Jamie Stitt

Assistant Commissioner, Business and Workforce Development

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development
312 Rosa L. Parks Ave., Nashville, TN 37243
Do Business in Tennessee
I am a:

Hawkins County

County Profile Tool
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 (2014)

56,481

Population (2019)

56,786

Population Change (2014-2019)

0.5%

Population Forecast (2040)

54,127

Foreign Born Population

584

Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population)

1.0%

Language Other Than English Spoken At Home

1.7%

Civilian Veteran Population

4,024

Race (Percentage of Population)

White Alone

96.0%

Black or African American, alone

1.3%

American Indian And Alaska Native, alone

0.2%

Asian, alone

0.5%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone

0.1%

Some Other Race, alone

0.2%

Two or More Races

1.6%

Hispanic or Latino

1.6%

Age (Percentage of Population)
Male
Female
Total

Under 5 Years Old

Male: 5.1%

Female: 4.8%

Total: 4.9%

Under 18 Years Old

Male: 21.0%

Female: 19.5%

Total: 20.2%

18-64 Years Old

Male: 59.8%

Female: 58.6%

Total: 59.2%

65 Years and Over

Male: 19.2%

Female: 21.9%

Total: 20.6%

Median Age

Male: 43.6

Female: 45.9

Total: 44.9

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

23,001

Homeownership Rate

73.5%

Persons Per Household

2.42

Living In Same House 1 Year & Over

88.9%

Median Home Value

$124,100

Annual Home Sales

533

Median Sale Price of Homes Sold

$140,000

Persons In Households With Income Below Poverty Level

19.1%

Total Personal Income

$1,991,856

Personal Income Per Capita

$35,077

County Median Wage

$15.47

Household Income & Benefits
Percent of Household

Less Than $10,000

8.8%

$10,000 to $14,999

6.1%

$15,000 to $24,999

14.6%

$25,000 to $34,999

12.3%

$35,000 to $49,999

15.7%

$50,000 to $74,999

18.8%

$75,000 to $99,999

10.4%

$100,000 to $149,999

9.3%

$150,000 to $199,999

2.0%

$200,000 or More

1.8%

Median Household Income

$41,924

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)

$2.5323

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)

$9,730,801

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2020)

$11,248,769

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

15.60%

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

$1,185

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

Labor Force

Labor Force Estimates (2019)
Tennessee
Hawkins

Labor Force

Tennessee: 3,345,000

Hawkins: 23,986

Employment

Tennessee: 3,232,000

Hawkins: 22,998

Unemployment

Tennessee: 113,000

Hawkins: 988

Unemployment Rate

Tennessee: 3.40%

Hawkins: 4.10%

Unemployment Rate*
Tennessee
Hawkins

2016

Tennessee: 4.70%

Hawkins: 5.40%

2017

Tennessee: 3.70%

Hawkins: 4.20%

2018

Tennessee: 3.50%

Hawkins: 4.00%

2019

Tennessee: 3.40%

Hawkins: 4.10%

Unemployment Rate (by percentage)

Sources:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industries (2019)

Industry
Employment
Establishments
Avg. Annual Wages

Crop and Animal Production

Employment: 22

Establishments: 6

Avg. Annual Wages: $33,107

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Employment: 74

Establishments: 2

Avg. Annual Wages: $66,258

Utilities

Employment: 71

Establishments: 1

Employment: $104,148

Construction

Employment: 475

Establishments: 53

Employment: $62,959

Manufacturing

Employment: 4,328

Establishments: 49

Employment: $67,326

Wholesale Trade

Employment: 205

Establishments: 32

Employment: $87,396

Retail Trade

Employment: 1,258

Establishments: 109

Employment: $26,392

Transportation and Warehousing

Employment: 342

Establishments: 19

Employment: $61,052

Information

Employment: 40

Establishments: 8

Employment: $37,956

Finance and Insurance

Employment: 196

Establishments: 38

Employment: $44,997

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Employment: 29

Establishments: 18

Employment: $46,917

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment: 153

Establishments: 57

Employment: $64,363

Management of Companies and Enterprises

Employment: 114

Establishments: 4

Employment: $92,167

Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation

Employment: 796

Establishments: 33

Employment: $47,073

Educational Services

Employment: 7

Establishments: 2

Employment: $20,668

Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment: 1,193

Establishments: 54

Employment: $44,420

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Employment: 76

Establishments: 6

Employment: $12,860

Accommodation and Food Services

Employment: 1,093

Establishments: 68

Employment: $15,347

Other Services (except Public Administration)

Employment: 206

Establishments: 89

Employment: $28,692

Government

Employment: 2,241

Establishments: 45

Employment: $52,490

Total

Employment: 15,051

Establishments: 692

Employment: $39,866

Unique Occupations*
Employment
Location Quotient*

Adhesive Bonding Machine Operators and Tenders

Employment: 87

Location Quotient*: 49.65

Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic

Employment: 155

Location Quotient*: 34.08

Milling and Planing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Employment: 64

Location Quotient*: 33.49

Tire Builders

Employment: 45

Location Quotient*: 23.29

Electro-Mechanical Technicians

Employment: 23

Location Quotient*: 14.90

Key Cluster
Total Employment

Advanced Materials

955

Aerospace & Defense

0

Appliances & Electrical

160

Automotive

820

Business Services

235

Chemicals

436

Distribution & Logistics

493

Film, Music & Entertainment

19

Food & Beverage

10

Healthcare & Medical Devices

77

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: 500

City: Bulls Gap

Cooper-Standard Automotive, Inc.

Est. Employees: 450

City: Surgoinsville

Hutchinson Sealing Systems

Est. Employees: 370

City: Church Hill

TRW S&S

Est. Employees: 335

City: Rogersville

Wal-Mart

Est. Employees: 300

City: Kingsport

Sam Dong, Inc.

Est. Employees: 215

City: Rogersville

Baldor Electric Company

Est. Employees: 207

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 (2013)

606

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.7200

Phone Number

(423) 235-5216

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Church Hill

Population (2013)

6,742

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.1034

Phone Number

(423) 357-6161

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Kingsport

Population (2013)

52,835

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.50% - 2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.8900

Phone Number

(423) 229-9400

Retire Tennessee Participant

Yes

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

Yes

Mount Carmel

Population (2013)

5,443

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.6700

Phone Number

(423) 357-7311

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Rogersville

Population (2013)

4,410

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.6700

Phone Number

(423) 272-7497

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

Yes

Surgoinsville

Population (2013)

1,823

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.2000

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