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Blount County, Tennessee Facts

Facts
State Tennessee
Land area 558.7 square miles
Population Density 220.2 persons per square mile.
Population
Population (2013) 125,099
Population change 1.7%
Under 5 years of age 5.2%
Under 18 21.4%
65 and over 17.9%
Females 51.5%
White 94.2
Hispanic or Latino of any race 3
Asian 0.9%
Two or more races 1.5%
Black or African American 2.9%
Native American 0.4%
Pacific Islander 0%
Had graduated from high school 87%
Had a bachelor’s degree or higher 20.8%
Veterans 11,723
Households and Housing
Households 48,728
Persons per household 2.5
Living in the same house for one year or more 85.1%
Median household income $45,991
The per capita income $23,788
Live below the poverty line. 13.7%
housing units 55,427
Multi-unit structures 11%
The median value of owner-occupied housing $163,900
Residents owning their homes. 73.3%
Business Facts
Total number of firms 10,063
Women-owned firms 25.7%
Asian-owned firms 0.9%
Hispanic-owned firms 0%
Black-owned firms 0%
Native American-owned firms 0.3%
Pacific Islander-owned firms 0%
Retail sales $1,551,134
Retail sales per capita $12,945
Manufacturers shipments $5,312,323
Merchant wholesaler sales $898,029