County population in 2012: 26,180 (15% urban, 85% rural); it was 24,653 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,143 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,661 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 7,983 Renter-occupied apartments: 2,522 (it was 1,997 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 560 sq. mi. Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.
Population density: 47 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in McNairy County: 80.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (26.1%), Educational,health and social services (21.1%), Retail trade (10.8%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $460 (0.5%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $434 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 20.6%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.1% for Black residents, 23.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 94.3% for other race residents, 23.1% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 41 years old
(Males: 40 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Asian residents: 33 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 23 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in McNairy County is $351 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $664 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in McNairy County: Pleasant Site (A), McNairy County Farm (B), McNairy County Landfill (C), Martin Camp (D), McNairy County Fire Department Station 33 Big Hill Pond Fire Department (E), McNairy County Fire Department Station 12 Leapwood Fire Department (F), McNairy County Fire Department Station 23 Pleasant Site Fire Department (G), McNairy County Fire Department Station 41 Sulphur Springs Fire Department (H), McNairy County Fire Department Station 13 Beauty Hill Fire Department (I), McNairy County Fire Department Station 42 Byrd Locke Fire Department (J), McNairy County Fire Department Station 31 Chewalla Fire Department (K), McNairy County Fire Department Station 22 Lawton Fire Department (L), McNairy County Fire Department Station 11 McNairy Fire Department (M), McNairy County Fire Department Station 43 Rose Creek Fire Department (N), McNairy County Fire Department Station 32 Wolf Pen Fire Department (O). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in McNairy County include: Eureka Church (A), Falcon Church (B), West Shiloh Baptist Church (C), Pleasant Site Baptist Church (D), Good Hope Baptist Church (E), Prices Chapel (F), Prospect Church (G), Liberty Church (H), Refuge Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Houston Cemetery (1), Sanders Cemetery (2), Indian Creek Cemetery (3), Turner Cemetery (4), Warren Cemetery (5), Mount Zion Cemetery (6), Kirk Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Big Hill Pond (A), Turner Lake (B), Pocahontas Lake (C), J J Madison Lake (D), Logans Lake (E), Twin Springs Lake (F), Big Hill Pond Lake (G), Dismal Swamp (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little White Oak Creek (A), Little Snake Creek (B), Little Owl Creek (C), Lick Creek (D), Liberty Branch (E), Larue Branch (F), Kise Creek (G), Kirk Branch (H), King Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 163 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $10,806 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $152.36 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 7.10% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 31.11% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $12,782 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 29.92% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $56,951 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.62% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.70 Corn for grain: 5980 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 819 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 21092 harvested acres Vegetables: 66 harvested acres Land in orchards: 34 acres
McNairy County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 2.4 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 4 fatalities and 98 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 3/22/1991, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado killed 4 people and injured 45 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
McNairy County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
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 89.2 miles away from the county center On 11/29/1996 at 05:41:33, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 LG, 4.1 LG, Depth: 12.6 mi) earthquake occurred 92.8 miles away from the county center On 4/30/2003 at 04:56:22, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 MB, 4.0 LG, 3.9 LG, Depth: 14.7 mi) earthquake occurred 93.3 miles away from the county center On 6/2/2005 at 11:35:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 MB, 3.9 MW, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.7 miles away from McNairy County center On 5/27/1995 at 19:51:10, a magnitude 3.8 (3.0 MD, 3.8 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 84.4 miles away from the county center On 4/28/1993 at 22:40:01, a magnitude 3.6 (3.5 MD, 3.6 LG, Depth: 4.3 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1909): May 4, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: February 5, 2008 to February 6, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1745): February 7, 2008, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1745, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
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 Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1408): April 5, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 5, 1999 to May 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1275): May 12, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1275, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms/Flooding, Incident Period: February 28, 1997 to March 24, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1167): March 7, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1167, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Ice Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1010): February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
Tennessee SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: March 22, 1975, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-459): March 22, 1975, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-459, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
The number of natural disasters in McNairy County (8) is smaller than the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7 Emergencies Declared: 1
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.2
Births per 1000 population in McNairy County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.6
Deaths per 1000 population in McNairy County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.2 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in McNairy County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 5,502 (4,230 aged, 1,272 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.98 Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 6850.350 Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 151.080 Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46465.49
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1368.400 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1198.340
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 24.95 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 51.41
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 15.82
Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 161.2. This is more than state average.
Mechanisms of suicide:
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
Firearm - 138.1
Other - 23.0
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 22,193 (5,323 male householders, 1,929 female householders)
5,499 spouses, 7,054 children (6,257 natural, 222 adopted, 575 stepchildren), 891 grandchildren, 148 brothers or sisters, 188 parents, 321 other relatives, 686 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 3,569 (1,422 male householders (1,192 living alone)), 1,652 female householders (1,500 living alone)), 495 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 313 (301 institutionalized population)
Size of family households: 3,425 2-persons, 1,641 3-persons, 1,246 4-persons, 576 5-persons, 215 6-persons, 149 7-or-more-persons.
97.7% of residents of McNairy County speak English at home.
1.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (54% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (61% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English very well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $198,791,000 ($7904 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $4,879,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $79,722,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $45,189,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,092,000 Federal grants: $64,273,000 Federal procurement contracts: $1,161,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $6,356,000 ($1,351,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,569,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $3,808,000 Federal Government insurance: $4,786,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
70 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +67
+3 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +570
+23 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in McNairy County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.42 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 360
2000 to 2004: 942
1990 to 1999: 1,982
1980 to 1989: 1,964
1970 to 1979: 2,353
1960 to 1969: 1,642
1950 to 1959: 1,019
1940 to 1949: 756
1939 or earlier: 780
Rooms in houses/apartments in McNairy County, Tennessee
62% of McNairy County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 53% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 49% lived in Tennessee.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 17173
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $33,200
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in McNairy County