Cottage Grove, Tennessee

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Population in 2012: 88 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -9.3%
 
Males: 45  (52.0%)
Females: 43  (48.0%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip code: 38224

Estimated median household income in 2012: $46,019 (it was $25,000 in 2000)
Cottage Grove:

$46,019
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $18,755 (it was $13,608 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $47,987 (it was $51,900 in 2000)
Cottage Grove:

$47,987
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $45,241; Detached houses: $47,837; Mobile homes: $37,021

Median gross rent in 2012: $413.

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  • White alone - 86 (97.7%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (2.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cottage Grove: 79.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (25.9%), Irish (19.0%), German (8.8%), United States (4.8%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1856

Elevation: 560 feet

Land area: 0.19 square miles.

Population density: 459 people per square mile   (low).

Cottage Grove, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Cottage Grove:

  • High school or higher: 84.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 20.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 7.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cottage Grove town:

  • Never married: 36.4%
  • Now married: 39.7%
  • Separated: 5.8%
  • Widowed: 0.0%
  • Divorced: 18.1%

3 residents are foreign born (2.9% Europe).

This town:  2.9%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Cottage Grove, Tennessee as of January 30, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cottage Grove to the number of sex offenders is 44 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $220 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $323 (0.5%)

Cottage Grove satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (55.0 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Metropolitan Government, TN (96.8 miles , pop. 569,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (380.2 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Palmersville, TN (2.6 miles ), Puryear, TN (3.1 miles ), Paris, TN (3.3 miles ), Hazel, KY (3.5 miles ), Henry, TN (3.6 miles ), Gleason, TN (3.7 miles ), Chestnut Glade-Dukedom, TN (3.7 miles ), Dresden, TN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 36.38 N, Longitude: 88.48 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 731

Cottage Grove household income distribution Cottage Grove home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.9%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +9 (+10.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (35%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (24%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Wholesale trade (12%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Educational services (36%)
  • Health care and social assistance (36%)
  • Accommodation and food services (29%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Construction (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)

Average climate in Cottage Grove, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cottage Grove, Tennessee average temperatures Cottage Grove, Tennessee average precipitation Cottage Grove, Tennessee humidity Cottage Grove, Tennessee wind speed Cottage Grove, Tennessee snowfall Cottage Grove, Tennessee sunshine Cottage Grove, Tennessee clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Cottage Grove-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 77% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1968, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.1 miles away from the Cottage Grove town center killed 2 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/4/1964, a category F4 tornado 22.3 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cottage Grove-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 147.1 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 75.8 miles away from Cottage Grove center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 79.9 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 115.4 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 117.8 miles away from Cottage Grove center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 51.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Henry County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cottage Grove topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cottage Grove:

  • BENCHMARK HEALTHCARE OF PURYEAR INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PURYEAR, TN)
  • PURYEAR NURSING CARE CENTER INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; PURYEAR, TN)
  • HENRY CO MEDICAL CENTER H H (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; PARIS, TN)
  • COUNTRY HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; PARIS, TN)
  • HENRY CO HEALTH DEPT (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; PARIS, TN)
  • HENRY COUNTY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; PARIS, TN)
  • HENRY COUNTY HEALTHCARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; PARIS, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cottage Grove:

  • Bethel University (about 17 miles; McKenzie, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,878)
  • Murray State University (about 19 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 22 miles; Martin, TN; FT enrollment: 7,013)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)
  • Union University (about 53 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 54 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 56 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)

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

Church in Cottage Grove: Cottage Grove Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Cottage Grove Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

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

CARMACK'S FISH BARN (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (SEP-08-2009), St BCA signed (SEP-14-2009), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2009), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 13.7%
(13.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.6 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  58.8%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  2.9%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Cottage Grove compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.

Banks with branches in Cottage Grove (2011 data):

  • Security Bank and Trust Company: Cottage Grove Branch at 110 Main Street, branch established on 1980/03/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $172.9 mil, Deposits: $154.4 mil, headquarters in Paris, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Security Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Cottage Grove travel time to work - commute Cottage Grove mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (63%)
  • Electricity (31%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cottage Grove town (based on Henry County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.99%
Here: 66.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCatholic ChurchCommunity Church of Christ
Adherents63.5%12.8%9.2%4.8%2.1%
Congregations36.7%22.2%20.0%1.1%2.2%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Other
Adherents1.1%1.1%0.9%0.8%3.8%
Congregations1.1%1.1%1.1%1.1%13.3%
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: 5
Henry County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Henry County:

1.58 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 18
Henry County:

5.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.1%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Henry County:

32.1%
Tennessee:

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

12.4%
State:

13.5%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 1$237
Totals for Government 0$0 1$237

6.95% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,673 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.95%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Carroll County, TN  0.56% ($24,730 average AGI)
from Benton County, TN  0.50% ($26,474)
from Calloway County, KY  0.45% ($25,922)


5.99% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.99%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Calloway County, KY  0.52% ($21,207 average AGI)
to Carroll County, TN  0.45% ($22,380)
to Benton County, TN  0.43% ($25,250)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cottage Grove:

  • WMUF (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD B/CTING OF TN,INC)
  • WTPR (710 AM; daytime; 1 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: WENK BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WRKY (1130 AM; 3 kW; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCBL (1290 AM; 5 kW; BENTON, KY; Owner: JIM W. FREELAND)
  • WPAD (1560 AM; 10 kW; PADUCAH, KY; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cottage Grove:

  • WFGE (103.7 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WAKQ (105.5 FM; PARIS, TN; Owner: WENK BROADCAST GROUP, INC.)
  • WLZK (94.1 FM; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD BRD/CST INC OF TN)
  • WKMS-FM (91.3 FM; MURRAY, KY; Owner: MURRAY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WCDZ (95.1 FM; DRESDEN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMUF-FM (104.7 FM; HENRY, TN; Owner: BENTON WEATHERFORD B/C INC OF TN)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WAJJ (89.3 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: HEARTLAND MINSTRIES, INC.)
  • WTPR-FM (101.5 FM; MCKINNON, TN; Owner: WENK BROADCAST GROUP)
  • WCMT-FM (101.7 FM; MARTIN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLLE (94.7 FM; MAYFIELD, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS KY, LLC)
  • WKBG (102.1 FM; CLINTON, KY; Owner: FOREVER COMMUNICATIONS INC)
  • WTKB-FM (93.7 FM; ATWOOD, TN; Owner: GIBSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cottage Grove:

  • WQTV-LP (Channel 24; MURRAY, KY; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WKMU (Channel 21; MURRAY, KY; Owner: KENTUCKY AUTHORITY FOR EDUCATIONAL TV)

Cottage Grove fatal accident list:

Aug 28, 2004 11:12 PM, Sr-140, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Aug 13, 1978 04:05 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • RICHARD C NATION, 1.2 Km N (Lat: 36.389722 Lon: -88.483611), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 74.7 m
    Registrant: 2024344130, Black@khlaw.Com, 1001 G STREET NW. STE. 500W
  • Steve Martz, 1.2 Km N (Lat: 36.389722 Lon: -88.483611), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 74.7 m
    Registrant: 2024344282, Buckley@khlaw.Com, 1001 G STREET, NW, SUITE 500 WEST
  • Steve Martz, 1.2 Km N (Lat: 36.389722 Lon: -88.483611), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 74.7 m
    Registrant: 2482054520, Steve_martz@transcanada.Com, 5250 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • Steve Martz, 1.2 Km N (Lat: 36.389722 Lon: -88.483611), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 74.7 m
    Registrant: 2482054572, Jacqueline_murry@transcanada.Com, 5250 CORPORATE DRIVE
  • 1.2 Km N (Lat: 36.389722 Lon: -88.483611), Type: 76.2, Overall height: 74.7 m
    Registrant: 3134967180, Mike.Barraco@coastalcorp.Com, 500 RENAISSANCE CENTER

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • .8 Mi N (Lat: 36.389778 Lon: -88.483667), Call Sign: KET745
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.1800 MHz
    Grant Date: 04/23/2004, Expiration Date: 05/24/2014
    Registrant: Anr Pipeline Company, 5250 Corporate Drive, Troy, MI 48098, Phone: (248) 205-4572, Fax: (248) 205-4672, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KD4ESN, Licensee ID: L00439495
    Grant Date: 12/27/2001, Expiration Date: 09/10/2011, Certifier: John G Weiher Iii
    Registrant: John G Weiher Iii, 35 Locust St, Cottage Grove, TN 38224
  • Call Sign: KE4RYC
    Grant Date: 10/19/1994, Expiration Date: 10/19/2004, Cancellation Date: 10/20/2006
    Registrant: John W Starkey, Rt 1 Box 318b, Cottage Grove, TN 38224
  • Call Sign: KR4MF, Licensee ID: L00410057
    Grant Date: 01/16/2004, Expiration Date: 01/18/2014
    Registrant: Stewart E Clouston, 65 Maple St, Cottage Grove, TN 38224
  • Call Sign: WA4YPU, Licensee ID: L01019374
    Grant Date: 05/19/2005, Expiration Date: 08/15/2015, Certifier: William E Davis
    Registrant: William E Davis, 1800 Hwy 140 N, Cottage Grove, TN 38224
  • Call Sign: KG4PJT, Licensee ID: L00403562
    Grant Date: 08/11/2011, Expiration Date: 09/25/2021, Certifier: Greg C Guttenberger
    Registrant: Greg C Guttenberger, 6970 Church St, Cottage Grove, TN 38224

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 14
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Incident types - Cottage Grove

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