Grainger County

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Grainger County, Tennessee

Hwy 11 W PO Box 126 Courthouse Sq
Rutledge, TN 37861
Phone: (865) 828-3513
Fax: (865) 828-4284
www.graingertn.com

In northeastern TN, northeast of Knoxville; organized Apr 22, 1796 from Hawkins County. Name Origin: For Mary Grainger Blount, wife of William Blount (1749-1800), governor (1790-95) of the territory south of the Ohio River, present-day TN

Area (sq mi):: 302.44 (land 280.33; water 22.11) Population per square mile: 79.50
Population 2005: 22,283 State rank: 60 Population change: 2000-20005 7.90%; 1990-2000 20.80% Population 2000: 20,659 (White 97.70%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.10%. Median age: 37.70
Income 2000: per capita $14,505; median household $27,997; Population below poverty level: 18.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,947-$19,897
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 29.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 65.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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