Thorn Hill, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 1,377.
Males: 693  (50.4%)
Females: 684  (49.6%)
Median resident age:  37.7 years
Tennessee median age:  35.9 years

Zip code: 37881

Estimated median household income in 2012: $28,973 (it was $25,230 in 2000)
Thorn Hill:

$28,973
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $13,511 (it was $11,278 in 2000)

Thorn Hill CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $75,649 (it was $55,100 in 2000)
Thorn Hill:

$75,649
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $88,336; Detached houses: $106,491; Townhouses or other attached units: $30,873; Mobile homes: $54,410
Thorn Hill races chart
  • White alone - 1,243 (98.4%)
  • Black alone - 8 (0.6%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (0.4%)
  • Hispanic - 5 (0.4%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)
Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Thorn Hill: 135.0 (high, U.S. average is 100)

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1400 feet

Land area: 38.4 square miles.

Population density: 36 people per square mile   (very low).

Thorn Hill, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Thorn Hill:

  • High school or higher: 47.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 0.0%
  • Unemployed: 3.1%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Thorn Hill CCD:

  • Never married: 15.4%
  • Now married: 73.3%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 3.9%
  • Divorced: 7.3%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Thorn Hill, Tennessee as of March 29, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Thorn Hill to the number of sex offenders is 344 to 1.


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

Thorn Hill CCD:  0.6% ($318)
Tennessee:  0.8% ($715)
Thorn Hill satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (40.3 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Fayette, KY (128.6 miles , pop. 260,512).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (441.4 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Bean Station, TN (2.6 miles ), Rutledge, TN (2.9 miles ), Tazewell, TN (3.1 miles ), New Tazewell, TN (3.3 miles ), Washburn, TN (3.4 miles ), Big War Creek, TN (3.5 miles ), Mooresburg, TN (3.6 miles ), Morristown, TN (3.7 miles ).

Latitude: 36.38 N, Longitude: 83.42 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 865

Thorn Hill household income distribution Thorn Hill home values distribution
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

8.9%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (15%)
  • Wood products (13%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (11%)
  • Truck transportation (9%)
  • Transportation equipment (7%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Metal and metal products (5%)
  • Furniture and related product manufacturing (19%)
  • Health care (14%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Wood products (9%)
  • Construction (5%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (4%)
  • Apparel (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (12%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (10%)
  • Woodworkers (7%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5%)

Work and jobs in Thorn Hill: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Thorn Hill, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

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

On 5/9/1988, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 19.8 miles away from the Thorn Hill place 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 36.1 miles away from the place center injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Thorn Hill-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 79% 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 129.5 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 50.1 miles away from Thorn Hill 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 180.1 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 181.3 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 124.6 miles away from Thorn Hill 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 284.0 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 Grainger County (10) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Fire: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Thorn Hill:

  • CLAIBORNE HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 10 miles away; TAZEWELL, TN)
  • CLAIBORNE COUNTY HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 10 miles away; TAZEWELL, TN)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH OF TENNESSEE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; TAZEWELL, TN)
  • LAUREL MANOR HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; NEW TAZEWELL, TN)
  • APPALACHIAN DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; NEW TAZEWELL, TN)
  • INTERIM HEALTH CARE OF EAST TENNESSEE (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MORRISTOWN, TN)
  • HERITAGE CENTER, THE (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MORRISTOWN, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Thorn Hill:

  • Walters State Community College (about 15 miles; Morristown, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,359)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 20 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Tusculum College (about 40 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 41 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 25,483)
  • Southeast Kentucky Community and Technical College (about 48 miles; Cumberland, KY; FT enrollment: 2,196)
  • University of the Cumberlands (about 48 miles; Williamsburg, KY; FT enrollment: 3,585)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 52 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)

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Notable locations in Thorn Hill: Coffman Camp (A), Thorn Hill Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Thorn Hill include: Mount Pleasant Church (A), Coffey Chapel (B), Leaven Church (C), Liberty Church (D), Dotson Campground Church (E), Beech Grove Church (F), Thorn Hill Church (G), Oak Hill Church (H), Cedar Springs Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: White Cemetery (1), Lamb Cemetery (2), Lathin Cemetery (3), Adkins Cemetery (4), Mallicoat Cemetery (5), Broken Valley Cemetery (6), McGinnis Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Machine Branch (A), Joe Mill Creek (B), Indian Creek (C), Forked Deer Creek (D), Cracker Creek (E), Cedar Springs Creek (F), Patterson Branch (G), Notchy Creek (H), Rucker Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotel: Clinch Mountain Look-Out Restaurant & Gift (190 Lookout Mountain Road) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 107. This is significantly worse than average.

City:

107
U.S.:

74

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2000 was 0.127. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.127
U.S.:

0.303

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 4.41. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.41
U.S.:

6.58

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 4.34. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 14.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

4.34
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 36.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

36.7
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 24.9. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

24.9
U.S.:

20.2

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 23.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

10.2
U.S.:

9.1

Drinking water stations with addresses in Thorn Hill and their reported violations in the past:

CLINCH MOUNTAIN LOOKOUT REST. (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
PARKWAY MARKET (Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
Average household size:
This place:  2.5 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:  67.1%
Whole state:  69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:  2.8%
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:

21.9%
Whole state:

13.5%

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

4.6%
Whole state:

5.8%

Thorn Hill compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value significantly 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.
  • 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (58%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (14%)
  • Wood (14%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (12%)
  • Coal or coke (2%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Thorn Hill CCD (based on Grainger County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 65.03%
Here: 65.0%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)National Association of Free Will BaptistsOther
Adherents91.2%6.3%1.3%0.9%0.2%
Congregations75.8%16.1%3.2%1.6%3.2%
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: 5
Grainger County:

2.22 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Grainger County:

5.77 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 4
Here:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Grainger County:

28.4%
Tennessee:

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

15.0%
State:

13.5%

6.38% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,959 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.38%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamblen County, TN  1.11% ($23,975 average AGI)
from Knox County, TN  1.04% ($30,618)
from Jefferson County, TN  0.73% ($28,170)


6.25% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($27,520 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.25%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hamblen County, TN  1.34% ($24,020 average AGI)
to Knox County, TN  1.04% ($37,816)
to Jefferson County, TN  0.70% ($24,490)

Strongest AM radio stations in Thorn Hill:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WCRK (1150 AM; 5 kW; MORRISTOWN, TN; Owner: RADIO ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • WMTN (1300 AM; 5 kW; MORRISTOWN, TN)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WMIK (560 AM; 3 kW; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WQBB (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; POWELL, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WLFJ (660 AM; daytime; 50 kW; GREENVILLE, SC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WNTT (1250 AM; 1 kW; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: WNTT, INC.)
  • WFSR (970 AM; 5 kW; HARLAN, KY; Owner: EASTERN BROADCASTING COMPAY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Thorn Hill:

  • WCTU (105.9 FM; TAZEWELL, TN; Owner: STAIR COMPANY, INC)
  • WBGQ (100.7 FM; BULLS GAP, TN; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING)
  • WMXK (94.1 FM; MORRISTOWN, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WJDT (106.5 FM; ROGERSVILLE, TN; Owner: C & S BROADCASTING)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WMIK-FM (92.7 FM; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Owner: GATEWAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSEH (102.7 FM; CUMBERLAND, KY; Owner: CUMBERLAND CITY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WEZG (99.3 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WNPC-FM (92.9 FM; NEWPORT, TN; Owner: HARRIS BROADCASTING INC DBA WNPC INC)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WRIL (106.3 FM; PINEVILLE, KY; Owner: PINE HILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Thorn Hill:

  • 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)
  • WETP-TV (Channel 2; SNEEDVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE PUBLIC COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WAGV (Channel 44; HARLAN, KY; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)

Thorn Hill fatal accident list:

Mar 16, 2009 03:15 AM, Us-Sr32, Kincaid Farms Rd, Lat: 36.36266, Lon: -83.43227, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

6
  • Call Sign: K8YBL
    Grant Date: 09/09/1996, Expiration Date: 09/09/2006, Cancellation Date: 09/10/2008
    Registrant: Theodore R Lewis, Rr 2 Box 204a, Thorn Hill, TN 37881
  • Call Sign: KD4VVP
    Grant Date: 01/12/1993, Expiration Date: 01/12/2003, Cancellation Date: 01/13/2005
    Registrant: Russell G Banks, Rt 1 Box 32, Thorn Hill, TN 37881
  • Call Sign: KF4HD, Licensee ID: L01092932
    Grant Date: 12/10/2005, Expiration Date: 12/10/2015
    Registrant: Kenneth M Williams, 303 Greenbrier Rd, Thorn Hill, TN 37881
  • Call Sign: KG4MSG, Licensee ID: L00342177
    Grant Date: 03/23/2011, Expiration Date: 04/02/2021, Certifier: Mary M Cook
    Registrant: Mary M Cook, 2163 Rackum Rd, Thorn Hill, TN 37881
  • Call Sign: KK4MXD, Licensee ID: L01749119
    Grant Date: 11/28/2012, Expiration Date: 11/28/2022, Certifier: Kevin P O'Brien
    Registrant: Kevin P O\'Brien, Thorn Hill, TN 37881
  • Call Sign: KK4MXE, Licensee ID: L01749120
    Grant Date: 11/28/2012, Expiration Date: 11/28/2022, Certifier: Amie S O'Brien
    Registrant: Amie S O\'Brien, Thorn Hill, TN 37881

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 1
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