Center Point, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 3,667.
Males: 1,837  (50.1%)
Females: 1,830  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37327

Estimated median household income in 2015: $52,062 (it was $33,952 in 2000)
Center Point:

$52,062
TN:

$47,275

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $24,960 (it was $18,129 in 2000)

Center Point CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $151,316 (it was $78,700 in 2000)
Center Point:

$151,316
TN:

$150,600
  • Races in Center Point, TN (2000)

    Center Point races chart
    • 3,03397.4%White alone
    • 361.2%Hispanic
    • 190.6%Two or more races
    • 140.4%American Indian alone
    • 50.2%Black alone
    • 30.10%Other race alone
    • 20.06%Asian alone
    • 10.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Center Point detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Center Point: 84.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 104.1 square miles.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (very low).

Center Point, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Center Point:

  • High school or higher: 65.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Center Point CCD:

  • Never married: 16.0%
  • Now married: 67.9%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

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

Center Point CCD:  0.5% ($401)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Center Point satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (18.9 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (98.5 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (468.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Dunlap, TN (2.3 miles ), Mowbray Mountain, TN (2.7 miles ), Flat Top Mountain, TN (2.9 miles ), Falling Water, TN (3.0 miles ), Fairmount, TN (3.1 miles ), Soddy-Daisy, TN (3.2 miles ), Walden, TN (3.3 miles ), Powells Crossroads, TN (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 35.31 N, Longitude: 85.35 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Electricians (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Cashiers (8%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (4%)

Work and jobs in Center Point: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Center Point, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Center Point-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 41% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 39.0 miles away from the Center Point place center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 35.1 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Center Point-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 79% 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 58.7 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 85.0 miles away from Center Point 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 214.8 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 258.6 miles away from the city 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 171.0 miles away from Center Point center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 190.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sequatchie County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Fires: 2, Winds: 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 Center Point:

  • NHC HEALTHCARE, SEQUATCHIE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; DUNLAP, TN)
  • ORANGE GROVE CENTER/PINE MARR (Hospital, about 12 miles away; HIXSON, TN)
  • SODDY-DAISY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SODDY-DAISY, TN)
  • (CLOSED) COLUMBIA WHITWELL MEDICAL CENTER INC (Hospital, about 13 miles away; WHITWELL, TN)
  • ORANGE GROVE CENTER SHELBY (Hospital, about 13 miles away; HIXSON, TN)
  • CHATTANOOGA KIDNEY CENTER NORTH, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • RIVERCHASE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)

Operable nuclear power plants near Center Point:

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

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Center Point:

  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 16 miles; Chattanooga, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,827)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 19 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 25 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 28 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 29 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Dalton State College (about 42 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Motlow State Community College (about 54 miles; Tullahoma, TN; FT enrollment: 2,915)

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Notable locations in Center Point: Lewis Chapel (A), Stewart Camp (B), Double Bridges (C), Lewis Chapel Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Center Point include: Lewis Chapel (A), Taft Highway Church (B), Davis Chapel (C), Hall Church (D), Sequatchie Chapel (E), Welch Chapel (F), Hopewell Church (G), Chapel Hill Church (H), New Hope Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Hudson Cemetery (1), Lewis Cemetery (2), Chapel Hill Cemetery (3), Welch Chapel Cemetery (4), McWilliams Cemetery (5), Hall Cemetery (6), Harvey Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Glen Barker Lake (A), Ernest Taylor Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lewis Creek (A), Kell Branch (B), Welch Branch (C), Harvey Creek (D), Standifer Creek (E), Emmaline Branch (F), Easterly Branch (G), Dry Branch (H), Cove Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sequatchie County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.29

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 5.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.46
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 1.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 18.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.13. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.13
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  66.2%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.6%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.1%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

7.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.2
Tennessee average:

13.3

Center Point travel time to work - commute Center Point mode of transportation to work chart

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Religion statistics for Center Point CCD (based on Sequatchie County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,00730
Mainline Protestant8262
Catholic2001
Other2-
None8,077-
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: 1
Sequatchie County:

0.75 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Sequatchie County:

6.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 13
Here:

9.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.0%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sequatchie County:

30.9%
Tennessee:

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

11.4%
State:

13.5%

6.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,993 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
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 Hamilton County, TN  2.00% ($33,925 average AGI)
from Marion County, TN  0.79% ($27,270)
from Bledsoe County, TN  0.30% ($20,929)


5.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($8,104 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
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 Hamilton County, TN  2.32% ($-20,430 average AGI)
to Marion County, TN  0.37% ($23,588)
to Bledsoe County, TN  0.26% ($24,583)

Strongest AM radio stations in Center Point:

  • WSDQ (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DUNLAP, TN; Owner: RODGSON, INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WGOW (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDOD (1310 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WNOO (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: PYE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WSDT (1240 AM; 1 kW; SODDY-DAISY, TN; Owner: WILLIS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Center Point:

  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W203AZ (88.5 FM; FAIRMOUNT, TN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • W211BG (90.1 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WDYN (89.7 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYB-FM (95.7 FM; GRAYSVILLE, TN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WGOW-FM (102.3 FM; SODDY-DAISY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Center Point:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTCI (Channel 45; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP)
  • W26BE (Channel 26; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WRCB-TV (Channel 3; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WOOT-LP (Channel 6; CHATTANOOGA, ETC., TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTVC (Channel 9; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF TENNESSEE, INC.)
  • WCNT-LP (Channel 65; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • WYHB-CA (Channel 39; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: YING HUA BENNS)
  • WELF (Channel 23; DALTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (57%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (33%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Center Point compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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.
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