I. Geography & Demographics VI.  County Government Finance
II. Income & Poverty VII.  Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory
III.  Health & Healthcare VIII.  Adult & Post-secondary Education
IV.  Employment IX.  Public School Systems
V.  Value of Farmland & Agricultural Products Sold
Hancock County, Tennessee
Selected Statistical Information
I.  Geography & Demographics
         Tennessee   Hancock County  County Rank Percent of State Total
Total Land Area (sq. mi.)           41,236              222 87th  0.5%
Farmland            
Acres of Farmland (2012)     10,867,812          64,395 65th  0.6%
Acres of Farmland (2007)     10,969,798          60,646 69th  0.6%
Number of Farms (2012)           68,050              457 64th     
Average Size of Farms (Acres, 2012)                160              141 51st 
Population            
2016 6,651,194 6,577 92nd  0.1%
2010 6,356,671 6,808 92nd  0.1%
2000 5,689,283 6,786 92nd  0.1%
Population Change (2010 to 2016) 294,523 -231 68th  -0.1%
% Growth (2010 to 2016) 4.6% -3.4% 89th 
Population Density (per sq. mi.)     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
2016 161                30 91st  18.3%
2010 154                31 91st  19.9%
2000 138                31 89th  22.1%
Urban Population           Percent of State Total
2010 4,213,245 0 76th (of 76) 0.0%
2000 3,620,018 0 72nd (of 72) 0.0%
1990 2,969,948 0 72nd (of 72) 0.0%
% Growth (2000 to 2010) 16.4% n/a 59th 
% Growth (1990 to 2000) 21.9% n/a 56th 
Note: For 2010, the US Census Bureau excluded those living in group quarters such as correctional facilities and college residence halls in determining whether an area was urban or not, reducing the urban population in some counties.
Percent of Population in Urban Areas           Percentage Point Difference
2010 66.3% 0.0% 76th (of 76) -66.3%
2000 63.6% 0.0% 72nd (of 72) -63.6%
1990 60.9% 0.0% 72nd (of 72) -60.9%
Median Age            
2010 38.0 42.9 17th 
2000 35.9 39.2 17th 
Note: A rank of 1 indicates oldest.
Population Percentages by Age Bracket     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census
under 18 23.6% 21.9% 61st  -1.7%
18-24 9.6% 7.0% 83rd  -2.6%
25-44 26.4% 23.8% 63rd  -2.6%
45-64 27.0% 30.2% 12th  3.2%
65 & over 13.4% 17.0% 28th  3.6%
2000 Census
under 18 24.6% 23.1% 62nd  -1.5%
18-24 9.6% 8.8% 30th  -0.8%
25-44 30.2% 26.9% 79th  -3.3%
45-64 23.2% 25.5% 32nd  2.3%
65 & over 12.4% 15.7% 18th  3.3%
Population Growth by Age Bracket, 2000 (Census) to 2010 (Census)        
Population Percentages by Race/Ethnicity (2010 Census)          
        Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Males per 100 Females (2015) 95.1 97.5 30th  102.5%
Marriages Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2015 8.5 5.2 94th  61.2%
Divorces Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2015 3.7 5.3 90th  143.2%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates more males per 100 females, more marriages, and more divorces.
II. Income and Poverty
Per Capita Personal Income     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
2015 $42,094 $23,733 94th  56.4%
2000 $27,154 $14,475 94th  53.3%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 3.0% 3.4% 23rd 
Median Household Income            
2015           45,219          26,898 95th  59.5%
2000           35,760          20,849 95th  58.3%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 1.6% 1.7% 12th 
2015 Poverty Rate           Percentage Point Difference
All Ages 17.6% 27.7% 94th  10.1%
Related Children Under 18 Years  25.3% 35.0% 85th  9.7%
2000 Poverty Rate            
All Ages  13.5% 29.4% 95th  15.9%
Related Children Under 18 Years 17.6% 37.5% 95th  19.9%
2015 Food Stamp Recipients (Monthly Average )          
Percent of Occupied Households 23.9% 49.3% 93rd  25.4%
Percent of Individuals 18.2% 39.2% 95th  21.0%
2015 Families First (Monthly Average)            
Percent of Occupied Households 1.4% 3.0% 94th  1.5%
Percent of Individuals 1.3% 2.7% 95th  1.5%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
III. Health & Healthcare
2015 Pregnancy & Birth Rates      Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Live births per 1,000 Population 12.3             10.2 15th 82.9%
Percent of Live Births to Unmarried Parents 43.9% 47.8% 61st 108.9%
Percent Low Birth Weight 9.1% 10.4% 36th 114.3%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 15-44               69.8             60.8 18th 87.1%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-17                6.0               3.5  9th 58.3%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-14                0.5  -       0.0%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2015 Mortality Rates       Tennessee   Hancock County  County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Number of Deaths per 1,000 Population               10.0             17.2  53rd  172.0%
Number of Deaths per 100,000 Population by Cause of Death
Diseases of the Heart             237.5            290.0 40th 122.1%
Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm)             214.8            351.0 87th 163.4%
Diabetes               27.1             30.5 41st 112.5%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
  
  
Access to Healthcare     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2014) 2.1 0.3 82nd  14.7%
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2010) 2.4 0.6 57th  24.8%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2015) 3.8 1.5 59th (of 80) 40.6%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2012) 3.8 1.5 62nd (of 80) 39.3%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2015) 38.9 41.6 46th  106.9%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2012) 42.8 43.3 55th  101.1%
              Comparison to State Figure
2015 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care 10.4% 13.6% 5th (of 78) 131.2%
2012 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care 11.7% 8.6% 20th (of 76) 73.3%
IV. Employment
Unemployment Rate     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank*
Percentage Point Difference
2017 (March) 4.6% 7.3% 93rd  158.7%
2007 (March) 4.3% 5.3% 53rd  123.3%
2015 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 17.6% 28.6% 82nd  162.6%
2000 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 12.0% 8.3% 9th  69.2%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2016 Employment Percentages by Major Industry    Tennessee   Hancock County  County
Rank
Percent of State Total
Total Employment Top Industries       2,888,093              850 94th  0.0%
Local Government 9.6% 46.7% 86th  0.1%
Health Care and Social Assistance 12.5% 18.2% 52nd  0.0%
Retail Trade 11.6% 12.4% 89th  0.0%
Finance and Insurance 3.7% 1.9% 78th  0.0%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2.6% 1.9% 72nd  0.0%
State Government 2.8% 1.8% 83rd  0.0%
Federal Government 1.7% 1.3% 82nd  0.0%
Construction 4.0% 1.2% 85th  0.0%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.3% 0.5% 65th  0.0%
Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting 0.3% 0.0% 32nd  0.0%
Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction 0.1% 0.0% 16th  0.0%
Utilities 0.1% 0.0% 10th  0.0%
Manufacturing 11.9% 0.0% 91st  0.0%
Wholesale Trade 4.2% 0.0% 60th  0.0%
*Note: Percentages for counties may not total to 100%. 
This table shows the top industries in the county, not all industries.
2016 Average Annual Wage by Major Industry       County
Rank
86th 
54th 
51st 
95th 
90th 
83rd 
71st 
86th 
76th 
82nd 
V.  Value of Farmland and Agricultural Products Sold
2012 Estimates     Tennessee Hancock County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Farm)  $              569,416  $        323,666 92nd  56.8%
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Acre)  $                  3,565  $            2,297 87th  64.4%
Total Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold   $     3,611,037,000  $     5,481,000 84th  0.2%
Per Capita Value of Agricultural Products Sold  $                    559  $              811 47th  144.9%
VI. County Government Finance (municipalities' revenue data not available)*
Fiscal Year 2015 Revenue by Source (in thousands)   Tennessee Percent of Tennessee Revenue Hancock County Percent of County Revenue
Grand Total  $      8,744,394 100.0%  $     20,968 100.0%
Total State Revenue  $      2,827,567 32.3%  $     10,105 48.2%
     Public Schools**  $      2,370,350 27.1%  $       6,951 33.2%
     All Other  $         457,217 5.2%  $       3,154 15.0%
Federal Revenue***  $         568,963 6.5%  $       1,862 8.9%
Total Local Revenue  $      5,347,864 61.2%  $       9,001 42.9%
     Property Tax  $      2,020,850 23.1%  $       2,161 10.3%
     Local Sales Tax††  $      1,128,629 12.9%  $          464 2.2%
     Other Local   $      2,198,384 25.1%  $       6,376 30.4%
*Data for Davidson, Hamilton, Knox, McMinn, Shelby, and Washington County are not available as of July 1, 2016.
  County Government Audits are located here:  http://www.comptroller.tn.gov/la/CountySelect.asp
**State revenue for County School Districts Only
***Includes federal revenue through state and direct federal revenue.
Includes county property tax support for city and/or special school districts.
††Includes local option sales tax support for city and/or special school districts.
Includes all other local taxes, licenses and permits, fees and fines, and charges for current services.
 Tax Base       Tennessee   Hancock County  County
Rank
Percent of State Total
2015 Equalized Assessed Property Value (in thousands)  $   150,454,971  $           98,956  94th   0.1%
     Tax Base Per Capita  $          22,813  $           15,099  80th  
2015 County Property Tax Rate (per $100)  $               2.22 62nd 
2016 Total Taxable Sales (in thousands)  $    83,193,881  $           18,004 94th  0.0%
     Tax Base Per Capita  $          12,615  $            2,747 92nd 
     2017 County Sales Tax Rate 2.00% 89th *
VII.  Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory 
Estimated Costs, 2015 - 2020 (in thousands)     Tennessee Hancock County County
 Rank
Percent of State Total
Project  Type
Transportation  $ 24,437,200  $      31,547 85th 0.1%
Water and Wastewater       4,268,175            7,941 58th 0.2%
Recreation       1,174,361            2,175 47th 0.2%
School Renovations       2,220,674              954 76th 0.0%
New Public Schools & Additions       2,434,983              700 58th 0.0%
Public Buildings         580,812              622 39th 0.1%
Industrial Sites and Parks         253,596              500 44th 0.2%
Other Utilities         316,102              333 27th 0.1%
Post-secondary Education       4,840,196                 -   - -
Law Enforcement         758,441                 -   - -
Public Health Facilities         442,771                 -   - -
Libraries, Museums, and Historic Sites         382,551                 -   - -
Housing         304,008                 -   - -
Community Development         201,095                 -   - -
Storm Water         186,955                 -   - -
Fire Protection         177,016                 -   - -
Business District Development         163,143                 -   - -
Other Facilities         140,777                 -   - -
Other Education           83,530                 -   - -
School-System-wide           28,942                 -   - -
Solid Waste           21,512                 -   - -
Grand Total     43,416,841          44,773 89th 0.1%
VIII.  Adult & Post-secondary Education
Adult Educational Attainment (Persons 25 years and over)   Tennessee Hancock County County
 Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2015
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 85.5% 73.3% 92nd  -12.2%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 24.9% 10.6% 78th  -14.3%
2010
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 82.5% 68.3% 91st  -14.2%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 22.7% 7.4% 91st  -15.3%
2000
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 75.9% 55.9% 94th  -20.0%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 19.6% 10.2% 51st  -9.4%
*Note: Percentages do not add to 100% because categories are not mutually exclusive.
 Number of Post-secondary Institutions (Fall 2015)     Tennessee Hancock County    
Four-year Colleges and Universities 57 0
Public 11 0
Private 46 0
Other Institutions 91 0
Two-Year Public (Community Colleges) 13 0
Two-Year Private Institutions 4 0
Tennessee College of Applied Technology 26 0
Off-Campus Centers 48 0
Enrollment at Post-secondary Institutions (Fall 2015)*            
Four-year Colleges and Universities         189,512 0
Public         115,760 0
Private           73,752 0
Other Institutions           81,547 0
Two-Year Public (Community Colleges)           57,270 0
Two-Year Private Institutions                619 0
Tennessee College of Applied Technology           10,850 0
Off-Campus Centers           12,808 0
IX.  Public School Systems (Total number of school systems in Tennessee is 141)
        Statewide Hancock County             
Number of Students
2015-2016 960,959 985
System Rank for Students  122nd     
Percent of Statewide 0.1%            
2005-2006 933,688           1,006   
System Rank for Students  119th     
Percent of Statewide 0.1%              
Increase/(Decrease) 27,271              (21)                       
Percent Change 2.9% -2.1%            
2015-2016    
Disabled 14.0% 20.4%
Limited English Proficiency 5.0% 0.4%
Economically Disadvantaged 35.1% 42.2%
*In Shelby County, a system consolidation and subsequent restructureing shifted the school system boundaries.
           Hancock County              
2016 Accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Percent of Schools n/a
                       
Students per Classroom Teacher*
2015-16 12.4
System Rank 10th 
2005-06 12.5
System Rank 8th 
Increase/(Decrease)                 (0.1)                   
*Note: Classroom teachers include art, music and physical education teachers.  Because these auxiliary teachers are
included, ratios of students to classroom teachers do not represent and tend to be lower than actual class sizes.
        Statewide Hancock County             
Progress Through School
K8 Promotion Rate
2015-2016 98.5% 98.7%
2004-2005 97.5% 98.2%
Event Dropout Rate
2015-2016 2.7% 1.3%
2004-2005 2.6% 1.2%
        Statewide Hancock County             
Expenditures per Student
2015-2016 $8,936 $9,152
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 37th 
Percent of Statewide 102.4%            
2005-2006 $7,047 $7,576
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 22nd 
Percent of Statewide 107.5%            
Increase/Decrease $1,889 $1,576            
Percent Change 26.8% 20.8%            
                       
Classroom Teachers' Average Salary
2015-2016 $48,817 $40,732
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 140th 
Percent of Statewide 83.4%            
2005-2006 $42,485 $38,817
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 69th 
Percent of Statewide 91.4%            
Increase/(Decrease) $6,332 $1,915
Percent Change 14.9% 4.9%            
        Statewide Hancock County             
Revenue by Source (percent of total)
2015-2016
Federal 11.8% 16.7%
State 47.2% 72.3%
Local 40.9% 11.0%
System Rank for Percent Local 140th 
2005-2006
Federal 11.5% 17.8%
State 44.8% 70.8%
Local 43.7% 11.4%
System Rank for Percent Local 135th 
        Statewide Hancock County County
Rank
         
FY 2018 County Area Fiscal Capacity
Per Pupil Fiscal Capacity $3,343 $800 93rd 
Percent of Statewide Figure 23.9%
Sources of Information for County Profiles
I. Geography & Demographics
U.S. Bureau of the Census
  www.census.gov
  U.S. Department of Agriculture–farmland data
  http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome
  http://www.agcensus.usda.gov
  TN Dept. of Health - marriage and divorce rates.
  http://health.tn.gov
II. Income & Poverty
U.S. Bureau of the Census–median household income data & poverty rates.
www.census.gov
TN Dept. of Human Services–Food Stamp data and Families First data.
http://www.tn.gov/humanservices/article/snap-statistical-information
http://www.tn.gov/humanservices/article/families-first-tanf-statistical-information
U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis–per capita income data
www.bea.gov
III. Health & Healthcare
TN Dept.of Health, Health Statistics & Research–pregnancy, births, mortality & healthcare access data.
http://www.tn.gov/health/section/statistics
IV. Employment
TN Dept. Of Labor and Workforce Development–unemployment data. 
http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/
U.S. Department of Labor–employment data.
www.bls.gov/lau/home.htm
V. Value of Farmland and Agricultural Product Sold
U.S. Department of Agriculture–farmland data
http://www.usda.gov/wps/portal/usdahome
VI. County Government Finance (municipalities' revenue data not available)
TN County Technical Advisory Service (CTAS), Resource Center–county revenue data.
www.ctas.utk.edu
TN Comptroller of the Treasury, Division of Property Assessment–equalized assessed property values.
http://www.comptroller.tn.gov/pa/taxaggr.asp
TN Dept. of Revenue–total taxable sales.
http://www.tn.gov/revenue/topic/statistics-and-collections
VII. Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory
TN Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations–all data. 
http://tn.gov/tacir/section/tacir-infrastructure
VIII. Adult & Post-secondary Education
U.S. Bureau of the Census–educational attainment.
www.census.gov/population/www/socdemo/educ-attn.html
TN Higher Education Commission–post-secondary institution and enrollment data.
www.tn.gov/thec
IX. Public School Systems (Total number of school systems is 141)
TN Department of Education–all data except fiscal capacity.
http://www.tn.gov/education/section/data
TN Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations–education fiscal capacity.
http://tn.gov/tacir/section/tacir-fiscal-capacity
Prepared by TACIR