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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Sumner County

County Profile Tool
Sumner County

Population & Demographics

Location

Time Zone

Central Time Zone

Grand Division

Middle Tennessee

Area (Square Miles)

529.4

County Seat

Gallatin

Metropolitan Area

Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN

ECD Region

Northern Middle

Population

Population (2014)

160,645

Population (2019)

196,281

Population Change (2014-2019)

22.20%

Population Forecast (2040)

250,450

Foreign Born Population

8,664

Foreign Born Persons (Percentage of Population)

4.70%

Language Other Than English Spoken At Home

6.40%

Civilian Veteran Population

11,978

Race (Percentage of Population)

White Alone

80.50%

Black or African American, alone

8.00%

American Indian And Alaska Native, alone

0.40%

Asian, alone

1.50%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, alone

0.10%

Some Other Race, alone

2.70%

Two or More Races

6.80%

Hispanic or Latino

6.60%

Age (Percentage of Population)
Male
Female
Total

Under 5 Years Old

Male: 6.40%

Female: 5.80%

Total: 6.10%

Under 18 Years Old

Male: 24.90%

Female: 22.70%

Total: 23.70%

18-64 Years Old

Male: 60.90%

Female: 60.40%

Total: 60.70%

65 Years and Over

Male: 14.20%

Female: 16.90%

Total: 15.60%

Median Age

Male: 38.6

Female: 40.9

Total: 39.8

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

63,240

Homeownership Rate

73.6%

Persons Per Household

2.71

Living In Same House 1 Year & Over

85.9%

Median Home Value

$234,200

Annual Home Sales

4,049

Median Sale Price of Homes Sold

$282,000

Persons In Households With Income Below Poverty Level

9.0%

Total Personal Income

$9,604,892

Personal Income Per Capita

$50,213

County Median Wage

$17.36

Household Income & Benefits
Percent of Household

Less Than $10,000

3.8%

$10,000 to $14,999

3.0%

$15,000 to $24,999

7.3%

$25,000 to $34,999

8.6%

$35,000 to $49,999

13.3%

$50,000 to $74,999

19.7%

$75,000 to $99,999

14.4%

$100,000 to $149,999

17.5%

$150,000 to $199,999

6.4%

$200,000 or More

6.1%

Median Household Income

$67,204

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)

$2.2620

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

2.25% - 2.75%

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2019)

$49,132,793

Local Sales Tax Collections (FY 2020)

$55,190,507

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

12.30%

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

$1,392

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

Labor Force

Labor Force Estimates (2019)
Tennessee
Sumner

Labor Force

Tennessee: 3,287,422

Sumner: 102,069

Employment

Tennessee: 3,041,838

Sumner: 95,424

Unemployment

Tennessee: 245,584

Sumner: 6,645

Unemployment Rate

Tennessee: 7.5%

Sumner: 6.5%

Unemployment Rate*
Tennessee
Sumner

2016

Tennessee: 3.7%

Sumner: 3.0%

2017

Tennessee: 3.5%

Sumner: 2.8%

2018

Tennessee: 3.4%

Sumner: 2.7%

2019

Tennessee: 7.5%

Sumner: 6.5%

Unemployment Rate (by percentage)

Sources:
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Industries (2020)

Industry
Employment
Establishments
Avg. Annual Wages

Crop and Animal Production

Employment: 32

Establishments: 10

Avg. Annual Wages: $38,705

Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction

Employment: 10

Establishments: 2

Avg. Annual Wages: $0

Utilities

Employment: 69

Establishments: 4

Employment: $81,026

Construction

Employment: 3,645

Establishments: 414

Employment: $61,321

Manufacturing

Employment: 7,332

Establishments: 210

Employment: $55,659

Wholesale Trade

Employment: 2,847

Establishments: 300

Employment: $60,621

Retail Trade

Employment: 7,022

Establishments: 482

Employment: $29,337

Transportation and Warehousing

Employment: 2,171

Establishments: 113

Employment: $44,652

Information

Employment: 498

Establishments: 85

Employment: $82,801

Finance and Insurance

Employment: 1,599

Establishments: 304

Employment: $70,808

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

Employment: 659

Establishments: 176

Employment: $47,319

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

Employment: 3,137

Establishments: 484

Employment: $72,269

Management of Companies and Enterprises

Employment: 282

Establishments: 27

Employment: $85,921

Administrative, Support, Waste Management and Remediation

Employment: 2,940

Establishments: 232

Employment: $38,565

Educational Services

Employment: 429

Establishments: 43

Employment: $21,491

Health Care and Social Assistance

Employment: 6,534

Establishments: 410

Employment: $46,383

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

Employment: 744

Establishments: 67

Employment: $29,945

Accommodation and Food Services

Employment: 5,229

Establishments: 278

Employment: $18,123

Other Services (except Public Administration)

Employment: 1,515

Establishments: 347

Employment: $35,932

Government

Employment: 7,979

Establishments: 53

Employment: $44,235

Unclassified

Employment: 10

Establishments: 1

Employment: $0

Total

Employment: 54,672

Establishments: 4,037

Employment: $45,750

Unique Occupations*
Employment
Location Quotient*

Coil Winders, Tapers, and Finishers

Employment: 97

Location Quotient*: 18.01

Engine and Other Machine Assemblers

Employment: 171

Location Quotient*: 9.55

Multiple Machine Tool Setters, Operators, and Tenders, Metal and Plastic

Employment: 396

Location Quotient*: 7.21

Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Employment: 53

Location Quotient*: 6.21

Metal Workers and Plastic Workers, All Other

Employment: 44

Location Quotient*: 4.84

Key Cluster
Total Employment

Advanced Materials

151

Aerospace & Defense

50

Appliances & Electrical

443

Automotive

2,154

Business Services

2,624

Chemicals

886

Distribution & Logistics

5,008

Film, Music & Entertainment

17

Food & Beverage

176

Healthcare & Medical Devices

326

Top Employers

Top County Employers
Estimated Employees
City

Sumner County Board of Education

Est. Employees: 4,191

City: Gallatin

Sumner County Government

Est. Employees: 2,225

City: Gallatin

Sumner Regional Medical Center

Est. Employees: 1,075

City: Gallatin

Xtend Healthcare, LLC

Est. Employees: 928

City: Hendersonville

Gap, Inc.

Est. Employees: 815

City: Gallatin

Volunteer State Community College

Est. Employees: 765

City: Gallatin

Hendersonville Medical Center

Est. Employees: 658

City: Hendersonville

ABC Technologies, Inc.

Est. Employees: 605

City: Gallatin

Unipres U.S.A., Inc.

Est. Employees: 560

City: Portland

YAPP USA Automotive

Est. Employees: 525

City: Gallatin

Transportation & Logistics

Transportation

Nearest Commercial Service Airport

Nashville International

Distance to Nearest Commercial Service Airport

30

Daily Flights At Nearest Commercial Service Airport

380

Nearest General Aviation Airport

Sumner County Regional

Runway Length at Nearest General Aviation Airport

6,301'

Mean Travel Time to Work (Minutes)

27.6

Access of Interstate

I-65

U.S. Highways

31, 231

State Highways

6, 11, 25, 41, 52, 76, 109, 174, 257, 258, 259, 376, 386

Nearest Port (From County Seat)

Nashville

Railroads Serving County

CSX

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

Education

General Stats
Sumner
Tennessee

Population Aged 25-64 With High School Degree Or Higher

Sumner: 91.80%

Tennessee: 89.50%

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

Sumner: 37.50%

Tennessee: 36.70%

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

Sumner: 28.20%

Tennessee: 28.70%

High School Graduation Rate

Sumner: 94%

Tennessee: 89%

College Going Rate

Sumner: 70.40%

Tennessee: 63.40%

Average ACT Score

Sumner: 21.4

Tennessee: 20.2

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

Elementary Schools

Enrollment: 13,115

Middle Schools

Enrollment: 6,626

High Schools

Enrollment: 8,395

Regional Higher Education Institutions
City
Enrollment

Volunteer State Community College

City: Gallatin

Enrollment: 8,687

Vanderbilt University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 12,587

Nashville State Community College

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 9,509

Tennessee State University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 8,770

Belmont University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 7,723

Lipscomb University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 4,632

Trevecca Nazarene University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 3,221

Cumberland University

City: Lebanon

Enrollment: 1,963

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Nashville

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 1,486

Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Hartsville

City: Hartsville

Enrollment: 1,023

Meharry Medical College

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 831

Fisk University

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 761

Welch College

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 349

Aquinas College

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 342

Watkins College of Art Design & Film

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 251

Middle Tennessee School of Anesthesia Inc

City: Nashville

Enrollment: 229

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

287

Overweight & Obesity Prevalence

Adults*

29.7%

Children** (Grade 8)

37.7%

Regional Hospitals
Number of Beds
City

Tristar Hendersonville Medical Center

Number of Beds: 159

City: Hendersonville

Tristar Portland Medical Park

Number of Beds: 159

City: Portland

Sumner Regional Medical Center

Number of Beds: 155

City: Gallatin

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Number of Beds: 1,051

City: Nashville

Tristar Centennial Medical Center

Number of Beds: 686

City: Nashville

Saint Thomas Midtown Hospital

Number of Beds: 683

City: Nashville

Saint Thomas West Hospital

Number of Beds: 541

City: Nashville

Tristar Skyline Madison Campus

Number of Beds: 385

City: Madison

Tristar Skyline Medical Center

Number of Beds: 385

City: Nashville

Tennova Healthcare - Lebanon

Number of Beds: 245

City: Lebanon

Tennova Healthcare - Lebanon McFarland Rehabilitation Center

Number of Beds: 245

City: Lebanon

Tristar Summit Medical Center

Number of Beds: 200

City: Hermitage

Metropolitan Nashville General Hospital

Number of Beds: 150

City: Nashville

Tristar Southern Hills Medical Center

Number of Beds: 126

City: Nashville

Northcrest Medical Center

Number of Beds: 109

City: Springfield

Vanderbilt Stallworth Rehabilitation Hospital

Number of Beds: 80

City: Nashville

Select Specialty Hospital - Nasvhille

Number of Beds: 70

City: Nashville

Curahealth Nashville

Number of Beds: 60

City: Nashville

Macon Community Hospital

Number of Beds: 25

City: Lafayette

Trousdale Medical Center

Number of Beds: 25

City: Hartsville

Saint Thomas Hospital for Specialty Surgery

Number of Beds: 23

City: Nashville

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

68.6°F

Average Low Temperature

44.4°F

Average Annual Temperature

56.5°F

Annual Rainfall

52.85"

Elevation (at County Seat)

526'

Prevailing Winds

Southerly

Sources:
usclimatedata.com (2015)

Community Information

Gallatin

Population (2019)

38,156

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.80

Phone Number

(615) 451-5900

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

Yes

Goodlettsville

Population (2019)

16,870

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.79

Phone Number

(615) 851-2200

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Hendersonville

Population (2019)

57,083

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.92

Phone Number

(615) 822-1000

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Millersville

Population (2019)

6,350

Charter Type

General Law Manager-Commission

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.00

Phone Number

(615) 859-0880

Retire Tennessee Participant

Yes

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Mitchellville

Population (2019)

175

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$0.47

Phone Number

(615) 325-6020

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

Portland

Population (2019)

12,729

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.06

Phone Number

(615) 325-6776

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

Yes

Main Street Participant

No

Westmoreland

Population (2019)

2,874

Charter Type

Private Act

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.25%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.13

Phone Number

(615) 644-3382

Retire Tennessee Participant

No

Tennessee Downtowns Participant

No

Main Street Participant

No

White House

Population (2019)

11,843

Charter Type

General Law Mayor-Alderman

Local Option Sales Tax Rate

2.75%

City Property Tax Rate

$1.04

Phone Number

(615) 672-4350

Retire Tennessee Participant

Yes

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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