake County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Lake County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,245 (963 aged, 282 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 857.180
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1397.860
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 13.19

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 12.24
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 26.37

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 5,326

Size of family households: 652 2-persons, 356 3-persons, 245 4-persons, 113 5-persons, 44 6-persons, 23 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 727 1-person, 97 2-persons, 5 3-persons, 7 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

754 married couples with children.
424 single-parent households (55 men, 369 women).

96.4% of residents of Lake County speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 16% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (70% speak English very well, 30% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (44% speak English very well, 56% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $60,706,000 ($7929 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,815,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $17,202,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,961,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $3,371,000
Federal grants: $20,147,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,258,000 ($616,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,767,000 ($2,762,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $515,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $440,000
Federal Government insurance: $11,542,000

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

Births: 402
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 524
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +11
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -247
Here -33 per 1000 residents
State +18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Lake County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.27 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 16
  • 2000 to 2004: 281
  • 1990 to 1999: 394
  • 1980 to 1989: 376
  • 1970 to 1979: 389
  • 1960 to 1969: 339
  • 1950 to 1959: 372
  • 1940 to 1949: 268
  • 1939 or earlier: 166
Rooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 12
  • 3 rooms: 39
  • 4 rooms: 218
  • 5 rooms: 470
  • 6 rooms: 324
  • 7 rooms: 180
  • 8 rooms: 99
  • 9+ rooms: 105
  • 1 room: 17
  • 2 rooms: 40
  • 3 rooms: 190
  • 4 rooms: 295
  • 5 rooms: 243
  • 6 rooms: 115
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9+ rooms: 10
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Lake County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 4
  • 1 bedroom: 52
  • 2 bedrooms: 448
  • 3 bedrooms: 797
  • 4 bedrooms: 105
  • 5+ bedrooms: 41
  • no bedroom: 27
  • 1 bedroom: 233
  • 2 bedrooms: 428
  • 3 bedrooms: 247
  • 4 bedrooms: 22
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Lake County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 44
  • 1 vehicle: 542
  • 2 vehicles: 621
  • 3 vehicles: 173
  • 4 vehicles: 60
  • 5+ vehicles: 7
  • no vehicle: 223
  • 1 vehicle: 505
  • 2 vehicles: 186
  • 3 vehicles: 43
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 6

59% of Lake County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 44% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81% lived in Tennessee.

Lake County:

58.6%
State average:

54.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Lake County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (62.8%)
  • Electricity (30.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.6%)
  • Electricity (46.3%)
  • Utility gas (44.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (7.2%)
  • Wood (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 22
Here:

3.5%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 24
Here:

5.2%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

9.8%
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 (Noninstitutionalized)

Lake County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $6,000
    Regular Highways: $2,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $5,153,000
    Regular Highways: $906,000
    General - Other: $713,000
    Police Protection: $392,000
    Health Services - Other: $381,000
    Corrections - Other: $277,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $272,000
    Central Staff Services: $183,000
    Financial Administration: $158,000
    General Public Buildings: $131,000
    Solid Waste Management: $55,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $23,000
    Libraries: $19,000
    Parks & Recreation: $11,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $103,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - General: $98,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $0
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $227,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $173,000
    Solid Waste Management: $65,000
    General - Other: $20,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,579,000

Lake County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $577,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $211,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $28,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $48,000
    Highways: $17,000
    General Support: $10,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $360,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $244,000
    Rents: $28,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $4,617,000
    Highways: $1,178,000
    All Other: $846,000
    General Support: $142,000
    Health & Hospitals: $12,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,541,000
    Total General Sales: $733,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $128,000
    Other Selective Sales: $43,000
    NEC: $37,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $6,000

Lake County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $2,263,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $65,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $1,994,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $334,000

Lake County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $4,952,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $1,822,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Lake County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James11270.9 years
William8972.9 years
Robert7171.5 years
Mary7076.7 years
John5776.3 years
Willie4875.4 years
Charles4166.0 years
Joe2772.3 years
George2670.2 years
Annie2679.3 years
Most common last names in Lake County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6674.2 years
Jones5773.5 years
Moore3671.4 years
Johnson3575.8 years
Williams3070.4 years
Taylor2978.5 years
Parker2671.9 years
Davis2668.0 years
Bargery2074.1 years
King1777.9 years
Businesses in Lake County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Baskin-Robbins1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen1Subway1
Nike1U-Haul1

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