47 www.BlountPartnership.com AWARD WINNER Tourism Award Downtown Maryville Association Bright Future Award Patriot Threads Large Business of the Year CBBC Bank Small Business of the Year Lowe’s Drugs & Home Health Care Community Impact Award Volunteer Action Civitan Club First Responder Award The late Maryville Police Officer Kenny Moats Philanthropist of the Year Randy Massey POPULATION COUNTY STATE 2016 Estimated Population 128,670 6,651,194 Percent pop. Change 2010-16 4.5% 4.8% Estimates base 4 s/1/2010 123,010 6,346,298 Percent persons under 5 years of age (2016) 5.1 6.4 Percent persons under 18 years of age (2016) 20.6 23.6 Percent persons 65+ (2016) 19.4 15.7 www.census.gov TAXES The sales tax rate is a combination of a state sales tax (7%) and a local option tax (2.75%). Total county-wide sales tax rate is 9.75%. State Sales Tax - The sales tax rate on food is 5%. All other tangible personal property, unless specifically exempted, is 7%. www.tn.gov/revenue/article/local-option-sales-tax PROPERTY TAX/RESIDENTIAL County City Total Blount County $2.47 $2.47 per $100 @ 25% of assessment Maryville $2.47 $2.27 $4.64 per $100 @ 25% of assessment Alcoa $2.47 $1.96 $4.43 per $100 @ 25% of assessment www.comptroller.tn.gov/pa/CountyAssessmentSummary.asp?c=005 STATE INCOME TAX There is a 6% state tax (entitled Hall Income Tax) for individu- als applied to interest and dividend income. There are certain exemptions available for persons who are physically disabled or are age 65 and over with income under certain amounts. Please refer to the State of Tennessee guidance for Hall Income Tax for more information at www.tn.gov/revenue/article/tax-guides. RECREATION Bowling Center 1 Country Clubs 3 Parks 16 Golf Courses 6 Restaurants 100+ Public Playgrounds 7 Senior Citizen Center 1 Horseback Riding Stables 2 Movie Theaters (12 screens) 1 Drive-In Theater 1 Tennis Courts 20 Walking Trails 18 miles COMMUNICATIONS Area Newspapers 3 Local Radio Stations 3 Area Television Stations 6 Cable Television Companies 3 Channels 53 Telephone Services 2 Bordering the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, with mountainous terrain along with rolling farmlands, Blount County is situated near the geographic center of the U.S. with approximately 50% of the population within a 500-mile radius. 2017 BEST OF BLOUNT AWARD WINNERS CLIMATE Avg. High Temp. (Jan. 47 Avg. High Temp. (July) 87 Avg. Rainfall 47.5” Avg. Snowfall 12.2” Elevation(abovesealevel) 989’ Prevailing Winds SW Mean Length of Freeze Period 186 days GEOGRAPHY Land Area (sq.miles) 559 Persons per sq. mile 220.2 Metropolitan Area Knoxville, TN MSA Timezone Eastern For more information: www.tn.gov/main/article/ blount-county FAST FACTS Best Appetizer: Maryville Corner Market Best Sandwich: Full Service BBQ Best Beverage: McAlister’s Deli Best Main Course: Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise Best Dessert: Lambert’s Southern Pies and Bake Shop Best Presentation: Metz Catering Best Overall: Rocky’s Jamaica Sunrise 2017 TASTE OF BLOUNT AWARD WINNERS