Jonesborough, Tennessee

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Population in 2014: 5,238 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: +25.7%
Males: 2,672  (51.0%)
Females: 2,566  (49.0%)
Median resident age:  38.4 years
Tennessee median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 37659.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $45,751 (it was $32,132 in 2000)
Jonesborough:

$45,751
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $22,892 (it was $18,768 in 2000)

Jonesborough town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $149,736 (it was $93,300 in 2000)
Jonesborough:

$149,736
TN:

$140,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $171,759; Detached houses: $190,651; Townhouses or other attached units: $166,680; In 2-unit structures: $150,655; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $171,650; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $123,487; Mobile homes: $47,578

Median gross rent in 2013: $712.

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  • Races in Jonesborough, TN (2010)

    Jonesborough races chart
    • 4,63691.8%White alone
    • 2164.3%Black alone
    • 901.8%Hispanic
    • 681.3%Two or more races
    • 310.6%Asian alone
    • 60.1%Other race alone
    • 40.08%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Jonesborough: 83.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: United States (21.8%), English (18.7%), Irish (16.3%), German (13.8%), Scottish (2.3%), Scotch-Irish (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1779

Elevation: 1692 feet

Land area: 4.33 square miles.

Population density: 1,210 people per square mile   (low).

Jonesborough,TN real estate house value index trend

Jonesborough, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Jonesborough:

  • High school or higher: 86.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.7%
  • Unemployed: 6.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Jonesborough town:

  • Never married: 25.6%
  • Now married: 53.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 7.5%
  • Divorced: 12.8%

186 residents are foreign born (2.5% Latin America).

This town:

3.6%
Tennessee:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,107 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,182 (0.6%)

Jonesborough satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (6.2 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (119.0 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (473.6 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities: Midway, TN (1.7 miles ), Bethesda, TN (2.3 miles ), Johnson City, TN (2.5 miles ), Sulphur Springs, TN (2.7 miles ), Telford, TN (2.8 miles ), Gray, TN (2.9 miles ), Unicoi, TN (3.0 miles ), Oak Grove, TN (3.0 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 25 buildings, average cost: $100,100
  • 1998: 51 buildings, average cost: $99,500
  • 1999: 32 buildings, average cost: $89,800
  • 2000: 32 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2001: 22 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2002: 53 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2003: 56 buildings, average cost: $115,900
  • 2004: 28 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2005: 50 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2006: 139 buildings, average cost: $123,000
  • 2007: 59 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 2008: 57 buildings, average cost: $126,100
  • 2009: 35 buildings, average cost: $101,600
  • 2010: 18 buildings, average cost: $111,800
  • 2011: 17 buildings, average cost: $114,100
  • 2012: 17 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2013: 50 buildings, average cost: $98,300
  • 2014: 47 buildings, average cost: $107,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.29 N, Longitude: 82.47 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Tennessee's Oldest Town
Jonesborough household income distribution Jonesborough home values distribution

Crime rates in Jonesborough by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014
Murders 0000000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 0112010110000
per 100,000 0.023.022.544.10.020.80.018.717.90.00.00.00.0
Robberies 0410021022000
per 100,000 0.091.922.50.00.041.619.40.035.839.20.00.00.0
Assaults 105137131951120101189
per 100,000 235.5114.8293.1154.5282.1395.696.8205.6358.2196.2213.8154.9173.0
Burglaries 27133040242511242224151417
per 100,000 635.7298.6676.3882.8520.8520.5213.0448.5394.1470.9291.5271.2326.8
Thefts 908256172956554787071896249
per 100,000 2,119.11,883.31,262.43,796.12,061.61,353.31,045.51,457.71,253.81,393.01,729.51,200.9941.9
Auto thefts 10456461248212
per 100,000 235.591.9112.7132.486.8124.919.437.471.6157.038.919.438.4
Arson 2511010000200
per 100,000 47.1114.822.522.10.020.80.00.00.00.038.90.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 287.5) 202.8179.2197.7301.8189.4217.086.7154.6187.2158.2140.7103.4102.1

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Jonesborough detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 21 (17 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.27
Tennessee average:

2.56
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.8%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +516 (+14.1%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (23%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Retail trade (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
  • Utilities (4%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Production occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)

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

Average climate in Jonesborough, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Jonesborough-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 9.4 miles away from the Jonesborough town center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the town center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Jonesborough-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 155.0 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 90.1 miles away from Jonesborough center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 167.5 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 65.7 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 69.7 miles away from Jonesborough center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 149.5 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 Washington County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Jonesborough topographic map

Birthplace of: James Patton Brownlow - Union Army colonel, Bernie Moore - College football coach, Dale Ford - Politician, Moses H. Cone - Businessman, Jim Constable - Baseball player, Walter Stuart Diehl - Aerospace engineer.

Hospitals and medical centers in Jonesborough:

  • FOUR OAKS HEALTH CARE CENTER (1101 PERSIMMON RIDGE RD)
  • JONESBOROUGH NH (300 W JACKSON BLVD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Jonesborough:

  • LAKEBRIDGE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; JOHNSON CITY, TN)
  • DAVITA TENNESSEE VALLEY DIAL CNTR (Dialysis Facility, about 5 miles away; JOHNSON CITY, TN)
  • (CLOSED) WOODRIDGE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 5 miles away; JOHNSON CITY, TN)
  • JOHNSON CITY MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; JOHNSON CITY, TN)
  • FRANKLIN TRANSITIONAL CARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; JOHNSON CITY, TN)
  • FRANKLIN TRANSITIONAL CARE (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; JOHNSON CITY, TN)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 7 miles away; JOHNSON CITY, TN)

airports located in Jonesborough:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Jonesborough:

  • East Tennessee State University (about 6 miles; Johnson City, TN; Full-time enrollment: 12,774)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 14 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Tusculum College (about 19 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • King University (about 27 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Walters State Community College (about 45 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Appalachian State University (about 45 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 48 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)

Public high school in Jonesborough:

Public elementary/middle schools in Jonesborough:

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Library in Jonesborough:

  • WASHINGTON COUNTY-JONESBOROUGH PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $509,785; Location: 200 SABIN DRIVE; 71,187 books; 2,876 audio materials; 3,076 video materials; 2 local licensed databases; 32 state licensed databases; 117 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Jonesborough: Jonesborough Fire Department (A), Washington County Courthouse (B), Jonesborough City Hall (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Jonesborough include: Jonesborough Church of Christ (A), Jonesboro United Methodist Church (B), Jonesboro Presbyterian Church (C), First Christian Church (D), First Baptist Church (E), Central Christian Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Williams Cemetery (1), Taylor Cemetery (2), Old Jonesboro Cemetery (3), Hilbert Cemetery (4), Estes Cemetery (5), Bales Cemetery (6), Babb-Smith Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Barkley Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Jonesborough History Museum (117 Boone Street), International Storytelling Center (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 116 West Main Street), Lee's Amusements (Amusement & Theme Parks; 314 Hales Road), Northeast Tennessee Tourism Association (109 Fox Street), Appalachian Tours & Charter (Tours & Charters; 1416 Fordtown Road).

Hotel: Eureka Hotel (127 West Main Street).

Courts: Washington County Tn Offices - Circuit Court Clerk- Courthouse (Courthouse), Washington County Tn Offices - Sessions Court- Courthouse (Courthouse), Washington County Tn Offices - Criminal Court (Courthouse).

Washington 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
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 60.5. This is better than average.

City:

60.5
U.S.:

74.7

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.48
U.S.:

9.35

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0520. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 6.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0520
U.S.:

0.0138
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 19.0%
(18.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.0% for Black residents, 83.3% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.2 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  61.6%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  5.5%
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: 0.3% of all households
433 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities in 2010
73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
332 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) in 2000
81 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Jonesborough (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Jonesborough Branch at 401 East Jackson Boulevard, branch established on 1977/12/31. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • New Peoples Bank, Inc.: Jonesborough Branch at 372 East Jackson Blvd., branch established on 2006/09/14. Info updated 2007/08/21: Bank assets: $781.6 mil, Deposits: $709.1 mil, headquarters in Honaker, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: New Peoples Bankshares, Inc.
  • Bank of Tennessee: Jonesborough Branch at 502 East Jackson Boulevard, branch established on 1992/12/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $640.0 mil, Deposits: $524.3 mil, headquarters in Kingsport, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 15 total offices, Holding Company: Banctenn Corp.
  • Capital Bank, National Association: Jonesborough Branch at 150 North Lincoln Avenue, branch established on 1993/11/01. Info updated 2011/09/21: Bank assets: $6,448.0 mil, Deposits: $5,135.4 mil, headquarters in Miami, FL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 152 total offices, Holding Company: North American Financial Holdings, Inc.
  • Andrew Johnson Bank: Jonesborough Branch at 1551 East Jackson Boulevard, branch established on 2005/10/11. Info updated 2009/02/19: Bank assets: $267.9 mil, Deposits: $242.8 mil, headquarters in Greeneville, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Andrew Johnson Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Jonesborough Branch at Highway 11-E Bypass, branch established on 1971/07/01. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • First Tennessee Bank, National Association: Jonesborough Branch at 401 West Jackson Blvd, branch established on 1886/01/01. Info updated 2009/09/08: Bank assets: $24,563.4 mil, Deposits: $16,402.1 mil, headquarters in Memphis, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 180 total offices, Holding Company: First Horizon National Corporation

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.9
Tennessee average:

12.1

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

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Religion statistics for Jonesborough town (based on Washington County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant51,327182
Mainline Protestant12,87750
Catholic3,0001
Other1,9248
Black Protestant7365
Orthodox451
None53,070-
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: 20
Washington County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
This county:

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Washington County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 95
Here:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

29.0%
Tennessee:

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

14.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

51.9%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Jonesborough:

49.3%
State:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.0
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.3%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Jonesborough:

8.1%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Jonesborough:

6.9
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Jonesborough:

33.3%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Jonesborough:

58.3%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Jonesborough:

79.0%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Jonesborough, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 6$15,815$31,6300$0
Other Government Administration 8$19,890$29,8350$0
Police Protection - Officers 14$44,335$38,0010$0
Police - Other 6$12,958$25,9160$0
Firefighters 6$18,708$37,4160$0
Streets and Highways 10$21,300$25,5600$0
Welfare 3$8,294$33,1760$0
Solid Waste Management 5$9,140$21,9360$0
Sewerage 16$37,206$27,9050$0
Parks and Recreation 9$21,981$29,30813$4,089
Water Supply 31$72,830$28,1920$0
Other and Unallocable 4$10,470$31,4100$0
Totals for Government 118$292,927$29,78913$4,089

7.52% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,330 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.52%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($119 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Sullivan County, TN  1.37% ($32,307 average AGI)
from Carter County, TN  0.96% ($27,972)
from Greene County, TN  0.43% ($23,573)


6.99% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,050 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.99%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($381 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.05%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Sullivan County, TN  1.31% ($32,121 average AGI)
to Carter County, TN  0.97% ($26,136)
to Greene County, TN  0.40% ($23,616)

Strongest AM radio stations in Jonesborough:

  • 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.)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • 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.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKIN (1320 AM; 5 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Jonesborough:

  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION 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.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WXIS (103.9 FM; ERWIN, TN; Owner: WEMB, INC.)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)

TV broadcast stations around Jonesborough:

  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKPT-LP (Channel 25; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
Jonesborough fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2014

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2014 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Jonesborough fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 48m157ftTotal length
  • $7,386,000Total costs
  • 82,160Total average daily traffic
  • 5,921Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 21930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 51950-1959
  • 21970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Jonesborough, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Jonesborough, TN)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • NA JONESBORO, 189 Simmerman Rd (Lat: 36.282000 Lon: -82.509694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 60.3 m, Overall height: 60.7 m, Call Sign: WQNJ971
    Assigned Frequencies: 10715.0 MHz, 10835.0 MHz, 10915.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 03/01/2021, Certifier: Christopher L HarrisRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • NA S CHEROKE, 255 Taylor Bridge Rd (Lat: 36.209361 Lon: -82.483139), Type: Tower, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQNJ972
    Assigned Frequencies: 11215.0 MHzGrant Date: 03/01/2011, Expiration Date: 03/01/2021, Certifier: Christopher L HarrisRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:
  • NA HWY75 S, 1562 Highway 81 North (Lat: 36.324389 Lon: -82.569000), Type: Pole, Structure height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQNK356
    Assigned Frequencies: 6197.24 MHzGrant Date: 03/02/2011, Expiration Date: 03/02/2021, Certifier: Christopher L HarrisRegistrant: Conterra Ultra Broadband, LLC, 2101 Rexford Road Suite 200 E, Charlotte, NC 28211, Phone: (704) 936-1801, Fax: (704) 936-1801, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

145 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Jonesborough)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

5 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Jonesborough)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

16 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
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 ORIGINATED10$159,05016$184,48161$159,7673$69,0475$102,7761$83,670
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$01$173,9005$139,3660$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$156,7252$285,66515$129,1781$111,6101$115,0502$70,010
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$132,9201$142,52010$151,5420$01$60,2500$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$02$204,6450$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0617.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED2$237,3502$202,930
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$146,7300$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0617.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

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

JONESBOROUGH WATER DEPT (Population served: 24,312, Surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2012 and JUN-2012, Contaminant: CARBON, TOTAL. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JUN-01-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-01-2012), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2013)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2010 and SEP-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2010)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-31-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif requested (NOV-02-2007), St Public Notif received (JUN-01-2008)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 164
  • Hazardous Condition: 70
  • Service Call: 4
  • Good Intent Call: 27

Incident types - Jonesborough

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Jonesborough, TN
Most common first names in Jonesborough, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James17372.4 years
Mary14778.7 years
John13874.7 years
William13376.3 years
Robert10972.0 years
Charles6873.0 years
George6372.7 years
Dorothy4776.1 years
Frank4575.7 years
Fred4578.0 years
Most common last names in Jonesborough, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Miller7173.6 years
Smith5877.9 years
Ford4875.7 years
Cox4673.6 years
Jones4477.4 years
Bacon3874.6 years
Johnson3777.0 years
Taylor3773.9 years
Brown3581.0 years
Hensley3575.1 years

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (85%)
  • Utility gas (12%)
  • No fuel used (1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)
Businesses in Jonesborough, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's1
Advance Auto Parts1Lowe's1
AmericInn1McDonald's1
Arby's1Papa John's Pizza1
AutoZone1Rite Aid1
Burger King1Subway1
Curves1UPS2
FedEx2

Jonesborough compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Jonesborough on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #52 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a ferryboat to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #79 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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