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Wednesday, November 29, 2006

Fast Facts 2006 - 8th in a series

Infant Mortality

 

Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

2002 = 6.6%

2000 = 7.9%

1990 = 7.1%

 

Neighboring metropolitan areas:

 

Johnson City, TN

2002 = 7.3%

2000 = 8%

1990 = 9.2%

 

Morristown, TN

2002 = 4.3%

2000 = 5.5%

1990 = 11.1%

 

Asheville, NC

2002 = 5.6%

2000 = 7.9%

1990 = 10.4%

 

Knoxville, TN

2002 = 6.2%

2000 = 4.9%

1990 = 8.3%

 

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

2002 = 6.7%

2000 = 8.5%

1990 = 10.7%

 

Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

2002 = 2.8%

2000 = 3.6%

1990 = 9.7%

 

Greenville, SC

2002 = 7.6%

2000 = 5.4%

1990 = 10.5%

 

Spartanburg, SC

2002 = 9.3%

2000 = 6.6%

1990 = 9.9%

 

Roanoke, VA 

2002 = 10.3%

2000 = 8.8%

1990 = 11.6%

 

Source: 2006 State & Metropolitan Area Data Book, U.S. Census Bureau

 

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Fast Facts 2006 - 7th in a series

Income and Poverty

 

Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

Households with income of $75,000 or more in 1999 = 12%

Persons below poverty level in 1999 = 13.4%

 

Neighboring metropolitan areas:

 

Johnson City, TN

Households with income of $75,000 or more in 1999 = 11.4%

Persons below poverty level in 1999 = 14.3%

 

Morristown, TN

Households with income of $75,000 or more in 1999 = 10.4%

Persons below poverty level in 1999 = 14.4%

 

Asheville, NC

Households with income of $75,000 or more in 1999 = 14.7%

Persons below poverty level in 1999 = 11%

 

Knoxville, TN

Households with income of $75,000 or more in 1999 = 17.8%

Persons below poverty level in 1999 = 11.9%

 

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

Households with income of $75,000 or more in 1999 = 14%

Persons below poverty level in 1999 = 9.6%

 

Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

Households with income of $75,000 or more in 1999 = 13.1%

Persons below poverty level in 1999 = 18.2%

 

Greenville, SC

Households with income of $75,000 or more in 1999 = 18.6%

Persons below poverty level in 1999 = 11.2%

 

Spartanburg, SC

Households with income of $75,000 or more in 1999 = 16.1%

Persons below poverty level in 1999 = 12%

 

Roanoke, VA 

Households with income of $75,000 or more in 1999 = 17.3%

Persons below poverty level in 1999 = 9.2%

 

Source: 2006 State & Metropolitan Area Data Book, U.S. Census Bureau

 

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Monday, November 27, 2006

Fast Facts 2006 - 6th in a series

Educational Attainment

Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

High school graduate or higher = 73.1%

Bachelor’s degree or higher = 15.5%

Neighboring metropolitan areas:

Johnson City, TN

High school graduate or higher = 73.7%

Bachelor’s degree or higher = 18.5%

Morristown, TN

High school graduate or higher = 68.4%

Bachelor’s degree or higher = 12.2%

Asheville, NC

High school graduate or higher = 80.9%

Bachelor’s degree or higher = 23.1%

Knoxville, TN

High school graduate or higher = 80.2%

Bachelor’s degree or higher = 24.6%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

High school graduate or higher = 70.3%

Bachelor’s degree or higher = 13.6%

Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

High school graduate or higher = 79.4%

Bachelor’s degree or higher = 25.7%

Greenville, SC

High school graduate or higher = 76.9%

Bachelor’s degree or higher = 23.1%

Spartanburg, SC

High school graduate or higher = 73.1%

Bachelor’s degree or higher = 18.2%

Roanoke, VA

High school graduate or higher = 79.4%

Bachelor’s degree or higher = 21%

Source: 2006 State & Metropolitan Area Data Book, U.S. Census Bureau

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Saturday, November 25, 2006

Fast Facts 2006 - 5th in a series

Families with children under 18

Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA = 31.4%

Neighboring metropolitan areas:

Johnson City, TN = 30.9%

Morristown, TN = 34.3%

Asheville, NC = 29.6%

Knoxville, TN = 31.8%

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC = 34.9%

Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA = 27.7%

Greenville, SC = 35.2%

Spartanburg, SC = 36.4%

Roanoke, VA = 31.4%

Source: 2006 State & Metropolitan Area Data Book, U.S. Census Bureau

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Thursday, November 23, 2006

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Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Fast Facts 2006 - 4th in a series

Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA

29.4% < 25 years of age

26.9% ages 25-44

27.5% ages 45-64

16.2% > 65 years of age

 

Neighboring metropolitan areas:

 

Johnson City, TN

30.3% < 25 years of age

29.2% ages 25-44

25.8% ages 45-64

14.8% > 65 years of age

 

Morristown, TN

32% < 25 years of age

27.4% ages 25-44

25.4% ages 45-64

13.6% > 64 years of age

 

Asheville, NC

29.8% < 25 years of age

26.8% ages 25-44

25.9% ages 45-64

17.4% > 65 years of age

 

Knoxville, TN  

31.9% < 25 years of age

29% ages 25-44

25.7% ages 45-64

14% > 65 years of age

 

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC

32.8% < 25 years of age

29% ages 25-44

25% ages 45-64

13.2% > 65

 

Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA

39.1% < 25 years of age

28.6% ages 25-44

21.1% ages 45-64

11.2% > 65 years of age

 

Greenville, SC

34.5% < 25 years of age

29.2% ages 25-44

24.3% ages 45-64

12% > 65 years of age

 

Spartanburg, SC

33.9% < 25 years of age

28.5% ages 25-44

25.1% ages 45-64

12.5% > 65 years of age

 

Roanoke, VA 

31% < 25 years of age

26.5% ages 25-44

27% ages 45-64

15.6% > 65 years of age

 

 

Source: 2006 State & Metropolitan Area Data Book, U.S. Census Bureau

 

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Monday, November 20, 2006

Fast Facts 2006 - 3rd in a series

Note:

“Kingsport-Bristol” includes Abingdon, Rogersville, Church Hill, Blountville, Gate City, etc.

Johnson City” includes Elizabethton, Erwin, Jonesborough, etc.

Kingsport-Bristol, TN-VA is 96.9% white alone, 1.9% black or African American alone, and 0.8% of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Neighboring metropolitan areas:

Johnson City, TN is 95.5% white alone, 2.8% black or African American alone, and 1.5% of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Morristown, TN is 95.6% white alone, 2.9% black or African American alone, and 4.4% of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Asheville, NC is 93.0% white alone, 5.0% black or African American alone, and 3.8% of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Knoxville, TN is 91.1% white alone, 6.3% black or African American alone, and 1.4% of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Hickory-Lenoir-Morganton, NC 89.6% white alone, 6.8% black or African American alone, and 5.0% of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Blacksburg-Christiansburg, VA is 92.1% white alone, 4.4% black or African American alone, and 1.3% of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Greenville, SC is 80.1% white alone, 17.5% black or African American alone, and 4.0% of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Spartanburg, SC is 75.9% white alone, 21.3% black or African American alone, and 3.4% of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Roanoke, VA is 85.3% white alone, 12.5% black or African American alone, and 1.4% of Hispanic or Latino origin.

Source: 2006 State & Metropolitan Area Data Book, U.S. Census Bureau

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