Roan Mountain, Tennessee

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Population in 2010: 1,360.
Population change since 2000: +17.2%
Males: 731  (53.8%)
Females: 629  (46.2%)
Median resident age:

40.8 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37687.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $35,661 (it was $17,813 in 2000)
Roan Mountain:

$35,661
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $17,931 (it was $12,046 in 2000)

Roan Mountain CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $97,055 (it was $60,300 in 2000)
Roan Mountain:

$97,055
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $118,396; detached houses: $142,086; mobile homes: $42,445

Median gross rent in 2017: $580.

March 2019 cost of living index in Roan Mountain: 78.7 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.0%
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  • Races in Roan Mountain, TN (2010)
    • 1,28294.3%White alone
    • 594.3%Black alone
    • 120.9%Hispanic
    • 40.3%Two or more races
    • 20.1%American Indian alone
    • 10.07%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 2 registered sex offenders living in Roan Mountain, Tennessee as of May 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Roan Mountain is 738 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: English (31.3%), American (12.7%), Irish (10.8%), German (2.1%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 2575 feet

Land area: 7.42 square miles.

Population density: 183 people per square mile   (very low).

Roan Mountain, Tennessee map

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $483 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $456 (0.5%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (19.6 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (97.5 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (459.4 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Elk Park, NC (2.3 miles ),
Laurel Fork, TN (2.5 miles ),
Tiger Valley, TN (2.7 miles ),
Beech Mountain, NC (3.2 miles ),
Newland, NC (3.3 miles ),
Banner Elk, NC (3.4 miles ),
Sugar Mountain, NC (3.6 miles ),
Bakersville, NC (3.7 miles )

Latitude: 36.19 N, Longitude: 82.07 W

Area code: 423

Distribution of median household income in Roan Mountain, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Roan Mountain, TN in 2017
Roan Mountain satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Most common industries in Roan Mountain, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Apparel (12.4%)
  • Construction (11.5%)
  • Health care (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Educational services (4.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (16.9%)
  • Apparel (7.7%)
  • Health care (5.7%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Apparel (19.9%)
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (10.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Social assistance (7.8%)
  • U. S. Postal service (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Roan Mountain, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Carpenters (9.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (6.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Carpenters (14.9%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (8.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.4%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (15.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (12.0%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (9.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.8%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.2%)

Average climate in Roan Mountain, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Roan Mountain, Tennessee average temperatures Roan Mountain, Tennessee average precipitation Roan Mountain, Tennessee humidity Roan Mountain, Tennessee wind speed Roan Mountain, Tennessee snowfall Roan Mountain, Tennessee sunshine Roan Mountain, Tennessee clear and cloudy days

Roan Mountain, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 60.9. This is better than average.

City:

60.9
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.3. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 6.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 5.84. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Roan Mountain-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 60% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.1 miles away from the Roan Mountain place center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 5/7/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 44.6 miles away from the place center injured 2 people and caused $1 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Roan Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 80% 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 173.2 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 109.4 miles away from Roan Mountain center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 162.4 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 66.8 miles away from Roan Mountain center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 70.1 miles away from Roan Mountain center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 167.7 miles away from Roan Mountain center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carter County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Roan Mountain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Roan Mountain:

  • ROAN HIGHLANDS NURSING CENTER (146 BUCK CREEK ROAD)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Roan Mountain:

  • HOSPICE OF AVERY COUNTY (Hospital, about 11 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)
  • TOE RIVER HEALTH DISTRICT (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; NEWLAND, NC)
  • PINE RIDGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • PINE RIDGE HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 14 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • IVY HALL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • HERMITAGE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Roan Mountain:

  • East Tennessee State University (about 19 miles; Johnson City, TN; Full-time enrollment: 12,774)
  • Appalachian State University (about 22 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • King University (about 28 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 28 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • Tusculum College (about 39 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 39 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 41 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)

Public high school in Roan Mountain:

Public elementary/middle school in Roan Mountain:

See full list of schools located in Roan Mountain

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

Churches in Roan Mountain include: Sugar Hollow Church (A), Magill Memorial Church (B), Saint Johns Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Johnson Cemetery (1), Julian Cemetery (2), Hampton Cemetery (3), Moreland Cemetery (4), Smith Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hampton Creek (A), Buck Creek (B), Shell Creek (C), Shoemaker Branch (D), Moreland Branch (E), Sugar Hollow Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Birthplace of: Sonny Smith - College basketball coach.

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

Drinking water stations with addresses in Roan Mountain and their reported violations in the past:

ROAN MOUNTAIN UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 1,046, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2007 and MAR-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2007), St Public Notif requested (APR-02-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-02-2007)
  • One minor monitoring violation
ROAN MTN ST PK-CABINS (Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROAN MTN ST PK-CMPG-WELL #3 (Population served: 95, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROAN MTN ST PK-POOL (Population served: 71, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROAN MTN ST PK-CMPG-WELL #5 (Population served: 38, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROAN MTN ST PK-CMPG CHECK IN (Population served: 33, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
ROAN MTN ST PK-VISITOR CENTER (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Roan Mountain that have no violations reported:

  • ROAN MTN ST PK-MAINTENANCE (Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

70.5%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.1%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
174 people in state prisons in 2010

Banks with branches in Roan Mountain (2011 data):

  • Carter County Bank of Elizabethton, Tennessee: Roan Mountain Branch at Main Street And Highway 19-E, branch established on 1950/03/18. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $270.3 mil, Deposits: $208.3 mil, headquarters in Elizabethton, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Carter County Bancorp

For population 15 years and over in Roan Mountain:

Marital status in Roan Mountain, TN
  • Never married: 24.8%
  • Now married: 52.8%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 14.1%

For population 25 years and over in Roan Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 76.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.5%
  • Unemployed: 0.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Tennessee average:

11.6

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Roan Mountain, TN (based on Carter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,745100
Mainline Protestant1,81713
Catholic2101
Black Protestant1181
Other11
None30,533-
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: 8
This county:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Carter County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
This county:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Here:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Carter County:

11.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.0%
State:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Carter County:

11.2%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Roan Mountain:

51.0%
State:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Roan Mountain:

51.7%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

29.1
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Roan Mountain:

20.2%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Roan Mountain:

10.8%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

42.3%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

57.8%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.9%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Roan Mountain, TN Residents

7.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
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 Washington County, TN  2.71% ($29,071 average AGI)
from Sullivan County, TN  0.82% ($35,688)
from Unicoi County, TN  0.30% ($29,298)


6.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
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 Washington County, TN  2.92% ($32,290 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.81% ($32,948)
to Unicoi County, TN  0.27% ($33,824)

Businesses in Roan Mountain, TN

  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Roan Mountain:

  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WXIT (1200 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLOWING ROCK, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKYK (940 AM; 5 kW; BURNSVILLE, NC; Owner: MARK MEDIA, INC.)
  • WTOE (1470 AM; 5 kW; SPRUCE PINE, NC; Owner: MOUNTAIN VALLEY MEDIA, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Roan Mountain:

  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKVS (103.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: FOOTHILLS RADIO GROUP, LLC)
  • W232AV (94.3 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: DAVID TORRES)
  • W218BW (91.5 FM; LENOIR, NC; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Roan Mountain:

  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUNE-TV (Channel 17; LINVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WOPI-CA (Channel 9; BRISTOL,VA/KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKPT-TV (Channel 19; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJHL-TV (Channel 11; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAPK-CA (Channel 36; BRISTOL,VA/KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W42AX (Channel 42; BAKERSVILLE, NC; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF NORTH CAROLINA)
  • Roan Mountain, Tennessee
  • Fatal accident count28
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents44
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:12
  • Fatalities30
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents76
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents3
  • Tennessee average
  • Fatal accident count19464
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents28985
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons7091
  • Fatalities21642
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents48051
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1378
See more detailed statistics of Roan Mountain fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 48Number of bridges
  • 266ft / 81.0mTotal length
  • $12,704,000Total costs
  • 70,870Total average daily traffic
  • 4,584Total average daily truck traffic
  • 119,840Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Roan Mountain, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 21920-1929
  • 41940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 41970-1979
  • 171980-1989
  • 71990-1999
  • 42000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Roan Mountain, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1
  • 153 Old Rock Quarry Road (Lat: 36.207194 Lon: -82.082972), Type: Tower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: KNKA354
    Assigned Frequencies: 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 869.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 824.040 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 890.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, 845.010 MHz, Grant Date: 12/19/2017, Expiration Date: 01/22/2028, Certifier: Gregory M RomanoRegistrant: Verizon Wireless, 5055 North Point Pkwy, Np2ne Network Engineering, Alpharetta, GA 30022, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (202) 783-5851, Email:

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

5
  • Edward G Roach, 153 Old Rock Quarry Road (Lat: 36.207194 Lon: -82.082972), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: None
  • Edward G Roach, 153 Old Rock Quarry Road (Lat: 36.207194 Lon: -82.082972), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: None
  • Edward G Roach, 153 Old Rock Quarry Road (Lat: 36.207194 Lon: -82.082972), Type: 79.2, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: None
  • Edward G Roach, 153 Old Rock Quarry Road (Lat: 36.207194 Lon: -82.082972), Type: 79.2, Structure height: 47019 m, Overall height: 76.2 m, Registrant: Sba Towers, LLC, Eroach@sbasite.Com, , Boca -Raton, Phone: (561) 995-7670
  • 312 West St (Lat: 36.196667 Lon: -82.069722), Type: 13.7, Overall height: 11 m, Registrant: Mountain Electric Cooperative Inc, Mount-ain City, Phone: (423) 727-1800

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Roan Mountain State Park (Lat: 36.167917 Lon: -82.092139), Type: Tree, Structure height: 24.5 m, Overall height: 30.5 m, Call Sign: WNDT989,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.160 MHz, Grant Date: 08/05/2015, Expiration Date: 11/02/2025, Registrant: State Of Tennessee, 245 Blanton Ave., Nashville, TN 37210, Phone: (615) 741-0671, Fax: (615) 532-7515, Email:
  • 1001 Walnut Mountain Road (Lat: 36.219833 Lon: -82.047333), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 15.1 m, Call Sign: WNFF968,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.295 MHz, Grant Date: 07/15/2015, Expiration Date: 08/18/2025, Certifier: Robert M Jones, Registrant: Carter County Fire Association, 801 East Elk Avenue, Elizabethton, TN 37643, Phone: (423) 542-1888, Email:
  • 399 Tower Road (Lat: 36.238722 Lon: -82.121000), Type: Tower, Structure height: 24.4 m, Call Sign: WPXI297,
    Assigned Frequencies: 453.525 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2013, Expiration Date: 04/09/2023, Certifier: John C Henson, Registrant: High Country Communications, Inc, Linville, NC 28646, Phone: (828) 733-1822
  • CARTER CO WORK CAMP, 188 Old Railroad Grade Rd. (Lat: 36.205056 Lon: -82.104278), Type: Bant, Structure height: 15 m, Overall height: 18 m, Call Sign: WQDA838,
    Assigned Frequencies: 853.487 MHz, Grant Date: 04/14/2015, Expiration Date: 07/11/2025, Certifier: Jesse D Griggs, Registrant: State Of Tennessee, 6406 Centennial Blvd, Nashville, TN 37209, Phone: (615) 350-1930, Fax: (615) 253-6359, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Roan Mountain)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7005T , Serial Number: 46605, Year manufactured: 1959, Airworthiness Date: 05/28/1959, Certificate Issue Date: 06/21/2013
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Roy B Smith, 8251 Highway 19 E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, Other Owners: David C Willaims, Brandi S Forbes, Gary M Smith
  • Aircraft: BOEING A75N1(PT17) (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 93 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR W670 SERIES (250 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 55507 , Serial Number: 75-2771, Year manufactured: 1941, Airworthiness Date: 07/28/1955, Certificate Issue Date: 07/23/2011
    Registrant (Co-Owned): David C Sr Braswell, 130 Laurel Highlands Rd, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, Other Owners: Douglas H Jennings
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/26/2018
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 704DP , Serial Number: 15078531, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 08/06/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 07/23/2011
    Registrant (Co-Owned): David C St Braswell, 130 Laurel Highlands Rd, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, Other Owners: Douglas H Jennings
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 03/28/2018
  • Aircraft: SMITH R B JR/WILLIAMSD/SMITH G CHALLENGER II SPEC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: Reciprocating
    N-Number: 9165G , Serial Number: CH2-0899-1898, Certificate Issue Date: 07/27/2001
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Roy Boyd Jr Smith, 8251 Highway 19 E, Roan Mountain, TN 37687, Other Owners: Brandi Smith Forbes
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/07/2018

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$66,2702$109,8704$145,7152$29,3202$95,360
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$03$204,5170$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$60,1600$02$99,8650$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0717.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$107,650
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2001 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0717.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Roan Mountain, TN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Roan Mountain, TN - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 16. The highest number of fire incidents - 42 took place in 2016, and the least - 2 in 2017. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Roan Mountain, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (62.5%), and Outside Fires (26.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Roan Mountain, TN
    • 15562.5%Structure Fires
    • 6626.6%Outside Fires
    • 197.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 83.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Roan Mountain, TN
Most common first names in Roan Mountain, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4973.3 years
James4874.4 years
John3677.1 years
Mary3481.1 years
Robert2970.5 years
George1972.2 years
Frank1579.8 years
Charles1471.8 years
Walter1377.4 years
Fred1178.8 years
Most common last names in Roan Mountain, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Shell5476.2 years
Johnson5474.8 years
Hughes4973.3 years
Miller3578.9 years
Street3580.3 years
Mckinney3076.0 years
Smith2772.4 years
Whitehead2775.3 years
Winters2575.8 years
Jones2471.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Roan Mountain, TN
  • 51.5%Electricity
  • 24.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.5%Wood
  • 1.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Roan Mountain, TN
  • 83.9%Electricity
  • 16.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Roan Mountain compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value 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.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
There are 2 pilots and 3 other airmen in this city.
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  • Franklin M. Murden (5)
  • Frank Murden (1)

Total of 14 patent applications in 2008-2020.