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
Hamblen County, Tennessee
Selected Statistical Information
I.  Geography & Demographics
        Tennessee Hamblen County County
Rank*
Percent of State Total
Total Land Area (sq. mi.) 41,217 161 93rd  0.4%
Farmland (2007)            
Acres of Farmland (2007) 10,969,798 69,383  66th   0.6%
Acres of Farmland (1992) 11,169,086 57,216  71st   0.5%
Number of Farms (2007) 79,280 715  45th   0.9%
Average Size of Farms (Acres, 2007) 138 97  75th  
Population            
2011 American Community Survey 6,297,991 62,343 21st  1.0%
2000 Census 5,689,283 58,128 20th  1.0%
1990 Census 4,877,203 50,480 21st  1.0%
Population Change (2000 to 2011) 608,708 4,215 28th  0.7%
% Growth (2000 to 2011) 10.7% 7.3% 44th 
Population Density (per sq. mi.)     Tennessee Hamblen County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
2011 American Community Survey 153              387 21st  253.4%
2000 Census 138              361 6th  261.5%
1990 Census 118              313 6th  264.9%
Urban Population           Percent of State Total
2010 Census 4,213,245 48,864 16th  1.2%
2000 Census 3,618,968 43,131 15th  1.2%
1990 Census 2,969,948 21,385 21st  0.7%
% Growth (2000 to 2010) 16.4% 13.3% 31st 
% Growth (1990 to 2000) 21.9% 101.7% 8th 
Percent of Population in Urban Areas           Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census 66.4% 78.1% 8th  11.7%
2000 Census 63.6% 74.2% 7th  10.6%
1990 Census 60.9% 42.4% 26th  -18.5%
Median Age            
2010 Census 38 40 63rd 
2000 Census 36 37 54th 
Note: A rank of 1 indicates oldest.
Population Percentages by Age Bracket     Tennessee Hamblen County County
Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census
under 18 23.6% 23.6% 30th  0.0%
18-24 9.6% 8.2% 31st  -1.4%
25-44 26.4% 25.7% 27th  -0.7%
45-64 27.0% 26.7% 79th  -0.3%
65 & over 13.4% 15.9% 50th  2.5%
2000 Census
under 18 24.6% 23.3% 56th  -1.3%
18-24 9.6% 8.9% 27th  -0.7%
25-44 30.2% 29.6% 32nd  -0.6%
45-64 23.2% 24.9% 44th  1.7%
65 & over 12.4% 13.3% 60th  0.9%
Population Growth by Age Bracket, 2000 (Census) to 2010 (Census)        
Population Percentages by Race/Ethnicity (2010 Census)          
        Tennessee Hamblen County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Males per 100 Females (2011) 95.1 94.8 73rd  99.6%
Marriages Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 9.0 7.4 46th  82.2%
Divorces Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 4.3 5.7 87th  132.6%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
II. Income and Poverty
Per Capita Personal Income     Tennessee Hamblen County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
2011 $36,567 $30,034 50th  82.1%
2000 $26,689 $23,002 30th  86.2%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 2.90% 2.45% 81st 
Median Household Income            
2011 $43,989 $39,604 37th  90.0%
2000 $35,760 $33,449 39th  93.5%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 1.90% 1.55% 32nd 
2011 Poverty Rate           Percentage Point Difference
All Ages 18.4% 19.7% 47th  1.30%
Related Children Under 18 Years  26.5% 29.0% 44th  2.50%
2000 Poverty Rate            
All Ages  13.5% 14.4% 49th  0.90%
Related Children Under 18 Years 17.6% 18.8% 55th  1.21%
2012 Food Stamp Recipients (Monthly Average )          
Percent of Occupied Households 26.4% 27.2% 45th  0.78%
Percent of Individuals 21.1% 21.9% 40th  0.82%
2012 Families First (Monthly Average)            
Percent of Occupied Households 2.5% 1.62% 38th  -0.91%
Percent of Individuals 2.6% 1.29% 27th  -1.27%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
III. Health & Healthcare
2011 Pregnancy & Birth Rates      Tennessee Hamblen County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Live births per 1,000 Population 12.4             12.6 40th 101.6%
Percent of Live Births to Unmarried Parents 44.1% 39.1% 24th 88.7%
Percent Low Birth Weight 9.0% 8.2% 25th 91.1%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 15-44               72.1             74.7 69th 103.6%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-17                8.9               8.6 34th 96.6%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-14                0.7               1.5 14th 214.3%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2011 Mortality Rates      Tennessee Hamblen County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Number of Deaths per 1,000 Population                9.4             10.6  23rd  112.8%
Number of Deaths per 100,000 Population by Cause of Death
Diseases of the Heart             221.0            233.1 26th 105.5%
Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm)             210.2            263.2 63rd 125.2%
Diabetes               27.1             47.6 73rd 175.6%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
24th
11th
Access to Healthcare     Tennessee Hamblen County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2010) 2.4 1.9 12th  78.7%
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2007) 1.8 1.7 13th  94.4%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2010) 3.6 4.8 9th  136.3%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2008) 4.2 4.9 14th  116.7%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2011) 44.8 36.8 80th  82.2%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2008) 46.0 37.2 83rd  80.9%
              Percentage Point Difference
2010 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care 10.4% 3.7% 36th  -6.7%
2008 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care  9.4% 2.9% 44th  -6.5%
IV. Employment
Unemployment Rate     Tennessee Hamblen County County
Rank*
Percentage Point Difference
2013 (June) 8.8% 12.3% 82nd  3.5%
2012 (June) 8.6% 11.6% 80th  3.0%
2012 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 24.6% 17.7% 14th  -6.9%
2000 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 12.0% 15.7% 66th  3.7%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2011 Employment Percentages by Major Industry   Tennessee Hamblen County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
Total Employment Top Industries 2,602,604 28,728 18th  1.1%
Manufacturing 11.7% 26.6% 10th  2.5%
Retail Trade 11.9% 13.3% 17th  1.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance 12.7% 13.0% 14th  1.1%
Local Government 10.7% 8.6% 8th  0.9%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 7.1% 7.3% 13th  1.1%
Accommodation and Food Services 9.1% 5.8% 20th  0.7%
Transportation and Warehousing 4.9% 5.4% 9th  1.2%
Construction 4.0% 3.1% 20th  0.9%
State Government 3.3% 2.8% 6th  0.9%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2.7% 2.1% 18th  0.9%
Finance and Insurance 3.9% 1.7% 23rd  0.5%
Information 1.7% 1.1% 16th  0.7%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4.2% 1.1% 21st  0.3%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1.1% 0.7% 14th  0.7%
*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
4th 
14th 
29th 
6th 
16th 
39th 
19th 
14th 
27th 
18th 
15th 
5th 
11th 
53rd 
55th 
V.  Value of Farmland and Agricultural Products Sold
2007 Estimates     Tennessee Hamblen County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Farm) $467,420 $370,033 77th  79.2%
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Acre) $3,378 $3,813 28th  112.9%
Total Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold  $2,617,394,000 $29,439,000 30th  1.1%
Per Capita Value of Agricultural Products Sold $424 $475 56th  112.1%
VI. County Government Finance (municipalities' revenue data not available)*
Fiscal Year 2011 Revenue by Source (in thousands)   Tennessee Percent of Tennessee Revenue Hamblen County Percent of County Revenue
Grand Total  $      7,377,794 100.0%  $   128,625 100.0%
Total State Revenue  $      2,705,115 36.7%  $     44,669 34.7%
Public Schools**          2,360,751 32.0%  $     40,354 31.4%
All Other             344,365 4.7%           4,315 3.4%
Federal Revenue***  $         747,424 10.1%  $     12,853 10.0%
Total Local Revenue  $      3,925,254 53.2%  $     71,103 55.3%
Property Tax          1,820,442 24.7%         25,402 19.7%
Local Sales Tax††             859,716 11.7%         21,383 16.6%
Other Local           1,245,096 16.9%         24,318 18.9%
*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 Hamblen County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
2011 Equalized Assessed Property Value (in thousands) $144,184,673 $1,445,540 19th  1.0%
Tax Base Per Capita $22,894 $23,187 20th 
2011 County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $1.85 75th 
2011 Total Taxable Sales (in thousands) $66,377,563 $662,281 19th  1.0%
Tax Base Per Capita $10,539 $10,623 13th 
2011 County Sales Tax Rate 2.75% 1st 
VII.  Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory 
Estimated Costs, 2011 - 2016 (in thousands)     Tennessee Hamblen County County
 Rank
Percent of State Total
Project  Type
Transportation  $ 20,029,354  $    207,881 26th 1.04%
Water and Wastewater       4,110,530          67,769 16th 1.65%
Law Enforcement       1,157,059          10,440 23rd 0.90%
Other Utilities         172,131            9,000 6th 5.23%
Post-secondary Education & Preschools       3,545,708            7,730 18th 0.22%
Existing School Improvements       1,990,971            5,141 54th 0.26%
Other Facilities           95,026            4,500 5th 4.74%
Recreation         942,863            3,508 42nd 0.37%
Community Development         455,079                50 47th 0.01%
New Public Schools       1,604,136                   - - -
Business District Development         971,261                   - - -
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                   - - -
School System-wide           73,995                   - - -
Solid Waste           33,518                   - - -
Telecommunications           19,300                   - - -
Housing           14,800                   - - -
Property Acquisition                    -                   - - -
Grand Total  $ 37,051,902  $    316,019 25th 0.85%
VIII.  Adult & Post-secondary Education
Adult Educational Attainment (Persons 25 years and over)   Tennessee Hamblen County County
 Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2007-2011 American Community Survey 
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 83.2% 78.5% 47th  -4.7%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 23.0% 15.7% 28th  -7.3%
2000 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 75.9% 69.3% 45th  -6.6%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 19.6% 13.3% 26th  -6.3%
1990 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 67.1% 61.6% 28th  -5.4%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 16.0% 11.2% 23rd  -4.7%
*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 Hamblen County    
Four-year Colleges and Universities 55 0
Public 10 0
Private 45 0
Other Institutions 508 4
Two-Year Public (Community Colleges) 13 1
Two-Year Private Institutions 4 0
Technology Centers 26 1
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 4,743  
Two-Year Public (Community Colleges)           74,548 4,013  
Two-Year Private Institutions             1,684 0  
Technology Centers           10,710 672  
Off-Campus Centers           25,174 0  
Off-Campus Sites           27,231 58
IX.  Public School Systems (Total number of school systems in Tennessee is 136)
        Statewide Hamblen County          
Number of Students
2011-2012 950,547 9,918
System Rank for Students 20th 
Percent of Statewide 1.0%          
2000-2001 896,556 9,051
System Rank for Students 19th 
Percent of Statewide 1.0%          
Increase/(Decrease) 53,991               867                    
Percent Change 6.0% 9.6%          
2011-2012    
Free or Reduced-price Meals 60.9% 62.0%
Federal Title 1 58.0% 37.4%
Special Education 11.4% 12.3%
English Language Learners 3.8% 0.1%
        Statewide Hamblen County          
2011 Accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Elementary Schools 57.0% NA
Secondary Schools 90.7% 100.0%
                     
Students per Classroom Teacher*
2011-12 14.7 15.5               
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 120th                
2000-2001 15.8 15.3               
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 56th                
Increase/(Decrease)             (1)                   0                    
*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 Hamblen County          
Progress Through School
Promotion Rate
2011-2012 98.4% 98.8%  
1999-2000 96.8% 97.9%
Dropout Rate
2011-2012 6.9% 4.4%
1999-2000 14.4% 6.8%
*Note: DOE did not update the Cohort Drop Out Rate
        Statewide Hamblen County          
Expenditures per Student
2011-2012 $8,551 $7,498
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 107th 
Percent of Statewide 87.7%          
2001-2002 $5,678 $5,654
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 62nd 
Percent of Statewide 99.6%          
Increase/Decrease $2,873 $1,844          
Percent Change 50.6% 32.6%          
                     
Classroom Teachers' Average Salary
2011-2012 $47,082 $43,523
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 51st 
Percent of Statewide 92.4%          
2000-2001 $37,431 $35,626
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 44th 
Percent of Statewide 95.2%          
Increase/(Decrease) $9,650 $7,897
Percent Change 25.8% 22.2%          
        Statewide Hamblen County           
Revenue by Source (percent of total)
2011-2012
Federal 14.5% 13.4%  
State 46.3% 47.0%
Local 39.2% 39.6%          
System Rank for Percent Local 27th           
2000-2001
Federal 9.5% 11.4%
State 46.9% 45.2%
Local 43.7% 43.4%
System Rank for Percent Local 26th           
        Statewide Hamblen County County
Rank
       
FY 2014 County Area Fiscal Capacity
Per Pupil Fiscal Capacity $3,079 $2,781 17th 
Percent of Statewide Figure 90.3%
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