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Median resident age:  36.3 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 38560

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,090 (it was $36,750 in 2000)
Forks of the River:

$44,090
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,482

Forks of the River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $111,818 (it was $84,000 in 2000)
Forks of the River:

$111,818
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $162,556; Detached houses: $184,064; Mobile homes: $91,006

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Forks of the River races chart
  • White alone - 1,955 (95.4%)
  • Black alone - 60 (2.9%)
  • Two or more races - 17 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 11 (0.5%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (0.2%)
  • Other race alone - 2 (0.10%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Forks of the River: 146.8 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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

Forks of the River CCD:  0.4% ($370)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Forks of the River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Murfreesboro, TN (38.3 miles , pop. 68,816).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (49.9 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (401.0 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Gordonsville, TN (2.1 miles ), Carthage, TN (2.3 miles ), South Carthage, TN (2.3 miles ), Buffalo Valley, TN (3.1 miles) , Granville, TN (3.1 miles) , Alexandria, TN (3.6 miles ), Baxter, TN (3.7 miles ), Underhill, TN (3.7 miles) .

Latitude: 36.22 N, Longitude: 85.87 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 615

Forks of the River household income distribution Forks of the River home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.3%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Metal and metal products (14%)
  • Transportation equipment (11%)
  • Truck transportation (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Wood products (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (12%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (10%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5%)

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Average climate in Forks of the River, Tennessee

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Tornado activity:

Forks of the River-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 135% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 21.2 miles away from the Forks of the River place center killed 10 people and injured 51 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 3/26/1959, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 6.5 miles away from the place center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Forks of the River-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 96% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 84.4 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.1 miles away from Forks of the River center
On 6/19/2007 at 18:16:27, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 2.9 mi) earthquake occurred 41.0 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/1995 at 22:06:21, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 10.6 mi) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from the city center
On 3/7/2001 at 17:12:25, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 LG, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 76.9 miles away from Forks of the River center
On 4/11/2006 at 03:29:21, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 MD, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 97.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Smith County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Flash Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals/medical centers near Forks of the River:

  • RIVERVIEW REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER NORTH (Hospital, about 6 miles away; CARTHAGE, TN)
  • KINDRED NURSING AND REHABILITATION-SMITH COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; CARTHAGE, TN)
  • SUMNER HOMECARE AND HOSPICE, LLC (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; CARTHAGE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Forks of the River:

  • Tennessee Technological University (about 21 miles; Cookeville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 8,679)
  • Volunteer State Community College (about 37 miles; Gallatin, TN; FT enrollment: 4,348)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 39 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 19,827)
  • Nashville Auto Diesel College Inc (about 49 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,537)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 50 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,150)
  • Belmont University (about 52 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,540)
  • Vanderbilt University (about 53 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 11,691)

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Notable locations in Forks of the River: Enigma (A), Smith County Fire Department District 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Forks of the River include: Ballard Chapel (A), Macedonia Church (B), Saint Marys Church (C), Trinity Church (D), Green Valley Church (E), Elmwood United Methodist Church (F), Maggart United Methodist Church (G), Jack Apple Church (H), Caney Fork Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Winfree Cemetery (1), Bates Cemetery (2), Dickens Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Jersey Miniery Zinc Company Lake (A), Laurel Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Maggarte Branch (A), Hurricane Creek (B), Ferguson Branch (C), Little Indian Creek (D), Brindley Branch (E), Dillard Creek (F), Perkins Branch (G), Young Branch (H), Turkey Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Forks of the River: Granville Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Smith 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
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AQI  PM2.5

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 29.7. This is about average.
City:

29.7
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.10
U.S.:

9.59


Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
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: 0.3% of all households

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

12.0%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

3.6%
Whole state:

5.8%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Forks of the River, TN

Forks of the River compared to Tennessee state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (40%)
  • Wood (10%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Forks of the River CCD (based on Smith County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.46%
Here35.5%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Church of the Nazarene
Adherents47.6%24.0%9.7%4.7%4.1%
Congregations23.1%32.7%13.5%5.8%3.8%
NameDuck River and Kindred Baptists AssociationsChurch of God of ProphecyNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCumberland Presbyterian ChurchOther
Adherents3.1%2.0%1.9%1.3%1.6%
Congregations1.9%3.8%1.9%1.9%11.5%
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: 6
Smith County:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.53 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Smith County:

6.92 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 12
Here:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Smith County:

28.1%
Tennessee:

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

14.0%
State:

13.5%

7.26% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,890 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.26%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

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


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Wilson County, TN  1.80% ($31,085 average AGI)
from Davidson County, TN  0.77% ($27,680)
from Putnam County, TN  0.38% ($22,360)


6.93% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,111 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.93%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

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


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Wilson County, TN  2.02% ($28,397 average AGI)
to Davidson County, TN  0.48% ($32,677)
to Putnam County, TN  0.48% ($23,806)

Strongest AM radio stations in Forks of the River:

  • WRKM (1350 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, TN; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WPLN (1430 AM; 15 kW; MADISON, TN)
  • WMGC (810 AM; 5 kW; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: RADIO 810 NASHVILLE, LIMITED)
  • WHIN (1010 AM; 5 kW; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: WHIN, INC.)
  • WATX (1590 AM; 2 kW; ALGOOD, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)

Strongest FM radio stations in Forks of the River:

  • WUCZ (104.1 FM; CARTHAGE, TN; Owner: WOOD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGSQ (94.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBXE (93.7 FM; BAXTER, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WMOT (89.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WWOG (90.9 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: SOMERSET EDUCATIONAL BROADCASTING FOUNDATION)
  • WGFX (104.5 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGIC (98.5 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WLQK (95.9 FM; LIVINGSTON, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • WMAK (96.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WWTN (99.7 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WLIV-FM (104.7 FM; MONTEREY, TN; Owner: WKXN INC)
  • WKXD-FM (106.9 FM; MONTEREY, TN; Owner: JWC BROADCASTING)
  • W206AJ (89.1 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WHRS (91.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WANT (98.9 FM; LEBANON, TN; Owner: BAY-POINTE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLCT (102.1 FM; LAFAYETTE, TN; Owner: LAFAYETTE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WFMQ (91.5 FM; LEBANON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Forks of the River:

  • WPGD (Channel 50; HENDERSONVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCTE (Channel 22; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: UPPER CUMBERLAND BROADCAST COUNCIL)
  • WHTN (Channel 39; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION NETWORK, INC.)

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