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Population in 2010: 328. Population change since 2000: -10.9%
 

Males: 182  (55.8%)
Females: 146  (44.2%)

Median resident age:  41.2 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 38463.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $31,487 (it was $20,625 in 2000)
Iron City:

$31,487
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,380

Iron City city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $35,866 (it was $32,900 in 2000)
Iron City:

$35,866
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $52,056; Detached houses: $54,430; Townhouses or other attached units: $64,533; Mobile homes: $32,984

Median gross rent in 2012: $575.

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  • White alone - 323 (98.5%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (0.6%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Iron City: 78.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (28.6%), United States (14.6%), German (10.3%), English (5.4%), Dutch (3.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1962

Elevation: 559 feet

Land area: 0.92 square miles.

Population density: 358 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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For population 25 years and over in Iron City:

  • High school or higher: 62.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 15.8%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Iron City city:

  • Never married: 22.4%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 18.0%

3 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.5%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 7 registered sex offenders living in Iron City, Tennessee as of October 24, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Iron City to the number of sex offenders is 47 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $199 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $500 (1.2%)

Iron City satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Decatur, AL (45.9 miles , pop. 53,929).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (90.7 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (471.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: St. Joseph, TN (2.2 miles ), Loretto, TN (3.0 miles ), St. Florian, AL (3.3 miles ), Killen, AL (3.4 miles ), Underwood-Petersville, AL (3.5 miles ), Lexington, AL (3.6 miles ), Cloverdale, AL (3.6 miles) , Collinwood, TN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 35.03 N, Longitude: 87.58 W

Iron City household income distribution Iron City home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.2%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -46 (-11.1%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (42%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (23%)
  • Other services, except public administration (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Retail trade (3%)
  • Utilities (3%)
  • Accommodation and food services (27%)
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Public administration (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (26%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (14%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (11%)
  • Construction laborers (9%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (20%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (13%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (6%)
  • Personal appearance workers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)

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Tornado activity:

Iron City-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 209% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/18/1995, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Iron City city center killed 3 people and injured 32 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/16/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.1 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 36 people and caused $13 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Iron City-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 91.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.6 miles away from Iron City center
On 5/4/1994 at 09:12:02, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/10/2008 at 17:52:50, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, Depth: 0.1 mi) earthquake occurred 84.9 miles away from the city center
On 5/28/2000 at 11:32:07, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.2 miles away from Iron City center
On 5/4/2007 at 16:16:28, a magnitude 3.0 (3.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 86.5 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 Lawrence County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 6, Tornadoes: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Floods: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Iron City topographic map

Birthplace of: Melba Montgomery - Country singer.


Hospitals/medical centers near Iron City:

  • LAUDERDALE CHRISTIAN NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; KILLEN, AL)
  • HOSPICE OF TENNESSEE VALLEY INC (Hospital, about 12 miles away; FLORENCE, AL)
  • GLENWOOD HEALTHCARE, INC. (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; FLORENCE, AL)

Political contributions by individuals in Iron City, TN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Iron City:

  • University of North Alabama (about 17 miles; Florence, AL; Full-time enrollment: 5,338)
  • Northwest Shoals Community College-Muscle Shoals (about 22 miles; Muscle Shoals, AL; FT enrollment: 2,417)
  • John C Calhoun State Community College (about 45 miles; Tanner, AL; FT enrollment: 4,995)
  • Columbia State Community College (about 50 miles; Columbia, TN; FT enrollment: 2,622)
  • University of Alabama in Huntsville (about 58 miles; Huntsville, AL; FT enrollment: 5,084)
  • Alabama A & M University (about 60 miles; Normal, AL; FT enrollment: 4,473)
  • Northeast Mississippi Community College (about 61 miles; Booneville, MS; FT enrollment: 3,081)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Iron City,TN has one Church of Christ

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Notable location: Iron City Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Iron City include: Iron City Methodist Church (A), Iron City Freewill Baptist Church (B), Iron City Baptist Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 26.8. This is about average.
City:

26.8
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 7.94. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.94
U.S.:

9.59

Drinking water stations with addresses in Iron City and their reported violations in the past:

IRON CITY UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 655, Purch_groundwater_under_infl_of_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Routine/Repeat (SWTR-Filter) - In MAR-2000. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-30-2000), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-30-2000)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
QUIGLEY'S ASSOC. FOODS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - Between APR-1998 and JUN-1998, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUL-31-1998), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-31-1998), St Public Notif received (SEP-11-1998)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
  • 3 regular monitoring violations

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 24.9%
(24.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  70.5%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.1%
Whole state:  5.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Iron City, TN

Iron City compared to Tennessee state average:

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


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Iron City travel time to work - commute


Iron City mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (48%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Wood (21%)
  • Utility gas (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Iron City city (based on Lawrence County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.85%
Here65.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents49.2%15.3%13.1%7.3%3.2%
Congregations27.0%25.5%19.0%2.2%3.6%
NameIndependent Free Will Baptists AssociationsOld Order AmishNational Association of Free Will BaptistsLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.1%1.9%1.4%1.3%5.2%
Congregations4.4%5.8%2.2%0.7%9.5%
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: 9
Lawrence County:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
Lawrence County:

1.71 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Lawrence County:

7.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 19
Here:

4.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.0%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Lawrence County:

30.3%
Tennessee:

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

11.9%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$895
Streets and Highways 0$0 2$1,807
Totals for Government 0$0 3$2,702

Iron City government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $344,000 ($1048.78)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $18,000 ($54.88)
    Financial Administration: $17,000 ($51.83)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $26,000 ($79.27)

Iron City government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $344,000 ($1048.78)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $11,000 ($33.54)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $2,000 ($6.10)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($3.05)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $22,000 ($67.07)
    Highways: $10,000 ($30.49)
  • Tax - Property: $11,000 ($33.54)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($3.05)

4.47% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.47%
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 Maury County, TN  0.56% ($38,267 average AGI)
from Giles County, TN  0.36% ($20,729)
from Lauderdale County, AL  0.31% ($38,171)


4.98% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,850 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.98%
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 Maury County, TN  0.58% ($32,436 average AGI)
to Giles County, TN  0.51% ($21,348)
to Lauderdale County, AL  0.31% ($32,810)

Strongest AM radio stations in Iron City:

  • WZNN (620 AM; 5 kW; LEXINGTON, AL; Owner: MANUEL HUERTA)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WVNA (1590 AM; 5 kW; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WVNN (770 AM; 10 kW; ATHENS, AL; Owner: ATHENS BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)

Strongest FM radio stations in Iron City:

  • WJOR-FM (101.5 FM; ST. JOSEPH, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W254AA (98.7 FM; COLBERT HEIGHTS, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)
  • WLAY-FM (100.3 FM; TUSCUMBIA, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMSR-FM (94.9 FM; COLLINWOOD, TN; Owner: OHIO BROADCAST ASSOCIATES)
  • WYTK (93.9 FM; ROGERSVILLE, AL; Owner: SHOALS BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WQLT-FM (107.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFIX (91.3 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRI-STATE INSPIRATIONAL B/C CORP.)
  • WXFL (96.1 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BIG RIVER BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • W202BY (88.3 FM; KILLEN, AL; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WVNA-FM (105.5 FM; MUSCLE SHOALS, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBTG-FM (106.3 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: SLATTON & ASSOCS. BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • W226AF (93.1 FM; LORETTO, TN; Owner: PROSPECT COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAKD (89.9 FM; SHEFFIELD, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • W287AA (105.3 FM; LAWRENCEBURG, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WEUZ (92.1 FM; MINOR HILL, TN; Owner: BROADCAST ONE, INC.)
  • WLLX (97.5 FM; LAWRENCEBURG, TN; Owner: ROGER WRIGHT DBA PROSPECT COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WMXV (103.5 FM; RUSSELLVILLE, AL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDNX (89.1 FM; OLIVE HILL, TN; Owner: RURAL LIFE FOUNDATION, INC)
  • W225AB (92.9 FM; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: WILLIAM P. ROGERS)

TV broadcast stations around Iron City:

  • WHDF (Channel 15; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: VALLEY TELEVISION, LLC)
  • WXFL-LP (Channel 5; FLORENCE, ETC., AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBCF-LP (Channel 3; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: BENNY CARLE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W57BV (Channel 57; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYLE (Channel 26; FLORENCE, AL; Owner: ETC COMMUNICATIONS INC.)

Iron City fatal accident list:

Apr 21, 2009 07:00 PM, Holly Creek Rd, Lat: 35.03342222, Lon: -87.584525, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
May 27, 2006 10:35 AM, Sr-242, Lat: 35.028981, Lon: -87.582061, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 4, 1993 05:00 PM, Sr227, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1
Oct 29, 1988 10:20 PM, Walnut, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
Apr 6, 1986 07:00 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 30, 1977 11:30 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total costs: $89,000
Total average daily traffic: 160
Total average daily truck traffic: 3
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 256


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 48
  • Hazardous Condition: 1
  • Service Call: 1
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Iron City


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Most common first names in Iron City, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James3967.5 years
William2076.4 years
John1480.1 years
Mary1473.9 years
Willie1272.2 years
Joe1176.6 years
Charles1055.3 years
Thomas977.9 years
Annie783.2 years
Walter774.1 years
Most common last names in Iron City, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Butler1780.8 years
Moore1566.9 years
Kelley1467.6 years
Hollis1377.6 years
Stults1270.1 years
Brewer1178.2 years
Phillips1076.0 years
Purser1063.0 years
Daniel1065.8 years
Wilson980.8 years

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