Unicoi County

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Unicoi County, Tennessee

100 Main St
Erwin, TN 37650
Phone: (423) 743-9391
Fax: (423) 743-8007

On the northeastern border of TN, south of Johnson City; organized Mar 23, 1875 from Washington and Carter counties. Name Origin: For Unicoi Creek, which runs through it, or a variant form of Cherokee unaka 'white,' referring to the color of the rocks in the Unaka Mountains.

Area (sq mi):: 186.49 (land 186.14; water 0.35) Population per square mile: 94.40
Population 2005: 17,572 State rank: 71 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.50%; 1990-2000 6.80% Population 2000: 17,667 (White 97.10%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.90%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.80%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 41.50
Income 2000: per capita $15,612; median household $29,863; Population below poverty level: 13.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,623-$23,272
Unemployment (2004): 6.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 21.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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ABSTRACT--A spectacular 26-crest set of magaripples is described from sandstones and associated finer-grained rocks from the Hampton Formation (Lower Cambrian), Unicoi County, Tennessee.
Unicoi County, Tennessee, has 17,700 people, and it hasn't had a reported murder in six years.