Rock Creek, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 5,035.
Males: 2,532  (50.3%)
Females: 2,503  (49.7%)
Median resident age:  35.6 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37091

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,997 (it was $43,899 in 2000)
Rock Creek:

$44,997
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,582 (it was $17,962 in 2000)

Rock Creek CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $108,613 (it was $86,200 in 2000)
Rock Creek:

$108,613
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $140,709; Detached houses: $156,245; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $616,979; Mobile homes: $95,120
Rock Creek races chart
  • White alone - 4,231 (91.8%)
  • Black alone - 236 (5.1%)
  • Hispanic - 83 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 38 (0.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 14 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 5 (0.1%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Rock Creek: 140.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1710 feet

Land area: 97.8 square miles.

Population density: 51 people per square mile   (very low).

Rock Creek, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Rock Creek:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 4.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Rock Creek CCD:

  • Never married: 19.3%
  • Now married: 65.0%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 5.3%
  • Divorced: 10.4%

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

Rock Creek CCD:  0.7% ($580)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Rock Creek satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Murfreesboro, TN (30.1 miles , pop. 68,816).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (43.9 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (440.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Lewisburg, TN (2.5 miles ), Chapel Hill, TN (2.8 miles ), Bedford, TN (3.1 miles ), Fountain Heights, TN (3.3 miles ), Unionville, TN (3.4 miles ), Cornersville, TN (3.6 miles ), Lower Rutherford Creek, TN (3.7 miles ), Petersburg, TN (3.9 miles ).

Latitude: 35.52 N, Longitude: 86.73 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 931

Rock Creek household income distribution Rock Creek home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.5%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation equipment (14%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Machinery (12%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (8%)
  • Metal and metal products (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5%)
  • Transportation equipment (10%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Health care (9%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (6%)
  • Food and beverage stores (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

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

Average climate in Rock Creek, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

Rock Creek-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 91% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/16/1998, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 9.6 miles away from the Rock Creek place center killed 3 people and injured 36 people and caused $13 million in damages.

On 1/24/1997, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.2 miles away from the place center injured 18 people and caused $5 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rock Creek-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 94.6 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, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 212.5 miles away from Rock Creek 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 180.2 miles away from the city center
On 5/4/1991 at 01:18:54, a magnitude 5.0 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 187.3 miles away from the city 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 149.3 miles away from Rock Creek center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 193.2 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Marshall County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 1

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

Hospitals and medical centers near Rock Creek:

  • MARSHALL MEDICAL CENTER Critical Access Hospitals (about 5 miles away; LEWISBURG, TN)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, OAKWOOD (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; LEWISBURG, TN)
  • MERIHIL NH (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LEWISBURG, TN)
  • NHC HEALTHCARE, LEWISBURG (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; LEWISBURG, TN)
  • BEDFORD CO NH (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, TN)
  • CHRISTIAN CARE CENTER OF BEDFORD COUNTY, LLC (Nursing Home, about 15 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, TN)
  • HERITAGE HOME HEALTH (Home Health Center, about 16 miles away; SHELBYVILLE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rock Creek:

  • Columbia State Community College (about 22 miles; Columbia, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,383)
  • Motlow State Community College (about 27 miles; Tullahoma, TN; FT enrollment: 2,915)
  • Middle Tennessee State University (about 31 miles; Murfreesboro, TN; FT enrollment: 21,628)
  • Lipscomb University (about 41 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 3,827)
  • Belmont University (about 43 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,795)
  • Trevecca Nazarene University (about 44 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,223)
  • Nashville State Community College (about 44 miles; Nashville, TN; FT enrollment: 6,436)

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Notable locations in Rock Creek: Lewisburg Pumping Station (A), Belfast Rural Fire Department (B), Berlin Fire Department (C), Farmington - Rich Creek Volunteer Fire Department (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rock Creek include: Berlin United Methodist Church (A), Rocky Point Church (B), Bethbirei Church (C), Higgs Chapel (D), Berea Church (E), New Hebron Church (F), Cedar Grove Church (G), Mount Pleasant Church (H), Mount Lebanon Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Tankersley Cemetery (1), Temple Cemetery (2), Thomas Cemetery (3), Tindell Cemetery (4), Sharp Cemetery (5), Jones Cemetery (6), Hopper Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Rock Creek (A), Wilson Creek (B), Opossum Creek (C), East Rock Creek (D), Dry Branch (E), Belfast Creek (F), Wright Branch (G), Mud Creek (H), Sutton Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Rock Creek: Henry Horton State Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Marshall 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 2012 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 8.27. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.27
U.S.:

9.14
Average household size:
This place:  2.7 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  68.4%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  4.9%
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:

6.1%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

1.9%
Whole state:

5.8%
7 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Rock Creek compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage 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.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (59%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (32%)
  • Wood (6%)
  • Utility gas (2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rock Creek CCD (based on Marshall County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.74%
Here: 45.7%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionChurches of ChristUnited Methodist ChurchCatholic ChurchCumberland Presbyterian Church
Adherents43.1%24.6%14.4%4.0%4.0%
Congregations19.4%32.8%19.4%1.5%6.0%
NamePresbyterian Church (USA)Assemblies of GodChurch of God of ProphecyNational Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents3.5%1.1%1.0%1.0%3.5%
Congregations4.5%1.5%3.0%1.5%10.4%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
Marshall County:

3.09 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

1.03 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 32
Marshall County:

10.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 11
Here:

3.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.8%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Marshall County:

33.5%
Tennessee:

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

11.1%
State:

13.5%

6.35% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,709 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.35%
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 Maury County, TN  1.04% ($24,835 average AGI)
from Bedford County, TN  0.58% ($25,359)
from Williamson County, TN  0.58% ($42,219)


5.94% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($30,571 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.94%
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 Maury County, TN  0.99% ($28,560 average AGI)
to Rutherford County, TN  0.62% ($26,913)
to Bedford County, TN  0.42% ($29,426)

Strongest AM radio stations in Rock Creek:

  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WAMB (1160 AM; 50 kW; DONELSON, TN; Owner: GREAT SOUTHERN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WJJM (1490 AM; 1 kW; LEWISBURG, TN; Owner: MARTHA M. LINGNER EXECUTRIX)
  • WKDA (1200 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: RADIO NASHVILLE, INC.)
  • WAXO (1220 AM; 1 kW; LEWISBURG, TN; Owner: MARSHALL COUNTY RADIO CORPORATION)
  • WNQM (1300 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WNQM. INC.)
  • WMCP (1280 AM; 5 kW; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: MAURY COUNTY BOOSTERS CORP.)
  • WLAC (1510 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WLIJ (1580 AM; 5 kW; SHELBYVILLE, TN)
  • WBXR (1140 AM; daytime; 15 kW; HAZEL GREEN, AL; Owner: LOW COUNTRY CORPORATION, INC.)
  • WMGC (810 AM; 5 kW; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: RADIO 810 NASHVILLE, LIMITED)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rock Creek:

  • WFCM-FM (91.7 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWTN (99.7 FM; MANCHESTER, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WBUZ (102.9 FM; LA VERGNE, TN; Owner: WYCQ, INC)
  • W263AE (100.5 FM; LEWISBURG, TN; Owner: WEATHER RADAR ASSOCIATES)
  • WRLT (100.1 FM; FRANKLIN, TN; Owner: TUNED-IN BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WJJM-FM (94.3 FM; LEWISBURG, TN; Owner: MARTHA M. LINGNER, EXECUTRIX)
  • WJJM (1490.0 FM; LEWISBURG, TN; Owner: MARTHA M. LINGNER EXECUTRIX)
  • WKDF (103.3 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNRQ (105.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WPLN-FM (90.3 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WSIX-FM (97.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WAHR (99.1 FM; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WAYM (88.7 FM; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WSM-FM (95.5 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WGFX (104.5 FM; GALLATIN, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WKOM (101.7 FM; COLUMBIA, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENN. BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMOT (89.5 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WUSX (93.3 FM; TULLAHOMA, TN; Owner: TENNNESSE VALLEY RADIO, INC)
  • WMAK (96.3 FM; MURFREESBORO, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WJXA (92.9 FM; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)

TV broadcast stations around Rock Creek:

  • WNAB (Channel 58; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE LICENSE HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WKRN-TV (Channel 2; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WKRN, G.P.)
  • WSMV-TV (Channel 4; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WZTV (Channel 17; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: WZTV LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WNPT (Channel 8; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: NASHVILLE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
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