Signal Mountain, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 8,560 (98% urban, 2% rural).
Population change since 2000: +15.2%
 
Males: 4,126  (48.2%)
Females: 4,434  (51.8%)
Median resident age:

44.6 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37377.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $105,250 (it was $66,900 in 2000)
Signal Mountain:

$105,250
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $51,072 (it was $37,134 in 2000)

Signal Mountain town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $360,578 (it was $180,500 in 2000)
Signal Mountain:

$360,578
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $409,782; detached houses: $410,472; townhouses or other attached units: $341,384; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $381,142

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,812.

March 2019 cost of living index in Signal Mountain: 92.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 2.3%
(2.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.8% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Signal Mountain, TN (2010)
    • 7,26896.2%White alone
    • 1201.6%Hispanic
    • 680.9%Two or more races
    • 580.8%Asian alone
    • 190.3%Black alone
    • 90.1%American Indian alone
    • 60.08%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 60.08%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Signal Mountain, Tennessee as of June 04, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Signal Mountain is 787 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Signal Mountain 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)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(13.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.3)
1
(13.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.7)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(54.9)
5
(69.1)
8
(113.3)
1
(14.1)
4
(56.5)
1
(13.9)
3
(39.4)
3
(38.9)
9
(116.1)
1
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(35.0)
8
(92.8)
6
(69.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
19
(260.9)
16
(221.1)
19
(269.0)
16
(225.7)
10
(141.3)
9
(124.7)
17
(223.0)
10
(129.6)
17
(219.3)
24
(281.8)
6
(69.9)
3
(35.0)
11
(127.6)
6
(69.8)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
55
(755.2)
76
(1,050)
64
(906.1)
58
(818.2)
54
(763.3)
49
(679.0)
34
(446.1)
55
(712.6)
33
(425.8)
35
(410.9)
27
(314.7)
31
(361.4)
40
(463.8)
25
(290.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(14.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(25.9)
1
(12.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(35.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(69.8)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(13.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(28.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)75.771.390.251.360.253.941.347.456.638.517.530.249.536.0

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City-data.com crime index in Signal Mountain, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 17 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.74
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: English (24.7%), American (13.2%), Irish (12.2%), German (9.4%), European (8.5%), Scotch-Irish (2.7%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1919

Elevation: 1790 feet

Land area: 6.68 square miles.

Population density: 1,282 people per square mile   (low).

Signal Mountain, Tennessee map

246 residents are foreign born (1.5% Europe, 0.7% Asia, 0.4% North America).

This town:

2.8%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $3,367 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $3,070 (0.8%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (7.2 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (106.8 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (481.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Walden, TN (1.7 miles ),
Red Bank, TN (1.7 miles ),
Fairmount, TN (1.8 miles ),
Falling Water, TN (2.7 miles ),
Chattanooga, TN (2.7 miles ),
Ridgeside, TN (2.9 miles ),
Powells Crossroads, TN (3.0 miles ),
Lookout Mountain, TN (3.0 miles )

Latitude: 35.13 N, Longitude: 85.34 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -1,037 (-12.0%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 866 (25.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

Distribution of median household income in Signal Mountain, TN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Signal Mountain, TN in 2017

Property values in Signal Mountain, TN

Signal Mountain satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $279,600
  • 1998: 21 buildings, average cost: $205,900
  • 1999: 17 buildings, average cost: $247,800
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $424,000
  • 2001: 26 buildings, average cost: $224,300
  • 2002: 13 buildings, average cost: $185,500
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $256,600
  • 2004: 15 buildings, average cost: $331,700
  • 2005: 12 buildings, average cost: $490,800
  • 2006: 9 buildings, average cost: $333,200
  • 2007: 7 buildings, average cost: $333,200
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $333,200
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $186,700
  • 2010: 10 buildings, average cost: $410,000
  • 2011: 10 buildings, average cost: $410,000
  • 2012: 16 buildings, average cost: $389,500
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $389,500
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $374,800
  • 2015: 20 buildings, average cost: $374,800
  • 2016: 22 buildings, average cost: $374,800
  • 2017: 26 buildings, average cost: $374,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Signal Mountain, TN residents
Average permit cost in Signal Mountain, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.1%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Historical population in Signal Mountain, TN
Historical housing units in Signal Mountain, TN

Population change in the 1990s: +316 (+4.4%).
Most common industries in Signal Mountain, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (12.0%)
  • Health care (11.9%)
  • Educational services (10.3%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.6%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (3.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (16.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.9%)
  • Health care (9.0%)
  • Construction (7.7%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Utilities (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (18.6%)
  • Health care (15.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (9.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.8%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Signal Mountain, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (4.1%)
  • Lawyers (4.0%)
  • Top executives (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (7.4%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.2%)
  • Lawyers (6.6%)
  • Physicians and surgeons (6.5%)
  • Top executives (5.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Engineers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (10.8%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.7%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (4.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.3%)

Average climate in Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Signal Mountain, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.8. This is about average.

City:

67.8
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 1.00. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.00
U.S.:

0.27
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 5.46. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.46
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2005 was 1.48. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.48
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 8.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.07. This is about average. Closest monitor was 6.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.07
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Signal Mountain-area historical tornado activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/29/1997, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.6 miles away from the Signal Mountain town center injured 44 people and caused $45 million in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 45.1 miles away from the town center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

Earthquake activity:

Signal Mountain-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 79% 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 46.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 90.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 226.5 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 269.6 miles away from Signal Mountain 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 161.8 miles away from Signal Mountain center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 184.5 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 Hamilton County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 8, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 6, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Signal Mountain topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Signal Mountain:

  • ALEXIAN VILLAGE OF TENNESSEE (671 ALEXIAN WAY)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Signal Mountain:

  • TLC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 2 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • GRAND COURT I (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • MOUNTAIN CREEK MANOR (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF RED BANK (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • RED BANK HEALTH CARE CTR INC (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • CHATTANOOGA KIDNEY CENTER NORTH, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 3 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • RIVERCHASE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 3 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)

Amtrak station near Signal Mountain:

  • 11 miles: CHATTANOOGA (GREYHOUND STA., 960 AIRPORT RD.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, call for taxi service, intercity bus service.

Operable nuclear power plants near Signal Mountain:

  • 13 miles: Sequoyah 1 and 2 in Soddy-Daisy, TN.

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

  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 7 miles; Chattanooga, TN; Full-time enrollment: 10,158)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 7 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 18 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 27 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 27 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Dalton State College (about 32 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Northeast Alabama Community College (about 52 miles; Rainsville, AL; FT enrollment: 2,409)

Public high school in Signal Mountain:

  • SIGNAL MOUNTAIN MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 2650 SAM POWELL TR, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle school in Signal Mountain:

  • NOLAN ELEMENTARY (Students: 529, Location: 4435 SHACKLEFORD RIDGE RD, Grades: KG-5)
See full list of schools located in Signal Mountain

Library in Signal Mountain:

  • TOWN OF SIGNAL MOUNTAIN LIBRARY (Operating income: $161,136; Location: 1114 JAMES BOULEVARD; 22,267 books; 746 audio materials; 1,149 video materials; 1 state licensed databases; 12 print serial subscriptions)

User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • Additional school: Thrasher Elementary School - James Blvd.

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Signal Mountain: Signal Mountain Golf and Country Club (A), Signal Mountain Fire Department Station 1 (B), Alexian Brothers Home (C), Signal Mountain City Hall (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Signal Mountain include: Log Cabin Chapel (A), Saint Timothys Episcopal Church (B), Signal Crest United Methodist Church (C), Signal Mountain Baptist Church (D), Signal Mountain Church of Christ (E), Signal Mountain Presbyterian Church (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Bee Branch (A), Stanley Branch (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Signal Mountain include: Green Gorge Park (1), Norris Field (2), Coolidge Park (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Caribbean Cruise Center (Tours & Charters; 1209 Taft Highway).

Birthplace of: Charles H. Coolidge - Army Medal of Honor recipient.

Hamilton 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 Signal Mountain and their reported violations in the past:

WALDEN'S RIDGE UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 7,400, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between OCT-2013 and DEC-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-25-2013), St Public Notif requested (FEB-07-2014), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-07-2014), St Public Notif received (JUN-18-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (JUN-30-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-12-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-07-2009)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-12-2008)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between APR-2007 and JUN-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-24-2007), St Public Notif requested (JUL-24-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-15-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (AUG-12-2008)
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • 2 other older monitoring violations

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

  • SIGNAL MOUNTAIN WATER SYSTEM (Population served: 8,093, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • LONE OAK UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 381, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Average household size:
This town:

2.5 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

73.5%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

1.8%
Whole state:

5.8%


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
101 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
9 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010
114 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Signal Mountain (2011 data):

  • SunTrust Bank: Alexian Village Branch at 100 James Boulevard, branch established on 1985/05/09; Signal Mountain Branch at 1301 Taft Highway, branch established on 1966/09/15. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • Citizens Tri-County Bank: Signal Mountain Branch at 1306 Taft Highway, branch established on 2000/03/13. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $568.5 mil, Deposits: $503.4 mil, headquarters in Dunlap, TN, positive income, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Sequatchie Valley Bancshares, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Signal Mountain Office Branch at 1210 Taft Hwy, branch established on 1938/01/01. 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
  • FSGBANK, National Association: Signal Mountain Branch at 820 Ridgeway Avenue, branch established on 2001/05/29. Info updated 2007/10/03: Bank assets: $1,111.8 mil, Deposits: $1,020.8 mil, headquarters in Chattanooga, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 30 total offices, Holding Company: First Security Group, Inc.
  • First Tennessee Bank, National Association: Signal Mountain Branch at 1315 Taft Highway, branch established on 1978/08/14. Info updated 2009/09/08: Bank assets: $24,563.4 mil, Deposits: $16,402.1 mil, headquarters in Memphis, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 180 total offices, Holding Company: First Horizon National Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Signal Mountain:

Marital status in Signal Mountain, TN
  • Never married: 18.7%
  • Now married: 65.7%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 7.4%

For population 25 years and over in Signal Mountain:

  • High school or higher: 96.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 69.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 31.7%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.5
Tennessee average:

11.6

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

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Signal Mountain, TN (based on Hamilton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant137,194357
Mainline Protestant31,98168
Black Protestant14,52561
Catholic12,6856
Other6,18731
Orthodox3884
None133,503-
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: 68
This county:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Here:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 20
This county:

0.61 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 156
This county:

4.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 259
Hamilton County:

7.85 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.1%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

28.5%
Tennessee:

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

12.6%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

55.3%
State:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

54.6%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Signal Mountain:

28.5
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Signal Mountain:

19.8%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Signal Mountain:

7.6%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Signal Mountain:

36.7%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

59.7%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Signal Mountain:

78.2%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Signal Mountain, 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
Firefighters 16$50,597$37,9486$5,086
Police Protection - Officers 15$48,613$38,8900$0
Streets and Highways 12$29,313$29,3130$0
Water Supply 6$17,504$35,0080$0
Parks and Recreation 4$11,066$33,1987$6,029
Financial Administration 3$15,297$61,1881$1,884
Solid Waste Management 2$6,274$37,6441$290
Housing and Community Development (Local) 1$1,625$19,5000$0
Sewerage 1$1,625$19,5000$0
Judicial and Legal 1$2,446$29,3520$0
Police - Other 1$2,471$29,6520$0
Local Libraries 1$3,323$39,8764$3,263
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 63$190,154$36,22019$16,552

Signal Mountain government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $190,000 ($22.20)
    Sewerage: $127,000 ($14.84)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $1,207,000 ($141.00)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,080,000 ($126.17)
    Police Protection: $1,015,000 ($118.57)
    Regular Highways: $927,000 ($108.29)
    Financial Administration: $495,000 ($57.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $488,000 ($57.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $455,000 ($53.15)
    Sewerage: $154,000 ($17.99)
    Libraries: $136,000 ($15.89)
    General - Other: $79,000 ($9.23)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $41,000 ($4.79)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $30,000 ($3.50)
    Health - Other: $3,000 ($0.35)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $46,000 ($5.37)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $988,000 ($115.42)
    Local Fire Protection: $394,000 ($46.03)
    Parks and Recreation: $178,000 ($20.79)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($7.36)
    Financial Administration: $41,000 ($4.79)
    Solid Waste Management: $37,000 ($4.32)
    General - Other: $2,000 ($0.23)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,452,000 ($286.45)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($0.35)

Signal Mountain government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $263,000 ($30.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $187,000 ($21.85)
    Solid Waste Management: $52,000 ($6.07)
    Other: $29,000 ($3.39)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $350,000 ($40.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $75,000 ($8.76)
    Rents: $62,000 ($7.24)
    Sale of Property: $61,000 ($7.13)
    General Revenue - Other: $36,000 ($4.21)
    Interest Earnings: $34,000 ($3.97)
    Donations From Private Sources: $2,000 ($0.23)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,588,000 ($185.51)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,339,000 ($156.43)
    Highways: $265,000 ($30.96)
    Other: $250,000 ($29.21)
  • Tax - Property: $3,587,000 ($419.04)
    Public Utilities Sales: $273,000 ($31.89)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $65,000 ($7.59)
    Other License: $26,000 ($3.04)
    Other Selective Sales: $6,000 ($0.70)

Signal Mountain government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,850,000 ($449.77)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,080,000 ($359.81)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $770,000 ($89.95)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,030,000 ($1054.91)

6.42% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($58,175 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.42%
Tennessee average:

7.15%

0.29% of residents moved from foreign countries ($2,425 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

0.29%
Tennessee average:

0.04%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Catoosa County, GA  0.44% ($44,881 average AGI)
from Bradley County, TN  0.37% ($44,950)
from Walker County, GA  0.27% ($35,898)


5.42% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($55,853 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

0.02% of residents moved to foreign countries ($519 average AGI)
Hamilton County:

0.02%
Tennessee average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Catoosa County, GA  0.48% ($40,446 average AGI)
to Bradley County, TN  0.36% ($45,149)
to Walker County, GA  0.29% ($33,008)
Businesses in Signal Mountain, TN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1New Balance1
CVS1Nike1
Domino's Pizza1Taco Bell1
FedEx1U-Haul1
McDonald's1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Signal Mountain:

  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WDOD (1310 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WGOW (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WDEF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC)
  • WNOO (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: PYE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSDQ (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DUNLAP, TN; Owner: RODGSON, INC.)
  • WJOC (1490 AM; 1 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: SARAH MARGARETT FRYAR)
  • WLMR (1450 AM; 1 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: GRACE MEDIA, INC.)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WTTI (1530 AM; daytime; 10 kW; DALTON, GA; Owner: PYE WILSON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Signal Mountain:

  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDYN (89.7 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WJTT (94.3 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: BREWER BROAD/TING OF CHATTANOOGA INC)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • W203AZ (88.5 FM; FAIRMOUNT, TN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W211BG (90.1 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • WRXR-FM (105.5 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WAWL-FM (91.5 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • W284AE (104.7 FM; ORCHARD HILLS, GA; Owner: WAY-FM MEDIA GROUP, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Signal Mountain:

  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WRCB-TV (Channel 3; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WTVC (Channel 9; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF TENNESSEE, INC.)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WTCI (Channel 45; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP)
  • WOOT-LP (Channel 6; CHATTANOOGA, ETC., TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W26BE (Channel 26; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCNT-LP (Channel 65; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • WELF (Channel 23; DALTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WYHB-CA (Channel 39; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: YING HUA BENNS)
  • W66CG (Channel 66; ACTON, TN; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W21BZ (Channel 21; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Signal Mountain: Charles H. Coolidge.

Signal Mountain fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Signal Mountain fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 11.5mTotal length
  • $968,000Total costs
  • 37,220Total average daily traffic
  • 1,440Total average daily truck traffic
  • 59,776Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Signal Mountain)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Signal Mountain, TN)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 13 (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 Amateur Radio Licenses: 123 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Signal Mountain)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 2 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Signal Mountain)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 18 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
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
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED7$212,86356$243,891175$209,7125$174,4881$108,83019$202,668
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$05$269,5306$209,6450$00$02$203,145
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$09$188,53438$217,2501$244,8600$05$99,758
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN3$146,9174$211,76024$219,3190$00$01$288,390
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$011$203,6400$00$01$270,260

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED12$238,8175$309,0721$146,920
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$02$196,7950$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$198,1600$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$261,1900$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0111.00

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

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 39. The highest number of fire incidents - 94 took place in 2007, and the least - 5 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Signal Mountain, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.0%), and Structure Fires (37.3%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Signal Mountain, TN
    • 28944.0%Outside Fires
    • 24537.3%Structure Fires
    • 7411.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 497.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Signal Mountain, TN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Signal Mountain, TN
  • 73.1%Utility gas
  • 24.5%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.7%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Signal Mountain, TN
  • 57.5%Utility gas
  • 42.5%Electricity


Signal Mountain compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income above state average.
  • Median house value above state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly above state average.

Signal Mountain on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of high school students in private schools (500+ students)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: architecture and engineering occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: management occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #81 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #20 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant adherents"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Evangelical Protestant congregations"
  • #68 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
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