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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Houston County

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Houston County

Population & Demographics

Location

Time Zone

Central Time Zone

Grand Division

Middle Tennessee

Area (Square Miles)

200.3

County Seat

Erin

Metropolitan Area

West Tennessee nonmetropolitan area

ECD Region

Northern Middle

Population

Population (2014)

8,221

Population (2019)

8,201

Population Change (2014-2019)

-0.2%

Population Forecast (2040)

8,640

Foreign Born Population

52

Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population)

0.6%

Language Other Than English Spoken At Home

0.9%

Civilian Veteran Population

739

Race (Percentage of Population)

White Alone

92.4%

Black or African American, alone

5.4%

American Indian And Alaska Native, alone

0.7%

Asian, alone

0.2%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone

0.2%

Some Other Race, alone

0.0%

Two or More Races

1.1%

Hispanic or Latino

0.4%

Age (Percentage of Population)
Male
Female
Total

Under 5 Years Old

Male: 5.1%

Female: 4.4%

Total: 4.8%

Under 18 Years Old

Male: 23.0%

Female: 19.9%

Total: 21.5%

18-64 Years Old

Male: 57.8%

Female: 57.4%

Total: 57.6%

65 Years and Over

Male: 19.2%

Female: 22.7%

Total: 20.9%

Median Age

Male: 40.7

Female: 46.5

Total: 43.9

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

3,106

Homeownership Rate

76.5%

Persons Per Household

2.76

Living In Same House 1 Year & Over

88.3%

Median Home Value

$103,700

Annual Home Sales

67

Median Sale Price of Homes Sold

$132,000

Persons In Households With Income Below Poverty Level

16.8%

Total Personal Income

$275,841

Personal Income Per Capita

$33,635

County Median Wage

$15.15

Household Income & Benefits
Percent of Household

Less Than $10,000

12.3%

$10,000 to $14,999

6.3%

$15,000 to $24,999

12.6%

$25,000 to $34,999

10.8%

$35,000 to $49,999

16.2%

$50,000 to $74,999

19.7%

$75,000 to $99,999

9.8%

$100,000 to $149,999

7.6%

$150,000 to $199,999

2.5%

$200,000 or More

2.2%

Median Household Income

$42,711

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)

$2.7989

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)

$1,135,648

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2020)

$1,311,102

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

15.50%

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

$1,821

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

Labor Force

Labor Force Estimates (2019)
Tennessee
Houston

Labor Force

Tennessee: 3,345,000

Houston: 3,297

Employment

Tennessee: 3,232,000

Houston: 3,146

Unemployment

Tennessee: 113,000

Houston: 151

Unemployment Rate

Tennessee: 3.40%

Houston: 4.60%

Unemployment Rate*
Tennessee
Houston

2016

Tennessee: 4.70%

Houston: 7.50%

2017

Tennessee: 3.70%

Houston: 5.70%

2018

Tennessee: 3.50%

Houston: 5.60%

2019

Tennessee: 3.40%

Houston: 4.60%

Unemployment Rate (by percentage)

Sources:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industries (2019)

Industry
Employment
Establishments
Avg. Annual Wages

Crop and Animal Production

Employment: 12

Establishments: 2

Avg. Annual Wages: $32,070

Utilities

Employment: 9

Establishments: 1

Employment: $114,388

Construction

Employment: 71

Establishments: 15

Employment: $44,785

Manufacturing

Employment: 200

Establishments: 7

Employment: $51,063

Retail Trade

Employment: 163

Establishments: 24

Employment: $27,447

Transportation and Warehousing

Employment: 2

Establishments: 1

Employment: $60,386

Information

Employment: 13

Establishments: 1

Employment: $38,323

Finance and Insurance

Employment: 33

Establishments: 5

Employment: $64,601

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Employment: 5

Establishments: 2

Employment: $63,579

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment: 33

Establishments: 9

Employment: $42,782

Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation

Employment: 3

Establishments: 3

Employment: $29,808

Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment: 264

Establishments: 10

Employment: $43,270

Accommodation and Food Services

Employment: 100

Establishments: 13

Employment: $11,841

Other Services (except Public Administration)

Employment: 19

Establishments: 10

Employment: $36,143

Government

Employment: 524

Establishments: 21

Employment: $38,486

Total

Employment: 1,827

Establishments: 124

Employment: $29,992

Unique Occupations*
Employment
Location Quotient*

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

Employment: 10

Location Quotient*: 43.84

Logging Equipment Operators

Employment: 16

Location Quotient*: 38.08

Sawing Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Wood

Employment: 13

Location Quotient*: 21.67

Machinists

Employment: 51

Location Quotient*: 11.64

Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers

Employment: 21

Location Quotient*: 9.71

Key Cluster
Total Employment

Advanced Materials

0

Aerospace & Defense

0

Appliances & Electrical

0

Automotive

13

Business Services

19

Chemicals

0

Distribution & Logistics

0

Film, Music & Entertainment

0

Food & Beverage

0

Healthcare & Medical Devices

11

Top Employers

Top County Employers
Estimated Employees
City

Houston County Board of Education

Est. Employees: 225

City: Erin

Signature Healthcare, LLC

Est. Employees: 127

City: Erin

Houston County Government

Est. Employees: 100

City: Erin

Southern Gage Inc.

Est. Employees: 100

City: Erin

Houston County Community Hospital

Est. Employees: 75

City: Erin

Transportation & Logistics

Transportation

Nearest Commercial Service Airport

Nashville International

Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport

79

Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport

380

Nearest General Aviation Airport

Houston County

Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airport

3,000'

Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)

32

Access of Interstate

I-40 (28 miles) & I-24 (28 miles)

U.S. Highways

NONE

State Highways

13, 46, 49, 147, 149, 231, 232

Nearest Port (From County Seat)

New Johnsonville

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

Education

General Stats
Houston
Tennessee

Population Aged 25-64 With High School Degree Or Higher

Houston: 79.90%

Tennessee: 89.50%

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

Houston: 13.70%

Tennessee: 36.70%

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

Houston: 9.20%

Tennessee: 28.70%

High School Graduation Rate

Houston: 95%

Tennessee: 89%

College Going Rate

Houston: 55.80%

Tennessee: 63.40%

Average ACT Score

Houston: 19.1

Tennessee: 20.2

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

Elementary Schools

Enrollment: 578

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 304

High Schools

Enrollment: 400

Regional Higher Education Institutions
City
Enrollment

Austin Peay State University

City: Clarksville

Enrollment: 10,460

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Dickson

City: Dickson

Enrollment: 1,006

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*

33.2%

Children** (Grade 8)

37.4%

Regional Hospitals
Number of Beds
City

Houston County Community Hospital

Number of Beds: 25

City: Erin

Tennova Healthcare - Clarksville

Number of Beds: 270

City: Clarksville

Tristar Horizon Medical Center

Number of Beds: 157

City: Dickson

Camden General Hospital

Number of Beds: 25

City: Camden

Three Rivers Hospital

Number of Beds: 25

City: Waverly

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

70°F

Average Low Temperature

44.2°F

Average Annual Temperature

57.1°F

Annual Rainfall

56.11"

Elevation (at County Seat)

480'

Prevailing Winds

Southerly

Sources:
usclimatedata.com (2015)

Community Information

Erin

Population (2013)

1,451

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.0422

Phone Number

(931) 289-4108

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Tennessee Ridge

Population (2013)

1,278

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.7250

Phone Number

(931) 721-3385

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