Erwin, Tennessee

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Population in 2014: 6,021 (100% urban, 0% rural). Population change since 2000: +7.3%
 
Males: 2,879  (47.8%)
Females: 3,142  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  45.4 years
Tennessee median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 37650.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $27,236 (it was $29,644 in 2000)
Erwin:

$27,236
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $17,798 (it was $15,868 in 2000)

Erwin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $103,713 (it was $78,000 in 2000)
Erwin:

$103,713
TN:

$140,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $524.

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  • Races in Erwin, TN (2010)

    Erwin races chart
    • 5,69593.4%White alone
    • 3175.2%Hispanic
    • 601.0%Two or more races
    • 110.2%American Indian alone
    • 90.1%Black alone
    • 40.07%Asian alone
    • 10.02%Other race alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Erwin: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (35.7%), Irish (12.8%), English (8.8%), German (8.6%), Scotch-Irish (4.7%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 1675 feet

Land area: 3.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,699 people per square mile   (low).

Erwin,TN real estate house value index trend

Erwin, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Erwin:

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Erwin city:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 57.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 12.1%

246 residents are foreign born (3.1% Latin America, 0.5% Europe).

This city:

4.0%
Tennessee:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $748 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $753 (0.7%)

Erwin satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (13.3 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (110.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (476.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Banner Hill, TN (1.1 miles ), Bethesda, TN (2.4 miles ), Unicoi, TN (2.6 miles ), Flag Pond, TN (2.9 miles ), Midway, TN (3.2 miles ), Jonesborough, TN (3.3 miles ), Telford, TN (3.3 miles ), Pine Crest, TN (3.5 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 14 buildings, average cost: $78,800
  • 1998: 12 buildings, average cost: $80,100
  • 1999: 10 buildings, average cost: $74,200
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $109,100
  • 2002: 6 buildings, average cost: $77,000
  • 2003: 10 buildings, average cost: $81,600
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $100,800
  • 2005: 8 buildings, average cost: $119,900
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $145,000
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $129,600
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $272,500
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $240,000
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $186,600
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2013: 3 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2014: 1 building, cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.15 N, Longitude: 82.41 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,395 (+38.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 968 (49.0%)

Area code: 423

Erwin household income distribution Erwin home values distribution

Crime rates in Erwin by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0003010000030
per 100,000 0.00.00.050.80.017.20.00.00.00.00.049.70.0
Rapes 0000012000021
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.017.234.50.00.00.00.033.116.5
Robberies 2010122102111
per 100,000 35.00.017.20.017.134.534.517.20.032.516.316.616.5
Assaults 97515178451212143214
per 100,000 157.5124.985.9254.2290.1137.968.986.2208.4195.1228.2530.0230.7
Burglaries 495141354026151519272079
per 100,000 857.2910.2704.2593.1682.6448.1258.4258.7329.9438.9325.9115.9148.3
Thefts 1582264163821851271145449120996381
per 100,000 2,764.24,033.67,145.36,473.53,157.02,188.91,963.8931.4850.81,950.61,613.41,043.41,334.7
Auto thefts 996510137351225
per 100,000 157.5160.6103.184.7170.617.251.7120.752.181.3195.633.182.4
Arson 0011100200100
per 100,000 0.00.017.216.917.10.00.034.50.00.016.30.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 222.6259.9361.5454.5248.0204.1150.786.4101.8162.1151.8286.0133.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Erwin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 14 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.31
Tennessee average:

2.56
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.9%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: -78 (-1.4%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation and warehousing (18%)
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Retail trade (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Public administration (10%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (20%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (6%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (29%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (10%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)

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

Average climate in Erwin, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Erwin-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 63% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the Erwin city center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the city center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Erwin-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 165.6 miles away from the city center
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 90.1 miles away from Erwin center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 157.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 74.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 77.9 miles away from Erwin 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 214.5 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 Unicoi County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Erwin topographic map

Birthplace of: David Price (U.S. politician) - Academic and politician.

Hospitals and medical centers in Erwin:

  • COMCARE INC OBRIEN (202 OBRIEN AVENUE)
  • COMCARE INC SPARMILL (106 SPARMILL ROAD)
  • UNICOI COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, GREENWAY CIRCLE)
  • UNICOI COUNTY HOME HEALTH (100 GREENWAY CIRCLE)
  • CENTER ON AGING AND HEALTH (880 SOUTH MOHAWK DRIVE)
  • ERWIN HEALTH CARE CENTER (100 STALLING LANE)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Erwin:

  • East Tennessee State University (about 12 miles; Johnson City, TN; Full-time enrollment: 12,774)
  • Tusculum College (about 20 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 24 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 34 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 38 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 41 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • Appalachian State University (about 42 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)

Public high school in Erwin:

Public elementary/middle schools in Erwin:

  • UNICOI CO MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 590, Location: 600 SOUTH MOHAWK DR, Grades: 6-8)
  • LOVE CHAPEL ELEMENTARY (Students: 329, Location: 650 S. MOHAWK DR, Grades: KG-3)
  • TEMPLE HILL ELEMENTARY (Students: 106, Location: 797 OLD HIGHWAY RD, Grades: KG-3)
  • ROCK CREEK ELEMENTARY (Location: 1121 E ERWIN RD, Grades: KG-3)
  • UNICOI COUNTY INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL (Location: 599 S. MOHAWK DR, Grades: 4-5)
See full list of schools located in Erwin

Library in Erwin:

  • UNICOI COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $137,147; Location: 201 NOLICHUCKY AVE; 28,177 books; 786 audio materials; 1,767 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 8 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Erwin: Southside Volunteer Fire Department (A), Unicoi County Courthouse (B), Erwin City Hall (C), Clinchfield YMCA (D), Town of Erwin Fire Department (E), Unicoi County Jail (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Erwin include: Rock Creek Church (A), Pentecostal Holiness Church (B), Ninth Street Baptist Church (C), First Baptist Church (D), Erwin Presbyterian Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Centenary United Methodist Church (G), Bethany Lutheran Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Spring Branch (A), Martin Creek (B), Rock Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Nolichucky Gorge Campground & Cabins (Recreation Areas; 1 Jones Branch Rd), Nantahala Outdoor Center - Nolichucky Outpost (Box 4 Jones Branch Road).

Hotels: Best Southern Motel (1315 Jackson Love Hwy), Best Southern (1315 Jackson Love Highway).

Courts: Unicoi County - General Sessions Court (Courthouse), Tags And Registration-Unicoi County Court Clerk Office (Courthouse), Unicoi County - General Sessions Court Judge (Courthouse), Unicoi County - Circuit Court Judges OFC (Courthouse).

Unicoi 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 2013 was 37.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.8
U.S.:

74.7

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2002 was 22.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

22.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.35. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.35
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 25.2%
(22.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 59.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 46.2% for other race residents, 68.6% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.9%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  4.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Erwin in 2010:

  • 136 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 48 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 13 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 4 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)

People in group quarters in Erwin in 2000:

  • 99 people in nursing homes
  • 43 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Erwin, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Banks with branches in Erwin (2011 data):

  • Mountain Commerce Bank: Main Street Branch at 400 North Main Street, branch established on 2008/05/27; at 201 South Main Street, branch established on 1910/01/01. Info updated 2007/07/26: Bank assets: $328.1 mil, Deposits: $291.7 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Mountain Commerce Bancorp, Inc.
  • First Tennessee Bank, National Association: 210 Gay Street Branch at 210 Gay Street, branch established on 1925/01/01. Info updated 2009/09/08: Bank assets: $24,563.4 mil, Deposits: $16,402.1 mil, headquarters in Memphis, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 180 total offices, Holding Company: First Horizon National Corporation
  • Bank of Tennessee: Erwin Branch at 1230 North Main Street, branch established on 1970/08/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $640.0 mil, Deposits: $524.3 mil, headquarters in Kingsport, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Banctenn Corp.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.1
Tennessee average:

12.1

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

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Erwin city (based on Unicoi County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,23936
Mainline Protestant1,2057
Other21
None9,867-
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
Unicoi County:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Unicoi County:

0.57 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

14.4%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Unicoi County:

30.2%
Tennessee:

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

11.3%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

47.1%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.8%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Erwin:

21.8%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Erwin:

11.6%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Erwin:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Erwin:

34.5%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Erwin:

50.7%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Erwin:

74.0%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Erwin, TN Residents
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
Other Government Administration 10$23,242$27,8900$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 2$1,600
Police Protection - Officers 12$64,236$64,2360$0
Firefighters 8$38,876$58,3140$0
Streets and Highways 12$42,492$42,4920$0
Health 1$3,977$47,7240$0
Hospitals 180$534,391$35,62643$73,472
Parks and Recreation 4$14,625$43,8750$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,763$46,5780$0
Totals for Government 229$729,602$38,23245$75,072

Erwin government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Hospitals: $806,000 ($133.86)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $16,644,000 ($2764.32)
    Hospitals: $15,682,000 ($2604.55)
    Water Utilities: $871,000 ($144.66)
    Police Protection: $756,000 ($125.56)
    Regular Highways: $666,000 ($110.61)
    Sewerage: $649,000 ($107.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $504,000 ($83.71)
    Solid Waste Management: $410,000 ($68.10)
    Financial Administration: $211,000 ($35.04)
    Parks and Recreation: $202,000 ($33.55)
    Public Welfare - Other: $178,000 ($29.56)
    General Public Buildings: $71,000 ($11.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $66,000 ($10.96)
    Central Staff Services: $19,000 ($3.16)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $12,000 ($1.99)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $73,000 ($12.12)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $168,000 ($27.90)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $1,291,000 ($214.42)
    Hospitals: $717,000 ($119.08)
    Sewerage: $659,000 ($109.45)
    Water Utilities: $429,000 ($71.25)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,034,000 ($2164.76)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $39,000 ($6.48)

Erwin government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $16,232,000 ($2695.90)
    Sewerage: $818,000 ($135.86)
    All Other: $577,000 ($95.83)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $908,000 ($150.81)
  • Miscellaneous - Sale of Property: $396,000 ($65.77)
    Interest Earnings: $142,000 ($23.58)
    Fines and Forfeits: $52,000 ($8.64)
    General Revenue, NEC: $29,000 ($4.82)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $17,906,000 ($2973.92)
    Water Utilities: $1,120,000 ($186.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $495,000 ($82.21)
    All Other: $373,000 ($61.95)
    Water Utilities: $213,000 ($35.38)
    Highways: $164,000 ($27.24)
  • Tax - Property: $1,131,000 ($187.84)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $138,000 ($22.92)
    Other Selective Sales: $72,000 ($11.96)
    Public Utilities Sales: $36,000 ($5.98)
    Other License: $8,000 ($1.33)

Erwin government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $7,186,000 ($1193.49)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,715,000 ($1115.26)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $471,000 ($78.23)

Erwin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,309,000 ($1380.00)

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
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 Washington County, TN  1.99% ($27,408 average AGI)
from Carter County, TN  0.94% ($30,831)
from Sullivan County, TN  0.37% ($27,087)


6.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,381 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
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 Washington County, TN  2.19% ($26,759 average AGI)
to Carter County, TN  0.81% ($31,608)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.48% ($19,133)

Strongest AM radio stations in Erwin:

  • WEMB (1420 AM; 5 kW; ERWIN, TN; Owner: W E M B, INC.)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WKYK (940 AM; 5 kW; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: MARK MEDIA, INC.)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Erwin:

  • WXIS (103.9 FM; ERWIN, TN; Owner: WEMB, INC.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Erwin:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W42AX (Channel 42; BAKERSVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
Erwin fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Erwin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 24Number of bridges
  • 66m217ftTotal length
  • $3,795,000Total costs
  • 134,710Total average daily traffic
  • 7,694Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 81980-1989
  • 91990-1999
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Erwin, TN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

61 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Erwin)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Erwin, TN)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • KX03HO042, Jewell Branch Road (Lat: 36.139028 Lon: -82.389667), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 85.6 m, Overall height: 86.9 m, Call Sign: WQRP684
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/02/2013, Expiration Date: 07/02/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • KX03HO082, 1001 Marbleton Road (Lat: 36.217944 Lon: -82.332639), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 57.9 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQRP686
    Assigned Frequencies: 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHz, 10815.0 MHzGrant Date: 07/02/2013, Expiration Date: 07/02/2023, Certifier: Kyle B EntzRegistrant: Sprint Nextel Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (703) 433-4000, Fax: (703) 433-4483
  • .2m S. Of Inter. Us 19 Bypass/Bus. (Lat: 36.116194 Lon: -82.447361), Overall height: 12.2 m, Call Sign: WLE252
    Assigned Frequencies: 951.000 MHzGrant Date: 08/15/1985, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020Registrant: Jet Broadcasting, Inc., Po Box 280, Erwin, TN 37650-0280

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

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  • 3.2 Km East Of Unicol County Courthouse (Lat: 36.137583 Lon: -82.383167), Overall height: 90.2 m, Call Sign: KNKO929
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.862 MHzGrant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/17/2004, Certifier: Paul H KuziaRegistrant: Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP, 2300 N Street, N.W., 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20037, Phone: (202) 783-4141, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:
  • 3.2 E Of Courthouse Building (Lat: 36.137583 Lon: -82.383722), Overall height: 4.3 m, Call Sign: KNKP775
    Assigned Frequencies: 931.612 MHzGrant Date: 04/19/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004Registrant: Greenberg Traurig, 1300 Connecticut Avenue, Nw, Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 331-3161, Fax: (202) 331-3101, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Erwin)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: SKYMASTER EXCEL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582 (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2630F , Serial Number: 00108, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/2007
    Registrant (Individual): James A Jr Buck, 1215 N Main Ave, Erwin, TN 37650
  • Aircraft: DAYHOFF GUY W S-19 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: 4 Cycle
    N-Number: 28GD , Serial Number: 030900064
    Registrant (Individual): Guy W Dayhoff, 181 White St, Erwin, TN 37650
  • Aircraft: ALLIANT AVIATION DESTINY XLT (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 401EJ , Serial Number: 4C0600, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 12/12/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy J Ledford, 120 Gentry Mountain Rd, Erwin, TN 37650
  • Aircraft: WULFERT WILLIAM C STOL CH701 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 912UL (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 701WW , Serial Number: 7-5902, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 01/19/2008
    Registrant (Individual): Guy W Dayhoff, 181 White St, Erwin, TN 37650
  • Aircraft: CHARLES L MCNABB RANS S-7S (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ULPOWER 350IS (130 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 741CM , Serial Number: 0513592, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 07/08/2015
    Registrant (Individual): Charles L Mcnabb, 126 Horton Ridge Rd, Erwin, TN 37650

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

ERWIN UTILITIES (Population served: 12,450, Groundwater under infl of surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2006, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (MAR-07-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2006), St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2006), St Public Notif received (APR-14-2006)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2012 and DEC-2012, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-15-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-15-2013), St Compliance achieved (JUN-15-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-31-2007), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2008)
  • One minor monitoring violation
COFFEE RIDGE MISS BAPTIST CHUR (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
MOUNTAIN RIVER GUIDES, INC. (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Erwin that have no violations reported:

  • NOLICHUCKY GORGE CAMPGROUND (Population served: 150, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 20
  • Hazardous Condition: 36
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 1

Incident types - Erwin

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Erwin, TN

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (54%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
  • Wood (1%)
Businesses in Erwin, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1McDonald's1
Advance Auto Parts1Pizza Hut1
AutoZone1RadioShack1
CVS1Rite Aid1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 82
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Holiday Inn1Walgreens1
KFC1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA1
Little Caesars Pizza1

Erwin compared to Tennessee state average:

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

Erwin on our top lists:

  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people driving a car to work alone (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Health technologists and technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Transportation and warehousing (population 5,000+)"
There are 7 pilots and 4 other airmen in this city.
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