Rheatown-Chucky, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 5,041.
Males: 2,459  (48.8%)
Females: 2,582  (51.2%)
Median resident age:  38.7 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37641

Estimated median household income in 2013: $42,106 (it was $35,554 in 2000)
Rheatown-Chucky:

$42,106
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $18,963 (it was $15,952 in 2000)

Rheatown-Chucky CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $113,704 (it was $74,700 in 2000)
Rheatown-Chucky:

$113,704
TN:

$140,300
  • Races in Rheatown-Chucky, TN (2000)

    Rheatown-Chucky races chart
    • 4,64796.3%White alone
    • 1152.4%Hispanic
    • 300.6%Black alone
    • 170.4%Two or more races
    • 160.3%Asian alone
    • 10.02%American Indian alone

Races in Rheatown-Chucky detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Rheatown-Chucky: 83.4 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 44.3 square miles.

Population density: 114 people per square mile   (very low).

For population 25 years and over in Rheatown-Chucky:

  • High school or higher: 72.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.9%
  • Unemployed: 3.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rheatown-Chucky CCD:

  • Never married: 18.2%
  • Now married: 61.8%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

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

Rheatown-Chucky CCD:  0.5% ($370)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (18.6 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (126.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (470.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Tusculum, TN (2.5 miles ), Telford, TN (2.5 miles ), Jearoldstown, TN (2.6 miles ), Greeneville, TN (3.0 miles ), Baileyton, TN (3.1 miles ), Southeast Nolichucky, TN (3.3 miles ), Sulphur Springs, TN (3.4 miles ), Fall Branch, TN (3.5 miles ).

Latitude: 36.25 N, Longitude: 82.69 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.9%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (10%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (9%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Health care (26%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Transportation equipment (5%)
  • Computer and electronic products (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Paper (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (10%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (11%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (4%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)

Work and jobs in Rheatown-Chucky: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Rheatown-Chucky, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Rheatown-Chucky, Tennessee average temperatures Rheatown-Chucky, Tennessee average precipitation Rheatown-Chucky, Tennessee humidity Rheatown-Chucky, Tennessee wind speed Rheatown-Chucky, Tennessee snowfall Rheatown-Chucky, Tennessee sunshine Rheatown-Chucky, Tennessee clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Rheatown-Chucky-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 68% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.2 miles away from the Rheatown-Chucky place center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 3/12/1967, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 1.0 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 5 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rheatown-Chucky-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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 152.0 miles away from the city center
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 77.7 miles away from Rheatown-Chucky center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 164.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 78.4 miles away from Rheatown-Chucky 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 205.5 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 Greene County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Rheatown-Chucky:

  • DURHAM-HENSLEY HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; CHUCKEY, TN)
  • FMC EASTERN TENNESSEE (Dialysis Facility, about 6 miles away; GREENEVILLE, TN)
  • COMCARE INC TUSCULUM (Hospital, about 7 miles away; GREENEVILLE, TN)
  • LAUGHLIN HOME HEALTH AGENCY (Home Health Center, about 8 miles away; GREENEVILLE, TN)
  • LAUGHLIN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL, INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 8 miles away; GREENEVILLE, TN)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF GREENEVILLE (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; GREENEVILLE, TN)
  • LAUGHLIN HOSPICE (Hospital, about 10 miles away; GREENEVILLE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rheatown-Chucky:

  • Tusculum College (about 7 miles; Greeneville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,070)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 19 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 12,774)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 23 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Walters State Community College (about 33 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • King University (about 38 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 45 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,312)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 48 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 6,992)

Public elementary/middle schools in Rheatown-Chucky:

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Notable locations in Rheatown-Chucky: Jockey (A), Twin Creek Golf Course (B), Eagle Mill (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rheatown-Chucky include: Providence Church (A), Quaker Knobs Church (B), Stone Dam Church (C), Afton United Methodist Church (D), Milburnton Church (E), Pleasant Vale Cumberland Presbyterian Church (F), Mount Bethel Church (G), Dixon Chapel (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Pleasant Vale Cumberland Presbyterian Cemetery (1), Providence Cemetery (2), Houston Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hice Branch (A), Hall Branch (B), Grant Branch (C), Sinking Creek (D), Milburnton Creek (E), Ripley Creek (F), Rheatown Creek (G), Splatter Creek (H), Pudding Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Greene 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 2013 was 37.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

37.8
U.S.:

74.7

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 4.34. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.34
U.S.:

1.91

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2000 was 30.4. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 17.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 8.48. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.48
U.S.:

9.35
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  64.2%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.5%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

12.5%
Whole state:

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

3.1%
Whole state:

5.8%

People in group quarters in Rheatown-Chucky in 2000:

  • 102 people in nursing homes
  • 13 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 7 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.5
Tennessee average:

13.3

Rheatown-Chucky travel time to work - commute Rheatown-Chucky mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Rheatown-Chucky CCD (based on Greene County data)

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant22,449110
Mainline Protestant9,49674
Catholic1,0941
Other3262
Black Protestant951
None35,371-
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: 11
Greene County:

1.67 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
Greene County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 44
Greene County:

6.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 34
Here:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Greene County:

31.2%
Tennessee:

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

11.9%
State:

13.5%

4.54% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,999 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.54%
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 Washington County, TN  0.73% ($23,616 average AGI)
from Hawkins County, TN  0.29% ($24,986)
from Hamblen County, TN  0.27% ($23,708)


4.16% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,241 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.16%
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 Washington County, TN  0.79% ($23,573 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.29% ($21,696)
to Hawkins County, TN  0.23% ($25,182)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rheatown-Chucky:

  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEMB (1420 AM; 5 kW; ERWIN, TN; Owner: W E M B, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WKJV (1380 AM; 25 kW; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: INTERNATIONAL BAPTIST OUTREACH MISSIONS)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGRV (1340 AM; 1 kW; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO GREENEVILLE, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rheatown-Chucky:

  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)

TV broadcast stations around Rheatown-Chucky:

  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKPT-LP (Channel 25; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEMT (Channel 39; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: WEMT LICENSEE L.P.)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (77%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (11%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Rheatown-Chucky compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Rheatown-Chucky on our top lists:

  • #1 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (population 5,000+)"
  • #2 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Assemblers and fabricators (population 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Drafters, engineering, and mapping technicians (population 5,000+)"
  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Metal workers and plastic workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Furniture and related product manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Woodworkers (population 5,000+)"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Health care (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Food processing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Retail florists (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Transportation equipment (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Machinery (population 5,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Department and other general merchandise stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Computer and electronic products (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Chemicals (population 5,000+)"
  • #65 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: Leather and allied products (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
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