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Median resident age:  37.9 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37659

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,028 (it was $42,930 in 2000)
Sulphur Springs:

$55,028
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,113

Sulphur Springs CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $159,098 (it was $103,300 in 2000)
Sulphur Springs:

$159,098
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $166,130; Detached houses: $184,037; Townhouses or other attached units: $158,531; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $264,219; Mobile homes: $88,337

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Sulphur Springs races chart
  • White alone - 10,516 (98.1%)
  • Hispanic - 84 (0.8%)
  • Two or more races - 41 (0.4%)
  • Black alone - 35 (0.3%)
  • Asian alone - 20 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 13 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 6 (0.06%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 1 (0.01%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Sulphur Springs: 151.4 (very high, U.S. average is 100)

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

Sulphur Springs CCD:  0.5% ($510)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Sulphur Springs satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (10.5 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (126.1 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (467.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fall Branch, TN (2.2 miles ), Gray, TN (2.3 miles ), Spurgeon, TN (2.7 miles ), Jonesborough, TN (2.7 miles ), Colonial Heights, TN (2.8 miles ), Oak Grove, TN (2.8 miles ), Jearoldstown, TN (2.9 miles) , Midway, TN (3.1 miles ).

Latitude: 36.37 N, Longitude: 82.56 W

Sulphur Springs household income distribution Sulphur Springs home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.7%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (12%)
  • Chemicals (11%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Educational services (4%)
  • Health care (4%)
  • Health care (18%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (5%)
  • Chemicals (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Registered nurses (7%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Cashiers (4%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4%)

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Average climate in Sulphur Springs, Tennessee

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Tornado activity:

Sulphur Springs-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 56% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 16.6 miles away from the Sulphur Springs place center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/8/1957, a category F2 (max. wind speeds 113-157 mph) tornado 3.8 miles away from the place center caused between $500 and $5000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Sulphur Springs-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 67% 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 88.1 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 63.0 miles away from Sulphur Springs center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 67.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 65.5 miles away from the city center
On 8/17/1990 at 21:01:17, a magnitude 4.0 (3.5 LG, 4.0 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from Sulphur Springs center
On 10/26/1995 at 00:37:28, a magnitude 4.0 (3.9 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 56.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 5
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals/medical centers near Sulphur Springs:

  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF GRAY (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; GRAY, TN)
  • FOUR OAKS HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JONESBOROUGH, TN)
  • JONESBOROUGH NH (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; JONESBOROUGH, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Sulphur Springs:

  • Northeast State Community College (about 12 miles; Blountville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,537)
  • East Tennessee State University (about 12 miles; Johnson City, TN; FT enrollment: 11,642)
  • Tusculum College (about 18 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)
  • Walters State Community College (about 41 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Appalachian State University (about 51 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 14,923)
  • University of North Carolina at Asheville (about 53 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 3,135)
  • Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College (about 56 miles; Asheville, NC; FT enrollment: 2,312)

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Notable locations in Sulphur Springs: Deacon Store (A), Fall Branch Volunteer Fire Department (B), Sulphur Springs Volunteer Fire Department (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Sulphur Springs include: Logans Chapel United Methodist Church (A), Bowmantown Baptist Church (B), Fall Branch First Baptist Church (C), Harmony Baptist Church (D), Sulphur Springs Baptist Church (E), Bethany Church (F), Gragg Chapel (G), Union Tabernacle (H), Cherry Hill Freewill Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Howard Cemetery (1), Jackson Cemetery (2), Jones Cemetery (3), Kincheloe Cemetery (4), White Cemetery (5), Bacon Cemetery (6), Martin Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

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

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 32.8. This is about average.
City:

32.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 4.34. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 9.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

4.34
U.S.:

2.96
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0302. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 11.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0302
U.S.:

0.0222
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 9.92. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.7 miles away from the city center.
City:

9.92
U.S.:

9.59


Average household size:
This place:  2.6 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  -1.$%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  -1.0%
Whole state:  4.2%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

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

7.0%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

1.4%
Whole state:

5.8%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Sulphur Springs, TN

Sulphur Springs compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age 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 above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (85%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (5%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Utility gas (1%)
  • Coal or coke (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Sulphur Springs CCD (based on Washington County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 54.11%
Here54.1%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents39.8%19.8%12.3%3.7%3.4%
Congregations24.2%15.7%13.6%0.5%5.1%
NameNational Association of Free Will Baptists Non-Charismatic Churches IndependentChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents3.2%3.1%1.7%1.4%11.6%
Congregations8.1%0.5%4.0%0.5%27.8%
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: 20
Washington County:

1.72 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Washington County:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 59
Washington County:

5.07 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 95
Here:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

10.7%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

29.0%
Tennessee:

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

14.0%
State:

13.5%

8.87% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($37,011 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.87%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

0.15% of residents moved from foreign countries ($91 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.15%
Tennessee average:

0.09%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Sullivan County, TN  1.63% ($36,262 average AGI)
from Carter County, TN  1.20% ($27,839)
from Greene County, TN  0.43% ($25,593)


7.19% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,332 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.19%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($220 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Sullivan County, TN  1.35% ($37,832 average AGI)
to Carter County, TN  0.94% ($24,932)
to Greene County, TN  0.44% ($28,033)

Strongest AM radio stations in Sulphur Springs:

  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • WKIN (1320 AM; 5 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WEMB (1420 AM; 5 kW; ERWIN, TN; Owner: W E M B, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Sulphur Springs:

  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • 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.)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WKOS (104.9 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)

TV broadcast stations around Sulphur Springs:

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


FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • Lat: 36.393167 Lon: -82.527000, Call Sign: WQBD999
    Assigned Frequencies: 464.212 MHz, 469.212 MHz, 464.012 MHz, 469.012 MHz, 464.237 MHz, 469.237 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/24/2004, Expiration Date: 09/24/2014, Certifier: Pierre Boursse
    Registrant: Amta Spectrum Management Services, 200 N. Glebe Road, Suite 1000, Arlington, VA 22203, Phone: (703) 558-2204, Fax: (703) 276-1169, Email:



Sulphur Springs on our top lists:

  • #33 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #4 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop. 50,000+)"
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