McMinn County is located in southeastern Tennessee. The County Seat is Athens and the largest city is Athens. The Official Web Site is located at http://mcminncountytn.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 52,626 and the 2010 census population was 52,266. The land area is 430.13 square miles and there are 121.5 persons per square mile.
92.8% of the population is White, 4.1% is Black or African American, 3.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 80.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $119,000, there are 20,313 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,744, the median household income is $39,410, and 18.3% of the persons in McMinn County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,847. Retail sales (in $1000) were $561,286, and sales per capita were $10,770. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 20.5%.
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