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Sevier County

Population in July 2007: 14,680.
Males: 7,186  (49.0%)
Females: 7,494  (51.0%)

Median resident age:  37.5 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Estimated median household income in 2011: $50,567 (it was $41,735 in 2000)
Chilhowee:

$50,567
Tennessee:

$41,693
Estimated per capita income in 2011: $22,563

Chilhowee CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2011: $170,772 (it was $103,300 in 2000)
Chilhowee:

$170,772
Tennessee:

$138,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $177,918; Detached houses: $190,891; Townhouses or other attached units: $375,723; In 2-unit structures: $165,670; Mobile homes: $56,122

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Chilhowee races chart
  • White alone - 12,184 (97.2%)
  • Black alone - 101 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 91 (0.7%)
  • Hispanic - 81 (0.6%)
  • Asian alone - 54 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 17 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 9 (0.07%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Chilhowee: 243.5 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 900 feet

Land area: 36.8 square miles.

Population density: 399 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Chilhowee:

  • High school or higher: 83.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Chilhowee CCD:

  • Never married: 17.1%
  • Now married: 67.3%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 10.0%

0 residents are foreign born

This place:  0.0%
Tennessee:  4.2%

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

Chilhowee CCD:  0.3% ($317)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Chilhowee satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (13.2 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (152.0 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (463.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Seymour, TN (1.6 miles ), Knob Creek, TN (2.2 miles ), Wildwood, TN (2.6 miles ), Sevierville, TN (3.0 miles ), Beech Springs, TN (3.1 miles ), Wear Valley, TN (3.4 miles ), Pigeon Forge, TN (3.4 miles ), Rockford, TN (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 35.89 N, Longitude: 83.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 865

Chilhowee household income distribution Chilhowee home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Transportation equipment (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care (17%)
  • Educational services (16%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Construction (3%)
  • Social assistance (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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Average climate in Chilhowee, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Chilhowee-area historical tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 15% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.8 miles away from the Chilhowee place center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 tornado 19.9 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Chilhowee-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 50% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 14.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 66.5 miles away from Chilhowee center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 40.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 87.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB) earthquake occurred 85.5 miles away from Chilhowee center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 45.0 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Sevier County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Chilhowee:

  • LECONTE MEDICAL CENTER (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Other, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; SEVIERVILLE, TN)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, provides emergency services, about 10 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • BLOUNT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals, Government - Local, provides emergency services, about 11 miles away; MARYVILLE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chilhowee:

  • The University of Tennessee (about 12 miles; Knoxville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 26,308)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 25 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,478)
  • Walters State Community College (about 36 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 49 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 2,182)
  • Roane State Community College (about 50 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 3,464)
  • Western Carolina University (about 51 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 6,852)
  • Tusculum College (about 58 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)

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Notable locations in Chilhowee: Tri-C Farms (A), Walkers Landing (B), Seymour Volunteer Fire Department Station 5 (C), Seymour Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Chilhowee include: First Chilhowee Church (A), Rocky Springs Church (B), Bells Chapel (C), Trinity Baptist Church (D), Union Valley Church (E), Boyds Creek Church (F), Oak City Baptist Church (G), Knob Creek Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Thomas Cemetery (1), Ivy Hill Cemetery (2), Trundles Crossroads Cemetery (3), Old Boyds Creek Cemetery (4), Knob Creek Cemetery (5), Chilhowee Cemetery (6), Randies Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Fox Pond (A), Tinsley Pond (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Dry Branch (A), Boone Branch (B), Williams Branch (C), Temple Branch (D), Reagan Branch (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Chilhowee: John Sevier Monument (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Sevier County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI  SO2 NO2 Ozone  PM2.5 CO  PM10 Pb 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.6. This is about average.
City:

36.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.599. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.599
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.766. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.766
U.S.:

9.388
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 36.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

36.4
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.0
U.S.:

9.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.5
U.S.:

22.1
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0157
U.S.:

0.0222


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

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.6%
Whole state:  69.3%

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:

7.1%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

1.7%
Whole state:

5.8%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Chilhowee, TN


46 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus) in 2000

Chilhowee 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.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Chilhowee (based on Sevier County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 50.15%
Here50.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Catholic Church Non-Charismatic Churches Independent
Adherents66.3%11.6%7.5%4.4%2.0%
Congregations50.0%16.9%5.6%2.4%1.6%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurches of ChristPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.9%1.0%1.0%0.8%3.6%
Congregations1.6%0.8%4.8%2.4%13.7%
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: 21
Sevier County:

2.51 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
Sevier County:

1.20 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 71
Sevier County:

8.50 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 130
Here:

15.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sevier County:

27.3%
Tennessee:

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

13.6%
State:

13.5%

9.23% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,766 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.23%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($49 average AGI)
Sevier County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.09%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Knox County, TN  1.27% ($34,292 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, TN  0.62% ($29,476)
from Blount County, TN  0.40% ($30,311)


7.43% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,380 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.43%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($153 average AGI)
Sevier County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Knox County, TN  1.62% ($31,249 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, TN  0.81% ($35,471)
to Blount County, TN  0.48% ($37,806)

Strongest AM radio stations in Chilhowee:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WKCE (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MARYVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSEV (930 AM; 5 kW; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WMEN (760 AM; daytime; 2 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THOMAS MOFFIT JR.)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WJXB (1240 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WATO (1290 AM; 5 kW; OAK RIDGE, TN)

Strongest FM radio stations in Chilhowee:

  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WJBZ-FM (96.3 FM; SEYMOUR, TN; Owner: SEYMOUR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEV-FM (105.5 FM; GATLINBURG, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WEZG (99.3 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WYIL-FM (98.7 FM; OLIVER SPRINGS, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKHT (104.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WRMX-FM (106.7 FM; NORRIS, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • W266AA (101.1 FM; KODAK, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WYFC (95.3 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Chilhowee:

  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WJZC-LP (Channel 22; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W50CG (Channel 50; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W56CM (Channel 56; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFEM-LP (Channel 12; HEISKELL, ETC., TN; Owner: H. EARL MARLAR)

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