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Population in 2012: 465 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +8.9%
 

Males: 174  (37.6%)
Females: 291  (62.4%)

Median resident age:  61.1 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37326, 37391.

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Estimated median household income in 2012: $18,606 (it was $18,125 in 2000)
Ducktown:

$18,606
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $16,908

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Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $82,859 (it was $61,100 in 2000)
Ducktown:

$82,859
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $82,545; Detached houses: $88,095; Mobile homes: $34,448

Median gross rent in 2012: $469.

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  • White alone - 456 (96.0%)
  • Two or more races - 16 (3.4%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.2%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Ducktown: 81.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (23.4%), United States (14.6%), English (13.5%), Irish (12.6%), French (3.6%), Scotch-Irish (2.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1951

Elevation: 1760 feet

Land area: 1.93 square miles.

Population density: 241 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Ducktown:

  • High school or higher: 62.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.0%
  • Unemployed: 25.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 35.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Ducktown city:

  • Never married: 17.8%
  • Now married: 37.8%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 27.3%
  • Divorced: 15.3%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.6%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Ducktown, Tennessee as of September 16, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Ducktown to the number of sex offenders is 155 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $760 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (0.7%)

Ducktown satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (50.0 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (88.2 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (503.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Copperhill, TN (1.7 miles ), McCaysville, GA (1.9 miles ), Epworth, GA (2.4 miles ), Turtletown, TN (2.7 miles) , Higdon-Mobile, GA (2.8 miles) , Mineral Bluff, GA (3.2 miles) , Blue Ridge, GA (3.5 miles ), Morganton, GA (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 35.03 N, Longitude: 84.38 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 706

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.6%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +5 (+1.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (40%)
  • Health care and social assistance (13%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (11%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Retail trade (36%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (12%)
  • Information (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (10%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Educational services (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (14%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (9%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other financial specialists (4%)
  • Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (4%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (17%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Registered nurses (8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (8%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)

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Average climate in Ducktown, Tennessee

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Tornado activity:

Ducktown-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 66% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 7.5 miles away from the Ducktown city center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 24.1 miles away from the city center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Ducktown-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 60% 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 80.0 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 58.0 miles away from Ducktown center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 24.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 34.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 24.0 miles away from Ducktown center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 61.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Polk County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospital/medical center in Ducktown:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF COPPER BASIN (Nursing Home, 166 COPPER BASIN INDUSTRIAL PARK PO BOX 518)

Other hospitals/medical centers near Ducktown:

  • UNITED HOSPICE, INC BLUE RIDGE (Hospital, about 12 miles away; BLUE RIDGE, GA)
  • HERITAGE HEALTHCARE OF BLUE RIDGE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; BLUE RIDGE, GA)

Political contributions by individuals in Ducktown, TN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Ducktown:

  • Lee University (about 30 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,586)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 31 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,031)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 38 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,273)
  • Dalton State College (about 40 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,413)
  • North Georgia College & State University (about 42 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 4,201)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 49 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 4,410)
  • The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga (about 52 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 8,652)

Library in Ducktown:

  • DUCKTOWN PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $4,524; Location: 340 MAIN STREET; 3,033 books; 71 audio materials; 177 video materials; 32 state licensed databases)

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Notable location: East Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Ducktown Basin Museum (212 Burra Burra Street).

Hotel: Ducktown Copper Inn (Highway 64).

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

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.56. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.6 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.56
U.S.:

3.08

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

WILDWATER LIMITED (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 35.7%
(40.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  54.2%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  3.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Ducktown, TN

124 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

Ducktown compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income significantly below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Banks with branches in Ducktown (2011 data):

  • Peoples Bank of East Tennessee: Ducktown Branch at 105 Five Points Drive, branch established on 2006/11/10. Info updated 2010/12/20: Bank assets: $227.6 mil, Deposits: $205.1 mil, headquarters in Madisonville, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancshares Of Tn, Inc.

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Ducktown travel time to work - commute


Ducktown mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (70%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (17%)
  • Utility gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (3%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Ducktown city (based on Polk County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 78.59%
Here78.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)United Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents86.9%4.7%4.7%1.3%2.4%
Congregations71.0%8.1%8.1%4.8%8.1%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 2
Polk County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Polk County:

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

31.3%
Tennessee:

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

15.1%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$2,026$24,3123$836
Solid Waste Management 3$5,172$20,6880$0
Totals for Government 4$7,198$21,5943$836

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

  • Current Operations - Solid Waste Management: $46,000 ($98.92)
    Financial Administration: $31,000 ($66.67)
    Fire Protection: $1,000 ($2.15)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $78,000 ($167.74)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $111,000 ($238.71)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($21.51)
    Property Sale Other: $5,000 ($10.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $229,000 ($492.47)
    General Support: $34,000 ($73.12)
    Highways: $12,000 ($25.81)
    Housing & Community Development: $9,000 ($19.35)
  • Tax - Property: $37,000 ($79.57)
    Other Selective Sales: $22,000 ($47.31)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $476,000 ($1023.66)

7.81% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($32,146 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.81%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Bradley County, TN  2.52% ($27,161 average AGI)
from McMinn County, TN  0.75% ($25,976)
from Fannin County, GA  0.57% ($25,000)


7.96% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($27,467 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.96%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Bradley County, TN  2.81% ($29,869 average AGI)
to Fannin County, GA  0.90% ($20,592)
to McMinn County, TN  0.90% ($28,408)

Strongest AM radio stations in Ducktown:

  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WKRK (1320 AM; 5 kW; MURPHY, NC; Owner: RADFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDGR (1210 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DAHLONEGA, GA; Owner: SMALL TOWN RADIO OF GEORGIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Ducktown:

  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WPPL (103.9 FM; BLUE RIDGE, GA; Owner: FANNIN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W250AJ (97.9 FM; COPPERHILL, TN; Owner: JOHN REYNOLDS)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNSY (100.1 FM; TALKING ROCK, GA; Owner: CHARLES A. MCCLURE)
  • WCNG (102.7 FM; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WOCE (93.1 FM; BENTON, TN; Owner: LB RADIO OF CHATTANOOGA, LLC)
  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLJA-FM (93.5 FM; ELLIJAY, GA; Owner: TRI-STATE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Ducktown:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WPDP-LP (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)

Ducktown fatal accident list:

May 31, 2005 02:27 PM, Us-Sr40, Mainst, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Dec 11, 2004 07:28 PM, Us-Sr40, Industrialpark, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Mar 29, 1999 09:05 AM, Sr-68, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Aug 10, 1998 12:44 AM, Us-Sr40, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 6, Fatalities: 1
Apr 19, 1989 10:30 PM, Sr68, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 2
Aug 22, 1987 00:40 AM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1


FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KG4DKI, Licensee ID: L00201016
    Grant Date: 09/08/2010, Expiration Date: 09/08/2020, Certifier: Robert W Robb
    Registrant: Robert W Robb, Ducktown, TN 37326

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172B (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7810X , Serial Number: 17248310, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 01/06/1961
    Registrant (Individual): Benjamin F Ii Coats, Po Box 71, Ducktown, TN 37326


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 11
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Ducktown


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Most common first names in Ducktown, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2069.7 years
Charles1262.0 years
Mary1182.9 years
William1174.1 years
Thomas974.8 years
John971.5 years
Betty868.9 years
Ruby778.7 years
Carl776.6 years
George675.0 years
Most common last names in Ducktown, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brown1377.9 years
Taylor1173.3 years
Davis1184.5 years
Cole1175.0 years
Patterson1181.8 years
Nicholson1063.3 years
Dilbeck966.0 years
Hughes976.8 years
Hensley775.3 years
Newman771.6 years
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