Kingston, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 5,994 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +13.9%
 
Males: 2,863  (47.8%)
Females: 3,131  (52.2%)
Median resident age:

44.8 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 37763.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $60,351 (it was $34,071 in 2000)
Kingston:

$60,351
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $30,175 (it was $20,301 in 2000)

Kingston city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $192,359 (it was $85,100 in 2000)
Kingston:

$192,359
TN:

$191,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $218,831; detached houses: $231,480; townhouses or other attached units: $298,244; mobile homes: $86,156

Median gross rent in 2019: $757.

March 2019 cost of living index in Kingston: 80.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 8.9%
(8.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 32.9% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Kingston, TN (2019)
    • 5,38889.3%White alone
    • 3225.3%Black alone
    • 1182.0%Two or more races
    • 891.5%Hispanic
    • 691.1%Asian alone
    • 250.4%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 27 registered sex offenders living in Kingston, Tennessee as of April 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Kingston is 220 to 1.


Crime rates in Kingston by year

Type

2006

2007

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(16.8)
5
(85.5)
3
(51.3)
2
(34.5)
1
(17.2)
2
(34.3)
4
(69.0)
2
(34.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
3
(54.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.7)
1
(17.8)
2
(33.4)
6
(100.9)
4
(68.4)
2
(34.2)
4
(68.9)
2
(34.3)
4
(68.7)
3
(51.8)
1
(17.2)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
10
(180.4)
6
(107.4)
3
(53.2)
8
(142.6)
6
(100.2)
4
(67.3)
8
(136.8)
28
(479.2)
12
(206.8)
16
(274.8)
7
(120.2)
10
(172.6)
4
(68.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
28
(505.2)
30
(536.9)
20
(354.5)
16
(285.3)
18
(300.6)
24
(403.6)
27
(461.5)
26
(445.0)
37
(637.5)
21
(360.6)
18
(309.1)
13
(224.4)
13
(223.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
69
(1,245)
95
(1,700)
56
(992.7)
77
(1,373)
80
(1,336)
78
(1,312)
78
(1,333)
64
(1,095)
79
(1,361)
68
(1,168)
59
(1,013)
40
(690.4)
55
(946.8)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(126.3)
9
(161.1)
3
(53.2)
4
(71.3)
7
(116.9)
5
(84.1)
4
(68.4)
5
(85.6)
9
(155.1)
7
(120.2)
10
(171.7)
9
(155.3)
4
(68.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(67.3)
2
(34.2)
1
(17.1)
1
(17.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.2)
1
(17.3)
1
(17.2)
City-Data.com crime index147.6154.3120.2114.5113.9178.3207.4229.0201.1160.6148.0161.0105.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Kingston, TN

Crime rate in Kingston detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 13 (12 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.07
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: American (32.2%), German (10.7%), English (9.1%), Irish (4.8%), Italian (2.9%), Scotch-Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1799

Elevation: 233 feet

Land area: 6.55 square miles.

Population density: 915 people per square mile   (low).

Kingston, Tennessee map

105 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.7%
Tennessee:

5.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,984 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,352 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (32.1 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (128.0 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (446.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Midtown, TN (1.9 miles ),
Harriman, TN (2.2 miles ),
Oakdale, TN (2.9 miles ),
Barnard, TN (3.0 miles ),
Rockwood, TN (3.1 miles ),
Loudon, TN (3.6 miles ),
Coalfield, TN (3.7 miles ),
Lenoir City, TN (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 35.87 N, Longitude: 84.50 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +40 (+0.7%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 742 (26.7%)

Area code: 865

Distribution of median household income in Kingston, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Kingston, TN in 2019
Kingston satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $106,200
  • 1998: 32 buildings, average cost: $122,700
  • 1999: 23 buildings, average cost: $100,500
  • 2000: 20 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 2001: 21 buildings, average cost: $116,600
  • 2002: 23 buildings, average cost: $154,200
  • 2003: 36 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2004: 32 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2005: 36 buildings, average cost: $169,100
  • 2006: 39 buildings, average cost: $226,700
  • 2007: 43 buildings, average cost: $199,100
  • 2008: 10 buildings, average cost: $80,800
  • 2009: 8 buildings, average cost: $308,600
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $111,000
  • 2014: 4 buildings, average cost: $111,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Kingston, TN residents
Average permit cost in Kingston, TN
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Historical population in Kingston, TN
Historical housing units in Kingston, TN

Population change in the 1990s: +356 (+7.3%).
Most common industries in Kingston, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.9%)
  • Educational services (9.2%)
  • Construction (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Utilities (4.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.7%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (9.2%)
  • Utilities (8.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (7.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.0%)
  • Educational services (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.9%)
  • Educational services (13.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (10.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (3.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.0%)
Most common occupations in Kingston, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Engineers (3.8%)
  • Other protective service workers, including supervisors (3.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (3.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (9.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.4%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.4%)

Average climate in Kingston, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Kingston, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.5. This is about average.

City:

67.5
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.742. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.742
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.78. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.78
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Kingston-area historical tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 12% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 26.5 miles away from the Kingston city center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Kingston-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 98% greater 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 30.6 miles away from Kingston 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 164.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 114.5 miles away from Kingston center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 22.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 194.8 miles away from Kingston 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) earthquake occurred 258.2 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 Roane County (19) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 13, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Kingston topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Kingston:

  • MICHAEL DUNN CENTER JULIA CAILLIOUETTE (106 VILLAGE TRACE)
  • MICHAEL DUNN CENTER LEDA HERRON HOME (104 VILLAGE TRACE)
  • KINGSTON DIALYSIS (1208 N KENTUCKY ST)

Airports located in Kingston:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Kingston:

  • Roane State Community College (about 7 miles; Harriman, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,302)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 20 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 33 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 51 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 53 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 60 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 63 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)

Public high schools in Kingston:

Private high schools in Kingston:

  • CALVARY BAPTIST SCHOOL (Students: 76, Location: 900 STURGESS ST, Grades: PK-11)
  • KINGSTON ACADEMY (Students: 59, Location: 183 FIDDLERS LN, Grades: 1-12)
  • MICHAEL DUNN CENTER (Students: 20, Location: 629 GALLAHER RD, Grades: 4-12)
  • SAILAWAY LEARNING & ACADEMY (Students: 18, Location: 106 ARMOUR RD, Grades: UG-11)

Public elementary/middle schools in Kingston:

  • CHEROKEE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 589, Location: 200 PAINT ROCK FERRY RD, Grades: 6-8)
  • KINGSTON ELEMENTARY (Location: 2000 KINGSTON HW, Grades: KG-5)
  • MIDWAY ELEMENTARY (Location: 130 LAUREL BLUFF RD, Grades: PK-5)
See full list of schools located in Kingston

Library in Kingston:

  • KINGSTON PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $218,809; Location: 1004 BRADFORD WAY; 32,781 books; 21 e-books; 1,137 audio materials; 1,789 video materials; 17 local licensed databases; 32 state licensed databases; 17 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Kingston: Kingston Fire Department (A), Kingston Fire Department Station 2 (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Kingston include: BEthel United Presbyterian Church (A), Braxton Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church (B), Calvary Baptist Church (C), Kingston Church of Christ (D), Kingston United Methodist Church (E), Central Church (F), Mars Hill Church (G), Kingston First Baptist Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Seuler Cemetery (1), Ladd Cemetery (2), Bethel Cemetery (3), Poor Farm Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Kingston include: Kingston Waterfront Park (1), Kingston City Park (2), Southwest Point Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Roane County Heritage Commission (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 119 Court Street) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Hotels: Comfort Inn Kingston (905 North Kentucky Street) (1), Family Inns of America Kingston (606 Gallaher Road) (2), Days Inn (495 Gallaher Road) (3), Family Inns of America (606 Gallaher Road) (4), Comfort Inn (905 N Kentucky St) (5). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Roane County - Criminal Court Probation Office (200 East Race Street) (1), Roane County - Judges- Juvenile Court Clerk (200 East Race Street) (2), Roane County - General Sessions Court Clerk (200 East Race Street) (3), Roane County - Judges- Chancery Court (1003 Bradford Way) (4), Roane County - Judges- Circuit Court (200 East Race Street) (5), Roane County - Judges- Sessions Court (200 East Race Street) (6), Roane County - Criminal Court Clerk- Circuit Court Clerk (200 East Race Street) (7). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Sam Rayburn - Politician, Bowden Wyatt - College football coach, George Lewis Gillespie, Jr. - Army Chief of Engineers, Ryan Hill - College football player (Tennessee Volunteers).

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

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

KINGSTON WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 9,094, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In NOV-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2012), St Civil Case under development (JUL-31-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In AUG-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2012), St Civil Case under development (JUL-31-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In JUL-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2012), St Civil Case under development (JUL-31-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In MAR-2011, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2012), St Civil Case under development (JUL-31-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2013)
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Unfilt/GWR) - In OCT-2010, Contaminant: GROUNDWATER RULE. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-18-2012), St Civil Case under development (JUL-31-2012), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2013)
  • One other older monitoring violation
WATTS BAR EAST U.D. (Population served: 2,911, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-12-2013), St Public Notif requested (DEC-12-2013)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Kingston that have no violations reported:

  • WATTS BAR UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 12,214, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater under infl of surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

63.6%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

4.3%
Whole state:

5.8%


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

People in group quarters in Kingston in 2010:

  • 100 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 42 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 16 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 9 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Kingston in 2000:

  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 38 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 19 people in nursing homes
  • 16 people in other group homes
  • 16 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 6 people in unknown juvenile institutions

Banks with branches in Kingston (2011 data):

  • United Community Bank: Kingston Branch at 223 North 3rd Street, branch established on 1997/12/30. Info updated 2009/06/23: Bank assets: $6,977.4 mil, Deposits: $6,170.1 mil, headquarters in Blairsville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 106 total offices, Holding Company: United Community Banks, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Kingston Branch at 421 North Kentucky Street, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Regions Bank: Kingston Branch at 320 N Kentucky Street, branch established on 1973/11/01. 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
  • The Citizens National Bank of Athens: Kingston Office Branch at 202 North Kentucky Street, branch established on 1998/07/03. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $534.9 mil, Deposits: $464.3 mil, headquarters in Athens, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Bancorp, Inc.
  • Bank of America, National Association: Kingston Branch at 620 North Kentucky Street, branch established on 1981/05/04. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Kingston:

Marital status in Kingston, TN
  • Never married: 26.5%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 8.7%
  • Divorced: 17.3%

For population 25 years and over in Kingston:

  • High school or higher: 90.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.0%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Kingston
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Kingston, TN (based on Roane County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant29,50297
Mainline Protestant3,38520
Black Protestant6534
Catholic5001
Other3452
None19,796-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Roane County:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Roane County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Roane County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Here:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Roane County:

12.9%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Roane County:

31.1%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Roane County:

11.9%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Kingston:

48.6%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

42.1%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Kingston:

28.5
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.2%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Kingston:

7.6%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Kingston:

6.8
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

29.6%
State:

33.9%

General health condition:
Kingston:

54.8%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

74.3%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Kingston, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Firefighters 14$45,867$39,3151$98
Police Protection - Officers 13$44,886$41,4332$407
Water Supply 13$58,282$53,7991$1,342
Streets and Highways 8$26,237$39,3561$182
Parks and Recreation 7$24,477$41,9614$796
Financial Administration 5$13,953$33,4873$2,628
Local Libraries 2$7,867$47,2025$3,102
Judicial and Legal 1$4,147$49,7642$2,540
Other Government Administration 0$0 7$1,400
Totals for Government 63$225,716$42,99426$12,495

Kingston government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - General - Other: $474,000 ($79.08)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,560,000 ($260.26)
    Police Protection: $956,000 ($159.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $942,000 ($157.16)
    Regular Highways: $816,000 ($136.14)
    Sewerage: $801,000 ($133.63)
    Parks and Recreation: $616,000 ($102.77)
    General - Other: $447,000 ($74.57)
    Financial Administration: $419,000 ($69.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $288,000 ($48.05)
    Libraries: $207,000 ($34.53)
    Central Staff Services: $190,000 ($31.70)
    General Public Buildings: $86,000 ($14.35)
    Health - Other: $24,000 ($4.00)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $23,000 ($3.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $3,078,000 ($513.51)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $495,000 ($82.58)

Kingston government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,286,000 ($214.55)
    Solid Waste Management: $329,000 ($54.89)
    Parks and Recreation: $35,000 ($5.84)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $329,000 ($54.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $44,000 ($7.34)
    General Revenue - Other: $12,000 ($2.00)
    Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($0.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,122,000 ($354.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $487,000 ($81.25)
  • Tax - Property: $2,193,000 ($365.87)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $1,503,000 ($250.75)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $236,000 ($39.37)
    Public Utility License: $168,000 ($28.03)
    Public Utilities Sales: $79,000 ($13.18)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $77,000 ($12.85)
    Other License: $33,000 ($5.51)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.17)

Kingston government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,386,000 ($2066.40)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $10,280,000 ($1715.05)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,106,000 ($351.35)

Kingston government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,063,000 ($677.84)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $840,000 ($140.14)

7.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,752 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Knox County, TN  1.28% ($51,738 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TN  0.98% ($45,617)
from Morgan County, TN  0.67% ($37,891)


6.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Knox County, TN  1.16% ($59,667 average AGI)
to Anderson County, TN  0.71% ($39,216)
to Loudon County, TN  0.56% ($45,368)
Businesses in Kingston, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Papa John's Pizza1
Curves1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
FedEx2Subway2
GNC1Super 81
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Knights Inn1U-Haul2
Little Caesars Pizza1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS2
Motel 61

Strongest AM radio stations in Kingston:

  • WBBX (1410 AM; 1 kW; KINGSTON, TN; Owner: PILGRIM PATHWAY, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WOFE (580 AM; 1 kW; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WECO (940 AM; 5 kW; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO.)
  • WMTY (670 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FARRAGUT, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WATO (1290 AM; 5 kW; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WLIL (730 AM; 1 kW; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: BP BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Kingston:

  • WBZH (92.7 FM; HARRIMAN, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKTS (90.1 FM; KINGSTON, TN; Owner: THE KINGSTON CENTURY CLUB INC.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WKZX-FM (93.5 FM; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: BP BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WLOD-FM (98.3 FM; SWEETWATER, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WECO-FM (101.3 FM; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WNOX-FM (99.1 FM; LOUDON, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WKVL-FM (105.3 FM; LOUDON, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WAYA (93.9 FM; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WOWF (102.5 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: PEG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNFZ (94.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: JOHN W. PIRKLE)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)

TV broadcast stations around Kingston:

  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WBXX-TV (Channel 20; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF TENNESSEE, LLC)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Kingston: George L. Gillespie.

Kingston fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Kingston fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 37Number of bridges
  • 623ft / 190mTotal length
  • $17,368,000Total costs
  • 517,790Total average daily traffic
  • 71,485Total average daily truck traffic
  • 587,376Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Kingston, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 41940-1949
  • 91950-1959
  • 101960-1969
  • 61970-1979
  • 31980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Kingston, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Kingston)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 60 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Kingston, TN)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 154 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Kingston)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 3 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Kingston)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 21 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 76. The highest number of fire incidents - 104 took place in 2011, and the least - 5 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Kingston, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.0%), and Outside Fires (38.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Kingston, TN
    • 52343.0%Structure Fires
    • 46938.5%Outside Fires
    • 18615.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 393.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Kingston, TN
Most common first names in Kingston, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James13273.3 years
William10471.9 years
Mary9776.9 years
John9376.7 years
Charles7669.7 years
Robert6972.6 years
George3674.5 years
Thomas3575.3 years
Ruth2779.2 years
Martha2479.0 years
Most common last names in Kingston, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5474.3 years
Brown4774.0 years
Moore4274.5 years
Davis3775.4 years
Johnson2879.7 years
Ladd2777.9 years
Hamilton2477.7 years
White2277.2 years
Wilson2173.0 years
Jones2173.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Kingston, TN
  • 64.0%Electricity
  • 31.8%Utility gas
  • 2.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Kingston, TN
  • 93.5%Electricity
  • 6.5%Utility gas


Kingston compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Kingston on our top lists:

  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: construction and extraction occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #62 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 5,000+"
  • #69 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: management of companies and enterprises (population 5,000+)"
  • #71 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: utilities (population 5,000+)"
  • #90 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: arts, entertainment, and recreation (population 5,000+)"
  • #98 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest city-data.com crime index increase from 2011 to 2012 (population 5,000+)"
  • #25 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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