For population 25 years and over in Whitwell:
For population 15 years and over in Whitwell city:
2 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2011: $537 (0.5%)
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:
Latitude: 35.20 N, Longitude: 85.52 W
Area code: 423
City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.
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Crime rate in Whitwell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2011, including police officers: 6 (5 officers).
Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+2.9%).
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-area historical tornado activity is above Tennessee state average. It is 133% 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 slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 70% 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 12/8/2001 at 01:08:21, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 52.1 miles away from the city center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 74.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/12/2005 at 06:27:30, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 5.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.3 miles away from Whitwell center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 41.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), 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: 5, Storms: 5, Heavy Rains: 2, Fires: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Flash Flood: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Birthplace of: Hillis Layne - Major League Baseball player, Ray E. Duke - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Bennie Tate - Baseball player.
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Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2007 was 2.17. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 19.6 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 13.6. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.7 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 10.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 15.1 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Whitwell and their reported violations in the past:GRIFFITH CREEK UTILITY DIST (Population served: 1175, Purch_surface_water):
Past health violations:
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2011: 22.5%
(21.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 73.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for other race residents, 39.4% for two or more races residents)
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Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
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Banks with branches in Whitwell (2011 data):
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Religion statistics for Whitwell (based on Marion County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 35.94%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
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Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 5
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 23
Number of full-service restaurants: 23
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5.73% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($33,808 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.90% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,000 average adjusted gross income)
10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Whitwell, Tennessee:See more detailed statistics of Whitwell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $1,882,000
Total average daily traffic: 31,390
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,244
Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic: 51,424
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Whitwell)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:3
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:25 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Whitwell)
FAA Registered Aircraft:3
2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:
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Businesses in Whitwell, TN
Total of 5 patent applications in 2008-2013.