I. Geography & Demographics VI.  County Government Finance
II. Income & Poverty VII.  Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory
III.  Health & Healthcare VIII.  Adult & Post-secondary Education
IV.  Employment IX.  Public School Systems
V.  Value of Farmland & Agricultural Products Sold
Anderson County, Tennessee
Selected Statistical Information
I.  Geography & Demographics
        Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank*
Percent of State Total
Total Land Area (sq. mi.) 41,217 338 65th  0.8%
Farmland (2007)            
Acres of Farmland (2007) 10,969,798 40,135  86th   0.4%
Acres of Farmland (1992) 11,169,086 41,899  86th   0.4%
Number of Farms (2007) 79,280 538  65th   0.7%
Average Size of Farms (Acres, 2007) 138 75  90th  
Population            
2011 American Community Survey 6,297,991 74,672 17th  1.2%
2000 Census 5,689,283 71,330 15th  1.3%
1990 Census 4,877,203 68,250 14th  1.4%
Population Change (2000 to 2011) 608,708 3,342 31st  0.5%
% Growth (2000 to 2011) 10.7% 4.7% 59th 
Population Density (per sq. mi.)     Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
2011 American Community Survey 153              221 17th  144.8%
2000 Census 138              211 13th  153.1%
1990 Census 118              202 9th  170.9%
Urban Population           Percent of State Total
2010 Census 4,213,245 49,088 15th  1.2%
2000 Census 3,618,968 42,056 16th  1.2%
1990 Census 2,969,948 36,022 14th  1.2%
% Growth (2000 to 2010) 16.4% 16.7% 25th 
% Growth (1990 to 2000) 21.9% 16.8% 37th 
Percent of Population in Urban Areas           Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census 66.4% 65.3% 15th  -1.1%
2000 Census 63.6% 59.0% 17th  -4.7%
1990 Census 60.9% 52.8% 15th  -8.1%
Median Age            
2010 Census 38 43 21st 
2000 Census 36 36 75th 
Note: A rank of 1 indicates oldest.
Population Percentages by Age Bracket     Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census
under 18 23.6% 21.9% 61st  -1.7%
18-24 9.6% 7.7% 53rd  -1.9%
25-44 26.4% 23.6% 68th  -2.8%
45-64 27.0% 29.5% 20th  2.5%
65 & over 13.4% 17.4% 20th  4.0%
2000 Census
under 18 24.6% 23.2% 61st  -1.4%
18-24 9.6% 7.5% 85th  -2.2%
25-44 30.2% 27.3% 78th  -2.9%
45-64 23.2% 25.5% 32nd  2.3%
65 & over 12.4% 16.6% 10th  4.2%
Population Growth by Age Bracket, 2000 (Census) to 2010 (Census)        
Population Percentages by Race/Ethnicity (2010 Census)          
        Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Males per 100 Females (2011) 95.1 94.1 81st  98.9%
Marriages Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 9.0 7.6 38th  84.4%
Divorces Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 4.3 3.7 25th  86.0%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
II. Income and Poverty
Per Capita Personal Income     Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
2011 $36,567 $36,289 12th  99.2%
2000 $26,689 $25,263 15th  94.7%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 2.90% 3.35% 37th 
Median Household Income            
2011 $43,989 $44,872 18th  102.0%
2000 $35,760 $37,101 21st  103.8%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 1.90% 1.74% 22nd 
2011 Poverty Rate           Percentage Point Difference
All Ages 18.4% 16.7% 18th  -1.70%
Related Children Under 18 Years  26.5% 25.1% 17th  -1.40%
2000 Poverty Rate            
All Ages  13.5% 13.1% 31st  -0.34%
Related Children Under 18 Years 17.6% 18.4% 49th  0.84%
2012 Food Stamp Recipients (Monthly Average )          
Percent of Occupied Households 26.4% 24.8% 25th  -1.63%
Percent of Individuals 21.1% 21.1% 33rd  -0.04%
2012 Families First (Monthly Average)            
Percent of Occupied Households 2.5% 1.48% 28th  -1.05%
Percent of Individuals 2.6% 1.43% 32nd  -1.13%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
III. Health & Healthcare
2011 Pregnancy & Birth Rates      Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Live births per 1,000 Population 12.4             10.7 23rd 86.3%
Percent of Live Births to Unmarried Parents 44.1% 43.8% 46th 99.3%
Percent Low Birth Weight 9.0% 8.1% 24th 90.0%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 15-44               72.1             69.5 56th 96.4%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-17                8.9               9.0 36th 101.1%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-14                0.7  -       0.0%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2011 Mortality Rates      Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Number of Deaths per 1,000 Population                9.4             11.4  30th  121.3%
Number of Deaths per 100,000 Population by Cause of Death
Diseases of the Heart             221.0            269.9 47th 122.1%
Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm)             210.2            248.6 53rd 118.3%
Diabetes               27.1             41.2 68th 152.0%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
23rd
22nd
Access to Healthcare     Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2010) 2.4 2.3 10th  96.3%
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2007) 1.8 2.2 9th  123.4%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2010) 3.6 4.0 21st  113.4%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2008) 4.2 4.3 23rd  102.4%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2011) 44.8 46.4 51st  103.7%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2008) 46.0 48.2 52nd  104.7%
              Percentage Point Difference
2010 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care 10.4% 3.4% 41st  -7.0%
2008 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care  9.4% 3.4% 38th  -6.0%
IV. Employment
Unemployment Rate     Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank*
Percentage Point Difference
2013 (June) 8.8% 9.3% 38th  0.5%
2012 (June) 8.6% 9.8% 46th  1.2%
2012 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 24.6% 21.6% 33rd  -3.0%
2000 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 12.0% 10.3% 27th  -1.7%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2011 Employment Percentages by Major Industry   Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
Total Employment Top Industries 2,602,604 38,707 13th  1.5%
Manufacturing 11.7% 25.6% 7th  3.3%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4.2% 13.1% 7th  4.6%
Health Care and Social Assistance 12.7% 10.5% 12th  1.2%
Retail Trade 11.9% 8.6% 20th  1.1%
Accommodation and Food Services 9.1% 7.7% 16th  1.2%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 7.1% 6.6% 10th  1.4%
Construction 4.0% 5.8% 10th  2.2%
Finance and Insurance 3.9% 3.3% 13th  1.3%
Federal Government 1.9% 2.6% 9th  2.0%
Wholesale Trade 4.5% 2.0% 15th  0.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2.7% 1.5% 20th  0.8%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 0.1% 0.6% 2nd  6.6%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 1.1% 0.6% 16th  0.7%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.2% 0.4% 20th  0.5%
*Note: Percentages for counties may not total to 100%. 
This table shows the top industries in the county, not all industries.
2011 Average Annual Wage by Major Industry         County
Rank
2nd 
7th 
4th 
6th 
7th 
4th 
14th 
3rd 
4th 
26th 
11th 
24th 
3rd 
3rd 
23rd 
V.  Value of Farmland and Agricultural Products Sold
2007 Estimates     Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Farm) $467,420 $398,508 65th  85.3%
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Acre) $3,378 $5,342 9th  158.1%
Total Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold  $2,617,394,000 $4,425,000 87th  0.2%
Per Capita Value of Agricultural Products Sold $424 $60 91st  14.2%
VI. County Government Finance (municipalities' revenue data not available)*
Fiscal Year 2011 Revenue by Source (in thousands)   Tennessee Percent of Tennessee Revenue Anderson County Percent of County Revenue
Grand Total  $      7,377,794 100.0%  $   132,234 100.0%
Total State Revenue  $      2,705,115 36.7%  $     35,485 26.8%
Public Schools**          2,360,751 32.0%  $     31,067 23.5%
All Other             344,365 4.7%           4,418 3.3%
Federal Revenue***  $         747,424 10.1%  $     13,115 9.9%
Total Local Revenue  $      3,925,254 53.2%  $     83,634 63.2%
Property Tax          1,820,442 24.7%         40,035 30.3%
Local Sales Tax††             859,716 11.7%         24,955 18.9%
Other Local           1,245,096 16.9%         18,644 14.1%
*Davidson, Gibson, Hamilton, Knox, McMinn, Shelby and Washington County Audits not available as of July 1, 2012
**State revenue for County School Districts Only
***Includes federal revenue through state and direct federal revenue.
Includes county property tax support for city and/or special school districts.
††Includes local option sales tax support for city and/or special school districts.
Includes all other local taxes, licenses and permits, fees and fines, and charges for current services.
 Tax Base      Tennessee Anderson County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
2011 Equalized Assessed Property Value (in thousands) $144,184,673 $1,608,601 18th  1.1%
Tax Base Per Capita $22,894 $21,542 27th 
2011 County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $2.53 23rd 
2011 Total Taxable Sales (in thousands) $66,377,563 $763,289 17th  1.1%
Tax Base Per Capita $10,539 $10,222 16th 
2011 County Sales Tax Rate 2.75% 1st 
VII.  Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory 
Estimated Costs, 2011 - 2016 (in thousands)     Tennessee Anderson County County
 Rank
Percent of State Total
Project  Type
Transportation  $ 20,029,354  $      53,586 77th 0.27%
Water and Wastewater       4,110,530          32,250 28th 0.78%
Existing School Improvements       1,990,971          15,012 24th 0.75%
Recreation         942,863          12,098 18th 1.28%
School System-wide           73,995          10,500 2nd 14.19%
Law Enforcement       1,157,059          10,000 24th 0.86%
New Public Schools       1,604,136            6,462 35th 0.40%
Libraries, Museums, and Historic Sites         312,533            5,300 5th 1.70%
Community Development         455,079            4,918 15th 1.08%
Solid Waste           33,518            4,500 2nd 13.43%
Other Utilities         172,131            2,300 15th 1.34%
Public Buildings         393,884            1,400 34th 0.36%
Storm Water         285,963            1,000 20th 0.35%
Fire Protection         170,402              750 27th 0.44%
Post-secondary Education & Preschools       3,545,708              700 33rd 0.02%
Other Facilities           95,026              500 14th 0.53%
Business District Development         971,261                   - - -
Public Health Facilities         426,158                   - - -
Industrial Sites and Parks         247,230                   - - -
Telecommunications           19,300                   - - -
Housing           14,800                   - - -
Property Acquisition                    -                   - - -
Grand Total  $ 37,051,902  $    161,275 52nd 0.44%
VIII.  Adult & Post-secondary Education
Adult Educational Attainment (Persons 25 years and over)   Tennessee Anderson County County
 Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2007-2011 American Community Survey 
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 83.2% 83.9% 16th  0.7%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 23.0% 21.4% 14th  -1.6%
2000 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 75.9% 78.9% 10th  3.0%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 19.6% 20.8% 9th  1.2%
1990 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 67.1% 72.4% 8th  5.4%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 16.0% 18.6% 8th  2.6%
*Note: Percentages do not add to 100%
because categories are not mutually exclusive.
*Note: 2011 educational attainment data not yet available. 
 Number of Post-secondary Institutions (Fall 2011)     Tennessee Anderson County    
Four-year Colleges and Universities 55 0
Public 10 0
Private 45 0
Other Institutions 508 10
Two-Year Public (Community Colleges) 13 0
Two-Year Private Institutions 4 0
Technology Centers 26 0
Off-Campus Centers 41 1
Off-Campus Sites 424 9
Enrollment at Post-secondary Institutions (Fall 2011)            
Four-year Colleges and Universities         217,861 0
Public         138,811 0
Private           79,050 0
Other Institutions         139,347 2,984  
Two-Year Public (Community Colleges)           74,548 0  
Two-Year Private Institutions             1,684 0  
Technology Centers           10,710 0  
Off-Campus Centers           25,174 2,537  
Off-Campus Sites           27,231 447
IX.  Public School Systems (Total number of school systems in Tennessee is 136)
        Statewide Anderson County Clinton City Oak Ridge City      
Number of Students
2011-2012 950,547 6,597 887 4,457
System Rank for Students 34th  122nd  49th 
Percent of Statewide 0.7% 0.1% 0.5%      
2000-2001 896,556 6,955 939 4,452
System Rank for Students 25th  122nd  50th 
Percent of Statewide 0.8% 0.1% 0.5%      
Increase/(Decrease) 53,991              (358)                (52)                5            
Percent Change 6.0% -5.2% -5.5% 0.1%      
2011-2012    
Free or Reduced-price Meals 60.9% 62.7% 59.9% 45.7%
Federal Title 1 58.0% 36.9% 95.8% 29.6%
Special Education 11.4% 16.1% 19.7% 23.0%
English Language Learners 3.8% 0.0% N/A 0.1%
        Statewide Anderson County Clinton City Oak Ridge City      
2011 Accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Elementary Schools 57.0% 100.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Secondary Schools 90.7% 100.0% NA 100.0%
                     
Students per Classroom Teacher*
2011-12 14.7 11.9               13.6            12.8         
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 8th   39th    17th           
2000-2001 15.8 14.2               13.7            13.5         
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 24th   10th    9th           
Increase/(Decrease)             (1)                  (2)                  (0)               (1)            
*Note: Classroom teachers include art, music and physical education teachers.  Because these auxiliary teachers are
included, ratios of students to classroom teachers do not represent and tend to be lower than actual class sizes.
        Statewide Anderson County Clinton City Oak Ridge City      
Progress Through School
Promotion Rate
2011-2012 98.4% 99.5% 99.3% 99.0%
1999-2000 96.8% 98.4% 98.4% 98.8%
Dropout Rate
2011-2012 6.9% 4.1% n/a 5.7%
1999-2000 14.4% 11.0% n/a 9.1%
*Note: DOE did not update the Cohort Drop Out Rate
        Statewide Anderson County Clinton City Oak Ridge City      
Expenditures per Student
2011-2012 $8,551 $8,729 $9,026 $11,664
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 36th  24th  2nd 
Percent of Statewide 102.1% 105.6% 136.4%      
2001-2002 $5,678 $5,966 $6,620 $8,434
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 39th  12th  1st 
Percent of Statewide 105.1% 116.6% 148.5%      
Increase/Decrease $2,873 $2,764 $2,406 $3,230      
Percent Change 50.6% 46.3% 36.3% 38.3%      
                     
Classroom Teachers' Average Salary
2011-2012 $47,082 $43,847 $44,860 $58,775
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 44th  38th  1st 
Percent of Statewide 93.1% 95.3% 124.8%      
2000-2001 $37,431 $37,255 $39,666 $45,817
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 28th  17th  2nd 
Percent of Statewide 99.5% 106.0% 122.4%      
Increase/(Decrease) $9,650 $6,592 $5,194 $12,958
Percent Change 25.8% 17.7% 13.1% 28.3%      
        Statewide Anderson County Clinton City Oak Ridge City       
Revenue by Source (percent of total)
2011-2012
Federal 14.5% 15.7% 11.3% 10.2%  
State 46.3% 48.3% 48.3% 36.4%
Local 39.2% 35.9% 40.4% 53.4%      
System Rank for Percent Local 34th  26th  8th       
2000-2001
Federal 9.5% 14.1% 9.6% 7.0%
State 46.9% 47.7% 49.7% 36.8%
Local 43.7% 38.3% 40.7% 56.2%
System Rank for Percent Local 37th  31st  10th       
        Statewide Anderson County County
Rank
       
FY 2014 County Area Fiscal Capacity
Per Pupil Fiscal Capacity $3,079 $2,848 15th 
Percent of Statewide Figure 92.5%
Sources of Information for County Profiles
I. Geography & Demographics
U.S. Bureau of the Census–all data except for marriage and divorce rates.
  www.census.gov
  U.S. Department of Agriculture–farmland data
  http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome
  http://www.agcensus.usda.gov
  TN Dept. of Health - marriage and divorce rates.
  http://health.tn.gov
II. Income & Poverty
U.S. Bureau of the Census–median household income data & poverty rates.
www.census.gov
TN Dept. of Human Services–Food Stamp data and Families First data.
http://www.tn.gov/foodstamps
http://tn.gov/humanserv/adfam/afs_tanf.html
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis–per capita income data
www.bea.gov
III. Health & Healthcare
TN Dept.of Health, Health Statistics & Research–pregnancy, births, mortality & healthcare access data.
http://health.tn.gov/statistics/healthdata.htm
IV. Employment
TN Dept. Of Labor and Workforce Development–unemployment data. 
http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/
U.S. Department of Labor–employment data.
www.bls.gov/lau/home.htm
V. Value of Farmland and Agricultural Product Sold
U.S. Department of Agriculture–farmland data
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome
VI. County Government Finance (municipalities' revenue data not available)
TN County Technical Advisory Service (CTAS), Resource Center–county revenue data.
www.ctas.utk.edu
TN Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of Property Assessment–equalized assessed property values.
http://www.comptroller.tn.gov/pa/taxaggr.asp
TN Dept. of Revenue–total taxable sales.
http://www.tn.gov/revenue/statistics/index.shtml
VII. Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory
TN Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations–all data. 
http://tn.gov/tacir/infrastructure.html
VIII. Adult & Post-secondary Education
U.S. Bureau of the Census–educational attainment.
www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/educ-attn.html
TN Higher Education Commission–post-secondary institution and enrollment data.
www.tn.gov/thec
IX. Public School Systems (Total number of school systems is 136)
TN Department of Education–all data except fiscal capacity.
http://www.tn.gov/education/reports_data.shtml
TN Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations–education fiscal capacity.
http://tn.gov/tacir/fiscalcapacity.html
Prepared by TACIR