Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 4,307.
Males: 2,787  (64.7%)
Females: 1,520  (35.3%)
Median resident age:

36.1 years
Tennessee median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 37367

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,714 (it was $27,930 in 2000)
Cumberland Plateau:

$44,714
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $18,478 (it was $11,310 in 2000)

Cumberland Plateau CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $142,601 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Cumberland Plateau:

$142,601
TN:

$191,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $204,644; detached houses: $224,170; townhouses or other attached units: $145,499; mobile homes: $146,470; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $17,669
March 2019 cost of living index in Cumberland Plateau: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Cumberland Plateau, TN (2000)
    • 3,64889.1%White alone
    • 3638.9%Black alone
    • 391.0%Hispanic
    • 220.5%Two or more races
    • 170.4%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Asian alone
    • 20.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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

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Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 166.4 square miles.

Population density: 26 people per square mile   (very low).

Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Cumberland Plateau CCD:

0.5% ($269)
Tennessee:

0.8% ($715)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (43.1 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (91.4 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (446.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Pikeville, TN (2.3 miles ),
Sequatchie Valley, TN (2.4 miles ),
Mooneyham, TN (2.8 miles ),
Spencer, TN (3.6 miles ),
Welchland, TN (3.7 miles ),
Lantana, TN (3.8 miles ),
Graysville, TN (4.2 miles ),
Dayton, TN (4.2 miles )

Latitude: 35.67 N, Longitude: 85.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

Distribution of median household income in Cumberland Plateau, TN in 2019
Cumberland Plateau satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.2%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Most common industries in Cumberland Plateau, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (10.9%)
  • Public administration (9.7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (8.9%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (13.1%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Transportation equipment (8.3%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (7.9%)
  • Truck transportation (4.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.8%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Public administration (10.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.8%)
  • Health care (6.7%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Cumberland Plateau, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Agricultural workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.2%)
  • Cashiers (5.2%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.1%)

Average climate in Cumberland Plateau, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Cumberland Plateau-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 28% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the Cumberland Plateau place center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 44.1 miles away from the place center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Cumberland Plateau-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 124% greater 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.1 miles away from Cumberland Plateau center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 72.6 miles away from Cumberland Plateau 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 189.6 miles away from Cumberland Plateau center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 29.1 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) earthquake occurred 241.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 84.2 miles away from Cumberland Plateau 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 Bledsoe County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 10, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Winds: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cumberland Plateau:

  • Tennessee Technological University (about 38 miles; Cookeville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,761)
  • Roane State Community College (about 38 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 39 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 40 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Lee University (about 41 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 44 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 45 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cumberland Plateau: Bledsoe County Volunteer Fire Department District 3 - Mount Crest Volunteer Fire Department (A), Brockdell Volunteer Fire Department (B), Griffith Volunteer Fire Department (C), Taft Youth Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cumberland Plateau include: Wheeler Hill Church (A), Pleasant Grove Church (B), Beaverhill Church (C), Brockdell Church (D), Mount Crest Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Seals Cemetery (1), Thomas Cemetery (2), Perry Cemetery (3), Warner Cemetery (4), Smith Cemetery (5), Knight Cemetery (6), Wyatt Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Meadow Creek Lake (A), Beecher Smith Lake (B), J C Gant Lake (C), Pine Lake (D), Hugh Clayborne Lake (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Laurel Creek (A), Keener Branch (B), Hill Branch (C), Glade Creek (D), Gardner Creek (E), Fox Thicket Creek (F), Flatrock Branch (G), Flat Rock Branch (H), Flat Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Bledsoe County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

72.8%
Whole state:

69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.9%
Whole state:

4.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.0%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

10.2%
Whole state:

5.8%
969 people in state prisons in 2000
141 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Cumberland Plateau:

Marital status in Cumberland Plateau, TN
  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

For population 25 years and over in Cumberland Plateau:

  • High school or higher: 63.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 6.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Tennessee average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cumberland Plateau, TN (based on Bledsoe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant2,42426
Mainline Protestant3763
Black Protestant1191
Other21
None9,955-
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: 3
Bledsoe County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 2
Here:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 3
Bledsoe County:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Bledsoe County:

11.4%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Bledsoe County:

32.3%
Tennessee:

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

14.3%
Tennessee:

13.5%

6.61% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,586 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.61%
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 Rhea County, TN  1.25% ($22,340 average AGI)
from Hamilton County, TN  0.98% ($39,703)
from Sequatchie County, TN  0.82% ($36,935)


5.74% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($34,154 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.74%
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 Rhea County, TN  1.23% ($26,043 average AGI)
to Sequatchie County, TN  0.94% ($33,143)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.67% ($47,880)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cumberland Plateau:

  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WSDQ (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DUNLAP, TN; Owner: RODGSON, INC.)
  • WUAT (1110 AM; daytime; 0 kW; PIKEVILLE, TN; Owner: JOYCE V. BOWNDS)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cumberland Plateau:

  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WZYZ (90.1 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: CHURCH FAITH TRINITY ASSEMBLIES)
  • W211AS (90.1 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WKZP (107.3 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAYB-FM (95.7 FM; GRAYSVILLE, TN; Owner: FAMILY WORSHIP CENTER CHURCH, INC.)
  • WAYA (93.9 FM; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WRKK-FM (105.5 FM; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WGSQ (94.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WOWF (102.5 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: PEG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cumberland Plateau:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WBXX-TV (Channel 20; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF TENNESSEE, LLC)
  • WCTE (Channel 22; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: UPPER CUMBERLAND BROADCAST COUNCIL)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • W26BE (Channel 26; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cumberland Plateau, TN
  • 44.7%Electricity
  • 37.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 12.0%Wood
  • 3.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.1%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cumberland Plateau, TN
  • 59.9%Electricity
  • 27.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.0%Wood
  • 4.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Cumberland Plateau compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly 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.

Cumberland Plateau on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in training schools for juvenile delinquents (population 1,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in state prisons (population 1,000+)"
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