Unicoi County, TN

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Population

17,830

0.641% decline

Poverty Rate

20.1%


Median Age

45.9


Median Household Income

$36,576

3.35% growth

Number of Employees

7,017

3.02% growth

Median Property Value

$121,200

7.93% growth

About

In 2017, Unicoi County, TN had a population of 17.8k people with a median age of 45.9 and a median household income of $36,576. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Unicoi County, TN declined from 17,945 to 17,830, a -0.641% decrease and its median household income grew from $35,390 to $36,576, a 3.35% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Unicoi County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (93.7%), White (Hispanic) (3.63%), Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) (0.712%), Some Other Race (Hispanic) (0.617%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.505%). N/A% of the people in Unicoi County, TN speak a non-English language, and 97.7% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Unicoi County, TN is $121,200, and the homeownership rate is 72.4%. Most people in Unicoi County, TN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Unicoi County, TN is 2 cars per household.

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COVID-19

Total Confirmed Cases by Date

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Impact on Employment

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Community Mobility

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Economy

The economy of Unicoi County, TN employs 7.02k people. The largest industries in Unicoi County, TN are Manufacturing (1,483 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (906 people), and Retail Trade (720 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($47,981), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,300), and Transportation & Warehousing ($36,563).

Median household income in Unicoi County, TN is $36,576. Males in Unicoi County, TN have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,201. The income inequality in Unicoi County, TN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$36,576

2017 value

± $3,681

3.35%

1 Year Growth

± 16.9%

Households in Unicoi County, TN have a median annual income of $36,576, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $35,390 in 2016, which represents a 3.35% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$57,961

Average Male Salary

± $1,374

$42,201

Average Female Salary

± $943

In 2017, full-time male employees in Tennessee made 1.37 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Tennessee by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $53,011 ± $6,619

  2. White

    $46,471 ± $904

  3. American Indian

    $40,237 ± $11,516

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Tennessee workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Unicoi County, TN is from Tennessee.

0.466

2017 Wage GINI

0.465

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.325% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Tennessee across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 803

  2. Census Tract 801

  3. Census Tract 804

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Unicoi County, TN was Census Tract 803 with a value of $40,174, followed by Census Tract 801 and Census Tract 804, with respective values of $39,583 and $36,504.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Unicoi County, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Unicoi County, TN (3.5k out of 17.4k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Females 35 - 44.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    3,375 ± 386

  2. Hispanic

    431 ± 135

  3. Two Or More

    65 ± 106

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Unicoi County, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

7.02k

2017 Value

± 565

3.02%

1 Year growth

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Unicoi County, TN grew at a rate of 3.02%, from 6.81k employees to 7.02k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Unicoi County, TN, are Production Occupations (972 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (798 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (785 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Unicoi County, TN.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Unicoi County, TN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (972 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (798 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (785 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Unicoi County, TN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (2.45 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.39 times), and Fire Fighting & Prevention, & Other Protective Service Workers Including Supervisors (1.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Unicoi County, TN, by median earnings, are Health Diagnosing & Treating Practitioners & Other Technical Occupations ($60,268), Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($52,368), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($47,474).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

7.02k

2017 Value

± 565

3.02%

1 Year growth

± 11.5%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Unicoi County, TN grew at a rate of 3.02%, from 6.81k employees to 7.02k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Unicoi County, TN, are Manufacturing (1,483 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (906 people), and Retail Trade (720 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Unicoi County, TN, though some of these residents may live in Unicoi County, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Unicoi County, TN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,483 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (906 people), and Retail Trade (720 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Unicoi County, TN has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.79 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.09 times), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (1.94 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Unicoi County, TN, by median earnings, are Utilities ($47,981), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($37,300), and Transportation & Warehousing ($36,563).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $38.9B

  2. $35.5B

  3. $29.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Pharmaceuticals with $38.9B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($35.5B) and Mixed freight ($29.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$366B

2020 Value

$525B

Projected 2045 Value

43.2% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $366B. This is expected to increase 43.2% to $525B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $31.6B

  2. $18.7B

  3. $18.1B

In 2015, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Kentucky with $31.6B, followed by Texas with $18.7B and Georgia and $18.1B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

90.1% of the population of Unicoi County, TN has health coverage, with 34.5% on employee plans, 20.1% on Medicaid, 17% on Medicare, 16.2% on non-group plans, and 2.27% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Unicoi County, TN was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Unicoi County, TN see 2551 patients per year on average, which represents a 13.6% increase from the previous year (2245 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 3544 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 4430 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (17.5%). Additionally, Hardeman County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,551 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Unicoi County, TN see an average of 2,551 patients per year. This represents a 13.6% increase from the previous year (2,245 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Unicoi County, TN in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

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Access and Quality

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Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,372

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,680

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,371

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Tennessee (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 3.74%, from $7,106 to $7,372.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

9.85%

Uninsured

34.5%

Employer Coverage

20.1%

Medicaid

17%

Medicare

16.2%

Non-Group

2.27%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Unicoi County, TN declined by 15.3% from 11.6% to 9.85%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Unicoi County, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 17.5% prevalence

  2. 17% prevalence

  3. 16.8% prevalence

Dyer County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Tennessee, at 17.5%.

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Diversity

Unicoi County, TN is home to a population of 17.8k people, from which 97.7% are citizens. As of 2017, 2.68% of Unicoi County, TN residents were born outside of the country (478 people).

In 2017, there were 25.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Unicoi County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 647 White (Hispanic) and 127 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Age

Age by Nativity

47

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.9

33

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 6.5

In 2017, the median age of all people in Unicoi County, TN was 45.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 47, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 33. But people in Unicoi County, TN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Unicoi County, TN residents was 46.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

2.68%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

478 people

2.78%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

499 people

As of 2017, 2.68% of Unicoi County, TN residents (478 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Unicoi County, TN was 2.78%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    92,263 ± 7,405 people

  2. India

    21,162 ± 3,566 people

  3. Guatemala

    12,669 ± 2,761 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 92,263 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 21,162 and Guatemala with 12,669.

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Citizenship

97.7%

2017 Citizenship

97.5%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97.7% of Unicoi County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Unicoi County, TN was 97.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Unicoi County, TN

  1. White (Non-Hispanic)

    16.7k ± 19

  2. White (Hispanic)

    647 ± 96

  3. Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic)

    127 ± 79.3

In 2017, there were 25.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.7k people) in Unicoi County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 647 White (Hispanic) and 127 Two or More Races (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 7 races represented in Unicoi County, TN as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    577 ± 156

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    201 ± 83

  3. Korea

    193 ± 74

Unicoi County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.87 times greater than any other conflict.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Unicoi County, TN was $121,200 in 2017, which is 0.528 times smaller than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $112,300 to $121,200, a 7.93% increase. The homeownership rate in Unicoi County, TN is 72.4%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Unicoi County, TN have an average commute time of 19.5 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Unicoi County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$121,200

2017 Median

± $12,678

$112,300

2016 Median

± $11,489

In 2017, the median property value in Unicoi County, TN grew to to $121,200 from the previous year's value of $112,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Unicoi County, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Unicoi County, TN the largest share of households have a property value in the $125k - $150k range.

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Household Income

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$36,576

Median Household Income

± $3,681

7.61k

Number of Households

± 597

In 2017, the median household income of the 7.61k households in Unicoi County, TN grew to $36,576 from the previous year's value of $35,390.

The following chart displays the households in Unicoi County, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $10k - $15k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Unicoi County, TN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Unicoi County, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

72.4%

2017 Homeownership

73%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 72.4% of the housing units in Unicoi County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 73%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Unicoi County, TN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

19.5 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Unicoi County, TN have a shorter commute time (19.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 0.748% of the workforce in Unicoi County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    80.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.21%

  3. Worked At Home

    4.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Unicoi County, TN was Drove Alone (80.8%), followed by those who Carpooled (9.21%) and those who Worked At Home (4.45%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Unicoi County, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Unicoi County, TN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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