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
Hancock County, Tennessee
Selected Statistical Information
I.  Geography & Demographics
        Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank*
Percent of State Total
Total Land Area (sq. mi.) 41,217 222 87th  0.5%
Farmland (2007)            
Acres of Farmland (2007) 10,969,798 60,646  69th   0.6%
Acres of Farmland (1992) 11,169,086 80,348  62nd   0.7%
Number of Farms (2007) 79,280 462  74th   0.6%
Average Size of Farms (Acres, 2007) 138 131  45th  
Population            
2011 American Community Survey 6,297,991 6,784 92nd  0.1%
2000 Census 5,689,283 6,786 92nd  0.1%
1990 Census 4,877,203 6,739 90th  0.1%
Population Change (2000 to 2011) 608,708 -2 86th  0.0%
% Growth (2000 to 2011) 10.7% 0.0% 86th 
Population Density (per sq. mi.)     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
2011 American Community Survey 153                31 92nd  20.0%
2000 Census 138                31 89th  22.1%
1990 Census 118                30 85th  25.6%
Urban Population           Percent of State Total
2010 Census 4,213,245 0 76th  0.0%
2000 Census 3,618,968 0 71st  0.0%
1990 Census 2,969,948 0 72nd  0.0%
% Growth (2000 to 2010) 16.4% n/a n/a
% Growth (1990 to 2000) 21.9% n/a n/a
Percent of Population in Urban Areas           Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census 66.4% 0.0% 76th  -66.4%
2000 Census 63.6% 0.0% 71st  -63.6%
1990 Census 60.9% 0.0% 72nd  -60.9%
Median Age            
2010 Census 38 43 17th 
2000 Census 36 39 17th 
Note: A rank of 1 indicates oldest.
Population Percentages by Age Bracket     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census
under 18 23.6% 21.9% 61st  -1.7%
18-24 9.6% 7.0% 83rd  -2.6%
25-44 26.4% 23.8% 63rd  -2.6%
45-64 27.0% 30.2% 12th  3.2%
65 & over 13.4% 17.0% 28th  3.6%
2000 Census
under 18 24.6% 23.1% 62nd  -1.4%
18-24 9.6% 8.8% 31st  -0.9%
25-44 30.2% 26.9% 79th  -3.3%
45-64 23.2% 25.5% 33rd  2.3%
65 & over 12.4% 15.7% 18th  3.3%
Population Growth by Age Bracket, 2000 (Census) to 2010 (Census)        
Population Percentages by Race/Ethnicity (2010 Census)          
        Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Males per 100 Females (2011) 95.1 101.2 13th  106.4%
Marriages Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 9.0 6.6 76th  73.3%
Divorces Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 4.3 4.9 63rd  114.0%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
II. Income and Poverty
Per Capita Personal Income     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
2011 $36,567 $20,079 95th  54.9%
2000 $26,689 $14,153 94th  53.0%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 2.90% 3.23% 44th 
Median Household Income            
2011 $43,989 $22,052 95th  50.1%
2000 $35,760 $20,849 95th  58.3%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 1.90% 0.51% 91st 
2011 Poverty Rate           Percentage Point Difference
All Ages 18.4% 33.8% 94th  15.40%
Related Children Under 18 Years  26.5% 45.3% 94th  18.80%
2000 Poverty Rate            
All Ages  13.5% 29.4% 95th  15.89%
Related Children Under 18 Years 17.6% 37.5% 95th  19.88%
2012 Food Stamp Recipients (Monthly Average )          
Percent of Occupied Households 26.4% 45.9% 90th  19.51%
Percent of Individuals 21.1% 39.5% 93rd  18.38%
2012 Families First (Monthly Average)            
Percent of Occupied Households 2.5% 2.95% 90th  0.41%
Percent of Individuals 2.6% 2.65% 89th  0.10%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
III. Health & Healthcare
2011 Pregnancy & Birth Rates      Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Live births per 1,000 Population 12.4               9.7 14th 78.2%
Percent of Live Births to Unmarried Parents 44.1% 52.3% 66th 118.6%
Percent Low Birth Weight 9.0% 10.8% 43rd 120.0%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 15-44               72.1             58.0 17th 80.4%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-17                8.9             10.5 48th 118.0%
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 Hancock County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Number of Deaths per 1,000 Population                9.4             15.8  54th  168.1%
Number of Deaths per 100,000 Population by Cause of Death
Diseases of the Heart             221.0            402.4 87th 182.1%
Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm)             210.2            327.9 87th 156.0%
Diabetes               27.1             44.7 72nd 164.9%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
  
  
Access to Healthcare     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2010) 2.4 0.6 57th  24.5%
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2007) 1.8 0.4 68th  24.8%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2010) 3.6 1.5 63rd  41.5%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2008) 4.2 1.5 62nd  35.7%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2011) 44.8 43.4 56th  97.0%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2008) 46.0 45.2 57th  98.1%
              Percentage Point Difference
2010 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care 10.4% 4.3% 30th  -6.1%
2008 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care  9.4% 9.2% n/a -0.2%
IV. Employment
Unemployment Rate     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank*
Percentage Point Difference
2013 (June) 8.8% 11.2% 66th  2.4%
2012 (June) 8.6% 10.1% 57th  1.5%
2012 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 24.6% 35.7% 81st  11.1%
2000 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 12.0% 8.3% 9th  -3.7%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2011 Employment Percentages by Major Industry   Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
Total Employment Top Industries 2,602,604 882 94th  0.0%
Health Care and Social Assistance 12.7% 19.4% 49th  0.1%
Retail Trade 11.9% 12.6% 91st  0.0%
Accommodation and Food Services 9.1% 4.8% 70th  0.0%
Federal Government 1.9% 1.0% 80th  0.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2.7% 0.6% 81st  0.0%
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
*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
79th 
43rd 
95th 
92nd 
85th 
39th 
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
  
V.  Value of Farmland and Agricultural Products Sold
2007 Estimates     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Farm) $467,420 $387,894 71st  83.0%
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Acre) $3,378 $2,955 65th  87.5%
Total Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold  $2,617,394,000 $6,981,000 74th  0.3%
Per Capita Value of Agricultural Products Sold $424 $1,045 28th  246.5%
VI. County Government Finance (municipalities' revenue data not available)*
Fiscal Year 2011 Revenue by Source (in thousands)   Tennessee Percent of Tennessee Revenue Hancock County Percent of County Revenue
Grand Total  $      7,377,794 100.0%  $     19,653 100.0%
Total State Revenue  $      2,705,115 36.7%  $       9,589 48.8%
Public Schools**          2,360,751 32.0%  $       7,129 36.3%
All Other             344,365 4.7%           2,460 12.5%
Federal Revenue***  $         747,424 10.1%  $       2,839 14.4%
Total Local Revenue  $      3,925,254 53.2%  $       7,225 36.8%
Property Tax          1,820,442 24.7%           2,070 10.5%
Local Sales Tax††             859,716 11.7%             421 2.1%
Other Local           1,245,096 16.9%           4,734 24.1%
*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 Hancock County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
2011 Equalized Assessed Property Value (in thousands) $144,184,673 $94,148 94th  0.1%
Tax Base Per Capita $22,894 $13,878 86th 
2011 County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $2.22 45th 
2011 Total Taxable Sales (in thousands) $66,377,563 $16,097 94th  0.0%
Tax Base Per Capita $10,539 $2,373 92nd 
2011 County Sales Tax Rate 2.00% 89th 
VII.  Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory 
Estimated Costs, 2011 - 2016 (in thousands)     Tennessee Hancock County County
 Rank
Percent of State Total
Project  Type
Transportation  $ 20,029,354  $      22,512 85th 0.11%
Water and Wastewater       4,110,530          10,291 61st 0.25%
Recreation         942,863            2,350 51st 0.25%
Industrial Sites and Parks         247,230            1,000 44th 0.40%
Existing School Improvements       1,990,971              708 82nd 0.04%
Public Buildings         393,884              625 43rd 0.16%
Other Utilities         172,131              492 23rd 0.29%
Fire Protection         170,402              100 45th 0.06%
Post-secondary Education & Preschools       3,545,708                   - - -
New Public Schools       1,604,136                   - - -
Law Enforcement       1,157,059                   - - -
Business District Development         971,261                   - - -
Community Development         455,079                   - - -
Public Health Facilities         426,158                   - - -
Libraries, Museums, and Historic Sites         312,533                   - - -
Storm Water         285,963                   - - -
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  $      38,078 89th 0.10%
VIII.  Adult & Post-secondary Education
Adult Educational Attainment (Persons 25 years and over)   Tennessee Hancock County County
 Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2007-2011 American Community Survey 
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 83.2% 69.5% 91st  -13.7%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 23.0% 7.6% 91st  -15.4%
2000 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 75.9% 55.9% 94th  -20.0%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 19.6% 10.2% 49th  -9.4%
1990 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 67.1% 42.4% 95th  -24.7%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 16.0% 5.1% 86th  -10.9%
*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 Hancock County    
Four-year Colleges and Universities 55 0
Public 10 0
Private 45 0
Other Institutions 508 1
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 1
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 12  
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 12
IX.  Public School Systems (Total number of school systems in Tennessee is 136)
        Statewide Hancock County          
Number of Students
2011-2012 950,547 985
System Rank for Students 120th 
Percent of Statewide 0.1%          
2000-2001 896,556 1,137
System Rank for Students 119th 
Percent of Statewide 0.1%          
Increase/(Decrease) 53,991              (152)                    
Percent Change 6.0% -13.4%          
2011-2012    
Free or Reduced-price Meals 60.9% 79.9%
Federal Title 1 58.0% 95.3%
Special Education 11.4% 22.9%
English Language Learners 3.8% N/A
        Statewide Hancock County          
2011 Accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Elementary Schools 57.0% NA
Secondary Schools 90.7% NA
                     
Students per Classroom Teacher*
2011-12 14.7 11.5               
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 6th                
2000-2001 15.8 15.4               
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 59th                
Increase/(Decrease)             (1)                  (4)                    
*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 Hancock County          
Progress Through School
Promotion Rate
2011-2012 98.4% 99.4%  
1999-2000 96.8% 99.5%
Dropout Rate
2011-2012 6.9% 4.2%
1999-2000 14.4% 18.3%
*Note: DOE did not update the Cohort Drop Out Rate
        Statewide Hancock County          
Expenditures per Student
2011-2012 $8,551 $9,277
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 14th 
Percent of Statewide 108.5%          
2001-2002 $5,678 $6,072
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 31st 
Percent of Statewide 106.9%          
Increase/Decrease $2,873 $3,206          
Percent Change 50.6% 52.8%          
                     
Classroom Teachers' Average Salary
2011-2012 $47,082 $39,971
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 124th 
Percent of Statewide 84.9%          
2000-2001 $37,431 $32,372
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 103rd 
Percent of Statewide 86.5%          
Increase/(Decrease) $9,650 $7,599
Percent Change 25.8% 23.5%          
        Statewide Hancock County           
Revenue by Source (percent of total)
2011-2012
Federal 14.5% 21.9%  
State 46.3% 67.7%
Local 39.2% 10.3%          
System Rank for Percent Local 136th           
2000-2001
Federal 9.5% 21.1%
State 46.9% 66.0%
Local 43.7% 12.9%
System Rank for Percent Local 138th           
        Statewide Hancock County County
Rank
       
FY 2014 County Area Fiscal Capacity
Per Pupil Fiscal Capacity $3,079 $568 95th 
Percent of Statewide Figure 18.5%
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