Hunter, Tennessee

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Population in 2010: 1,854. Population change since 2000: +18.4%
Males: 887  (47.8%)
Females: 967  (52.2%)
Median resident age:  43.5 years
Tennessee median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 37643.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $37,699 (it was $30,968 in 2000)
Hunter:

$37,699
TN:

$48,547

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,290 (it was $15,590 in 2000)

Hunter CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $127,024 (it was $74,700 in 2000)
Hunter:

$127,024
TN:

$157,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $124,212; Detached houses: $138,750; Mobile homes: $51,173

Median gross rent in 2016: $694.

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  • Races in Hunter, TN (2010)

    Hunter races chart
    • 1,81597.9%White alone
    • 281.5%Hispanic
    • 50.3%Two or more races
    • 40.2%Other race alone
    • 10.05%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hunter: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: American (40.3%), Irish (10.4%), English (6.4%), French (3.6%), Italian (3.4%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1577 feet

Land area: 6.14 square miles.

Population density: 302 people per square mile   (very low).

Hunter,TN real estate house value index trend

Hunter, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Hunter:

  • High school or higher: 85.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 14.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.4%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hunter CDP:

  • Never married: 19.0%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 4.6%
  • Divorced: 27.7%

43 residents are foreign born

This place:

2.0%
Tennessee:

4.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $547 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $584 (0.5%)

Hunter satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (12.5 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (109.9 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (455.8 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Stony Creek, TN (1.9 miles ), Biltmore, TN (2.2 miles ), Elizabethton, TN (2.3 miles ), Watauga, TN (2.8 miles ), Bluff City-Piney Flats, TN (2.8 miles ), Central, TN (3.0 miles ), Bluff City, TN (3.0 miles ), Laurel Fork, TN (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 36.38 N, Longitude: 82.16 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

Hunter household income distribution Hunter home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.7%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Utilities (16%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Construction (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (3%)
  • Public administration (3%)
  • Health care and social assistance (48%)
  • Accommodation and food services (17%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)
  • Information (2%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Office and administrative support occupations (24%)
  • Production occupations (24%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (3%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)

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

Average climate in Hunter, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Hunter-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.4 miles away from the Hunter place center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 35.2 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hunter-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 160.2 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 108.6 miles away from Hunter center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 174.3 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 54.9 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 58.4 miles away from Hunter center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 154.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carter County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hunter topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Hunter:

  • ADVENTA HOSPICE, INC (Hospital, about 4 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 4 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • PINE RIDGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • PINE RIDGE HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • IVY HALL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • SYCAMORE SHOALS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • HERMITAGE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hunter:

  • East Tennessee State University (about 13 miles; Johnson City, TN; Full-time enrollment: 12,774)
  • King University (about 15 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 16 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Appalachian State University (about 29 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Tusculum College (about 37 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 53 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 53 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)

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Churches in Hunter include: Hunter First Baptist Church (A), Hunter Methodist Church (B), Watauga Valley Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Morrell Cemetery (1), Wilson Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Stony Creek (A), Minton Branch (B), Rich Hollow Branch (C), Richardson Branch (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Carter 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 2013 was 63.0. This is about average.

City:

63.0
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.46
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0520. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0520
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 26.9%
(27.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents)
Average household size:
This place:  2.3 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  69.6%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  5.0%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.6
Tennessee average:

11.7

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

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hunter CDP (based on Carter County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,745100
Mainline Protestant1,81713
Catholic2101
Black Protestant1181
Other11
None30,533-
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: 8
Carter County:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Carter County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Carter County:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Carter County:

32.0%
Tennessee:

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

11.2%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

45.5%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

47.1%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.6
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hunter:

18.7%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hunter:

10.0%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.0%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

55.4%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Hunter:

85.6%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hunter, TN Residents

5.95% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,111 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.95%
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  2.22% ($26,136 average AGI)
from Sullivan County, TN  0.72% ($24,413)
from Unicoi County, TN  0.26% ($31,608)


6.08% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,387 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.08%
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  2.22% ($27,972 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.73% ($30,135)
to Unicoi County, TN  0.31% ($30,831)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hunter:

  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WBEJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: CB RADIO, INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WHHQ (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBCV (1550 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hunter:

  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • 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.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKOS (104.9 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Hunter:

  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOPI-CA (Channel 9; BRISTOL,VA/KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKPT-TV (Channel 19; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJHL-TV (Channel 11; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAPK-CA (Channel 36; BRISTOL,VA/KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 5m16ftTotal length
  • $1,595,000Total costs
  • 17,550Total average daily traffic
  • 856Total average daily truck traffic
  • 29,376Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

1
  • 6247 Panhandle Road (Lat: 36.431389 Lon: -82.137500), Type: 68.8, Overall height: 51.6 m, Registrant: 4232469578, , 222 COMMERCE STREET

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • WKPT TV TOWER 6247, 6247 Panhandle Road (Lat: 36.431472 Lon: -82.137611), Type: Tower, Structure height: 51.6 m, Overall height: 69 m, Call Sign: WPQP260
    Assigned Frequencies: 566.000 MHz, 566.000 MHz, 566.000 MHzGrant Date: 07/14/2000, Cancellation Date: 02/07/2014, Certifier: George E De Vault JrRegistrant: Law Office Of Dennis J Kelly, Washington, DC 20018-0577, Phone: (202) 293-2300, Fax: (571) 312-1601, Email:
  • #9 Holston Mtn. (Lat: 36.431472 Lon: -82.137333), Structure height: 15.2 m, Overall height: 68.6 m, Call Sign: WDF36, Licensee ID: L00019047
    Assigned Frequencies: 7000.00 MHzGrant Date: 10/08/1992, Expiration Date: 08/01/2021Registrant: Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation, 222 Commerce Street, Kingsport, TN 37660

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)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$110,8103$90,7309$102,3232$35,2551$38,9201$58,340
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$01$83,3700$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$122,9801$51,3503$102,8400$00$01$55,920
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$03$116,3330$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0713.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$83,8801$65,670
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0713.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (89%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2%)

Hunter compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic 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.
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