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Union County, Tennessee (TN)


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County population in 2012: 19,127 (all rural); it was 17,808 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 3,167
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 2,578
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,452
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,646 (it was 1,290 in 2000)
% of renters here:

19%
State:

32%

Land area: 224 sq. mi.
Water area: 23.6 sq. mi.
Population density: 86 people per square mile 
 
 (average).

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Union County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (18.9%), Educational,health and social services (18.0%), Construction (12.7%), Retail trade (12.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 76%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Union County, Tennessee:


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

Males: 9,524  (46.3%)
Females: 9,585  (53.7%)

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Union County,TN real estate house value trend



Average household size:
Union County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2009: $31,368 ($27,335 in 1999)
This county:

$31368
Tennessee:

$41725

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $393 (lower quartile is $328, upper quartile is $476)
This county:

$393
State:

$532


Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $97,659 (it was $65,600 in 2000)
Union County:

$97,659
Tennessee:

$137,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $58,561 - $151,574

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $144,049
Here:

$144,049
State:

$188,484

In 2-unit structures: $179,786
Here:

$179,786
State:

$141,233

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $46,156
Here:

$46,156
State:

$171,980

Mobile homes: $47,516
Here:

$47,516
State:

$44,109

Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $23,788
Here:

$23,788
State:

$46,838
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $903
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $275

Institutionalized population: 145

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):


Union 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: $392 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2009: $406 (0.5%)


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


Union County contract rent distribution in 2009

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2009: 19.4%
(19.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 44.3% for two or more races residents)
Median age of residents in 2010: 40 years old
(Males: 38 years old, Females: 41 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 40 years old, Black residents: 26 years old, American Indian residents: 48 years old, Asian residents: 29 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

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

19.6%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

6.7%
Whole state:

5.8%

Area name: Knoxville, TN MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Union County is $472 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $762 a month.

Cities in this county include: Plainview, Maynardville, Luttrell, Sharps Chapel.

Union County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Union County:

Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 34 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) 24-hour: 96 µg/m3(standard limit: 150 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.


Local government website: www.unioncountytn.org

Click to draw/clear Union County borders

Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Union County: Clinch River Bridge Dock (A), Tanasi Council Girl Scout Camp (B), Straight Branch Dock (C), Steiners Fishing Camp (D), Seymours Bridge Marina (E), Lakeview Dock (F), Fountain City Sportsmens Club (G), Blue Springs Hollow Dock (H), Sparks Landing (I), Stiner Dock (J), Berry-Peters Mill (K), Camp Pellissippi (L), Ellisons Store (M), Hickory Star Boat Dock (N), Beech Grove Cabin Area (O), Andersonville Dock (P), Sky Park Fishing Lodge (Q), Paulette Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (R), Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry Union (S), Paulette Volunteer Fire Department Station 62 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Union County include: Little Valley Church (A), Hansard Church (B), Alder Springs Baptist Church (C), Hubbs Grove Baptist Church (D), Rose Hill Church (E), Irwin Chapel (F), Mount Zion Church (G), Taylor Grove Church (H), Union Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hughes Cemetery (1), Hurst Cemetery (2), Irwin Cemetery (3), Treece Cemetery (4), Sharp Cemetery (5), Johnson Cemetery (6), Waggoner Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Big Ridge Lake (A), Thunder Hollow Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lost Creek (A), Little Branch (B), Little Barren Creek (C), Woods Gap Branch (D), Hunting Creek (E), Flint Creek (F), Fall Creek (G), Leadmine Bend Creek (H), Dryland Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Union County include: Hemlock Bluff TVA Small Wild Area (1), Big Ridge State Park (2), Stiners Woods TVA Small Wild Area (3), Loyston Point Recreation Area (4), Monks Corner TVA Small Wild Area (5), Chuck Swan Wildlife Management Area (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

 

Neighboring counties: Anderson County , Campbell County , Claiborne County , Grainger County , Knox County .

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)


Current college students: 379
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 56.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 5.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 47 (66% naturalized citizens)

Union County:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population


Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 35.2%

Union County marital status for males
Union County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Union County with a mortgage: 1,531 (167 second mortgage, 84 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,369

Here:

52.8% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage



Religion statistics:

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 31.71%
Here31.7%
USA50.2%
Total adherents: 5,647
Total congregations: 25

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents5,043 (89.3%)299 (5.3%)204 (3.6%)56 (1.0%)45 (0.8%)
Congregations16 (64.0%)1 (4.0%)4 (16.0%)1 (4.0%)3 (12.0%)
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Religions in Union County - Plainview, Maynardville, Luttrell, Sharps Chapel

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
This county:

1.06 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.


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

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

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

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
Union County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Here:

27.5%
Tennessee:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Union County:

12.6%
State:

13.5%


Agriculture in Union County:

Average size of farms: 82 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $5,013
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $109.06
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.75%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 60.79%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $5,449
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 21.98%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.10%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $27,867
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 96.07%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.99
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.66%
Corn for grain: 65 harvested acres
Vegetables: 10 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 16 acres

Tornado activity:

Union County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 4.0 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Union County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 58% 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 33.3 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 45.1 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 20.7 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 66.7 miles away from Union County center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB) earthquake occurred 66.4 miles away from the county center
On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 61.1 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 Union County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers


Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (23%)
  • Wood products (6%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (3%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Apparel (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)

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




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





Union County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 5,916 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 1,099 (15%)
  • Walked: 110 (2%)
  • Other means: 38 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 139 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


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

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


Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2005 was $35,787.

7.98% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($29,936 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.98%
Tennessee average:

7.52%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
6.08% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($21,577 average AGI)
1.90% relocated from other states ($8,359 average AGI)
Union County:

1.90%
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 Knox County, TN  3.61% ($29,794 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TN  0.58% ($38,714)
from Grainger County, TN  0.41% ($21,280)
from Blount County, TN  0.35% ($26,762)
from Claiborne County, TN  0.23% ($25,786)
from Sevier County, TN  0.20% ($7,917)
from Jefferson County, TN  0.17% ($19,300)


7.74% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($26,322 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.74%
Tennessee average:

6.67%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
6.78% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($23,170 average AGI)
0.96% relocated to other states ($3,150 average AGI)
Union County:

0.96%
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  4.30% ($27,799 average AGI)
to Grainger County, TN  0.47% ($32,107)
to Anderson County, TN  0.43% ($20,577)
to Claiborne County, TN  0.38% ($22,217)
to Sevier County, TN  0.27% ($15,313)
to Jefferson County, TN  0.17% ($22,700)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.4
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.9

Births per 1000 population in Union County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 8.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Union County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Union County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 2,377 (1,653 aged, 724 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1273.850
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 959.320

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 6.15
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 41.94

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 5.24

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 162.7. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 18,957

Size of family households: 2,374 2-persons, 1,335 3-persons, 1,005 4-persons, 427 5-persons, 155 6-persons, 101 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,710 1-person, 244 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 14 4-persons, 1 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

98.8% of residents of Union County speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (66% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
0.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (98% speak English very well, 2% speak English well).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (80% speak English very well, 7% speak English well, 13% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (80% speak English well, 20% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $78,547,000 ($4159 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,290,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $36,940,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $15,272,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $36,000
Federal grants: $24,169,000
Federal procurement contracts: $409,000 ($12,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $1,720,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,006,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,516,000
Federal Government insurance: $267,000

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

Births: 1,253
Here:

66 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 871
Here:

46 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +909
Here:

+48 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Union County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.57 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.3
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.2

Year house built

Rooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 22
  • 2 rooms: 80
  • 3 rooms: 95
  • 4 rooms: 1,015
  • 5 rooms: 1,790
  • 6 rooms: 1,164
  • 7 rooms: 745
  • 8 rooms: 288
  • 9+ rooms: 253
  • 1 room: 10
  • 2 rooms: 13
  • 3 rooms: 142
  • 4 rooms: 491
  • 5 rooms: 363
  • 6 rooms: 193
  • 7 rooms: 45
  • 8 rooms: 11
  • 9+ rooms: 22
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Union County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 22
  • 1 bedroom: 145
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,642
  • 3 bedrooms: 2,998
  • 4 bedrooms: 521
  • 5+ bedrooms: 124
  • no bedroom: 13
  • 1 bedroom: 139
  • 2 bedrooms: 681
  • 3 bedrooms: 424
  • 4 bedrooms: 33
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Union County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 284
  • 1 vehicle: 1,298
  • 2 vehicles: 2,393
  • 3 vehicles: 1,008
  • 4 vehicles: 276
  • 5+ vehicles: 193
  • no vehicle: 158
  • 1 vehicle: 536
  • 2 vehicles: 452
  • 3 vehicles: 108
  • 4 vehicles: 17
  • 5+ vehicles: 19

62% of Union County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 47% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 72% lived in Tennessee.

Union County:

62.3%
State average:

54.7%


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


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $212,100


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 Union County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (74.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10.7%)
  • Wood (8.0%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.0%)
  • Utility gas (1.4%)
  • Coal or coke (1.2%)
  • Electricity (76.9%)
  • Wood (12.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.8%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3.4%)
  • Coal or coke (2.2%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)



Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 86
Here:

4.1%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2
Here:

0.2%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 43
Here:

11.7%
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

Union County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:


Union County government finances - Revenue in 2002:


Union County government finances - Debt in 2002:


Union County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:


Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:



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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

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

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)




Most common first names in Union County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James15471.2 years
William13475.3 years
Mary11275.9 years
John8973.2 years
Robert8670.9 years
Charles8271.9 years
George4574.3 years
Roy4373.1 years
Carl3773.3 years
Thomas3471.6 years
Most common last names in Union County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Beeler8075.0 years
Smith7773.2 years
Kitts6172.1 years
Sharp5178.3 years
Johnson5072.5 years
Davis5075.1 years
Buckner4474.1 years
Wolfenbarger3970.0 years
Williams3976.1 years
Graves3974.4 years
Businesses in Union County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
AutoZone1Rite Aid1
Baskin-Robbins1Subway2
CVS1U-Haul1
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
H&R Block1Walgreens1

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