Chilhowee, Tennessee

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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

Zip code: 37865

Estimated median household income in 2013: $48,943 (it was $41,735 in 2000)
Chilhowee:

$48,943
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,400 (it was $19,046 in 2000)

Chilhowee CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $161,789 (it was $103,300 in 2000)
Chilhowee:

$161,789
TN:

$140,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $186,260; Detached houses: $212,331; Townhouses or other attached units: $183,596; In 2-unit structures: $128,462; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $104,820; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $115,937; Mobile homes: $50,982; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $17,451
  • Races in Chilhowee, TN (2000)

    Chilhowee races chart
    • 12,18497.2%White alone
    • 1010.8%Black alone
    • 910.7%Two or more races
    • 810.6%Hispanic
    • 540.4%Asian alone
    • 170.1%American Indian alone
    • 90.07%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Chilhowee: 95.1 (less than average, 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).

Chilhowee, Tennessee map

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%

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 ), Park City, TN (3.4 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 June 2014:
Here:

6.8%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
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%)

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

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 significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 43% 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 near Tennessee state average. It is 78% 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 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 160.8 miles away from Chilhowee center
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) earthquake occurred 144.1 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 156.2 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 289.6 miles away from Chilhowee center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 156.3 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 Sevier County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Heavy Rains: 3, Fires: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Chilhowee:

  • BAPTIST HOMECARE EAST TN (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • HOLSTON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • ISLAND HOME PARK HEALTH AND REHAB (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • SEVIER CO HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; SEVIERVILLE, TN)
  • DCI SEVIERVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; SEVIERVILLE, TN)
  • DCI KNOXVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • FORT SANDERS SEVIER NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; SEVIERVILLE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Chilhowee:

  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 13 miles; Knoxville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 25,483)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 25 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Walters State Community College (about 35 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 49 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Roane State Community College (about 50 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Western Carolina University (about 54 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Tusculum College (about 58 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)

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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)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 109. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

109
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2012 was 0.164. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.164
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.896. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.896
U.S.:

6.575

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 0.284. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.284
U.S.:

1.929

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 44.4. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

44.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0182. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0182
U.S.:

0.0147
Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.6%
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:

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

Chilhowee 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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.4
Tennessee average:

13.3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (65%)
  • Utility gas (26%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Chilhowee CCD (based on Sevier County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant37,789110
Mainline Protestant4,93829
Catholic2,8463
Other1,0165
None43,300-
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: 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%

7.72% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,841 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.72%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($76 average AGI)
Sevier County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Knox County, TN  1.34% ($31,910 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, TN  0.57% ($25,135)
from Blount County, TN  0.41% ($32,664)


7.24% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,733 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($60 average AGI)
Sevier County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Knox County, TN  1.46% ($26,067 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, TN  0.55% ($27,538)
to Blount County, TN  0.39% ($27,258)

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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