Whitwell, Tennessee

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Population in 2017: 1,705 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +2.7%
 
Males: 818  (48.0%)
Females: 887  (52.0%)
Median resident age:

36.7 years
Tennessee median age:

38.6 years

Zip codes: 37397.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $32,125 (it was $25,458 in 2000)
Whitwell:

$32,125
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $19,319 (it was $13,249 in 2000)

Whitwell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $96,834 (it was $58,700 in 2000)
Whitwell:

$96,834
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $143,513; detached houses: $149,567; mobile homes: $48,232

Median gross rent in 2017: $651.

March 2019 cost of living index in Whitwell: 79.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 29.1%
(29.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 27.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 44.4% for other race residents, 17.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Whitwell, TN (2010)
    • 1,62895.8%White alone
    • 352.1%Hispanic
    • 150.9%Two or more races
    • 130.8%Black alone
    • 60.4%American Indian alone
    • 20.1%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Whitwell, Tennessee as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Whitwell is 55 to 1.


Crime rates in Whitwell by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.8)
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
(63.6)
1
(58.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(58.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
1
(61.6)
1
(62.9)
0
(0.0)
2
(125.2)
1
(63.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
12
(736.6)
9
(554.2)
4
(251.7)
4
(250.8)
9
(563.6)
9
(572.5)
7
(408.4)
2
(117.0)
7
(410.1)
5
(290.5)
4
(231.1)
6
(348.8)
8
(468.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
14
(859.4)
19
(1,170)
10
(629.3)
20
(1,254)
19
(1,190)
17
(1,081)
5
(291.7)
7
(409.4)
3
(175.7)
3
(174.3)
4
(231.1)
15
(872.1)
9
(527.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
40
(2,455)
50
(3,079)
45
(2,832)
54
(3,386)
54
(3,381)
44
(2,799)
42
(2,450)
30
(1,754)
24
(1,406)
15
(871.6)
14
(808.8)
35
(2,035)
13
(762.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(491.1)
8
(492.6)
6
(377.6)
6
(376.2)
11
(688.8)
5
(318.1)
3
(175.0)
3
(175.4)
4
(234.3)
1
(58.1)
2
(115.5)
9
(523.3)
6
(351.7)
Arson
(per 100,000)
1
(61.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(62.9)
3
(188.1)
1
(62.6)
1
(63.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.8)
1
(58.1)
1
(58.6)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)345.0373.8256.8428.8423.9397.6260.8136.3216.2109.8219.5254.1189.3

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City-data.com crime index in Whitwell, TN

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Tennessee average:

2.56
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Ancestries: American (33.1%), English (13.0%), Irish (11.7%), Scottish (3.9%), German (3.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1956

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 3.32 square miles.

Population density: 514 people per square mile   (low).

Whitwell, Tennessee map

55 residents are foreign born (2.4% Latin America).

This city:

2.4%
Tennessee:

5.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $503 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $580 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Chattanooga, TN (17.7 miles , pop. 155,554).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Nashville-Davidson, TN (96.2 miles , pop. 545,524).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (474.1 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Powells Crossroads, TN (1.5 miles ),
Jasper, TN (3.2 miles ),
Fairmount, TN (3.3 miles ),
Signal Mountain, TN (3.3 miles ),
Palmer, TN (3.4 miles ),
Walden, TN (3.5 miles ),
Center Point, TN (3.5 miles ),
Tracy City, TN (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 35.20 N, Longitude: 85.52 W

Area code: 423

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 5 buildings, average cost: $53,800
  • 1998: 13 buildings, average cost: $46,600
  • 1999: 21 buildings, average cost: $39,300
  • 2000: 14 buildings, average cost: $78,700
  • 2001: 7 buildings, average cost: $33,400
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $67,800
  • 2003: 6 buildings, average cost: $82,800
  • 2004: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,000
  • 2006: 5 buildings, average cost: $92,600
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $131,400
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $53,000
  • 2009: 1 building, cost: $100,000
  • 2010: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2012: 3 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2014: 8 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 2015: 1 building, cost: $30,000
  • 2016: 3 buildings, average cost: $87,300
  • 2017: 2 buildings, average cost: $122,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Whitwell, TN residents
Average permit cost in Whitwell, TN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.3%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in Whitwell, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (7.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (7.0%)
  • Construction (6.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (11.1%)
  • Metal & metal products (9.0%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (5.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.4%)
  • Truck transportation (5.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Miscellaneous manufacturing (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (14.3%)
  • Health care (13.7%)
  • Educational services (9.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.6%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.2%)
  • Machinery (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Whitwell, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5.7%)
  • Cashiers (5.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.0%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.7%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (8.2%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (7.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (9.6%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.6%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (4.8%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.6%)

Average climate in Whitwell, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Whitwell, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 SO2 Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 67.8. This is about average.

City:

67.8
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2004 was 3.44. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

3.44
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.27. This is worse than average. Closest monitor was 13.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 31.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

31.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.10. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.10
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Whitwell-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Tennessee state average. It is 57% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 34.3 miles away from the Whitwell city center killed 16 people and injured 190 people.

On 2/13/1952, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 31.7 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 44 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Whitwell-area historical earthquake activity is near Tennessee state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 49.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 260.4 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) earthquake occurred 225.6 miles away from Whitwell center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 158.8 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 195.5 miles away from Whitwell 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 Marion County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Fires: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Whitwell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Whitwell:

  • (CLOSED) COLUMBIA WHITWELL MEDICAL CENTER INC (provides emergency services, 101 N MAPLE ST)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Whitwell:

  • GRAND COURT I (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • MOUNTAIN CREEK MANOR (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • TLC HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • LIFE CARE CENTER OF RED BANK (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • RED BANK HEALTH CARE CTR INC (Nursing Home, about 13 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • CHATTANOOGA KIDNEY CENTER NORTH, LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 14 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)
  • RIVERCHASE HOSPITAL (Hospital, about 14 miles away; CHATTANOOGA, TN)

Airports and heliports located in Whitwell:

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Operable nuclear power plants near Whitwell:

  • 20 miles: Sequoyah 1 and 2 in Soddy-Daisy, TN.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitwell:

  • The University of Tennessee-Chattanooga (about 17 miles; Chattanooga, TN; Full-time enrollment: 10,158)
  • Chattanooga State Community College (about 18 miles; Chattanooga, TN; FT enrollment: 6,827)
  • Southern Adventist University (about 29 miles; Collegedale, TN; FT enrollment: 2,898)
  • Cleveland State Community College (about 37 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 2,500)
  • Lee University (about 37 miles; Cleveland, TN; FT enrollment: 4,422)
  • Dalton State College (about 42 miles; Dalton, GA; FT enrollment: 3,846)
  • Motlow State Community College (about 46 miles; Tullahoma, TN; FT enrollment: 2,915)

Public high school in Whitwell:

Public elementary/middle schools in Whitwell:

See full list of schools located in Whitwell

Library in Whitwell:

  • ORENA HUMPHREYS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $70,826; Location: 900 MAIN STREET, SUITE 1; 18,512 books; 284 audio materials; 1,418 video materials; 32 state licensed databases; 25 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Whitwell: Whitwell Volunteer Fire Department (A), Whitwell City Hall (B), Orena Humphreys Public Library (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Whitwell include: Whitwell United Methodist Church (A), Whitwell Cumberland Presbyterian Church (B), Whitewell Church of God (C), Whitwell Church of Christ (D), Morning Star Baptist Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Birthplace of: Hillis Layne - Major League Baseball player, Ray E. Duke - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Bennie Tate - Baseball player.

Marion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

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

GRIFFITH CREEK UTILITY DIST (Population served: 1,158, Purch surface water):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2008 and DEC-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (JAN-19-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-19-2009), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2008 and SEP-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (OCT-27-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-27-2008), St Public Notif received (OCT-28-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2008 and JUN-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-12-2008), St Public Notif requested (JUL-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-22-2008), St Public Notif received (JUL-31-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JAN-2008 and MAR-2008, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-21-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-21-2008), St Public Notif received (APR-29-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between OCT-2007 and DEC-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-22-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JAN-22-2008), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009)
  • MCL, Average - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-23-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-23-2007), St AO (w/penalty) issued (MAY-12-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-18-2009)
  • 5 other older health violations
Past monitoring violations:
  • One minor monitoring violation
Average household size:
This city:

2.3 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

65.7%
Whole state:

67.3%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.3%
Whole state:

5.8%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
39 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers in 2010

Banks with branches in Whitwell (2011 data):

  • Citizens Tri-County Bank: Whitwell Branch at 14087 Highway 28 North, branch established on 1994/05/09. Info updated 2011/08/09: Bank assets: $568.5 mil, Deposits: $503.4 mil, headquarters in Dunlap, TN, positive income, 22 total offices, Holding Company: Sequatchie Valley Bancshares, Inc.
  • First Volunteer Bank of Tennessee: Whitwell Branch at 13108 Highway 28, branch established on 1971/02/22. Info updated 2008/10/30: Bank assets: $641.6 mil, Deposits: $561.9 mil, headquarters in Chattanooga, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 23 total offices, Holding Company: First Volunteer Corporation
  • Citizens State Bank: Whitwell Branch at 12500 Highway 28, branch established on 2003/04/21. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $67.8 mil, Deposits: $59.7 mil, headquarters in Jasper, TN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: General Bancshares, Inc.
  • Peoples State Bank of Commerce: Whitwell Branch at 13165 Highway 28, branch established on 1980/06/23. Info updated 2011/03/25: Bank assets: $225.2 mil, Deposits: $199.4 mil, headquarters in Nolensville, TN, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 9 total offices, Holding Company: Commerce Bancshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Whitwell:

Marital status in Whitwell, TN
  • Never married: 32.1%
  • Now married: 42.3%
  • Separated: 2.8%
  • Widowed: 9.5%
  • Divorced: 13.4%

For population 25 years and over in Whitwell:

  • High school or higher: 73.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 4.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.3%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.6
Tennessee average:

11.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Whitwell
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whitwell, TN (based on Marion County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant7,84055
Mainline Protestant1,80315
Other2292
Catholic2002
Black Protestant301
None18,135-
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: 5
Marion County:

1.78 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

0.36 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Marion County:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
Marion County:

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

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

12.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

30.9%
State:

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

10.1%
Tennessee:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

44.3%
State:

48.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

36.4%
Tennessee:

44.4%

Average BMI:
Whitwell:

28.5
Tennessee:

28.9

People feeling badly about themselves:
Whitwell:

25.8%
State:

21.7%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Whitwell:

11.4%
State:

10.8%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Whitwell:

33.3%
Tennessee:

33.9%

General health condition:
Here:

48.1%
State:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
Whitwell:

73.8%
Tennessee:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Whitwell, 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
Water Supply 9$19,220$25,6276$4,056
Police Protection - Officers 5$11,889$28,5343$469
Other Government Administration 2$5,194$31,1640$0
Streets and Highways 1$1,594$19,1281$844
Other and Unallocable 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Police - Other 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 17$37,897$26,75110$5,369

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

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $453,000 ($265.69)
    Regular Highways: $24,000 ($14.08)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $800,000 ($469.21)
    Police Protection: $345,000 ($202.35)
    General - Other: $78,000 ($45.75)
    Central Staff Services: $74,000 ($43.40)
    Regular Highways: $56,000 ($32.84)
    Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($26.39)
    Financial Administration: $38,000 ($22.29)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($14.66)
    Public Welfare - Other: $23,000 ($13.49)
    General Public Buildings: $20,000 ($11.73)
    Local Fire Protection: $16,000 ($9.38)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $5,000 ($2.93)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $3,000 ($1.76)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $32,000 ($18.77)
    Local Fire Protection: $14,000 ($8.21)
    Police Protection: $5,000 ($2.93)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $524,000 ($307.33)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $36,000 ($21.11)

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

  • Charges - Other: $26,000 ($15.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($8.80)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $325,000 ($190.62)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $85,000 ($49.85)
    Sale of Property: $7,000 ($4.11)
    Interest Earnings: $3,000 ($1.76)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,254,000 ($735.48)
  • State Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $507,000 ($297.36)
    Highways: $45,000 ($26.39)
    General Local Government Support: $29,000 ($17.01)
    Other: $24,000 ($14.08)
  • Tax - Property: $131,000 ($76.83)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $83,000 ($48.68)
    Public Utilities Sales: $30,000 ($17.60)
    Other License: $23,000 ($13.49)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $742,000 ($435.19)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $687,000 ($402.93)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $55,000 ($32.26)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $410,000 ($240.47)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $195,000 ($114.37)

5.06% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,641 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.06%
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 Hamilton County, TN  1.35% ($47,941 average AGI)
from Jackson County, AL  0.58% ($35,086)
from Grundy County, TN  0.26% ($27,000)

Businesses in Whitwell, TN

  • Hardee's: 1
  • Subway: 1

Strongest AM radio stations in Whitwell:

  • WWAM (820 AM; daytime; 50 kW; JASPER, TN; Owner: SHELTON BROADCASTING SYSTEM)
  • WFLI (1070 AM; 50 kW; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: WFLI, INC.)
  • WGOW (1150 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDOD (1310 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSDQ (1190 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DUNLAP, TN; Owner: RODGSON, INC.)
  • WEPG (910 AM; 5 kW; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: STONE/COLLINS COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDEF (1370 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC)
  • WNOO (1260 AM; 5 kW; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: PYE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WSM (650 AM; 50 kW; NASHVILLE, TN; Owner: GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WLOR (1550 AM; 50 kW; HUNTSVILLE, AL; Owner: BCA RADIO, LLC)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WQRX (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; VALLEY HEAD, AL; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Whitwell:

  • WUSY (100.7 FM; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WDEF-FM (92.3 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: JACKSON TELECASTERS, INC.)
  • WDOD-FM (96.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDOD OF CHATTANOOGA, INC.)
  • WSKZ (106.5 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WOGT (107.9 FM; EAST RIDGE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W278AC (103.5 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMBW (88.9 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WDYN (89.7 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: TENNESSEE TEMPLE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKXJ (98.1 FM; SIGNAL MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W257AZ (99.3 FM; LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WUTC (88.1 FM; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE)
  • W268AA (101.5 FM; FALLING WATER, TN; Owner: S/WEST FLORIDA COMMUNITY RADIO, INC.)
  • WMXF-FM (97.3 FM; SOUTH PITTSBURG, TN; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSMC-FM (90.5 FM; COLLEGEDALE, TN; Owner: SOUTHERN COLLEGE OF SEVENTH-DAY ADVT)
  • W203AZ (88.5 FM; FAIRMOUNT, TN; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • W211BG (90.1 FM; WALDEN, TN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • WBDX (102.7 FM; TRENTON, GA; Owner: PARTNERS FOR CHRISTIAN RADIO, INC.)
  • WRXR-FM (105.5 FM; ROSSVILLE, GA; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSGM (104.7 FM; COALMONT, TN; Owner: CUMBERLAND COMMUNICATION CORPORATION)
  • WJTT (94.3 FM; RED BANK, TN; Owner: BREWER BROAD/TING OF CHATTANOOGA INC)

TV broadcast stations around Whitwell:

  • WFLI-TV (Channel 53; CLEVELAND, TN; Owner: CHATTANOOGA MEDIA HOLDINGS, L.L.C.)
  • WDEF-TV (Channel 12; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WDSI-TV (Channel 61; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: WDSI LICENSE CORP.)
  • WRCB-TV (Channel 3; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: SARKES TARZIAN, INC.)
  • WTCI (Channel 45; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THE GREATER CHATTANOOGA PUBLIC TELEVISION CORP)
  • WTVC (Channel 9; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: FREEDOM BROADCASTING OF TENNESSEE, INC.)
  • W26BE (Channel 26; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WELF (Channel 23; DALTON, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WOOT-LP (Channel 6; CHATTANOOGA, ETC., TN; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCNT-LP (Channel 65; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: NORTH GEORGIA TELEVISION)
  • WYHB-CA (Channel 39; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Owner: YING HUA BENNS)

Medal of Honor Recipients

Medal of Honor Recipient born in Whitwell: Ray E. Duke.

  • Whitwell, Tennessee
  • Fatal accident count44
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents74
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:18
  • Fatalities52
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents111
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Tennessee average
  • Fatal accident count24148
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents36251
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons8754
  • Fatalities26752
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents59507
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents2068
See more detailed statistics of Whitwell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 22Number of bridges
  • 141ft / 43.2mTotal length
  • $3,098,000Total costs
  • 56,160Total average daily traffic
  • 6,456Total average daily truck traffic
  • 79,504Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
New bridges in Whitwell, TN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 21930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 11960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 61990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Whitwell, TN

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Whitwell)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

4
  • 110 E Spring Ave (Lat: 35.200917 Lon: -85.518861), Call Sign: KWI650, Licensee ID: L00807957,
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.2600 MHz, Grant Date: 03/26/2004, Expiration Date: 04/24/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/28/2014, Registrant: City Of Whitwell, 110 E Spring Ave, Whitwell, TN 37397, Phone: (423) 658-5151, Fax: (423) 658-2397
  • Suck Creek Mtn. (Lat: 35.196722 Lon: -85.434806), Type: Mast, Structure height: 67.1 m, Overall height: 79.9 m, Call Sign: WPGI249,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.385 MHz, Grant Date: 01/15/2015, Expiration Date: 01/24/2025, Certifier: Jeffrey Roberts, Registrant: Communications & Electronics, Inc., 2310 Belle Arbor Avenue, Chattanooga, TN 37406, Phone: (423) 698-3306, Fax: (423) 698-0446, Email:
  • Turner Rd East Off Hwy 27 (Lat: 35.187861 Lon: -85.498583), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Call Sign: WPGN920,
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.463 MHz, Grant Date: 11/19/2004, Expiration Date: 02/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2015, Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510
  • Lat: 35.196750 Lon: -85.434694, Call Sign: WQUX209,
    Assigned Frequencies: 155.205 MHz, 155.340 MHz, 155.295 MHz, Grant Date: 11/05/2014, Expiration Date: 11/05/2024, Certifier: Steve Puckett, Registrant: Communications & Electronics, Inc., 2310 Belle Arbor Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37406, Phone: (423) 698-3306, Fax: (423) 698-0446, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

31 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Whitwell)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

2
  • Aircraft: AEROMOT AMT-200S (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 135XS , Serial Number: 200135, Year manufactured: 2002, Airworthiness Date: 05/30/2002, Certificate Issue Date: 05/08/2007
    Registrant (Individual): John M Lawton, 306 Condra Rd, Whitwell, TN 37397
  • Aircraft: LAWTON JOHN M EUROPA XS (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 245E , Serial Number: A-245, Year manufactured: 2006, Airworthiness Date: 07/01/2006, Certificate Issue Date: 02/16/2006
    Registrant (Individual): John M Lawton, 306 Condra Rd, Whitwell, TN 37397

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2004 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 92. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 162 took place in 2013, and the least - 31 in 2004. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Whitwell, TN When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (52.1%), and Outside Fires (33.0%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Whitwell, TN
    • 72452.1%Structure Fires
    • 45933.0%Outside Fires
    • 1329.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 745.3%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whitwell, TN
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Whitwell, TN
  • 49.9%Electricity
  • 41.0%Utility gas
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.7%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Whitwell, TN
  • 84.3%Electricity
  • 12.6%Utility gas
  • 2.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Wood


Whitwell compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 5 other airmen in this city.
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