Unicoi County, TN

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2022 Population
17,845
0.257% 1-year decline
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
47.4
0.211% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
16.7%
8.36% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$49,855
4.72% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$150,600
9.85% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Unicoi County, TN had a population of 17.8k people with a median age of 47.4 and a median household income of $49,855. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Unicoi County, TN declined from 17,891 to 17,845, a −0.257% decrease and its median household income grew from $47,610 to $49,855, a 4.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Unicoi County, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (91.3%), White (Hispanic) (2.73%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.97%), Other (Hispanic) (1.79%), and Two+ (Hispanic) (1.36%).

None of the households in Unicoi County, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

99.1% of the residents in Unicoi County, TN are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Unicoi County, TN was $150,600, and the homeownership rate was 73.3%.

Most people in Unicoi County, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Unicoi County, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Unicoi County, TN is home to a population of 17.8k people, from which 99.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 2.74% of Unicoi County, TN residents were born outside of the country (489 people).

In 2022, there were 33.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Unicoi County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 487 White (Hispanic) and 351 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.7%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99.1% of Unicoi County, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Unicoi County, TN was 98.7%, 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)
    16.3k ± 72
  2. White (Hispanic)
    487 ± 232
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    351 ± 100
5.87%
Hispanic Population
1.05k people

In 2022, there were 33.5 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (16.3k people) in Unicoi County, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 487 White (Hispanic) and 351 Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.87% of the people in Unicoi County, TN are hispanic (1.05k people).

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

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Foreign-Born Population

2.74%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
489 people
2.63%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
471 people

As of 2022, 2.74% of Unicoi County, TN residents (489 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Unicoi County, TN was 2.63%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    603 ± 182
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    219 ± 109
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    173 ± 100

Unicoi County, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.75 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Unicoi County, TN employs 7.63k people. The largest industries in Unicoi County, TN are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,386 people), Manufacturing (1,204 people), and Retail Trade (996 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($187,778), Transportation & Warehousing ($67,439), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($65,107).

Occupations

7.63k
2022 Value
± 719
−2.54%
1 Year decline
± 13.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Unicoi County, TN declined at a rate of −2.54%, from 7.83k employees to 7.63k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Unicoi County, TN, are Production Occupations (949 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (907 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (770 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Unicoi County, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

7.63k
2022 Value
± 719
−2.54%
1 Year decline
± 13.4%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Unicoi County, TN declined at a rate of −2.54%, from 7.83k employees to 7.63k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Unicoi County, TN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (1,386 people), Manufacturing (1,204 people), and Retail Trade (996 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,252
Median earning men ± $10,617
$32,260
Median earning women ± $4,087

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($187,813), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($66,387), and Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($61,250).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($59,779), Educational Services, & Health Care & Social Assistance ($39,830), and Manufacturing ($38,415).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 95
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 83
    Manufacturing
  3. 66
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Unicoi County, TN went to Donald J. Trump with 79.4% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (19.4%), followed by Other (1.12%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Unicoi County, TN was $150,600 in 2022, which is 0.534 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $137,100 to $150,600, a 9.85% increase. The homeownership rate in Unicoi County, TN is 73.3%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Unicoi County, TN have an average commute time of 24.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Unicoi County, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Unicoi County, TN is $49,855. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Unicoi County, TN was Census Tract 801 with a value of $65,517, followed by Census Tract 802 and Census Tract 803, with respective values of $52,640 and $46,139.

Property

$150,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$15,360
$5,612
Median Property Taxes
±$581

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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

73.3%
Homeownership
2022
66.9%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 73.3% of the housing units in Unicoi County, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 74.1%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 801
  2. Census Tract 802
  3. Census Tract 803

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Unicoi County, TN was Census Tract 801 with a value of $65,517, followed by Census Tract 802 and Census Tract 803, with respective values of $52,640 and $46,139.

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

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Household Income

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$49,855
Median Household Income
± $6,163
7.65k
Number of Households
± 694

In 2022, the median household income of the 7.65k households in Unicoi County, TN grew to $49,855 from the previous year's value of $47,610.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Unicoi County, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (7.23%)
  3. Carpooled (6.53%)

In 2022, 81.4% of workers in Unicoi County, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (7.23%) and those who carpooled to work (6.53%).

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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Commute Time

24.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Unicoi County, TN have a shorter commute time (24.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.36% of the workforce in Unicoi County, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.7% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Unicoi County, TN (2.88k out of 17.3k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 45 - 54 and then Males 25 - 34.

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

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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Health

91.1% of the population of Unicoi County, TN has health coverage, with 38.3% on employee plans, 18.3% on Medicaid, 16.8% on Medicare, 14.8% on non-group plans, and 2.97% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Unicoi County, TN see 2980 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.676% increase from the previous year (2960 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2959 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 5918 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

2,980 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Unicoi County, TN

Primary care physicians in Unicoi County, TN see an average of 2,980 patients per year. This represents a 0.676% increase from the previous year (2,960 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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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 19.2% under 18 years, 17.6% between 18 and 34 years, 40.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 22.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.89%
Uninsured
38.3%
Employer Coverage
18.3%
Medicaid
16.8%
Medicare
14.8%
Non-Group
2.97%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Unicoi County, TN grew by 6.61% from 8.34% to 8.89%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 76 in Unicoi County, TN.

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Health Behaviors

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In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.8% in Unicoi County, TN.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 13% in Unicoi County, TN.

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