Del Rio, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 1,771.
Males: 896  (50.6%)
Females: 875  (49.4%)
Median resident age:  41.0 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37727

Estimated median household income in 2013: $26,007 (it was $21,737 in 2000)
Del Rio:

$26,007
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $13,725 (it was $10,783 in 2000)

Del Rio CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $67,309 (it was $42,400 in 2000)
Del Rio:

$67,309
TN:

$140,300
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  • Races in Del Rio, TN (2000)

    Del Rio races chart
    • 1,64998.0%White alone
    • 181.1%Two or more races
    • 130.8%Hispanic
    • 30.2%American Indian alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Del Rio: 81.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1141 feet

Land area: 106.8 square miles.

Population density: 17 people per square mile   (very low).

Del Rio, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Del Rio:

  • High school or higher: 52.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.2%
  • Unemployed: 6.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 40.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Del Rio CCD:

  • Never married: 21.6%
  • Now married: 62.5%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 9.9%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Del Rio, Tennessee as of August 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Del Rio to the number of sex offenders is 354 to 1.


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

Del Rio CCD:  0.7% ($309)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Del Rio satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Asheville, NC (33.0 miles , pop. 68,889).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (131.3 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (482.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Parrottsville, TN (3.1 miles ), Hot Springs, NC (3.2 miles ), Hartford, TN (3.3 miles ), Southwest Nolichucky, TN (3.4 miles ), Newport, TN (3.4 miles ), Centerview, TN (4.0 miles ), Baneberry, TN (4.3 miles ), Cove Creek, NC (4.4 miles ).

Latitude: 35.88 N, Longitude: 83.01 W

Del Rio household income distribution Del Rio home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.7%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (11%)
  • Metal and metal products (11%)
  • Food (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (6%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (5%)
  • Educational services (20%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (13%)
  • Food (10%)
  • Paper (4%)
  • Motor vehicle and parts dealers (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (16%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Painters and paperhangers (5%)
  • Religious workers (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (11%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (10%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Cashiers (5%)

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

Average climate in Del Rio, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Del Rio-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 57% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/11/1963, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the Del Rio place center killed one person and injured one person and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/18/1976, a category F2 tornado 12.6 miles away from the place center injured 10 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Del Rio-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 53.7 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 168.7 miles away from Del Rio center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 142.2 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 176.4 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 163.6 miles away from Del Rio center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 105.3 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 Cocke County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 11, Storms: 9, Heavy Rains: 3, Tornadoes: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Burnett Guffey - Cinematographer.

Hospitals and medical centers near Del Rio:

  • TENNOVA HEALTHCARE-NEWPORT MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, TN)
  • BAPTIST CONVALESCENT CENTER (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, TN)
  • SMOKY MOUNTAIN HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE, INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, TN)
  • SMOKY MOUNTAIN HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, TN)
  • VIP HOME NURSING REHAB SERVICE INC (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, TN)
  • FMC DIALYSIS NEWPORT (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; NEWPORT, TN)
  • NEWPORT HEALTH AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; NEWPORT, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Del Rio:

  • Tusculum College (about 25 miles; Greeneville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • Walters State Community College (about 27 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 32 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 34 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • Western Carolina University (about 43 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 47 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 52 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)

Public elementary/middle school in Del Rio:

Private elementary/middle school in Del Rio:

  • OPEN DOOR OUTREACH CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 7; Location: 518 PUNKTON RD; Grades: 1 - 5)
See full list of schools located in Del Rio

Library in Del Rio:

  • MARIE ELLISON MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $18,745; Location: 480 S. HWY 107; 9,159 books; 15 e-books; 556 audio materials; 712 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 3 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Del Rio: Round Mountain Campground (A), Round Mountain Lookout (B), Walnut Mountain Appalachian Trail Shelter (C), Bubbling Spring Shooting Range (D), Meadow Creek Lookout (E), French Broad Boating Site (F), Houston Valley Campground (G), Laws (H), French Broad (I), Junction (J), Del Rio Volunteer Fire Department (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Del Rio include: Jones Chapel (A), Deep Gap Church (B), Piney Grove Church (C), Timber Ridge Church (D), Houston Valley Church (E), Del Rio Baptist Church (F), Frog Pond Church (G), Maple Grove Church (H), Mount Zion Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Varner Cemetery (1), Jones Cemetery (2), Justis Cemetery (3), Ball Cemetery (4), Mooneyham Cemetery (5), Cutshall Cemetery (6), Justis Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Allen Branch Fish Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Clifty Branch (A), Bearpen Branch (B), Laurel Creek (C), Shelton Branch (D), Summerhouse Branch (E), Toby Branch (F), Tom Creek (G), Trail Fork (H), Alexander Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Del Rio include: Houston Valley Recreation Area (1), French Broad Recreation Site (2), Rattlesnake Branch Recreation Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cocke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 73.4. This is about average.

City:

73.4
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 42.8. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

42.8
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 30.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 20.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

20.2

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

TENT CAMPLING USA, INC. (Population served: 500, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Treatment Technique No Certif. Operator - In SEP-01-2011, Contaminant: DBP Stage 1. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-01-2011)
  • 2 regular monitoring violations
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  59.3%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.3%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

20.9%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

11.4%
Whole state:

5.8%

Del Rio compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly 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.
  • 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:

16.9
Tennessee average:

13.3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Wood (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (15%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Del Rio CCD (based on Cocke County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant13,13672
Mainline Protestant1,90018
Black Protestant3602
Catholic2401
Other31
None20,023-
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: 7
Cocke County:

1.98 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Cocke County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 24
Here:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Cocke County:

31.2%
Tennessee:

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

13.9%
State:

13.5%

5.02% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($27,450 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.02%
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 Sevier County, TN  0.71% ($22,788 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, TN  0.56% ($26,179)
from Hamblen County, TN  0.48% ($23,509)


5.33% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,623 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.33%
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 Sevier County, TN  0.86% ($20,214 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, TN  0.80% ($22,542)
to Hamblen County, TN  0.37% ($26,244)

Strongest AM radio stations in Del Rio:

  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WLIK (1270 AM; 5 kW; NEWPORT, TN; Owner: WLIK, INC)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBK (1460 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, NC; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWNC (570 AM; 5 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WOXL (970 AM; 5 kW; CANTON, NC; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF NORTH CAROLINA, LLC)
  • WNPC (1060 AM; daytime; 1 kW; NEWPORT, TN; Owner: HARRIS BROADCASTING INCORPORATED)
  • WGCR (720 AM; daytime; 10 kW; PISGAH FOREST, NC; Owner: ANCHOR BAPTIST BROADCASTING ASSOCIATION)
  • WSEV (930 AM; 5 kW; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WCRK (1150 AM; 5 kW; MORRISTOWN, TN; Owner: RADIO ACQUISITION CORP.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Del Rio:

  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WNPC-FM (92.9 FM; NEWPORT, TN; Owner: HARRIS BROADCASTING INC DBA WNPC INC)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLFA (91.3 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: ASHEVILLE EDUCATIONAL ASSOCIATION, INC.)
  • WSEV-FM (105.5 FM; GATLINBURG, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WWCU (90.5 FM; CULLOWHEE, NC; Owner: WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Del Rio:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W51CK (Channel 51; TALBERT, KY; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WHNS (Channel 21; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • W03AL (Channel 3; DEL RIO, TN; Owner: DENNIS B. FREEMAN)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)

Del Rio fatal accident list:

Oct 4, 1975 07:50 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Mobile L3, Lat: 35.915278 Lon: -82.974444, Call Sign: WQPG414, Licensee ID: L00008014
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.055 MHz
    Grant Date: 05/09/2012, Expiration Date: 05/09/2022, Certifier: Jerry R Celio
    Registrant: Norfolk Southern Railway Company, 1200 Peachtree St, Ne Box 123, Atlanta, GA 30309, Phone: (404) 582-6224, Fax: (404) 582-6209, Email:
  • Lat: 35.854806 Lon: -82.977333, Call Sign: WQQL861, Licensee ID: L01731644
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.730 MHz, 159.960 MHz, 159.540 MHz, 151.985 MHz, 159.885 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/23/2013, Expiration Date: 01/23/2023, Certifier: Bill L Finchum
    Registrant: Brushy Mountain Bear Club Inc, 1059 Bluemill Rd, Del Rio, TN 37727, Phone: (423) 487-5765, Fax: (423) 487-5425, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Del Rio)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 25
  • Hazardous Condition: 7
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Del Rio

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