County population in 2012: 14,423 (26% urban, 74% rural); it was 11,370 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,328 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,776 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,402 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,415 (it was 1,061 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 266 sq. mi. Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 54 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sequatchie County: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (21.4%), Manufacturing (15.3%).
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $575 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $521 (0.5%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 21.3%
(15.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 51.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 90.1% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 35.0% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 41 years old, Black residents: 27 years old, American Indian residents: 54 years old, Asian residents: 37 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 22 years old, Other race residents: 24 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Area name: Chattanooga, TN-GA MSA Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Sequatchie County is $496 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $584 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $719 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Sequatchie County: Wheeler's Apple Orchard (A), Lewis Chapel (B), Stewart Camp (C), Double Bridges (D), Southend Volunteer Fire Department (E), Sequatchie Fire Tower (F), Lewis Chapel Volunteer Fire Department (G), Cagle Volunteer Fire Department (H), Fredonia Volunteer Fire Department (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Sequatchie County include: Cartwright First Baptist Church (A), Ewtonville Church (B), Flat Mountain Church (C), Lewis Chapel (D), Taft Highway Church (E), Davis Chapel (F), Hall Church (G), Yellow Springs Church (H), Sequatchie Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Hudson Cemetery (1), Thans Chapel Cemetery (2), Union Cemetery (3), King Cemetery (4), Lands Chapel Cemetery (5), Lewis Cemetery (6), Chapel Hill Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Mansfield Branch (A), Long Fork (B), Long Branch (C), Little Brush Creek (D), Lewis Creek (E), Laurel Fork (F), King Branch (G), Kelly Branch (H), Kell Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 136 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $23,068 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $117.22 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 6.52% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 85.21% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $14,437 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.33% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.23% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $36,544 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.67% Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 28.95 Corn for grain: 964 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 330 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 627 harvested acres Vegetables: 17 harvested acres
Sequatchie County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 1.4 times above overall U.S. average. Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004. On 8/12/1964, a category 2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado injured 6 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.
Sequatchie County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 69% 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 61.4 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 86.4 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 64.5 miles away from the county center On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from Sequatchie County center On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 49.6 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 39.7 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 10, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1839): May 15, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1839, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3217): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3217, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 4, 2003 to May 30, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1464): May 8, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-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: FEMA-DR-1456, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Chattanooga Complex Fire, Incident Period: November 3, 2001, Natural disaster type: Fire
Tennessee Cagle Mountain Fire Complex, Incident Period: April 13, 1999, Natural disaster type: Fire
Tennessee Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 23, 1998 to December 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1260): January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1260, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
Tennessee Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 6, 1998 to February 12, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1197): January 13, 1998, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1197, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms/Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 28, 1997 to March 29, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1171): April 2, 1997, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1171, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
Tennessee Ice Storm, Severe Winter Storm, Flash Flooding, Incident Period: February 9, 1994 to February 11, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1010): February 28, 1994, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1010, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Flash Flood
2 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Sequatchie County (12) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)
Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):
Asia, n.e.c. (23%)
Other Caribbean (6%)
Most common first ancestries reported in Sequatchie County (%):
United States or American (58%)
French (except Basque) (1%)
Means of transportation to work:
Drove a car alone: 4,009 (83%)
Carpooled: 668 (14%)
Streetcar or trolley car: 16 (0%)
Walked: 61 (1%)
Other means: 14 (0%)
Worked at home: 37 (1%)
Owners and renters by unit type in %
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
115 people in nursing homes
10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
109 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
79 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $41,620.
9.12% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,516 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.24% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($20,909 average AGI)
3.87% relocated from other states ($16,606 average AGI)
Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.4 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9
Births per 1000 population in Sequatchie County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population in Sequatchie County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 2.4 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.0
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Sequatchie County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,640 (1,185 aged, 455 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 14% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1071.630 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 992.830
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 9.65 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 63.04
Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 23.64
Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 12,070 (2,856 male householders, 1,131 female householders)
3,046 spouses, 3,849 children (3,469 natural, 106 adopted, 274 stepchildren), 389 grandchildren, 119 brothers or sisters, 105 parents, 137 other relatives, 352 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,854 (745 male householders (601 living alone)), 787 female householders (690 living alone)), 322 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 188 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 1,862 2-persons, 911 3-persons, 737 4-persons, 312 5-persons, 99 6-persons, 66 7-or-more-persons.
97.7% of residents of Sequatchie County speak English at home.
1.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (39% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 36% speak English not well).
0.7% 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 (100% speak English very well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (38% speak English very well, 62% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $77,499,000 ($6270 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $1,640,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $26,807,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,963,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $121,000 Federal grants: $15,591,000 Federal procurement contracts: $19,865,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $1,152,000 ($431,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $1,947,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,538,000 Federal Government insurance: $5,210,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
62 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
45 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +44
+3 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +1,087
+86 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Sequatchie County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.65 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 60
2000 to 2004: 559
1990 to 1999: 1,422
1980 to 1989: 932
1970 to 1979: 1,107
1960 to 1969: 412
1950 to 1959: 282
1940 to 1949: 167
1939 or earlier: 293
Rooms in houses/apartments in Sequatchie County, Tennessee
58% of Sequatchie County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 54% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 69% lived in Tennessee.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 9026
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $60,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Sequatchie County