For population 25 years and over in Laurel Fork:
For population 15 years and over in Laurel Fork CCD:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (19.4 miles , pop. 55,469).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (100.2 miles , pop. 540,828).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (454.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).
Nearest cities: Roan Mountain, TN (2.5 miles ), Elk Park, NC (3.0 miles ), Neva, TN (3.0 miles ), Tiger Valley, TN (3.0 miles ), Stony Creek, TN (3.1 miles ), Beech Mountain, NC (3.1 miles ), Hunter, TN (3.1 miles ), Butler, TN (3.2 miles ).
Latitude: 36.28 N, Longitude: 82.03 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 423
Unemployment in August 2012:
Work and jobs in Laurel Fork: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Laurel Fork, Tennessee
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Laurel Fork-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 45% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 17.4 miles away from the Laurel Fork place center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.
On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 46.1 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.
Earthquake activity:Laurel Fork-area historical earthquake activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 75% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 60.9 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 64.1 miles away from Laurel Fork center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from the city center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 80.8 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 81.0 miles away from Laurel Fork center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 73.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Carter County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Laurel Fork:
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0302. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 21.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.02. This is about average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
Laurel Fork compared to Tennessee state average:
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Religion statistics for Laurel Fork (based on Carter County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 56.70%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 8
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
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Low-income preschool obesity rate:
6.83% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($31,659 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
6.35% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($28,132 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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