New River, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 333.
Males: 164  (49.4%)
Females: 169  (50.6%)
Median resident age:  40.5 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37710

Estimated median household income in 2012: $21,791 (it was $20,125 in 2000)
New River:

$21,791
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $10,045 (it was $8,136 in 2000)

New River CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $39,993 (it was $25,500 in 2000)
New River:

$39,993
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $45,787; Detached houses: $47,720; Mobile homes: $16,520
New River races chart
  • White alone - 319 (98.5%)
  • Other race alone - 3 (0.9%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.3%)
  • Hispanic - 1 (0.3%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in New River: 110.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1206 feet

Land area: 62.8 square miles.

Population density: 5.3 people per square mile   (very low).

New River, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in New River:

  • High school or higher: 56.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 0.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 9.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 68.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in New River CCD:

  • Never married: 12.7%
  • Now married: 65.2%
  • Separated: 2.5%
  • Widowed: 16.8%
  • Divorced: 5.3%

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

New River CCD:  1.1% ($269)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
New River satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (25.7 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (129.2 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (431.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Clinchmore, TN (2.7 miles ), Petros, TN (2.8 miles ), Walden Ridge, TN (2.8 miles ), Oliver Springs, TN (3.0 miles ), Coalfield, TN (3.0 miles ), Lake City, TN (3.3 miles ), Clinton, TN (3.5 miles ), Oak Ridge, TN (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.17 N, Longitude: 84.34 W

New River household income distribution New River home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

7.0%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

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

Average climate in New River, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

New River-area historical tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 17% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 33.1 miles away from the New River place center killed 7 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 11/10/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 10.2 miles away from the place center killed 7 people and injured 28 people and caused $970,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New River-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 32.9 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 142.7 miles away from New River 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 136.7 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 251.3 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 190.1 miles away from New River center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 139.1 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 Anderson County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Birthplace of: Josephus S. Cecil - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in New River: Josephus S. Cecil.

Hospitals and medical centers near New River:

  • ST MARYS NORTH HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 11 miles away; LAKE CITY, TN)
  • PROCARE OF OAK RIDGE INC (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • RIDGEVIEW PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL AND CENTER (Hospital, about 11 miles away; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • SUMMIT VIEW OF LAKE CITY, LLC (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; LAKE CITY, TN)
  • FMC OAK RIDGE (Dialysis Facility, about 12 miles away; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, OAK RIDGE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • METHODIST MEDICAL CTR HOME HEALTH SVCS (Home Health Center, about 12 miles away; OAK RIDGE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New River:

  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 18 miles; Knoxville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,271)
  • Roane State Community College (about 26 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 27 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 41 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 48 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Walters State Community College (about 61 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Somerset Community College (about 64 miles; Somerset, KY; FT enrollment: 4,698)

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Churches in New River include: New Pilot Baptist Church (A), Shiloh Church (B), Rock Hill Church (C), Grave Hill Baptist Church (D), Beech Grove Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Jones Cemetery (1), Asslinger Cemetery (2), Lively Cemetery (3), Beech Grove Cemetery (4), Lowe Cemetery (5), Reeves-Daugherty Cemetery (6), Matt Phillips Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Lower Fork (A), Ligias Fork (B), Lick Branch (C), Laurel Fork (D), Joe Branch (E), Jack Branch (F), Indian Fork (G), Gum Branch (H), Graves Gap Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Anderson 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 98.2. This is worse than average.

City:

98.2
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 2.32. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.32
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 27.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.1
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 16.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.2
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 11.1. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.1
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  72.7%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.0%
Whole state:  4.2%

No gay or lesbian households reported

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

25.0%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

13.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

New River compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value 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.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (29%)
  • Electricity (19%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (18%)
  • Wood (15%)
  • Coal or coke (13%)
  • Utility gas (6%)

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 New River CCD (based on Anderson County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.69%
Here: 73.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Churches of Christ
Adherents64.2%10.7%6.6%3.0%2.4%
Congregations50.0%13.6%2.5%2.5%6.8%
NameEpiscopal ChurchAssemblies of GodLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents2.0%1.2%1.2%1.2%7.6%
Congregations1.7%3.4%1.7%0.8%16.9%
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: 16
Anderson County:

2.18 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Anderson County:

0.82 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Anderson County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Here:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

13.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Anderson County:

28.6%
Tennessee:

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

13.0%
State:

13.5%

6.78% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,790 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($214 average AGI)
Anderson County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Knox County, TN  2.26% ($31,623 average AGI)
from Roane County, TN  0.45% ($32,512)
from Campbell County, TN  0.39% ($24,991)


6.69% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($37,813 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.69%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($380 average AGI)
Anderson County:

0.06%
Tennessee average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Knox County, TN  2.41% ($37,493 average AGI)
to Campbell County, TN  0.42% ($30,569)
to Roane County, TN  0.41% ($44,327)

Strongest AM radio stations in New River:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WATO (1290 AM; 5 kW; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WECO (940 AM; 5 kW; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO.)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WMTY (670 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FARRAGUT, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, 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)
  • WYSH (1380 AM; 1 kW; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CLINTON BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New River:

  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WECO-FM (101.3 FM; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYFC (95.3 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WRMX-FM (106.7 FM; NORRIS, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WBZH (92.7 FM; HARRIMAN, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WMYU (93.1 FM; KARNS, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WQLA-FM (104.9 FM; LA FOLLETTE, TN; Owner: LAFOLLETTE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WNFZ (94.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: JOHN W. PIRKLE)
  • WYIL-FM (98.7 FM; OLIVER SPRINGS, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEKX (102.7 FM; JELLICO, TN; Owner: WHITLEY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

TV broadcast stations around New River:

  • 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.)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W50CG (Channel 50; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WPXK (Channel 54; JELLICO, TN; Owner: PAXSON KNOXVILLE LICENSE, INC.)
  • WFEM-LP (Channel 12; HEISKELL, ETC., TN; Owner: H. EARL MARLAR)
  • W56CM (Channel 56; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)

New River on our top lists:

  • #8 on the list of "Top 100 cities with longest commuting times"
  • #96 (37710) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States or American first ancestries (pop 1,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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