New Union, Tennessee

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Population in 2010: 1,431.
Males: 659  (46.1%)
Females: 772  (53.9%)
Median resident age:

37.5 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years
Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,133
New Union:

$49,133
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,097

New Union CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $130,290
New Union:

$130,290
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $188,545; detached houses: $188,756

Median gross rent in 2017: $600.

March 2019 cost of living index in New Union: 80.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.1%
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  • Races in New Union, TN (2010)
    • 1,35294.5%White alone
    • 251.7%Black alone
    • 221.5%Hispanic
    • 110.8%American Indian alone
    • 120.8%Asian alone
    • 90.6%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: Irish (47.1%), American (27.0%), Dutch (3.5%), Scotch-Irish (3.0%), English (1.6%), German (1.4%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1093 feet

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,456 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,226 (0.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Murfreesboro, TN (28.6 miles , pop. 68,816).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (57.6 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (444.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Manchester, TN (2.0 miles ),
Summitville, TN (2.5 miles ),
Lakewood Park, TN (2.9 miles ),
Beech Grove, TN (3.0 miles ),
Morrison, TN (3.3 miles ),
Hillsboro, TN (3.4 miles ),
Normandy, TN (3.4 miles),
Plateau of the Barrens, TN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 35.53 N, Longitude: 86.08 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 931

Distribution of median household income in New Union, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in New Union, TN in 2017
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2004 was 72.6. This is about average.

City:

72.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 2.46. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.46
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 1.58. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.58
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2004 was 33.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

33.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

New Union-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 78% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 5.1 miles away from the New Union place center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the place center killed 11 people and injured 121 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Union-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 76.3 miles away from New Union 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 225.2 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) earthquake occurred 219.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 120.5 miles away from New Union center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 194.1 miles away from New Union center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 161.7 miles away from New Union 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 Coffee County (12) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Winter Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near New Union:

  • MEDICAL CENTER OF MANCHESTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 3 miles away; MANCHESTER, TN)
  • MANCHESTER HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; MANCHESTER, TN)
  • MANCHESTER DIALYSIS CLINIC (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; MANCHESTER, TN)
  • MANCHESTER COMMUNITY LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MANCHESTER, TN)
  • UNITED REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 5 miles away; MANCHESTER, TN)
  • COFFEE MEDICAL CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MANCHESTER, TN)
  • HORIZON HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; MANCHESTER, TN)

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

  • Motlow State Community College (about 17 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,915)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 28 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 21,628)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 55 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 56 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 57 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Lipscomb University (about 57 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,827)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 57 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: New Union Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in New Union: New Union Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Welker Cemetery (1), Carden Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Rigney Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Eaton Branch (A), Parks Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Coffee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.6 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

78.7%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

4.4%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.7% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

For population 15 years and over in New Union:

Marital status in New Union, TN
  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 67.7%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 9.8%
  • Divorced: 3.4%

For population 25 years and over in New Union:

  • High school or higher: 96.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 21.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.4
Tennessee average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for New Union, TN (based on Coffee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant19,50582
Mainline Protestant5,58921
Catholic1,2452
Other8975
Black Protestant2962
None25,264-
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: 15
Coffee County:

2.90 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Coffee County:

0.39 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

7.15 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 45
Here:

8.70 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.6%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Coffee County:

31.0%
State:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.4%
Tennessee:

13.5%

7.41% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($41,401 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.41%
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 Franklin County, TN  1.19% ($35,853 average AGI)
from Rutherford County, TN  1.02% ($44,985)
from Bedford County, TN  0.55% ($34,027)


6.85% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,505 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
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 Franklin County, TN  1.34% ($36,638 average AGI)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.85% ($47,112)
to Bedford County, TN  0.44% ($35,739)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Union:

  • WMSR (1320 AM; 5 kW; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: COFFEE COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMGC (810 AM; 5 kW; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: RADIO 810 NASHVILLE, LIMITED)
  • WLIJ (1580 AM; 5 kW; SHELBYVILLE, TN)
  • WZYX (1440 AM; 5 kW; COWAN, TN; Owner: TIMS FORD BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Union:

  • WWTN (99.7 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WFTZ (101.5 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: PHASE TWO COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTML (91.5 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSGM (104.7 FM; COALMONT, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBUZ (102.9 FM; LA VERGNE, TN; Owner: WYCQ, INC)
  • WUSX (93.3 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: TENNNESSE VALLEY RADIO, INC)
  • WMOT (89.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WRLT (100.1 FM; FRANKLIN, TN; Owner: TUNED-IN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WFCM-FM (91.7 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WTRZ-FM (103.9 FM; MCMINNVILLE, TN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBOZ (104.9 FM; WOODBURY, TN; Owner: REACH SATELLITE NETWORK)
  • WKZP (107.3 FM; SPENCER, TN; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WAUT (88.5 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around New Union:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WNAB (Channel 58; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE LICENSE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)

New Union fatal accident list:

Nov 29, 2016 05:58 PM, Sr-53 Woodbury Hwy, Lat: 35.538600, Lon: -86.080739, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 24, 2014 05:10 PM, Cr-Old Woodbury Hwy, Lat: 35.531400, Lon: -86.090750, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Mar 31, 2012 02:45 PM, Sr-53 Woodbury Hwy, Lat: 35.519442, Lon: -86.082983, Vehicles: 3, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 2
Oct 16, 1995 08:00 AM, Sr53, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Nov 17, 1995 11:00 PM, Sr53, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 12Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.8mTotal length
  • $2,656,000Total costs
  • 12,430Total average daily traffic
  • 389Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,672Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in New Union, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21940-1949
  • 31950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 11990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for New Union, TN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Union, TN
  • 51.9%Electricity
  • 48.1%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Union, TN
  • 100.0%Utility gas


New Union compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage 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 below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
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