Fairmount, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 2,609.
Males: 1,307  (50.1%)
Females: 1,302  (49.9%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 37377.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $78,154 (it was $61,141 in 2000)
Fairmount:

$78,154
TN:

$48,547

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $39,381 (it was $30,832 in 2000)

Fairmount CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $262,241 (it was $168,700 in 2000)
Fairmount:

$262,241
TN:

$157,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $164,238; Detached houses: $176,952; Townhouses or other attached units: $156,454; In 2-unit structures: $109,223; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $133,443; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $122,679; Mobile homes: $78,718; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $9,674
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  • Races in Fairmount, TN (2000)

    Fairmount races chart
    • 2,56298.5%White alone
    • 120.5%Asian alone
    • 110.4%Hispanic
    • 70.3%Black alone
    • 70.3%Two or more races
    • 10.04%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Fairmount: 86.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (19.7%), English (16.3%), German (15.7%), Irish (15.3%), French (5.5%), Scotch-Irish (5.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1729 feet

Land area: 5.90 square miles.

Population density: 442 people per square mile   (low).

Fairmount,TN real estate house value index trend

Fairmount, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Fairmount:

  • High school or higher: 89.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 52.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 24.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Fairmount CDP:

  • Never married: 19.9%
  • Now married: 64.5%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 3.5%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

13 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
Tennessee:

2.8%

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

Fairmount CDP:  0.7% ($1,224)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Fairmount satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (9.8 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (105.0 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (478.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Walden, TN (1.3 miles ), Signal Mountain, TN (1.8 miles ), Falling Water, TN (2.2 miles ), Red Bank, TN (2.2 miles ), Middle Valley, TN (2.8 miles ), Powells Crossroads, TN (2.9 miles ), Mowbray Mountain, TN (3.0 miles ), Center Point, TN (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 35.18 N, Longitude: 85.33 W

Property values in Fairmount, TN

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.9%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Health care (8%)
  • Utilities (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Health care (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Social assistance (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Engineers (9%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Top executives (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (14%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (12%)
  • Registered nurses (10%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (9%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (3%)

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

Average climate in Fairmount, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Fairmount-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 43.8 miles away from the Fairmount place center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 3/29/1997, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the place center injured 44 people and caused $45 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Fairmount-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 79% 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 50.1 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 88.4 miles away from Fairmount center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 223.2 miles away from the city center
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) earthquake occurred 267.0 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 164.5 miles away from Fairmount center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 185.5 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 Sullivan County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Fairmount topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Fairmount:

  • CHATTANOOGA KIDNEY CENTER NORTH, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • RIVERCHASE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 4 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • TLC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 5 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • ORANGE GROVE CENTER/PINE MARR (Hospital, about 5 miles away; HIXSON, TN)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF RED BANK (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • RED BANK HEALTH CARE CTR INC (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • GRAND COURT I (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)

Amtrak station near Fairmount:

  • 13 miles: CHATTANOOGA (GREYHOUND STA., 960 AIRPORT RD.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Fairmount:

  • 11 miles: Sequoyah 1 and 2 in Soddy-Daisy, TN.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Fairmount:

  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 8 miles; Chattanooga, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,827)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 10 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 19 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 26 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 27 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Dalton State College (about 34 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 55 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)

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Churches in Fairmount include: Signal Mountain Church (A), Timesville Avenue Baptist Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Fairmount Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hatfield Creek (A), Fruedenberg Creek (B), Fairmount Branch (C), Brown Branch (D), Service Branch (E), Marshall Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Sullivan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 69.5. This is about average.

City:

69.5
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 12.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.29

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 5.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.46
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 1.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 31.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 4.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.10
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.9 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  84.3%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.3%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

2.6%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

1.2%
Whole state:

5.8%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.7
Tennessee average:

13.3

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Fairmount CDP (based on Sullivan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant61,602206
Mainline Protestant21,58674
Catholic2,2451
Other1,3688
Black Protestant8017
Orthodox1401
None69,081-
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: 20
Sullivan County:

1.30 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
This county:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 75
Sullivan County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 91
Here:

5.93 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Sullivan County:

30.2%
Tennessee:

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

9.4%
State:

13.5%

5.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,775 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.54%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($433 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Washington County, TN  1.00% ($32,121 average AGI)
from Hawkins County, TN  0.66% ($27,995)
from Bristol city, VA  0.37% ($25,958)


5.23% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,166 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.23%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($149 average AGI)
Sullivan County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Washington County, TN  1.06% ($32,307 average AGI)
to Hawkins County, TN  0.55% ($29,715)
to Bristol city, VA  0.34% ($20,985)

Strongest AM radio stations in Fairmount:

  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WDOD (1310 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WGOW (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNOO (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: PYE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDEF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC)
  • WSDQ (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DUNLAP, TN; Owner: RODGSON, INC.)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJOC (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: SARAH MARGARETT FRYAR)
  • WLMR (1450 AM; 1 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: GRACE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WTTI (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: PYE WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Fairmount:

  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDYN (89.7 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • W203AZ (88.5 FM; FAIRMOUNT, TN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W211BG (90.1 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WJTT (94.3 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: BREWER BROAD/TING OF CHATTANOOGA INC)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WGOW-FM (102.3 FM; SODDY-DAISY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRXR-FM (105.5 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Fairmount:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WRCB-TV (Channel 3; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WTVC (Channel 9; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF TENNESSEE, INC.)
  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTCI (Channel 45; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP)
  • WOOT-LP (Channel 6; CHATTANOOGA, ETC., TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCNT-LP (Channel 65; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • WYHB-CA (Channel 39; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: YING HUA BENNS)
  • W26BE (Channel 26; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WELF (Channel 23; DALTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 1Number of bridges
  • 1m3ftTotal length
  • 330Total average daily traffic
  • 16Total average daily truck traffic
  • 496Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$160,3905$203,79215$231,6871$92,5901$269,730
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$321,1700$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$213,1905$192,9880$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$294,1904$215,1280$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$01$148,4200$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$109,0201$196,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0110.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (44%)
  • Utility gas (44%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)

Fairmount compared to Tennessee state average:

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