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  Population
         
  Population Grainger County Tennessee
  Population 2000: 20,659 5,689,283
  Population Change 1990-2000: 20.9% 16.7%
  Percent Urban 2000: 0.0% 63.6%
  Percent Nonwhite: 1.6% 19.8%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000


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  Education
         
  Education Level of Adults 2000                  1990            
  Adults with a high school/GED diploma or above: 8,536 5,153
  Adults with nine or more years of education
but no diploma:
2,358 2,089
  Adults with less than nine years of education: 3,316 3,886
 
Source: Adults 25 and older, U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Percent of Adults 25 and Over with a High School or
GED Diploma in 2000
2000 1990
  High County: 90.1% 82.0%
  Grainger County: 60.1% 46.3%
  Low County: 55.2% 37.0%
  State Average: 75.9% 57.9%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Local Expenditures Per Pupil
In Average Daily Attendance for the School Year 2002
2002 1990
  High District: $8,502 $2,724
  Grainger County: $4,985 $535
  Low District: $4,427 $385
  State Average: $6,094 $1,124
 
Source: TN Education Association 2002
   
 

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  Economic
         
  Employment by Occupation 2000 1990
  Management/Professional: 18.0% 13.6%
  Service: 11.1% 14.0%
  Sales/Office: 20.4% 24.5%
  Farming/Fishing/Forestry: 2.2% 7.8%
  Construction/Extraction/Maintenance: 14.7% 7.6%
  Production/Transportation/Material Moving: 33.7% 32.6%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Per Capita Income for 2000 2000 1990
  High County: $32,496 $19,339
  Grainger County: $14,505 $8,415
  Low County: $10,794 $6,266
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Unemployment Rate 2002
2002 1990
  High District: 11.5% 14.3%
  Grainger County: 7.3% - 750 persons 6.4% - 460 persons
  Low District: 2.4% 2.6%
 
Source: TN Department of Labor & Workforce Development, Sept. 2002
   
       
  Percent of Persons Below the Poverty Level 2000 2000 1990
  High County: 29.4% 40.0%
  Grainger County: 18.7% - 3,809 persons 20.5% - 3,464 persons
  Low County: 4.7% 5.8%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
 

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Data Assembled by the Center for Literacy Studies, University of Tennessee
Last Updated: December 13, 2002