Dowelltown, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 365 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +20.9%
 
Males: 165  (45.3%)
Females: 200  (54.7%)
Median resident age:  42.3 years
Tennessee median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 37059, 37095.

Dowelltown Zip Code Map
Estimated median household income in 2013: $32,999 (it was $22,273 in 2000)
Dowelltown:

$32,999
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $25,673 (it was $10,757 in 2000)

Dowelltown town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,407 (it was $51,700 in 2000)
Dowelltown:

$77,407
TN:

$140,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $121,239; Detached houses: $152,908; Mobile homes: $11,552

Median gross rent in 2013: $513.

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  • Races in Dowelltown, TN (2010)

    Dowelltown races chart
    • 31989.9%White alone
    • 236.5%Black alone
    • 92.5%Two or more races
    • 41.1%Hispanic

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Dowelltown: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (19.0%), Irish (17.8%), German (16.6%), English (14.6%), French (3.2%), Dutch (1.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1949

Elevation: 570 feet

Land area: 0.78 square miles.

Population density: 467 people per square mile   (low).

Dowelltown,TN real estate house value index trend

Dowelltown, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Dowelltown:

  • High school or higher: 76.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.0%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 41.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dowelltown town:

  • Never married: 25.7%
  • Now married: 38.5%
  • Separated: 6.1%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 16.7%

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.6%
Tennessee:

4.7%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Dowelltown, Tennessee as of September 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Dowelltown to the number of sex offenders is 180 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $447 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $235 (0.4%)

Dowelltown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Murfreesboro, TN (27.5 miles , pop. 68,816).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (46.8 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (413.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Underhill, TN (1.1 miles ), Liberty, TN (1.3 miles ), Alexandria, TN (2.6 miles ), Smithville, TN (2.8 miles ), Auburntown, TN (3.1 miles ), North Cannon, TN (3.3 miles ), Gordonsville, TN (3.4 miles ), Watertown, TN (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.01 N, Longitude: 85.94 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 615

Dowelltown household income distribution Dowelltown home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -7 (-2.3%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (26%)
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Wholesale trade (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (5%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (5%)
  • Retail trade (23%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (28%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (13%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (11%)
  • Legal occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Dowelltown, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Dowelltown-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 62% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 35.6 miles away from the Dowelltown town center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 20.9 miles away from the town center killed 10 people and injured 51 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Dowelltown-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 199.7 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 106.6 miles away from Dowelltown 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 187.5 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 170.1 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 112.0 miles away from Dowelltown center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 221.6 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)
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Hospitals and medical centers near Dowelltown:

  • STONES RIVER HOSPITAL AND DEKALB COMMUNITY HOSP Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; SMITHVILLE, TN)
  • SUNCREST HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; SMITHVILLE, TN)
  • DOCTORS HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 9 miles away; SMITHVILLE, TN)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, SMITHVILLE (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; SMITHVILLE, TN)
  • STONES RIVER HOSPITAL & DEKALB COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 15 miles away; WOODBURY, TN)
  • WOODBURY HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; WOODBURY, TN)

Airports located in Dowelltown:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dowelltown:

  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 27 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; Full-time enrollment: 21,628)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 27 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 40 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 5,311)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 47 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)
  • Lipscomb University (about 49 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,827)
  • Belmont University (about 49 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,795)
  • Vanderbilt University (about 50 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 10,518)

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Notable location: Dowelltown Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Dowelltown include: Dowelltown Baptist Church (A), Dowelltown United Methodist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Gray Cemetery (1), Dowelltown Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Drivers Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: City of Dowelltown (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 141 Church Street).

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

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

DOWELLTWN-LIBERTY UTILITY DIST (Population served: 1,155, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • Treatment Technique (SWTR and GWR) - In JUL-2009. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2009), St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2009)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Failure Submit IDSE/Subpart V Plan Rpt - In JUL-01-2010, Contaminant: DBP STAGE 2. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-15-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-15-2010), St Compliance achieved (AUG-02-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-27-2011)
  • Monitoring, Turbidity (Enhanced SWTR) - In JUL-2005, Contaminant: IESWTR. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2005), St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-2005), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-01-2005), St Public Notif received (JUN-30-2006)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 15.4%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 20.0% for Black residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  63.0%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Dowelltown compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Tennessee average:

12.1

Dowelltown travel time to work - commute Dowelltown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (51%)
  • Electricity (44%)
  • No fuel used (5%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Dowelltown town (based on DeKalb County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,53443
Mainline Protestant1,32021
Catholic9001
Other11
Orthodox--
None8,968-
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
DeKalb County:

3.80 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

5.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

5.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
DeKalb County:

29.4%
Tennessee:

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

13.9%
State:

13.5%
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
Financial Administration 0$0 1$280
Solid Waste Management 0$0 2$509
Totals for Government 0$0 3$789

Dowelltown government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $14,000 ($38.36)
    Regular Highways: $13,000 ($35.62)
    Parks & Recreation: $6,000 ($16.44)
    Police Protection: $4,000 ($10.96)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $14,000 ($38.36)

Dowelltown government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $2,000 ($5.48)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($10.96)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.74)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $28,000 ($76.71)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $4,000 ($10.96)

Dowelltown government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $146,000 ($400.00)

Strongest AM radio stations in Dowelltown:

  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WJLE (1480 AM; 1 kW; SMITHVILLE, TN; Owner: STRIBLING, LEON B. AND VANATTA, W.E.)
  • WMGC (810 AM; 5 kW; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: RADIO 810 NASHVILLE, LIMITED)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WRKM (1350 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, TN; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Dowelltown:

  • WMOT (89.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WGSQ (94.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WWTN (99.7 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WJLE-FM (101.7 FM; SMITHVILLE, TN; Owner: LEON B. STRIBLING AND W.E. VANETTA)
  • WGFX (104.5 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRLT (100.1 FM; FRANKLIN, TN; Owner: TUNED-IN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMAK (96.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBOZ (104.9 FM; WOODBURY, TN; Owner: REACH SATELLITE NETWORK)
  • WBUZ (102.9 FM; LA VERGNE, TN; Owner: WYCQ, INC)
  • WBXE (93.7 FM; BAXTER, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WUCZ (104.1 FM; CARTHAGE, TN; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWOG (90.9 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WGIC (98.5 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRKK-FM (105.5 FM; SPARTA, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WZYZ (90.1 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: CHURCH FAITH TRINITY ASSEMBLIES)
  • WANT (98.9 FM; LEBANON, TN; Owner: BAY-POINTE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W206AJ (89.1 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WFMQ (91.5 FM; LEBANON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Dowelltown:

  • WHTN (Channel 39; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK, INC.)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WNAB (Channel 58; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE LICENSE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCTE (Channel 22; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: UPPER CUMBERLAND BROADCAST COUNCIL)

Dowelltown fatal accident list:

Aug 3, 2013 06:00 PM, Us-70 Sr-26 Nashville Hwy, Lat: 36.01464, Lon: -85.95644, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Dec 22, 2009 08:35 PM, Us-Sr26, Lat: 36.01129, Lon: -85.93395, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
Jul 6, 2000 04:10 AM, Us-Sr26, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 2, Drunken persons involved: 1
Oct 14, 1987 03:39 PM, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 5, Fatalities: 1
Jan 29, 1977 12:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken persons involved: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 23m75ftTotal length
  • $613,000Total costs
  • 27,970Total average daily traffic
  • 2,262Total average daily truck traffic
  • 41,584Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 2282 Snow Hill Road (Lat: 35.996861 Lon: -85.891972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.9 m, Call Sign: KNKQ256
    Assigned Frequencies: 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 880.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 835.020 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 891.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz, 846.510 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/01/2020
    Registrant: Bennet & Bennet, Pllc, 4350 East West Highway, Suite 201, Bethesda, MD 20814, Phone: (202) 371-1500, Fax: (202) 371-1558, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • Ricky L Gibbs, 2282 Snow Hill Road (Lat: 35.996861 Lon: -85.891972), Type: 93.9, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2023711500, Mail@bennetlaw.Com, 4350 EAST WEST HIGHWAY, SUITE 201
  • Ricky L Gibbs, 2282 Snow Hill Road (Lat: 35.996861 Lon: -85.891972), Type: 93.9, Overall height: 91.4 m
    Registrant: 2023711500, Mail@bennetlaw.Com, 4350 EAST WEST HIGHWAY, SUITE 201

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • Dowelltown, Lat: 36.000000 Lon: -85.946389, Call Sign: WPQR536, Licensee ID: L00027777
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.318 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/21/2010, Expiration Date: 09/05/2020, Certifier: James E Hodges
    Registrant: Middle Tennessee Utility District
  • 3mi Se Of Dowelltown (Lat: 36.000056 Lon: -85.892750), Structure height: 54.9 m, Call Sign: WFW642
    Assigned Frequencies: 7050.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/16/1980, Expiration Date: 08/01/2013
    Registrant: Upper Cumberland Broadcast Council, P.O. Box 2040, Cookeville, TN 38502

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

2
  • Call Sign: KI4TGU, Licensee ID: L01241826
    Grant Date: 02/02/2007, Expiration Date: 02/02/2017, Certifier: Gary D Gibbs
    Registrant: Gary D Gibbs, 299 East Main St, Dowelltown, TN 37059
  • Call Sign: KK4JUP, Licensee ID: L01714977
    Grant Date: 06/08/2012, Expiration Date: 06/08/2022, Certifier: Jeffrey L Kemper
    Registrant: Jeffrey L Kemper, 433 Talpha Dr, Dowelltown, TN 37059

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: BOEING A75N1(PT17) (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: LYCOMING R680 (215 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 75359 , Serial Number: 75-4978, Airworthiness Date: 02/16/1983
    Registrant (Corporation): Tennessee Flying Machines LLC, 3347 Nashville Hwy, Dowelltown, TN 37059

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 2
Most common first names in Dowelltown, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1974.3 years
Mary1681.2 years
Willie1573.3 years
James1471.9 years
Robert1476.9 years
John980.9 years
Charlie781.0 years
George680.3 years
Martha685.2 years
Sarah670.8 years
Most common last names in Dowelltown, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Tramel2280.8 years
Hale1875.4 years
Malone1271.2 years
Driver1079.5 years
Cripps978.9 years
Vanatta976.2 years
Davis886.9 years
Turner881.3 years
Hendrixson779.7 years
Banks780.3 years
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