Petros, Tennessee

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Population in 2010: 583.
Males: 261  (44.8%)
Females: 322  (55.2%)
Median resident age:  44.7 years
Tennessee median age:  38.6 years

Zip codes: 37845.

Estimated median household income in 2016: $41,411
Petros:

$41,411
TN:

$48,547

Estimated per capita income in 2016: $19,031

Petros CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $101,857
Petros:

$101,857
TN:

$157,700

Mean prices in 2016: All housing units: $70,328; Detached houses: $82,757; Mobile homes: $53,085

Median gross rent in 2016: $282.

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  • Races in Petros, TN (2010)

    Petros races chart
    • 56997.6%White alone
    • 122.1%Two or more races
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Petros: 79.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: English (22.0%), German (21.5%), Irish (19.6%), American (11.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1370 feet

Petros,TN real estate house value index trend

For population 25 years and over in Petros:

  • High school or higher: 77.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 1.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%

For population 15 years and over in Petros CDP:

  • Never married: 33.1%
  • Now married: 22.9%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 9.1%
  • Divorced: 32.2%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there was 1 registered sex offender living in Petros, Tennessee as of March 23, 2019.
The ratio of number of residents in Petros to the number of sex offenders is 658 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $854 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $325 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (29.2 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (129.7 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (433.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Coalfield, TN (1.6 miles ), Oliver Springs, TN (2.7 miles ), New River, TN (2.8 miles ), Wartburg, TN (2.9 miles ), Walden Ridge, TN (3.0 miles ), Oakdale, TN (3.2 miles ), Oak Ridge, TN (3.4 miles ), Harriman, TN (3.6 miles ).

Latitude: 36.10 N, Longitude: 84.44 W

Area code: 423

Petros household income distribution Petros home values distribution
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.0%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Public administration (47%)
  • Construction (23%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction (0%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Accommodation and food services (28%)
  • Construction (22%)
  • Health care and social assistance (10%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction and extraction occupations (45%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (24%)
  • Production occupations (15%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (0%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (0%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (22%)
  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (0%)

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

Tornado activity:

Petros-area historical tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 13% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/10/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 3.2 miles away from the Petros place center killed 7 people and injured 28 people and caused $970,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.6 miles away from the place center killed 7 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Petros-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 33.8 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 148.5 miles away from Petros 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 129.5 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 249.9 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 189.5 miles away from Petros center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 145.0 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 Morgan County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Petros:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF MORGAN COUNTY (Nursing Home, about 9 miles away; WARTBURG, TN)
  • METHODIST MEDICAL CENTER OF OAK RIDGE Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • HARRIMAN CARE AND REHAB CENTER (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; HARRIMAN, TN)
  • PROCARE OF OAK RIDGE INC (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • RIDGEVIEW PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL AND CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • METHODIST MEDICAL CTR HOME HEALTH SVCS (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • FMC OAK RIDGE (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; OAK RIDGE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Petros:

  • Roane State Community College (about 18 miles; Harriman, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,302)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 19 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 31 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 47 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 56 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 60 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • Walters State Community College (about 67 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)

Library in Petros:

  • PETROS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $10,418; Location: 208 MAIN STREET; 5,548 books; 25 audio materials; 459 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 1 print serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Petros: Petros Volunteer Fire Department (A), Brushy Mountain State Prison (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Petros: Petros First Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Petros Cemetery (1), Brushy Mountain Prison Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hammond Hollow Branch (A), Bletchers Creek (B), Stockstill Creek (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Morgan County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 83.5. This is about average.

City:

83.5
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2013 was 0.790. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 6.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.790
U.S.:

1.912

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 24.0. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 9.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.0
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 16.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.8
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.4
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 34.0%
Average household size:
This place:  2.4 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.0%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  6.6%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.8% of all households

Educational Attainment (%) in 2016

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2016

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.0
Tennessee average:

11.7

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

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Religion statistics for Petros CDP (based on Morgan County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,55632
Mainline Protestant3698
Black Protestant3572
Catholic561
Other11
None12,648-
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: 5
Morgan County:

2.46 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Morgan County:

0.98 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 11
Morgan County:

5.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Morgan County:

29.2%
Tennessee:

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

14.0%
State:

13.5%

5.60% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,397 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.60%
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 Roane County, TN  1.17% ($27,840 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TN  0.89% ($30,491)
from Knox County, TN  0.33% ($29,762)


5.82% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.82%
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 Roane County, TN  1.33% ($26,518 average AGI)
to Anderson County, TN  1.15% ($21,392)
to Knox County, TN  0.66% ($43,357)

Strongest AM radio stations in Petros:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WECO (940 AM; 5 kW; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY B/CASTING CO.)
  • WATO (1290 AM; 5 kW; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMTY (670 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FARRAGUT, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • 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)
  • 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.)
  • WOFE (580 AM; 1 kW; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Petros:

  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WECO-FM (101.3 FM; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WBZH (92.7 FM; HARRIMAN, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WYFC (95.3 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: BIBLE BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WMYU (93.1 FM; KARNS, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WOWF (102.5 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: PEG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKTS (90.1 FM; KINGSTON, TN; Owner: THE KINGSTON CENTURY CLUB INC.)
  • WNFZ (94.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: JOHN W. PIRKLE)
  • WRMX-FM (106.7 FM; NORRIS, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WKZX-FM (93.5 FM; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: BP BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Petros:

  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • 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.)
  • WBXX-TV (Channel 20; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF TENNESSEE, LLC)
  • W50CG (Channel 50; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W56CM (Channel 56; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFEM-LP (Channel 12; HEISKELL, ETC., TN; Owner: H. EARL MARLAR)

Petros fatal accident list:

Jun 26, 2007 04:05 AM, Sr-62, Lat: 36.06351, Lon: -84.44978, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
Jul 25, 1996 08:15 PM, Sr116, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 6Number of bridges
  • 7m23ftTotal length
  • $1,982,000Total costs
  • 4,350Total average daily traffic
  • 478Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,392Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Petros)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

6
  • FROZEN HEAD, Frozen Head Fire Tower Site 2 Mi Nne (Lat: 36.122583 Lon: -84.458000), Type: Tree, Structure height: 42.6 m, Overall height: 48.7 m, Call Sign: WNHJ576
    Assigned Frequencies: 158.835 MHz, 158.775 MHzGrant Date: 09/13/2011, Expiration Date: 12/08/2021Registrant: Tenn Emergency Management Agency, 3041 Sidco Dr, Nashville, TN 37204, Phone: (615) 741-2749, Fax: (615) 741-6027, Email:
  • Frozen Head Fire Tower 2 Mi Nne (Lat: 36.122583 Lon: -84.458000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 37 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: KIH942
    Assigned Frequencies: 42.4200 MHz, 155.475 MHz, 42.5600 MHz, 155.370 MHz, 154.755 MHzGrant Date: 07/26/2011, Expiration Date: 10/21/2021Registrant: Tennessee Department Of Safety, 225 Ezell Pike, Nashville, TN 37217, Phone: (615) 365-1622, Fax: (615) 360-8033, Email:
  • FROZEN HEAD MOUNTAIN, Frozen Head Fire Tower 2 Mi Nne (Lat: 36.122583 Lon: -84.458000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 37 m, Overall height: 43 m, Call Sign: WSL583
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.565 MHzGrant Date: 11/10/2010, Expiration Date: 01/15/2021Registrant: Cartwright Communications, 1025 Data Ln, Knoxville, TN 37932-2570, Phone: (865) 966-1544, Fax: (865) 966-6350, Email:
  • FROZEN HEAD, Frozen Head Fire Tower 2 Mi Nne (Lat: 36.122583 Lon: -84.458000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 37 m, Overall height: 42.7 m, Call Sign: KNGD349
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.497 MHzGrant Date: 12/08/2014, Expiration Date: 01/05/2025Registrant: Cartwright Communication Technology, Inc., 1035 Data Lane, Knoxville, TN 37923-2570, Phone: (865) 966-1544, Fax: (865) 966-6350, Email:
  • MORGAN CO CORRECTION, Flat Fork Rd. 1 1/2 Mi E. Of Hwy 62 (Lat: 36.107972 Lon: -84.546167), Type: Tower, Structure height: 34 m, Overall height: 38 m, Call Sign: WQDZ362
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.350 MHz, 851.737 MHz, 852.200 MHz, 852.737 MHz, 853.087 MHz, 853.425 MHzGrant Date: 09/26/2015, Expiration Date: 12/06/2025, Certifier: Jesse GriggsRegistrant: State Of Tennessee, Radio Repair Center 6406 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209, Phone: (615) 350-1930, Fax: (615) 253-6359, Email:
  • FROZEN HEAD, Frozen Head Mtn., 3 Km Nnw Of (Lat: 36.122583 Lon: -84.458000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.5 m, Overall height: 42.6 m, Call Sign: WQPF767
    Assigned Frequencies: 851.375 MHzGrant Date: 05/04/2012, Expiration Date: 05/04/2022, Certifier: David E WolfeRegistrant: Tenn. Emergency Management Agency, 3041 Sidco Dr., Nashville, TN 37204, Phone: (615) 741-3826, Fax: (615) 741-6027, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • FROZEN HEAD, Frozen Head Fire Tower 2 Mi Nne Of (Lat: 36.122500 Lon: -84.458056), Type: Tower, Structure height: 36.6 m, Call Sign: WNEZ291
    Assigned Frequencies: 958.350 MHz, 6630.62 MHzGrant Date: 03/20/2009, Expiration Date: 06/09/2019Registrant: Comsearch, 19700 Janelia Farm Blvd, Ashburn, VA 20147, Phone: (703) 726-5671, Fax: (703) 726-5594, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Petros)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4
  • Hazardous Condition: 2

Petros compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value significantly below 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 below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.
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