Karns, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 11,119.
Males: 5,442  (48.9%)
Females: 5,677  (51.1%)
Median resident age:  38.8 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37931

Estimated median household income in 2013: $63,724 (it was $48,545 in 2000)
Karns:

$63,724
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $28,433 (it was $21,784 in 2000)

Karns CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $190,542 (it was $112,700 in 2000)
Karns:

$190,542
TN:

$140,300
  • Races in Karns, TN (2000)

    Karns races chart
    • 9,71096.8%White alone
    • 940.9%Black alone
    • 850.8%Hispanic
    • 610.6%Two or more races
    • 430.4%Asian alone
    • 280.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.05%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 30.03%Other race alone
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Karns: 93.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 980 feet

Land area: 13.6 square miles.

Population density: 815 people per square mile   (low).

Karns, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Karns:

  • High school or higher: 85.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.3%
  • Unemployed: 2.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Karns CCD:

  • Never married: 17.7%
  • Now married: 67.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 4.8%
  • Divorced: 9.9%

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

Karns CCD:  0.7% ($820)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Karns satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (8.0 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (142.7 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (448.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Powell, TN (2.2 miles ), Hardin Valley, TN (2.6 miles ), Knoxville, TN (2.8 miles ), Clinton, TN (2.8 miles ), Farragut, TN (3.1 miles ), Concord, TN (3.1 miles ), Park City, TN (3.3 miles ), Oak Ridge, TN (3.4 miles ).

Latitude: 35.99 N, Longitude: 84.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 865

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

6.3%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (3%)
  • Health care (16%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (3%)

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

Average climate in Karns, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Karns-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 30% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 9.5 miles away from the Karns place center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 tornado 17.5 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Karns-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 15.1 miles away from the city center
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 153.2 miles away from Karns 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 135.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 172.4 miles away from the city 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 269.7 miles away from Karns center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 149.1 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 Knox County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Karns:

  • OPEN ARMS CARE CORP #5 (Hospital, about 1 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • OPEN ARMS CARE CORP #6 (Hospital, about 1 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • OPEN ARMS CARE CORP #8 (Hospital, about 2 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • OPEN ARMS CARE CORP #4 (Hospital, about 5 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • SHANNONDALE HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • COVENANT HOMECARE (Home Health Center, about 5 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • (CLOSED) FHC OAKWOOD (Hospital, about 5 miles away; KNOXVILLE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Karns:

  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 6 miles; Knoxville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,271)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 10 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Roane State Community College (about 32 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 48 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Walters State Community College (about 49 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 52 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 71 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)

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Notable locations in Karns: Zion Childrens Home (A), Rural / Metro Fire Department Knoxville 31 (B), Karns Volunteer Fire Department Main Station (C), Rural / Metro Fire Department Knoxville Fleet / Training Center (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Karns include: Beaver Ridge United Methodist Church (A), Beaver Creek Church (B), Grace Church (C), Trinity Church (D), Karns Church (E), Ball Camp Baptist Church (F), Byington Church (G), Ball Road Church (H), Bethel Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Beaver Ridge Cemetery (1), Bird Cemetery (2), Grubbs Cemetery (3), Brimer Cemetery (4), Childs Cemetery (5), Collier Cemetery (6), Cox View Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Jimmy Baisley Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Grassy Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Karns include: Karns Community Park (1), Powell Park (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Knox 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 2012 was 105. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

105
U.S.:

74

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 9.14. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.14
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 2.32. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.32
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 29.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

29.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 21.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

21.4
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 4.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.1

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0182. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0182
U.S.:

0.0147
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.7%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.8%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

4.2%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

1.4%
Whole state:

5.8%
32 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000

Karns 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage 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 below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Tennessee average:

13.3

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (43%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Karns CCD (based on Knox County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant183,754365
Mainline Protestant51,345116
Catholic21,9887
Other7,17834
Black Protestant6,89729
Orthodox8182
None160,246-
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: 74
Knox County:

1.75 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 5
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 58
Knox County:

1.37 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 162
Knox County:

3.82 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 313
Here:

7.39 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.0%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Knox County:

27.5%
Tennessee:

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

13.7%
State:

13.5%

6.40% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($40,037 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.40%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($239 average AGI)
Knox County:

0.03%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Blount County, TN  0.47% ($28,682 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TN  0.42% ($37,493)
from Sevier County, TN  0.31% ($26,067)


5.92% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($40,558 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.92%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($315 average AGI)
Knox County:

0.06%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Blount County, TN  0.46% ($65,752 average AGI)
to Anderson County, TN  0.40% ($31,623)
to Sevier County, TN  0.29% ($31,910)

Strongest AM radio stations in Karns:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WATO (1290 AM; 5 kW; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKXV (900 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RA-TEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMTY (670 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FARRAGUT, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMEN (760 AM; daytime; 2 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THOMAS MOFFIT JR.)
  • WKGN (1340 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRIPLE S ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WITA (1490 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WITA, INC.)
  • WJXB (1240 AM; 1 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WYSH (1380 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CLINTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Karns:

  • WMYU (93.1 FM; KARNS, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYFC (95.3 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WYIL-FM (98.7 FM; OLIVER SPRINGS, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WNFZ (94.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: JOHN W. PIRKLE)
  • WKHT (104.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRMX-FM (106.7 FM; NORRIS, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WTXM-FM (95.7 FM; MARYVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WKZX-FM (93.5 FM; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: BP BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSEV-FM (105.5 FM; GATLINBURG, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Karns:

  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W50CG (Channel 50; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W56CM (Channel 56; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFEM-LP (Channel 12; HEISKELL, ETC., TN; Owner: H. EARL MARLAR)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WKXE-LP (Channel 4; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Businesses in Karns, TN

  • McDonald's: 1
  • Walgreens: 1
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