For population 25 years and over in Cowan:
For population 15 years and over in Cowan city:
14 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $720 (0.8%)
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:
Latitude: 35.17 N, Longitude: 86.01 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 931
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Cowan detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +137 (+8.4%).
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
Cowan-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 184% 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 significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 82% 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 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.7 miles away from Cowan center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 68.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/5/1994 at 22:21:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 32.6 miles away from Cowan center
On 6/19/2007 at 18:16:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 56.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), 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: Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hospitals/medical centers near Cowan:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cowan:
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Public elementary/middle schools in Cowan:
Drinking water stations with addresses in Cowan and their reported violations in the past:COWAN BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILITIE (Population served: 2342, Groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 21.7%
(20.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.2% for Black residents, 51.0% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
7 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse in 2000
Cowan compared to Tennessee state average:
Banks with branches in Cowan (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Cowan (based on Franklin County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 51.96%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 11
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Number of full-service restaurants: 21
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Cowan government finances in 2002(per resident):
6.54% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($35,558 average adjusted gross income)
0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($480 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.13% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($31,800 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($293 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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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 drivers: 1
Nov 25, 1978 06:49 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Jan 9, 1976 08:45 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Nov 20, 1976 04:01 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 2 meters (7ft)
Total costs: $962,000
Total average daily traffic: 470
Total average daily truck traffic: 9
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 752
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cowan)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:1
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:1
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:1
FAA Registered Aircraft:2
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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