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 2013: $32,228 (it was $27,930 in 2000)
Cumberland Plateau:

$32,228
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $12,964 (it was $11,310 in 2000)

Cumberland Plateau CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $98,712 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Cumberland Plateau:

$98,712
TN:

$140,300
  • Races in Cumberland Plateau, TN (2000)

    Cumberland Plateau races chart
    • 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
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cumberland Plateau: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Cumberland Plateau CCD:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 57.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 11.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Cumberland Plateau CCD:  0.5% ($269)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Cumberland Plateau satellite photo by USGS

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

Cumberland Plateau household income distribution Cumberland Plateau home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.6%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (16%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (13%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (8%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Metal and metal products (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Transportation equipment (8%)
  • Health care (7%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

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

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 near Tennessee state average. It is 77% 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 84.1 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 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 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) earthquake occurred 241.4 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 213.1 miles away from Cumberland Plateau center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 199.9 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 Bledsoe County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Fire: 1, 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).

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)

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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

Cumberland Plateau compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value significantly below 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.

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (47%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (36%)
  • Wood (12%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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

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
Bledsoe County:

1.53 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.4%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Bledsoe County:

32.3%
Tennessee:

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

14.3%
State:

13.5%

5.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,849 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.55%
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 Hamilton County, TN  0.90% ($28,452 average AGI)
from Rhea County, TN  0.78% ($35,000)
from Cumberland County, TN  0.43% ($24,733)


5.47% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,000 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.47%
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 Rhea County, TN  1.04% ($37,083 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, TN  0.78% ($23,852)
to Hamilton County, TN  0.69% ($40,083)

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)
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