Tazewell, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 2,273 (75% urban, 25% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.0%
 
Males: 977  (43.0%)
Females: 1,296  (57.0%)
Median resident age:

49.1 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37879.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $33,680 (it was $22,288 in 2000)
Tazewell:

$33,680
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $20,074 (it was $16,688 in 2000)

Tazewell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $102,245 (it was $66,400 in 2000)
Tazewell:

$102,245
TN:

$167,500

Median gross rent in 2017: $580.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tazewell: 78.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 24.6%
(25.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 16.3% for Black residents)
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  • Races in Tazewell, TN (2010)
    • 2,07393.5%White alone
    • 552.5%Black alone
    • 452.0%Two or more races
    • 241.1%Hispanic
    • 160.7%Asian alone
    • 40.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.05%Other race alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Tazewell, Tennessee as of January 27, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tazewell is 117 to 1.


Crime rates in Tazewell 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)
1
(45.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
1
(46.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.7)
1
(44.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(43.5)
1
(43.6)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(91.9)
1
(46.3)
4
(186.7)
0
(0.0)
6
(274.6)
5
(223.4)
1
(44.7)
2
(91.5)
0
(0.0)
1
(46.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(130.9)
1
(43.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(555.3)
13
(597.2)
11
(509.7)
8
(373.3)
16
(720.4)
9
(411.9)
12
(536.2)
24
(1,073)
15
(686.5)
9
(412.3)
10
(460.8)
13
(565.0)
7
(305.5)
9
(395.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
27
(1,249)
32
(1,470)
28
(1,297)
46
(2,147)
26
(1,171)
36
(1,648)
25
(1,117)
17
(759.9)
15
(686.5)
21
(962.0)
17
(783.4)
11
(478.1)
7
(305.5)
10
(439.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
76
(3,517)
126
(5,788)
92
(4,263)
68
(3,173)
66
(2,972)
100
(4,577)
86
(3,843)
89
(3,979)
50
(2,288)
67
(3,069)
65
(2,995)
37
(1,608)
45
(1,964)
51
(2,239)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(509.0)
9
(413.4)
6
(278.0)
4
(186.7)
4
(180.1)
9
(411.9)
6
(268.1)
8
(357.6)
7
(320.4)
4
(183.2)
5
(230.4)
5
(217.3)
8
(349.2)
7
(307.3)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(45.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(44.7)
1
(44.7)
1
(45.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(87.8)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)416.9514.5436.5422.8485.4496.1463.4594.1330.0323.9299.1262.9263.2237.1

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City-data.com crime index in Tazewell, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 6 (6 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.63
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (52.8%), Irish (7.6%), German (6.4%), English (6.1%), Italian (4.6%), Scottish (3.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1801

Elevation: 1350 feet

Land area: 4.36 square miles.

Population density: 521 people per square mile   (low).

Tazewell, Tennessee map

8 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.4%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $674 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $506 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (39.2 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (120.2 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (432.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

New Tazewell, TN (1.5 miles ),
Big Barren Creek, TN (2.8 miles ),
Harrogate-Shawanee, TN (3.1 miles ),
Thorn Hill, TN (3.1 miles ),
Harrogate, TN (3.2 miles ),
Washburn, TN (3.3 miles ),
Cumberland Gap, TN (3.4 miles ),
Rutledge, TN (3.5 miles )

Latitude: 36.45 N, Longitude: 83.57 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,390 (+110.5%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 287 (38.4%)

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $76,800
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $73,500
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $91,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $113,800
  • 2017: 3 buildings, average cost: $79,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Tazewell, TN residents
Average permit cost in Tazewell, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Most common industries in Tazewell, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (10.4%)
  • Health care (10.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Construction (6.3%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.5%)
  • Educational services (5.1%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.8%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (16.0%)
  • Construction (8.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.3%)
  • Wood products (4.6%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
  • Apparel (4.2%)
  • Truck transportation (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (16.6%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (10.1%)
  • Educational services (8.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (6.1%)
  • Furniture & related product manufacturing (4.9%)
  • Utilities (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Tazewell, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.2%)
  • Carpenters (7.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (9.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.0%)

Average climate in Tazewell, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tazewell, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO Ozone PM10
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 51.5. This is significantly better than average.

City:

51.5
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.127. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.127
U.S.:

0.267
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 27.2. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 4.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

27.2
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 26.0. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.0
U.S.:

19.6

Tornado activity:

Tazewell-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 49% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 11.0 miles away from the Tazewell town center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 tornado 33.1 miles away from the town center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tazewell-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 122.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 50.3 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 274.2 miles away from Tazewell 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 178.4 miles away from Tazewell center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 118.0 miles away from Tazewell center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 188.8 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 Claiborne County (13) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 4, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tazewell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Tazewell:

  • CLAIBORNE COUNTY HOSPITAL (Government - Local, provides emergency services, 1850 OLD KNOXVILLE HIGHWAY)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF TENNESSEE (1006 OLD KNOXVILLE ROAD)
  • CLAIBORNE HOME HEALTH CARE (409 CAWOOD LANE)

Airports located in Tazewell:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tazewell:

  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 11 miles; Harrogate, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,706)
  • Walters State Community College (about 24 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 39 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 40 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 49 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Tusculum College (about 50 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)

Public high school in Tazewell:

  • CLAIBORNE ADULT HIGH SCHOOL (Location: 1403 TAZEWELL RD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tazewell:

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Library in Tazewell:

  • BARBARA REYNOLDS CARR MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $82,605; Location: 1304 OLD KNOXVILLE ROAD; 24,063 books; 813 audio materials; 3,170 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 31 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tazewell: New Tazewell Fire Department (A), Claiborne County EMS (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Church in Tazewell: Cedar Fork Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemeteries: Irish Cemetery (1), Laster Cemetery (2), Woods Cemetery (3), Love Cemetery (4), Brown Cemetery (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Imperial Inn Motel (2196 Highway 25E), Dixie Plaza Motel (2165 Highway 25E).

Court: Claiborne County - Circuit Court Judge (204 Court Street).

Claiborne County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

62.7%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

5.2%
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
77 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
8 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Tazewell in 2000:

  • 86 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 86 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 53 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally ill

Banks with branches in Tazewell (2011 data):

  • First Century Bank: at 1780 North Broad Street, branch established on 1899/10/10; Drive-Up Facility at 1771 North Broad St, branch established on 1979/04/13. Info updated 2007/08/28: Bank assets: $255.4 mil, Deposits: $222.1 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Claiborne Holding Company, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank: Tazewell Branch at 1682 North Broad Street, branch established on 1978/12/04. Info updated 2010/07/08: Bank assets: $152.6 mil, Deposits: $138.3 mil, headquarters in New Tazewell, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Tazewell:

Marital status in Tazewell, TN
  • Never married: 24.5%
  • Now married: 38.9%
  • Separated: 2.1%
  • Widowed: 17.6%
  • Divorced: 16.9%

For population 25 years and over in Tazewell:

  • High school or higher: 78.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 13.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 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 - Tazewell
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tazewell, TN (based on Claiborne County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant18,14281
Mainline Protestant8609
Other4522
Catholic1101
None12,649-
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: 7
Claiborne County:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Claiborne County:

0.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

3.21 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 9
Claiborne County:

2.89 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

11.2%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Claiborne County:

30.0%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.4%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tazewell:

47.4%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tazewell:

42.7%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Tazewell:

29.9
State:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

26.3%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tazewell:

18.6%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
Tazewell:

40.8%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

50.4%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.2%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tazewell, 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
Police Protection - Officers 6$15,241$30,4820$0
Streets and Highways 3$6,387$25,5480$0
Other Government Administration 3$7,366$29,4647$1,486
Other and Unallocable 0$0 1$320
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 1$300
Totals for Government 12$28,994$28,9949$2,106

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

  • Construction - Central Staff Services: $26,000 ($11.44)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $350,000 ($153.98)
    Regular Highways: $221,000 ($97.23)
    Central Staff Services: $196,000 ($86.23)
    Parks and Recreation: $92,000 ($40.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $63,000 ($27.72)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000 ($3.96)
    Financial Administration: $8,000 ($3.52)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $4,000 ($1.76)
    Libraries: $1,000 ($0.44)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $4,000 ($1.76)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Local Fire Protection: $70,000 ($30.80)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $11,000 ($4.84)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $412,000 ($181.26)

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

  • Charges - Other: $5,000 ($2.20)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $568,000 ($249.89)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $144,000 ($63.35)
    General Revenue - Other: $50,000 ($22.00)
    Sale of Property: $16,000 ($7.04)
    Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($0.88)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $194,000 ($85.35)
    Highways: $68,000 ($29.92)
    Other: $4,000 ($1.76)
  • Tax - Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $204,000 ($89.75)
    Other License: $6,000 ($2.64)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.44)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $105,000 ($46.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $54,000 ($23.76)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $51,000 ($22.44)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $510,000 ($224.37)

6.55% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($38,209 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.55%
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 Bell County, KY  0.98% ($30,800 average AGI)
from Knox County, TN  0.33% ($36,000)
from Lee County, VA  0.26% ($35,815)
Businesses in Tazewell, TN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1SONIC Drive-In1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
FedEx1Subway1
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
Hardee's1U-Haul3
KFC1UPS1
McDonald's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Tazewell:

  • WNTT (1250 AM; 1 kW; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: WNTT, INC.)
  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WMIK (560 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WRWB (740 AM; 1 kW; HARROGATE, TN; Owner: PINE HILLS OF TENNESSEE, INC.)
  • WCRK (1150 AM; 5 kW; MORRISTOWN, TN; Owner: RADIO ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WMTN (1300 AM; 5 kW; MORRISTOWN, TN)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tazewell:

  • WCTU (105.9 FM; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: STAIR COMPANY, INC)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)
  • WXJB (96.5 FM; HARROGATE, TN; Owner: JBD INCORPORATED)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WMXK (94.1 FM; MORRISTOWN, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WRIL (106.3 FM; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: PINE HILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLMU (91.3 FM; HARROGATE, TN; Owner: LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTUK (105.1 FM; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WEZG (99.3 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Tazewell:

  • WKOP-TV (Channel 15; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WBIR-TV (Channel 10; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: GANNETT PACIFIC CORPORATION)
  • WVLT-TV (Channel 8; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WVLT LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WATE-TV (Channel 6; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: WATE, G.P.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WVLR (Channel 48; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: VOLUNTEER CHRISTIAN TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • W14AQ (Channel 14; HARROGATE, TN; Owner: LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY)
  • W18AN (Channel 18; HARROGATE, TN; Owner: LINCOLN MEMORIAL UNIVERSITY)
Tazewell fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Tazewell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 18Number of bridges
  • 115ft / 34.8mTotal length
  • $3,183,000Total costs
  • 65,940Total average daily traffic
  • 9,729Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Tazewell, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 42000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tazewell, TN
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Tazewell)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 190 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers in Tazewell, TN)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 14 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 35 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tazewell)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Tazewell)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 7 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

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 62. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 105 took place in 2007, and the least - 6 in 2003. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Tazewell, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (45.6%), and Outside Fires (34.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Tazewell, TN
    • 47845.6%Structure Fires
    • 35834.2%Outside Fires
    • 13212.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 807.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tazewell, TN
Most common first names in Tazewell, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James8770.6 years
William6773.5 years
Mary6578.4 years
John4775.3 years
Robert4173.3 years
George3974.2 years
Charles2966.8 years
Roy2873.9 years
Frank2575.4 years
Thomas2478.3 years
Most common last names in Tazewell, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Brooks7273.7 years
Hurst5773.7 years
Smith5377.1 years
Campbell4377.9 years
Ramsey3168.5 years
Johnson2970.6 years
Reece2973.8 years
Collins2870.7 years
Whitaker2574.9 years
Williams2575.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tazewell, TN
  • 86.1%Electricity
  • 9.0%Utility gas
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tazewell, TN
  • 74.0%Electricity
  • 26.0%Utility gas


Tazewell compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Tazewell on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill (population 1,000+)"
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  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of English-only speaking households, population 500+"
  • #51 (37879) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of United States first ancestries (pop 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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