Area Specs

General Statistics

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

 

Economic Statistics

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

Economic Characteristics  
In labor force (population 16 years and over) 28,282
Mean travel time to work in minutes (workers 16 years and over) 22.5
Median household income (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) 32,424
Median family income (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) 41,318
Per capita income (in 2009 inflation-adjusted dollars) 17,567
Families below poverty level 16.9%
Individuals below poverty level 21.4%
Natural Resources
Minerals:
Limestone
Timber:
Oak, Poplar & White Pine
Agricultural Products
Crops: Tobacco, Cattle, Strawberries, Peppers, Tomatoes, Christmas Trees


 

2008 Carter County Business Patterns

Totals for ZIP Code 37643

Number of establishments: 550

Paid employees for pay period including March 12 (number): 7,941

First-quarter payroll in $1,000: 48,462

Annual payroll in $1,000: 204,733

Number of Establishments by Employment-size class
Industry CodeIndustry Code DescriptionTotal Estabs 1-45-910-1920-4950-99100-249250-499
------Total for all sectors 550 289 112 77 37 21 10 4
22----Utilities 2 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
23----Construction 41 22 7 6 2 2 1 1
31----Manufacturing 26 10 3 3 2 5 2 1
42----Wholesale trade 8 5 2 0 1 0 0 0
44----Retail trade 111 52 26 21 6 2 3 1
48----Transportation and warehousing 9 7 0 2 0 0 0 0
51----Information 7 4 2 0 0 1 0 0
52----Finance and insurance 47 30 8 6 2 1 0 0
53----Real estate and rental and leasing 22 14 5 3 0 0 0 0
54----Professional, scientific, and technical services 32 24 2 5 1 0 0 0
55----Management of companies and enterprises 4 3 1 0 0 0 0 0
56----Administrative and Support and Waste Mang and Remediation Srvs 23 15 3 4 0 0 1 0
61----Educational services 3 1 1 0 1 0 0 0
62----Health care and social assistance 69 26 21 8 5 6 2 1
71----Arts, entertainment, and recreation 5 3 1 0 1 0 0 0
72----Accommodation and food services 56 16 8 12 16 3 1 0
81----Other services (except public administration) 84 56 20 7 0 1 0 0
99----Industries not classified 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

 

Transportation Statistics

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 Statistics

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


 


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