Whitwell, Tennessee

We are giving away $1200 in prizes - enter simply by sending us your own city pictures!

  • OSM Map
  • General Map
  • Google Map
  • MSN Map
Population in 2014: 1,716 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +3.4%
 
Males: 899  (52.4%)
Females: 817  (47.6%)
Median resident age:  42.6 years
Tennessee median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 37397.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $31,841 (it was $25,458 in 2000)
Whitwell:

$31,841
TN:

$44,297

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,670 (it was $13,249 in 2000)

Whitwell city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $94,340 (it was $58,700 in 2000)
Whitwell:

$94,340
TN:

$140,300

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $108,249; Detached houses: $116,504; Mobile homes: $38,388

Median gross rent in 2013: $496.

Business Profiles
Profiles of local businesses
Put your B&M business profile right here for free. 50,000 businesses already created their profiles!
Options
X
Data:
Loading data...
Based on 2000-2013 data
Loading data...

123
Hide US histogram
  • Races in Whitwell, TN (2010)

    Whitwell races chart
    • 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

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Whitwell: 79.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Recent articles from our blog. Our writers, many of them Ph.D. graduates or candidates, create easy-to-read articles on a wide variety of topics.
Whitwell, TN forum
Recent posts about Whitwell, Tennessee on our local forum with over 2,000,000 registered users. Whitwell is mentioned 59 times on our forum:
Kimball, Jasper, Whitwell, Dunlap  (1 reply)
Whitwell, Jasper, or other???  (3 replies)
Looking for a small safe town in Tennessee to raise our kids  (13 replies)
Advice on driving Highway 28  (5 replies)
trash in TN  (60 replies)
Top Tennessee High Schools  (10 replies)

Latest news from Whitwell, TN collected exclusively by city-data.com from local newspapers, TV, and radio stations

Ancestries: United States (23.3%), Irish (17.5%), English (13.3%), German (11.9%), Scottish (2.2%), Italian (1.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1956

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 3.32 square miles.

Population density: 517 people per square mile   (low).

Whitwell,TN real estate house value index trend

Whitwell, Tennessee map

For population 25 years and over in Whitwell:

  • High school or higher: 61.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 3.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 30.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitwell city:

  • Never married: 15.4%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 9.4%
  • Divorced: 13.0%

30 residents are foreign born

This city:

1.5%
Tennessee:

4.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $608 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $532 (0.5%)

Whitwell satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 35.20 N, Longitude: 85.52 W

Area code: 423

Whitwell household income distribution Whitwell home values distribution

Crime rates in Whitwell by Year
Type 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2014
Murders 000000100000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.062.70.00.00.00.00.0
Rapes 000000001101
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.00.063.658.30.058.6
Robberies 000011021000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.061.662.90.0125.263.60.00.00.0
Assaults 2314101294499727
per 100,000 1,359.3850.0606.8736.6554.2251.7250.8563.6572.5408.4117.0410.1
Burglaries 233321141910201917573
per 100,000 1,359.32,003.61,274.3859.41,170.0629.31,253.91,189.71,081.4291.7409.4175.7
Thefts 663545405045545444423024
per 100,000 3,900.72,125.12,730.62,455.53,078.82,832.03,385.63,381.32,799.02,450.41,754.41,406.0
Auto thefts 913178866115334
per 100,000 531.9789.31,031.6491.1492.6377.6376.2688.8318.1175.0175.4234.3
Arson 511101311000
per 100,000 295.560.760.761.40.062.9188.162.663.60.00.00.0
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 291.1) 588.7477.2418.8359.1389.0267.3446.4441.3413.8271.5141.8225.0

(click on a table row to update graph)

City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Whitwell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2014, including police officers: 5 (4 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.34
Tennessee average:

2.56
Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.8%
Tennessee:

5.7%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+2.9%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Utilities (9%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Accommodation and food services (22%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Wholesale trade (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Transportation occupations (13%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (20%)
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (13%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)
  • Law enforcement workers including supervisors (4%)

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

Average climate in Whitwell, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Whitwell, Tennessee average temperatures Whitwell, Tennessee average precipitation Whitwell, Tennessee humidity Whitwell, Tennessee wind speed Whitwell, Tennessee snowfall Whitwell, Tennessee sunshine Whitwell, Tennessee clear and cloudy days

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 Whitwell 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 the city 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 Whitwell 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 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 Marion County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Fires: 2, Heavy Rains: 2, Tornadoes: 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

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

Medal of Honor Recipients

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

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:

See details about Airports and heliports located in Whitwell, TN

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)

Click to draw/clear city borders

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

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2013 was 68.6. This is about average.

City:

68.6
U.S.:

74.7

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.:

6.40

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

City:

2.27
U.S.:

1.91

Ozone [ppb] level in 2013 was 32.4. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

32.4
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 14.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 16.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.6
U.S.:

20.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2013 was 9.15. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.15
U.S.:

9.35
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 21.0%
(18.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 76.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 23.4% for two or more races residents)
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

Whitwell, Tennessee environmental map by EPA

Map Legend

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.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
Tennessee average:

12.1

Whitwell travel time to work - commute Whitwell mode of transportation to work chart

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Whitwell city (based on Marion County data)

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.
State:

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

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

8.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

12.3%
Tennessee:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Marion County:

30.9%
Tennessee:

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

10.1%
State:

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

4.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($33,361 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.90%
Tennessee average:

6.50%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Hamilton County, TN  1.34% ($30,600 average AGI)
from Jackson County, AL  0.31% ($38,433)
from Grundy County, TN  0.24% ($30,478)


4.85% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,791 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
Tennessee average:

6.26%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hamilton County, TN  1.23% ($33,546 average AGI)
to Jackson County, AL  0.43% ($28,024)
to Sequatchie County, TN  0.38% ($27,270)

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)
  • Whitwell, Tennessee
  • Fatal accident count14
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents25
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons:6
  • Fatalities17
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents41
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents1
  • Tennessee average
  • Fatal accident count160
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents253
  • Fatal accidents involving drunken persons56
  • Fatalities175
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents415
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents16
See more detailed statistics of Whitwell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2014 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 8Number of bridges
  • 18m59ftTotal length
  • $1,515,000Total costs
  • 36,060Total average daily traffic
  • 4,458Total average daily truck traffic
  • 65,680Total future (year 2035) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • 110 E Spring Ave (Lat: 35.200917 Lon: -85.518861), Call Sign: KWI650, Licensee ID: L00807957
    Assigned Frequencies: 37.2600 MHzGrant Date: 03/26/2004, Expiration Date: 04/24/2014, Cancellation Date: 06/28/2014Registrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 01/15/2015, Expiration Date: 01/24/2025, Certifier: Jeffrey RobertsRegistrant: 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 MHzGrant Date: 11/19/2004, Expiration Date: 02/14/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/18/2015Registrant: Business Radio Licensing, 26941 Cabot Road #134, Laguna Hills, CA 92653, Phone: (949) 348-8510

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • 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
    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
    Registrant (Individual): John M Lawton, 306 Condra Rd, Whitwell, TN 37397
  • Aircraft: CESSNA P210N (Category: Land, Seats: 6, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 141 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR TSIO-520 SER (300 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6389W , Serial Number: P21000764, Year manufactured: 1981, Airworthiness Date: 11/04/1981
    Registrant (Corporation): Spenco Inc, 2400 Highway 283, Whitwell, TN 37397

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

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 50
  • Hazardous Condition: 3

Incident types - Whitwell

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Whitwell, TN

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (63%)
  • Utility gas (29%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5%)
  • Wood (2%)

Businesses in Whitwell, TN

  • Hardee's: 1
  • Subway: 1

Whitwell compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in 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.
Cost of Living Calculator
Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Scott P. Floyd (3)
  • Ron Couvillon (2)
  • Michael L. Kilgore (2)
  • Shanon Frank Ketchersid (1)

Total of 8 patent applications in 2008-2016.