For population 25 years and over in Alpha:
For population 15 years and over in Alpha CCD:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (33.5 miles , pop. 173,890).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-Fayette, KY (141.5 miles , pop. 260,512).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (454.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).
Nearest cities: Morristown, TN (2.5 miles ), Jefferson City, TN (2.5 miles ), White Pine, TN (2.8 miles ), Rutledge, TN (3.1 miles ), New Market, TN (3.1 miles ), Bean Station, TN (3.2 miles ), Dandridge, TN (3.2 miles ), Baneberry, TN (3.4 miles ).
Latitude: 36.18 N, Longitude: 83.40 W
Unemployment in August 2012:
Work and jobs in Alpha: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Alpha, Tennessee
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Alpha-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 35% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 32.2 miles away from the Alpha place center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 2/21/1993, a category F3 tornado 32.3 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Alpha-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 41.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 42.7 miles away from Alpha center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 18.8 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 62.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB) earthquake occurred 59.4 miles away from Alpha center
On 3/11/1995 at 08:15:52, a magnitude 3.8 (3.7 MB, 3.8 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 55.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Hamblen County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Heavy Rains: 2, Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Alpha:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Alpha:
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 18.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 4.50. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 4.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Alpha compared to Tennessee state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for Alpha (based on Hamblen County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 62.92%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 13
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
Number of full-service restaurants: 30
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.92% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,449 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.72% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($32,421 average adjusted gross income)
0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($244 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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