Community Demographics

Climate
Climate
Annual Average Temperature 55° F
Monthly Average High Temperature
January 46° F
July 87° F
Monthly Average Low Temperature
January 25° F
July 63° F
Annual Average Precipitation 54″
Annual Average Snowfall 15″
Elevation 1675 ‘
Prevailing Winds West
Mean Length of Freeze Free Period (Days) 180

Voting:

Office located at the Election Commission Office at 106 Nolichucky Avenue, (423) 743-6521. Forms may also be obtained at the Unicoi County Public Library.


— Facts & Figures —
Unicoi County, Town of Erwin & Town of Unicoi
— Facts & Figures —
Unicoi County, Town of Erwin & Town of Unicoi
Description Unicoi County Town of Erwin Town of Unicoi
Total Square Mileage 186 3.7 16.3
Total Municipal Budget (2011-2012) 22,972,019 15,728,612 491,000
Type of Government County Mayor Mayor & Alderman Mayor & Alderman
Police Officers 21 12 0
Police Cars 21 13 0
Full Time Firefighters 0 17 0
Volunteer Firefighters 40 2 29
Fire Trucks 8 3 8
Planning Commission Yes Yes Yes
Zoning Regulations No Yes Yes
Insurance Rating 0 Class 5

Poplulation
Poplulation
Year Unicoi County Town of Erwin Town of Unicoi
2010 (Census) 18,313 6,097 3,632

Population of Tennessee (2010) – 6,346,105

  • The Tri-Cities area is the fourth largest MSA in Tennessee.
  • The Tri-Cities MSA includes Carter, Hawkins, Sullivan, Unicoi, and Washington Counties in Tennessee and Scott and Washington Counties, as well as the independent city of Bristol, Virginia.

Milage from Other Cities
Milage from Other Cities
City Miles Driving Time
Atlanta, GA 250 4:32
Charlotte, NC 175 3:08
Charleston, SC 310 5:23
Chicago, IL 663 10:52
Cincinnati, OH 379 6:16
Cleveland, OH 503 8:18
Dallas, TX 966 15:14
Memphis, TN 514 8:16
Nashville, TN 302 5:00
Pittsburgh, PA 435 7:33
Washington, DC 428 7:02

Healthcare in Unicoi County
Healthcare in Unicoi County
Item Number
Hospitals 1
Total Hospital Beds 48
Doctors 35
Dentists 3
Nursing Homes 3
Total Nursing Home Beds 191
Assisted Living Facility 1

Sales Tax
Sales Tax
Description Data
State Sales Tax 7% (6% for food and food ingredients for human consumption)
Income Tax
Personal on Wages None
Personal on Interest/Dividends 6 %
Corporate Excise 6.5 % of Net Earnings
Franchise Tax .25 cents per $ 100 of Capital Property
Unemployment Tax
New Employers 2.7 % of first $ 7,000

Per Capita Income
Per Capita Income
Year Unicoi County Tri-Cities MSA Tennessee
2008 30,359 31,718 35,119
2009 30,116 31,381 34,277

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Economic Analysis


— Community Demographics —
Local Tax Structure
— Community Demographics —
Local Tax Structure
Description Unicoi County Town of Erwin
Property Tax
(Rate Per $ 100 Value) $2.49 $.9451
Ratio of Assessment
Residential 25% 25%
Industrial 40% 40%
Personal Equipment 30% 30%
Inventory Tax (Raw Materials Only)
School Tax None None
Sales Tax 2.75% None
Hotel-Motel Tax 5% None
Bonded Debt $14,507,705 $2,036,000

Labor Force Estimates
Labor Force Estimates
Description Unicoi County Tri-Cities MSA
Source: Tennessee Department of Employment Security 2010 data
Total Labor Force 8,460 101,120
Employed 7,580 92,110
Unemployed 880 9,010
Unemployment Rate 10.4 8.9