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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Sequatchie County

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Sequatchie County

Population & Demographics

Location

Time Zone

Central Time Zone

Grand Division

Middle Tennessee

Area (Square Miles)

265.9

County Seat

Dunlap

Metropolitan Area

Chattanooga, TN-GA

ECD Region

Southeast

Population

Population (2014)

14,634

Population (2019)

15,026

Population Change (2014-2019)

2.7%

Population Forecast (2040)

17,490

Foreign Born Population

301

Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population)

2.0%

Language Other Than English Spoken At Home

3.0%

Civilian Veteran Population

1,262

Race (Percentage of Population)

White Alone

97.1%

Black or African American, alone

0.2%

American Indian And Alaska Native, alone

0.1%

Asian, alone

0.0%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone

0.0%

Some Other Race, alone

0.1%

Two or More Races

2.5%

Hispanic or Latino

3.5%

Age (Percentage of Population)
Male
Female
Total

Under 5 Years Old

Male: 5.0%

Female: 4.7%

Total: 4.8%

Under 18 Years Old

Male: 20.6%

Female: 20.1%

Total: 20.3%

18-64 Years Old

Male: 60.7%

Female: 58.6%

Total: 59.7%

65 Years and Over

Male: 18.7%

Female: 21.3%

Total: 20.0%

Median Age

Male: 43

Female: 45.2

Total: 44.1

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

5,549

Homeownership Rate

74.7%

Persons Per Household

2.64

Living In Same House 1 Year & Over

90.6%

Median Home Value

$142,500

Annual Home Sales

142

Median Sale Price of Homes Sold

$151,000

Persons In Households With Income Below Poverty Level

19.7%

Total Personal Income

$588,332

Personal Income Per Capita

$39,154

County Median Wage

$15.46

Household Income & Benefits
Percent of Household

Less Than $10,000

5.6%

$10,000 to $14,999

5.4%

$15,000 to $24,999

16.5%

$25,000 to $34,999

10.0%

$35,000 to $49,999

13.1%

$50,000 to $74,999

19.3%

$75,000 to $99,999

16.0%

$100,000 to $149,999

10.7%

$150,000 to $199,999

2.4%

$200,000 or More

1.0%

Median Household Income

$49,370

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)

$2.4422

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

0.0275

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2019)

$3,167,339

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2020)

$3,567,581

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

12.60%

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

$275

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

Labor Force

Labor Force Estimates (2019)
Tennessee
Sequatchie

Labor Force

Tennessee: 3,345,000

Sequatchie: 6,250

Employment

Tennessee: 3,232,000

Sequatchie: 5,987

Unemployment

Tennessee: 113,000

Sequatchie: 263

Unemployment Rate

Tennessee: 3.40%

Sequatchie: 4.20%

Unemployment Rate*
Tennessee
Sequatchie

2016

Tennessee: 4.70%

Sequatchie: 5.80%

2017

Tennessee: 3.70%

Sequatchie: 4.90%

2018

Tennessee: 3.50%

Sequatchie: 4.30%

2019

Tennessee: 3.40%

Sequatchie: 4.20%

Unemployment Rate (by percentage)

Sources:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industries (2019)

Industry
Employment
Establishments
Avg. Annual Wages

Crop and Animal Production

Employment: 3

Establishments: 3

Avg. Annual Wages: $87,206

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Employment: 38

Establishments: 3

Avg. Annual Wages: $134,788

Utilities

Employment: 11

Establishments: 1

Employment: $88,904

Construction

Employment: 42

Establishments: 8

Employment: $48,894

Manufacturing

Employment: 368

Establishments: 11

Employment: $55,646

Wholesale Trade

Employment: 75

Establishments: 16

Employment: $42,664

Retail Trade

Employment: 396

Establishments: 36

Employment: $32,177

Transportation and Warehousing

Employment: 85

Establishments: 11

Employment: $40,051

Information

Employment: 7

Establishments: 3

Employment: $57,473

Finance and Insurance

Employment: 198

Establishments: 17

Employment: $44,226

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Employment: 38

Establishments: 9

Employment: $38,106

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment: 42

Establishments: 20

Employment: $64,525

Management of Companies and Enterprises

Employment: 7

Establishments: 3

Employment: $58,327

Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation

Employment: 140

Establishments: 9

Employment: $36,317

Educational Services

Employment: 7

Establishments: 2

Employment: $21,835

Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment: 297

Establishments: 22

Employment: $34,288

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Employment: 22

Establishments: 5

Employment: $23,258

Accommodation and Food Services

Employment: 281

Establishments: 14

Employment: $15,704

Other Services (except Public Administration)

Employment: 30

Establishments: 15

Employment: $26,554

Government

Employment: 848

Establishments: 19

Employment: $44,971

Total

Employment: 3,690

Establishments: 224

Employment: $31,438

Unique Occupations*
Employment
Location Quotient*

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Employment: 22

Location Quotient*: 65.81

Dental Laboratory Technicians

Employment: 14

Location Quotient*: 15.72

First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers

Employment: 13

Location Quotient*: 10.04

First-Line Supervisors of Police and Detectives

Employment: 20

Location Quotient*: 7.91

Chemical Equipment Operators and Tenders

Employment: 11

Location Quotient*: 6.05

Key Cluster
Total Employment

Advanced Materials

0

Aerospace & Defense

0

Appliances & Electrical

97

Automotive

10

Business Services

141

Chemicals

96

Distribution & Logistics

153

Film, Music & Entertainment

0

Food & Beverage

0

Healthcare & Medical Devices

79

Top Employers

Top County Employers
Estimated Employees
City

Sequatchie County Board of Education

Est. Employees: 350

City: Dunlap

Mann + Hummel Usa, Inc.

Est. Employees: 250

City: Dunlap

Southeast Tennessee Human Resource Agency

Est. Employees: 225

City: Dunlap

Walmart Inc.

Est. Employees: 175

City: Dunlap

National Healthcare Corporation

Est. Employees: 120

City: Dunlap

Transportation & Logistics

Transportation

Nearest Commercial Service Airport

Chattanooga Metropolitan

Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport

42

Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport

43

Nearest General Aviation Airport

Marion County

Distance to Nearest General Aviation Airport

27.6

Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airport

3,498'

Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)

32.7

Access of Interstate

I-24 (14 miles)

U.S. Highways

127

State Highways

8, 28, 111, 283, 399

Nearest Port (From County Seat)

Chattanooga, South Pittsburg (Nickajack)

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

Education

General Stats
Sequatchie
Tennessee

Population Aged 25-64 With High School Degree Or Higher

Sequatchie: 85.70%

Tennessee: 89.50%

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

Sequatchie: 25.30%

Tennessee: 36.70%

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

Sequatchie: 14.80%

Tennessee: 28.70%

High School Graduation Rate

Sequatchie: 94%

Tennessee: 89%

College Going Rate

Sequatchie: 67.10%

Tennessee: 63.40%

Average ACT Score

Sequatchie: 19.7

Tennessee: 20.2

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

Elementary Schools

Enrollment: 990

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 503

High Schools

Enrollment: 664

Regional Higher Education Institutions
City
Enrollment

The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga

City: Chattanooga

Enrollment: 11,533

Chattanooga State Community College

City: Chattanooga

Enrollment: 8,685

Southern Adventist University

City: Collegedale

Enrollment: 2,959

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Chattanooga

City: Chattanooga

Enrollment: 2,096

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-McMinnville

City: McMinnville

Enrollment: 581

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

17

Overweight & Obesity Prevalence

Adults*

28.3%

Children** (Grade 8)

46.2%

Regional Hospitals
Number of Beds
City

Erlanger East Hospital

Number of Beds: 788

City: Chattanooga

Erlanger Medical Center

Number of Beds: 788

City: Chattanooga

Erlanger North Hospital

Number of Beds: 788

City: Chattanooga

Parkridge East Hospital

Number of Beds: 621

City: Chattanooga

Parkridge Medical Center, Inc.

Number of Beds: 621

City: Chattanooga

Parkridge Valley Hospital-Adult & Senior

Number of Beds: 621

City: Chattanooga

Parkridge Valley Hospital-Child & Adolescent

Number of Beds: 621

City: Chattanooga

Parkridge West Hospital

Number of Beds: 621

City: Jasper

Memorial Health Care System (and Hixson)

Number of Beds: 423

City: Chattanooga

Memorial Hospital Hixson

Number of Beds: 423

City: Hixson

Saint Thomas River Park Hospital

Number of Beds: 125

City: McMinnville

Siskin Hospital for Physical Rehabilitation

Number of Beds: 88

City: Chattanooga

Healthsouth Chattanooga Rehabilitation Hospital

Number of Beds: 69

City: Chattanooga

Kindred Hospital - Chattanooga

Number of Beds: 49

City: Chattanooga

Erlanger Bledsoe

Number of Beds: 25

City: Pikeville

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

70.3°F

Average Low Temperature

46°F

Average Annual Temperature

58.2°F

Annual Rainfall

52.87"

Elevation (at County Seat)

800'

Prevailing Winds

Southwest

Sources:
usclimatedata.com (2015)

Community Information

Dunlap

Population (2013)

4,953

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.8260

Phone Number

(423) 949-2115

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