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Sequatchie County, Tennessee (TN)


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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:

24%
State:

32%

Land area: 266 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.2 sq. mi.
Population density: 54 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

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%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 18%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 9%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Sequatchie County, Tennessee:


Median resident age:  40.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years

Males: 7,006  (39.9%)
Females: 7,106  (60.1%)

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Sequatchie County,TN real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Sequatchie County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $35,527 ($30,959 in 1999)
This county:

$35527
Tennessee:

$41725

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $376 (lower quartile is $318, upper quartile is $472)
This county:

$376
State:

$532


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $103,750 (it was $74,800 in 2000)
Sequatchie County:

$103,750
Tennessee:

$137,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,460 - $165,600

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $184,971
Here:

$184,971
State:

$188,484

Mobile homes: $58,048
Here:

$58,048
State:

$44,109

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $37,780
Here:

$37,780
State:

$46,838
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,000
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $271

Institutionalized population: 188

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):


Sequatchie County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:


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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%)


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


Sequatchie County contract rent distribution in 2009

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:
This county:

16.5%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

6.6%
Whole state:

5.8%

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.

Cities in this county include: Dunlap, Center Point.

Sequatchie 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 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

Reservoirs and swamps: S K Johnson Lake (A), Deerhead Lake (B), Studer Lake (C), Glen Barker Lake (D), Ernest Taylor Lake (E), Whiteoak Swamps (F). 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

 

Neighboring counties: Bledsoe County , Grundy County , Hamilton County , Marion County , Van Buren County , Warren County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 316
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 66.7%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 132 (18% naturalized citizens)

Sequatchie County:

1.2%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 49.6%

Sequatchie County marital status for males
Sequatchie County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Sequatchie County with a mortgage: 1,188 (91 second mortgage, 67 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 922

Here:

56.3% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 41.58%
Here41.6%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 4,728
Total congregations: 28

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Other
Adherents2,818 (59.6%)701 (14.8%)468 (9.9%)337 (7.1%)404 (8.5%)
Congregations8 (28.6%)3 (10.7%)7 (25.0%)3 (10.7%)7 (25.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Sequatchie County - Dunlap, Center Point

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 1
This county:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
This county:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Sequatchie County:

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

11.0%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.9%
Tennessee:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sequatchie County:

11.4%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Sequatchie County:

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

Tornado activity:

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.

Earthquake activity:

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:


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).

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (6%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Machinery (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • 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%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • 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 (%):




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





Sequatchie County mode of transportation to work chart

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)

Here:

9.12%
Tennessee average:

7.52%


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)
Sequatchie County:

3.87%
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 Hamilton County, TN  3.05% ($37,581 average AGI)
from Marion County, TN  0.61% ($35,923)
from Bledsoe County, TN  0.33% ($41,643)


6.42% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,220 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Tennessee average:

6.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.67% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($22,352 average AGI)
1.75% relocated to other states ($7,867 average AGI)
Sequatchie County:

1.75%
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 Hamilton County, TN  2.38% ($30,602 average AGI)
to Marion County, TN  0.49% ($26,750)
to Bledsoe County, TN  0.46% ($29,579)

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:

Households: 13,924

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.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,291 1-person, 195 2-persons, 23 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 8 5-persons, 2 6-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:

Births: 787
Here:

62 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 573
Here:

45 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +44
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +1,087
Here:

+86 per 1000 residents
State:

+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:
Here:

5.4
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.4
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Sequatchie County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 15
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 94
  • 4 rooms: 447
  • 5 rooms: 1,178
  • 6 rooms: 795
  • 7 rooms: 423
  • 8 rooms: 143
  • 9+ rooms: 277
  • 1 room: 8
  • 2 rooms: 72
  • 3 rooms: 70
  • 4 rooms: 443
  • 5 rooms: 269
  • 6 rooms: 151
  • 7 rooms: 0
  • 8 rooms: 48
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Sequatchie County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 121
  • 2 bedrooms: 910
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,942
  • 4 bedrooms: 359
  • 5+ bedrooms: 48
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 165
  • 2 bedrooms: 548
  • 3 bedrooms: 274
  • 4 bedrooms: 47
  • 5+ bedrooms: 9
Cars and other vehicles available in Sequatchie County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 163
  • 1 vehicle: 824
  • 2 vehicles: 1,331
  • 3 vehicles: 698
  • 4 vehicles: 280
  • 5+ vehicles: 106
  • no vehicle: 107
  • 1 vehicle: 411
  • 2 vehicles: 406
  • 3 vehicles: 78
  • 4 vehicles: 24
  • 5+ vehicles: 35

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.

Sequatchie County:

58.1%
State average:

54.7%


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


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
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (46.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (23.7%)
  • Utility gas (21.1%)
  • Wood (6.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.2%)
  • Electricity (64.3%)
  • Utility gas (12.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12.4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (6.0%)
  • Wood (3.5%)
  • Coal or coke (0.8%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 117
Here:

9.6%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 13
Here:

2.4%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 41
Here:

13.9%
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

Sequatchie County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Sequatchie County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Sequatchie County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Sequatchie County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Sequatchie 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 Sequatchie County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James7870.0 years
Mary7079.7 years
William5972.9 years
John5272.0 years
Charles3972.4 years
Robert3068.8 years
George2576.2 years
Walter1775.1 years
Ruth1780.1 years
Joe1665.2 years
Most common last names in Sequatchie County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson11275.3 years
Smith9069.8 years
Barker3879.8 years
Ewton3779.0 years
Hixson3277.8 years
Harvey3273.7 years
Lewis3076.6 years
Hatfield2973.3 years
Lockhart2970.9 years
Seals2776.4 years
Businesses in Sequatchie County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Rite Aid1
AutoZone1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx1Subway1
GNC1Taco Bell1
H&R Block1U-Haul1
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Lane Furniture1Walmart1
McDonald's1

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