Cowan, Tennessee

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Population in 2014: 1,717 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.0%
 
Males: 885  (51.6%)
Females: 832  (48.4%)
Median resident age:  42.5 years
Tennessee median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 37318, 37398.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $28,223 (it was $27,448 in 2000)
Cowan:

$28,223
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $16,788 (it was $18,352 in 2000)

Cowan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $84,865 (it was $55,100 in 2000)
Cowan:

$84,865
TN:

$140,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $445.

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  • Races in Cowan, TN (2010)

    Cowan races chart
    • 1,44383.1%White alone
    • 19411.2%Black alone
    • 462.6%Two or more races
    • 352.0%Hispanic
    • 100.6%American Indian alone
    • 80.5%Asian alone
    • 10.06%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Cowan: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (21.7%), German (14.4%), English (13.1%), Irish (12.7%), Scottish (2.6%), French Canadian (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1921

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 1.98 square miles.

Population density: 869 people per square mile   (low).

Cowan,TN real estate house value index trend

Cowan, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Cowan:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.5 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cowan city:

  • Never married: 31.4%
  • Now married: 38.5%
  • Separated: 3.7%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $803 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $595 (0.9%)

Cowan satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (43.0 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (80.3 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (470.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Decherd, TN (2.3 miles ), Sewanee, TN (2.4 miles ), Winchester, TN (2.4 miles ), Sherwood, TN (3.0 miles ), Estill Springs, TN (3.1 miles ), Monteagle, TN (3.4 miles ), Pelham, TN (3.5 miles ), Harmony, TN (3.6 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 6 buildings, average cost: $34,200
  • 1998: 5 buildings, average cost: $47,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $55,000
  • 2000: 12 buildings, average cost: $54,300
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $70,800
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $46,400
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $92,500
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $63,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $64,200
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2008: 4 buildings, average cost: $45,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $43,000
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $19,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $37,500
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $100,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.17 N, Longitude: 86.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 931

Cowan household income distribution Cowan home values distribution

Crime rates in Cowan by Year
Type 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 100001000000
per 100,000 56.30.00.00.00.057.60.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 131011653603457
per 100,000 732.4563.4618.0337.5284.4172.8350.90.0171.1229.4293.3408.9
Burglaries 2218125139741571
per 100,000 1,239.41,014.1674.2281.2739.5518.4409.4234.657.0286.7410.658.4
Thefts 432655202443333520161910
per 100,000 2,422.51,464.83,089.91,124.91,365.22,477.01,929.82,052.81,140.9917.41,114.4584.1
Auto thefts 5310659101102
per 100,000 281.7169.0561.8337.5284.4518.458.50.057.057.30.0116.8
Arson 014011020010
per 100,000 0.056.3224.70.056.957.60.0117.30.00.058.70.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 284.1) 414.0266.2353.2165.7193.6268.0188.1102.692.0111.6137.4123.4

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Cowan detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.92
Tennessee average:

2.56
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.2%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +137 (+8.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (48%)
  • Accommodation and food services (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (4%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Retail trade (33%)
  • Manufacturing (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (39%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (29%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Cowan, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cowan-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 92% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 23.1 miles away from the Cowan city center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 2/13/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 44 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cowan-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% 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 51.4 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 249.8 miles away from Cowan 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 141.0 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 123.5 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) earthquake occurred 239.4 miles away from Cowan 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 218.4 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 Franklin County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cowan topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cowan:

  • RCG WINCHESTER (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • CARESOUTH HHA HOLDINGS OF WINCHESTER, LLC (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • GOLDEN LIVINGCENTER - MOUNTAIN VIEW (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • SOUTHERN TENNESSEE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • WILLOWS AT WINCHESTER CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • AMEDISYS HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 6 miles away; WINCHESTER, TN)
  • EMERALD-HODGSON HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; SEWANEE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cowan:

  • Motlow State Community College (about 22 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,915)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 42 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 42 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,524)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 44 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 45 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 47 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 6,006)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 52 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 21,628)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cowan:

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Notable locations in Cowan: Cowan Fire Department Station 2 (A), Cowan Fire Department Station 1 (B), Cowan City Hall (C), Cowan Railroad Museum (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cowan include: Cowan Church of Christ (A), First Baptist Church (B), Cowan Cumberland Presbyterian Church (C), First Church of the Nazarene (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Swamps: Stewart Swamp (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Franklin County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 22.5%
(20.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.5% for Black residents, 50.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  63.6%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.2%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
10 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000

Cowan, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Cowan (2011 data):

  • Franklin County United Bank: Cowan Branch at 105 Front Street South, branch established on 2007/05/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $93.9 mil, Deposits: $82.3 mil, headquarters in Decherd, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.8
Tennessee average:

12.1

Cowan travel time to work - commute Cowan mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cowan city (based on Franklin County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,50280
Mainline Protestant3,52520
Catholic8001
Black Protestant4804
Other42
None20,741-
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: 11
Franklin County:

2.68 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Franklin County:

0.73 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Franklin County:

6.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
Here:

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

30.1%
Tennessee:

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

14.9%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cowan:

48.3%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.5%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Cowan:

28.6
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cowan:

18.2%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cowan:

10.0%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cowan:

6.8
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cowan:

35.3%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

53.6%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Cowan:

76.8%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cowan, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 2$4,922$29,5320$0
Other Government Administration 6$1,050$2,1000$0
Judicial and Legal 1$100$1,2000$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$13,140$31,5364$2,768
Firefighters 0$0 16$755
Streets and Highways 3$6,818$27,2720$0
Solid Waste Management 3$6,340$25,3600$0
Sewerage 2$4,535$27,2100$0
Water Supply 3$6,898$27,5920$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$200
Totals for Government 25$43,803$21,02521$3,723

Cowan government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Police Protection: $40,000 ($23.30)
    Libraries: $20,000 ($11.65)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $328,000 ($191.03)
    Police Protection: $171,000 ($99.59)
    Solid Waste Management: $86,000 ($50.09)
    Sewerage: $56,000 ($32.62)
    Regular Highways: $50,000 ($29.12)
    Financial Administration: $34,000 ($19.80)
    Fire Protection: $33,000 ($19.22)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($3.49)
    Libraries: $2,000 ($1.16)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $15,000 ($8.74)
    Fire Protection: $6,000 ($3.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $324,000 ($188.70)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $23,000 ($13.40)

Cowan government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $204,000 ($118.81)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $98,000 ($57.08)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $95,000 ($55.33)
    Interest Earnings: $7,000 ($4.08)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $222,000 ($129.30)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $129,000 ($75.13)
    All Other: $100,000 ($58.24)
    Highways: $49,000 ($28.54)
  • Tax - Property: $170,000 ($99.01)
    Other Selective Sales: $56,000 ($32.62)
    Public Utilities: $14,000 ($8.15)
    NEC: $3,000 ($1.75)

Cowan government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $310,000 ($180.55)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $75,000 ($43.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $75,000 ($43.68)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $285,000 ($165.99)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $25,000 ($14.56)

Cowan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $673,000 ($391.96)

5.17% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,765 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
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 Coffee County, TN  1.08% ($27,237 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, TN  0.23% ($34,559)
from Bedford County, TN  0.23% ($30,697)


5.32% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,485 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
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 Coffee County, TN  1.14% ($26,446 average AGI)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.34% ($32,240)
to Bedford County, TN  0.23% ($28,121)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cowan:

  • WZYX (1440 AM; 5 kW; COWAN, TN; Owner: TIMS FORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WCDT (1340 AM; 1 kW; WINCHESTER, TN; Owner: FRANKLIN COUNTY RADIO & B/CTING, INC)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WMSR (1320 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cowan:

  • WUSX (93.3 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: TENNNESSE VALLEY RADIO, INC)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSGM (104.7 FM; COALMONT, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWTN (99.7 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • W289AC (105.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM PAXTON ROGERS)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXQW (94.1 FM; MERIDIANVILLE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W293AH (106.5 FM; NORMAL, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXN-FM (101.7 FM; STEVENSON, AL; Owner: KEA RADIO, INC.)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTZ (101.5 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: PHASE TWO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W249BB (97.7 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cowan:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WZDX (Channel 54; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: HUNTSVILLE TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WAAY-TV (Channel 31; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: PIEDMONT TELEVISION OF HUNTSVILLE LICENSE LLC)
  • WHNT-TV (Channel 19; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: NEW YORK TIMES MANAGEMENT SERVICES)
  • W64BJ (Channel 64; SCOTTSBORO, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Cowan fatal accident list:

Dec 11, 1992 02:36 PM, Sr15, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 16, 1990 12:50 AM, Sr15, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 8, 1987 10:21 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Nov 25, 1978 06:49 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $319,000Total costs
  • 1,270Total average daily traffic
  • 89Total average daily truck traffic
  • 2,032Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cowan)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • TANK, Approx. 800 Ft Northwest Of Hwy41a And Henderson Lane (Lat: 35.165556 Lon: -86.035000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 6 m, Call Sign: WQKV514
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.587 MHzGrant Date: 09/25/2009, Expiration Date: 09/25/2019, Certifier: William A GarnerRegistrant: Cpi Technologies, Inc., 1022 Commerce Blvd., Pelham, AL 35124, Phone: (205) 987-3200, Fax: (205) 987-3205, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • NA COWAN, 301 Hodge Street (Lat: 35.166694 Lon: -86.012722), Type: Mast, Structure height: 85.6 m, Overall height: 86.9 m, Call Sign: WQNH684
    Assigned Frequencies: 10795.0 MHzGrant Date: 02/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/08/2021, Certifier: Christopher L HarrisRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: W7LGD, Previous Call Sign: W8LGD, Licensee ID: L00202241, Grant Date: 11/13/2009, Expiration Date: 02/05/2020, Certifier: Edwin F Hohenthaner, Registrant: Edwin F Hohenthaner, 717 Mc Kown St, Cowan, TN 37318
  • Call Sign: KW4HI, Previous Call Sign: KK4BGG, Licensee ID: L01627450, Grant Date: 03/28/2011, Expiration Date: 03/28/2021, Certifier: John E Barnett, Registrant: John E Barnett, 314 Tennessee Ave South, Cowan, TN 37318

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1260X , Serial Number: 133, Year manufactured: 1963, Airworthiness Date: 10/09/1963
    Registrant (Individual): Paul D Cross, 700 Cumberland St E, Cowan, TN 37318

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

COWAN BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIE (Population served: 2,463, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009), St Public Notif requested (OCT-09-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-09-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (JUN-20-2014)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 15
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Cowan

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cowan, TN
Most common first names in Cowan, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3967.7 years
John3072.0 years
Mary2679.6 years
William1775.3 years
Thomas1767.7 years
Robert1772.8 years
Charles1770.1 years
George981.1 years
Raymond874.6 years
Joe875.9 years
Most common last names in Cowan, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2475.2 years
Garner1771.0 years
Hill1473.0 years
Miller1369.1 years
Gass1273.3 years
Morris1271.7 years
Williams1273.1 years
Davis1174.6 years
Jackson1181.9 years
Ray1074.3 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (48%)
  • Electricity (45%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Other fuel (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Cowan compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There are 3 pilots and 1 other airmen in this city.
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