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
Wayne County, Tennessee
Selected Statistical Information
I.  Geography & Demographics
        Tennessee Wayne County County
Rank*
Percent of State Total
Total Land Area (sq. mi.) 41,217 734 2nd  1.8%
Farmland (2007)            
Acres of Farmland (2007) 10,969,798 115,307  43rd   1.1%
Acres of Farmland (1992) 11,169,086 125,092  38th   1.1%
Number of Farms (2007) 79,280 646  52nd   0.8%
Average Size of Farms (Acres, 2007) 138 178  17th  
Population            
2011 American Community Survey 6,297,991 16,999 73rd  0.3%
2000 Census 5,689,283 16,842 72nd  0.3%
1990 Census 4,877,203 13,935 72nd  0.3%
Population Change (2000 to 2011) 608,708 157 80th  0.0%
% Growth (2000 to 2011) 10.7% 0.9% 81st 
Population Density (per sq. mi.)     Tennessee Wayne County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
2011 American Community Survey 153                23 73rd  15.2%
2000 Census 138                23 93rd  16.6%
1990 Census 118                19 93rd  16.0%
Urban Population           Percent of State Total
2010 Census 4,213,245 0 76th  0.0%
2000 Census 3,618,968 0 71st  0.0%
1990 Census 2,969,948 0 72nd  0.0%
% Growth (2000 to 2010) 16.4% n/a n/a
% Growth (1990 to 2000) 21.9% n/a n/a
Percent of Population in Urban Areas           Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census 66.4% 0.0% 76th  -66.4%
2000 Census 63.6% 0.0% 71st  -63.6%
1990 Census 60.9% 0.0% 72nd  -60.9%
Median Age            
2010 Census 38 41 50th 
2000 Census 36 37 50th 
Note: A rank of 1 indicates oldest.
Population Percentages by Age Bracket     Tennessee Wayne County County
Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2010 Census
under 18 23.6% 19.6% 91st  -4.0%
18-24 9.6% 8.4% 26th  -1.2%
25-44 26.4% 28.1% 7th  1.7%
45-64 27.0% 28.1% 60th  1.1%
65 & over 13.4% 15.9% 50th  2.5%
2000 Census
under 18 24.6% 21.4% 90th  -3.2%
18-24 9.6% 9.1% 24th  -0.5%
25-44 30.2% 31.7% 8th  1.5%
45-64 23.2% 24.2% 59th  1.0%
65 & over 12.4% 13.6% 54th  1.2%
Population Growth by Age Bracket, 2000 (Census) to 2010 (Census)        
Population Percentages by Race/Ethnicity (2010 Census)          
        Tennessee Wayne County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Males per 100 Females (2011) 95.1 121.5 3rd  127.8%
Marriages Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 9.0 9.1 15th  101.1%
Divorces Recorded per 1,000 Population in 2011 4.3 4.2 35th  97.7%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
II. Income and Poverty
Per Capita Personal Income     Tennessee Wayne County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
2011 $36,567 $22,178 93rd  60.7%
2000 $26,689 $15,000 93rd  56.2%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 2.90% 3.62% 23rd 
Median Household Income            
2011 $43,989 $33,630 72nd  76.5%
2000 $35,760 $26,809 85th  75.0%
Compound Annual Growth Rate 1.90% 2.08% 8th 
2011 Poverty Rate           Percentage Point Difference
All Ages 18.4% 28.3% 90th  9.90%
Related Children Under 18 Years  26.5% 32.0% 65th  5.50%
2000 Poverty Rate            
All Ages  13.5% 16.3% 69th  2.82%
Related Children Under 18 Years 17.6% 18.6% 53rd  1.02%
2012 Food Stamp Recipients (Monthly Average )          
Percent of Occupied Households 26.4% 27.5% 47th  1.10%
Percent of Individuals 21.1% 19.6% 20th  -1.53%
2012 Families First (Monthly Average)            
Percent of Occupied Households 2.5% 1.16% 9th  -1.37%
Percent of Individuals 2.6% 0.86% 4th  -1.69%
*Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
III. Health & Healthcare
2011 Pregnancy & Birth Rates      Tennessee Wayne County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Live births per 1,000 Population 12.4               7.8  3rd 62.9%
Percent of Live Births to Unmarried Parents 44.1% 44.7% 50th 101.4%
Percent Low Birth Weight 9.0% 8.3% 26th 92.2%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 15-44               72.1             54.5  9th 75.6%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-17                8.9               5.4  9th 60.7%
Pregnancies per 1,000 Females Aged 10-14                0.7  -       0.0%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2011 Mortality Rates      Tennessee Wayne County County
Rank*
Comparison to State Figure
Number of Deaths per 1,000 Population                9.4             10.0  18th  106.4%
Number of Deaths per 100,000 Population by Cause of Death
Diseases of the Heart             221.0            218.2 21st 98.7%
Cancer (Malignant Neoplasm)             210.2            224.1 32nd 106.6%
Diabetes               27.1             23.6 24th 87.1%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
35th
  
Access to Healthcare     Tennessee Wayne County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2010) 2.4 0.4 77th  14.7%
Medical Doctors per 1,000 (2007) 1.8 0.5 58th  30.0%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2010) 3.6 4.7 13th  132.4%
Hospital Beds per 1,000 Population (2008) 4.2 4.7 17th  111.9%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2011) 44.8 58.9 20th  131.6%
Nursing Home Beds per 1,000 Pop. 65 & older (2008) 46.0 59.7 25th  129.7%
              Percentage Point Difference
2010 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care 10.4% 4.1% 33rd  -6.3%
2008 Charity Care--Percent of All Hospital Care  9.4% 2.0% 55th  -7.4%
IV. Employment
Unemployment Rate     Tennessee Wayne County County
Rank*
Percentage Point Difference
2013 (June) 8.8% 6.9% 3rd  -1.9%
2012 (June) 8.6% 6.9% 3rd  -1.7%
2012 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 24.6% 21.2% 29th  -3.4%
2000 Youth Unemployment Rate (annual) 12.0% 13.3% 53rd  1.3%
* Note: A rank of 1 indicates the best condition.
2011 Employment Percentages by Major Industry   Tennessee Wayne County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
Total Employment Top Industries 2,602,604 3,552 70th  0.1%
Manufacturing 11.7% 14.7% 74th  0.2%
Health Care and Social Assistance 12.7% 10.7% 39th  0.1%
Retail Trade 11.9% 10.5% 72nd  0.1%
Finance and Insurance 3.9% 5.3% 51st  0.2%
Other Services (except Public Administration) 2.7% 1.3% 69th  0.1%
Construction 4.0% 0.8% 75th  0.0%
Transportation and Warehousing 4.9% 0.8% 51st  0.0%
Federal Government 1.9% 0.7% 72nd  0.0%
Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services 4.2% 0.4% 48th  0.0%
Real Estate and Rental and Leasing 1.2% 0.3% 62nd  0.0%
         
         
         
         
*Note: Percentages for counties may not total to 100%. 
This table shows the top industries in the county, not all industries.
2011 Average Annual Wage by Major Industry         County
Rank
89th 
70th 
41st 
57th 
87th 
46th 
87th 
53rd 
90th 
50th 
79th 
  
  
  
  
V.  Value of Farmland and Agricultural Products Sold
2007 Estimates     Tennessee Wayne County County
Rank
Comparison to State Figure
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Farm) $467,420 $393,113 67th  84.1%
Market Value of Farmland & Buildings (Average Per Acre) $3,378 $2,202 92nd  65.2%
Total Market Value of Agricultural Products Sold  $2,617,394,000 $12,551,000 63rd  0.5%
Per Capita Value of Agricultural Products Sold $424 $757 39th  178.6%
VI. County Government Finance (municipalities' revenue data not available)*
Fiscal Year 2011 Revenue by Source (in thousands)   Tennessee Percent of Tennessee Revenue Wayne County Percent of County Revenue
Grand Total  $      7,377,794 100.0%  $     33,552 100.0%
Total State Revenue  $      2,705,115 36.7%  $     18,284 54.5%
Public Schools**          2,360,751 32.0%  $     14,567 43.4%
All Other             344,365 4.7%           3,716 11.1%
Federal Revenue***  $         747,424 10.1%  $       6,002 17.9%
Total Local Revenue  $      3,925,254 53.2%  $       9,267 27.6%
Property Tax          1,820,442 24.7%           4,440 13.2%
Local Sales Tax††             859,716 11.7%           1,956 5.8%
Other Local           1,245,096 16.9%           2,871 8.6%
*Davidson, Gibson, Hamilton, Knox, McMinn, Shelby and Washington County Audits not available as of July 1, 2012
**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 Wayne County County
Rank
Percent of State Total
2011 Equalized Assessed Property Value (in thousands) $144,184,673 $266,260 75th  0.2%
Tax Base Per Capita $22,894 $15,663 69th 
2011 County Property Tax Rate (per $100) $2.07 61st 
2011 Total Taxable Sales (in thousands) $66,377,563 $55,795 77th  0.1%
Tax Base Per Capita $10,539 $3,282 83rd 
2011 County Sales Tax Rate 2.75% 1st 
VII.  Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory 
Estimated Costs, 2011 - 2016 (in thousands)     Tennessee Wayne County County
 Rank
Percent of State Total
Project  Type
Transportation  $ 20,029,354  $      70,396 64th 0.35%
Water and Wastewater       4,110,530          36,228 24th 0.88%
Law Enforcement       1,157,059          25,750 11th 2.23%
Existing School Improvements       1,990,971            3,236 64th 0.16%
Industrial Sites and Parks         247,230            2,661 24th 1.08%
Community Development         455,079            1,500 23rd 0.33%
Recreation         942,863              300 84th 0.03%
Post-secondary Education & Preschools       3,545,708                   - - -
New Public Schools       1,604,136                   - - -
Business District Development         971,261                   - - -
Public Health Facilities         426,158                   - - -
Public Buildings         393,884                   - - -
Libraries, Museums, and Historic Sites         312,533                   - - -
Storm Water         285,963                   - - -
Other Utilities         172,131                   - - -
Fire Protection         170,402                   - - -
Other Facilities           95,026                   - - -
School System-wide           73,995                   - - -
Solid Waste           33,518                   - - -
Telecommunications           19,300                   - - -
Housing           14,800                   - - -
Property Acquisition                    -                   - - -
Grand Total  $ 37,051,902  $    140,072 61st 0.38%
VIII.  Adult & Post-secondary Education
Adult Educational Attainment (Persons 25 years and over)   Tennessee Wayne County County
 Rank
Percentage Point Difference
2007-2011 American Community Survey 
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 83.2% 73.9% 78th  -9.3%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 23.0% 7.0% 92nd  -16.0%
2000 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 75.9% 61.3% 81st  -14.6%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 19.6% 8.0% 73rd  -11.6%
1990 Census
Percent w/ HS diploma (or equivalent) or better 67.1% 51.0% 76th  -16.0%
Percent w/ Bachelors Degree or better 16.0% 5.0% 89th  -11.0%
*Note: Percentages do not add to 100%
because categories are not mutually exclusive.
*Note: 2011 educational attainment data not yet available. 
 Number of Post-secondary Institutions (Fall 2011)     Tennessee Wayne County    
Four-year Colleges and Universities 55 0
Public 10 0
Private 45 0
Other Institutions 508 2
Two-Year Public (Community Colleges) 13 0
Two-Year Private Institutions 4 0
Technology Centers 26 0
Off-Campus Centers 41 0
Off-Campus Sites 424 2
Enrollment at Post-secondary Institutions (Fall 2011)            
Four-year Colleges and Universities         217,861 0
Public         138,811 0
Private           79,050 0
Other Institutions         139,347 172  
Two-Year Public (Community Colleges)           74,548 0  
Two-Year Private Institutions             1,684 0  
Technology Centers           10,710 0  
Off-Campus Centers           25,174 0  
Off-Campus Sites           27,231 172
IX.  Public School Systems (Total number of school systems in Tennessee is 136)
        Statewide Wayne County          
Number of Students
2011-2012 950,547 2,333
System Rank for Students 85th 
Percent of Statewide 0.2%          
2000-2001 896,556 2,634
System Rank for Students 79th 
Percent of Statewide 0.3%          
Increase/(Decrease) 53,991              (301)                    
Percent Change 6.0% -11.4%          
2011-2012    
Free or Reduced-price Meals 60.9% 68.5%
Federal Title 1 58.0% 70.4%
Special Education 11.4% 21.2%
English Language Learners 3.8% 0.5%
        Statewide Wayne County          
2011 Accreditation by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
Elementary Schools 57.0% 100.0%
Secondary Schools 90.7% 100.0%
                     
Students per Classroom Teacher*
2011-12 14.7 11.3               
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 4th                
2000-2001 15.8 14.2               
System Rank for Students/Classroom Teacher 21st                
Increase/(Decrease)             (1)                  (3)                    
*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 Wayne County          
Progress Through School
Promotion Rate
2011-2012 98.4% 97.0%  
1999-2000 96.8% 98.9%
Dropout Rate
2011-2012 6.9% 1.1%
1999-2000 14.4% 15.4%
*Note: DOE did not update the Cohort Drop Out Rate
        Statewide Wayne County          
Expenditures per Student
2011-2012 $8,551 $8,384
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 50th 
Percent of Statewide 98.0%          
2001-2002 $5,678 $5,695
System Rank for Expenditures per Student 56th 
Percent of Statewide 100.3%          
Increase/Decrease $2,873 $2,689          
Percent Change 50.6% 47.2%          
                     
Classroom Teachers' Average Salary
2011-2012 $47,082 $40,909
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 106th 
Percent of Statewide 86.9%          
2000-2001 $37,431 $32,117
System Rank for Ave. Teacher Salary 113rd 
Percent of Statewide 85.8%          
Increase/(Decrease) $9,650 $8,792
Percent Change 25.8% 27.4%          
        Statewide Wayne County           
Revenue by Source (percent of total)
2011-2012
Federal 14.5% 17.2%  
State 46.3% 68.2%
Local 39.2% 14.6%          
System Rank for Percent Local 126th           
2000-2001
Federal 9.5% 12.8%
State 46.9% 70.5%
Local 43.7% 16.7%
System Rank for Percent Local 135th           
        Statewide Wayne County County
Rank
       
FY 2014 County Area Fiscal Capacity
Per Pupil Fiscal Capacity $3,079 $978 88th 
Percent of Statewide Figure 31.8%
Sources of Information for County Profiles
I. Geography & Demographics
U.S. Bureau of the Census–all data except for marriage and divorce rates.
  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/foodstamps
http://tn.gov/humanserv/adfam/afs_tanf.html
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://health.tn.gov/statistics/healthdata.htm
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/statistics/index.shtml
VII. Public Infrastructure Needs Inventory
TN Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations–all data. 
http://tn.gov/tacir/infrastructure.html
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 136)
TN Department of Education–all data except fiscal capacity.
http://www.tn.gov/education/reports_data.shtml
TN Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations–education fiscal capacity.
http://tn.gov/tacir/fiscalcapacity.html
Prepared by TACIR