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Meigs County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2017: 12,042 (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: 62 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Meigs County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (46.5%), Information (25.4%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 33%
  • Government: 62%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 5%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Meigs County, TN (2017)
    • 11,320102.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2702.4%Two or more races
    • 1881.7%Hispanic or Latino
    • 1631.5%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 300.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 280.3%Asian alone
Median resident age:

44.4 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years
Males: 5,865  (48.7%)
Females: 6,177  (51.3%)
Average household size:
Meigs County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,935 ($29,354 in 1999)
This county:

$41,935
Tennessee:

$51,340

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $496 (lower quartile is $403, upper quartile is $644)
This county:

$496
State:

$666


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $130,732 (it was $71,600 in 2000)
Meigs:

$130,732
Tennessee:

$167,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,188 - $219,953
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,067
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $290

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:

  • 1997: 4 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $70,000
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $72,100
  • 2002: 5 buildings, average cost: $84,200
  • 2003: 3 buildings, average cost: $76,300
  • 2004: 40 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2005: 60 buildings, average cost: $87,700
  • 2006: 111 buildings, average cost: $152,000
  • 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
  • 2015: 45 buildings, average cost: $210,300
  • 2016: 53 buildings, average cost: $212,800
  • 2017: 36 buildings, average cost: $150,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Meigs, TN residents
Average permit cost in Meigs, TN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $664 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $598 (0.5%)

Distribution of median household income in Meigs, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Meigs, TN in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Meigs, TN in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 14.9%
Meigs County:

14.9%
Tennessee:

15.0%
(14.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.1% for Black residents, 40.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 44.4 years old
(Males: 44.3 years old, Females: 44.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.1 years old, Black residents: 36.8 years old, American Indian residents: 72.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 39.2 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

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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:

4.3%
Tennessee:

3.3%

Unemployment by year in Meigs, TN
County total employment by year in Meigs, TN
County average yearly wages by year in Meigs, TN

Current college students: 223
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 158 (100.6% naturalized citizens)

Meigs County:

1.3%
Whole state:

5.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 02010 or later
  • 702000 to 2009
  • 251990 to 1999
  • 61980 to 1989
  • 291970 to 1979
  • 27Before 1970

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: 3,812
  • One, attached: 14
  • Two: 27
  • 3 or 4: 118
  • 5 to 9: 19
  • 10 to 19: 2
  • 20 or more: 4
  • Mobile homes: 1,846
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 24

Housing units in Meigs County with a mortgage: 1,747 (24 second mortgage, 202 home equity loan, 19 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,101

Here:

33.3% with mortgage
State:

58.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Meigs County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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:

  • 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 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1568: October 07, 2004, FEMA Id: 1568, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 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 and Flooding, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 26, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1456: March 20, 2003, FEMA Id: 1456, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: November 09, 2002 to November 12, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1441: November 13, 2002, FEMA Id: 1441, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Tennessee Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 23, 2002 to March 20, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1408: April 05, 2002, FEMA Id: 1408, Natural disaster type: Storm, 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 Ice Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 09, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1010: February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: 1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
  • 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
  • 2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Meigs 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: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Meigs

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,700 (86.2%)
  • Carpooled: 142 (7.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 45 (2.3%)
  • Walked: 5 (0.3%)
  • Worked at home: 75 (3.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (18%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (19%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Venezuela (52%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (22%)
  • Austria (17%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (8%)
  • France (7%)
  • Netherlands (4%)
  • Germany (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Meigs County


  • American (43%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (6%)
  • English (6%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Dutch (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $51,491.

10.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($47,778 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.17%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
7.84% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($30,224 average AGI)
2.33% relocated from other states ($17,554 average AGI)
Meigs County:

2.33%
Tennessee average:

3.48%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from McMinn County, TN  2.09% ($34,163 average AGI)
from Bradley County, TN  1.77% ($36,342)
from Hamilton County, TN  1.48% ($47,639)
from Rhea County, TN  0.56% ($41,870)


8.21% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,852 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.21%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.95% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($32,387 average AGI)
1.27% relocated to other states ($7,465 average AGI)
Meigs County:

1.27%
Tennessee average:

2.95%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McMinn County, TN  2.31% ($34,591 average AGI)
to Bradley County, TN  1.46% ($30,186)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.99% ($64,025)
to Rhea County, TN  0.52% ($47,619)

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 population 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
Population without health insurance coverage in Meigs County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Meigs County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Meigs County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Meigs County
Population under 19 years 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 Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in 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: 678
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,064

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 10
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 34

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

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 12,042
  • In family households: 10,174 (1,864 male householders, 1,587 female householders)
    2,850 spouses, 2,544 children (2,325 natural, 75 adopted, 144 stepchildren), 515 grandchildren, 73 brothers or sisters, 129 parents, 194 other relatives, 418 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,744 (794 male householders (688 living alone)), 647 female householders (560 living alone)), 304 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 122

Size of family households: 1,703 2-persons, 724 3-persons, 536 4-persons, 307 5-persons, 98 6-persons, 83 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,245 1-person, 152 2-persons, 22 4-persons, 31 6-persons.

1,283 married couples with children.
484 single-parent households (98 men, 386 women).

98.3% of residents of Meigs speak English at home.
1.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (59% speak English very well, 10% speak English well, 31% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very 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 ($6,393 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:

5.7
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.5

Year house built in Meigs County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Meigs County, Tennessee
  • 2462014 or later
  • 1852010 to 2013
  • 1,2272000 to 2009
  • 1,4711990 to 1999
  • 1,0271980 to 1989
  • 9871970 to 1979
  • 3421960 to 1969
  • 2281950 to 1959
  • 1321940 to 1949
  • 931939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Meigs County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Meigs County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Meigs County, Tennessee
  • 41 room
  • 862 rooms
  • 813 rooms
  • 5184 rooms
  • 9605 rooms
  • 9596 rooms
  • 5617 rooms
  • 3328 rooms
  • 3069+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meigs County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meigs County, Tennessee
  • 141 room
  • 92 rooms
  • 1893 rooms
  • 2754 rooms
  • 3435 rooms
  • 846 rooms
  • 1037 rooms
  • 298 rooms
  • 09+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Meigs County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Meigs County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Meigs County, Tennessee
  • 11no bedroom
  • 1211 bedroom
  • 9482 bedrooms
  • 2,1343 bedrooms
  • 5384 bedrooms
  • 465+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meigs County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Meigs County, Tennessee
  • 14no bedroom
  • 571 bedroom
  • 4812 bedrooms
  • 4353 bedrooms
  • 214 bedrooms
  • 315+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Meigs County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Meigs County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Meigs County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 131no vehicle
  • 8371 vehicle
  • 1,5612 vehicles
  • 9183 vehicles
  • 2684 vehicles
  • 1105+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Meigs County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Meigs County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 123no vehicle
  • 5411 vehicle
  • 3012 vehicles
  • 453 vehicles
  • 154 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

91.0% of Meigs County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 29% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 68% lived in Tennessee.

Meigs County:

91.0%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 8,187
  • Other state: 3,654
  • Northeast: 527
  • Midwest: 1,027
  • South: 1,769
  • West: 333
Year householders moved into unit in Meigs County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Meigs County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 78.1%Electricity
  • 9.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.6%Utility gas
  • 5.0%Wood
  • 0.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 91.6%Electricity
  • 4.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.4%Wood
  • 0.8%Utility gas

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 48
Here:

4.4%
Tennessee:

11.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 104
Here:

14.3%
Tennessee:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 67
Here:

35.8%
Tennessee:

22.4%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Meigs County government finances - Expenditure in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $148,000
  • Charges - Other: $744,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $717,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $2,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $535,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $345,000
    Police Protection: $108,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,804,000
    Regular Highways: $1,032,000
    Police Protection: $859,000
    Correctional Institutions: $599,000
    Health - Other: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    General - Other: $426,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $414,000
    Central Staff Services: $305,000
    Solid Waste Management: $289,000
    General Public Buildings: $286,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $107,000
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000
    Libraries: $45,000
    Corrections - Other: $26,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $61,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $233,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $314,000
    Education: $200,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,550,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,765,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $860,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $189,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $173,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $119,000
    Sale of Property: $35,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $828,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $317,000
    Regular Highways: $197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000
    Police Protection: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,836,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,896,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $12,759,000
    Highways: $1,652,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,620,000
    Other: $221,000
    Health and Hospitals: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,790,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $885,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $118,000
    Other Selective Sales: $67,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $35,000
    Other License: $22,000
    Severance: $14,000
    Public Utility License: $5,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,231,000

Meigs County government finances - Revenue in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $148,000
  • Charges - Other: $744,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $717,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $2,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $535,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $345,000
    Police Protection: $108,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,804,000
    Regular Highways: $1,032,000
    Police Protection: $859,000
    Correctional Institutions: $599,000
    Health - Other: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    General - Other: $426,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $414,000
    Central Staff Services: $305,000
    Solid Waste Management: $289,000
    General Public Buildings: $286,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $107,000
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000
    Libraries: $45,000
    Corrections - Other: $26,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $61,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $233,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $314,000
    Education: $200,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,550,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,765,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $860,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $189,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $173,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $119,000
    Sale of Property: $35,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $828,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $317,000
    Regular Highways: $197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000
    Police Protection: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,836,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,896,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $12,759,000
    Highways: $1,652,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,620,000
    Other: $221,000
    Health and Hospitals: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,790,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $885,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $118,000
    Other Selective Sales: $67,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $35,000
    Other License: $22,000
    Severance: $14,000
    Public Utility License: $5,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,231,000

Meigs County government finances - Debt in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $148,000
  • Charges - Other: $744,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $717,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $2,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $535,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $345,000
    Police Protection: $108,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,804,000
    Regular Highways: $1,032,000
    Police Protection: $859,000
    Correctional Institutions: $599,000
    Health - Other: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    General - Other: $426,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $414,000
    Central Staff Services: $305,000
    Solid Waste Management: $289,000
    General Public Buildings: $286,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $107,000
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000
    Libraries: $45,000
    Corrections - Other: $26,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $61,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $233,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $314,000
    Education: $200,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,550,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,765,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $860,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $189,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $173,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $119,000
    Sale of Property: $35,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $828,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $317,000
    Regular Highways: $197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000
    Police Protection: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,836,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,896,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $12,759,000
    Highways: $1,652,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,620,000
    Other: $221,000
    Health and Hospitals: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,790,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $885,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $118,000
    Other Selective Sales: $67,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $35,000
    Other License: $22,000
    Severance: $14,000
    Public Utility License: $5,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,231,000

Meigs County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $148,000
  • Charges - Other: $744,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $717,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $2,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $535,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $345,000
    Police Protection: $108,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $14,804,000
    Regular Highways: $1,032,000
    Police Protection: $859,000
    Correctional Institutions: $599,000
    Health - Other: $557,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    General - Other: $426,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $414,000
    Central Staff Services: $305,000
    Solid Waste Management: $289,000
    General Public Buildings: $286,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $107,000
    Parks and Recreation: $90,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $54,000
    Local Fire Protection: $49,000
    Libraries: $45,000
    Corrections - Other: $26,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $149,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $61,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $233,000
    Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $5,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Health - Other: $21,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $314,000
    Education: $200,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,550,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,765,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $860,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $75,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $189,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $173,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $119,000
    Sale of Property: $35,000
    Interest Earnings: $13,000
    Rents: $7,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $828,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $317,000
    Regular Highways: $197,000
    Correctional Institutions: $22,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $18,000
    Police Protection: $18,000
    Financial Administration: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,836,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,896,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $12,759,000
    Highways: $1,652,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,620,000
    Other: $221,000
    Health and Hospitals: $87,000
    Public Welfare: $16,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,790,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $885,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $118,000
    Other Selective Sales: $67,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $35,000
    Other License: $22,000
    Severance: $14,000
    Public Utility License: $5,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $12,231,000

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
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