Big Spring-East View, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 3,856.
Males: 1,920  (49.8%)
Females: 1,936  (50.2%)
Median resident age:  35.8 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37322

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,886 (it was $29,750 in 2000)
Big Spring-East View:

$32,886
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,275 (it was $14,016 in 2000)

Big Spring-East View CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $104,581 (it was $75,900 in 2000)
Big Spring-East View:

$104,581
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $139,130; Detached houses: $188,614; Townhouses or other attached units: $124,187; Mobile homes: $69,144
Big Spring-East View races chart
  • White alone - 3,538 (96.5%)
  • Black alone - 76 (2.1%)
  • Hispanic - 21 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (0.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 4 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.03%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Big Spring-East View: 149.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 69.5 square miles.

Population density: 55 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Big Spring-East View:

  • High school or higher: 62.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 2.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 7.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 37.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Big Spring-East View CCD:

  • Never married: 15.1%
  • Now married: 66.3%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 4.5%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Big Spring-East View CCD:  0.6% ($446)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (31.0 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (115.8 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (471.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Calhoun-Riceville, TN (3.1 miles ), Dayton, TN (3.1 miles ), Hopewell, TN (3.2 miles ), Calhoun, TN (3.3 miles ), Charleston, TN (3.3 miles ), Graysville, TN (3.3 miles ), Decatur, TN (3.4 miles ), Sale Creek, TN (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 35.38 N, Longitude: 84.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

Big Spring-East View household income distribution Big Spring-East View home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.0%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (20%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Repair and maintenance (4%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (10%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)

Work and jobs in Big Spring-East View: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Big Spring-East View, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Big Spring-East View-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 15% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the Big Spring-East View place center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1994, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.8 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 9 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Big Spring-East View-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 73.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 60.4 miles away from Big Spring-East View center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 202.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 268.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 172.7 miles away from Big Spring-East View center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 191.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Meigs County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Big Spring-East View:

  • DCI DAYTON (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; DAYTON, TN)
  • CLEVELAND CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • ROYAL CARE OF CLEVELAND INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • HOME HEALTH CARE OF EAST TENNESSEE INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • BRADLEY HEALTH CARE AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • FMC BRADLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • BRADLEY CO NH (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)

Operable nuclear power plants near Big Spring-East View:

  • 18 miles: Sequoyah 1 and 2 in Soddy-Daisy, TN.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Big Spring-East View:

  • Cleveland State Community College (about 13 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 16 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 25 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 28 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 33 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Roane State Community College (about 39 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Dalton State College (about 43 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)

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Notable locations in Big Spring-East View: NIRA Rod and Gun Club (A), Meigs County Emergency Services Fire Rescue Station 2 (B), Meigs County Emergency Services Fire Rescue Station 1 (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Big Spring-East View include: East View Baptist Church (A), Burdette Church (B), Big Springs Church of Christ (C), Good Hope Church (D), Cotton Port Road Church (E), Beta Church (F), Burnette Church (G), Mount Carmel Church (H), Burkett Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sullivan Cemetery (1), Johnson Cemetery (2), Lewis Cemetery (3), Blankenship Cemetery (4), McClanahan Cemetery (5), McInturff Cemetery (6), McKenzie Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Judd Slough (A), Flag Pond (B), Mungers Pond (C), Chickamauga Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lick Creek (A), Lick Branch (B), Lewis Branch (C), Hiwassee River (D), Hale Hollow Creek (E), Gunstocker Creek (F), Good Hope Branch (G), Sugar Creek (H), Dry Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Big Spring-East View include: Blythe Ferry Goose Management Area (1), Bear Branch Access Area (2), Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge (3), Agency Creek Recreation Area (4), Armstrong Ferry Recreation Area (5), Tennessee Wildlife Refuge (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Meigs County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 79.6. This is about average.

City:

79.6
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.30

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 7.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.30
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 1.87. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.87
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 31.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.03. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.03
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.9%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

19.4%
Whole state:

13.5%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.8%
Whole state:

5.8%

Big Spring-East View compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (61%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Big Spring-East View CCD (based on Meigs County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 44.71%
Here: 44.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Seventh-Day Adventist ChurchOther
Adherents71.7%13.5%10.7%2.4%1.7%
Congregations45.2%32.3%9.7%6.5%6.5%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Meigs County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Meigs County:

6.88 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

3.44 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Meigs County:

30.0%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.0%
State:

13.5%

8.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,743 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.73%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bradley County, TN  1.76% ($33,870 average AGI)
from McMinn County, TN  1.63% ($26,438)
from Hamilton County, TN  0.99% ($25,205)


9.01% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,634 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.01%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to McMinn County, TN  1.95% ($27,494 average AGI)
to Bradley County, TN  1.80% ($24,775)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.91% ($33,111)

Strongest AM radio stations in Big Spring-East View:

  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WCLE (1570 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WDNT (1280 AM; 1 kW; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSDQ (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DUNLAP, TN; Owner: RODGSON, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WYXI (1390 AM; 3 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: CORNERSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Big Spring-East View:

  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WAYB-FM (95.7 FM; GRAYSVILLE, TN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W217AN (91.3 FM; PROSPECT, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WAYA (93.9 FM; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W203AZ (88.5 FM; FAIRMOUNT, TN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Big Spring-East View:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W26BE (Channel 26; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTCI (Channel 45; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP)
  • WTNB-CA (Channel 27; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
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