Unicoi County, Tennessee
|Unicoi County, Tennessee|
Unicoi County Courthouse in Erwin
Location in the state of Tennessee
Tennessee's location in the U.S.
|Founded||March 23, 1875|
|Named for||Cherokee word for "fog-draped" or "hazy"|
186 sq mi (482 km²)
186 sq mi (482 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.19%
96/sq mi (37/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Unicoi County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 18,313. Its county seat is Erwin. Unicoi is a Cherokee word meaning "white," "hazy," "fog-like," or "fog draped."
Unicoi County is part of the Johnson City Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 186 square miles (480 km2), of which 186 square miles (480 km2) is land and 0 square miles (0 km2) (0.19%) is water.
Adjacent counties 
- Washington County (north)
- Carter County (northeast)
- Mitchell County, North Carolina (east)
- Yancey County, North Carolina (south)
- Madison County, North Carolina (southwest)
- Greene County (west)
National protected area 
- Cherokee National Forest (part)
As of the census of 2000, there were 17,667 people, 7,516 households, and 5,223 families residing in the county. The population density was 95 people per square mile (37/km²). There were 8,214 housing units at an average density of 44 per square mile (17/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.96% White, 0.07% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.95% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.94% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 7,516 households out of which 26.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 27.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the county, the population was spread out with 20.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 26.50% from 45 to 64, and 18.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,863, and the median income for a family was $36,871. Males had a median income of $30,206 versus $20,379 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,612. About 8.70% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.70% of those under age 18 and 13.50% of those age 65 or over.
Populated places 
See also 
- Hilda Britt Padgett, "Unicoi County," Tennessee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. Retrieved: 19 April 2013.
- United States Census Bureau. "2010 Census Data". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 28 March 2012.
- "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Based on 2000 census data
- Official site
- Unicoi County Chamber of Commerce
- Unicoi County Schools
- Unicoi County at the Open Directory Project
||Washington County||Carter County|
|Greene County||Mitchell County, North Carolina|
|Madison County, North Carolina||Yancey County, North Carolina|