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37872 Zip Code (Sunbright, TN) Detailed Profile




Cities: Sunbright, TN (3.96%), Elgin, TN (0.29%)
Counties: Morgan County, TN (70.07%), Scott County, TN (29.93%)
Estimated zip code population in 2019: 1,646
Zip code population in 2010: 2,041
Zip code population in 2000: 1,984

Houses and condos: 837
Renter-occupied apartments: 85
% of renters here:

13%
State:

33%
March 2019 cost of living index in zip code 37872: 79.1 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 95.6 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.0 sq. mi.
Population density: 17 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2019:
This zip code:

0.7% ($793)
Tennessee:

0.6% ($1,220)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $910 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $611 (0.6%)

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Males: 718  (43.6%)
Females: 928  (56.4%)

For population 25 years and over in 37872:

  • High school or higher: 86.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 11.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.6%
  • Unemployed: 5.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 33.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in 37872:

  • Never married: 20.3%
  • Now married: 56.1%
  • Separated: 0.9%
  • Widowed: 10.3%
  • Divorced: 12.4%

Zip code 37872 compared to state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
  • Races in zip code 37872 (2019)
    • 2,01198.5%White
    • 120.6%Hispanic or Latino
    • 70.3%Two or more races
    • 50.2%Black
    • 40.2%American Indian
    • 20.10%Asian
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Estimated median house/condo value in 2019: $109,801
37872:

$109,801
Tennessee:

$191,900



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in 37872 zip code as of January 29, 2023.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in zip code 37872 is 402 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

48.5 years
Tennessee median age:

39.0 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.6 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 37872, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $35,579 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$35,579
State:

$53,767

Salary/wage: $33,957 (reported on 81.8% of returns)
Here:

$33,957
State:

$45,421
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 69.3% for AGIs below $25k, 81.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 85.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 80.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 68.8% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $289 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
This zip code:

$289
Tennessee:

$1,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.3% for AGIs below $25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Ordinary dividends: $1,067 (reported on 3.9% of returns)
Here:

$1,067
State:

$6,739

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$267 (reported on 3.9% of returns)
Here:

+$267
State:

+$19,082

Profit/loss from business: +$8,214 (reported on 18.2% of returns)
Here:

+$8,214
State:

+$15,240
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 13.0% for AGIs below $25k, 5.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.3% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $11,600 (reported on 3.9% of returns)
37872:

$11,600
Tennessee:

$15,505

Total itemized deductions: $18,400 (28% of AGI, reported on 14.3% of returns)
Here:

$18,400
State:

$21,976

Here:

27.6% of AGI
State:

17.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 13.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 12.6% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Charity contributions: $5,186 (reported on 9.1% of returns)
Here:

$5,186
State:

$6,709

Taxes paid: $3,530 (reported on 13.0% of returns)
37872:

$3,530
State:

$4,829
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 2.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.3% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Earned income credit: $2,408 (reported on 31.2% of returns)
Here:

$2,408
State:

$2,404
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 9.3% for AGIs below $25k, 1.9% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2012 taxes: 62.3%
Here:

62%
State:

52%
(% for various income ranges: 60.5% for AGIs below $25k, 60.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 70.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 66.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 37872, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $28,412 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$28,412
State:

$44,088

Salary/wage: $28,180 (reported on 84.3% of returns)
Here:

$28,180
State:

$38,825
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 92.5% for AGIs below $10k, 76.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 88.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 84.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 91.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $768 (reported on 29.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$768
Tennessee:

$1,802
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 3.1% for AGIs below $10k, 1.7% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.6% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.4% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.2% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $313 (reported on 6.2% of returns)
Here:

$313
State:

$3,727

Net capital gain/loss: +$488 (reported on 5.5% of returns)
Here:

+$488
State:

+$15,776

Profit/loss from business: +$4,736 (reported on 18.0% of returns)
Here:

+$4,736
State:

+$12,882
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.2% for AGIs below $10k, 8.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.9% for AGIs $50k-75k)

Total itemized deductions: $13,933 (25% of AGI, reported on 11.5% of returns)
Here:

$13,933
State:

$18,035

Here:

25.2% of AGI
State:

19.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $3,683 (6% of AGI, reported on 8.1% of returns)
Here:

$3,683
State:

$5,167

Here:

6.3% of AGI
State:

5.3% of AGI

Total tax: $3,149 (reported on 66.5% of returns)
37872:

$3,149
State:

$7,482
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.7% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 5.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.9% for AGIs $50k-75k, 11.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 15.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,941 (reported on 28.2% of returns)
Here:

$1,941
State:

$1,826

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 61.4%
Here:

61%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 55.8% for AGIs below $10k, 64.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 62.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 59.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 66.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 70.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2019:
This zip code:

$37,998
Tennessee:

$56,071
Sunbright, TN (37872) map Nearest zip codes: 37732, 37852, 37733, 37770, 38504, 37755.
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Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

46.6%
Tennessee:

47.0%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

6.4%
Tennessee:

48.0%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.5% of all households

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 105
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 533


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 21 (9 now married, 11 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 310 (161 now married, 147 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 37872 with a mortgage: 237 (2 second mortgage, 8 home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 325

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $936
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: $327

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

23.2%
Whole state:

13.9%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2019:
This zip code:

13.0%
Whole state:

8.1%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.4
State:

4.4
  • Notable locations in this zip code not listed on our city pages

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  • Notable location: Burrville Volunteer Fire Department (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Churches in zip code 37872 include: Sunbright First Baptist Church (A), Slick Rock Baptist Church (B), Stringfield Chapel (C), Union Grove Church (D), Pleasant Ridge Church (E), Whiteoak Chapel (F), Byrd Church (G), Mount Zion Church (H), Mount Vernon Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Summers Cemetery (1), Sexton Cemetery (2), Walker Cemetery (3), White Oak Cemetery (4), Taylor Cemetery (5), Sunbright Cemetery (6), Sumner Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Lake: Dead Mans Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Little Rock Creek (A), Little Creek (B), Jerry Branch (C), Indian Fork (D), Indian Creek (E), Hambright Branch (F), Grassy Branch (G), Gosnell Branch (H), Gordon Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Park in zip code 37872: Summers Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Year house built
  • Year house built (houses)
  • 472014 or later
  • 532010 to 2013
  • 932000 to 2009
  • 1871990 to 1999
  • 1071980 to 1989
  • 1251970 to 1979
  • 491960 to 1969
  • 441950 to 1959
  • 561940 to 1949
  • 801939 or earlier

Zip code 37872 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sunbright, TN (37872)
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sunbright, TN (37872)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 111 bedroom
  • 1232 bedrooms
  • 2803 bedrooms
  • 1324 bedrooms
  • 125+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sunbright, TN (37872)
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sunbright, TN (37872)
  • 0no bedroom
  • 01 bedroom
  • 392 bedrooms
  • 453 bedrooms
  • 04 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Sunbright, TN (37872) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sunbright, TN (37872) in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 20no vehicle
  • 1191 vehicle
  • 1222 vehicles
  • 1673 vehicles
  • 604 vehicles
  • 795+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Sunbright, TN (37872) in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Sunbright, TN (37872) in renter-occupied apartments
  • 3no vehicle
  • 331 vehicle
  • 322 vehicles
  • 123 vehicles
  • 44 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

  • Zip code 37872 household income distribution in 2019

  • Zip code 37872 household income distribution in 2019
  • 49Less than $10,000
  • 77$10,000 to $14,999
  • 33$15,000 to $19,999
  • 26$20,000 to $24,999
  • 44$25,000 to $29,999
  • 63$30,000 to $34,999
  • 25$35,000 to $39,999
  • 31$40,000 to $44,999
  • 23$45,000 to $49,999
  • 23$50,000 to $59,999
  • 32$60,000 to $74,999
  • 128$75,000 to $99,999
  • 39$100,000 to $124,999
  • 17$125,000 to $149,999
  • 2$150,000 to $199,999
  • 7$200,000 or more
  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 37872

  • Estimate of home value of owner-occupied houses/condos in 2019 in zip code 37872
  • 7Less than $10,000
  • 10$15,000 to $19,999
  • 12$20,000 to $24,999
  • 7$25,000 to $29,999
  • 36$35,000 to $39,999
  • 22$40,000 to $49,999
  • 18$50,000 to $59,999
  • 24$60,000 to $69,999
  • 78$70,000 to $79,999
  • 7$80,000 to $89,999
  • 17$90,000 to $99,999
  • 71$100,000 to $124,999
  • 31$125,000 to $149,999
  • 38$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1$175,000 to $199,999
  • 51$200,000 to $249,999
  • 48$250,000 to $299,999
  • 13$300,000 to $399,999
  • 8$500,000 to $749,999
  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 37872

  • Rent paid by renters in 2019 in zip code 37872
  • 1$300 to $349
  • 6$350 to $399
  • 21$400 to $449
  • 14$450 to $499
  • 2$500 to $549
  • 4$600 to $649
  • 2$1,000 to $1,249
  • 24No cash rent

Median gross rent in 2019: $664.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2019 for:

  • White Non-Hispanic householders: $119,604

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $109,801
37872:

$109,801
Tennessee:

$191,900
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $70,972 - $172,297

Mean price in 2019:

Detached houses: $141,012
Here:

$141,012
State:

$260,661

Mobile homes: $84,151
Here:

$84,151
State:

$90,685
Owners and renters by unit type in zip code 37872
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 612
  • 3 or 4: 13
  • Mobile homes: 205

Unemployment: 5.3%

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 37872

  • Means of transportation to work in zip code 37872
  • 83.6%522Drove a car alone
  • 10.4%65Carpooled
  • 3.0%19Walked
  • 0.8%5Other means
  • 1.4%9Worked at home
  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 37872

  • Travel time to work (commute) in zip code 37872
  • 42Less than 5 minutes
  • 225 to 9 minutes
  • 4310 to 14 minutes
  • 5515 to 19 minutes
  • 11620 to 24 minutes
  • 1925 to 29 minutes
  • 8330 to 34 minutes
  • 635 to 39 minutes
  • 1740 to 44 minutes
  • 8745 to 59 minutes
  • 9260 to 89 minutes
  • 2490 or more minutes

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 53.8%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 1,646
  • Male householders: 311 (31 living alone), Female householders: 332 (116 living alone)
  • 365 spouses (365 opposite-sex spouses), 67 unmarried partners, (64 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 344 children (296 natural, 47 adopted, 2 stepchildren), 132 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 14 parents, 0 foster children, 27 other relatives, 62 non-relatives

Size of family households: 218 2-persons, 73 3-persons, 92 4-persons, 35 5-persons, 21 6-persons, 13 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 147 1-person, 33 2-persons, 7 3-persons

139 married couples with children.
106 single-parent households (106 women).

98.5% of residents of 37872 zip code speak English at home.
0.1% of residents speak Spanish at home (100% very well).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% very well, 31% well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 3 (0.2%)
(100.0% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

0.2%
Whole state:

5.5%
Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents
  • 100%Bolivia
Most common first ancestries reported in 37872
  • 49%American
  • 13%English
  • 7%German
  • 3%Irish
  • 2%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%Swedish
  • 0%Brazilian
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 32010 or later
  • 02000 to 2009
  • 01990 to 1999
  • 9Before 1990

Zip code 37872 topographic map

Facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

  • DIXIE SHAMROCK OIL AND GAS, INC. (SHEPHERD BRANCH OIL FIELD in SUNBRIGHT, TN)
    (Integrated Compliance Information System) - ICIS-04-1996-0382, FORMAL ENFORCEMENT ACTION
    Business SIC classification: OIL AND GAS FIELD EXPLORATION SERVICES

Zip code 37872 marital status for males
Zip code 37872 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 13.2%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9.1%

Most commonly used house heating fuel
  • 69.7%Utility gas
  • 20.8%Electricity
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.1%Other fuel
  • 1.3%Wood

Population in 1990: 2,210.

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 1,184
  • Northeast: 52
  • Midwest: 187
  • South: 139
  • West: 64

65% of the 37872 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 64% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Tennessee.

96% of the 37872 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 27% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 80% moved from different county within same state.

Year householders moved into unit in Sunbright, TN (37872)

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7
Here:

4.5%
Tennessee:

13.6%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school):
Here:

0.0%
Tennessee:

13.9%
Students in private undergraduate colleges:
Here:

0.0%
Tennessee:

23.1%
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Class of Workers in 2019
Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months
  • Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)
  • 68,863Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations
  • 65,684Law enforcement workers including supervisors
  • 63,752Construction and extraction occupations
  • 46,258Production occupations
  • 41,818Education, training, and library occupations
  • 27,626Management occupations

Top industries in this zip code by the number of employees in 2005:

  • Information: Wired Telecommunications Carriers (50-99 employees: 1 establishment)
  • Construction: Site Preparation Contractors (20-49: 1)
  • Construction: Electrical Contractors (5-9: 1)
  • Administrative and Support and Waste Management and Remediation Services: Landscaping Services (5-9: 1)
  • Construction: Painting and Wall Covering Contractors (1-4: 2)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Fatal accident statistics in 2013:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 1
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 1
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 17. The highest number of fire incidents - 28 took place in 2007, and the least - 3 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Zip Code 37872 When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (45.1%), and Structure Fires (42.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Zip Code 37872
    • 12045.1%Outside Fires
    • 11342.5%Structure Fires
    • 2910.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 41.5%Other

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for zip code 37872, Tennessee

Most common first names in zip code 37872 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William1672.6 years
James1570.4 years
John1576.9 years
Robert668.0 years
Thomas680.2 years
Charlie583.4 years
Edward576.2 years
Mary572.4 years
Minnie581.0 years
Ruth574.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 37872 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Hamby1774.6 years
Jones1775.2 years
Galloway1573.5 years
Shannon1575.1 years
Freels1475.7 years
Davis1376.7 years
Young1180.4 years
Brown1173.3 years
England1074.0 years
Webb970.3 years
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