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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. 2012 cost of living index in Moore County: 81.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (23.7%), Manufacturing (21.7%), Retail trade (12.7%), Professional,scientific,management,administrative,and waste management services (10.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 14%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 12%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Moore County, Tennessee:


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 2009: $41,990 ($36,591 in 1999)
This county:

$41990
Tennessee:

$41725

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $383 (lower quartile is $254, upper quartile is $459)
This county:

$383
State:

$532


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $130,355 (it was $89,700 in 2000)
Moore County:

$130,355
Tennessee:

$137,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $68,598 - $214,421

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $250,793
Here:

$250,793
State:

$188,484

Mobile homes: $38,285
Here:

$38,285
State:

$44,109
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,057
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $309

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:

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 2009: $419 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $664 (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 2009: 13.3%
(13.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 11.8% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 6.2% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 43 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 44 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 49 years old, American Indian residents: 52 years old, Asian residents: 46 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20 years old, Other race residents: 18 years old)

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

9.6%
Whole state:

13.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This county:

3.6%
Whole state:

5.8%

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 .

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


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:

47.8% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.29%
Here54.3%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 3,116
Total congregations: 24

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionDuck River and Kindred Baptists AssociationsUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents752 (24.1%)663 (21.3%)661 (21.2%)659 (21.1%)381 (12.2%)
Congregations3 (12.5%)5 (20.8%)7 (29.2%)6 (25.0%)3 (12.5%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Moore County - Lynchburg, Bakerstown

Food Environment Statistics:




Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
This county:

3.28 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Moore County:

6.55 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

12.2%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.7%
Tennessee:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Moore County:

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 2.1 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Moore County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 89% 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 the county center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 89.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/19/2007 at 18:16:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 66.1 miles away from Moore County center
On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 53.8 miles away from the county center
On 3/21/2001 at 23:35:35, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 1.9 mi) earthquake occurred 59.8 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:


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 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Beverage and tobacco products (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Personal and laundry services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)

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




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





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:

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $46,673.

7.45% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,797 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.45%
Tennessee average:

7.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.75% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($25,348 average AGI)
1.70% relocated from other states ($8,449 average AGI)
Moore County:

1.70%
Tennessee average:

3.80%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Coffee County, TN  1.98% ($33,071 average AGI)
from Franklin County, TN  1.32% ($23,964)
from Bedford County, TN  0.80% ($32,471)
from Lincoln County, TN  0.61% ($23,231)


7.80% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,120 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.80%
Tennessee average:

6.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
5.55% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($20,271 average AGI)
2.26% relocated to other states ($10,849 average AGI)
Moore County:

2.26%
Tennessee average:

2.97%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Coffee County, TN  1.60% ($25,706 average AGI)
to Franklin County, TN  1.08% ($38,261)
to Bedford County, TN  0.80% ($37,235)
to Lincoln County, TN  0.66% ($21,714)

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 in Moore County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 9.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 0.0

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.

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

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 (Noninst.)


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Moore County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Moore County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)



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