Bluff City, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 1,664 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +6.7%
 
Males: 860  (51.7%)
Females: 804  (48.3%)
Median resident age:

42.2 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37618, 37686.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $39,593 (it was $31,587 in 2000)
Bluff City:

$39,593
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,677 (it was $14,175 in 2000)

Bluff City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $119,237 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Bluff City:

$119,237
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $171,651; detached houses: $188,325; townhouses or other attached units: $150,900; in 2-unit structures: $118,453; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $98,812; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $97,412; mobile homes: $39,957

Median gross rent in 2017: $732.

March 2019 cost of living index in Bluff City: 81.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 23.7%
(23.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 50.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Bluff City, TN (2010)
    • 1,67496.6%White alone
    • 191.1%Black alone
    • 160.9%Two or more races
    • 150.9%Hispanic
    • 60.3%Asian alone
    • 30.2%American Indian alone

Races in Bluff City detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 31 registered sex offenders living in Bluff City, Tennessee as of August 14, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Bluff City is 55 to 1.


Crime rates in Bluff City by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.6)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(60.6)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.7)
1
(61.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
7
(439.1)
11
(678.2)
8
(491.1)
1
(61.8)
7
(420.7)
0
(0.0)
9
(514.6)
6
(342.3)
5
(286.0)
9
(520.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
5
(302.8)
8
(481.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
9
(564.6)
12
(739.8)
10
(613.9)
17
(1,051)
6
(360.6)
6
(355.2)
8
(457.4)
8
(456.4)
12
(686.5)
16
(925.4)
10
(577.4)
5
(290.9)
14
(848.0)
7
(421.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
24
(1,506)
48
(2,959)
46
(2,824)
48
(2,967)
20
(1,202)
25
(1,480)
50
(2,859)
36
(2,054)
38
(2,174)
20
(1,157)
22
(1,270)
26
(1,513)
21
(1,272)
19
(1,145)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(188.2)
4
(246.6)
3
(184.2)
1
(61.8)
3
(180.3)
0
(0.0)
3
(171.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.2)
1
(57.8)
0
(0.0)
2
(116.3)
8
(484.6)
2
(120.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)202.6344.0287.3333.1171.984.1325.9182.5196.8381.791.2107.6379.2181.3

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City-data.com crime index in Bluff City, TN

Crime rate in Bluff City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

4.82
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (48.5%), Scotch-Irish (7.7%), English (7.5%), German (6.5%), Irish (5.5%), Polish (2.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Elevation: 1429 feet

Land area: 1.51 square miles.

Population density: 1,098 people per square mile   (low).

Bluff City, Tennessee map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.2%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $899 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $750 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (10.4 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (118.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (457.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bluff City-Piney Flats, TN (1.3 miles ),
Blountville, TN (2.4 miles ),
Watauga, TN (2.6 miles ),
Biltmore, TN (2.6 miles ),
Walnut Hill, TN (2.7 miles ),
Bristol, TN (2.9 miles ),
Oak Grove, TN (3.0 miles ),
Hunter, TN (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 36.46 N, Longitude: 82.28 W

Area code: 423

Distribution of median household income in Bluff City, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Bluff City, TN in 2017
Bluff City satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $79,900
  • 1999: 13 buildings, average cost: $44,400
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,500
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $54,000
  • 2002: 18 buildings, average cost: $66,800
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $86,000
  • 2004: 14 buildings, average cost: $85,400
  • 2005: 4 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 2006: 4 buildings, average cost: $69,900
  • 2007: 28 buildings, average cost: $81,500
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,000
  • 2009: 24 buildings, average cost: $79,500
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $86,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $105,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Bluff City, TN residents
Average permit cost in Bluff City, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.7%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +235 (+17.7%).
Most common industries in Bluff City, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (9.8%)
  • Construction (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.9%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.2%)
  • Health care (5.4%)
  • Public administration (4.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Machinery (4.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (14.3%)
  • Educational services (10.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
  • Apparel (4.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.2%)
Most common occupations in Bluff City, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.2%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3.4%)
  • Carpenters (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (10.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)

Average climate in Bluff City, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Bluff City, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0520. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0520
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Bluff City-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 72% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 18.7 miles away from the Bluff City city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 33.2 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Bluff City-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 151.4 miles away from the city center
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 104.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 50.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 54.6 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 179.6 miles away from Bluff City center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 145.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sullivan County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Bluff City topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Bluff City:

  • GREYSTONE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; BLOUNTVILLE, TN)
  • SYCAMORE SHOALS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • CAMBRIDGE HOUSE, THE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; BRISTOL, TN)
  • WELLMONT HOSPICE (Hospital, about 9 miles away; BRISTOL, TN)
  • IVY HALL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, JOHNSON CITY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; JOHNSON CITY, TN)
  • FMC BRISTOL (Dialysis Facility, about 9 miles away; BRISTOL, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Bluff City:

  • Northeast State Community College (about 8 miles; Blountville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 11 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 13 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Tusculum College (about 34 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Appalachian State University (about 38 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 54 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Walters State Community College (about 58 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)

Public high school in Bluff City:

Public elementary/middle schools in Bluff City:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

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Points of interest:

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Notable location: Bluff City Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Berry Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Sherman Utsman - Racing driver.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Bluff City and their reported violations in the past:

BRISTOL-BLUFF CITY UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 5,359, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2009), St Public Notif received (JUL-22-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In OCT-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-30-2007), St Public Notif requested (DEC-03-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-03-2007)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-11-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-02-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-02-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In APR-2014, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014)
  • Failure Submit Treatment Requirement Rpt - In APR-01-2012, Contaminant: LT2ESWTR. Follow-up actions: St BCA signed (JUL-11-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-11-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (LT2) - In JAN-2012, Contaminant: Cryptosporidium. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAY-15-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-15-2012), St Compliance achieved (JUN-13-2013)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 6 other older monitoring violations
BLUFF CITY WATER DEPARTMENT (Population served: 2,467, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Civil Case under development (APR-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-04-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-04-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Civil Case under development (APR-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Civil Case under development (APR-01-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-02-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-02-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2014), St Civil Case under development (APR-01-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2014), St Civil Case under development (APR-01-2014)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 14 other older monitoring violations
RIVER'S WAY OUTDOOR ADVENTURE CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.5%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

8.5%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

For population 15 years and over in Bluff City:

Marital status in Bluff City, TN
  • Never married: 25.8%
  • Now married: 46.6%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

For population 25 years and over in Bluff City:

  • High school or higher: 85.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 7.4%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.4
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Bluff City
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Bluff City, TN (based on Sullivan County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,602206
Mainline Protestant21,58674
Catholic2,2451
Other1,3688
Black Protestant8017
Orthodox1401
None69,081-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
Sullivan County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 75
Sullivan County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 91
Sullivan County:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

30.2%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

9.4%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Bluff City:

50.9%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Bluff City:

46.1%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

30.1
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Bluff City:

19.3%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

16.1%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Bluff City:

6.9
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

37.8%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

53.1%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Bluff City:

80.6%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Bluff City, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 8$19,284$28,9260$0
Streets and Highways 6$12,104$24,2080$0
Financial Administration 4$11,215$33,6450$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,353$28,2360$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$230
Totals for Government 19$44,956$28,3936$230

Bluff City government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $296,000 ($177.88)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $726,000 ($436.30)
    Regular Highways: $420,000 ($252.40)
    Water Utilities: $349,000 ($209.74)
    Central Staff Services: $254,000 ($152.64)
    Financial Administration: $224,000 ($134.62)
    Sewerage: $99,000 ($59.50)
    Solid Waste Management: $95,000 ($57.09)
    Parks and Recreation: $38,000 ($22.84)
    General Public Buildings: $17,000 ($10.22)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,000 ($2.40)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $16,000 ($9.62)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $186,000 ($111.78)
    Police Protection: $64,000 ($38.46)
    Regular Highways: $17,000 ($10.22)
    Financial Administration: $10,000 ($6.01)
    General Public Building: $2,000 ($1.20)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $581,000 ($349.16)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $35,000 ($21.03)

Bluff City government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $206,000 ($123.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000 ($37.86)
    Other: $4,000 ($2.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $156,000 ($93.75)
    Other: $13,000 ($7.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $701,000 ($421.27)
    General Revenue - Other: $4,000 ($2.40)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $336,000 ($201.92)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $150,000 ($90.14)
    Highways: $48,000 ($28.85)
  • Tax - Property: $304,000 ($182.69)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $51,000 ($30.65)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $45,000 ($27.04)
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,000 ($7.81)
    Other License: $6,000 ($3.61)
    Motor Vehicle License: $2,000 ($1.20)

Bluff City government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,654,000 ($993.99)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,600,000 ($961.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $127,000 ($76.32)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $73,000 ($43.87)

Bluff City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,256,000 ($754.81)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $188,000 ($112.98)

5.82% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,097 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Washington County, TN  1.16% ($41,781 average AGI)
from Hawkins County, TN  0.70% ($33,881)
from Bristol city, VA  0.38% ($34,368)


5.45% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,754 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.45%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Washington County, TN  1.16% ($43,859 average AGI)
to Hawkins County, TN  0.66% ($36,384)
to Bristol city, VA  0.31% ($23,343)

Businesses in Bluff City, TN

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 8
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Bluff City:

  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCV (1550 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKIN (1320 AM; 5 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHHQ (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • WBEJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: CB RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Bluff City:

  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • WKOS (104.9 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Bluff City:

  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOPI-CA (Channel 9; BRISTOL,VA/KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKPT-TV (Channel 19; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJHL-TV (Channel 11; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAPK-CA (Channel 36; BRISTOL,VA/KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKPT-LP (Channel 25; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • Bluff City, Tennessee
  • Fatal accident count25
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents44
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:5
  • Fatalities26
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents59
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Tennessee average
  • Fatal accident count20512
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents30780
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons6921
  • Fatalities22737
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents49960
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1756
See more detailed statistics of Bluff City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 26Number of bridges
  • 197ft / 59.6mTotal length
  • $3,255,000Total costs
  • 112,320Total average daily traffic
  • 5,186Total average daily truck traffic
  • 159,136Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Bluff City, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41920-1929
  • 31950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 31970-1979
  • 61980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
  • 42010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Bluff City, TN
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$129,1202$167,4306$152,4551$29,6501$100,320
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$75,1900$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$02$150,0450$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$195,7300$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$95,1200$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0433.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$136,460
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0433.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bluff City, TN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Bluff City, TN - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 59. The highest number of reported fires - 100 took place in 2009, and the least - 4 in 2004. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Bluff City, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.0%), and Structure Fires (42.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Bluff City, TN
    • 43343.0%Outside Fires
    • 42942.6%Structure Fires
    • 999.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 474.7%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Bluff City, TN
Most common first names in Bluff City, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James9270.8 years
William7275.4 years
Mary7077.1 years
John6272.2 years
Charles5071.9 years
Robert4771.2 years
George4074.0 years
Paul2469.9 years
Gladys2277.7 years
Joseph2267.0 years
Most common last names in Bluff City, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Carrier7673.0 years
Smith5674.6 years
Morrell4179.0 years
Malone3872.3 years
Jones3771.5 years
Hicks3772.6 years
Miller3573.8 years
Glover3474.7 years
Perry3373.2 years
Jenkins2771.8 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Bluff City, TN
  • 78.4%Electricity
  • 13.7%Utility gas
  • 3.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.4%Coal or coke
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 0.6%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Bluff City, TN
  • 88.6%Electricity
  • 7.9%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Bluff City compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
There are 11 pilots and 29 other airmen in this city.
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