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Sullivan County Labor Shed

The Sullivan County Labor Shed consists of 8 counties in Eastern Tennessee and Western Virginia and has a population of 1,015,763 people.  The 8 counties which comprise the labor shed are:

  • Sullivan County, TN
  • Washington County, TN
  • Hawkins County, TN
  • Carter County, TN
  • Greene County, TN
  • Knox County, TN
  • Scott County, VA
  • Washington County, VA

# of People who Commute to Sullivan County for Work

Counties in Labor Shed # of people 
Sullivan County, TN 31,236
Washington County, TN 7,837
Hawkins County, TN 5,350
Washington County, VA 2,776
Carter County, TN 2,585
Scott County, VA 2,151
Greene County, TN 1,561
Knox County, TN 922

 

 

Employment by Occupation/Sector

 

Labor Shed Demographics

 Age

Sullivan County Labor Shed

Age Group 2014 Population % of Population
Under 5 years 54,742 5.4%
5 to 9 years 57,899 5.7%
10 to 14 years 59,937 5.9%
15 to 19 years 66,352 6.5%
20 to 24 years 75,655 7.4%
25 to 29 years 62,275 6.1%
30 to 34 years 62,444 6.1%
35 to 39 years 59,687 5.9%
40 to 44 years 65,350 6.4%
45 to 49 years 69,652 6.9%
50 to 54 years 71,751 7.1%
55 to 59 years 71,575 7.0%
60 to 64 years 66,589 6.6%
65 to 69 years 57,371 5.6%
70 to 74 years 43,021 4.2%
75 to 79 years 30,324 3.0%
80 to 84 years 21,517 2.1%
85 years and over 19,621 1.9%

 

 Educational Attainment

Sullivan County Labor Shed

Education Level 2014 Population % of Population
Less Than 9th Grade 29,793 4.2%
9th Grade to 12th Grade 83,294 11.8%
High School Diploma 217,540 30.8%
Some College 142,952 20.3%
Associate's Degree 48,622 6.9%
Bachelor's Degree 115,985 16.4%
Graduate Degree and Higher 67,115 9.5%

 

Race and Ethnicity 

Sullivan County Labor Shed

Race 2014 Population % of Population
All Other Races 21,072 2.1%
Two or More Races, Non-Hispanic 15,050 1.5%
White, Hispanic 26,120 2.6%
Black, Non-Hispanic 54,091 5.3%
White, Non-Hispanic 899,429 88.5%

 

Top Employers

Top 10 Manufacturing Employers by Jobs in Sullivan County:

 1.  Eastman 6,800 Employees
 2.  BAE Systems    525 Employees
 3.  Domtar Paper    330 Employees
 4.  Robinette Company    325 Employees
 5.  Bristol Metals    310 Employees
 6.  Home Shopping Network    305 Employees
 7.  Bell Helicopter    300 Employees
 8.  Modern Forge of Tennessee    220 Employees
 9.  Aeronautical Accessories, Inc.    200 Employees
 10.  Kingsport Publishing    190 Employees

 

Top 10 Employers by Jobs in Sullivan County:

 1. Eastman 6,800 Employees
 2. Wellmont Health Systems 6,225 Employees
 3. Holston Medical Group 5,300 Employees
 4. Sullivan County Department of Education 1,650 Employees
 5. Kingsport City Schools 1,100 Employees
 6. Pal's Fast Food    950 Employees
 7. CenturyLink Telecommunications    950 Employees
 8. BAE Systems    525 Employees
 9. Domtar Paper    330 Employees
 10. Robinette Company    325 Employees

 

Source of Business and Labor Numbers:  Troy University

Our Community

Sullivan County, Tennessee is home to companies and attractions known around the world.  Browse our website to learn all the reasons you should join Eastman, Bell Helicopter, Domtar, Teleperformance, Home Shopping Network, Bristol Motor Speedway, and many others by locating a facility in Sullivan County!

Contacts

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423.279.7681
  10368 Wallace Alley St., Suite 1, Kingsport, TN 37663
PO Box 747, Blountville, TN 37617

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