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
Unicoi County, Tennessee
Selected Statistical Information
I.  Geography & Demographics
        Tennessee Unicoi County County
Rank*
Percent of State Total
Total Land Area (sq. mi.) 41,217 186 90th  0.5%
Farmland (2007)            
Acres of Farmland (2007) 10,969,798 4,742  95th   0.0%
Acres of Farmland (1992) 11,169,086 11,292  95th   0.1%
Number of Farms (2007) 79,280 86  94th   0.1%
Average Size of Farms (Acres, 2007) 138 55  95th  
Population            
2011 American Community Survey 6,297,991 18,283 70th  0.3%
2000 Census 5,689,283 17,667 69th  0.3%
1990 Census 4,877,203 16,549 65th  0.3%
Population Change (2000 to 2011) 608,708 616 69th  0.1%
% Growth (2000 to 2011) 10.7% 3.5% 66th 
Population Density (per sq. mi.)     Tennessee Unicoi County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
2011 American Community Survey 153                98 70th  64.3%
2000 Census 138                95 31st  68.8%
1990 Census 118                89 28th  75.1%
Urban Population           Percent of State Total
2010 Census 4,213,245 10,133 46th  0.2%
2000 Census 3,618,968 9,580 47th  0.3%
1990 Census 2,969,948 5,015 55th  0.2%
% Growth (2000 to 2010) 16.4% 5.8% 48th 
% Growth (1990 to 2000) 21.9% 91.0% 10th 
Percent of Population in Urban Areas           Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census 66.4% 55.3% 22nd  -11.1%
2000 Census 63.6% 54.2% 20th  -9.4%
1990 Census 60.9% 30.3% 40th  -30.6%
Median Age            
2010 Census 38 45 6th 
2000 Census 36 42 4th 
Note: A rank of 1 indicates oldest.
Population Percentages by Age Bracket     Tennessee Unicoi County County
Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census
under 18 23.6% 20.2% 87th  -3.4%
18-24 9.6% 6.8% 86th  -2.8%
25-44 26.4% 23.1% 75th  -3.3%
45-64 27.0% 30.3% 11th  3.3%
65 & over 13.4% 19.7% 7th  6.3%
2000 Census
under 18 24.6% 20.5% 93rd  -4.1%
18-24 9.6% 7.5% 86th  -2.2%
25-44 30.2% 27.5% 72nd  -2.7%
45-64 23.2% 26.5% 9th  3.3%
65 & over 12.4% 18.1% 4th  5.7%
Population Growth by Age Bracket, 2000 (Census) to 2010 (Census)        
Population Percentages by Race/Ethnicity (2010 Census)          
        Tennessee Unicoi County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Males per 100 Females (2011) 95.1 96.5 43rd  101.4%
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 3.4 21st  79.1%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
II. Income and Poverty
Per Capita Personal Income     Tennessee Unicoi County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
2011 $36,567 $30,910 42nd  84.5%
2000 $26,689 $21,778 43rd  81.6%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 2.90% 3.23% 43rd 
Median Household Income            
2011 $43,989 $35,265 59th  80.2%
2000 $35,760 $31,105 59th  87.0%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 1.90% 1.15% 66th 
2011 Poverty Rate           Percentage Point Difference
All Ages 18.4% 20.4% 53rd  2.00%
Related Children Under 18 Years  26.5% 29.0% 44th  2.50%
2000 Poverty Rate            
All Ages  13.5% 13.1% 29th  -0.43%
Related Children Under 18 Years 17.6% 17.7% 43rd  0.14%
2012 Food Stamp Recipients (Monthly Average )          
Percent of Occupied Households 26.4% 27.0% 42nd  0.62%
Percent of Individuals 21.1% 22.1% 43rd  0.96%
2012 Families First (Monthly Average)            
Percent of Occupied Households 2.5% 1.78% 51st  -0.75%
Percent of Individuals 2.6% 1.44% 34th  -1.11%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
III. Health & Healthcare
2011 Pregnancy & Birth Rates      Tennessee Unicoi County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Live births per 1,000 Population 12.4               8.9  9th 71.8%
Percent of Live Births to Unmarried Parents 44.1% 38.0% 21st 86.2%
Percent Low Birth Weight 9.0% 12.3% 53rd 136.7%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 15-44               72.1             55.4 11th 76.8%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-17                8.9               9.5 41st 106.7%
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 Unicoi County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Number of Deaths per 1,000 Population                9.4             13.9  49th  147.9%
Number of Deaths per 100,000 Population by Cause of Death
Diseases of the Heart             221.0            312.1 70th 141.2%
Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm)             210.2            328.5 88th 156.3%
Diabetes               27.1             32.8 43rd 121.0%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
32nd
  
Access to Healthcare     Tennessee Unicoi County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2010) 2.4 1.0 30th  40.9%
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2007) 1.8 0.8 32nd  46.7%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2010) 3.6 2.6 41st  73.8%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2008) 4.2 2.7 43rd  64.3%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2011) 44.8 83.0 8th  185.4%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2008) 46.0 85.7 9th  186.2%
              Percentage Point Difference
2010 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care 10.4% 1.4% 62nd  -9.0%
2008 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care  9.4% 1.2% 67th  -8.2%
IV. Employment
Unemployment Rate     Tennessee Unicoi County County
Rank*
Percentage Point Difference
2013 (June) 8.8% 8.1% 15th  -0.7%
2012 (June) 8.6% 7.5% 11th  -1.1%
2012 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 24.6% 20.0% 22nd  -4.6%
2000 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 12.0% 28.2% 92nd  16.2%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2011 Employment Percentages by Major Industry   Tennessee Unicoi County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
Total Employment Top Industries 2,602,604 4,901 63rd  0.2%
Manufacturing 11.7% 35.3% 45th  0.6%
Retail Trade 11.9% 9.4% 68th  0.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance 12.7% 8.7% 35th  0.1%
Accommodation and Food Services 9.1% 6.8% 54th  0.1%
Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services 7.1% 5.0% 44th  0.1%
Construction 4.0% 3.8% 50th  0.2%
Federal Government 1.9% 1.6% 48th  0.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2.7% 1.4% 63rd  0.1%
Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation 1.1% 1.2% 40th  0.2%
Finance and Insurance 3.9% 1.2% 72nd  0.1%
Transportation and Warehousing 4.9% 0.8% 46th  0.0%
Information 1.7% 0.7% 52nd  0.1%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.2% 0.1% 64th  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
17th 
3rd 
19th 
5th 
9th 
39th 
18th 
49th 
40th 
50th 
73rd 
49th 
67th 
65th 
  
V.  Value of Farmland and Agricultural Products Sold
2007 Estimates     Tennessee Unicoi County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Farm) $467,420 $398,631 64th  85.3%
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Acre) $3,378 $7,230 1st  214.0%
Total Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold  $2,617,394,000 $1,296,000 95th  0.0%
Per Capita Value of Agricultural Products Sold $424 $73 89th  17.3%
VI. County Government Finance (municipalities' revenue data not available)*
Fiscal Year 2011 Revenue by Source (in thousands)   Tennessee Percent of Tennessee Revenue Unicoi County Percent of County Revenue
Grand Total  $      7,377,794 100.0%  $     32,440 100.0%
Total State Revenue  $      2,705,115 36.7%  $     15,888 49.0%
Public Schools**          2,360,751 32.0%  $     13,298 41.0%
All Other             344,365 4.7%           2,589 8.0%
Federal Revenue***  $         747,424 10.1%  $       3,199 9.9%
Total Local Revenue  $      3,925,254 53.2%  $     13,354 41.2%
Property Tax          1,820,442 24.7%           7,666 23.6%
Local Sales Tax††             859,716 11.7%           3,147 9.7%
Other Local           1,245,096 16.9%           2,541 7.8%
*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 Unicoi County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
2011 Equalized Assessed Property Value (in thousands) $144,184,673 $306,475 71st  0.2%
Tax Base Per Capita $22,894 $16,763 58th 
2011 County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $2.55 22nd 
2011 Total Taxable Sales (in thousands) $66,377,563 $93,782 67th  0.1%
Tax Base Per Capita $10,539 $5,129 60th 
2011 County Sales Tax Rate 2.75% 1st 
VII.  Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory 
Estimated Costs, 2011 - 2016 (in thousands)     Tennessee Unicoi County County
 Rank
Percent of State Total
Project  Type
Transportation  $ 20,029,354  $      32,530 83rd 0.16%
Community Development         455,079          16,725 7th 3.68%
Water and Wastewater       4,110,530          16,016 53rd 0.39%
Recreation         942,863            5,610 31st 0.59%
Industrial Sites and Parks         247,230            3,450 17th 1.40%
Business District Development         971,261            1,300 15th 0.13%
Storm Water         285,963              660 26th 0.23%
Fire Protection         170,402              250 41st 0.15%
Public Buildings         393,884              100 63rd 0.03%
Libraries, Museums, and Historic Sites         312,533              100 43rd 0.03%
Post-secondary Education & Preschools       3,545,708                   - - -
Existing School Improvements       1,990,971                   - - -
New Public Schools       1,604,136                   - - -
Law Enforcement       1,157,059                   - - -
Public Health Facilities         426,158                   - - -
Other Utilities         172,131                   - - -
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  $      76,742 84th 0.21%
VIII.  Adult & Post-secondary Education
Adult Educational Attainment (Persons 25 years and over)   Tennessee Unicoi County County
 Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2007-2011 American Community Survey 
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 83.2% 75.3% 66th  -7.9%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 23.0% 11.7% 62nd  -11.3%
2000 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 75.9% 67.7% 52nd  -8.2%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 19.6% 10.6% 44th  -9.0%
1990 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 67.1% 59.6% 36th  -7.4%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 16.0% 9.5% 34th  -6.5%
*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 Unicoi 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 28  
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 28
IX.  Public School Systems (Total number of school systems in Tennessee is 136)
        Statewide Unicoi County          
Number of Students
2011-2012 950,547 2,575
System Rank for Students 83rd 
Percent of Statewide 0.3%          
2000-2001 896,556 2,478
System Rank for Students 84th 
Percent of Statewide 0.3%          
Increase/(Decrease) 53,991                 97                    
Percent Change 6.0% 3.9%          
2011-2012    
Free or Reduced-price Meals 60.9% 60.7%
Federal Title 1 58.0% 96.2%
Special Education 11.4% 19.6%
English Language Learners 3.8% 0.1%
        Statewide Unicoi 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 15.1               
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 105th                
2000-2001 15.8 15.9               
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 92nd                
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 Unicoi County          
Progress Through School
Promotion Rate
2011-2012 98.4% 99.1%  
1999-2000 96.8% 98.0%
Dropout Rate
2011-2012 6.9% 1.9%
1999-2000 14.4% 16.4%
*Note: DOE did not update the Cohort Drop Out Rate
        Statewide Unicoi County          
Expenditures per Student
2011-2012 $8,551 $7,865
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 82nd 
Percent of Statewide 92.0%          
2001-2002 $5,678 $5,231
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 101st 
Percent of Statewide 92.1%          
Increase/Decrease $2,873 $2,635          
Percent Change 50.6% 50.4%          
                     
Classroom Teachers' Average Salary
2011-2012 $47,082 $40,674
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 111st 
Percent of Statewide 86.4%          
2000-2001 $37,431 $32,714
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 91st 
Percent of Statewide 87.4%          
Increase/(Decrease) $9,650 $7,959
Percent Change 25.8% 24.3%          
        Statewide Unicoi County           
Revenue by Source (percent of total)
2011-2012
Federal 14.5% 17.9%  
State 46.3% 60.2%
Local 39.2% 21.8%          
System Rank for Percent Local 94th           
2000-2001
Federal 9.5% 15.8%
State 46.9% 59.7%
Local 43.7% 24.6%
System Rank for Percent Local 100th           
        Statewide Unicoi County County
Rank
       
FY 2014 County Area Fiscal Capacity
Per Pupil Fiscal Capacity $3,079 $2,040 37th 
Percent of Statewide Figure 66.3%
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