Erwin, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 5,869 (100% urban, 0% rural).
Population change since 2000: +4.6%
 
Males: 2,741  (46.7%)
Females: 3,128  (53.3%)
Median resident age:

44.5 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37650.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $31,066 (it was $29,644 in 2000)
Erwin:

$31,066
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,308 (it was $15,868 in 2000)

Erwin city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $111,630 (it was $78,000 in 2000)
Erwin:

$111,630
TN:

$167,500

Median gross rent in 2017: $613.

March 2019 cost of living index in Erwin: 82.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 31.6%
(27.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.3% for Black residents, 74.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 53.8% for other race residents, 56.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Erwin, TN (2010)
    • 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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 32 registered sex offenders living in Erwin, Tennessee as of July 06, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Erwin is 190 to 1.


Crime rates in Erwin by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
3
(50.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(49.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.2)
2
(34.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(33.1)
1
(16.5)
1
(16.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
2
(34.5)
2
(34.5)
1
(17.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(32.5)
1
(16.3)
1
(16.6)
1
(16.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
15
(254.2)
17
(290.1)
8
(137.9)
4
(68.9)
5
(86.2)
12
(208.4)
12
(195.1)
14
(228.2)
32
(530.0)
14
(230.7)
20
(333.1)
7
(117.5)
18
(305.4)
14
(239.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
35
(593.1)
40
(682.6)
26
(448.1)
15
(258.4)
15
(258.7)
19
(329.9)
27
(438.9)
20
(325.9)
7
(115.9)
9
(148.3)
12
(199.8)
5
(83.9)
9
(152.7)
7
(119.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
382
(6,473)
185
(3,157)
127
(2,189)
114
(1,964)
54
(931.4)
49
(850.8)
120
(1,951)
99
(1,613)
63
(1,043)
81
(1,335)
52
(865.9)
48
(805.5)
76
(1,289)
52
(890.4)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
5
(84.7)
10
(170.6)
1
(17.2)
3
(51.7)
7
(120.7)
3
(52.1)
5
(81.3)
12
(195.6)
2
(33.1)
5
(82.4)
3
(50.0)
9
(151.0)
9
(152.7)
13
(222.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(16.9)
1
(17.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(34.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.1)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)459.8250.9206.5152.587.4103.0164.0153.5289.3134.6165.973.7135.6142.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Erwin, TN

Crime rate in Erwin detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 14 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.40
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (24.9%), English (9.7%), Irish (7.8%), German (6.5%), Scotch-Irish (5.1%), Italian (1.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 1675 feet

Land area: 3.54 square miles.

Population density: 1,656 people per square mile   (low).

Erwin, Tennessee map

162 residents are foreign born (2.1% Latin America, 0.4% Europe).

This city:

2.7%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $812 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $805 (0.8%)

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 )

Latitude: 36.15 N, Longitude: 82.41 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,172 (+36.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 995 (50.8%)

Area code: 423

Distribution of median household income in Erwin, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Erwin, TN in 2017
Erwin satellite photo by USGS

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
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $220,000
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $72,700
Number of permits per 10,000 Erwin, TN residents
Average permit cost in Erwin, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.0%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Historical population in Erwin, TN
Historical housing units in Erwin, TN
Most common industries in Erwin, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (11.4%)
  • Construction (9.6%)
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (6.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.4%)
  • Chemicals (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.9%)
  • Chemicals (7.3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.9%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Rail transportation (5.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.8%)
  • Health care (13.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (5.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (3.9%)
Most common occupations in Erwin, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.3%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Construction laborers (4.1%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.0%)
  • Registered nurses (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)

Average climate in Erwin, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Erwin, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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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 the city 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 Erwin 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 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 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 (13).
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

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)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Unicoi County Elementary School

Points of interest:

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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).

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

Unicoi 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 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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Erwin:

Marital status in Erwin, TN
  • Never married: 24.6%
  • Now married: 49.2%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 10.4%
  • Divorced: 13.7%

For population 25 years and over in Erwin:

  • High school or higher: 82.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 15.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 8.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.6
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Erwin
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Erwin, TN (based on Unicoi County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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
This county:

1.70 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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
Unicoi County:

5.66 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Unicoi County:

14.4%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Unicoi County:

30.2%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

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

Erwin government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $2,229,000 ($379.79)
    Electric Utilities: $1,615,000 ($275.17)
    Sewerage: $619,000 ($105.47)
    Water Utilities: $319,000 ($54.35)
  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $19,478,000 ($3318.79)
    Hospitals: $19,326,000 ($3292.89)
    Water Utilities: $1,308,000 ($222.87)
    Police Protection: $991,000 ($168.85)
    Regular Highways: $875,000 ($149.09)
    Sewerage: $868,000 ($147.90)
    Local Fire Protection: $618,000 ($105.30)
    Central Staff Services: $436,000 ($74.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $187,000 ($31.86)
    Public Welfare - Other: $183,000 ($31.18)
    Parks and Recreation: $142,000 ($24.19)
    Libraries: $118,000 ($20.11)
    General Public Buildings: $101,000 ($17.21)
    General - Other: $98,000 ($16.70)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $88,000 ($14.99)
    Health - Other: $70,000 ($11.93)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $34,000 ($5.79)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $136,000 ($23.17)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $285,000 ($48.56)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $443,000 ($75.48)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $16,000 ($2.73)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,876,000 ($319.65)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $27,000 ($4.60)

Erwin government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $19,118,000 ($3257.45)
    Sewerage: $1,604,000 ($273.30)
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000 ($4.43)
    Other: $14,000 ($2.39)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $13,000 ($2.22)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $873,000 ($148.75)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $169,000 ($28.80)
    Fines and Forfeits: $43,000 ($7.33)
    Interest Earnings: $20,000 ($3.41)
    General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($2.56)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $21,479,000 ($3659.74)
    Water Utilities: $2,127,000 ($362.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $598,000 ($101.89)
    Other: $274,000 ($46.69)
    Highways: $236,000 ($40.21)
    Sewerage: $135,000 ($23.00)
  • Tax - Property: $1,522,000 ($259.33)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $174,000 ($29.65)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $74,000 ($12.61)
    Public Utilities Sales: $41,000 ($6.99)
    Other License: $26,000 ($4.43)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($0.34)

Erwin government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $15,364,000 ($2617.82)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,516,000 ($1962.17)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,848,000 ($655.65)

Erwin government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $10,354,000 ($1764.18)

6.09% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,963 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.09%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Washington County, TN  2.31% ($39,804 average AGI)
to Carter County, TN  0.92% ($29,298)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.53% ($34,273)
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

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 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Erwin fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 65Number of bridges
  • 650ft / 198mTotal length
  • $9,029,000Total costs
  • 415,300Total average daily traffic
  • 36,897Total average daily truck traffic
  • 595,760Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Erwin, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 31920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 11950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 91970-1979
  • 211980-1989
  • 251990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Erwin, TN

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/02/2013, Expiration Date: 07/02/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 07/02/2013, Expiration Date: 07/02/2023, Certifier: Kyle B Entz, Registrant: Sprint Corporation, 12502 Sunrise Valley Drive, M/S: Varesa-0209, Reston, VA 20196, Phone: (800) 572-8256, Fax: (703) 433-4483, Email:
  • .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 MHz, Grant Date: 08/15/1985, Expiration Date: 08/01/2020, Registrant: Jet Broadcasting, Inc., Po Box 280, Erwin, TN 37650-0280

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2
  • 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 MHz, Grant Date: 05/11/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 06/17/2004, Certifier: Paul H Kuzia, Registrant: 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 MHz, Grant Date: 04/19/1999, Expiration Date: 04/01/2009, Cancellation Date: 11/12/2004, Registrant: 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 06/17/2015
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/28/2015
    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 SERIES (80 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 701WW , Serial Number: 7-5902, Year manufactured: 2007, Airworthiness Date: 01/19/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 05/11/2015
    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 UL350IS (130 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 741CM , Serial Number: 0513592, Year manufactured: 2015, Airworthiness Date: 07/08/2015, Certificate Issue Date: 08/22/2014
    Registrant (Individual): Charles L Mcnabb, 126 Horton Ridge Rd, Erwin, TN 37650
  • Aircraft: SKYMASTER EXCEL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 2630F , Serial Number: 00108, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 11/17/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 01/06/2011
    Registrant (Individual): James A Jr Buck, 1215 N Main Ave, Erwin, TN 37650
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/12/2018

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 14. The highest number of reported fires - 38 took place in 2007, and the least - 0 in 2016. The data has a dropping trend.
    Fire incident types in Erwin, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (58.7%), and Outside Fires (28.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Erwin, TN
    • 13258.7%Structure Fires
    • 6328.0%Outside Fires
    • 2511.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 52.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Erwin, TN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Erwin, TN
  • 51.6%Electricity
  • 45.6%Utility gas
  • 1.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Erwin, TN
  • 73.3%Electricity
  • 26.7%Utility gas


Erwin compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above 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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