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Meigs County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2014: 11,701 (all rural); it was 11,086 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,935
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,782
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,527
Renter-occupied apartments: 969 (it was 777 in 2000)
% of renters here:

18%
State:

32%

Land area: 195 sq. mi.

Water area: 21.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 60 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Meigs County: 81.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (21.9%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (12.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 24%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 76%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Meigs County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.8%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.0%)
  • American Indian and Alaska Native alone (0.5%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 5,821  (49.7%)
Females: 5,880  (50.3%)

Meigs County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Meigs County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $35,149 ($29,354 in 1999)

This county:

$35149
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $477 (lower quartile is $337, upper quartile is $571)
This county:

$477
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $102,604 (it was $71,600 in 2000)
Meigs:

$102,604
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $51,457 - $207,199
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $940
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $280

Institutionalized population: 128

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 1
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 27
  • Burglaries: 86
  • Thefts: 113
  • Auto thefts: 24

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 4
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 44
  • Burglaries: 87
  • Thefts: 107
  • Auto thefts: 18
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 95 buildings, average cost: $153,000
  • 2008: 63 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2009: 40 buildings, average cost: $154,100
  • 2010: 34 buildings, average cost: $175,600
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $176,500
  • 2012: 21 buildings, average cost: $177,700
  • 2013: 27 buildings, average cost: $189,200
  • 2014: 45 buildings, average cost: $210,300

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 2013: $568 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $476 (0.5%)

Meigs County household income distribution in 2009 Meigs County home values distribution Meigs County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.7%
(19.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 67.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 20.8%
Meigs County:

20.8%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(20.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 69.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 76 years old, American Indian residents: 59 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Meigs County is $377 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $604 a month.

Cities in this county include: Big Spring-East View, Ten Mile, Decatur.

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

2012 air pollution in Meigs County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.031 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Bernalillo County, New Mexico , Mohave County, Arizona , Chatham County, North Carolina , Sandoval County, New Mexico , Kershaw County, South Carolina , Laurens County, South Carolina , Valencia County, New Mexico , Duplin County, North Carolina , Lee County, North Carolina , Moore County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.4%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 223
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 63.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%

Number of foreign born residents: 71 (83% naturalized citizens)

Meigs County:

0.6%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 3
  • 1990 to 1994: 6
  • 1985 to 1989: 6
  • 1980 to 1984: 0
  • 1975 to 1979: 16
  • 1970 to 1974: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 27

Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 32.9%

Meigs County marital status for males Meigs County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 3,055
  • One, attached: 17
  • Two: 81
  • 3 or 4: 61
  • 5 to 9: 33
  • 10 to 19: 35
  • 20 or more: 14
  • Mobile homes: 1,832
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 60

Housing units in Meigs County with a mortgage: 906 (35 second mortgage, 56 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 731

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Meigs County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,51621
Mainline Protestant6449
Other-1
None5,593-
Meigs 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
Meigs County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Meigs County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Meigs County:

11.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Meigs County:

30.0%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Meigs County:

Average size of farms: 144 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $16,593
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $69.65
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.68%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.09%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $15,594
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 24.68%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.34%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $42,285
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.88%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 26.04
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.15%
Corn for grain: 302 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 490 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Meigs County-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% 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 85.2 miles away from Meigs County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 51.0 miles away from the 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 191.5 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 264.6 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 174.3 miles away from Meigs County center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 237.1 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:

  • TennesseeHurricane 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
  • TennesseeSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1568): October 7, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1568, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeSevere 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
  • TennesseeSevere 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
  • TennesseeSevere Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: November 9, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1441): November 13, 2002, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1441, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • TennesseeStorms 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
  • TennesseeSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 6, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1197): January 13, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1197, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • TennesseeIce 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
  • TennesseeSevere 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
  • TennesseeTORNADOES, Incident Period: April 4, 1974, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-424): April 4, 1974, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-424, Natural disaster type: Tornado
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

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

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Utilities (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (25%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (23%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (13%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)

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

  • Germany (39%)
  • Panama (30%)
  • Spain (18%)
  • Canada (7%)
  • Mexico (4%)

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

  • United States or American (44%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • German (11%)
  • English (10%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (1%)

Meigs County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,450 (79%)
  • Carpooled: 700 (16%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 8 (0%)
  • Taxi: 16 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0%)
  • Walked: 42 (1%)
  • Other means: 34 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 87 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)

78 people in nursing homes
36 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
65 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
63 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $43,157.

8.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.73%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.21% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($24,662 average AGI)
2.52% relocated from other states ($17,082 average AGI)
Meigs County:

2.52%
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 Bradley County, TN  1.76% ($33,870 average AGI)
from McMinn County, TN  1.63% ($26,438)
from Hamilton County, TN  0.99% ($25,205)
from Rhea County, TN  0.51% ($23,450)
from Monroe County, TN  0.25% ($38,300)


9.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,634 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.87% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($20,186 average AGI)
2.13% relocated to other states ($9,448 average AGI)
Meigs County:

2.13%
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 McMinn County, TN  1.95% ($27,494 average AGI)
to Bradley County, TN  1.80% ($24,775)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.91% ($33,111)
to Monroe County, TN  0.46% ($27,333)
to Rhea County, TN  0.41% ($15,813)
to Roane County, TN  0.30% ($25,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.8

Births per 1000 population in Meigs County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 12.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Meigs County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.3

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Meigs County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.0%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.6%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Meigs County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Meigs County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,164 (1,516 aged, 648 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 294 (10%)

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 Meigs County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (249)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (157)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (93)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (80)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (75)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (53)
  • Other ill-defined and unspecified causes of mortality (51)
  • Unspecified dementia (51)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (50)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (33)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 677.7
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1063.740

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10.05
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 34.31

Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,625
  • In family households: 10,064 (2,521 male householders, 865 female householders)
    2,636 spouses, 2,953 children (2,604 natural, 97 adopted, 252 stepchildren), 440 grandchildren, 74 brothers or sisters, 101 parents, 112 other relatives, 260 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,561 (697 male householders (560 living alone)), 603 female householders (529 living alone)), 261 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 128 (all institutionalized)

Size of family households: 1,650 2-persons, 785 3-persons, 553 4-persons, 262 5-persons, 96 6-persons, 40 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,089 1-person, 180 2-persons, 21 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 3 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

1,962 married couples with children.
536 single-parent households (158 men, 378 women).

97.0% of residents of Meigs County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (67% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 17% speak English not well).
1.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 11% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $73,671,000 ($6393 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $3,265,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,244,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $12,770,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $160,000
Federal grants: $24,640,000
Federal procurement contracts: $466,000 ($118,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,392,000 ($2,022,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $342,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,197,000
Federal Government insurance: $324,000

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

Births: 735
Here:

63 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 602
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +4
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +451
Here:

+39 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Meigs County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.58 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:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 106
  • 2000 to 2004: 1,092
  • 1990 to 1999: 1,488
  • 1980 to 1989: 1,048
  • 1970 to 1979: 941
  • 1960 to 1969: 335
  • 1950 to 1959: 269
  • 1940 to 1949: 136
  • 1939 or earlier: 233
Rooms in houses/apartments in Meigs County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 12
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 118
  • 4 rooms: 584
  • 5 rooms: 1,058
  • 6 rooms: 874
  • 7 rooms: 482
  • 8 rooms: 226
  • 9+ rooms: 138
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 46
  • 3 rooms: 114
  • 4 rooms: 226
  • 5 rooms: 247
  • 6 rooms: 104
  • 7 rooms: 24
  • 8 rooms: 3
  • 9+ rooms: 13
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Meigs County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 12
  • 1 bedroom: 140
  • 2 bedrooms: 935
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,993
  • 4 bedrooms: 376
  • 5+ bedrooms: 71
  • no bedroom: 8
  • 1 bedroom: 130
  • 2 bedrooms: 332
  • 3 bedrooms: 295
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5+ bedrooms: 12
Cars and other vehicles available in Meigs County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 152
  • 1 vehicle: 865
  • 2 vehicles: 1,494
  • 3 vehicles: 759
  • 4 vehicles: 168
  • 5+ vehicles: 89
  • no vehicle: 94
  • 1 vehicle: 368
  • 2 vehicles: 253
  • 3 vehicles: 35
  • 4 vehicles: 16
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

58% of Meigs County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Tennessee.

Meigs County:

58.4%
State average:

54.7%

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

  • This state: 8287
  • Northeast: 259
  • Midwest: 919
  • South: 1258
  • West: 245

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $153,800


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Meigs County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (60.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (25.3%)
  • Wood (5.1%)
  • Utility gas (4.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.9%)
  • Other fuel (1.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.9%)
  • Electricity (65.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16.7%)
  • Wood (11.5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.1%)
  • Utility gas (2.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 167
Here:

13.7%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

5.5%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 44
Here:

23.3%
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)

Meigs County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $244,000
    Regular Highways: $237,000
    General: $138,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $9,431,000
    Regular Highways: $1,325,000
    General - Other: $1,084,000
    Police Protection: $422,000
    Housing & Community Development: $369,000
    Financial Administration: $334,000
    Corrections - Other: $277,000
    Central Staff Services: $240,000
    Health Services - Other: $215,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $208,000
    Solid Waste Management: $153,000
    General Public Buildings: $122,000
    Parks & Recreation: $52,000
    Fire Protection: $50,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $37,000
    Libraries: $23,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $269,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General: $23,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $304,000
    Regular Highways: $163,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    General - Other: $4,000
    Central Staff: $1,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $8,202,000

Meigs County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $427,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $357,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $256,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Tuition: $1,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $100,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $237,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $744,000
    Interest Earnings: $50,000
    Rents: $5,000
    Property Sale Other: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $7,906,000
    Highways: $1,468,000
    All Other: $429,000
    Housing & Community Development: $369,000
    General Support: $271,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,407,000
    Total General Sales: $610,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $97,000
    NEC: $83,000
    Other Selective Sales: $9,000

Meigs County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $4,275,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,211,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $3,890,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $4,719,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $4,000,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $382,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $275,000

Meigs County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $3,301,000
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,840,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $131,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 469
  • Number of aged recipients: 42
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 427
  • Number of recipients under 18: 45
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 328
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 96
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 194
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 203
Meigs County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Meigs County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Meigs County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James5770.1 years
William5473.5 years
John5372.4 years
Mary4377.7 years
Robert3870.4 years
Charles2171.4 years
Roy1673.6 years
Ruth1680.7 years
Thomas1368.3 years
George1382.4 years
Most common last names in Meigs County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown3271.9 years
Davis3277.6 years
Moore3170.1 years
Smith2278.3 years
Miller1770.7 years
Mckenzie1770.2 years
Roberts1679.0 years
Crisp1564.5 years
Wilson1576.9 years
Elder1477.5 years
Businesses in Meigs County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Subway1
AutoZone1U-Haul1