Helenwood, Tennessee

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Population in 2010: 865. Population change since 2000: +2.2%
Males: 371  (43.0%)
Females: 494  (57.0%)
Median resident age:  40.1 years
Tennessee median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 37755, 37756.

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Estimated median household income in 2013: $58,487 (it was $18,148 in 2000)
Helenwood:

$58,487
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,973 (it was $9,217 in 2000)

Helenwood town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $77,709 (it was $51,900 in 2000)
Helenwood:

$77,709
TN:

$140,300

Median gross rent in 2013: $635.

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  • Races in Helenwood, TN (2010)

    Helenwood races chart
    • 85699.0%White alone
    • 50.6%Hispanic
    • 20.2%American Indian alone
    • 20.2%Two or more races

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Helenwood: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (53.2%), English (6.6%), Irish (6.3%), German (2.9%), Italian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1395 feet

Land area: 2.76 square miles.

Population density: 314 people per square mile   (very low).

Helenwood,TN real estate house value index trend

Helenwood, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Helenwood:

  • High school or higher: 92.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Helenwood town:

  • Never married: 42.3%
  • Now married: 39.6%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 1.0%
  • Divorced: 17.2%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 12 registered sex offenders living in Helenwood, Tennessee as of August 03, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Helenwood to the number of sex offenders is 72 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $499 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $359 (0.5%)

Helenwood satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (45.7 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (111.1 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (410.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Huntsville, TN (1.7 miles ), Oneida, TN (2.3 miles ), Robbins, TN (2.7 miles ), Elgin, TN (2.7 miles ), Norma, TN (3.1 miles ), Winfield, TN (3.3 miles ), Sunbright, TN (3.8 miles ), Pine Knot, KY (4.2 miles ).

Latitude: 36.42 N, Longitude: 84.54 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

Helenwood household income distribution Helenwood home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

14.2%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (27%)
  • Construction (25%)
  • Educational services (24%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Manufacturing (0%)
  • Construction (21%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (18%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Utilities (13%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (71%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (24%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (67%)
  • Sales and related occupations (18%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (0%)
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (0%)

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

Average climate in Helenwood, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Helenwood-area historical tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 16.1 miles away from the Helenwood town center killed 7 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 19.5 miles away from the town center .

Earthquake activity:

Helenwood-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 77% 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 127.6 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 54.0 miles away from Helenwood 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 231.1 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 146.8 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 124.4 miles away from Helenwood center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 208.6 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 Scott County (15) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 9, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Helenwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Helenwood:

  • HUNTSVILLE MANOR (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; HUNTSVILLE, TN)
  • SCOTT COUNTY HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 7 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)
  • ONEIDA NURSING AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)
  • DEACONESS HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; ONEIDA, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Helenwood:

  • University of the Cumberlands (about 31 miles; Williamsburg, KY; Full-time enrollment: 3,585)
  • Roane State Community College (about 38 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 39 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Somerset Community College (about 45 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 48 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 51 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 57 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)

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Notable location: Mid - County Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Helenwood: Helenwood Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Marcum Cemetery (1), Reed Cemetery (2), Pemberton Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: West Branch Phillips Creek (A), Cherry Fork Creek (B), Sulphur Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Grand Vista Hotel & Suites (11597 Scott Highway), Holiday Inn Exp-Big South Fork (11597 Scott Highway), Galloway Inn (299 Galloway Dr).

Scott County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.2%
Average household size:
This town:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  66.3%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  7.0%
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: 0.0% of all households
3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Helenwood compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.

Banks with branches in Helenwood (2011 data):

  • The First National Bank of Oneida: Central Branch at Route 1, branch established on 1966/01/26. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $203.3 mil, Deposits: $173.5 mil, headquarters in Oneida, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • First Trust and Savings Bank, Oneida, Tennessee: Scott High Drive Branch at Scott High Drive And Highway 63, branch established on 1988/09/19. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $148.9 mil, Deposits: $126.7 mil, headquarters in Oneida, TN, positive income, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Mccreary Bancshares Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

7.3
Tennessee average:

12.1

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (25%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Helenwood town (based on Scott County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,80723
Mainline Protestant3632
Black Protestant2172
Catholic321
Other-1
None15,809-
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: 5
Scott County:

2.28 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Scott County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 17
Scott County:

7.74 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 7
Here:

3.19 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.2%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Scott County:

29.6%
Tennessee:

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

15.2%
State:

13.5%

3.06% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($26,886 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.06%
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 McCreary County, KY  0.49% ($22,000 average AGI)
from Knox County, TN  0.30% ($18,100)
from Campbell County, TN  0.20% ($24,308)


3.40% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($29,711 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.40%
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 Knox County, TN  0.36% ($27,708 average AGI)
to McCreary County, KY  0.32% ($22,905)
to Campbell County, TN  0.29% ($31,632)

Strongest AM radio stations in Helenwood:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WOCV (1310 AM; 1 kW; ONEIDA, TN; Owner: ONEIDA BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WECO (940 AM; 5 kW; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO.)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WEKC (710 AM; daytime; 4 kW; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: GERALD PARKS)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WATO (1290 AM; 5 kW; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WHAS (840 AM; 50 kW; LOUISVILLE, KY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Helenwood:

  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WECO-FM (101.3 FM; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WGSQ (94.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WOWF (102.5 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: PEG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEZJ-FM (104.3 FM; WILLIAMSBURG, KY; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDEB-FM (103.9 FM; JAMESTOWN, TN; Owner: BAZ BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCLC-FM (105.1 FM; JAMESTOWN, TN; Owner: BIBLE BELIEVERS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMKZ (93.1 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: MONTICELLO-WAYNE COUNTY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WQLA-FM (104.9 FM; LA FOLLETTE, TN; Owner: LAFOLLETTE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKYM (101.7 FM; MONTICELLO, KY; Owner: STEPHEN W. STAPLES JR.)
  • WBZH (92.7 FM; HARRIMAN, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Helenwood:

  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WPXK (Channel 54; JELLICO, TN; Owner: PAXSON KNOXVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • Helenwood, Tennessee
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents14
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:4
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Tennessee average
  • Fatal accident count156
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents247
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons55
  • Fatalities171
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents406
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents15
See more detailed statistics of Helenwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 2m7ftTotal length
  • $593,000Total costs
  • 14,820Total average daily traffic
  • 903Total average daily truck traffic
  • 26,176Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Helenwood)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • HELENWOOD, Lat: 36.430333 Lon: -84.544333, Call Sign: WQBI980
    Assigned Frequencies: 956.306 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/18/2004, Expiration Date: 10/18/2014, Certifier: Freddy Bishop
    Registrant: United Systems & Software Inc, 205 Ash Street, Benton, KY 42025, Phone: (270) 527-3293, Fax: (270) 527-3132, Email:
  • HELENWOOD, 1.13 Km West Of Us Hwy 27 (Lat: 36.435667 Lon: -84.552306), Type: Tower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WQGI874
    Assigned Frequencies: 10552.5 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/31/2007, Expiration Date: 01/31/2017, Certifier: John E Rooney
    Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • Helenwood, 1.13 Km West Of Us Hwy 27 (Lat: 36.435667 Lon: -84.552306), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 73.2 m, Overall height: 77.7 m, Call Sign: WQQR913
    Assigned Frequencies: 19325.0 MHz, 19425.0 MHz, 23125.0 MHz, 22725.0 MHz, 19375.0 MHz, 19475.0 MHz, 23175.0 MHz, 22775.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/20/2013, Expiration Date: 02/20/2023, Certifier: Melissa F Young
    Registrant: Intelpath, 50 E 26th St., #404, Chicago, IL 60616, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:
  • Titans Building, 13020 Scott Highway (Lat: 36.431000 Lon: -84.537361), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 16.8 m, Overall height: 18.3 m, Call Sign: WQQR916
    Assigned Frequencies: 21925.0 MHz, 21975.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/20/2013, Expiration Date: 02/20/2023, Certifier: Melissa F Young
    Registrant: Intelpath, 50 E 26th St., #404, Chicago, IL 60616, Phone: (312) 841-9188, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Helenwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

1
  • Aircraft: PHILLIPS PAUL W SUPER KOALA (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 24PP , Serial Number: 004
    Registrant (Individual): Paul W Phillips, 557 Old Jamestown Rd, Helenwood, TN 37755

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 30
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 2

Incident types - Helenwood

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Helenwood, TN
Most common first names in Helenwood, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2567.2 years
William1767.0 years
George1473.8 years
Mary1370.5 years
John975.0 years
Fred779.0 years
Eva577.8 years
Albert563.4 years
Charles563.2 years
Thelma570.7 years
Most common last names in Helenwood, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Phillips4469.3 years
Sexton2671.4 years
Jeffers2571.0 years
West1673.0 years
King1470.6 years
Reed1370.9 years
Newport1378.2 years
Bowling1274.9 years
Marcum1175.8 years
Brown1072.0 years

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