County population in 2012: 13,297 (all rural); it was 12,370 in 2000 County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,432 County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,726 County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,908 Renter-occupied apartments: 1,228 (it was 1,022 in 2000)
% of renters here:
Land area: 458 sq. mi. Water area: 34.7 sq. mi.
Population density: 29 people per square mile
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Stewart County: 81.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Industries providing employment: Educational,health and social services (25.0%), Manufacturing (14.9%), Construction (10.5%).
Estimated median household income in 2009: $37,084 ($32,316 in 1999)
Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $393 (lower quartile is $297, upper quartile is $495)
Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $101,826 (it was $74,000 in 2000)
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $64,562 - $164,187
Mean price in 2009:
Detached houses: $157,693
Townhouses or other attached units: $278,898
In 5-or-more-unit structures: $444,179
Mobile homes: $60,291
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,072 Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $284
Institutionalized population: 92
Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
Auto thefts: 21
Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):
Auto thefts: 24
Health of residents in Stewart County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:
General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.1. This is significantly worse than average. 65.6% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average. 50.0% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average. 24.2% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average. 60.8% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average. Average weight of males is 191 pounds. This is about average. Average weight of females is 163 pounds. This is more than average. 64.0% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is more than average.
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2009: $639 (0.6%) Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $507 (0.6%)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 18.4%
(17.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.4% for Black residents, 57.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 31.2% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 32.4% for two or more races residents) Median age of residents in 2010: 42 years old
(Males: 42 years old, Females: 43 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 43 years old, Black residents: 29 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 51 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 21 years old, Other race residents: 22 years old)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Stewart County is $393 a month. Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $464 a month. Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $633 a month.
Notable locations in this county outside city limits:
Notable locations in Stewart County: Model (A), Brandon Spring Group Camp (B), Brownfield Resort (C), Bullard Point Crossroads (D), Cross Roads (E), Driftwood Dock (F), Ginger Ridge Back Country Camp (G), Leatherwood Dock (H), Leatherwood Resort (I), Moore Landing (J), Redbank Hill Crossroads (K), Standing Rock Dock (L), The Homeplace (M), Rushing Creek Campground (N), Camp Tischel (O), Bear Springs Landing (P), Jackson Landing (Q), Mannings Landing (R), Shingles Landing (S), Dortch Landing (T). Display/hide their locations on the map
Churches in Stewart County include: Scott Chapel (A), Standing Rock Church (B), Leatherwood Church (C), Hurricane Creek Church (D), Hopewell Church (E), Fairview Church (F), Bethel Church (G), Saint Mary Church (H), Neville Creek Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Cemeteries: Houston Cemetery (1), Sykes Cemetery (2), Taylor Cemetery (3), Thompson Cemetery (4), Settle Cemetery (5), Sexton Cemetery (6), Jackson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map
Lakes, reservoirs, and swamps: Sexton Pond (A), Cottrell Ponds (B), Rawls Pond (C), Fairground Pond (D), Pool Two (E), Cross Creek Reservoir (F), Bards Lake (G), Pool Four (H). Display/hide their locations on the map
Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lost Creek (A), Long Creek (B), Big Elk Creek (C), Little Elk Creek (D), Little Dry Elk Creek (E), Lewis Branch (F), Lee Creek (G), Leatherwood Creek (H), Bellwood Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map
Parks in Stewart County include: Blue Creek Recreation Area (1), Commissary Hollow Access Point (2), Dover Access Point (3), Dryers Creek Recreational Area (4), Hickman Creek Recreation Area (5), Saline Creek Access Point (6), Bear Creek Waterfowl Management Unit (7), Blue Springs Lake Access Area (8), Boswell Landing Lake Access Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map
Average size of farms: 151 acres Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $13,456 Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $273.83 The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 1.04% The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 34.67% Average total farm production expenses per farm: $14,641 Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.24% Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.32% Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $31,899 The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.64% Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 15.47 Corn for grain: 730 harvested acres All wheat for grain: 426 harvested acres Soybeans for beans: 1031 harvested acres Vegetables: 10 harvested acres
Stewart County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 1.1 times below overall U.S. average.
Stewart County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 79.3 miles away from the county center On 2/5/1994 at 14:55:37, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 LG, 4.2 MD, Depth: 9.9 mi) earthquake occurred 97.4 miles away from the county center On 6/6/2003 at 12:29:34, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 MW, Depth: 1.6 mi) earthquake occurred 70.0 miles away from the county center On 6/2/2005 at 11:35:11, a magnitude 3.9 (3.7 MB, 3.9 MW, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 95.0 miles away from Stewart County center On 6/20/2005 at 12:21:42, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MB, 3.6 MW, Depth: 13.1 mi) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from the county center On 5/27/1995 at 19:51:10, a magnitude 3.8 (3.0 MD, 3.8 LG, Depth: 4.0 mi) earthquake occurred 92.5 miles away from the county center Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), moment magnitude (MW)
Most recent natural disasters:
Tennessee Flooding, Incident Period: April 26, 2011, Emergency Declared (EM-3321): May 4, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3321, Natural disaster type: Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1979): May 9, 2011, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1979, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Tennessee Severe Storms, Flooding, Straight-Line Winds, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: April 30, 2010 to May 18, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1909): May 4, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1909, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
Tennessee Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 27, 2009 to January 31, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1821): February 17, 2009, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1821, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, 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 Severe Storms, Tornadoes And Flooding, Incident Period: May 23, 2000 to May 31, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1331): June 12, 2000, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1331, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: May 5, 1999 to May 19, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1275): May 12, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1275, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
Tennessee Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and High Winds, Incident Period: January 17, 1999 to February 1, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1262): January 19, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1262, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
3 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.
The number of natural disasters in Stewart County (13) is near the US average (12). Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11 Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2 Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.4
Births per 1000 population in Stewart County
Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.4 Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7
Deaths per 1000 population in Stewart County
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.3 Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 16.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Stewart County
Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,307 (1,841 aged, 466 disabled) Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12% Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1125.760 Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1040.940
Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 17.32 Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 61.69
Household type by relationship:
In family households: 11,371 (2,898 male householders, 895 female householders)
2,995 spouses, 3,617 children (3,156 natural, 114 adopted, 347 stepchildren), 323 grandchildren, 82 brothers or sisters, 68 parents, 117 other relatives, 306 non-relatives
In nonfamily households: 1,861 (793 male householders (661 living alone)), 800 female householders (712 living alone)), 268 nonrelatives
In group quarters: 92 (all institutionalized)
Size of family households: 1,863 2-persons, 802 3-persons, 669 4-persons, 289 5-persons, 108 6-persons, 62 7-or-more-persons.
96.4% of residents of Stewart County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (75% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (88% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (61% speak English very well, 26% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (33% speak English very well, 67% speak English well).
In fiscal year 2004:
Federal Government expenditure: $140,443,000 ($10976 per capita) Department of Defense expenditure: $8,303,000 Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $48,740,000 Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,122,000 Federal direct payments not to individuals: $311,000 Federal grants: $27,864,000 Federal procurement contracts: $13,710,000 ($36,000 Department of Defense) Federal salaries and wages: $34,696,000 ($33,000 Department of Defense) Federal Government direct loans: $272,000 Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,601,000 Federal Government insurance: $2,444,000
Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:
58 per 1000 residents
69 per 1000 residents
61 per 1000 residents
50 per 1000 residents
Net international migration: +7
+1 per 1000 residents
+8 per 1000 residents
Net internal migration: +644
+50 per 1000 residents
+18 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Stewart County
Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.71 millions of gallons per day (52% from ground, 48% from surface)
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Year house built
2005 or later: 258
2000 to 2004: 605
1990 to 1999: 1,527
1980 to 1989: 1,074
1970 to 1979: 982
1960 to 1969: 718
1950 to 1959: 375
1940 to 1949: 301
1939 or earlier: 510
Rooms in houses/apartments in Stewart County, Tennessee
57% of Stewart County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago. Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county. Out of people who lived in different counties, 47% lived in Tennessee.
Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:
This state: 6711
Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $79,000
Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 3%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 3%
Year Householders Moved Into Unit:
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Stewart County