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Scott County, Tennessee (TN)


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County population in 2012: 22,173 (19% urban, 81% rural); it was 21,127 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,503
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,914
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 6,279
Renter-occupied apartments: 2,254 (it was 1,924 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

32%

Land area: 532 sq. mi.
Water area: 1.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 42 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Scott County: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (24.5%), Manufacturing (18.8%), Retail trade (12.3%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Scott County, Tennessee:


Median resident age:  38.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years

Males: 10,911  (46.9%)
Females: 11,317  (53.1%)

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Scott County,TN real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Scott County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $27,647 ($24,093 in 1999)
This county:

$27647
Tennessee:

$41725

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $342 (lower quartile is $223, upper quartile is $439)
This county:

$342
State:

$532


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $77,572 (it was $51,100 in 2000)
Scott County:

$77,572
Tennessee:

$137,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $44,490 - $128,305

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $160,455
Here:

$160,455
State:

$188,484

Townhouses or other attached units: $21,563
Here:

$21,563
State:

$164,698

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $99,602
Here:

$99,602
State:

$140,531

Mobile homes: $45,438
Here:

$45,438
State:

$44,109
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $976
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $232

Institutionalized population: 256

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):


Scott County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $405 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $406 (0.6%)


Scott County household income distribution in 2009 Scott County home values distribution


Scott County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 24.2%
(23.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 92.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.1% for American Indian residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 8.6% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 38 years old
(Males: 37 years old, Females: 39 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 38 years old, Black residents: 19 years old, American Indian residents: 31 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23 years old, Other race residents: 19 years old)

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

20.2%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

6.2%
Whole state:

5.8%

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Scott County is $389 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $609 a month.

Cities in this county include: Oneida, Robbins, Norma, Huntsville, Winfield, Helenwood, Elgin.

Scott County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Local government website: www.scottcounty.com

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Scott County: Charit Creek Campground (A), Sterling Siding (B), Goodman Siding (C), Bull Creek Station (D), Honey Creek Overlook (E), Bandy Creek Campground (F), Brimstone Siding (G), Pemberton Siding (H), Pine Hill Volunteer Fire Department (I), Sunbright Area Volunteer Fire Department (J), Oneida Rescue Squad (K), East 63 Volunteer Fire Department (L), Paint Rock Volunteer Fire Department (M), Seventh District Volunteer Fire Department (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Scott County include: Fairview Church (A), Smoky Creek Church (B), Bull Creek Baptist Church (C), Byrges Branch Baptist Church (D), Glenmary Baptist Church (E), Mountain View Baptist Church (F), New Haven Baptist Church (G), New River Baptist Church (H), Norma Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Strunk Cemetery (1), Sulphur Spring Cemetery (2), Sexton Cemetery (3), Todd Cemetery (4), Trammel Cemetery (5), Jergin Cemetery (6), Walker Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Cooper Pond (A), Brown Pond (B), West Pond (C), Conservation League Lake (D), Carter Lake (E), Newport Lake (F), Lays Lake (G), Laxton Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Macs Branch (A), Black Creek (B), Luce Branch (C), Low Gap Branch (D), Bills Branch (E), Lost Branch (F), Big Bull Creek (G), Little Bull Creek (H), Lick Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Anderson County , Campbell County , Fentress County , Morgan County , Pickett County , McCreary County, Kentucky , Wayne County, Kentucky .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 608
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 60.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 7.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 93 (46% naturalized citizens)

Scott County:

0.4%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 80.0%

Scott County marital status for males
Scott County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Scott County with a mortgage: 1,827 (95 second mortgage, 75 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,719

Here:

51.5% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 26.99%
Here27.0%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,703
Total congregations: 30

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents4,730 (82.9%)304 (5.3%)183 (3.2%)174 (3.1%)312 (5.5%)
Congregations19 (63.3%)2 (6.7%)2 (6.7%)2 (6.7%)5 (16.7%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Scott County - Oneida, Robbins, Norma, Huntsville, Winfield

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 5
This county:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Scott County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Scott County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
This county:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Scott County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.2%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

29.6%
Tennessee:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Scott County:

15.2%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Scott County:

Average size of farms: 117 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $19,759
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $37.06
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 95.50%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $16,397
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 20.53%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,541
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.59%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.92
Corn for grain: 92 harvested acres
Vegetables: 6 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Scott County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 1.3 times above overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 33 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 4/3/1974, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 21 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Scott County-area historical earthquake activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.2 miles away from the county center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 68.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 87.0 miles away from the county center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.7 miles away from Scott County center
On 9/17/2004 at 15:21:43, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 43.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Scott County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (17%)
  • Wood products (12%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Wood products (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (10%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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




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





Scott County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 6,382 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 1,089 (14%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 23 (0%)
  • Walked: 102 (1%)
  • Other means: 57 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 75 (1%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $33,319.

3.69% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($26,996 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.69%
Tennessee average:

7.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.36% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($9,761 average AGI)
2.33% relocated from other states ($17,235 average AGI)
Scott County:

2.33%
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 McCreary County, KY  0.45% ($14,133 average AGI)
from Campbell County, TN  0.31% ($24,524)
from Knox County, TN  0.19% ($36,308)


3.75% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,371 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.75%
Tennessee average:

6.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.12% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($17,518 average AGI)
1.63% relocated to other states ($13,853 average AGI)
Scott County:

1.63%
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 Knox County, TN  0.54% ($30,889 average AGI)
to Campbell County, TN  0.48% ($21,531)
to McCreary County, KY  0.36% ($20,917)
to Anderson County, TN  0.22% ($27,467)
to Morgan County, TN  0.16% ($39,545)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.8

Births per 1000 population in Scott County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Scott County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Scott County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 3,675 (2,342 aged, 1,333 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 4.58
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 13819.95
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 352.6
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 46739.63

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1362.720
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1074.630

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 9.98
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54.87

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 4.57

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 172.6. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

 

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 152.7
  • Other - 19.9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 21,964

Size of family households: 2,580 2-persons, 1,534 3-persons, 1,230 4-persons, 514 5-persons, 175 6-persons, 96 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 2,223 1-person, 275 2-persons, 25 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons.

98.5% of residents of Scott County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 34% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (76% speak English very well, 24% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (78% speak English very well, 22% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $260,452,000 ($11927 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $81,782,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $55,709,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $38,399,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $39,000
Federal grants: $56,387,000
Federal procurement contracts: $104,613,000 ($79,848,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $5,304,000 ($399,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $955,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $1,439,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,561,000

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

Births: 1,665
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 1,118
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +20
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +199
Here:

+9 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Scott County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.48 millions of gallons per day (4% from ground, 96% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.6
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Scott County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 47
  • 3 rooms: 198
  • 4 rooms: 962
  • 5 rooms: 1,719
  • 6 rooms: 1,492
  • 7 rooms: 979
  • 8 rooms: 419
  • 9+ rooms: 447
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 102
  • 3 rooms: 351
  • 4 rooms: 508
  • 5 rooms: 519
  • 6 rooms: 238
  • 7 rooms: 111
  • 8 rooms: 78
  • 9+ rooms: 8
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Scott County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 25
  • 1 bedroom: 181
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,747
  • 3 bedrooms: 3,379
  • 4 bedrooms: 811
  • 5+ bedrooms: 136
  • no bedroom: 11
  • 1 bedroom: 396
  • 2 bedrooms: 840
  • 3 bedrooms: 576
  • 4 bedrooms: 95
  • 5+ bedrooms: 6
Cars and other vehicles available in Scott County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 352
  • 1 vehicle: 1,673
  • 2 vehicles: 2,559
  • 3 vehicles: 1,177
  • 4 vehicles: 331
  • 5+ vehicles: 187
  • no vehicle: 241
  • 1 vehicle: 997
  • 2 vehicles: 488
  • 3 vehicles: 160
  • 4 vehicles: 14
  • 5+ vehicles: 24

66% of Scott County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 69% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 29% lived in Tennessee.

Scott County:

65.6%
State average:

54.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $42,500


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 2%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit:

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Scott County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (58.2%)
  • Electricity (25.0%)
  • Wood (7.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Coal or coke (1.0%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)
  • Utility gas (50.2%)
  • Electricity (32.2%)
  • Wood (6.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.3%)
  • Coal or coke (1.7%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


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

0.8%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 31
Here:

2.4%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 38
Here:

7.3%
Tennessee:

22.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Expenditure Revenue Debt

Scott County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Scott County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Scott County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Scott County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



Scott County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1991
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Scott County Fatal accident statistics for 1992 - 2009
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Scott County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13271.1 years
William8272.7 years
Mary7874.5 years
John7775.1 years
Robert6370.5 years
George4175.7 years
Charles3967.9 years
Fred2975.5 years
Carl2767.9 years
Thomas2774.5 years
Most common last names in Scott County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Phillips15173.7 years
Jeffers14975.5 years
Smith12373.1 years
Sexton10872.2 years
Terry10072.6 years
West9073.3 years
Chambers8372.0 years
Chitwood7973.7 years
Strunk7673.8 years
Duncan7175.4 years
Businesses in Scott County, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1McDonald's1
Ace Hardware1Nike1
Arby's1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway2
Goodwill1U-Haul3
H&R Block1U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS1
La-Z-Boy1Walgreens1
Long John Silver's1Walmart1
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