Parksville, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 3,369.
Males: 1,715  (50.9%)
Females: 1,654  (49.1%)
Median resident age:  35.7 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37361

Estimated median household income in 2015: $49,765 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Parksville:

$49,765
TN:

$47,275

Estimated per capita income in 2015: $22,721 (it was $16,369 in 2000)

Parksville CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $112,731 (it was $62,300 in 2000)
Parksville:

$112,731
TN:

$150,600
  • Races in Parksville, TN (2000)

    Parksville races chart
    • 3,38998.2%White alone
    • 230.7%Two or more races
    • 220.6%Hispanic
    • 110.3%American Indian alone
    • 50.1%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Parksville: 82.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 800 feet

Land area: 99.3 square miles.

Population density: 34 people per square mile   (very low).

Parksville, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Parksville:

  • High school or higher: 63.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 5.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 1.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 25.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Parksville CCD:

  • Never married: 15.5%
  • Now married: 65.6%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 7.2%
  • Divorced: 11.7%

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

Parksville CCD:  0.6% ($400)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Parksville satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (32.9 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (91.4 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (496.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Southeast Bradley, TN (2.5 miles ), Benton, TN (2.8 miles ), Cisco, GA (3.0 miles ), Wildwood Lake, TN (3.2 miles ), East Cleveland, TN (3.4 miles ), South Cleveland, TN (3.5 miles ), Cleveland, TN (3.6 miles ), South Bradley, TN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 35.06 N, Longitude: 84.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.6%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Textile mills and textile products (16%)
  • Construction (14%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (6%)
  • Food (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Truck transportation (4%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (15%)
  • Health care (11%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Apparel (9%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, and components (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (12%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (4%)

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

Average climate in Parksville, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Parksville-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 21% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 18.0 miles away from the Parksville place center killed 9 people and injured 67 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 23.1 miles away from the place center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Parksville-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 80% 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 66.4 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 65.4 miles away from Parksville center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 149.9 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 221.4 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 294.0 miles away from Parksville 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 186.3 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 Polk County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 9, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Flash Floods: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 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 Parksville:

  • ATHENS HEALTH CARE CTR INC (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; ATHENS, TN)
  • KIDNEY CENTER OF CLEVELAND (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • BRADLEY COUNTY MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • SKYRIDGE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 14 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • FAMILY HOME CARE CLEVELAND (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • FMC BRADLEY (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • BRADLEY CO NH (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; CLEVELAND, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Parksville:

  • Lee University (about 13 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,422)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 15 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 21 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Dalton State College (about 27 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 32 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 35 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 10,158)
  • University of North Georgia (about 55 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 12,445)

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Notable locations in Parksville: Sylco Campground (A), Tennessee Valley Authority Boating Site (B), Sheeds Creek Checking Station (C), Wassem Camp (D), Devils Point Picnic Area (E), Camp Ocoee (F), Camp Wasson (G), Camp Cherokee Organization Camp (H), West Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 2 (I), Ocoee Power Plant Number Two (J), West Polk County Fire and Rescue Station 3 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Parksville include: Conasauga River Baptist Church (A), Beech Springs Church (B), Ball Play Church (C), Cookson Creek Church (D), Shady Springs Church (E), Chiloh Church (F), Beech Springs Church (G), Antioch Church (H), Mountain Springs Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mueller Cemetery (1), Carden Cemetery (2), Ball Play Cemetery (3), Hooker Cemetery (4), Hillard - Ladd Cemetery (5), Cumberland Shed Cemetery (6), Dills Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Ocoee Number Three Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Gassaway Creek (A), Baker Creek (B), York Branch (C), Fetzer Branch (D), Short Creek (E), Sylco Creek (F), Tolliver Shanty Branch (G), Brown Camp Branch (H), Jack Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Parksville include: Devils Point Recreation Area (1), Thunder Rock Recreation Area (2), Ocoee Wildlife Management Area (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Beach: Shady Beach (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Polk County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 48.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

48.2
U.S.:

74.7

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.29

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2012 was 6.38. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.38
U.S.:

6.40

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 1.65. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.65
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.3
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 18.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

18.4
U.S.:

20.0
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  65.5%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  3.8%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.1% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

9.8%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

3.0%
Whole state:

5.8%

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.8
Tennessee average:

13.3

Parksville travel time to work - commute Parksville mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

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Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Parksville CCD (based on Polk County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant10,65853
Mainline Protestant6445
Catholic1901
Other-1
None5,333-
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: 2
Polk County:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 12
Polk County:

7.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 8
Here:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Polk County:

31.3%
Tennessee:

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

15.1%
State:

13.5%

7.24% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,368 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.24%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Bradley County, TN  2.54% ($27,238 average AGI)
from Fannin County, GA  0.64% ($24,111)
from McMinn County, TN  0.44% ($28,480)


7.02% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,466 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.02%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Bradley County, TN  2.90% ($27,405 average AGI)
to McMinn County, TN  0.60% ($29,647)
to Fannin County, GA  0.53% ($19,500)

Strongest AM radio stations in Parksville:

  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WCLE (1570 AM; 5 kW; CLEVELAND, TN)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBIN (1540 AM; 1 kW; BENTON, TN; Owner: JOHN A. SINES AND L. JANE SINES, JTWROS)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WTTI (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: PYE WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WBAC (1340 AM; 1 kW; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)

Strongest FM radio stations in Parksville:

  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WOCE (93.1 FM; BENTON, TN; Owner: LB RADIO OF CHATTANOOGA, LLC)
  • WQMT (98.9 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WALV (95.3 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSGC-FM (101.9 FM; RINGGOLD, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • W217AN (91.3 FM; PROSPECT, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)

TV broadcast stations around Parksville:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WPDP-LP (Channel 25; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W66CG (Channel 66; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WCLP-TV (Channel 18; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTNB-CA (Channel 27; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (64%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (27%)
  • Wood (5%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4%)

Parksville 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 above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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