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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B-
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    C
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Carter County is located in Tennessee with a population of 56,707. Living in Carter County offers residents a rural feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Carter County and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Carter County are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$111,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$591
National
$949
Area Feel
Rural
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Carter County Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    256
    283
  • Murder
    0
    6
  • Rape
    42
    41
  • Robbery
    73
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    571
    500
  • Theft
    4,059
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    132
    284
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Residents

Diversity
C
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$33,177
National
$55,322
Children
16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    26%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    39%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Carter County Reviews

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Carter County is a great area to live in with lots of fun things to do. You can go explore the shops in Down Town Elizabethton, visit the old covered bridge that you can now walk through, feed the ducks/geese & set and enjoy the beautiful scenery. Being in Carter County your also close to down town Johnson City and visit the old shops there, hands on museum for the kids as well as a lot of great parks for the kids.
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Carter County is my home and my life. I love the ability to be part of a community that is dedicated to citizens. That's why I decided to give back and go to school to become a Police Officer. I wanna give back to the community that never gave up on me. I love my hometown in Tennessee.
If you like camping, hiking, water skiing, and fishing, then this is the place for you!

There is also quite a bit of history in this area. In July we have an outdoor drama at Sycamore Shoals reenacting the effect our Mountain Men had on the war: www.sycamoreshoalstn.org