Moore County, Tennessee (TN)

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County population in 2012: 6,339 (0% urban, 100% rural); it was 5,740 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,119
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 962
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 1,850
Renter-occupied apartments: 411 (it was 361 in 2000)
% of renters here:

16%
State:

32%

Land area: 129 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 50 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Moore County: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Construction (33.0%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (26.2%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (18.4%), Educational, health and social services (13.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 53%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 33%
  • Unpaid family work: 14%
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Races in Moore County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.9%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.0%)
Median resident age:  43.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 3,129  (44.7%)
Females: 3,233  (55.3%)
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Moore County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Moore County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $46,168 ($36,591 in 1999)

This county:

$46168
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $449 (lower quartile is $387, upper quartile is $518)
This county:

$449
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $136,268 (it was $89,700 in 2000)
Moore:

$136,268
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,576 - $207,807

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $167,979
Here:

$167,979
State:

$193,341

Mobile homes: $56,947
Here:

$56,947
State:

$62,485
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $875
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $329

Institutionalized population: 99

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


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

Moore County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 70 buildings, average cost: $84,400
  • 2001: 47 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2002: 38 buildings, average cost: $83,500
  • 2003: 44 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2004: 47 buildings, average cost: $117,300
  • 2007: 50 buildings, average cost: $110,300
  • 2008: 34 buildings, average cost: $144,200
  • 2009: 29 buildings, average cost: $147,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results


Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $792 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $738 (0.5%)

Moore County household income distribution in 2009 Moore County home values distribution Moore County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.2%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Black residents, 12.5% for American Indian residents, 74.4% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.3%
Moore County:

13.3%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(12.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.5% for Black residents, 7.7% for American Indian residents, 76.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 46 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 55 years old, American Indian residents: 44 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 15 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Moore County is $404 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $483 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $638 a month.

Cities in this county include: Lynchburg, Bakerstown.

Moore 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: Bedford County , Coffee County , Franklin County , Lincoln County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.8%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 245
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 76.6%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 55 (85% naturalized citizens)

Moore County:

1.0%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 8
  • 1975 to 1979: 9
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 7
  • 1965 to 1969: 31

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 35.5%

Moore County marital status for males Moore County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Moore County with a mortgage: 437 (49 second mortgage, 19 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 478

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Moore County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant1,4499
Mainline Protestant5757
Black Protestant1791
Other3-
Catholic--
None4,156-
Moore 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 convenience stores (with gas): 2
Moore County:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
This county:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Moore County:

12.2%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Moore County:

29.7%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

6.2%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Moore County:

Average size of farms: 162 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $24,908
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $47.87
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.55%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $21,151
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $35,133
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.83%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.29
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.26%
Corn for grain: 763 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 1150 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Moore County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 12912807.2 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Moore 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 68.5 miles away from Moore 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 234.9 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 139.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 139.4 miles away from the 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 202.9 miles away from Moore 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) earthquake occurred 242.3 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:


The number of natural disasters in Moore County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

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

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

  • Canada (38%)
  • Germany (35%)
  • Korea (16%)
  • Other Northern Europe (11%)

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

  • United States or American (40%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (9%)
  • English (9%)
  • Scottish (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Moore County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,405 (89%)
  • Carpooled: 173 (6%)
  • Walked: 30 (1%)
  • Other means: 6 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 93 (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

  • 80 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 9 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 7 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 77 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 22 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,099.

6.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.49%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.91% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($22,257 average AGI)
1.58% relocated from other states ($8,980 average AGI)
Moore County:

1.58%
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 Coffee County, TN  1.62% ($25,811 average AGI)
from Bedford County, TN  0.92% ($24,381)
from Lincoln County, TN  0.79% ($21,778)
from Franklin County, TN  0.57% ($52,077)


5.70% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($36,837 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.70%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.29% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($22,372 average AGI)
1.41% relocated to other states ($14,465 average AGI)
Moore County:

1.41%
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 Coffee County, TN  1.24% ($17,250 average AGI)
to Bedford County, TN  0.71% ($37,313)
to Lincoln County, TN  0.66% ($32,867)
to Franklin County, TN  0.49% ($41,455)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.49% ($31,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Births per 1000 population in Moore County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 9.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Moore County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Moore County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 569 (491 aged, 78 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 879.810
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 863.210

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,258

Size of family households: 897 2-persons, 415 3-persons, 300 4-persons, 152 5-persons, 52 6-persons, 25 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 563 1-person, 74 2-persons, 8 3-persons, 6 4-persons.

975 married couples with children.
219 single-parent households (70 men, 149 women).

99.2% of residents of Moore County speak English at home.
0.2% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 56% speak English not well).
0.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (67% speak English very well, 33% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $19,054,000 ($3187 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $900,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $9,692,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $5,632,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $35,000
Federal grants: $2,732,000
Federal procurement contracts: $586,000 ($487,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $377,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $0,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $533,000
Federal Government insurance: $626,000

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

Births: 284
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 263
Here:

44 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +273
Here:

+45 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Moore County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.55 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 0
  • 2000 to 2004: 598
  • 1990 to 1999: 687
  • 1980 to 1989: 320
  • 1970 to 1979: 495
  • 1960 to 1969: 202
  • 1950 to 1959: 285
  • 1940 to 1949: 167
  • 1939 or earlier: 157
Rooms in houses/apartments in Moore County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 6
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 50
  • 4 rooms: 161
  • 5 rooms: 362
  • 6 rooms: 477
  • 7 rooms: 379
  • 8 rooms: 246
  • 9+ rooms: 169
  • 1 room: 7
  • 2 rooms: 23
  • 3 rooms: 17
  • 4 rooms: 136
  • 5 rooms: 69
  • 6 rooms: 56
  • 7 rooms: 42
  • 8 rooms: 5
  • 9+ rooms: 6
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Moore County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 346
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,029
  • 4 bedrooms: 404
  • 5+ bedrooms: 65
  • no bedroom: 7
  • 1 bedroom: 58
  • 2 bedrooms: 130
  • 3 bedrooms: 155
  • 4 bedrooms: 11
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Moore County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 47
  • 1 vehicle: 410
  • 2 vehicles: 808
  • 3 vehicles: 365
  • 4 vehicles: 180
  • 5+ vehicles: 40
  • no vehicle: 37
  • 1 vehicle: 149
  • 2 vehicles: 129
  • 3 vehicles: 46
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

67% of Moore County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 77% lived in Tennessee.

Moore County:

67.0%
State average:

54.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $63,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Moore County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (44.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (35.9%)
  • Wood (9.6%)
  • Utility gas (9.2%)
  • Other fuel (0.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (0.5%)
  • Electricity (48.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27.7%)
  • Utility gas (15.5%)
  • Wood (8.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 21
Here:

3.2%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 5
Here:

1.7%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 34
Here:

17.1%
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)

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)