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Rhea County, Tennessee (TN)

County population in 2019: 33,303 (32% urban, 68% rural); it was 28,400 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 4,811
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,903
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 8,431
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,562 (it was 2,753 in 2000)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

32%

Land area: 316 sq. mi.

Water area: 20.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 105 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Rhea County: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (16.9%), Construction (12.9%), Manufacturing (11.9%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (10.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 61%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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  • Races in Rhea County, TN (2019)
    • 29,949105.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,7316.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 7532.7%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 5762.0%Two or more races
    • 1660.6%Asian alone
    • 440.2%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
Median resident age:

39.2 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years
Males: 16,475  (49.5%)
Females: 16,828  (50.5%)
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Average household size:
Rhea County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,383 ($30,418 in 1999)
This county:

$44,383
Tennessee:

$56,071

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $512 (lower quartile is $371, upper quartile is $631)
This county:

$512
State:

$716


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $140,711 (it was $70,100 in 2000)
Rhea:

$140,711
Tennessee:

$191,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $83,637 - $233,680

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $219,330
Here:

$219,330
State:

$260,661

Townhouses or other attached units: $185,643
Here:

$185,643
State:

$241,796

Mobile homes: $110,089
Here:

$110,089
State:

$90,685

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,102
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $356

Institutionalized population: 345

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 7
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 33
  • Burglaries: 53
  • Thefts: 235
  • Auto thefts: 32
Rhea County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 112 buildings, average cost: $82,900
  • 1998: 144 buildings, average cost: $92,400
  • 1999: 146 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 2000: 122 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2001: 133 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 2002: 145 buildings, average cost: $114,400
  • 2003: 197 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2004: 178 buildings, average cost: $129,800
  • 2005: 129 buildings, average cost: $144,600
  • 2006: 160 buildings, average cost: $149,900
  • 2007: 134 buildings, average cost: $141,200
  • 2008: 98 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2009: 57 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2010: 52 buildings, average cost: $64,900
  • 2011: 44 buildings, average cost: $92,200
  • 2012: 44 buildings, average cost: $99,700
  • 2013: 75 buildings, average cost: $141,100
  • 2014: 50 buildings, average cost: $209,200
  • 2015: 12 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2016: 69 buildings, average cost: $156,400
  • 2017: 95 buildings, average cost: $171,400
  • 2018: 101 buildings, average cost: $174,400
  • 2019: 201 buildings, average cost: $107,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Rhea, TN residents
Average permit cost in Rhea, TN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $787 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $670 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Rhea, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Rhea, TN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Rhea, TN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 17.6%
Rhea County:

17.6%
Tennessee:

13.9%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.7% for Black residents, 32.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 71.8% for American Indian residents, 11.9% for other race residents, 69.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 39.2 years old
(Males: 38.0 years old, Females: 40.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.1 years old, Black residents: 34.4 years old, American Indian residents: 32.0 years old, Asian residents: 21.1 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21.6 years old, Other race residents: 21.5 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Rhea County is $368 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $611 a month.

Cities in this county include: Dayton, Spring City, Graysville.

Rhea County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Rhea County: Stanford Farms (A), Bible Hill (B), Moss Rest (C), Pine Tree Country Club (D), Henderson County Fire Department Station 10 (E), Henderson County Fire Department Station 11 (F), Henderson County Fire Department Station 8 (G), Henderson County Fire Department Station 1 (H), Henderson County Fire Department Station 2 (I), Henderson County Fire Department Station 6 (J), Henderson County Fire Department Station 9 (K), Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry Natchez Trace (L). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rhea County include: Fairview Church (A), Smith Chapel (B), Wildersville Baptist Church (C), Rock Springs Methodist Church (D), Rock Hill Missionary Baptist Church (E), Poplar Springs Methodist Church (F), Pleasant Hill Church (G), Pleasant Hill Baptist Church (H), Palestine Cumberland Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Horn Cemetery (1), Scott Cemetery (2), Jones Cemetery (3), Wallace Cemetery (4), Jower Cemetery (5), Oak Grove Cemetery (6), White Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Milam Pond (A), Dogwood Lake (B), Redbud Lake (C), Susan Branch Lake (D), Pine Lake (E), Elon Douglas Lake (F), Cub Creek Lake (G), Berry Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lost Creek (A), Little Cub Creek (B), Little Creek (C), Little Beaver Creek (D), Lick Creek (E), Lacy Branch (F), King Creek (G), Hayes Branch (H), Harmon Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Rhea County: Natchez Trace State Resort Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Kern County, California , Edgecombe County, North Carolina , Lenoir County, North Carolina , Maury County , Wayne County, North Carolina .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.1%
Tennessee:

5.0%

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

Current college students: 1,202
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 17.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 927 (26.3% naturalized citizens)

Rhea County:

2.8%
Whole state:

5.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 2772010 or later
  • 3792000 to 2009
  • 1441990 to 1999
  • 791980 to 1989
  • 121970 to 1979
  • 91Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 74.5%

Rhea County marital status for males Rhea County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,168
  • One, attached: 167
  • Two: 529
  • 3 or 4: 560
  • 5 to 9: 222
  • 10 to 19: 43
  • 20 or more: 29
  • Mobile homes: 3,070

Housing units in Rhea County with a mortgage: 4,124 (35 second mortgage, 120 home equity loan, 12 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,809

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

58.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Rhea County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant12,30761
Mainline Protestant2,44115
Catholic4001
Black Protestant3683
Other1752
None16,118-
Rhea 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: 6
Rhea County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.33 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
This county:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Rhea County:

6.60 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

4.95 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Rhea County:

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Rhea County:

31.3%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.8%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Rhea County:

Average size of farms: 134 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $39,140
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $449.53
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.63%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $19,482
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 28.93%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $37,755
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.09%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 21.82
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 2.26%
Corn for grain: 287 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 372 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,427 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Rhea County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 951852.6 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 52 fatalities and 311 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 3/21/1952, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado killed 38 people and injured 157 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rhea County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 112% greater 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.8 miles away from Rhea County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 56.9 miles away from the county center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 11.9 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 189.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from Rhea 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) earthquake occurred 256.6 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 Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4514, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, And Mudslides, Incident Period: February 19, 2019 - March 30, 2019, FEMA Id: 4427, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Tennessee Severe Storms, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: May 27, 2017 - May 28, 2017, FEMA Id: 4320, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Wind
  • 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Associated Flooding, Incident Period: April 25, 2011 to April 28, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1974: May 01, 2011, FEMA Id: 1974, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • 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 Chattanooga Complex Fire, Incident Period: November 03, 2001, Fire Management Assistance Declared: November 03, 2001, FEMA Id: 2387, Natural disaster type: Fire
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Rhea County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Rhea

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 11,492 (84.1%)
  • Carpooled: 1,177 (8.6%)
  • Bus: 21 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 117 (0.9%)
  • Walked: 305 (2.2%)
  • Worked at home: 509 (3.7%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (46%)
  • Guatemala (19%)
  • India (5%)
  • Greece (4%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (3%)
  • Ecuador (3%)
  • France (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Rhea County


  • American (30%)
  • English (8%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • German (5%)
  • European (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 406 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 270 people in nursing homes
  • 66 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 52 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 34 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 15 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 12 people in other group homes

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

  • 549 people in college/university student housing
  • 253 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 92 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 20 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 7 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 3 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $50,072.

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,840 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Tennessee average:

7.15%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.05% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($17,970 average AGI)
2.33% relocated from other states ($18,870 average AGI)
Rhea 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 Hamilton County, TN  1.56% ($42,146 average AGI)
from Bledsoe County, TN  0.42% ($26,043)
from Bradley County, TN  0.29% ($38,219)
from Roane County, TN  0.23% ($55,240)
from Cumberland County, TN  0.20% ($23,227)
from Meigs County, TN  0.19% ($47,619)


6.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,905 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Tennessee average:

6.65%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.85% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($22,782 average AGI)
2.23% relocated to other states ($18,123 average AGI)
Rhea County:

2.23%
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 Hamilton County, TN  1.40% ($32,248 average AGI)
to Bledsoe County, TN  0.43% ($22,340)
to Roane County, TN  0.26% ($45,414)
to Bradley County, TN  0.24% ($58,538)
to Knox County, TN  0.21% ($47,696)
to Meigs County, TN  0.21% ($41,870)
to Cumberland County, TN  0.20% ($29,318)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.9

Births per 1000 population in Rhea County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Rhea County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 8.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Rhea County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 5.5%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Rhea County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Rhea County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rhea County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rhea County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Rhea County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Rhea County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 5,646 (4,381 aged, 1,265 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 648 (9%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Rhea County, Tennessee in 1999 - 2019:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (678)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (577)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (445)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (418)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (208)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (195)
  • Unspecified dementia (134)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (96)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (85)
  • Congestive heart failure (22)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 3.36
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 3,910
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 440
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 30,367

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,444
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,029

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 32
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 84

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 7

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 137.0. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 102.8
  • Other - 34.3

Household type by relationship:

Households: 33,303
  • Male householders: 6,226 (1,696 living alone), Female householders: 6,218 (1,841 living alone)
  • 6,221 spouses (6,158 opposite-sex spouses), 660 unmarried partners, (575 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 9,067 children (7,922 natural, 422 adopted, 729 stepchildren), 1,870 grandchildren, 113 brothers or sisters, 231 parents, 0 foster children, 769 other relatives, 1,041 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 916

Size of family households: 4,014 2-persons, 2,087 3-persons, 1,367 4-persons, 440 5-persons, 273 6-persons, 153 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,538 1-person, 411 2-persons, 81 3-persons, 30 4-persons, 18 5-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

4,006 married couples with children.
1,845 single-parent households (898 men, 947 women).

95.0% of residents of Rhea speak English at home.
4.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (44% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (39% speak English very well, 61% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (57% speak English very well, 43% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $250,338,000 ($8,403 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,121,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $81,937,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $42,880,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $760,000
Federal grants: $50,094,000
Federal procurement contracts: $4,485,000 ($463,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $70,182,000 ($691,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $4,054,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $8,521,000
Federal Government insurance: $17,424,000

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

Births: 2,076
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,596
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +58
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,013
Here:

+34 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Rhea County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 3.50 millions of gallons per day (23% from ground, 77% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Rhea County, Tennessee
  • Year house built in Rhea County, Tennessee
  • 6442014 or later
  • 5642010 to 2013
  • 2,5822000 to 2009
  • 2,7981990 to 1999
  • 2,8531980 to 1989
  • 2,5591970 to 1979
  • 1,1651960 to 1969
  • 7141950 to 1959
  • 4751940 to 1949
  • 5171939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Rhea County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rhea County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Rhea County, Tennessee
  • 01 room
  • 282 rooms
  • 1993 rooms
  • 1,1634 rooms
  • 1,9225 rooms
  • 1,7286 rooms
  • 1,4747 rooms
  • 1,0988 rooms
  • 1,2659+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rhea County, Tennessee
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rhea County, Tennessee
  • 671 room
  • 652 rooms
  • 3573 rooms
  • 1,0254 rooms
  • 1,1175 rooms
  • 5076 rooms
  • 1787 rooms
  • 878 rooms
  • 1139+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Rhea County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rhea County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Rhea County, Tennessee
  • 0no bedroom
  • 1271 bedroom
  • 1,8372 bedrooms
  • 5,0373 bedrooms
  • 1,4954 bedrooms
  • 3305+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rhea County, Tennessee
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Rhea County, Tennessee
  • 66no bedroom
  • 2891 bedroom
  • 1,6602 bedrooms
  • 1,2633 bedrooms
  • 1844 bedrooms
  • 855+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Rhea County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Rhea County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rhea County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 148no vehicle
  • 1,9781 vehicle
  • 3,4792 vehicles
  • 1,9383 vehicles
  • 7984 vehicles
  • 5945+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Rhea County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Rhea County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 530no vehicle
  • 1,5631 vehicle
  • 9812 vehicles
  • 3083 vehicles
  • 934 vehicles
  • 885+ vehicles

83.8% of Rhea County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 74% lived in Tennessee.

Rhea County:

83.8%
State average:

85.5%

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

  • This state: 23,250
  • Other state: 8,911
  • Northeast: 987
  • Midwest: 3,080
  • South: 3,963
  • West: 858
Year householders moved into unit in Rhea County, TN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Rhea County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 53.1%Electricity
  • 40.2%Utility gas
  • 3.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 0.3%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 72.9%Electricity
  • 23.9%Utility gas
  • 1.9%Wood
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 245
Here:

7.3%
Tennessee:

13.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 154
Here:

9.2%
Tennessee:

13.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 448
Here:

32.0%
Tennessee:

23.1%

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

Rhea County government finances - Expenditure in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,734,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $20,005,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,881,000
    Solid Waste Management: $291,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $215,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,385,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $38,009,000
    Hospitals: $18,607,000
    General - Other: $6,391,000
    Police Protection: $2,180,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,000,000
    Correctional Institutions: $990,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $906,000
    Central Staff Services: $637,000
    Financial Administration: $520,000
    Solid Waste Management: $425,000
    Health - Other: $373,000
    Local Fire Protection: $285,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $37,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $56,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $568,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,280,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,029,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,173,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $856,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $261,000
    Interest Earnings: $109,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $91,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $802,000
    Hospitals: $130,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,402,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $22,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,407,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $29,854,000
    Public Welfare: $1,641,000
    Highways: $496,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,229,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,790,000
    Other Selective Sales: $414,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $320,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $265,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $140,000
    Other License: $66,000
    Severance: $50,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,263,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $194,000

Rhea County government finances - Revenue in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,734,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $20,005,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,881,000
    Solid Waste Management: $291,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $215,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,385,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $38,009,000
    Hospitals: $18,607,000
    General - Other: $6,391,000
    Police Protection: $2,180,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,000,000
    Correctional Institutions: $990,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $906,000
    Central Staff Services: $637,000
    Financial Administration: $520,000
    Solid Waste Management: $425,000
    Health - Other: $373,000
    Local Fire Protection: $285,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $37,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $56,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $568,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,280,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,029,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,173,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $856,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $261,000
    Interest Earnings: $109,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $91,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $802,000
    Hospitals: $130,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,402,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $22,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,407,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $29,854,000
    Public Welfare: $1,641,000
    Highways: $496,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,229,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,790,000
    Other Selective Sales: $414,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $320,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $265,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $140,000
    Other License: $66,000
    Severance: $50,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,263,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $194,000

Rhea County government finances - Debt in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,734,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $20,005,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,881,000
    Solid Waste Management: $291,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $215,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,385,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $38,009,000
    Hospitals: $18,607,000
    General - Other: $6,391,000
    Police Protection: $2,180,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,000,000
    Correctional Institutions: $990,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $906,000
    Central Staff Services: $637,000
    Financial Administration: $520,000
    Solid Waste Management: $425,000
    Health - Other: $373,000
    Local Fire Protection: $285,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $37,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $56,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $568,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,280,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,029,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,173,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $856,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $261,000
    Interest Earnings: $109,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $91,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $802,000
    Hospitals: $130,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,402,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $22,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,407,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $29,854,000
    Public Welfare: $1,641,000
    Highways: $496,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,229,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,790,000
    Other Selective Sales: $414,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $320,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $265,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $140,000
    Other License: $66,000
    Severance: $50,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,263,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $194,000

Rhea County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,734,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $20,005,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $1,881,000
    Solid Waste Management: $291,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $215,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $2,385,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $38,009,000
    Hospitals: $18,607,000
    General - Other: $6,391,000
    Police Protection: $2,180,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,000,000
    Correctional Institutions: $990,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $906,000
    Central Staff Services: $637,000
    Financial Administration: $520,000
    Solid Waste Management: $425,000
    Health - Other: $373,000
    Local Fire Protection: $285,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $37,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $56,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $568,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $4,280,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Education: $11,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $19,029,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $18,173,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $856,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $261,000
    Interest Earnings: $109,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $91,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $802,000
    Hospitals: $130,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $22,402,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $22,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,407,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $29,854,000
    Public Welfare: $1,641,000
    Highways: $496,000
  • Tax - Property: $14,229,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,790,000
    Other Selective Sales: $414,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $320,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $265,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $140,000
    Other License: $66,000
    Severance: $50,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $3,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $22,263,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $194,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,009
  • Number of aged recipients: 78
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 931
  • Number of recipients under 18: 88
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 700
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 221
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 380
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 455
Most common first names in Rhea County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James27170.5 years
William20372.6 years
John19573.5 years
Mary16677.1 years
Robert14772.1 years
Charles11571.1 years
George9372.9 years
Thomas7073.0 years
Ruth5579.2 years
Roy5074.8 years
Most common last names in Rhea County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16574.0 years
Reed8374.4 years
Morgan8273.2 years
Brown6773.6 years
Roberts6273.6 years
Johnson5873.0 years
Harris5675.0 years
Thurman5670.9 years
Clark5274.6 years
Miller4677.2 years
Businesses in Rhea County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware2MasterBrand Cabinets2
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's3
Arby's1Nike1
Best Western1Papa John's Pizza1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
FedEx2Rite Aid1
Ford1SONIC Drive-In1
GameStop1Sears1
Goodwill2Subway3
H&R Block1T-Mobile2
Holiday Inn1Taco Bell1
Howard Johnson1U-Haul2
Jones New York1UPS1
KFC1Vans1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Little Caesars Pizza1Walmart1
Long John Silver's1Wendy's1
Lowe's1YMCA1