Kenton, Tennessee

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Population in 2013: 1,251 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -4.2%
 
Males: 562  (44.9%)
Females: 689  (55.1%)
Median resident age:  40.3 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 38233.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $32,148 (it was $29,803 in 2000)
Kenton:

$32,148
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $15,969 (it was $16,515 in 2000)

Kenton town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,950 (it was $57,200 in 2000)
Kenton:

$68,950
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2012: All housing units: $74,153; Detached houses: $76,864; Mobile homes: $51,588

Median gross rent in 2012: $459.

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Kenton races chart
  • White alone - 1,063 (82.0%)
  • Black alone - 156 (12.0%)
  • Two or more races - 38 (2.9%)
  • Hispanic - 27 (2.1%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 4 (0.3%)

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

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Kenton: 79.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: United States (23.8%), Irish (19.9%), English (7.1%), German (6.9%), Scotch-Irish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1899

Elevation: 308 feet

Land area: 2.00 square miles.

Population density: 626 people per square mile   (low).

Kenton,TN real estate house value index trend

Kenton, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Kenton:

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Kenton town:

  • Never married: 16.1%
  • Now married: 51.7%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 13.4%
  • Divorced: 15.4%

15 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.2%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Kenton, Tennessee as of March 05, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Kenton to the number of sex offenders is 252 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $559 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $581 (0.8%)

Kenton satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Jackson, TN (40.8 miles , pop. 59,643).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Memphis, TN (92.3 miles , pop. 650,100).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (396.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Kenton-Mason Hall, TN (2.0 miles ), Rutherford, TN (2.3 miles ), China Grove, TN (2.5 miles ), Dyer, TN (3.0 miles ), Yorkville, TN (3.0 miles ), Trimble, TN (3.1 miles ), Sharon, TN (3.3 miles ), Obion, TN (3.3 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 1 building, cost: $55,000
  • 1998: 6 buildings, average cost: $49,300
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $162,500
  • 2000: 6 buildings, average cost: $41,700
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2005: 6 buildings, average cost: $45,000
  • 2006: 6 buildings, average cost: $45,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 36.20 N, Longitude: 89.01 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Home of the White Squirrels

Area code: 731

Kenton household income distribution Kenton home values distribution

Crime rates in Kenton by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 02020000001
per 100,000 0.0150.30.0152.10.00.00.00.00.00.077.2
Robberies 20000000000
per 100,000 151.70.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 11535240233
per 100,000 75.975.1378.8228.1379.4153.1309.10.0155.5232.0231.7
Burglaries 61141054610198
per 100,000 455.2826.4303.0760.5379.4306.3463.7775.877.8696.1617.8
Thefts 917111548711141417
per 100,000 682.91277.2833.31140.7303.5612.6541.0853.41088.61082.81312.7
Auto thefts 14110000211
per 100,000 75.9300.575.876.00.00.00.00.0155.577.377.2
Arson 00000000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 297.6) 131.1279.2141.9283.4119.379.7120.792.196.3150.5218.6

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

Crime rate in Kenton detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 5 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.86
Tennessee average:

2.54
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

10.3%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -92 (-6.6%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (30%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Manufacturing (25%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Finance and insurance (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (8%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Kenton, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Kenton-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 97% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 6.1 miles away from the Kenton town center caused $100,000 in damages.

On 3/1/1997, a category F4 tornado 10.9 miles away from the town center injured 15 people and caused $2 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kenton-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 73% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 51.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 72.8 miles away from Kenton 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 167.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG) earthquake occurred 83.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/27/1989 at 16:47:49, a magnitude 4.7 (4.6 MB, 4.7 LG, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 44.3 miles away from Kenton center
On 9/29/1987 at 00:04:56, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 47.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Obion County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 2, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kenton topographic map

Birthplace of: Carl Bell (musician) - Musician and producer, Memphis Pal Moore - Boxer, Rags Faircloth - Baseball player.

Hospitals and medical centers near Kenton:

  • DYER NURSING AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; DYER, TN)
  • VOLUNTEER COMMUNITY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MARTIN, TN)
  • CAREALL (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MARTIN, TN)
  • UNIVERSITY HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MARTIN, TN)
  • VAN AYER MANOR NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARTIN, TN)
  • VAN AYER MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARTIN, TN)
  • BEHAVIOR HEALTHCARE CENTER AT MARTIN (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MARTIN, TN)

Amtrak station near Kenton:

  • 16 miles: NEWBERN/DYERSBURG (NEWBERN, 108 JEFFERSON ST.) . Services: fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, free short-term parking, free long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kenton:

  • The University of Tennessee-Martin (about 13 miles; Martin, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,013)
  • Dyersburg State Community College (about 24 miles; Dyersburg, TN; FT enrollment: 2,211)
  • Bethel University (about 29 miles; McKenzie, TN; FT enrollment: 5,878)
  • Union University (about 38 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 4,051)
  • Jackson State Community College (about 41 miles; Jackson, TN; FT enrollment: 2,958)
  • Murray State University (about 48 miles; Murray, KY; FT enrollment: 8,930)
  • West Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 63 miles; Paducah, KY; FT enrollment: 4,107)

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Notable locations in Kenton: Kenton Fire Department (A), Kenton City Hall (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Cemetery: Sunny Side Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Kenton: Kenton City Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Obion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 40.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

40.2
U.S.:

74.2

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 3.30. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.30
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2003 was 1.35. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.35
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2003 was 34.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.2
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.83. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.83
U.S.:

9.14

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

KENTON WATER DEPT (Population served: 1,490, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2009 and JUN-2009, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-04-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-04-2009), St Compliance achieved (SEP-30-2009)
MASON HALL DEVELOPMENT CORP. (Population served: 207, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2013, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-01-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-01-2013), St Compliance achieved (OCT-09-2013), St Public Notif received (OCT-09-2013)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2010 and DEC-2010, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2010), St Compliance achieved (2 times from MAR-31-2011 to MAR-31-2011)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
TINY'S MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 82, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (AUG-27-2010), St BCA signed (AUG-31-2010), St Public Notif requested (SEP-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011), St Civil Case under development (2 times from MAR-31-2011 to DEC-19-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-09-2012)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In OCT-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011), St Civil Case under development (2 times from MAR-31-2011 to DEC-19-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-09-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-17-2013)
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In SEP-01-2010, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011), St Civil Case under development (2 times from MAR-31-2011 to DEC-19-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-09-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-17-2013)
  • Monitoring, Repeat Major (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform (TCR). Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (MAR-31-2011), St Civil Case under development (2 times from MAR-31-2011 to DEC-19-2011), St AO (w/penalty) issued (APR-09-2012), St Public Notif received (MAY-17-2013)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.5%
(12.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.5% for Black residents, 19.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  67.9%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  6.3%
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: 0.0% of all households

Kenton, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Kenton compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Kenton (2011 data):

  • First State Bank: Kenton Branch at 107 North Poplar Street, branch established on 2003/01/27. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,646.2 mil, Deposits: $1,393.0 mil, headquarters in Union City, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 32 total offices, Holding Company: Community First Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

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

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (52%)
  • Utility gas (47%)
  • Other fuel (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kenton town (based on Obion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 68.17%
Here: 68.2%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurches of ChristCumberland Presbyterian ChurchAssemblies of God
Adherents57.8%15.2%10.0%6.0%3.0%
Congregations24.6%21.9%22.8%13.2%5.3%
NameCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)Lutheran ChurchOther
Adherents2.4%2.0%0.9%0.8%1.9%
Congregations0.9%2.6%0.9%0.9%7.0%
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: 5
Obion County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.32 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 15
Obion County:

4.76 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Obion County:

30.9%
Tennessee:

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

15.1%
State:

13.5%
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
Other Government Administration 2$3,883$23,2980$0
Police Protection - Officers 6$18,202$36,4044$4,817
Streets and Highways 2$4,410$26,4600$0
Water Supply 2$5,131$30,7860$0
Totals for Government 12$31,626$31,6264$4,817

Kenton government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $253,000 ($202.24)
    Water Utilities: $246,000 ($196.64)
    Police Protection: $164,000 ($131.10)
    Regular Highways: $118,000 ($94.32)
    Solid Waste Management: $115,000 ($91.93)
    Parks & Recreation: $26,000 ($20.78)
    Fire Protection: $11,000 ($8.79)
    Welfare - Other: $10,000 ($7.99)
    General - Other: $5,000 ($4.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $0 ($0.00)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $53,000 ($42.37)
    Welfare - Other: $5,000 ($4.00)
    Financial Administration: $4,000 ($3.20)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $360,000 ($287.77)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $47,000 ($37.57)

Kenton government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing & Community Development: $50,000 ($39.97)
    Public Welfare: $45,000 ($35.97)
    Highways: $3,000 ($2.40)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $30,000 ($23.98)
    Public Welfare: $9,000 ($7.19)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $24,000 ($19.18)
    General Revenue, NEC: $4,000 ($3.20)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $232,000 ($185.45)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $114,000 ($91.13)
    Electric Utilities: $9,000 ($7.19)
    Highways: $3,000 ($2.40)
  • Tax - Property: $173,000 ($138.29)
    Total General Sales: $84,000 ($67.15)
    Other Selective Sales: $13,000 ($10.39)
    Motor Vehicle License: $9,000 ($7.19)

Kenton government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $1,032,000 ($824.94)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Water Utilities: $1,799,000 ($1438.05)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $2,753,000 ($2200.64)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $78,000 ($62.35)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $75,000 ($59.95)
    Beginning: $46,000 ($36.77)

Kenton government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Bond Fund - Cash & Deposits: $760,000 ($607.51)
  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $676,000 ($540.37)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $15,000 ($11.99)

5.22% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,713 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.22%
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 Weakley County, TN  0.91% ($27,168 average AGI)
from Fulton County, KY  0.53% ($20,839)
from Dyer County, TN  0.48% ($26,579)


5.67% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,230 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
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 Weakley County, TN  1.02% ($29,645 average AGI)
to Dyer County, TN  0.57% ($28,343)
to Fulton County, KY  0.49% ($21,586)

Strongest AM radio stations in Kenton:

  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WDIA (1070 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGSF (1030 AM; 50 kW; MEMPHIS, TN; Owner: FLINN BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WMQM (1600 AM; 50 kW; LAKELAND, TN; Owner: WMQM, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WENK (1240 AM; 1 kW; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: WENK OF UNION CITY, INC.)
  • KOTC (830 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KENNETT, MO; Owner: EAGLE BLUFF ENTERPRISES)
  • WMUF (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; PARIS, TN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD B/CTING OF TN,INC)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WDXI (1310 AM; 5 kW; JACKSON, TN; Owner: LIBERTY RADIO II, INC.)
  • WCMT (1410 AM; 1 kW; MARTIN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kenton:

  • WLSQ-FM (94.3 FM; DYER, TN; Owner: F. DARRELL BOYD)
  • WTNE-FM (97.7 FM; TRENTON, TN; Owner: GIBSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYNU (92.3 FM; MILAN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WWYN (106.9 FM; MCKENZIE, TN; Owner: RAINBOW MEDIA, INC.)
  • WASL (100.1 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: DR PEPPER PEPSI-COLA BOTTLING CO.)
  • WCMT-FM (101.7 FM; MARTIN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKNQ (90.7 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: MID-SOUTH PUBLIC COMMS. FOUNDATION)
  • W205BN (88.9 FM; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCDZ (95.1 FM; DRESDEN, TN; Owner: THUNDERBOLT BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWKF (99.3 FM; FULTON, KY; Owner: WENK OF UNION CITY, INC.)
  • WYVY (104.9 FM; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: TWIN STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTKB-FM (93.7 FM; ATWOOD, TN; Owner: GIBSON COUNTY BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQAK (105.7 FM; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: TWIN STATES BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLSZ (105.3 FM; HUMBOLDT, TN; Owner: BOYD ENTERPRISES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kenton:

  • WUWT-CA (Channel 9; UNION CITY, TN; Owner: JOSEPH H. HARPOLE, SR.)
  • WJKT (Channel 16; JACKSON, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W02BT (Channel 2; SHARON, TN; Owner: DAYSTAR MINISTRIES)
  • WBBJ-TV (Channel 7; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • WDYR-CA (Channel 33; DYERSBURG, TN; Owner: TRI-STATE CHRISTIAN TV, INC.)
  • W26CJ (Channel 26; JACKSON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WJTE-LP (Channel 19; JACKSON, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Kenton fatal accident list:

Aug 7, 2007 12:40 AM, Us-Sr5, Vehicles: 2, Fatalities: 2
Aug 21, 2004 02:18 PM, Sr-89, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $3,343,000
Total average daily traffic: 4,460
Total average daily truck traffic: 286
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 7,536

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Kenton)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 3 Mi E Of Kenton Greenfield Rd Rt 1 Box 286 (Lat: 36.238667 Lon: -89.004778), Call Sign: KNCL413, Licensee ID: L00082591
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.465 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/1996, Expiration Date: 01/05/2002, Cancellation Date: 05/05/2002
    Registrant: Wayne Grant, 3315 Forks River Rd, Kenton, TN 38233, Phone: (901) 749-0321
  • 2 Mi W Of Sharon Rd On Forks River Rd (Lat: 36.240611 Lon: -88.964500), Call Sign: KNDY929
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.535 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/29/2012, Expiration Date: 10/06/2022
    Registrant: Universal Licensing Servicer, 4401-A Connecticut Ave Nw #232, Washington, DC 20008, Phone: (877) 677-3639, Fax: (949) 209-3097, Email:
  • Walnut Grove Rd 4 Mi Nw Of Hwy 105 (Lat: 36.195889 Lon: -88.958389), Call Sign: KNEQ559
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.885 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/02/1998, Expiration Date: 01/13/2003, Cancellation Date: 04/20/2003
    Registrant: Coy Yergen, 169 Walnut Gr Ch Rd, Kenton, TN 38233
  • Hwy 45 2 Mi N (Lat: 36.229222 Lon: -89.030611), Call Sign: KNIM995, Licensee ID: L00106359
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.396 MHz
    Grant Date: 12/16/1998, Expiration Date: 02/13/2004, Cancellation Date: 04/25/2004
    Registrant: Gibson County Utility District, Trenton, TN 38382, Phone: (901) 855-1441

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • STATION, Us Hwy 45 3 Mi N Of (Lat: 36.238111 Lon: -89.033667), Overall height: 86.9 m, Call Sign: WNTS856
    Assigned Frequencies: 952.006 MHz, 928.006 MHz
    Grant Date: 01/03/2008, Expiration Date: 02/15/2018
    Registrant: Keller And Heckman LLP, 1001 G Street Nw Suite 500 West, Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 434-4130, Fax: (202) 434-4646, Email:
  • DY405 TV Kenton, 3817 Concord Road (Lat: 36.219111 Lon: -89.029694), Type: Tower, Structure height: 94.4 m, Overall height: 102.1 m, Call Sign: WQOC907
    Assigned Frequencies: 11305.0 MHz, 11345.0 MHz
    Grant Date: 08/16/2011, Expiration Date: 08/16/2021, Certifier: Glenn Ishihara
    Registrant: Ntch-West Tenn, Inc., 703 Pier Ave., Suite B, Pmb 813, Hermose Beach, CA 90254, Phone: (310) 798-7111, Fax: (877) 367-6824, Email:
  • STATION, On Us Hwy 45 3 Mi N Of (Lat: 36.237833 Lon: -89.033667), Overall height: 86.9 m, Call Sign: KIS94
    Assigned Frequencies: 1895.00 MHz, 1915.00 MHz
    Grant Date: 10/24/1995, Expiration Date: 07/22/1998, Cancellation Date: 04/22/1997
    Registrant: Phone: (502) 926-8686

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kenton)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 29
  • Hazardous Condition: 7

Incident types - Kenton

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kenton, TN
Most common first names in Kenton, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4874.7 years
William4375.2 years
John3873.0 years
Robert3374.0 years
Mary2878.5 years
Willie1777.2 years
George1478.8 years
Albert1180.3 years
Thomas1169.8 years
Annie1177.7 years
Most common last names in Kenton, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith2581.1 years
Eddlemon2076.7 years
Taylor1977.6 years
Cooper1977.0 years
Davis1476.5 years
Johnson1377.3 years
Whitworth1374.8 years
Reed1380.8 years
Graves1377.1 years
Williams1280.1 years

Businesses in Kenton, TN

  • Chevrolet: 1
  • La-Z-Boy: 1
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