Clairfield, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 1,039.
Males: 515  (49.6%)
Females: 524  (50.4%)
Median resident age:  34.7 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37870

Estimated median household income in 2012: $19,829 (it was $15,720 in 2000)
Clairfield:

$19,829
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $9,985 (it was $7,177 in 2000)

Clairfield CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $30,357 (it was $20,500 in 2000)
Clairfield:

$30,357
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $36,240; Detached houses: $43,207; Mobile homes: $28,356
Clairfield races chart
  • White alone - 997 (99.5%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (0.5%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Clairfield: 105.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1107 feet

Land area: 73.9 square miles.

Population density: 14 people per square mile   (very low).

Clairfield, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Clairfield:

  • High school or higher: 42.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 19.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 48.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Clairfield CCD:

  • Never married: 16.4%
  • Now married: 63.6%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 5.5%
  • Divorced: 14.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Clairfield, Tennessee as of May 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Clairfield to the number of sex offenders is 1,039 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


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

Clairfield CCD:  1.0% ($199)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Clairfield satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (39.7 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (107.7 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (418.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Pruden-Fonde, KY (2.2 miles ), Pearl, KY (2.3 miles ), Powell Valley, TN (2.7 miles ), Middlesborough, KY (3.3 miles ), Fincastle, TN (3.3 miles ), Siler, KY (3.5 miles ), Habersham, TN (3.6 miles ), Jellico, TN (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 36.55 N, Longitude: 83.90 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

Clairfield household income distribution Clairfield home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.0%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Truck transportation (23%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (18%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (6%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
  • Health care (33%)
  • Educational services (28%)
  • Food (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4%)
  • Pharmacies and drug stores (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, and souvenir, and other miscellaneous stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (27%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (13%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (17%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (11%)
  • Cashiers (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Therapists (7%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (7%)

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

Average climate in Clairfield, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Clairfield-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 33% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.1 miles away from the Clairfield place center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1967, a category F3 tornado 15.0 miles away from the place center .

Earthquake activity:

Clairfield-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% 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 114.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.8 miles away from Clairfield 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 255.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 110.4 miles away from the city 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 172.2 miles away from Clairfield center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 201.4 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 Claiborne County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Clairfield:

  • MIDDLESBORO HEALTH CARE FACILITY (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; MIDDLESBORO, KY)
  • MIDDLESBORO APPALACHIAN REGIONAL HEALTHCARE HOSPIT Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; MIDDLESBORO, KY)
  • MIDDLESBORO ARH HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MIDDLESBORO, KY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; MIDDLESBORO, KY)
  • BEECH TREE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; JELLICO, TN)
  • JELLICO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; JELLICO, TN)
  • SUNBELT HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; JELLICO, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Clairfield:

  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 14 miles; Harrogate, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,706)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 20 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 41 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Walters State Community College (about 43 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 44 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Somerset Community College (about 54 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 59 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)

Public elementary/middle school in Clairfield:

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Notable location: Clear Fork Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Clairfield include: Days Chapel (A), Rising Spring Church (B), Valley Creek Missionary Baptist Church (C), Eagan Baptist Church (D), Clairfield Missionary Baptist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Bostica Cemetery (1), Hatfield Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Consolidation Coal Water Supply Lake (A), Spruce Lick Slurry Refuse Impound (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Tackett Creek (A), Hurricane Creek (B), Tracy Branch (C), Straight Creek (D), Fox Branch (E), Coal Creek (F), Buffalo Creek (G), Kings Branch (H), Cabin Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Claiborne 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 89.0. This is about average.

City:

89.0
U.S.:

74.2

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.127. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.127
U.S.:

0.303

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 42.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 10.0 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 10.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Clairfield and their reported violations in the past:

CLEAR FORK UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 1,807, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-11-2012)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2008), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2006)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2006 and SEP-2006, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2006), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2006), St Compliance achieved (NOV-02-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  70.9%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.7%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

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

38.5%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

17.9%
Whole state:

5.8%

Clairfield compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (38%)
  • Coal or coke (25%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (16%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (12%)
  • Wood (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

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 Clairfield CCD (based on Claiborne County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.87%
Here: 54.9%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChristian Churches and Churches of ChristOther
Adherents90.8%6.2%0.9%0.6%1.6%
Congregations80.2%8.9%3.0%1.0%6.9%
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: 7
Claiborne County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Here:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.2%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Claiborne County:

30.0%
Tennessee:

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

16.4%
State:

13.5%

4.94% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,086 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.94%
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 Bell County, KY  0.90% ($31,452 average AGI)
from Knox County, TN  0.34% ($36,714)
from Campbell County, TN  0.22% ($25,826)


4.79% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,419 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.79%
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 Bell County, KY  0.94% ($25,320 average AGI)
to Knox County, TN  0.50% ($21,058)
to Campbell County, TN  0.28% ($17,414)

Strongest AM radio stations in Clairfield:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMIK (560 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WRWB (740 AM; 1 kW; HARROGATE, TN; Owner: PINE HILLS OF TENNESSEE, INC.)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WEZJ (1440 AM; 3 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFXY (1490 AM; 1 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: COUNTRY WIDE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WKDP (1330 AM; 5 kW; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Clairfield:

  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCTU (105.9 FM; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: STAIR COMPANY, INC)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WRIL (106.3 FM; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: PINE HILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WQLA-FM (104.9 FM; LA FOLLETTE, TN; Owner: LAFOLLETTE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WEZJ-FM (104.3 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLMU (91.3 FM; HARROGATE, TN; Owner: LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)
  • WRMX-FM (106.7 FM; NORRIS, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKDP-FM (99.5 FM; CORBIN, KY; Owner: EUBANKS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Clairfield:

  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • 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.)
  • WPXK (Channel 54; JELLICO, TN; Owner: PAXSON KNOXVILLE LICENSE, INC.)

Clairfield fatal accident list:

Dec 14, 2008 03:00 AM, Sr-90, Lat: 36.58117, Lon: -83.90645, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KJ4OVU, Licensee ID: L01403041
    Grant Date: 09/09/2009, Expiration Date: 09/09/2019, Certifier: Dean S Baird Jr
    Registrant: Dean S Baird Jr, 132 High Clift Rd, Clairfield, TN 37715

Clairfield on our top lists:

  • #94 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #95 (37870) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of Turkish first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
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