Tellico Plains, Tennessee

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Population in 2019: 909 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.8%
 
Males: 407  (44.8%)
Females: 502  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

36.2 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 37385.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $28,455 (it was $18,750 in 2000)
Tellico Plains:

$28,455
TN:

$56,071

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $15,677 (it was $13,234 in 2000)

Tellico Plains town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $107,657 (it was $47,400 in 2000)
Tellico Plains:

$107,657
TN:

$191,900

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $150,126; detached houses: $183,748; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $268,497; mobile homes: $50,253

Median gross rent in 2019: $404.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tellico Plains: 78.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 33.5%
(33.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 39.1% for two or more races residents)
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According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 25 registered sex offenders living in Tellico Plains, Tennessee as of May 16, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tellico Plains is 36 to 1.


Crime rates in Tellico Plains by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(102.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(105.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(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)
1
(111.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
8
(849.3)
7
(733.0)
12
(1,246)
6
(614.8)
2
(205.5)
3
(337.8)
3
(335.6)
1
(112.0)
1
(111.5)
5
(542.9)
3
(314.1)
9
(945.4)
15
(1,587)
6
(651.5)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(1,805)
6
(628.3)
10
(1,038)
8
(819.7)
7
(719.4)
14
(1,577)
7
(783.0)
1
(112.0)
8
(891.9)
7
(760.0)
5
(523.6)
8
(840.3)
4
(423.3)
5
(542.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
36
(3,822)
24
(2,513)
30
(3,115)
28
(2,869)
17
(1,747)
19
(2,140)
28
(3,132)
5
(559.9)
16
(1,784)
12
(1,303)
10
(1,047)
10
(1,050)
16
(1,693)
14
(1,520)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
3
(318.5)
1
(104.7)
0
(0.0)
3
(307.4)
0
(0.0)
2
(225.2)
1
(111.9)
0
(0.0)
3
(334.4)
3
(325.7)
3
(314.1)
6
(630.3)
6
(634.9)
3
(325.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(111.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(104.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(108.6)
City-Data.com crime index474.5299.5446.5401.6161.4281.5256.252.6216.3240.0166.5424.4465.6255.2

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City-data.com crime index in Tellico Plains, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

5.43
Tennessee average:

2.59
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Ancestries: American (43.1%), Irish (13.2%), English (2.4%), Scotch-Irish (1.6%), German (1.4%), Scottish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1911

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 1.56 square miles.

Population density: 582 people per square mile   (low).

Tellico Plains, Tennessee map

2 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.2%
Tennessee:

2.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $605 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $447 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (46.5 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (111.3 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (483.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Madisonville, TN (3.4 miles ),
Englewood, TN (3.4 miles ),
Etowah, TN (3.6 miles ),
Turtletown, TN (4.1 miles ),
Vonore, TN (4.1 miles ),
Niota, TN (4.2 miles ),
Athens, TN (4.2 miles ),
Sweetwater, TN (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 35.37 N, Longitude: 84.30 W

Area code: 423

Distribution of median household income in Tellico Plains, TN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Tellico Plains, TN in 2019
Tellico Plains satellite photo by USGS

Tellico Plains tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2013: 12 buildings, average cost: $96,900
  • 2014: 13 buildings, average cost: $94,700
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.8%
Tennessee:

5.0%
Population change in the 1990s: +201 (+30.5%).
Most common industries in Tellico Plains, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (13.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.0%)
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Educational services (6.3%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (6.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.7%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (15.1%)
  • Transportation equipment (15.1%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (11.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (6.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.4%)
  • Machinery (4.7%)
  • Public administration (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (18.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (12.3%)
  • Educational services (11.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (8.2%)
  • Apparel (7.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.8%)
Most common occupations in Tellico Plains, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (11.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.0%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.0%)
  • Cashiers (4.7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (18.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Life, physical, and social science technicians (4.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.1%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.9%)
  • Cashiers (8.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (6.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.8%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.5%)

Average climate in Tellico Plains, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.5. This is about average.

City:

67.5
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 3.34. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 19.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.34
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.1
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.84. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.84
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Tellico Plains-area historical tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 9% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 24.8 miles away from the Tellico Plains town center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/2/1953, a category F4 tornado 26.3 miles away from the town center killed 4 people and injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Tellico Plains-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Tennessee state average. It is 85% greater 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 35.4 miles away from Tellico Plains center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 96.6 miles away from the city center
On 12/12/2018 at 09:14:43, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MW, Depth: 4.9 mi) earthquake occurred 29.7 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 197.3 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 146.0 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi) earthquake occurred 195.2 miles away from Tellico Plains 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 Monroe County (13) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Tornadoes: 6, Storms: 5, Winds: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tellico Plains topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Tellico Plains:

  • TOTAL RENAL CARE, INC. (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; ETOWAH, TN)
  • ETOWAH HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; ETOWAH, TN)

Airports located in Tellico Plains:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tellico Plains:

  • Cleveland State Community College (about 35 miles; Cleveland, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 36 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Roane State Community College (about 40 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 41 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 46 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 48 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 57 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)

Public high school in Tellico Plains:

Private high school in Tellico Plains:

  • MONROE COUNTY CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 59, Location: 5865 HIGHWAY 360, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tellico Plains:

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Library in Tellico Plains:

  • TELLICO PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $35,277; Location: 209 HIGHWAY 165; 13,912 books; 1 e-books; 148 audio materials; 488 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 4 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Tellico City Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Tellico Plains: First Baptist Church of Tellico Plains (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Tellico Plains Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Hunt Branch (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Hall Charles Museum (229 Cherohala Skwy).

Hotels: Arrowhead Land CO (5854 Highway 360), Caney Creek Village (5854 Highway 360), Green Cove Motel & Trailer Camp (2870 River Road).

Birthplace of: Bill Ervin - Former NASCAR driver.

Monroe 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 Tellico Plains and their reported violations in the past:

TELLICO PLAINS WATER DEPT (Population served: 5,650, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
INDIAN BOUNDARY REC AREA- USFS (Population served: 975, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring of Treatment (SWTR-Filter) - In OCT-2006. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (NOV-01-2006), St Public Notif requested (NOV-15-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-15-2006), St Public Notif received (JAN-24-2007)
TELLICO RANGER STATION - USFS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • COKER CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Population served: 130, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • NORTH RIVER CHECKING STATION (Population served: 50, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

61.6%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.1%
Whole state:

5.8%


No gay or lesbian households reported

Banks with branches in Tellico Plains (2011 data):

  • Volunteer Federal Savings and Loan Association of Madisonville: 111 Cherohala Skyway Branch at 111 Cherohala Skyway, branch established on 1988/06/30. Info updated 2011/07/21: Bank assets: $176.2 mil, Deposits: $125.8 mil, headquarters in Madisonville, TN, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices
  • The Citizens National Bank of Athens: Tellico Plains Branch at Route 3, Box 22a, branch established on 1920/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $534.9 mil, Deposits: $464.3 mil, headquarters in Athens, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens National Bancorp, Inc.
  • Peoples Bank of East Tennessee: Tellico Plains Branch at 9186 New Highway 68, branch established on 1997/09/22. Info updated 2010/12/20: Bank assets: $227.6 mil, Deposits: $205.1 mil, headquarters in Madisonville, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Bancshares Of Tn, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Tellico Plains:

Marital status in Tellico Plains, TN
  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 44.7%
  • Separated: 4.1%
  • Widowed: 11.8%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

For population 25 years and over in Tellico Plains:

  • High school or higher: 77.8%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.4 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.1
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Tellico Plains
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Tellico Plains, TN (based on Monroe County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant25,24188
Mainline Protestant2,50619
Catholic5001
Black Protestant1213
Other11
None16,150-
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
Monroe County:

1.56 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Monroe County:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 27
Monroe County:

6.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Monroe County:

6.48 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

12.8%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Monroe County:

31.1%
Tennessee:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

8.7%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Tellico Plains:

48.6%
Tennessee:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

44.3%
State:

44.4%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.5
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tellico Plains:

19.4%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tellico Plains:

8.8%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Tellico Plains:

6.8
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

35.1%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Tellico Plains:

54.6%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

76.8%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tellico Plains, TN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2018)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 6$13,173$26,3463$441
Water Supply 3$8,408$33,6324$2,987
Other Government Administration 2$5,056$30,3361$1,665
Sewerage 1$4,717$56,6040$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,454$17,4482$1,741
Police - Other 0$0 1$1,873
Totals for Government 13$32,808$30,28411$8,707

Tellico Plains government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $426,000 ($468.65)
    Police Protection: $202,000 ($222.22)
    General - Other: $116,000 ($127.61)
    Financial Administration: $88,000 ($96.81)
    Sewerage: $70,000 ($77.01)
    Regular Highways: $61,000 ($67.11)
    Solid Waste Management: $59,000 ($64.91)
    Parks and Recreation: $23,000 ($25.30)
    Local Fire Protection: $12,000 ($13.20)
    General Public Buildings: $10,000 ($11.00)
    Libraries: $8,000 ($8.80)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,000 ($2.20)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($1.10)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $8,000 ($8.80)
  • Intergovernmental to State - Regular Highways: $26,000 ($28.60)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $517,000 ($568.76)
    Sewerage: $71,000 ($78.11)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($9.90)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $240,000 ($264.03)

Tellico Plains government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $86,000 ($94.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $53,000 ($58.31)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($8.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $17,000 ($18.70)
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $576,000 ($633.66)
    Rents: $19,000 ($20.90)
    General Revenue - Other: $10,000 ($11.00)
    Fines and Forfeits: $8,000 ($8.80)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($4.40)
    Donations From Private Sources: $1,000 ($1.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $552,000 ($607.26)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $126,000 ($138.61)
    Highways: $42,000 ($46.20)
    Other: $6,000 ($6.60)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $195,000 ($214.52)
    Property: $72,000 ($79.21)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $39,000 ($42.90)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $16,000 ($17.60)
    Public Utilities Sales: $2,000 ($2.20)
    Other License: $2,000 ($2.20)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($1.10)

Tellico Plains government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $200,000 ($220.02)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $123,000 ($135.31)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $77,000 ($84.71)

Tellico Plains government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $526,000 ($578.66)

6.65% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($43,604 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.65%
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 McMinn County, TN  1.04% ($33,056 average AGI)
from Loudon County, TN  0.84% ($44,679)
from Blount County, TN  0.62% ($43,031)


6.24% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,411 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
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 McMinn County, TN  1.33% ($28,816 average AGI)
to Loudon County, TN  0.96% ($45,122)
to Blount County, TN  0.69% ($42,598)
Businesses in Tellico Plains, TN
NameCountNameCount
CVS1Subway1
FedEx1U-Haul1
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Strongest AM radio stations in Tellico Plains:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WYXI (1390 AM; 3 kW; ATHENS, TN; Owner: CORNERSTONE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKRK (1320 AM; 5 kW; MURPHY, NC; Owner: RADFORD COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WENR (1090 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ENGLEWOOD, TN; Owner: PAUL WILSON D/B/A/ 1090 RADIO, A TEN)
  • WCPH (1220 AM; 1 kW; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: STARR MOUNTAIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tellico Plains:

  • WLLJ (103.1 FM; ETOWAH, TN; Owner: FRIENDSHIP BROADCASTING LLC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WYGO (99.5 FM; MADISONVILLE, TN; Owner: MAJOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJSQ (101.7 FM; ATHENS, TN; Owner: JAMES C. SLIGER)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLOD-FM (98.3 FM; SWEETWATER, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • W234AG (94.7 FM; CHATSWORTH, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WMKW (89.3 FM; CROSSVILLE, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WWSR (105.7 FM; ROCKWOOD, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WKZX-FM (93.5 FM; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: BP BROADCASTERS, LLC)
  • WCNG (102.7 FM; MURPHY, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WKTS (90.1 FM; KINGSTON, TN; Owner: THE KINGSTON CENTURY CLUB INC.)
  • WCLE-FM (104.1 FM; CALHOUN, TN; Owner: WILLIAMS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tellico Plains:

  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • 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.)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • Tellico Plains, Tennessee
  • Fatal accident count25
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents43
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:9
  • Fatalities29
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents70
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Tennessee average
  • Fatal accident count15967
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents24017
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons5957
  • Fatalities17689
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents39651
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1487
See more detailed statistics of Tellico Plains fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 148ft / 45.2mTotal length
  • $1,756,000Total costs
  • 38,400Total average daily traffic
  • 2,484Total average daily truck traffic
  • 56,379Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Tellico Plains, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11910-1919
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tellico Plains, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 1.5 Mi Nw Of Waucheesi Lookout Twr (Lat: 35.275639 Lon: -84.209361), Structure height: 18 m, Call Sign: WNVG850, Licensee ID: L00093740,
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.315 MHz, Grant Date: 03/20/1996, Expiration Date: 01/22/2001, Cancellation Date: 03/25/2001, Registrant: J B Telecommunications, 1122 Congress Pky, Athens, TN 37303, Phone: (615) 745-6772

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

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  • 1/2 Mi Nw Waucheesi Lookout Twr (Lat: 35.275639 Lon: -84.209361), Call Sign: WNRK663,
    Assigned Frequencies: 153.065 MHz, Grant Date: 02/16/2001, Expiration Date: 04/09/2011, Cancellation Date: 05/04/2010, Registrant: Atlas License Company & Data Services, 7202 N. Shadeland Ave Ste 215, Indianapolis, IN 46250, Phone: (317) 813-4865, Fax: (317) 813-4870, Email:
  • Lat: 35.366389 Lon: -84.299167, Call Sign: WPMY661,
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.955 MHz, Grant Date: 03/31/1999, Expiration Date: 03/31/2004, Cancellation Date: 06/06/2004, Certifier: John E Baltz, Registrant: Short Bark Industries LLC, Po Box 518, Tellico Plains, TN 37385, Phone: (423) 253-6201, Fax: (423) 253-6204
  • Lat: 35.325806 Lon: -84.377583, Call Sign: WQIS331,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1000 MHz, Grant Date: 02/01/2018, Expiration Date: 04/29/2028, Certifier: Charles Underwood, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 30251 Golden Lantern, Suite E #501, Laguna Niguel, CA 92677, Phone: (949) 348-8510, Fax: (949) 348-8514, Email:
  • 10704 Highway 68 (Lat: 35.323722 Lon: -84.298222), Type: Upole, Structure height: 18.2 m, Overall height: 21.9 m, Call Sign: WQYA554, Licensee ID: L00002292,
    Assigned Frequencies: 457.375 MHz, Grant Date: 08/01/2016, Expiration Date: 08/01/2026, Certifier: Jennifer Heise, Registrant: Tellico Plains Telephone Company, Inc., 525 Junction Road 7n/B/7524, Madison, WI 53717-1799, Phone: (608) 664-4148, Fax: (608) 830-5519, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • DT TELLICO PLAINS, 175 Mecca Pike (Lat: 35.370778 Lon: -84.305306), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Call Sign: WQOU572,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6315.84 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2012, Expiration Date: 02/02/2022, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • TELLICO PLAINS, Old Hwy 68 (Lat: 35.392778 Lon: -84.350000), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 54.9 m, Overall height: 59.4 m, Call Sign: WQOU573,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, Grant Date: 02/02/2012, Expiration Date: 02/02/2022, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:
  • TELLICO PLAINS, 129 Gambles Gap Rd (029016 / Gambles Gap) (Lat: 35.393556 Lon: -84.349472), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 91.4 m, Overall height: 93.8 m, Call Sign: WQSR782,
    Assigned Frequencies: 6226.89 MHz, 10975.0 MHz, 6286.19 MHz, 11055.0 MHz, 6345.49 MHz, 6404.79 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/2013, Expiration Date: 11/05/2023, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • GRT TELLICO, 175 Mecca Pike (Lat: 35.370778 Lon: -84.305306), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 78.6 m, Call Sign: WRAD698,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11465.0 MHz, 11545.0 MHz, Grant Date: 10/18/2017, Expiration Date: 10/18/2027, Certifier: Gregory M Romano, Registrant: Verizon, 1300 I St Nw - Suite 500 East, Washington, DC 20005, Phone: (202) 515-2453, Email:
  • TELLICO LAKE, Peals Lane (Lat: 35.350444 Lon: -84.356833), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 79.2 m, Call Sign: WRCS903,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11385.0 MHz, Grant Date: 12/28/2018, Expiration Date: 12/28/2028, Certifier: Steven T Campbell, Registrant: Holland & Knight LLP, 800 17th Street, N.W., Suite #1100, Washington, DC 20006-3906, Phone: (202) 955-3000, Fax: (202) 955-5564, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

75 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tellico Plains)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers:

1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Tellico Plains)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2004 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 55. The highest number of fires - 120 took place in 2009, and the least - 14 in 2015. The data has an increasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Tellico Plains, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (43.4%), and Structure Fires (41.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Tellico Plains, TN
    • 36243.4%Outside Fires
    • 34941.8%Structure Fires
    • 819.7%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 425.0%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tellico Plains, TN
Most common first names in Tellico Plains, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James6071.4 years
William5674.8 years
John4373.1 years
Charles3968.9 years
Mary3480.4 years
Robert2375.7 years
Fred1973.8 years
George1671.5 years
Bertha1481.0 years
Roy1475.4 years
Most common last names in Tellico Plains, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hunt3080.2 years
Roberts2874.4 years
Williams2774.3 years
Jones2475.8 years
Shaw2475.4 years
Davis2375.2 years
Martin2367.1 years
Walker2274.2 years
Taylor2271.1 years
Lynn2272.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tellico Plains, TN
  • 87.9%Electricity
  • 8.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.4%Wood
  • 1.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tellico Plains, TN
  • 93.3%Electricity
  • 3.0%Wood
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%No fuel used


Tellico Plains 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.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below 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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