Area Specs

  • General Info
  • Geography Quick Facts
    Land Area, 2000 (Square Miles) 341.05
    Persons per square mile, 2000 166.4
    FIPS Code 019
    Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area Johnson City, TN Metro Area
    People QuickFacts Carter County
    Population, 2009 estimate 59,043
    Population, percent change, April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2009
    4.1%
    Population estimates base (April 1) 2000 56,740
    Persons under 5 years old, percent, 2009 5.1%
    Persons under 18 years old, percent, 2009 19.2%
    Persons 65 years old and over, percent, 2009 15.8%
    Female persons, percent, 2009 49.9%
    White persons, percent, 2009 (a) 96.50%
    Black or African American persons, percent, 2009 (a) 1.9%
    American Indian and Alaska Native persons, percent, 2009 (a) 0.3%
    Asian persons, percent, 2009 (a) 0.3%
    Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander, percent, 2009 (a)
    Z
    Persons reporting two or more races, percent, 2009 0.9%
    Persons of Hispanic or Latino origin, percent, 2009 (b) 1.5%
    White persons, not of Hispanic/Latino origin, percent, 2009 95.1%
    Living in same house in 1995 and 2000, pct age 5+, 2000 59.50%
    Foreign born persons, percent, 2000 0.80%
    Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2000 2.70%
    High school graduates, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 69.10%
    Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2000 12.80%
    Persons with a disability, age 5+, 2000 13,394
    Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2000 24.1
    Housing units, 2009 27,665
    Homeownership rate, 2000 74.90%
    Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2000 12.20%
    Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2000 $77,300
    Households, 2000 23,486
    Persons per household, 2000 2.35

    (a) Includes persons reporting only one race.
    (b) Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in applicable race categories.

    Z: Value greater than zero but less than half unit of measure shown

    Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, 2000 Census of Population and Housing, 1990 Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, County Business Patterns, 1997 Economic Census, Minority- and Women-Owned Business, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report, 1997 Census of Governments

  • Economy
  • Business QuickFacts  
    Private nonfarm establishments with paid employees, 2008 758
    Private nonfarm employment, 2008 9,916
    Private nonfarm employment, percent change 2000-2008 -0.8%
    Nonemployer establishments, 2008 3,412
    Total number of firms, 2002 3,340
    Women-owned firms, percent 2002 19.3%
    Manufacturers shipments, 2002 ($1000) 254,132
    Retail sales, 2002 ($1000) 327,364
    Retail sales per capita, 2002 $5,752
    Accommodation and foodservices sales, 2002 ($1000) 30,143
    Building permits, 2009 106
    Federal spending, 2008 436,785
       

    F: Fewer than 100 firms

    Source U.S. Census Bureau: State and County QuickFacts. Data derived from Population Estimates, 2000 Census of Population and Housing, 1990 Census of Population and Housing, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, County Business Patterns, 1997 Economic Census, Minority- and Women-Owned Business, Building Permits, Consolidated Federal Funds Report, 1997 Census of Governments

  • Transportation
  • Carter County/Elizabethton

    Region: Eastern USA

    State & County: TN / Carter

    Sq. Miles: 341

    Carter County/ Elizabethton is situated in the Appalachian Mountains in East Tennessee. Two interstates (I-26 and I-81) also traverse the local area.

    Distance to Surrounding Cities
    City Distance
    Johnson City, TN 9.9 miles
    Bristol, TN/VA 21.0 miles
    Kingsport, TN 32.1 miles
    Asheville, NC 70.6 miles
    Knoxville, TN 114.8 miles
    Charlotte, NC 145.9 miles
    Raleigh, NC 237.0 miles
    Atlanta, GA 274.6 miles
    Nashville, TN 293.8 miles
  • Tax Structure
  • Tax Structure
    Local City County
    Property Tax – Rate Per $100 Value $1.78 $2.28
    Ratio of Assessment

    Residential

    25% 25%

    Industrial

    40% 40%

    Personal (Equipment)

    30% 30%
    (Inventory Tax) Raw Materials Only
    Bonded Debt $19,223,870 $21,844,288
    Assessed Valuation $222,284,432 $710,610,356
    School Tax None None
    Sales Tax 2.25 2.25
    Hotel-Motel Tax 5% 5%
    State
    Sales Tax 7% (6% for food and food ingredients for human consumption)

    Income Tax

    Personal
    6% on Interest & Dividends
    Corporate (Excise)
    6.5% of Net Earnings
    Franchise Tax
    .25 per $100 of Capital Properties

    Unemployment Tax

    New Employers 2.7% of First $7,000