County population in 2012: 28,291 (23% urban, 77% rural); it was 27,776 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,810 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,943 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,890 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,650 (it was 2,147 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 498 sq. mi. Water area: 14.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 57 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Marion County: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (19.8%), Educational,health and social services (17.5%), Retail trade (12.8%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $507 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $404 (0.4%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 15.8%
(15.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 7.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 32.7% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 41 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Marion County is $496 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $584 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Marion County: Hales Bar Dam (A), Kellys Ferry (B), Hales Bar Resort and Marina (C), Mapleview Campsite (D), Mullins Cove Dock (E), Walkers Landing Boat Dock (F), Mullens Cove Checking Station (G), Camp Glancy (H), Lodge (I), Sides Place (J), Aetna (K), Pyburn Place (L), Sequatchie Valley Golf and Country Club (M), Sequatchie Volunteer Fire Department (N), Whitwell Mountain Fire and Rescue (O), Sequatchie Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (P), Suck Creek Mountain Volunteer Fire Department (Q), Foster Falls Volunteer Fire Department (R), Sweetens Cove Volunteer Fire Department (S), Mullins Cove Volunteer Fire Department (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Marion County include: Whiteside Baptist Church (A), Sequatchie First Baptist Church (B), Martin Springs Baptist Church (C), Mineral Springs Baptist Church (D), Fairview Church (E), Whitwell First Baptist Church (F), Red Hill United Methodist Church (G), Pyror Ridge Methodist Church (H), Amazing Grace Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Hornbeak Cemetery (1), Tate Cemetery (2), Teague Cemetery (3), Trussell Cemetery (4), Turner Cemetery (5), Walden Cemetery (6), Jumpoff Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes and reservoirs: Cummings Lake (A), Bennett Lake (B), Red Pond (C), Browns Lake (D), Davis Lake (E), Snake Pond (F), Raccoon Mountain Pumped Station Reservoir (G), Nickajack Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Looneys Creek (A), Long Branch (B), Little Indian Creek (C), Little Gizzard Creek (D), Bethel Creek (E), Laurel Creek (F), Kilgore Branch (G), Kern Branch (H), Jumpoff Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Marion County include: Prentice Cooper State Forest and Wildlife Ma (1), Prentice-Cooper State Forest and Wildlife Management Area (2), Maple View Public Use Area (3), Marion County Park (4), Running Water Public Use Area (5), Blowing Spring Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 171 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $48,509 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $100.27 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.57% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 88.94% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $48,537 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 31.31% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $49,964 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.30% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 19.57 Corn for grain: 2117 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 791 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 4824 harvested acres Vegetables: 13 harvested acres Land in orchards: 28 acres
Marion County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 1.0 times below overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 23 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 11/14/2007, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 9 people and caused $3 million in damages.
Marion County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 42.0 miles away from the county center On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 43.0 miles away from the county center On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 82.3 miles away from the county center On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 46.8 miles away from Marion County center On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 67.8 miles away from the county center On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.6 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1464, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1456): March 20, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1456, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Chattanooga Complex Fire, Incident Period: November 3, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
Tennessee Cagle Mountain Fire Complex, Incident Period: April 13, 1999, Natural disaster type: Fire
Tennessee Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1260): January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Tennessee Heavy Rain, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: March 25, 1994 to April 3, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1022): April 14, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-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: FEMA-EM-3095, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
Tennessee Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: December 19, 1990 to January 14, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-889): January 4, 1991, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-889, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: February 15, 1990 to February 20, 1990, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-858): February 27, 1990, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-858, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Marion County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.3
Births per 1000 population in Marion County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.3 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.1
Deaths per 1000 population in Marion County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.8 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Marion County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 4,428 (3,360 aged, 1,068 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.62 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8275.190 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 245.830 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 68081.41
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1138.450 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1181.680 Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 3.6
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 14.9 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 72.05
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7.21
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 24,034 (5,684 male householders, 2,346 female householders)
6,054 spouses, 7,446 children (6,755 natural, 196 adopted, 495 stepchildren), 1,016 grandchildren, 181 brothers or sisters, 221 parents, 331 other relatives, 580 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,953 (1,601 male householders (1,306 living alone)), 1,772 female householders (1,600 living alone)), 580 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 250 (200 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,756 2-persons, 1,938 3-persons, 1,442 4-persons, 587 5-persons, 207 6-persons, 100 7-or-more-persons.
97.9% of residents of Marion County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 13% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (75% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (35% speak English very well, 35% speak English not well, 29% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $179,381,000 ($6485 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $4,034,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $73,988,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $47,425,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $613,000 Federal grants: $51,459,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,181,000 ($281,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $4,715,000 ($586,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $647,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,704,000 Federal Government insurance: $23,003,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
66 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
58 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +43
+2 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: -243
-9 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Marion County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.52 millions of gallons per day (22% from ground, 78% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 333
2000 to 2004: 896
1990 to 1999: 3,101
1980 to 1989: 2,172
1970 to 1979: 2,554
1960 to 1969: 1,493
1950 to 1959: 1,030
1940 to 1949: 908
1939 or earlier: 984
Rooms in houses/apartments in Marion County, Tennessee
65% of Marion County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Tennessee.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 20769
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,700
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 Marion County