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Population in 2012: 450 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +84.4%
Males: 173  (38.5%)
Females: 277  (61.5%)

Median resident age:  55.5 years
Tennessee median age:  39.3 years

Zip codes: 37882.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,887 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Townsend:

$38,887
TN:

$42,764
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,732

Townsend city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $224,119 (it was $152,200 in 2000)
Townsend:

$224,119
TN:

$137,800
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $370,018; Detached houses: $374,860; Townhouses or other attached units: $454,157; Mobile homes: $65,600

Median gross rent in 2012: $808.

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  • White alone - 429 (95.8%)
  • Two or more races - 12 (2.7%)
  • Hispanic - 3 (0.7%)
  • Black alone - 2 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.2%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Townsend: 87.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (20.6%), Irish (18.7%), German (15.1%), Scotch-Irish (14.5%), United States (8.8%), French (4.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1921

Elevation: 1036 feet

Land area: 0.92 square miles.

Population density: 490 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Townsend:

  • High school or higher: 93.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.8%
  • Unemployed: 4.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Townsend city:

  • Never married: 9.3%
  • Now married: 61.1%
  • Separated: 0.0%
  • Widowed: 8.0%
  • Divorced: 21.6%

8 residents are foreign born

This city:  1.1%
Tennessee:  4.5%



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 5 registered sex offenders living in Townsend, Tennessee as of November 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Townsend to the number of sex offenders is 90 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $808 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $953 (0.4%)

Townsend satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Knoxville, TN (23.1 miles , pop. 173,890).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (137.5 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (475.9 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Walland, TN (2.2 miles ), Fairfield, TN (3.0 miles) , Wear Valley, TN (3.1 miles) , Wildwood, TN (3.2 miles) , Knob Creek, TN (3.6 miles) , Eagleton Village, TN (3.6 miles ), Maryville, TN (3.7 miles ), Pigeon Forge, TN (3.7 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 1999: 0 buildings
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $150,000
  • 2002: 1 building, cost: $80,000
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 2004: 4 buildings, average cost: $146,800
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $149,000
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $160,000
  • 2007: 9 buildings, average cost: $173,300
  • 2008: 5 buildings, average cost: $133,600
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 35.68 N, Longitude: 83.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 865

Townsend household income distribution Townsend home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Townsend by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009
Murders 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 00000000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
Robberies 01000000
per 100,000 0.0401.60.00.00.00.00.00.0
Assaults 10010212
per 100,000 406.50.00.0389.10.0763.4380.2727.3
Burglaries 595341136
per 100,000 2032.53614.52008.01167.31532.64198.51140.72181.8
Thefts 132218710851
per 100,000 5284.68835.37228.92723.73831.43053.41901.1363.6
Auto thefts 02500301
per 100,000 0.0803.22008.00.00.01145.00.0363.6
Arson 10000000
per 100,000 406.50.00.00.00.00.00.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 311.1) 450.4819.3611.3278.0269.8683.8240.2354.0

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.79
Tennessee average:

2.54

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.0%
Tennessee:

8.5%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (14%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (13%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (8%)
  • Retail trade (30%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (19%)
  • Construction (12%)
  • Accommodation and food services (12%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (19%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (11%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (6%)
  • Secondary school teachers (6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (13%)
  • Registered nurses (11%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (11%)
  • Cashiers (9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers except waiters/waitresses (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Townsend-area historical tornado activity is below Tennessee state average. It is 6% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/21/1993, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 14.7 miles away from the Townsend city center killed one person and injured 55 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 38.0 miles away from the city center killed 4 people and injured 26 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Townsend-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 51% 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 14.4 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 80.8 miles away from Townsend center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/30/1997 at 12:29:23, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/19/1996 at 08:50:14, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB) earthquake occurred 99.2 miles away from Townsend center
On 6/17/1998 at 08:00:23, a magnitude 3.6 (3.3 MB, 3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 40.4 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 Blount County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Snowfall: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Townsend topographic map

Birthplace of: Buster Ramsey - Football player.


Hospitals/medical centers near Townsend:

  • ASBURY PLACE AT MARYVILLE (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARYVILLE, TN)
  • BLOUNT MEMORIAL TRANS CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 12 miles away; MARYVILLE, TN)
  • DCI MARYVILLE (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MARYVILLE, TN)

Political contributions by individuals in Townsend, TN

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Townsend:

  • The University of Tennessee (about 22 miles; Knoxville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 26,308)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 30 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 5,478)
  • Western Carolina University (about 41 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 6,852)
  • Walters State Community College (about 47 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 3,878)
  • Roane State Community College (about 51 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 3,464)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 63 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 2,182)
  • Tusculum College (about 66 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,144)

Public elementary/middle school in Townsend:

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Library in Townsend:

  • MARY E. TIPPITT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $55,970; Location: 120 TIGER DRIVE; 19,176 books; 13 e-books; 458 audio materials; 1,741 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 10 print serial subscriptions)

User submitted facts and corrections:

  • Please update the following figures for the Mary E. Tippitt Memorial Library: Books 16,238; Audio materials 430; Video materials 1,049; Serial subscriptions 23. Thank you.

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Notable location: Townsend Area Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Townsend: Campground Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Cemetery: Tuckaleechee Campground Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

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

Tourist attractions: U S Government - National Park Service- Great Smoky Mountains National Park- Cades Cove Campgr (Recreation Areas; 10042 Campground Drive), Kinzel House Tube Rentals (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7002 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy), Smokey Mountain Amusements (8307 State Highway 73), River Rat Tubing & Kayak (205 Wears Valley Road), Cades Cove Galley (Tours & Charters; 7144 East Lamar Alexander Parkway), Cades Cove Riding Stables (Tours & Charters; 10018 Campground Drive).

Hotels: Headrick's River Breeze Motel (8242 State Highway 73), Highland Manor Inn & Conference Center (USHighway 321), Dock's Motel (8219 State Highway 73), Dogwood Cabins (7016 East Lamar Alexander Parkway), Bunkhouse Inn (7249 East Lamar Alexander Parkway), Big Valley Motel (7052 East Lamar Alexander Parkway), Family Inns of America Inc (7239 East Lamar Alexander Parkway), Best Western Valley View Lodge (7726 East Lamar Alexander Parkway).

 
Blount 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
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 37.3. This is about average.
City:

37.3
U.S.:

32.0
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 41.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

41.1
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 17.1. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

17.1
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.2 miles away from the city center.
City:

10.6
U.S.:

9.6
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.562. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.562
U.S.:

2.433
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.766. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 11.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.766
U.S.:

9.388
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2009 was 0.0157. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 22.1 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.0157
U.S.:

0.0222

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

WESLEY WOODS CAMP (Population served: 235, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2003 and JUN-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (JUL-01-2003)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 18.5%
(18.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 14.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.1 people
Tennessee:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  60.9%
Whole state:  67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  6.5%
Whole state:  5.8%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 1.4% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Townsend, TN

2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

Townsend compared to Tennessee state average:

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


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Banks with branches in Townsend (2011 data):

  • U.S. Bank National Association: Townsend Branch at 7971 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway, branch established on 2007/04/16. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Citizens Bank of Blount County: Townsend Branch at 7729 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, branch established on 1994/02/14. Info updated 2010/10/28: Bank assets: $339.6 mil, Deposits: $280.8 mil, headquarters in Maryville, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 12 total offices, Holding Company: Twin Cities Financial Services, Inc.
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Townsend Branch at 7723 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, branch established on 1975/06/16. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Townsend, Tennessee:

  • Family Inns Of America, 7239 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882 , Phone: (423) 488-9100, Fax: (865) 448-6140
  • Hampton Inn, 7829 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882 , Phone: (865) 448-9000
  • Docks Motel, 8219 State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN 37882 , Phone: (865) 448-2234
  • Best Western Cades Cove Inn, 7824 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882 , Phone: (865) 448-9000, Fax: (865) 448-9254
All 4 fire-safe hotels and motels in Townsend, Tennessee

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Townsend travel time to work - commute


Townsend mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (76%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (22%)
  • Wood (1%)
  • Utility gas (1%)

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Religion statistics for Townsend city (based on Blount County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 59.94%
Here59.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Catholic Church
Adherents68.4%14.1%3.7%2.9%2.6%
Congregations53.8%13.9%5.7%4.4%1.3%
NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaOther
Adherents1.6%1.2%0.8%0.8%3.9%
Congregations3.8%3.2%0.6%0.6%12.7%
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: 16
Blount County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Blount County:

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 61
Blount County:

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 75
Here:

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Blount County:

29.9%
Tennessee:

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

27.0%
State:

13.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 1$3,049$36,5880$0
Police Protection - Officers 3$8,234$32,9361$1,607
Streets and Highways 1$2,061$24,7320$0
Totals for Government 5$13,344$32,0261$1,607

Townsend government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $88,000 ($195.56)
    Financial Administration: $25,000 ($55.56)
    Regular Highways: $18,000 ($40.00)
    Electric Utilities: $13,000 ($28.89)
    Libraries: $12,000 ($26.67)
    General - Other: $9,000 ($20.00)
    Health Services - Other: $1,000 ($2.22)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $149,000 ($331.11)

Townsend government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $5,000 ($11.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,000 ($4.44)
  • Revenue - Electric Utilities: $13,000 ($28.89)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $153,000 ($340.00)
    All Other: $27,000 ($60.00)
    Highways: $18,000 ($40.00)
  • Tax - Public Utilities: $15,000 ($33.33)

Townsend government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $160,000 ($355.56)

7.67% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($43,919 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.67%
Tennessee average:

7.52%

0.29% of residents moved from foreign countries ($257 average AGI)
Blount County:

0.29%
Tennessee average:

0.09%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Knox County, TN  1.86% ($44,279 average AGI)
from Loudon County, TN  0.40% ($38,216)
from Sevier County, TN  0.33% ($37,806)


5.67% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,185 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.67%
Tennessee average:

6.67%

0.04% of residents moved to foreign countries ($251 average AGI)
Blount County:

0.04%
Tennessee average:

0.04%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Knox County, TN  1.84% ($33,928 average AGI)
to Loudon County, TN  0.30% ($37,552)
to Sevier County, TN  0.29% ($30,311)

Strongest AM radio stations in Townsend:

  • WKVL (850 AM; daytime; 50 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: HORNE RADIO, LLC)
  • WVLZ (1180 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WSEV (930 AM; 5 kW; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WRJZ (620 AM; 5 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE MEDIA ASSOCIATES, INC)
  • WNOX (990 AM; 10 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN)
  • 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.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WKCE (1120 AM; daytime; 1 kW; MARYVILLE, TN; Owner: KIRKLAND WIRELESS BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WMEN (760 AM; daytime; 2 kW; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THOMAS MOFFIT JR.)
  • WCSZ (1070 AM; 50 kW; SANS SOUCI, SC; Owner: WHYZ RADIO, L.P.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Townsend:

  • WIVK-FM (107.7 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WWST (102.1 FM; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • WSEV-FM (105.5 FM; GATLINBURG, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)
  • WOKI-FM (100.3 FM; OAK RIDGE, TN; Owner: OAK RIDGE FM, INC.)
  • WCVP-FM (95.9 FM; ROBBINSVILLE, NC; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WUOT (91.9 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • WFQS (91.3 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • W237AR (95.3 FM; HAZELWOOD, ETC., NC; Owner: WESTERN NORTH CAROLINA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WJXB-FM (97.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WIMZ-FM (103.5 FM; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMM., CORP.)
  • WYLV (89.1 FM; ALCOA, TN; Owner: FOOTHILLS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WDVX (89.9 FM; CLINTON, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNITIES COMMUNI CORP.)
  • WKSF (99.9 FM; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WNCC-FM (96.7 FM; FRANKLIN, NC; Owner: SUTTON RADIOCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WJBZ-FM (96.3 FM; SEYMOUR, TN; Owner: SEYMOUR COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WQNS (104.9 FM; WAYNESVILLE, NC; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • W220CD (91.9 FM; ENKA, NC; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • WYIL-FM (98.7 FM; OLIVER SPRINGS, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WRMX-FM (106.7 FM; NORRIS, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WEZG (99.3 FM; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE RADIO GROUP, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Townsend:

  • 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.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WTNZ (Channel 43; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: RAYCOM AMERICA, INC.)
  • WDTT-LP (Channel 38; LENOIR CITY, TN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WEEE-LP (Channel 32; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WEZK-LP (Channel 28; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W46DC (Channel 46; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WJZC-LP (Channel 22; SEVIERVILLE, TN; Owner: SOUTH CENTRAL COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • W50CG (Channel 50; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W56CM (Channel 56; KNOXVILLE, TN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
Townsend, Tennessee:
  • Fatal accident count: 7
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 13
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 8
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Tennessee average:
  • Fatal accident count: 127
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 201
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 42
  • Fatalities: 139
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 323
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 12
See more detailed statistics of Townsend fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 1
Total length: 8 meters (26ft)
Total costs: $794,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,390
Total average daily truck traffic: 27
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 2,224

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • Lat: 35.641667 Lon: -83.689167, Call Sign: WQJZ812
    Assigned Frequencies: 157.612 MHz, 157.657 MHz, 157.567 MHz, 157.537 MHz, 157.552 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/27/2009, Expiration Date: 02/27/2019, Certifier: Ken Vorhis
    Registrant: Metro Communications LLC, 1210 Elm Street, Knoxville, TN 37921, Phone: (865) 546-0311, Fax: (865) 546-8666, Email:
  • Lat: 35.678167 Lon: -83.725333, Call Sign: WQLM725
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.802 MHz, 160.057 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/10/2010, Expiration Date: 03/10/2020, Certifier: Rick Myers
    Registrant: Central Communs. & Electronics, Knoxville, TN 37927, Phone: (865) 525-2308, Fax: (865) 673-8890, Email:
  • Lat: 35.678333 Lon: -83.725833, Call Sign: WQLM966
    Assigned Frequencies: 159.585 MHz, 159.945 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/11/2010, Expiration Date: 03/11/2020, Certifier: Travis J Grant
    Registrant: Central Communs. & Electronics, Knoxville, TN 37927, Phone: (865) 525-2308, Fax: (865) 673-8890, Email:
  • Lat: 35.672222 Lon: -83.810139, Call Sign: WQPW798
    Assigned Frequencies: 462.337 MHz, 467.337 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/04/2012, Expiration Date: 09/04/2022, Certifier: David Latham
    Registrant: Cara Enterprises Inc, Las Vegas, NV 89140-0124, Phone: (702) 838-9728, Fax: (702) 363-4607, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

1
  • TOWNSEND, 290 Fox Hollow (Lat: 35.667472 Lon: -83.754083), Type: Tower, Structure height: 54.8 m, Overall height: 60.6 m, Call Sign: WQNH462
    Assigned Frequencies: 6123.10 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/07/2011, Expiration Date: 02/07/2021, Certifier: Jeff French
    Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Townsend)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

5
  • Aircraft: WRIGHT STEVE AIRBIKE (Category: Land, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: BOMBARDIER ROTAX (ALL) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 126SW , Serial Number: SLW-3, Year manufactured: 2000, Airworthiness Date: 09/12/2000
    Registrant (Individual): Reported Sale, Unknown, Townsend, TN 37882
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-18 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 97 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 1642A , Serial Number: 18-1839, Year manufactured: 1952
    Registrant (Individual): Tim Napier, 848 Dunn Hollow Rd, Townsend, TN 37882
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT F22B (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 224UK , Serial Number: 2213, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 07/22/1992
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy N Napier, 848 Dunn Hollow Rd, Townsend, TN 37882
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172N (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 5184E , Serial Number: 17271758, Year manufactured: 1978, Airworthiness Date: 11/04/1978
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy C Stringfellow, 114 Big John Cv, Townsend, TN 37882
  • Aircraft: RUDD GERALD K ZENITH CH-801 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-360 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 656WT , Serial Number: 8-6901, Year manufactured: 2009, Airworthiness Date: 12/29/2009
    Registrant (Individual): Gerald K Rudd, 152 Myers Rd, Townsend, TN 37882



Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
C) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$179,890
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0114.00

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans

HMDA - Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 5
  • Hazardous Condition: 3


Most common first names in Townsend, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James2577.1 years
William2378.6 years
Mary2080.5 years
John1878.7 years
Charles1573.8 years
George1185.2 years
Mabel777.0 years
Henry777.7 years
Hazel684.0 years
Thomas679.5 years
Most common last names in Townsend, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Myers3975.8 years
Webb3673.9 years
Davis1680.2 years
Dunn1481.8 years
Tipton1381.7 years
Burns1181.0 years
Shuler1073.0 years
Walker1077.1 years
Mccampbell971.5 years
Adams974.3 years

Businesses in Townsend, TN

  • Econo Lodge: 1
  • Pizza Hut: 1

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