Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
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Grainger County

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Grainger County

Population & Demographics

Location

Time Zone

Eastern Time Zone

Grand Division

East Tennessee

Area (Square Miles)

280.6

County Seat

Rutledge

Metropolitan Area

Knoxville, TN

ECD Region

East

Population

Population (2014)

22,862

Population (2019)

23,320

Population Change (2014-2019)

2.0%

Population Forecast (2040)

24,110

Foreign Born Population

589

Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population)

2.5%

Language Other Than English Spoken At Home

4.2%

Civilian Veteran Population

1,624

Race (Percentage of Population)

White Alone

97.3%

Black or African American, alone

0.5%

American Indian And Alaska Native, alone

0.3%

Asian, alone

0.3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone

0.0%

Some Other Race, alone

0.0%

Two or More Races

1.7%

Hispanic or Latino

3.3%

Age (Percentage of Population)
Male
Female
Total

Under 5 Years Old

Male: 5.0%

Female: 4.6%

Total: 4.8%

Under 18 Years Old

Male: 21.3%

Female: 19.5%

Total: 20.4%

18-64 Years Old

Male: 59.7%

Female: 59.2%

Total: 59.4%

65 Years and Over

Male: 19.0%

Female: 21.3%

Total: 20.2%

Median Age

Male: 43.4

Female: 46.1

Total: 45

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-2019 5-Year American Community Survey
U.S. Census Bureau, 2019 Annual Population Estimates
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Tennessee State Data Center (2018)

Housing & Income

Housing & Income

Households

8,865

Homeownership Rate

79.1%

Persons Per Household

2.56

Living In Same House 1 Year & Over

89.6%

Median Home Value

$119,100

Annual Home Sales

149

Median Sale Price of Homes Sold

$155,000

Persons In Households With Income Below Poverty Level

18.1%

Total Personal Income

$815,809

Personal Income Per Capita

$34,983

County Median Wage

$15.59

Household Income & Benefits
Percent of Household

Less Than $10,000

6.5%

$10,000 to $14,999

8.0%

$15,000 to $24,999

14.3%

$25,000 to $34,999

11.4%

$35,000 to $49,999

15.5%

$50,000 to $74,999

19.9%

$75,000 to $99,999

11.8%

$100,000 to $149,999

8.6%

$150,000 to $199,999

2.2%

$200,000 or More

1.8%

Median Household Income

$44,064

Percentage of Households by Income Range

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2015-2019 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (2019)
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (2019)
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (2020)

Tax Structure

Property Tax

Property Tax Rate (County)

$2.8000

State Property Tax

None

Assessment Ratio: Residential Property

25%

Assessment Ratio: Farm Property

25%

Assessment Ratio: Commercial/Industrial Property

40%

Assessment Ratio: Public Utility Property

55%

Assessment Ratio: Business Personal Property

30%

State Tax

State Income Tax on Wages

None

State Income Tax: Interest from Bonds and Notes and Dividends from Stock

1% (Hall Income tax is fully repealed after January 1, 2021)

Excise Tax (State)

6.5% of Tennessee taxable income

Franchise Tax (state)

0.25% of the greater of net worth or real and tangible property in Tennessee. The minimum tax is $100.

Unemployment Insurance Tax (state)

2.7% of the first $7,000 in wages for new employers

Sales Tax

State Sales Tax Rate

7.00%

County Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2019)

$2,477,006

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2020)

$2,920,230

Local Sales Tax Collections Growth (FY 2019 - FY 2020)

17.90%

State Bond Ratings

Moody's

Aaa

Standard & Poor's

AAA

Fitch

AAA

Debt per Capita

State Debt per Capita

$929 (lowest in U.S.)

County Debt Per Capita

$937

Sources:
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (2020)
Tennessee Department of Revenue (2020)
The Tax Foundation (2020)

Labor Force

Labor Force Estimates (2019)
Tennessee
Grainger

Labor Force

Tennessee: 3,345,000

Grainger: 9,608

Employment

Tennessee: 3,232,000

Grainger: 9,221

Unemployment

Tennessee: 113,000

Grainger: 387

Unemployment Rate

Tennessee: 3.40%

Grainger: 4.00%

Unemployment Rate*
Tennessee
Grainger

2016

Tennessee: 4.70%

Grainger: 5.40%

2017

Tennessee: 3.70%

Grainger: 4.20%

2018

Tennessee: 3.50%

Grainger: 4.00%

2019

Tennessee: 3.40%

Grainger: 4.00%

Unemployment Rate (by percentage)

Sources:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industries (2019)

Industry
Employment
Establishments
Avg. Annual Wages

Crop and Animal Production

Employment: 79

Establishments: 11

Avg. Annual Wages: $21,775

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Employment: 3

Establishments: 2

Avg. Annual Wages: $66,636

Construction

Employment: 252

Establishments: 39

Employment: $51,220

Manufacturing

Employment: 1,178

Establishments: 24

Employment: $59,582

Wholesale Trade

Employment: 56

Establishments: 13

Employment: $57,044

Retail Trade

Employment: 466

Establishments: 49

Employment: $25,815

Transportation and Warehousing

Employment: 277

Establishments: 19

Employment: $54,547

Information

Employment: 16

Establishments: 4

Employment: $49,834

Finance and Insurance

Employment: 62

Establishments: 7

Employment: $46,554

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Employment: 2

Establishments: 3

Employment: $24,039

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment: 76

Establishments: 19

Employment: $97,087

Management of Companies and Enterprises

Employment: 39

Establishments: 2

Employment: $75,411

Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation

Employment: 75

Establishments: 9

Employment: $29,331

Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment: 208

Establishments: 12

Employment: $32,772

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Employment: 15

Establishments: 4

Employment: $27,325

Accommodation and Food Services

Employment: 130

Establishments: 17

Employment: $15,986

Other Services (except Public Administration)

Employment: 97

Establishments: 21

Employment: $34,198

Government

Employment: 879

Establishments: 27

Employment: $49,484

Total

Employment: 5,078

Establishments: 278

Employment: $36,295

Unique Occupations*
Employment
Location Quotient*

Cabinetmakers and Bench Carpenters

Employment: 91

Location Quotient*: 26.68

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Employment: 45

Location Quotient*: 26.55

Woodworking Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Except Sawing

Employment: 64

Location Quotient*: 25.64

Upholsterers

Employment: 14

Location Quotient*: 10.62

Sewing Machine Operators

Employment: 48

Location Quotient*: 10.37

Key Cluster
Total Employment

Advanced Materials

10

Aerospace & Defense

10

Appliances & Electrical

0

Automotive

49

Business Services

80

Chemicals

10

Distribution & Logistics

190

Film, Music & Entertainment

10

Food & Beverage

28

Healthcare & Medical Devices

10

Top Employers

Top County Employers
Estimated Employees
City

Grainger County School District

Est. Employees: 500

City: Rutledge

Clayton Homes, Inc.

Est. Employees: 350

City: Bean Station

Grainger County

Est. Employees: 200

City: Rutledge

Clayton Homes, Inc.

Est. Employees: 200

City: Rutledge

Sexton Furniture Manufacturing LLC

Est. Employees: 150

City: Bean Station

Transportation & Logistics

Transportation

Nearest Commercial Service Airport

McGhee Tyson (Knoxville)

Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport

46

Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport

79

Nearest General Aviation Airport

Moore-Murrell Field (Morristown)

Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport

22.9

Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airport

5,717'

Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)

32.7

Access of Interstate

I-40 (12 miles) & I-81 (10 miles)

U.S. Highways

11, 25

State Highways

1, 32, 61, 92, 131, 375

Nearest Port (From County Seat)

Knoxville

Railroads Serving County

NS

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Transportation
U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 5-Year American Community Survey

Education

General Stats
Grainger
Tennessee

Population Aged 25-64 With High School Degree Or Higher

Grainger: 85.90%

Tennessee: 89.50%

Population Aged 25-64 With Associate's Degree Or Higher

Grainger: 20.00%

Tennessee: 36.70%

Population Aged 25-64 With Bachelor's Degree Or Higher

Grainger: 11.30%

Tennessee: 28.70%

High School Graduation Rate

Grainger: 97%

Tennessee: 89%

College Going Rate

Grainger: 61.70%

Tennessee: 63.40%

Average ACT Score

Grainger: 18.3

Tennessee: 20.2

High School Graduation Rate
College Going Rate
Average ACT Score
Grainger County Schools
Enrollment

Elementary Schools

Enrollment: 1,568

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 813

High Schools

Enrollment: 1,062

Regional Higher Education Institutions
City
Enrollment

The University of Tennessee-Knoxville

City: Knoxville

Enrollment: 31,201

Pellissippi State Community College

City: Knoxville

Enrollment: 10,396

Walters State Community College

City: Morristown

Enrollment: 6,004

Lincoln Memorial University

City: Harrogate

Enrollment: 4,254

Carson-Newman University

City: Jefferson City

Enrollment: 2,659

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Knoxville

City: Knoxville

Enrollment: 1,914

Johnson University

City: Knoxville

Enrollment: 1,140

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Morristown

City: Morristown

Enrollment: 1,068

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2017 1-Year American Community Survey,
U.S. Census Bureau, 2013-2017 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Department of Education (2017-2018)
National Center for Education Statistics (2016-2017)
Tennessee Higher Education Commission

† Regional higher education institutions include those within the selected and surrounding counties.

Health & Public Safety

Doctors

Number of Doctors

6

Overweight & Obesity Prevalence

Adults*

35.0%

Children** (Grade 8)

50.0%

Regional Hospitals
Number of Beds
City

Tennova Healthcare -Turkey Creek Medical

Number of Beds: 610

City: Knoxville

Tennova Healthcare

Number of Beds: 610

City: Knoxville

Tennova Healthcare - North Knoxville

Number of Beds: 610

City: Powell

The University of Tennessee Medical Center

Number of Beds: 609

City: Knoxville

Fort Sanders Regional Medical Center

Number of Beds: 517

City: Knoxville

Holston Valley Medical Center

Number of Beds: 505

City: Kingsport

Parkwest Medical Center

Number of Beds: 462

City: Knoxville

Indian Path Community Hospital

Number of Beds: 239

City: Kingsport

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System

Number of Beds: 167

City: Morristown

East Tennessee Children's Hospital

Number of Beds: 152

City: Knoxville

Lakeway Regional Hosptial

Number of Beds: 135

City: Morristown

Claiborne Medical Center

Number of Beds: 85

City: Tazewell

Select Specialty Hospital - Knoxville

Number of Beds: 68

City: Knoxville

Select Specialty Hospital - North Knoxville

Number of Beds: 68

City: Powell

Tennova Healthcare - Jefferson Memorial Hospital

Number of Beds: 58

City: Jefferson City

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital

Number of Beds: 50

City: Kingsport

Hawkins County Memorial Hospital

Number of Beds: 50

City: Rogersville

Hancock County Hospital

Number of Beds: 10

City: Sneedville

Sources:
Tennessee Department of Health (2014)
Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (2014)

† Regional hospitals include those within the selected and surrounding counties.

Climate

Climate

Average High Temperature

66.7°F

Average Low Temperature

45.2°F

Average Annual Temperature

56°F

Annual Rainfall

44.69"

Elevation (at County Seat)

1,350'

Prevailing Winds

Southwest

Sources:
usclimatedata.com (2015)

Community Information

Bean Station

Population (2013)

3,072

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

Phone Number

(865) 993-3177

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Blaine

Population (2013)

1,786

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

Phone Number

(865) 933-1240

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Rutledge

Population (2013)

1,393

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

Phone Number

(865) 828-4513

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Additional Community Information

ThreeStar Certified County

Yes

Sources:
Tennessee Municipal Technical Advisory Service
Tennessee Department of Revenue (2015)
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (2015)
U.S. Census Bureau, 2010-2014 5-Year American Community Survey