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  Population
         
  Population Smith County Tennessee
  Population 2000: 17,712 5,689,283
  Population Change 1990-2000: 25.2% 16.7%
  Percent Urban 2000: 20.5% 63.6%
  Percent Nonwhite: 4.6% 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: 7,962 5,074
  Adults with nine or more years of education
but no diploma:
1,877 1,705
  Adults with less than nine years of education: 1,959 2,584
 
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%
  Smith County: 67.5% 54.0%
  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
  Smith County: $4,427 $922
  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: 22.3% 16.8%
  Service: 11.1% 11.6%
  Sales/Office: 21.0% 27.7%
  Farming/Fishing/Forestry: 1.6% 6.3%
  Construction/Extraction/Maintenance: 14.3% 8.1%
  Production/Transportation/Material Moving: 29.6% 29.4%
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Per Capita Income for 2000 2000 1990
  High County: $32,496 $19,339
  Smith County: $17,473 $10,950
  Low County: $10,794 $6,266
 
Source: U.S. Census 2000
   
       
  Unemployment Rate 2002
2002 1990
  High District: 11.5% 14.3%
  Smith County: 3.5% - 330 persons 6.7% - 470 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%
  Smith County: 12.2% - 2,141 persons 14.5% - 2,026 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 16, 2002