For population 25 years and over in New River:
For population 15 years and over in New River CCD:
0 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (25.7 miles , pop. 173,890).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Lexington-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 ), 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 ), Caryville, TN (3.6 miles ).
Latitude: 36.17 N, Longitude: 84.34 W
Area code commonly used in this area: 865
Unemployment in August 2012:
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
New River-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 23% greater 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 63% 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 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 70.4 miles away from New River center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 49.8 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 91.2 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 17.0 miles away from New River center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB) earthquake occurred 92.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)
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: 7, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Fire: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Josephus S. Cecil - Army Medal of Honor recipient.
Hospitals/medical centers near New River:
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New River:
(lower is better)
Air Quality Index (AQI)
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 2.32. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 16.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 19.5 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.4 miles away from the city center.
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0132. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.
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Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
No gay or lesbian households reported
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
New River compared to Tennessee state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
Religion statistics for New River (based on Anderson County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 73.69%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 16
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Number of full-service restaurants: 37
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
7.99% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,166 average adjusted gross income)
0.06% of residents moved from foreign countries ($265 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
7.24% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,258 average adjusted gross income)
0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($172 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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