Cowan, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 1,658 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -6.3%
 
Males: 795  (48.0%)
Females: 863  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

45.9 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37318, 37398.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,610 (it was $27,448 in 2000)
Cowan:

$32,610
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,517 (it was $18,352 in 2000)

Cowan city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $84,799 (it was $55,100 in 2000)
Cowan:

$84,799
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $94,128; detached houses: $98,360; mobile homes: $46,440

Median gross rent in 2017: $503.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cowan: 78.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.3%
(27.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 46.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.3% for other race residents, 48.2% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cowan, TN (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 8 registered sex offenders living in Cowan, Tennessee as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cowan is 190 to 1.


Crime rates in Cowan by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.9)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
11
(618.0)
6
(337.5)
5
(284.4)
3
(172.8)
6
(350.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(171.1)
4
(229.4)
5
(293.3)
7
(408.9)
4
(233.5)
4
(235.6)
6
(357.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
12
(674.2)
5
(281.2)
13
(739.5)
9
(518.4)
7
(409.4)
4
(234.6)
1
(57.0)
5
(286.7)
7
(410.6)
1
(58.4)
13
(758.9)
7
(412.2)
7
(417.2)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
55
(3,090)
20
(1,125)
24
(1,365)
43
(2,477)
33
(1,930)
35
(2,053)
20
(1,141)
16
(917.4)
19
(1,114)
10
(584.1)
12
(700.5)
17
(1,001)
15
(893.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
10
(561.8)
6
(337.5)
5
(284.4)
9
(518.4)
1
(58.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.0)
1
(57.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(116.8)
1
(58.4)
2
(117.8)
1
(59.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
4
(224.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.9)
1
(57.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(117.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)339.3159.2186.0257.5180.798.588.4107.2132.0118.6132.5172.6141.2

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City-data.com crime index in Cowan, TN

Crime rate in Cowan detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 2 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.21
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (35.9%), Irish (11.9%), German (7.8%), English (5.8%), Welsh (3.1%), Scotch-Irish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1921

Elevation: 960 feet

Land area: 1.98 square miles.

Population density: 839 people per square mile   (low).

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38 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America, 0.7% Asia).

This city:

2.5%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $659 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $724 (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 )

Latitude: 35.17 N, Longitude: 86.01 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 931

Distribution of median household income in Cowan, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cowan, TN in 2017
Cowan satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2017: 1 building, cost: $70,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Cowan, TN residents
Average permit cost in Cowan, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +137 (+8.4%).
Most common industries in Cowan, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.0%)
  • Educational services (8.8%)
  • Health care (8.6%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (8.0%)
  • Transportation equipment (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.0%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (9.8%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (9.6%)
  • Construction (6.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.8%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.8%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Utilities (5.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.2%)
  • Educational services (11.3%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (9.1%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (8.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Cowan, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (11.6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.2%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (16.2%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.1%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.5%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.9%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)

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 the city 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 Cowan 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 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 218.4 miles away from Cowan 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 (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 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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Points of interest:

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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

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)
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

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

For population 15 years and over in Cowan:

Marital status in Cowan, TN
  • Never married: 25.2%
  • Now married: 41.3%
  • Separated: 4.7%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 17.6%

For population 25 years and over in Cowan:

  • High school or higher: 71.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.4
Tennessee average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cowan, TN (based on Franklin County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

2.68 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Franklin County:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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.
Tennessee:

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

5.11 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Franklin County:

30.1%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

14.9%
Tennessee:

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
Other Government Administration 6$1,050$2,1000$0
Police Protection - Officers 5$13,140$31,5364$2,768
Solid Waste Management 3$6,340$25,3600$0
Streets and Highways 3$6,818$27,2720$0
Water Supply 3$6,898$27,5920$0
Financial Administration 2$4,922$29,5320$0
Sewerage 2$4,535$27,2100$0
Judicial and Legal 1$100$1,2000$0
Local Libraries 0$0 1$200
Firefighters 0$0 16$755
Totals for Government 25$43,803$21,02521$3,723

Cowan government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $280,000 ($168.88)
    Police Protection: $225,000 ($135.71)
    Central Staff Services: $150,000 ($90.47)
    Water Utilities: $140,000 ($84.44)
    Solid Waste Management: $128,000 ($77.20)
    Sewerage: $103,000 ($62.12)
    Regular Highways: $97,000 ($58.50)
    Financial Administration: $76,000 ($45.84)
    Local Fire Protection: $38,000 ($22.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $10,000 ($6.03)
    Health - Other: $5,000 ($3.02)
    Libraries: $3,000 ($1.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $1,000 ($0.60)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,000 ($3.02)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Solid Waste Management: $24,000 ($14.48)
    Police Protection: $15,000 ($9.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $6,000 ($3.62)
    Central Staff Services: $5,000 ($3.02)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $603,000 ($363.69)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $25,000 ($15.08)

Cowan government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $238,000 ($143.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $104,000 ($62.73)
    Other: $23,000 ($13.87)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,000 ($3.02)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $79,000 ($47.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $66,000 ($39.81)
    Rents: $11,000 ($6.63)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($6.03)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $276,000 ($166.47)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $195,000 ($117.61)
    Other: $156,000 ($94.09)
    Highways: $45,000 ($27.14)
  • Tax - Property: $256,000 ($154.40)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $57,000 ($34.38)
    Public Utilities Sales: $13,000 ($7.84)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $5,000 ($3.02)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.60)

Cowan government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $610,000 ($367.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $453,000 ($273.22)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $157,000 ($94.69)

Cowan government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $959,000 ($578.41)

6.30% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,122 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.30%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Coffee County, TN  1.77% ($36,638 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, TN  0.27% ($53,244)
from Bedford County, TN  0.24% ($38,472)


5.90% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,109 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.90%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Coffee County, TN  1.58% ($35,853 average AGI)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.32% ($42,306)
to Lincoln County, TN  0.30% ($37,556)

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, Drunk persons involved: 1
Nov 25, 1978 06:49 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 11Number of bridges
  • 49ft / 14.7mTotal length
  • $754,000Total costs
  • 17,040Total average daily traffic
  • 2,085Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,912Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cowan, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 41930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cowan, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • L5, Lat: 35.164806 Lon: -86.011333, Call Sign: KYL716,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.785 MHz, Grant Date: 03/06/2014, Expiration Date: 05/25/2024, Certifier: L W Allen, Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Soutpoint Dr S 4th Flr, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, Email:
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 09/25/2009, Expiration Date: 09/25/2019, Certifier: William A Garner, Registrant: Cpi Technologies, Inc., 1022 Commerce Blvd., Pelham, AL 35124, Phone: (205) 987-3200, Fax: (205) 987-3205, Email:
  • COWAN NW TUNNEL PORT, Nw Portal Of Cowan Rr Tunnel (Lat: 35.154778 Lon: -85.979806), Type: Building, Structure height: 6.1 m, Overall height: 6.7 m, Call Sign: WRCE924,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.900 MHz, Grant Date: 09/13/2018, Expiration Date: 09/13/2028, Certifier: Shantrice Cruse-Scott, Registrant: Csx Transportation Inc, 6735 Southpoint Dr S, 4th Flr, Jacksonville, FL 32216, Phone: (904) 332-5925, Fax: (904) 332-6013, 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 MHz, Grant Date: 02/08/2011, Expiration Date: 02/08/2021, Cancellation Date: 03/12/2018, Certifier: Christopher L Harris, Registrant: 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:

1
  • 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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 09/30/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Paul D Cross, 700 Cumberland St E, Cowan, TN 37318

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of reported fires - 19 took place in 2003, and the least - 5 in 2017. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Cowan, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.1%), and Outside Fires (36.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cowan, TN
    • 9143.1%Structure Fires
    • 7736.5%Outside Fires
    • 3617.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 73.3%Other
See full 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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cowan, TN
  • 48.6%Utility gas
  • 40.1%Electricity
  • 10.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cowan, TN
  • 54.2%Electricity
  • 42.0%Utility gas
  • 1.7%Wood
  • 1.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


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 below state average.
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