Townsend, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 445 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +82.4%
Males: 174  (39.2%)
Females: 271  (60.8%)
Median resident age:

63.4 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37882.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $48,153 (it was $36,250 in 2000)
Townsend:

$48,153
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $34,502 (it was $21,647 in 2000)

Townsend city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $227,788 (it was $152,200 in 2000)
Townsend:

$227,788
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $240,243; detached houses: $261,586; townhouses or other attached units: $224,972; in 2-unit structures: $158,723; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $149,500; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $194,969; mobile homes: $72,655; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $36,713

Median gross rent in 2017: $929.

March 2019 cost of living index in Townsend: 83.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.0%
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  • Races in Townsend, TN (2010)
    • 42995.8%White alone
    • 122.7%Two or more races
    • 30.7%Hispanic
    • 20.4%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone
    • 10.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Townsend, Tennessee as of July 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Townsend is 44 to 1.


Crime rates in Townsend 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)
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)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(182.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
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
(222.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(389.1)
0
(0.0)
2
(763.4)
1
(380.2)
2
(727.3)
3
(546.4)
1
(221.2)
0
(0.0)
2
(444.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(221.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
6
(1,345)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(1,167)
4
(1,533)
11
(4,198)
3
(1,141)
6
(2,182)
4
(728.6)
4
(885.0)
4
(879.1)
7
(1,556)
5
(1,104)
4
(885.0)
1
(220.8)
5
(1,124)
2
(448.4)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
7
(2,724)
10
(3,831)
8
(3,053)
5
(1,901)
1
(363.6)
6
(1,093)
11
(2,434)
14
(3,077)
9
(2,000)
5
(1,104)
12
(2,655)
7
(1,545)
22
(4,944)
15
(3,363)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
3
(1,145)
0
(0.0)
1
(363.6)
2
(364.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(219.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(441.5)
1
(224.7)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(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)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)268.5260.5660.3231.9341.8378.9203.5202.2344.4121.4212.4112.6294.4435.0

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Townsend, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 4 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

8.97
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Townsend, TN City Guides:

Ancestries: American (19.2%), English (17.4%), Irish (14.0%), Italian (9.3%), Scotch-Irish (5.8%), European (5.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1921

Elevation: 1036 feet

Land area: 0.92 square miles.

Population density: 485 people per square mile   (low).

Townsend, Tennessee map

8 residents are foreign born

This city:

2.0%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,092 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,167 (0.6%)

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 )

Latitude: 35.68 N, Longitude: 83.76 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 865

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

Townsend tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $80,000
  • 1998: 4 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 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
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $347,500
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $240,000
  • 2016: 1 building, cost: $347,500
  • 2017: 16 buildings, average cost: $200,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Townsend, TN residents
Average permit cost in Townsend, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.2%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Most common industries in Townsend, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Educational services (12.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (12.1%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (10.1%)
  • Health care (10.1%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (5.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (24.1%)
  • Educational services (16.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.1%)
  • Arts, entertainment, recreation (5.6%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (3.7%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.2%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.3%)
  • Pharmacies & drug stores (8.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Broadcasting & telecommunications (6.7%)
  • Educational services (6.7%)
Most common occupations in Townsend, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (12.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (10.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (7.1%)
  • Registered nurses (5.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (5.1%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (18.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (11.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (9.3%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (5.6%)
  • Teachers, secondary school (5.6%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.6%)
  • Transportation, tourism, and lodging attendants (5.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (13.3%)
  • Registered nurses (11.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (11.1%)
  • Cashiers (8.9%)
  • Food and beverage serving workers, except waiters and waitresses (6.7%)
  • Other health diagnosing and treating practitioners and technical occupations (4.4%)
  • Personal appearance workers (4.4%)

Average climate in Townsend, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Townsend, Tennessee average temperatures Townsend, Tennessee average precipitation Townsend, Tennessee humidity Townsend, Tennessee wind speed Townsend, Tennessee snowfall Townsend, Tennessee sunshine Townsend, Tennessee clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 74.6. This is about average.

City:

74.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2018 was 0.171. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.171
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.597. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.597
U.S.:

5.558
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.119. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 8.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.119
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 32.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 17.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

17.0
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.66. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.66
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 0.00868. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00868
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Townsend-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 37% 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 near Tennessee state average. It is 79% 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 Townsend 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 175.3 miles away from Townsend 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 133.9 miles away from Townsend center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 144.0 miles away from Townsend 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 298.0 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 170.8 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 Blount County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Townsend topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • BLOUNT MEMORIAL HOME CARE SERVICES (Home Health Center, about 13 miles away; MARYVILLE, TN)
  • BLOUNT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 13 miles away; MARYVILLE, TN)
  • COLONIAL HILLS NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; MARYVILLE, TN)
  • MARYVILLE SURGICAL CENTER (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MARYVILLE, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Townsend:

  • The University of Tennessee-Knoxville (about 22 miles; Knoxville, TN; Full-time enrollment: 25,483)
  • Pellissippi State Community College (about 30 miles; Knoxville, TN; FT enrollment: 7,271)
  • Western Carolina University (about 45 miles; Cullowhee, NC; FT enrollment: 8,684)
  • Walters State Community College (about 47 miles; Morristown, TN; FT enrollment: 4,359)
  • Roane State Community College (about 51 miles; Harriman, TN; FT enrollment: 4,302)
  • Lincoln Memorial University (about 63 miles; Harrogate, TN; FT enrollment: 3,706)
  • Tusculum College (about 66 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)

Public elementary/middle school in Townsend:

See full list of schools located in Townsend

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.

Points of interest:

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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).

Birthplace of: Buster Ramsey - Football player.

Blount 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 Townsend and their reported violations in the past:

TUCKALEECHEE UTILITY DISTRICT (Population served: 10,500, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2013 and SEP-2013, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-10-2013), St Public Notif requested (OCT-28-2013), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-28-2013), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2011 and SEP-2011, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-01-2011), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-01-2011), St Compliance achieved (DEC-31-2011), St Public Notif received (JUN-15-2012)
  • One minor monitoring violation
WESLEY WOODS CAMP (Population served: 250, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation

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

  • DOCKS MOTEL (Population served: 75, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
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
2 people in other noninstitutional facilities in 2010

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

For population 15 years and over in Townsend:

Marital status in Townsend, TN
  • Never married: 10.5%
  • Now married: 57.6%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 14.8%
  • Divorced: 16.1%

For population 25 years and over in Townsend:

  • High school or higher: 95.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 31.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 12.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 43.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.0
Tennessee average:

11.6

Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Townsend
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Townsend, TN (based on Blount County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant53,117137
Mainline Protestant12,73634
Catholic3,2213
Black Protestant8917
Other8345
Orthodox--
None52,211-
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: 16
Blount County:

1.34 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.42 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

5.10 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

6.27 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

11.9%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Blount County:

29.9%
State:

30.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Blount County:

27.0%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Townsend:

51.8%
State:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Townsend:

47.6%
State:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Townsend:

29.7
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Here:

21.6%
Tennessee:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Townsend:

14.3%
Tennessee:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Townsend:

6.9
Tennessee:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

39.8%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
This city:

54.5%
Tennessee:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

72.3%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Townsend, 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 3$10,083$40,3322$4,046
Streets and Highways 1$2,524$30,2880$0
Other Government Administration 1$3,734$44,8080$0
Transit 0$0 0$0
Gas Supply 0$0 0$0
Electric Power 0$0 0$0
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Solid Waste Management 0$0 0$0
Hospitals 0$0 0$0
Welfare 0$0 0$0
Water Transport and Terminals 0$0 0$0
Airports 0$0 0$0
Correction 0$0 0$0
Fire - Other 0$0 0$0
Firefighters 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Judicial and Legal 0$0 0$0
Financial Administration 0$0 0$0
Health 0$0 0$0
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Local Libraries 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 5$16,341$39,2182$4,046

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

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $288,000 ($647.19)
    Financial Administration: $61,000 ($137.08)
    Regular Highways: $58,000 ($130.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $25,000 ($56.18)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($44.94)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $17,000 ($38.20)
    Libraries: $15,000 ($33.71)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $13,000 ($29.21)
    General - Other: $6,000 ($13.48)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,000 ($8.99)
    Central Staff Services: $2,000 ($4.49)
    Health - Other: $1,000 ($2.25)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000 ($20.22)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $199,000 ($447.19)

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

  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $65,000 ($146.07)
  • Miscellaneous - Fines and Forfeits: $59,000 ($132.58)
    General Revenue - Other: $15,000 ($33.71)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($2.25)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $301,000 ($676.40)
    Highways: $12,000 ($26.97)
  • Tax - Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $103,000 ($231.46)
    Public Utilities Sales: $12,000 ($26.97)
    Other License: $5,000 ($11.24)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $2,000 ($4.49)
    Other: $1,000 ($2.25)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $185,000 ($415.73)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $152,000 ($341.57)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $33,000 ($74.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $267,000 ($600.00)

6.78% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($56,007 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.78%
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 Knox County, TN  1.75% ($58,398 average AGI)
from Sevier County, TN  0.45% ($40,548)
from Loudon County, TN  0.34% ($40,757)


5.62% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,572 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.62%
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 Knox County, TN  1.82% ($41,417 average AGI)
to Sevier County, TN  0.37% ($34,028)
to Loudon County, TN  0.31% ($51,235)

Businesses in Townsend, TN

  • Econo Lodge: 1
  • Pizza Hut: 1

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 count11
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents22
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:0
  • Fatalities11
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents35
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Tennessee average
  • Fatal accident count10480
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents15669
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3923
  • Fatalities11702
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents25715
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents673
See more detailed statistics of Townsend fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 27Number of bridges
  • 194ft / 59.1mTotal length
  • $3,667,000Total costs
  • 80,810Total average daily traffic
  • 3,052Total average daily truck traffic
  • 107,588Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic
New bridges in Townsend, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 121940-1949
  • 71950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 22000-2009
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Townsend, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

5
  • 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: 03/07/2019, Expiration Date: 02/27/2029, Certifier: Ken Vorhis, Registrant: Grea, 9275 Tremont Rd, Townsend, TN 37882, Phone: (817) 995-9882, 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:
  • Lat: 35.677333 Lon: -83.737139, Call Sign: WRBX814,
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.337 MHz, 452.287 MHz, 452.887 MHz, 456.337 MHz, 457.287 MHz, Grant Date: 07/19/2018, Expiration Date: 07/19/2028, Certifier: Larry Overton, Registrant: Fine Communications Co., 279 Avenue B, Alcoa, TN 37701, Phone: (865) 970-2316, Fax: (865) 970-3622, 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:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • 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, Certificate Issue Date: 10/03/2000
    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, Certificate Issue Date: 07/18/2003
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy C Stringfellow, 114 Big John Cv, Townsend, TN 37882
  • Aircraft: BUCKEYE AVIATION INC BREEZE (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582SER (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 6550E , Serial Number: 16419, Year manufactured: 2004, Airworthiness Date: 08/11/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 05/01/2013
    Registrant (Individual): James N Hobbs, 1177 Shuler Rd, 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, Certificate Issue Date: 06/26/1996
    Registrant (Individual): Tim Napier, 848 Dunn Hollow Rd, Townsend, TN 37882
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/18/2018

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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Townsend, TN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Townsend, TN - Value

2006 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2006 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 21. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 35 took place in 2008, and the least - 5 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Townsend, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (49.1%), and Outside Fires (38.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Townsend, TN
    • 13449.1%Structure Fires
    • 10638.8%Outside Fires
    • 3312.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Townsend, TN
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Townsend, TN
  • 78.6%Electricity
  • 18.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.0%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Townsend, TN
  • 68.4%Electricity
  • 21.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 10.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas


Townsend compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly 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 below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 3 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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