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
Cocke County, Tennessee
Selected Statistical Information
I.  Geography & Demographics
        Tennessee Cocke County County
Rank*
Percent of State Total
Total Land Area (sq. mi.) 41,217 434 49th  1.1%
Farmland (2007)            
Acres of Farmland (2007) 10,969,798 64,163  67th   0.6%
Acres of Farmland (1992) 11,169,086 84,029  61st   0.8%
Number of Farms (2007) 79,280 705  48th   0.9%
Average Size of Farms (Acres, 2007) 138 91  78th  
Population            
2011 American Community Survey 6,297,991 35,583 42nd  0.6%
2000 Census 5,689,283 33,565 42nd  0.6%
1990 Census 4,877,203 29,141 42nd  0.6%
Population Change (2000 to 2011) 608,708 2,018 43rd  0.3%
% Growth (2000 to 2011) 10.7% 6.0% 51st 
Population Density (per sq. mi.)     Tennessee Cocke County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
2011 American Community Survey 153                82 42nd  53.6%
2000 Census 138                77 39th  56.0%
1990 Census 118                67 38th  56.7%
Urban Population           Percent of State Total
2010 Census 4,213,245 11,579 39th  0.3%
2000 Census 3,618,968 10,918 40th  0.3%
1990 Census 2,969,948 7,123 45th  0.2%
% Growth (2000 to 2010) 16.4% 6.1% 46th 
% Growth (1990 to 2000) 21.9% 53.3% 18th 
Percent of Population in Urban Areas           Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census 66.4% 32.5% 45th  -33.9%
2000 Census 63.6% 32.5% 41st  -31.1%
1990 Census 60.9% 24.4% 53rd  -36.5%
Median Age            
2010 Census 38 43 17th 
2000 Census 36 39 29th 
Note: A rank of 1 indicates oldest.
Population Percentages by Age Bracket     Tennessee Cocke County County
Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census
under 18 23.6% 21.5% 71st  -2.1%
18-24 9.6% 7.5% 63rd  -2.1%
25-44 26.4% 23.9% 61st  -2.5%
45-64 27.0% 30.4% 8th  3.4%
65 & over 13.4% 16.7% 34th  3.3%
2000 Census
under 18 24.6% 22.8% 72nd  -1.8%
18-24 9.6% 8.3% 54th  -1.3%
25-44 30.2% 28.8% 44th  -1.4%
45-64 23.2% 26.4% 10th  3.2%
65 & over 12.4% 13.6% 53rd  1.3%
Population Growth by Age Bracket, 2000 (Census) to 2010 (Census)        
Population Percentages by Race/Ethnicity (2010 Census)          
        Tennessee Cocke County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Males per 100 Females (2011) 95.1 94.9 70th  99.7%
Marriages Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 9.0 9.3 14th  103.3%
Divorces Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 4.3 4.0 30th  93.0%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
II. Income and Poverty
Per Capita Personal Income     Tennessee Cocke County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
2011 $36,567 $25,696 81st  70.3%
2000 $26,689 $18,139 79th  68.0%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 2.90% 3.22% 46th 
Median Household Income            
2011 $43,989 $28,563 92nd  64.9%
2000 $35,760 $26,574 86th  74.3%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 1.90% 0.66% 85th 
2011 Poverty Rate           Percentage Point Difference
All Ages 18.4% 26.9% 87th  8.50%
Related Children Under 18 Years  26.5% 41.1% 92nd  14.60%
2000 Poverty Rate            
All Ages  13.5% 22.5% 88th  9.04%
Related Children Under 18 Years 17.6% 31.8% 92nd  14.22%
2012 Food Stamp Recipients (Monthly Average )          
Percent of Occupied Households 26.4% 39.9% 82nd  13.45%
Percent of Individuals 21.1% 33.0% 88th  11.95%
2012 Families First (Monthly Average)            
Percent of Occupied Households 2.5% 2.06% 63rd  -0.48%
Percent of Individuals 2.6% 1.77% 57th  -0.79%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
III. Health & Healthcare
2011 Pregnancy & Birth Rates      Tennessee Cocke County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Live births per 1,000 Population 12.4             11.3 29th 91.1%
Percent of Live Births to Unmarried Parents 44.1% 58.4% 71st 132.4%
Percent Low Birth Weight 9.0% 9.0% 33rd 100.0%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 15-44               72.1             71.7 62nd 99.4%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-17                8.9             15.8 64th 177.5%
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 Cocke County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Number of Deaths per 1,000 Population                9.4             12.5  38th  133.0%
Number of Deaths per 100,000 Population by Cause of Death
Diseases of the Heart             221.0            343.1 77th 155.2%
Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm)             210.2            298.1 80th 141.8%
Diabetes               27.1             50.6 79th 186.7%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
  
35th
Access to Healthcare     Tennessee Cocke County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2010) 2.4 0.5 61st  22.2%
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2007) 1.8 0.5 66th  26.5%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2010) 3.6 2.1 49th  58.5%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2008) 4.2 2.1 51st  50.0%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2011) 44.8 35.9 83rd  80.1%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2008) 46.0 36.7 84th  79.7%
              Percentage Point Difference
2010 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care 10.4% 13.0% 8th  2.5%
2008 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care  9.4% 8.2% 15th  -1.2%
IV. Employment
Unemployment Rate     Tennessee Cocke County County
Rank*
Percentage Point Difference
2013 (June) 8.8% 10.2% 51st  1.4%
2012 (June) 8.6% 9.9% 52nd  1.3%
2012 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 24.6% 25.7% 50th  1.1%
2000 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 12.0% 15.9% 68th  3.8%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2011 Employment Percentages by Major Industry   Tennessee Cocke County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
Total Employment Top Industries 2,602,604 7,380 50th  0.3%
Manufacturing 11.7% 20.4% 49th  0.5%
Retail Trade 11.9% 16.6% 41st  0.4%
Accommodation and Food Services 9.1% 10.0% 37th  0.3%
Wholesale Trade 4.5% 3.6% 37th  0.2%
Finance and Insurance 3.9% 2.5% 53rd  0.2%
Construction 4.0% 2.4% 51st  0.2%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 1.1% 2.2% 18th  0.5%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 7.1% 1.7% 51st  0.1%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2.7% 1.5% 49th  0.2%
Transportation and Warehousing 4.9% 1.2% 37th  0.1%
Federal Government 1.9% 0.9% 53rd  0.1%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4.2% 0.9% 38th  0.1%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.2% 0.6% 42nd  0.1%
Information 1.7% 0.4% 55th  0.1%
*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
17th 
11th 
31st 
72nd 
25th 
22nd 
69th 
35th 
63rd 
69th 
48th 
56th 
55th 
71st 
71st 
V.  Value of Farmland and Agricultural Products Sold
2007 Estimates     Tennessee Cocke County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Farm) $467,420 $343,441 87th  73.5%
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Acre) $3,378 $3,774 31st  111.7%
Total Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold  $2,617,394,000 $22,237,000 46th  0.8%
Per Capita Value of Agricultural Products Sold $424 $628 47th  148.2%
VI. County Government Finance (municipalities' revenue data not available)*
Fiscal Year 2011 Revenue by Source (in thousands)   Tennessee Percent of Tennessee Revenue Cocke County Percent of County Revenue
Grand Total  $      7,377,794 100.0%  $     62,812 100.0%
Total State Revenue  $      2,705,115 36.7%  $     26,308 41.9%
Public Schools**          2,360,751 32.0%  $     23,366 37.2%
All Other             344,365 4.7%           2,942 4.7%
Federal Revenue***  $         747,424 10.1%  $     10,155 16.2%
Total Local Revenue  $      3,925,254 53.2%  $     26,348 41.9%
Property Tax          1,820,442 24.7%         13,149 20.9%
Local Sales Tax††             859,716 11.7%           8,359 13.3%
Other Local           1,245,096 16.9%           4,840 7.7%
*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 Cocke County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
2011 Equalized Assessed Property Value (in thousands) $144,184,673 $616,458 42nd  0.4%
Tax Base Per Capita $22,894 $17,324 53rd 
2011 County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $2.05 65th 
2011 Total Taxable Sales (in thousands) $66,377,563 $255,410 40th  0.4%
Tax Base Per Capita $10,539 $7,178 34th 
2011 County Sales Tax Rate 2.75% 1st 
VII.  Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory 
Estimated Costs, 2011 - 2016 (in thousands)     Tennessee Cocke County County
 Rank
Percent of State Total
Project  Type
Transportation  $ 20,029,354  $    267,584 18th 1.34%
Other Utilities         172,131          13,700 5th 7.96%
Water and Wastewater       4,110,530          13,642 54th 0.33%
Existing School Improvements       1,990,971            8,815 38th 0.44%
New Public Schools       1,604,136            3,000 36th 0.19%
Law Enforcement       1,157,059            3,000 39th 0.26%
Recreation         942,863            1,400 61st 0.15%
Post-secondary Education & Preschools       3,545,708                   - - -
Business District Development         971,261                   - - -
Community Development         455,079                   - - -
Public Health Facilities         426,158                   - - -
Public Buildings         393,884                   - - -
Libraries, Museums, and Historic Sites         312,533                   - - -
Storm Water         285,963                   - - -
Industrial Sites and Parks         247,230                   - - -
Fire Protection         170,402                   - - -
Other Facilities           95,026                   - - -
School System-wide           73,995                   - - -
Solid Waste           33,518                   - - -
Telecommunications           19,300                   - - -
Housing           14,800                   - - -
Property Acquisition                    -                   - - -
Grand Total  $ 37,051,902  $    311,142 26th 0.84%
VIII.  Adult & Post-secondary Education
Adult Educational Attainment (Persons 25 years and over)   Tennessee Cocke County County
 Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2007-2011 American Community Survey 
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 83.2% 72.8% 81st  -10.4%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 23.0% 8.1% 87th  -14.9%
2000 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 75.9% 61.2% 82nd  -14.7%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 19.6% 6.2% 91st  -13.4%
1990 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 67.1% 50.4% 78th  -16.7%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 16.0% 5.5% 81st  -10.5%
*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 Cocke County    
Four-year Colleges and Universities 55 0
Public 10 0
Private 45 0
Other Institutions 508 2
Two-Year Public (Community Colleges) 13 0
Two-Year Private Institutions 4 0
Technology Centers 26 0
Off-Campus Centers 41 0
Off-Campus Sites 424 2
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         139,347 141  
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 0  
Off-Campus Sites           27,231 141
IX.  Public School Systems (Total number of school systems in Tennessee is 136)
        Statewide Cocke County Newport City        
Number of Students
2011-2012 950,547 4,676 703
System Rank for Students 45th  127th 
Percent of Statewide 0.5% 0.1%        
2000-2001 896,556 4,658 671
System Rank for Students 44th  130th 
Percent of Statewide 0.5% 0.1%        
Increase/(Decrease) 53,991                 18                 31                
Percent Change 6.0% 0.4% 4.7%        
2011-2012    
Free or Reduced-price Meals 60.9% 79.3% 56.3%
Federal Title 1 58.0% 97.2% 100.9%
Special Education 11.4% 15.8% 13.0%
English Language Learners 3.8% N/A N/A
        Statewide Cocke County Newport City        
2011 Accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Elementary Schools 57.0% 100.0% 100.0%
Secondary Schools 90.7% 100.0% NA
                     
Students per Classroom Teacher*
2011-12 14.7 14.2               12.1            
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 62nd   9th              
2000-2001 15.8 15.6               15.1            
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 73rd   47th              
Increase/(Decrease)             (1)                  (1)                  (3)                
*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 Cocke County Newport City        
Progress Through School
Promotion Rate
2011-2012 98.4% 98.2% n/a
1999-2000 96.8% 97.5% 99.1%
Dropout Rate
2011-2012 6.9% 3.8% n/a
1999-2000 14.4% 13.1% n/a
*Note: DOE did not update the Cohort Drop Out Rate
        Statewide Cocke County Newport City        
Expenditures per Student
2011-2012 $8,551 $8,252 $9,153
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 57th  19th 
Percent of Statewide 96.5% 107.0%        
2001-2002 $5,678 $5,234 $5,919
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 100th  43rd 
Percent of Statewide 92.2% 104.2%        
Increase/Decrease $2,873 $3,018 $3,233        
Percent Change 50.6% 57.7% 54.6%        
                     
Classroom Teachers' Average Salary
2011-2012 $47,082 $42,047 $45,029
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 77th  34th 
Percent of Statewide 89.3% 95.6%        
2000-2001 $37,431 $31,909 $38,630
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 118th  20th 
Percent of Statewide 85.2% 103.2%        
Increase/(Decrease) $9,650 $10,139 $6,399
Percent Change 25.8% 31.8% 16.6%        
        Statewide Cocke County Newport City         
Revenue by Source (percent of total)
2011-2012
Federal 14.5% 22.0% 15.2%  
State 46.3% 56.1% 59.8%
Local 39.2% 21.9% 25.0%        
System Rank for Percent Local 93rd  71st         
2000-2001
Federal 9.5% 15.4% 7.2%
State 46.9% 59.6% 55.4%
Local 43.7% 25.0% 37.4%
System Rank for Percent Local 93rd  42nd         
        Statewide Cocke County County
Rank
       
FY 2014 County Area Fiscal Capacity
Per Pupil Fiscal Capacity $3,079 $1,701 54th 
Percent of Statewide Figure 55.2%
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