Flag Pond, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 2,530.
Males: 1,262  (49.9%)
Females: 1,268  (50.1%)
Median resident age:  41.1 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37650

Estimated median household income in 2012: $35,533 (it was $30,927 in 2000)
Flag Pond:

$35,533
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,403 (it was $16,680 in 2000)

Flag Pond CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $102,145 (it was $67,200 in 2000)
Flag Pond:

$102,145
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $112,428; Detached houses: $135,387; Townhouses or other attached units: $263,588; Mobile homes: $51,073
Flag Pond races chart
  • White alone - 2,480 (98.2%)
  • Hispanic - 20 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 15 (0.6%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.3%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.04%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.04%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Flag Pond: 140.3 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2038 feet

Land area: 99.2 square miles.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (very low).

Flag Pond, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Flag Pond:

  • High school or higher: 60.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.4 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Flag Pond CCD:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 62.1%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 11.3%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Flag Pond, Tennessee as of April 18, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Flag Pond to the number of sex offenders is 2,530 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is a lot smaller than the state average.


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

Flag Pond CCD:  0.5% ($348)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Flag Pond satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (21.0 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (111.4 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (485.2 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Banner Hill, TN (2.8 miles ), Erwin, TN (2.9 miles ), Bethesda, TN (3.4 miles ), Telford, TN (3.5 miles ), Southeast Nolichucky, TN (3.6 miles ), Unicoi, TN (3.9 miles ), Burnsville, NC (3.9 miles ), Tusculum, TN (4.0 miles ).

Latitude: 36.05 N, Longitude: 82.51 W

Flag Pond household income distribution Flag Pond home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.1%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (34%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (10%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Educational services (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (5%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (23%)
  • Health care (15%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Carpenters (10%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10%)
  • Cashiers (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Registered nurses (6%)

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

Average climate in Flag Pond, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Flag Pond-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 61% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the Flag Pond place center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/22/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 13.7 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Flag Pond-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 168.4 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 83.0 miles away from Flag Pond center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 150.9 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 82.0 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 206.3 miles away from Flag Pond center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 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).

Hospitals and medical centers near Flag Pond:

  • ERWIN HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ERWIN, TN)
  • CENTER ON AGING AND HEALTH (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; ERWIN, TN)
  • UNICOI COUNTY HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; ERWIN, TN)
  • COMCARE INC OBRIEN (Hospital, about 9 miles away; ERWIN, TN)
  • DURHAM-HENSLEY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; CHUCKEY, TN)
  • MADISON HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 16 miles away; MARS HILL, NC)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Flag Pond:

  • Tusculum College (about 17 miles; Greeneville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 20 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 31 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 31 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 34 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)
  • King University (about 42 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Walters State Community College (about 44 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)

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Notable locations in Flag Pond: No Business Shelter (A), Mine Flats Shooting Range (B), Willis Store (C), Phillips Mili (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Flag Pond include: Fall Gap Church (A), Rice Bend Church (B), Shady Grove Baptist Church (C), Higgins Chapel (D), Rice Bend Church (E), Flag Pond Baptist Church (F), Coffee Ridge Baptist Church (G), Clear Branch Baptist Church (H), Faith Tabernacle (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Tilson Cemetery (1), Blankenship Cemetery (2), Sams Cemetery (3), Blankenship Cemetery (4), Horn Cemetery (5), Edwards Cemetery (6), Crane Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Bald Creek (A), Slip Creek (B), South Indian Creek (C), Spivey Creek (D), Sugarloaf Branch (E), Tilson Branch (F), Big Bald Creek (G), Birchfield Camp Branch (H), Blockstand Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

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 2012 was 77.1. This is about average.

City:

77.1
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 45.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

45.1
U.S.:

32.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  58.9%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.7%
Whole state:  4.2%

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

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

14.4%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

5.5%
Whole state:

5.8%
6 people in other nonhousehold living situations in 2000

Flag Pond compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (43%)
  • Electricity (28%)
  • Utility gas (10%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Flag Pond CCD (based on Unicoi County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 52.82%
Here: 52.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristNational Association of Free Will BaptistsIndependent Free Will Baptists Associations
Adherents48.3%11.4%11.0%8.6%8.2%
Congregations24.5%7.5%11.3%13.2%17.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)International Pentecostal Holiness ChurchChurches of ChristOther
Adherents3.5%2.7%2.3%2.3%1.7%
Congregations5.7%5.7%1.9%3.8%9.4%
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: 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%

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 Flag Pond:

  • WEMB (1420 AM; 5 kW; ERWIN, TN; Owner: W E M B, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WKYK (940 AM; 5 kW; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: MARK MEDIA, INC.)
  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • 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)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WHBK (1460 AM; 5 kW; MARSHALL, NC; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Flag Pond:

  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, 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)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING 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)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WXIS (103.9 FM; ERWIN, TN; Owner: WEMB, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • 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)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCQS (88.1 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Flag Pond:

  • 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.)
  • WEMT (Channel 39; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: WEMT LICENSEE L.P.)
  • W23BQ (Channel 23; ASHEVILLE, ETC., NC; Owner: CAROLINA CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W67DV (Channel 67; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Flag Pond, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 2
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 4
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 3
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 17
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 149
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 235
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 52
  • Fatalities: 164
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 379
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 14

Flag Pond fatal accident list:

Jul 31, 1986 09:05 PM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 15, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 2
Dec 26, 1978 00:01 AM, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

20 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Flag Pond)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: KA4HXY
    Grant Date: 11/06/1990, Expiration Date: 11/06/2000, Cancellation Date: 11/07/2002
    Registrant: Lee H Brown, Rt 1 Box 292, Flag Pond, TN 37657
  • Call Sign: KD4JYS
    Grant Date: 02/04/1992, Expiration Date: 02/04/2002, Cancellation Date: 02/05/2004
    Registrant: William P Rice, Rt 1 Box 74, Flag Pond, TN 37657
  • Call Sign: KE4VGK, Licensee ID: L00956946
    Grant Date: 12/28/2004, Expiration Date: 02/02/2015
    Registrant: Debra M Thomas, 100 Locust Lane, Flag Pond, TN 37657
  • Call Sign: KF4BRS, Licensee ID: L00705710
    Grant Date: 11/21/2005, Expiration Date: 11/21/2015, Certifier: Robert L Thomas Sr
    Registrant: Unicoi County Amateur Radio Service, 100 Locust Lane, Flag Pond, TN 37657
  • Call Sign: KS4NG, Licensee ID: L00706471
    Grant Date: 09/09/2003, Expiration Date: 11/16/2013
    Registrant: Robert L Thomas Sr, 100 Locust Lane, Flag Pond, TN 37657
  • Call Sign: N4WPP, Licensee ID: L00294436
    Grant Date: 02/27/2009, Expiration Date: 05/21/2019
    Registrant: Tommy O Coe, 632 Randall Rd, Flag Pond, TN 37657

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