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Jefferson County is the 29th most populated county in Tennessee, has a population of 54,160, and is home to Carson-Newman University – a College of Distinction in Tennessee. Whether you are a site selector working on behalf of a client, an existing business seeking information or assistance, or a developer looking to locate a retail opportunity to our community, our goal is to assist by providing you with the most current information and resources available for our area.

Jefferson County
A Three Star Certified Community



Population aged 18-64


Homeownership Rate


Annual Growth Rate


College Attendance Rate

County Profile

Population: 54,160
Labor Force: 26,426
Median Age: 42.8
Growth Rate: 2.90%
Employment Growth: 1.07%
Unemployment Rate: 4.19%
Regional Labor Shed: 374,660
Labor Force Participation Rate: 48.7%

Economic Profile

Median Household Income: $43,673
Median Home Value: $136,700
Lowest State Debt Per Capita: $913
Establishments: 1,217
Per Capita Income: $23,671
Households: 19,767
Avg. Annual Property Taxes: >$800.00