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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Hawkins County

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Hawkins County

Population & Demographics

Location

Time Zone

Eastern Time Zone

Grand Division

East Tennessee

Area (Square Miles)

487

County Seat

Rogersville

Metropolitan Area

Kingsport-Bristol-Bristol, TN-VA

ECD Region

Northeast

Population

Population

(2010)

56,833

Population

(2020)

56,721

Population Change

(2010 - 2020)

-0.20%

Population Forecast

(2040)

55,115

Foreign Born Population

568

Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population)

1.00%

Language Other Than English Spoken At Home

1.60%

Civilian Veteran Population

3,939

Race (Percentage of Population)

White Alone

96.10%

Black or African American, alone

1.40%

American Indian And Alaska Native, alone

0.10%

Asian, alone

0.50%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone

0.10%

Some Other Race, alone

0.10%

Two or More Races

1.70%

Hispanic or Latino

1.60%

Age (Percentage of Population)
Male
Female
Total

Under 5 Years Old

Male: 5.10%

Female: 4.50%

Total: 4.80%

Under 18 Years Old

Male: 20.80%

Female: 18.90%

Total: 19.80%

18-64 Years Old

Male: 59.80%

Female: 58.70%

Total: 59.30%

65 Years and Over

Male: 19.30%

Female: 22.40%

Total: 20.90%

Median Age

Male: 44.1

Female: 46.7

Total: 45.2

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 (2022)

Housing & Income

Housing & Income

Households

23,183

Homeownership Rate

76.50%

Persons Per Household

2.42

Living In Same House 1 Year & Over

88.20%

Median Home Value

$127,600

Annual Home Sales

533

Median Sale Price of Homes Sold

$140,000

Persons In Households With Income Below Poverty Level

17.70%

Total Personal Income

$2.1B

Personal Income Per Capita

$37,460

County Median Wage

$16.36

Household Income & Benefits
Percent of Household

Less Than $10,000

7.90%

$10,000 to $14,999

5.90%

$15,000 to $24,999

14.10%

$25,000 to $34,999

11.50%

$35,000 to $49,999

14.90%

$50,000 to $74,999

19.50%

$75,000 to $99,999

11.50%

$100,000 to $149,999

10.70%

$150,000 to $199,999

2.20%

$200,000 or More

1.80%

Median Household Income

$45,318

Percentage of Households by Income Range

Sources:
U.S. Census Bureau, 2016-2020 5-Year American Community Survey
Tennessee Housing Development Agency (2019)
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (2020)
Economic Modeling Specialists Intl. (2022)

Tax Structure

Property Tax

Property Tax Rate (County)

$2.17

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

None (Hall Income tax was fully repealed 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 2021)

$16,102,408

Local Sales Tax Collections

(FY 2020)

$14,563,113

Local Sales Tax Collections Growth

(FY 2020 - FY 2021)

10.57%

State Bond Ratings

Moody's

Aaa

Standard & Poor's

AAA

Fitch

AAA

Debt per Capita

State Debt per Capita

$992 (Lowest in U.S.)

County Debt Per Capita

$1,098

Sources:
Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury (2022)
Tennessee Department of Revenue (2022)
The Tax Foundation (2022)

Labor Force

Labor Force Estimates (2021)
Tennessee
Hawkins

Labor Force

Tennessee: 3,327,738

Hawkins: 23,137

Employment

Tennessee: 3,184,489

Hawkins: 22,112

Unemployment

Tennessee: 143,248

Hawkins: 1,025

Unemployment Rate

Tennessee: 4.30%

Hawkins: 4.40%

Unemployment Rate*
Tennessee
Hawkins

2018

Tennessee: 3.50%

Hawkins: 4.00%

2019

Tennessee: 3.40%

Hawkins: 4.10%

2020

Tennessee: 7.40%

Hawkins: 7.60%

2021

Tennessee: 4.30%

Hawkins: 4.40%

Unemployment Rate (by percentage)

Sources:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industries (2020)

Industry
Employment
Establishments
Avg. Annual Wages

Crop and Animal Production

Employment: 43

Establishments: 3

Avg. Annual Wages: $42,566

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Employment: 17

Establishments: 3

Avg. Annual Wages: $89,798

Utilities

Employment: 87

Establishments: 1

Employment: $86,077

Construction

Employment: 332

Establishments: 56

Employment: $42,126

Manufacturing

Employment: 4,206

Establishments: 48

Employment: $58,678

Wholesale Trade

Employment: 159

Establishments: 37

Employment: $70,547

Retail Trade

Employment: 1,314

Establishments: 116

Employment: $24,550

Transportation and Warehousing

Employment: 215

Establishments: 25

Employment: $47,551

Information

Employment: 27

Establishments: 12

Employment: $49,558

Finance and Insurance

Employment: 170

Establishments: 38

Employment: $44,228

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Employment: 44

Establishments: 23

Employment: $38,544

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment: 199

Establishments: 64

Employment: $59,980

Management of Companies and Enterprises

Employment: 113

Establishments: 4

Employment: $83,119

Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation

Employment: 634

Establishments: 40

Employment: $35,594

Educational Services

Employment: 14

Establishments: 3

Employment: $18,933

Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment: 1,144

Establishments: 111

Employment: $43,111

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Employment: 58

Establishments: 6

Employment: $16,518

Accommodation and Food Services

Employment: 905

Establishments: 67

Employment: $14,154

Other Services (except Public Administration)

Employment: 208

Establishments: 44

Employment: $31,039

Government

Employment: 2,020

Establishments: 46

Employment: $42,539

Total

Employment: 11,933

Establishments: 747

Employment: $44,969

Unique Occupations*
Employment
Location Quotient*

Textile Bleaching and Dyeing Machine Operators and Tenders

Employment: 24

Location Quotient*: 33.37

Textile Cutting Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Employment: 23

Location Quotient*: 21.56

Textile Knitting and Weaving Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

Employment: 35

Location Quotient*: 20.83

Forging Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Employment: 29

Location Quotient*: 19.72

Materials Engineers

Employment: 38

Location Quotient*: 17.13

Key Cluster
Total Employment

Advanced Materials

751

Aerospace & Defense

0

Appliances & Electrical

414

Automotive

116

Business Services

229

Chemicals

494

Distribution & Logistics

219

Film, Music & Entertainment

0

Food & Beverage

0

Healthcare & Medical Devices

47

Top Employers

Top County Employers
Estimated Employees
City

Hawkins County Board of Education

Est. Employees: 1,100

City: Rogersville

BAE Systems Ordnance Systems, Inc.

Est. Employees: 850

City: Kingsport

AGC Flat Glass North America, Inc.

Est. Employees: 550

City: Church Hill

Barrette Outdoor Living, Inc.

Est. Employees: 455

City: Bulls Gap

Hutchinson Sealing Systems

Est. Employees: 370

City: Church Hill

Walmart Stores, Inc.

Est. Employees: 300

City: Kingsport

Cooper-Standard Automotive, Inc.

Est. Employees: 285

City: Surgoinsville

Hawkins County Government

Est. Employees: 227

City: Rogersville

Baldor Electric Company

Est. Employees: 207

City: Rogersville

Sam Dong, Inc.

Est. Employees: 92

City: Rogersville

Transportation & Logistics

Transportation

Nearest Commercial Service Airport

Tri-Cities Regional

Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport

45

Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport

22

Nearest General Aviation Airport

Hawkins County

Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airport

3,500'

Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)

24.7

Access of Interstate

I-81 (2 miles)

U.S. Highways

11

State Highways

1, 31, 34, 66, 70, 94, 113, 344, 346, 347

Nearest Port (From County Seat)

Knoxville

Railroads Serving County

CSX, NS

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

Education

General Stats
Hawkins
Tennessee

Population Aged 25-64 With High School Degree Or Higher

Hawkins: 86.00%

Tennessee: 89.50%

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

Hawkins: 20.70%

Tennessee: 36.70%

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

Hawkins: 12.90%

Tennessee: 28.70%

High School Graduation Rate

Hawkins: 97%

Tennessee: 89%

College Going Rate

Hawkins: 56.50%

Tennessee: 63.40%

Average ACT Score

Hawkins: 19

Tennessee: 20.2

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

Elementary Schools

Enrollment: 2,973

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 1,583

High Schools

Enrollment: 2,279

Rogersville City School
Enrollment

Elemetary Schools

Enrollment: 435

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 201

High Schools

Enrollment: 0

Regional Higher Education Institutions
City
Enrollment

East Tennessee State University

City: Johnson City

Enrollment: 14,128

Northeast State Community College

City: Blountville

Enrollment: 6,146

Walters State Community College

City: Morristown

Enrollment: 6,004

King University

City: Bristol

Enrollment: 2,804

Tusculum College

City: Greeneville

Enrollment: 1,796

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

36

Overweight & Obesity Prevalence

Adults*

32.9%

Children** (Grade 8)

44.9%

Regional Hospitals
Number of Beds
City

Holston Valley Medical Center

Number of Beds: 505

City: Kingsport

Indian Path Community Hospital

Number of Beds: 239

City: Kingsport

Hawkins County Memorial Hospital

Number of Beds: 50

City: Rogersville

Healthsouth Rehabilitation Hospital

Number of Beds: 50

City: Kingsport

Johnson City Medical Center

Number of Beds: 585

City: Johnson City

Woodridge Psychiatric Hospital

Number of Beds: 585

City: Johnson City

Bristol Regional Medical Center

Number of Beds: 312

City: Bristol

Morristown-Hamblen Healthcare System

Number of Beds: 167

City: Morristown

Laughlin Memorial Hospital, Inc.

Number of Beds: 140

City: Greeneville

Lakeway Regional Hosptial

Number of Beds: 135

City: Morristown

Takoma Regional Hospital

Number of Beds: 100

City: Greeneville

Franklin Woods Community Hospital

Number of Beds: 80

City: Johnson City

Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital

Number of Beds: 36

City: Johnson City

Select Specialty Hospital - Tri Cities, Inc.

Number of Beds: 33

City: Bristol

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

68.9°F

Average Low Temperature

45.2°F

Average Annual Temperature

57.1°F

Annual Rainfall

43.05"

Elevation (at County Seat)

1,294'

Prevailing Winds

West

Sources:
usclimatedata.com (2015)

Community Information

Bulls Gap

Population (2020)

856

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.72

Phone Number

(423) 235-5216

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Church Hill

Population (2020)

6,667

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.10

Phone Number

(423) 357-6161

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Kingsport

Population (2019)

53,376

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.89

Phone Number

(423) 229-9400

Retire Tennessee Participant

Yes

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

Yes

Mount Carmel

Population (2020)

5,293

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.67

Phone Number

(423) 357-7311

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Rogersville

Population (2020)

4,437

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.67

Phone Number

(423) 272-7497

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

Yes

Surgoinsville

Population (2020)

2,223

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.20

Phone Number

(423) 345-2213

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

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