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
Sevier County, Tennessee
Selected Statistical Information
I.  Geography & Demographics
        Tennessee Sevier County County
Rank*
Percent of State Total
Total Land Area (sq. mi.) 41,217 592 15th  1.4%
Farmland (2007)            
Acres of Farmland (2007) 10,969,798 56,449  70th   0.5%
Acres of Farmland (1992) 11,169,086 74,107  63rd   0.7%
Number of Farms (2007) 79,280 707  46th   0.9%
Average Size of Farms (Acres, 2007) 138 80  87th  
Population            
2011 American Community Survey 6,297,991 88,996 15th  1.4%
2000 Census 5,689,283 71,170 16th  1.3%
1990 Census 4,877,203 51,050 20th  1.0%
Population Change (2000 to 2011) 608,708 17,826 10th  2.9%
% Growth (2000 to 2011) 10.7% 25.0% 5th 
Population Density (per sq. mi.)     Tennessee Sevier County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
2011 American Community Survey 153              150 15th  98.3%
2000 Census 138              120 22nd  87.1%
1990 Census 118                86 30th  72.8%
Urban Population           Percent of State Total
2010 Census 4,213,245 38,969 19th  0.9%
2000 Census 3,618,968 24,887 22nd  0.7%
1990 Census 2,969,948 18,726 24th  0.6%
% Growth (2000 to 2010) 16.4% 56.6% 6th 
% Growth (1990 to 2000) 21.9% 32.9% 25th 
Percent of Population in Urban Areas           Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census 66.4% 43.4% 31st  -23.0%
2000 Census 63.6% 35.0% 37th  -28.6%
1990 Census 60.9% 36.7% 33rd  -24.2%
Median Age            
2010 Census 38 41 50th 
2000 Census 36 38 35th 
Note: A rank of 1 indicates oldest.
Population Percentages by Age Bracket     Tennessee Sevier County County
Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census
under 18 23.6% 22.1% 56th  -1.5%
18-24 9.6% 8.3% 29th  -1.3%
25-44 26.4% 25.1% 32nd  -1.3%
45-64 27.0% 29.0% 35th  2.0%
65 & over 13.4% 15.5% 57th  2.1%
2000 Census
under 18 24.6% 23.0% 67th  -1.6%
18-24 9.6% 8.3% 59th  -1.4%
25-44 30.2% 29.8% 29th  -0.4%
45-64 23.2% 26.3% 18th  3.1%
65 & over 12.4% 12.6% 70th  0.3%
Population Growth by Age Bracket, 2000 (Census) to 2010 (Census)        
Population Percentages by Race/Ethnicity (2010 Census)          
        Tennessee Sevier County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Males per 100 Females (2011) 95.1 97.0 38th  102.0%
Marriages Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 9.0 138.0 1st  1533.3%
Divorces Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 4.3 6.4 92nd  148.8%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
II. Income and Poverty
Per Capita Personal Income     Tennessee Sevier County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
2011 $36,567 $32,065 31st  87.7%
2000 $26,689 $22,950 31st  86.0%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 2.90% 3.09% 51st 
Median Household Income            
2011 $43,989 $42,569 25th  96.8%
2000 $35,760 $34,970 29th  97.8%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 1.90% 1.80% 17th 
2011 Poverty Rate           Percentage Point Difference
All Ages 18.4% 16.8% 19th  -1.60%
Related Children Under 18 Years  26.5% 28.6% 41st  2.10%
2000 Poverty Rate            
All Ages  13.5% 10.7% 13th  -2.81%
Related Children Under 18 Years 17.6% 13.1% 15th  -4.46%
2012 Food Stamp Recipients (Monthly Average )          
Percent of Occupied Households 26.4% 21.1% 14th  -5.28%
Percent of Individuals 21.1% 19.7% 22nd  -1.42%
2012 Families First (Monthly Average)            
Percent of Occupied Households 2.5% 1.19% 11th  -1.35%
Percent of Individuals 2.6% 1.10% 17th  -1.45%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
III. Health & Healthcare
2011 Pregnancy & Birth Rates      Tennessee Sevier County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Live births per 1,000 Population 12.4             11.1 27th 89.5%
Percent of Live Births to Unmarried Parents 44.1% 42.5% 39th 96.4%
Percent Low Birth Weight 9.0% 9.0% 33rd 100.0%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 15-44               72.1             69.2 54th 96.0%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-17                8.9               9.6 42nd 107.9%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-14                0.7               1.1 10th 157.1%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2011 Mortality Rates      Tennessee Sevier County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Number of Deaths per 1,000 Population                9.4               9.3  12th  98.9%
Number of Deaths per 100,000 Population by Cause of Death
Diseases of the Heart             221.0            219.8 22nd 99.5%
Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm)             210.2            226.3 37th 107.7%
Diabetes               27.1             20.8 17th 76.8%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
15th
 1st
Access to Healthcare     Tennessee Sevier County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2010) 2.4 0.6 55th  25.2%
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2007) 1.8 0.6 49th  35.5%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2010) 3.6 0.9 74th  25.0%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2008) 4.2 0.9 75th  21.4%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2011) 44.8 23.9 94th  53.5%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2008) 46.0 25.1 95th  54.4%
              Percentage Point Difference
2010 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care 10.4% 4.9% 28th  -5.5%
2008 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care  9.4% 21.9% 4th  12.5%
IV. Employment
Unemployment Rate     Tennessee Sevier County County
Rank*
Percentage Point Difference
2013 (June) 8.8% 12.8% 90th  4.0%
2012 (June) 8.6% 12.3% 85th  3.7%
2012 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 24.6% 15.9% 7th  -8.7%
2000 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 12.0% 14.4% 63rd  2.3%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2011 Employment Percentages by Major Industry   Tennessee Sevier County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
Total Employment Top Industries 2,602,604 37,551 14th  1.4%
Accommodation and Food Services 9.1% 31.2% 5th  4.9%
Retail Trade 11.9% 19.0% 10th  2.3%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 1.1% 11.7% 2nd  14.8%
Health Care and Social Assistance 12.7% 4.8% 22nd  0.5%
Construction 4.0% 3.3% 17th  1.2%
Manufacturing 11.7% 2.8% 61st  0.4%
Finance and Insurance 3.9% 2.5% 17th  0.9%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.2% 2.4% 7th  2.9%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 7.1% 2.2% 23rd  0.4%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4.2% 2.1% 15th  0.7%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2.7% 2.1% 16th  1.1%
Management of Companies and Enterprises 1.1% 1.6% 10th  2.0%
Federal Government 1.9% 0.9% 18th  0.7%
Wholesale Trade 4.5% 0.8% 34th  0.3%
*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
10th 
40th 
18th 
13th 
26th 
30th 
57th 
21st 
14th 
33rd 
36th 
89th 
37th 
68th 
20th 
V.  Value of Farmland and Agricultural Products Sold
2007 Estimates     Tennessee Sevier County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Farm) $467,420 $441,378 47th  94.4%
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Acre) $3,378 $5,528 5th  163.6%
Total Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold  $2,617,394,000 $6,783,000 75th  0.3%
Per Capita Value of Agricultural Products Sold $424 $81 88th  19.1%
VI. County Government Finance (municipalities' revenue data not available)*
Fiscal Year 2011 Revenue by Source (in thousands)   Tennessee Percent of Tennessee Revenue Sevier County Percent of County Revenue
Grand Total  $      7,377,794 100.0%  $   225,967 100.0%
Total State Revenue  $      2,705,115 36.7%  $     45,039 19.9%
Public Schools**          2,360,751 32.0%  $     39,713 17.6%
All Other             344,365 4.7%           5,326 2.4%
Federal Revenue***  $         747,424 10.1%  $     16,670 7.4%
Total Local Revenue  $      3,925,254 53.2%  $   164,258 72.7%
Property Tax          1,820,442 24.7%         58,097 25.7%
Local Sales Tax††             859,716 11.7%         75,296 33.3%
Other Local           1,245,096 16.9%         30,866 13.7%
*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 Sevier County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
2011 Equalized Assessed Property Value (in thousands) $144,184,673 $3,554,844 9th  2.5%
Tax Base Per Capita $22,894 $39,944 2nd 
2011 County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $1.63 88th 
2011 Total Taxable Sales (in thousands) $66,377,563 $2,377,104 7th  3.6%
Tax Base Per Capita $10,539 $26,710 1st 
2011 County Sales Tax Rate 2.75% 1st 
VII.  Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory 
Estimated Costs, 2011 - 2016 (in thousands)     Tennessee Sevier County County
 Rank
Percent of State Total
Project  Type
Transportation  $ 20,029,354  $    422,012 10th 2.11%
Water and Wastewater       4,110,530        113,805 8th 2.77%
New Public Schools       1,604,136          67,658 7th 4.22%
Existing School Improvements       1,990,971          52,989 8th 2.66%
Community Development         455,079          51,350 2nd 11.28%
Recreation         942,863          10,217 22nd 1.08%
Fire Protection         170,402            5,149 5th 3.02%
Public Buildings         393,884            1,865 23rd 0.47%
Other Facilities           95,026              298 17th 0.31%
Post-secondary Education & Preschools       3,545,708              160 43rd 0.00%
Law Enforcement       1,157,059                   - - -
Business District Development         971,261                   - - -
Public Health Facilities         426,158                   - - -
Libraries, Museums, and Historic Sites         312,533                   - - -
Storm Water         285,963                   - - -
Industrial Sites and Parks         247,230                   - - -
Other Utilities         172,131                   - - -
School System-wide           73,995                   - - -
Solid Waste           33,518                   - - -
Telecommunications           19,300                   - - -
Housing           14,800                   - - -
Property Acquisition                    -                   - - -
Grand Total  $ 37,051,902  $    725,502 11th 1.96%
VIII.  Adult & Post-secondary Education
Adult Educational Attainment (Persons 25 years and over)   Tennessee Sevier County County
 Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2007-2011 American Community Survey 
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 83.2% 81.1% 30th  -2.1%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 23.0% 15.0% 35th  -8.0%
2000 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 75.9% 74.6% 21st  -1.3%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 19.6% 13.5% 25th  -6.1%
1990 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 67.1% 63.0% 26th  -4.0%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 16.0% 10.8% 24th  -5.2%
*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 Sevier County    
Four-year Colleges and Universities 55 0
Public 10 0
Private 45 0
Other Institutions 508 6
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 5
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 1,833  
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 1,569  
Off-Campus Sites           27,231 264
IX.  Public School Systems (Total number of school systems in Tennessee is 136)
        Statewide Sevier County          
Number of Students
2011-2012 950,547 14,216
System Rank for Students 11th 
Percent of Statewide 1.5%          
2000-2001 896,556 12,292
System Rank for Students 12th 
Percent of Statewide 1.4%          
Increase/(Decrease) 53,991            1,925                    
Percent Change 6.0% 15.7%          
2011-2012    
Free or Reduced-price Meals 60.9% 62.0%
Federal Title 1 58.0% 44.5%
Special Education 11.4% 13.9%
English Language Learners 3.8% 0.0%
        Statewide Sevier County          
2011 Accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Elementary Schools 57.0% 100.0%
Secondary Schools 90.7% 100.0%
                     
Students per Classroom Teacher*
2011-12 14.7 14.6               
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 80th                
2000-2001 15.8 16.1               
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 101st                
Increase/(Decrease)             (1)                  (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 Sevier County          
Progress Through School
Promotion Rate
2011-2012 98.4% 98.4%  
1999-2000 96.8% 96.8%
Dropout Rate
2011-2012 6.9% 8.4%
1999-2000 14.4% 6.1%
*Note: DOE did not update the Cohort Drop Out Rate
        Statewide Sevier County          
Expenditures per Student
2011-2012 $8,551 $8,425
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 47th 
Percent of Statewide 98.5%          
2001-2002 $5,678 $5,788
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 51st 
Percent of Statewide 101.9%          
Increase/Decrease $2,873 $2,636          
Percent Change 50.6% 45.5%          
                     
Classroom Teachers' Average Salary
2011-2012 $47,082 $48,104
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 14th 
Percent of Statewide 102.2%          
2000-2001 $37,431 $36,516
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 38th 
Percent of Statewide 97.6%          
Increase/(Decrease) $9,650 $11,588
Percent Change 25.8% 31.7%          
        Statewide Sevier County           
Revenue by Source (percent of total)
2011-2012
Federal 14.5% 11.1%  
State 46.3% 30.0%
Local 39.2% 59.0%          
System Rank for Percent Local 2nd           
2000-2001
Federal 9.5% 7.2%
State 46.9% 39.3%
Local 43.7% 53.5%
System Rank for Percent Local 13th           
        Statewide Sevier County County
Rank
       
FY 2014 County Area Fiscal Capacity
Per Pupil Fiscal Capacity $3,079 $5,109 2nd 
Percent of Statewide Figure 165.9%
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