Rockwood, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 5,434 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: -5.9%
 
Males: 2,409  (44.3%)
Females: 3,025  (55.7%)
Median resident age:

46.8 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37854.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,440 (it was $23,986 in 2000)
Rockwood:

$32,440
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $18,709 (it was $13,106 in 2000)

Rockwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $83,474 (it was $58,700 in 2000)
Rockwood:

$83,474
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $114,886; detached houses: $120,173; mobile homes: $67,326

Median gross rent in 2017: $574.

March 2019 cost of living index in Rockwood: 77.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 27.3%
(26.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.0% for Black residents, 39.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.5% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Rockwood, TN (2010)
    • 4,97789.5%White alone
    • 2564.6%Black alone
    • 1642.9%Two or more races
    • 1041.9%Hispanic
    • 430.8%American Indian alone
    • 150.3%Asian alone
    • 30.05%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 34 registered sex offenders living in Rockwood, Tennessee as of January 21, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Rockwood is 163 to 1.


Crime rates in Rockwood by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
3
(54.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
1
(18.0)
2
(36.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(17.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.4)
1
(18.5)
1
(18.5)
1
(18.4)
1
(18.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(91.0)
4
(72.8)
2
(36.7)
0
(0.0)
4
(72.0)
2
(36.1)
4
(71.3)
2
(35.9)
1
(18.3)
2
(36.8)
2
(37.1)
4
(74.1)
3
(55.3)
4
(73.8)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
5
(91.0)
16
(291.2)
13
(238.4)
6
(107.6)
12
(216.1)
34
(614.2)
18
(320.7)
28
(502.4)
20
(365.3)
24
(441.6)
24
(444.8)
19
(351.9)
25
(460.9)
31
(572.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
67
(1,219)
55
(1,001)
73
(1,339)
63
(1,130)
95
(1,711)
69
(1,246)
42
(748.4)
80
(1,435)
69
(1,260)
62
(1,141)
81
(1,501)
46
(851.9)
39
(719.0)
28
(516.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
299
(5,439)
258
(4,695)
393
(7,207)
262
(4,700)
269
(4,844)
251
(4,534)
298
(5,310)
268
(4,809)
297
(5,425)
302
(5,557)
277
(5,133)
229
(4,241)
221
(4,074)
268
(4,947)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
15
(272.9)
16
(291.2)
12
(220.1)
19
(340.8)
9
(162.1)
14
(252.9)
19
(338.6)
8
(143.5)
10
(182.6)
12
(220.8)
16
(296.5)
25
(463.0)
24
(442.5)
22
(406.1)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(36.1)
5
(89.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(18.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)413.9361.2458.3330.2405.7451.4377.4429.9398.4433.9449.0373.7372.2417.9

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City-data.com crime index in Rockwood, TN

Crime rate in Rockwood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 15 (14 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.58
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (50.5%), Irish (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (5.0%), English (4.6%), Italian (3.6%), German (2.9%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1903

Elevation: 883 feet

Land area: 7.89 square miles.

Population density: 688 people per square mile   (low).

Rockwood, Tennessee map

243 residents are foreign born (1.0% Europe, 0.9% Latin America, 0.6% Asia).

This city:

4.4%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $609 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $604 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (41.7 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (118.4 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (443.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Midtown, TN (2.5 miles ),
Harriman, TN (2.8 miles ),
Barnard, TN (3.0 miles ),
Kingston, TN (3.1 miles ),
Oakdale, TN (3.2 miles ),
Crab Orchard, TN (3.4 miles ),
Fairfield Glade, TN (3.8 miles ),
Ten Mile, TN (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 35.87 N, Longitude: 84.68 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +435 (+7.9%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 529 (24.5%)

Area code: 865

Distribution of median household income in Rockwood, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Rockwood, TN in 2017
Rockwood satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2001: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2002: 2 buildings, average cost: $93,600
  • 2003: 19 buildings, average cost: $62,000
  • 2004: 21 buildings, average cost: $37,300
  • 2005: 10 buildings, average cost: $82,300
  • 2006: 12 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2007: 12 buildings, average cost: $76,400
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $86,900
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $112,600
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $83,700
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2012: 4 buildings, average cost: $61,400
  • 2013: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2015: 4 buildings, average cost: $42,000
  • 2016: 6 buildings, average cost: $62,500
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $74,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Rockwood, TN residents
Average permit cost in Rockwood, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.9%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Historical population in Rockwood, TN
Historical housing units in Rockwood, TN
Most common industries in Rockwood, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Construction (7.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Metal & metal products (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.6%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.5%)
  • Truck transportation (4.3%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.8%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.5%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (5.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Rockwood, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.1%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.7%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.3%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.9%)

Average climate in Rockwood, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Rockwood, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.1. This is about average.

City:

66.1
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 1.89. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.89
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2011 was 15.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 1.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

15.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.76. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 8.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.76
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Rockwood-area historical tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 3% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 23.6 miles away from the Rockwood city center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 11/10/2002, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.9 miles away from the city center killed 7 people and injured 28 people and caused $970,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Rockwood-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 77% 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 40.3 miles away from Rockwood 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 166.5 miles away from the city 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 109.3 miles away from Rockwood 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 251.4 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 185.7 miles away from Rockwood 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 225.6 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 Roane County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 13, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 4, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Rockwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Rockwood:

  • (CLOSED) BAPTIST HOSPITAL OF ROANE COUNTY (provides emergency services, 241 S CHAMBERLAIN AVE)
  • ARCON/BAPTIST HLTH CTR OF ROCKWOOD LLC (1362 NORTH GATEWAY AVENUE)
  • BRIDGE AT ROCKWOOD, THE (5580 ROANE STATE HWY)
  • ROCKWOOD HEALTH CARE CENTER (PO BOX 476)

Airports located in Rockwood:

Operable nuclear power plant near Rockwood:

  • 17 miles: Watts Bar 1 in Spring City, TN.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Rockwood:

  • Roane State Community College (about 4 miles; Harriman, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,302)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 30 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 43 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 48 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 50 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Tennessee Technological University (about 51 miles; Cookeville, TN; FT enrollment: 9,761)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 61 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)

Public high school in Rockwood:

Public elementary/middle schools in Rockwood:

See full list of schools located in Rockwood

Library in Rockwood:

  • ROCKWOOD PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $148,700; Location: 117 NORTH FRONT STREET; 37,883 books; 998 audio materials; 1,155 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 47 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Rockwood: Rockwood Golf and Country Club (A), Roane County Industrial Park (B), Rockwood City Fire Department Station 1 (C), Rockwood City Fire Department Station 2 (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Rockwood include: First Baptist Church of Lenoir Avenue (A), First Christian Church (B), Rockwood Church of Christ (C), Rockwood United Methodist Church (D), First Presbyterian Church (E), The Tabernacle (F), Victory Church (G), Clymersville Church (H), Cardiff Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Tedder Cemetery (1), Kimbrough Cemetery (2), Ault Cemetery (3), Rockwood Cemetery (4), Cardiff Cemetery (5), Hembree Cemetery (6), Pass Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Rockwood: Roane Memorial Gardens (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Hotel: Budget Motel (Highway 27 South) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: C. M. Newton - College basketball coach, Harold G. Long - Karateka.

Roane County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

  • ROCKWOOD WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 10,909, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

59.8%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.2%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
141 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
10 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010
180 people in nursing homes in 2000
20 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

Banks with branches in Rockwood (2011 data):

  • First Bank of Tennessee: Rockwood Branch at 996 North Gateway Avenue, branch established on 1999/08/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $226.4 mil, Deposits: $198.6 mil, headquarters in Spring City, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • Bank of America, National Association: Rockwood Branch at 511 North Gateway Avenue, branch established on 1977/11/21. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Rockwood Branch at 134 North Gateway Avenue, branch established on 1934/09/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Regions Bank: Rockwood Branch at 240 West Rockwood Street, branch established on 1934/07/25. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Rockwood:

Marital status in Rockwood, TN
  • Never married: 22.1%
  • Now married: 49.3%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 10.9%
  • Divorced: 17.2%

For population 25 years and over in Rockwood:

  • High school or higher: 81.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 5.7%
  • Unemployed: 7.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.3
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Rockwood
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Rockwood, TN (based on Roane County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant29,50297
Mainline Protestant3,38520
Black Protestant6534
Catholic5001
Other3452
None19,796-
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:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Roane County:

0.19 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Roane County:

0.94 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 31
Roane County:

5.82 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 22
Roane County:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

12.9%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

31.1%
Tennessee:

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

11.9%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Rockwood:

62.1%
State:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

64.7%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

27.3
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Rockwood:

18.0%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

9.2%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.3
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

36.2%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Rockwood:

66.9%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

83.8%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Rockwood, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Electric Power 40$255,172$76,5520$0
Police Protection - Officers 16$46,782$35,0870$0
Streets and Highways 14$35,964$30,8261$903
Firefighters 12$36,493$36,4932$2,369
Parks and Recreation 7$18,593$31,8741$332
Financial Administration 4$12,228$36,6842$1,300
Other Government Administration 1$3,363$40,3560$0
Local Libraries 1$2,730$32,7604$3,556
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 95$411,325$51,95710$8,460

Rockwood government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Electric Utilities: $29,425,000 ($5414.98)
    Gas Utilities: $1,951,000 ($359.04)
    Regular Highways: $776,000 ($142.80)
    Water Utilities: $614,000 ($112.99)
    Police Protection: $450,000 ($82.81)
    Sewerage: $435,000 ($80.05)
    Local Fire Protection: $409,000 ($75.27)
    Parks and Recreation: $379,000 ($69.75)
    Financial Administration: $220,000 ($40.49)
    General - Other: $179,000 ($32.94)
    General Public Buildings: $134,000 ($24.66)
    Central Staff Services: $131,000 ($24.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $101,000 ($18.59)
    Libraries: $80,000 ($14.72)
    Air Transportation: $37,000 ($6.81)
    Health - Other: $30,000 ($5.52)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $26,000 ($4.78)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000 ($0.74)
  • Electric Utilities - Interest on Debt: $37,000 ($6.81)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $33,000 ($6.07)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Electric Utilities: $3,575,000 ($657.89)
    Water Utilities: $1,093,000 ($201.14)
    General - Other: $390,000 ($71.77)
    Air Transportation: $24,000 ($4.42)
    Gas Utilities: $19,000 ($3.50)
    Local Fire Protection: $7,000 ($1.29)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,943,000 ($909.64)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $108,000 ($19.87)

Rockwood government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,133,000 ($208.50)
    Other: $293,000 ($53.92)
    Parks and Recreation: $177,000 ($32.57)
    Solid Waste Management: $118,000 ($21.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,476,000 ($271.62)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $562,000 ($103.42)
    Fines and Forfeits: $435,000 ($80.05)
    General Revenue - Other: $111,000 ($20.43)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($0.18)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $35,520,000 ($6536.62)
    Gas Utilities: $2,733,000 ($502.94)
    Water Utilities: $2,443,000 ($449.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $1,017,000 ($187.15)
    General Local Government Support: $408,000 ($75.08)
    Highways: $387,000 ($71.22)
    Housing and Community Development: $73,000 ($13.43)
    Other: $51,000 ($9.39)
  • Tax - Property: $979,000 ($180.16)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $243,000 ($44.72)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $111,000 ($20.43)
    Other License: $29,000 ($5.34)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($0.37)

Rockwood government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,047,000 ($2400.99)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,867,000 ($2367.87)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,325,000 ($611.89)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,145,000 ($578.76)

Rockwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $78,000 ($14.35)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $11,142,000 ($2050.42)

7.11% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,752 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.11%
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 Knox County, TN  1.28% ($51,738 average AGI)
from Anderson County, TN  0.98% ($45,617)
from Morgan County, TN  0.67% ($37,891)


6.26% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.26%
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 Knox County, TN  1.16% ($59,667 average AGI)
to Anderson County, TN  0.71% ($39,216)
to Loudon County, TN  0.56% ($45,368)
Businesses in Rockwood, TN
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Rite Aid1
FedEx1SONIC Drive-In1
GameStop1Subway2
H&R Block1T-Mobile1
Hardee's1U-Haul1
Lane Furniture1UPS1
Nike1Walmart1
RadioShack1

Strongest AM radio stations in Rockwood:

  • WOFE (580 AM; 1 kW; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WMTY (670 AM; daytime; 3 kW; FARRAGUT, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WATO (1290 AM; 5 kW; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • WBBX (1410 AM; 1 kW; KINGSTON, TN; Owner: PILGRIM PATHWAY, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Rockwood:

  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WBZH (92.7 FM; HARRIMAN, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WKTS (90.1 FM; KINGSTON, TN; Owner: THE KINGSTON CENTURY CLUB INC.)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WAYA (93.9 FM; SPRING CITY, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)
  • WOWF (102.5 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: PEG BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WECO-FM (101.3 FM; WARTBURG, TN; Owner: MORGAN COUNTY BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WLOD-FM (98.3 FM; SWEETWATER, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WKZX-FM (93.5 FM; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: BP BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WGSQ (94.7 FM; COOKEVILLE, TN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDNT-FM (104.9 FM; DAYTON, TN; Owner: J. L. BREWER BROADCASTING OF CLEVELAND, LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Rockwood:

  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WBXX-TV (Channel 20; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: ACME TV LICENSES OF TENNESSEE, LLC)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • 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.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
Rockwood fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Rockwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 23Number of bridges
  • 220ft / 66.6mTotal length
  • $3,142,000Total costs
  • 224,280Total average daily traffic
  • 25,917Total average daily truck traffic
  • 176,160Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Rockwood, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 111960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 11980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Rockwood, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Rockwood)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

102 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Rockwood, TN)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

22 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

117 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Rockwood)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28R-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING I0360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3928T , Serial Number: 28R-30267, Year manufactured: 1967, Airworthiness Date: 12/06/1967, Certificate Issue Date: 03/21/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Rodney Barnett, 146 Reed Rd, Rockwood, TN 37854
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182R (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: CONT MOTOR I0-470 SERIES (260 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5497N , Serial Number: 18267760, Year manufactured: 1980, Airworthiness Date: 10/16/1980, Certificate Issue Date: 10/18/2017
    Registrant (Individual): Louis V Berretta, 208 Bay Shore Dr, Rockwood, TN 37854
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 75918 , Serial Number: 17268041, Year manufactured: 1976, Airworthiness Date: 11/02/1976, Certificate Issue Date: 07/14/2016
    Registrant (Individual): Kenneth R March, 830 Eagle Furnace Rd, Rockwood, TN 37854
  • Aircraft: AEROSTAR INTERNATIONAL INC S53A (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: None
    N-Number: 9104U , Serial Number: S53A-3085, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 08/02/2001, Certificate Issue Date: 11/23/2001
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Marie Rosina, 524 Pointe Vista Dr, Rockwood, TN 37854, Other Owners: Karen Mulvaney
  • Aircraft: BEECH E35 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 131 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR E225 SERIES (225 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7389B , Serial Number: D-3883, Year manufactured: 1954, Airworthiness Date: 07/23/1956, Certificate Issue Date: 05/31/2012
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy S Spurling, 608 N Douglas Ave, Rockwood, TN 37854
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 10/23/2018

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 129
  • Hazardous Condition: 34
  • Good Intent Call: 21
Fire incident types in Rockwood, TN

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Rockwood, TN
Most common first names in Rockwood, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James16871.0 years
John12974.7 years
William12572.5 years
Mary9577.1 years
Charles8571.3 years
Robert7470.4 years
George6572.2 years
Thomas4973.1 years
Walter3775.8 years
Margaret3475.4 years
Most common last names in Rockwood, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5674.5 years
Miller4277.4 years
Brown3674.9 years
Green3170.8 years
Jones2976.1 years
Hamby2773.4 years
Martin2777.7 years
Davis2668.1 years
Carter2673.9 years
Hickey2574.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Rockwood, TN
  • 60.1%Utility gas
  • 36.9%Electricity
  • 2.2%Wood
  • 0.8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Rockwood, TN
  • 70.2%Electricity
  • 23.4%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.9%No fuel used


Rockwood compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below 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 significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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