Calhoun-Riceville, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 6,863.
Males: 3,448  (50.2%)
Females: 3,415  (49.8%)
Median resident age:  37.9 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37370

Estimated median household income in 2013: $47,547 (it was $38,510 in 2000)
Calhoun-Riceville:

$47,547
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,670 (it was $18,994 in 2000)

Calhoun-Riceville CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $131,273 (it was $83,400 in 2000)
Calhoun-Riceville:

$131,273
TN:

$140,300
  • Races in Calhoun-Riceville, TN (2000)

    Calhoun-Riceville races chart
    • 6,08794.0%White alone
    • 1642.5%Black alone
    • 1081.7%Hispanic
    • 631.0%Two or more races
    • 340.5%Asian alone
    • 190.3%American Indian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Calhoun-Riceville: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 105.3 square miles.

Population density: 65 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Calhoun-Riceville:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.0%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Calhoun-Riceville CCD:

  • Never married: 15.9%
  • Now married: 67.2%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 10.9%

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

Calhoun-Riceville CCD:  0.5% ($414)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (37.2 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (112.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (475.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Riceville, TN (1.7 miles ), Calhoun, TN (2.2 miles ), Charleston, TN (2.3 miles ), Athens, TN (3.1 miles ), Big Spring-East View, TN (3.1 miles ), Decatur, TN (3.4 miles ), Etowah, TN (3.5 miles ), Hopewell, TN (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 35.36 N, Longitude: 84.74 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

Calhoun-Riceville household income distribution Calhoun-Riceville home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Paper (6%)
  • Chemicals (6%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (4%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Personal and laundry services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Work and jobs in Calhoun-Riceville: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Calhoun-Riceville, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Calhoun-Riceville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 8% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 11.2 miles away from the Calhoun-Riceville place center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1965, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.4 miles away from the place center injured 50 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Calhoun-Riceville-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 78.6 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 53.0 miles away from Calhoun-Riceville 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 201.5 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 164.3 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 275.7 miles away from Calhoun-Riceville 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 197.5 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 McMinn County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Storms: 3, Flash Floods: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Calhoun-Riceville:

  • NHC HEALTHCARE, ATHENS (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • NHC HOMECARE ATHENS (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF ATHENS (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • FMC ATHENS (Dialysis Facility, about 10 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • ETOWAH HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; ETOWAH, TN)
  • TOTAL RENAL CARE, INC. (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; ETOWAH, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Calhoun-Riceville:

  • Cleveland State Community College (about 14 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 16 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 29 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 34 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Roane State Community College (about 37 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 39 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Dalton State College (about 44 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)

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Notable locations in Calhoun-Riceville: Camp Cherokee (A), Raht Ferry (B), McMinn County District 6 Riceville Volunteer Fire Department (C), McMinn County District 5 Calhoun Rural Fire Department (D), Abitibi - Bowater Emergency Response Team (E), McMinn County District 8 Hillsview Rural Fire Department (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Calhoun-Riceville include: Spring Creek Church (A), Bethel Springs Baptist Church (B), Lamontville Baptist Church (C), Calhoun Baptist Church (D), Union Chapel United Methodist Church (E), Sanford Church (F), Hilltop Church (G), Hiwassee Church (H), Britton Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Horton Cemetery (1), Swafford Cemetery (2), Hyde Cemetery (3), Sewell Cemetery (4), Shiloh Presbyterian Cemetery (5), Union Chapel United Methodist Church Cemetery (6), Hiwassee Baptist Church Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Pierce Pond (A), Blazer Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Kibble Branch (A), Chatata Creek (B), Oostanaula Creek (C), Horse Branch (D), Gregory Branch (E), Gee Branch (F), Buckhorn Creek (G), Brush Creek (H), Boyd Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Calhoun-Riceville: Rogers Creek Wildlife Management Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

McMinn 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 74.0. This is about average.

City:

74.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.7 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 4.6 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 5.6 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 10.0 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 10.0 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 9.8 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:  67.5%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.1%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

10.8%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

2.0%
Whole state:

5.8%
16 people in other group homes in 2000
10 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Calhoun-Riceville compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Tennessee average:

13.3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (56%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Utility gas (17%)
  • Wood (7%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

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 Calhoun-Riceville CCD (based on McMinn County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant31,806112
Mainline Protestant4,84923
Catholic9861
Black Protestant9666
Other4642
None13,195-
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: 6
McMinn County:

1.15 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
McMinn County:

0.38 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 36
McMinn County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Here:

4.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
McMinn County:

32.7%
Tennessee:

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

14.6%
State:

13.5%

6.36% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,822 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.36%
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  0.84% ($27,054 average AGI)
from Monroe County, TN  0.82% ($24,839)
from Meigs County, TN  0.44% ($27,494)


5.86% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.86%
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 Monroe County, TN  0.80% ($21,261 average AGI)
to Bradley County, TN  0.76% ($27,435)
to Meigs County, TN  0.37% ($26,438)

Strongest AM radio stations in Calhoun-Riceville:

  • 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)
  • WYXI (1390 AM; 3 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: CORNERSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLAR (1450 AM; 1 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: JAMES C. SLIGER)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WENR (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ENGLEWOOD, TN; Owner: PAUL WILSON D/B/A/ 1090 RADIO, A TEN)
  • WCPH (1220 AM; 1 kW; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: STARR MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Calhoun-Riceville:

  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAYB-FM (95.7 FM; GRAYSVILLE, TN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WYGO (99.5 FM; MADISONVILLE, TN; Owner: MAJOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJSQ (101.7 FM; ATHENS, TN; Owner: JAMES C. SLIGER)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W217AN (91.3 FM; PROSPECT, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOCE (93.1 FM; BENTON, TN; Owner: LB RADIO OF CHATTANOOGA, LLC)
  • WAYA (93.9 FM; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Calhoun-Riceville:

  • 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.)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WPDP-LP (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • W26BE (Channel 26; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTNB-CA (Channel 27; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
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