Wednesday, November 30, 2016

At TACHE

At the TACHE conference in Murfreesboro

SOme facts about Murfreesboro



Population

iPopulation estimates, July 1, 2015, (V2015)
126,118
iPopulation estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2015)
109,046
iPopulation, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2015, (V2015)
15.7%
iPopulation, Census, April 1, 2010
108,755
Age and Sex

iPersons under 5 years, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015)
X
iPersons under 5 years, percent, April 1, 2010
7.1%
iPersons under 18 years, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015)
X
iPersons under 18 years, percent, April 1, 2010
23.5%
iPersons 65 years and over, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015)
X
iPersons 65 years and over, percent, April 1, 2010
8.2%
iFemale persons, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015)
X
iFemale persons, percent, April 1, 2010
50.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin

iWhite alone, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (a)
X
iWhite alone, percent, April 1, 2010 (a)
75.6%
iBlack or African American alone, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (a)
X
iBlack or African American alone, percent, April 1, 2010 (a)
15.2%
iAmerican Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (a)
X
iAmerican Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent, April 1, 2010 (a)
0.3%
iAsian alone, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (a)
X
iAsian alone, percent, April 1, 2010 (a)
3.4%
iNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (a)
X
iNative Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent, April 1, 2010 (a)
Z
iTwo or More Races, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015)
X
iTwo or More Races, percent, April 1, 2010
2.7%
iHispanic or Latino, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015) (b)
X
iHispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010 (b)
5.9%
iWhite alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, July 1, 2015, (V2015)
X
iWhite alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent, April 1, 2010
73.1%
Population Characteristics

iVeterans, 2010-2014
7,246
iForeign born persons, percent, 2010-2014
6.7%
Housing

iHousing units, July 1, 2015, (V2015)
X
iHousing units, April 1, 2010
45,500
iOwner-occupied housing unit rate, 2010-2014
51.8%
iMedian value of owner-occupied housing units, 2010-2014
$177,200
iMedian selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2010-2014
$1,416
iMedian selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2010-2014
$444
iMedian gross rent, 2010-2014
$864
iBuilding permits, 2015
X
Families and Living Arrangements

iHouseholds, 2010-2014
43,431
iPersons per household, 2010-2014
2.53
iLiving in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2010-2014
73.1%
iLanguage other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2010-2014
8.7%
Education

iHigh school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2010-2014
91.4%
iBachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2010-2014
37.0%
Health

iWith a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2010-2014
6.6%
iPersons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
Warning Sign 13.3%
Economy

iIn civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2010-2014
68.6%
iIn civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2010-2014
64.4%
iTotal accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)
356,046
iTotal health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000) (c)
1,110,329
iTotal manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000) (c)
2,935,479
iTotal merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)
705,978
iTotal retail sales, 2012 ($1,000) (c)
2,448,044
iTotal retail sales per capita, 2012 (c)
$21,467
Transportation

iMean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2010-2014
25.9
Income and Poverty

iMedian household income (in 2014 dollars), 2010-2014
$50,337
iPer capita income in past 12 months (in 2014 dollars), 2010-2014
$25,789
iPersons in poverty, percent
Warning Sign 17.6%
BUSINESSES

iTotal employer establishments, 2014
X
iTotal employment, 2014
X
iTotal annual payroll, 2014
X
iTotal employment, percent change, 2013-2014
X
iTotal nonemployer establishments, 2014
X
iAll firms, 2012
8,870
iMen-owned firms, 2012
4,809
iWomen-owned firms, 2012
3,171
iMinority-owned firms, 2012
1,487
iNonminority-owned firms, 2012
6,912
iVeteran-owned firms, 2012
748
iNonveteran-owned firms, 2012
7,502
GEOGRAPHY

iPopulation per square mile, 2010
1,965.0
iLand area in square miles, 2010
55.35
iFIPS Code

4751560

Monday, November 28, 2016

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Thursday, November 17, 2016

The most expensive city in Tennessee

Isn't Memphis. From 24/7 Wall Street.

The Most Expensive City in Each State
42. Nashville-Davidson–Murfreesboro–Franklin, Tennessee> Cost of living compared to nation: 6.1% less expensive> State cost of living compared to nation: 9.8% less expensive (10th lowest)> Poverty rate: 15.1%> Median household income: $52,640

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Theo Epstein on leadership

You may have missed it, but the Chicago Cubs won the World Series this year. Here's what their president, Theo Epstein, says about leadership. From The Daily Beast.

How It Felt to Be in the Dugout With the Chicago Cubs After They Won the World Series
“It’s not about me,” he says vehemently, and he means it. “A great organization is a thousand little sacrifices when no one’s looking—a scout traveling 100 miles out of his way to see a prospect, the stat people up all night—it takes everyone.” I say that the world will now want his lessons on leadership. “All that business school leadership stuff is bullshit,” he tells me. If there’s a secret, it’s to “keep deflecting credit, keep from blaming. Live your fucking life and be nice to people.”

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Thursday, November 10, 2016

Lies, damn lies,

And statistics. It always helps to have a refresher on statistical fallacies. From Lifehacker.

Four Common Statistical Misconceptions You Should Avoid
The Base Rate Fallacy That Finds Too Many Terrorists 
Here's how the base rate fallacy works: say you have a company with 25% female employees and 75% male employees. From the outside, this would appear to be a biased selection of male candidates. We assume this because in the United States, the gender distribution is roughly equal. However, this ignores the pool of applicants. If only 10% of applicants were females, then a higher percentage of women who applied were selected versus the percentage of men who applied. 
Another common example involves the mythical terrorist-spotting device. Imagine a box that has a 99% success rate at positively identifying a terrorist and a 99% chance at properly identifying a non-terrorist correctly. One would assume that if—out of population of 1 million people, 100 of whom are terrorists—the box identifies a person as a terrorist, there is a 99% chance it's correct. In reality, it's a lot closer to 1%. The reason being that the box falsely rang for 1% of non-terrorists (9,999 people), as well as correctly ringing for 99% of real terrorists (99 people).

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

East Tennessee State University's
Office of Professional Development
Specializing in planning and implementing Conferences &Seminars, 
Non-Credit courses, Certification Training courses, and 
Children's Enrichment programs


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Holiday Baking with TV Chef Julie Voudrie
November 14th, 21st, 28th
6:00 PM to 9:00 PM

Julie Voudrie was a contestant on TLC's Next Great Baker Season 4, with Buddy Valasko, the Cake Boss where she and her daughter won the Hometown Dessert Challenge.  Check out Julie's website

With a combined passion for baking and teaching, this mom of seven loves to encourage others to be confidant in the kitchen and to create their own home-baked traditions.  

Julie is now a a regularly featured chef on WJHL-TV's show, Daytime Tri-Citiies, and     also does live baking demonstrations and   inspirational talks throughout  the region.



You'll create yummy holiday favorites, including gingerbread, pecan tassies, rich fudge, sugar cookies and more, with lots of encouraging  personal and hands-on instruction. Perfect for bakers of all skill levels and ages. 


All supplies are provided and you get to take home what you bake. (Sharing is up to you!)


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Three three-hour sessions, all supplies and materials included in registration fee of $139.00. 

Enrollment is limited to 20 participants. 
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There is a materials list for basic items to be brought by students, such as rolling pins and measuring cups.




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Box 70559
Johnson City, TN  37614-1707
423-439-8084 (local)
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