Hamblen County

Hamblen County, Tennessee

511 W 2nd North St
Morristown, TN 37814
Phone: (423) 586-1993
Fax: (423) 318-2508

In northeastern TN, northeast of Knoxville; organized Jun 8, 1870 from Grainger, Hawkins, and Jefferson counties. Name Origin: For Hezekiah Hamblen (1775-1854?), member of the Hawkins County court

Area (sq mi):: 175.77 (land 161.03; water 14.74) Population per square mile: 372.00
Population 2005: 59,898 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 3.00%; 1990-2000 15.20% Population 2000: 58,128 (White 88.50%; Black or African American 4.10%; Hispanic or Latino 5.70%; Asian 0.60%; Other 4.60%). Foreign born: 5.30%. Median age: 37.10
Income 2000: per capita $17,743; median household $32,350; Population below poverty level: 14.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,628-$25,395
Unemployment (2004): 5.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.60% Median travel time to work: 19.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Morristown County seat (25,462)

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