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|People QuickFacts||Smith County||Tennessee|
|Population, 2013 estimate||19,074||6,495,978|
|Population, 2010 (April 1) estimates base||19,166||6,346,113|
|Population, percent change, April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013||-0.5%||2.4%|
|Persons under 5 years, percent, 2013||5.9%||6.2%|
|Persons under 18 years, percent, 2013||23.8%||23.0%|
|Persons 65 years and over, percent, 2013||15.0%||14.7%|
|Female persons, percent, 2013||50.3%||51.2%|
|White alone, percent, 2013 (a)||95.6%||79.1%|
|Black or African American alone, percent, 2013 (a)||2.2%||17.0%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.5%||0.4%|
|Asian alone, percent, 2013 (a)||0.3%||1.6%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, 2013 (a)||Z||0.1%|
|Two or More Races, percent, 2013||1.4%||1.7%|
|Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013 (b)||2.7%||4.9%|
|White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, 2013||93.2%||74.9%|
|Living in same house 1 year & over, percent, 2008-2012||86.7%||84.4%|
|Foreign born persons, percent, 2008-2012||0.9%||4.5%|
|Language other than English spoken at home, pct age 5+, 2008-2012||1.4%||6.6%|
|High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||79.3%||83.9%|
|Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25+, 2008-2012||12.3%||23.5%|
|Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16+, 2008-2012||29.3||24.1|
|Housing units, 2013||8,522||2,840,914|
|Homeownership rate, 2008-2012||75.0%||68.4%|
|Housing units in multi-unit structures, percent, 2008-2012||8.7%||18.2%|
|Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2008-2012||$116,300||$138,700|
|Persons per household, 2008-2012||2.62||2.51|
|Per capita money income in past 12 months (2012 dollars), 2008-2012||$21,881||$24,294|
|Median household income, 2008-2012||$44,116||$44,140|
|Persons below poverty level, percent, 2008-2012||17.7%||17.3%|
|Business QuickFacts||Smith County||Tennessee|
|Private nonfarm establishments, 2012||270||130,5921|
|Private nonfarm employment, 2012||3,656||2,344,0471|
|Private nonfarm employment, percent change, 2011-2012||1.8%||1.9%1|
|Nonemployer establishments, 2012||1,331||471,026|
|Total number of firms, 2007||1,641||545,348|
|Black-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||8.4%|
|American Indian- and Alaska Native-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.5%|
|Asian-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||2.0%|
|Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||0.1%|
|Hispanic-owned firms, percent, 2007||F||1.6%|
|Women-owned firms, percent, 2007||S||25.9%|
|Manufacturers shipments, 2007 ($1000)||D||140,447,760|
|Merchant wholesaler sales, 2007 ($1000)||52,470||80,116,528|
|Retail sales, 2007 ($1000)||117,776||77,547,291|
|Retail sales per capita, 2007||$6,246||$12,563|
|Accommodation and food services sales, 2007 ($1000)||12,379||10,626,759|
|Building permits, 2012||33||20,147|
|Geography QuickFacts||Smith County||Tennessee|
|Land area in square miles, 2010||314.29||41,234.90|
|Persons per square mile, 2010||61.0||153.9|
|Metropolitan or Micropolitan Statistical Area||Nashville-Davidson--Murfreesboro--Franklin, TN Metro Area|