Bluff City, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 1,732 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +11.1%
 
Males: 797  (46.1%)
Females: 935  (53.9%)
Median resident age:  37.4 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37618, 37686.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,964 (it was $31,587 in 2000)
Bluff City:

$32,964
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,764 (it was $14,175 in 2000)

Bluff City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $93,586 (it was $63,000 in 2000)
Bluff City:

$93,586
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $91,185; Detached houses: $108,301; Townhouses or other attached units: $108,223; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $89,802; Mobile homes: $43,879

Median gross rent in 2012: $642.

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Bluff City races chart
  • White alone - 1,674 (96.6%)
  • Black alone - 19 (1.1%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (0.9%)
  • Hispanic - 15 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 6 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 3 (0.2%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Bluff City: 82.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (25.3%), English (14.3%), Irish (12.7%), German (12.2%), Scotch-Irish (3.3%), Russian (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1870

Elevation: 1429 feet

Land area: 1.51 square miles.

Population density: 1,143 people per square mile   (low).

Bluff City,TN real estate house value index trend

Bluff City, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Bluff City:

  • High school or higher: 81.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.1%
  • Unemployed: 6.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Bluff City city:

  • Never married: 22.7%
  • Now married: 49.9%
  • Separated: 3.4%
  • Widowed: 5.9%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

38 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.5% Asia).

This city:  2.0%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 26 registered sex offenders living in Bluff City, Tennessee as of May 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Bluff City to the number of sex offenders is 67 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $656 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $422 (0.6%)

Bluff City satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.46 N, Longitude: 82.28 W

Area code: 423

Bluff City household income distribution Bluff City home values distribution

Crime rates in Bluff City by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 000000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.061.80.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000000010
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.057.20.0
Robberies 020101100010
per 100,000 0.0125.90.062.80.061.761.40.00.00.057.20.0
Assaults 4447711817096
per 100,000 254.3251.9255.4439.7439.1678.2491.161.8420.70.0514.6342.3
Burglaries 6851091210176688
per 100,000 381.4503.8319.3628.1564.6739.8613.91050.7360.6355.2457.4456.4
Thefts 652335312448464820255036
per 100,000 4132.21448.42235.01947.21505.62959.32823.82966.61201.91480.22858.82053.6
Auto thefts 122434313030
per 100,000 63.6125.9127.7251.3188.2246.6184.261.8180.30.0171.50.0
Arson 001000000000
per 100,000 0.00.063.90.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 257.6198.9179.8258.4210.5357.4298.4346.1178.587.3338.6189.6

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Bluff City detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 8 (7 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.99
Tennessee average:

2.54
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.3%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +235 (+17.7%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (29%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (3%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (3%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Bluff City: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Bluff City, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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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 Bluff 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 (5) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Birthplace of: Sherman Utsman - Racing driver.

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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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

Sullivan 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 79.3. This is about average.

City:

79.3
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.77. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.77
U.S.:

9.14

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.:

0.0147

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
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 28.7%
(30.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for other race residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
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

Bluff City, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Bluff City compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Bluff City travel time to work - commute Bluff City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (88%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.19%
Here: 52.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)National Association of Free Will Baptists
Adherents43.9%22.4%7.2%7.2%2.8%
Congregations23.1%19.7%7.6%8.4%8.0%
NameCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.4%1.9%1.4%1.3%9.5%
Congregations0.4%2.1%2.9%2.9%24.8%
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: 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
Sullivan 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.
State:

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

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

30.2%
Tennessee:

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

9.4%
State:

13.5%
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
Financial Administration 4$11,215$33,6450$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 6$230
Police Protection - Officers 8$19,284$28,9260$0
Streets and Highways 6$12,104$24,2080$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,353$28,2360$0
Totals for Government 19$44,956$28,3936$230

Bluff City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $116,000 ($66.97)
    Sewerage: $116,000 ($66.97)
  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $320,000 ($184.76)
    Police Protection: $277,000 ($159.93)
    Regular Highways: $263,000 ($151.85)
    Water Utilities: $137,000 ($79.10)
    Sewerage: $126,000 ($72.75)
    Solid Waste Management: $64,000 ($36.95)
    Parks & Recreation: $34,000 ($19.63)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $7,000 ($4.04)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $464,000 ($267.90)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $41,000 ($23.67)

Bluff City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $154,000 ($88.91)
    All Other: $5,000 ($2.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $356,000 ($205.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $119,000 ($68.71)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($2.31)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $186,000 ($107.39)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $197,000 ($113.74)
    Transit Utilities: $4,000 ($2.31)
  • Tax - Property: $233,000 ($134.53)
    Other Selective Sales: $71,000 ($40.99)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $71,000 ($40.99)
    NEC: $26,000 ($15.01)
    Public Utilities: $7,000 ($4.04)

Bluff City government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $795,000 ($459.01)
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $110,000 ($63.51)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $75,000 ($43.30)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $16,000 ($9.24)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $854,000 ($493.07)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $94,000 ($54.27)
    Water Utilities: $16,000 ($9.24)

Bluff City government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $452,000 ($260.97)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $119,000 ($68.71)

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,775 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($433 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, TN  1.00% ($32,121 average AGI)
from Hawkins County, TN  0.66% ($27,995)
from Bristol city, VA  0.37% ($25,958)


5.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($149 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, TN  1.06% ($32,307 average AGI)
to Hawkins County, TN  0.55% ($29,715)
to Bristol city, VA  0.34% ($20,985)

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 count: 17
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 29
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 2
  • Fatalities: 18
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 39
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 149
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 235
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 164
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 379
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14
See more detailed statistics of Bluff City fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 6
Total length: 33 meters (108ft)
Total average daily traffic: 70,470
Total average daily truck traffic: 2,565
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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 75
  • Hazardous Condition: 26
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 23

Incident types - Bluff City

See full 2006 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

Businesses in Bluff City, TN

  • MasterBrand Cabinets: 8
  • Subway: 1
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