37874 Zip Code Detailed Profile




City: Sweetwater, TN (8.38%)
Counties: Monroe County, TN (70.60%), McMinn County, TN (20.60%), Loudon County, TN (8.80%)
Estimated zip code population in 2013: 13,509
Zip code population in 2010: 14,979
Zip code population in 2000: 13,141

Houses and condos: 6,101
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,490
% of renters here:

28%
State:

34%
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in zip code 37874: 80.5 (low, U.S. average is 100)

Land area: 101.7 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population density: 133 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

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Real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2013:
This zip code:

0.6% ($595)
Tennessee:

0.7% ($1,049)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $587 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $611 (0.7%)

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Males: 6,753  (50.0%)
Females: 6,756  (50.0%)

For population 25 years and over in 37874:

For population 15 years and over in 37874:

Zip code 37874 compared to state average:

  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
  • Races in zip code 37874

  • Zip code 37874 races chart
    • 13,382White population
    • 622Black population
    • 49American Indian population
    • 87Asian population
    • 2Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander population
    • 5Some other race population
    • 214Two or more races population
    • 618Hispanic or Latino population

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Urban population: 5,089
Rural population: 8,419

Estimated median house/condo value in 2013: $105,600
37874:

$105,600
Tennessee:

$140,300



According to our research of Tennessee and other state lists there were 29 registered sex offenders living in 37874 zip code as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in zip code 37874 to the number of sex offenders is 505 to 1.
The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this zip code is near the state average.


Median resident age:
This zip code:

43.5 years
Tennessee median age:

38.5 years
Average household size:
This zip code:

2.5 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Averages for the 2012 tax year for zip code 37874, filed in 2013:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2012: $39,617 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$39,617
State:

$53,767

Salary/wage: $34,996 (reported on 85.5% of returns)
Here:

$34,996
State:

$45,421
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 76.3% for AGIs below $25k, 82.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 81.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 78.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 73.3% for AGIs $100k-200k, 41.7% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,527 (reported on 20.9% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,527
Tennessee:

$1,732
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.1% for AGIs below $25k, 0.7% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.7% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Ordinary dividends: $2,873 (reported on 8.6% of returns)
Here:

$2,873
State:

$6,739
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.3% for AGIs $75k-100k, 0.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 1.3% for AGIs over 200k)

Net capital gain/loss in AGI: +$6,122 (reported on 7.6% of returns)
Here:

+$6,122
State:

+$19,082
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 9.4% for AGIs over 200k)

Profit/loss from business: +$14,939 (reported on 13.6% of returns)
Here:

+$14,939
State:

+$15,240
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.4% for AGIs below $25k, 3.1% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 13.7% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Taxable individual retirement arrangement distribution: $12,743 (reported on 7.3% of returns)
37874:

$12,743
Tennessee:

$15,505
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.9% for AGIs below $25k, 2.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.9% for AGIs $100k-200k)

Total itemized deductions: $18,391 (23% of AGI, reported on 14.8% of returns)
Here:

$18,391
State:

$21,976

Here:

22.6% of AGI
State:

17.8% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 4.3% for AGIs below $25k, 6.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 6.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.0% for AGIs $75k-100k, 8.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 6.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Charity contributions: $5,373 (reported on 10.6% of returns)
Here:

$5,373
State:

$6,709
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 0.9% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.7% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.5% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.8% for AGIs over 200k)

Taxes paid: $3,515 (reported on 14.3% of returns)
37874:

$3,515
State:

$4,829
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.6% for AGIs below $25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.2% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 1.8% for AGIs $100k-200k, 2.0% for AGIs over 200k)

Earned income credit: $2,378 (reported on 27.4% of returns)
Here:

$2,378
State:

$2,404
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.5% for AGIs below $25k, 1.5% for AGIs $25k-50k)

Averages for the 2004 tax year for zip code 37874, filed in 2005:

Average Adjusted Gross Income (AGI) in 2004: $32,596 (Individual Income Tax Returns)
Here:

$32,596
State:

$44,088

Salary/wage: $30,327 (reported on 86.7% of returns)
Here:

$30,327
State:

$38,825
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 156.0% for AGIs below $10k, 80.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 87.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 87.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 79.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 53.3% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable interest for individuals: $1,602 (reported on 29.3% of returns)
This zip code:

$1,602
Tennessee:

$1,802
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 5.6% for AGIs below $10k, 1.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 1.0% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.8% for AGIs $50k-75k, 1.4% for AGIs $75k-100k, 2.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Taxable dividends: $3,680 (reported on 10.3% of returns)
Here:

$3,680
State:

$3,727
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 2.0% for AGIs below $10k, 0.5% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.4% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.5% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.1% for AGIs over 100k)

Net capital gain/loss: +$8,355 (reported on 8.7% of returns)
Here:

+$8,355
State:

+$15,776
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 1.6% for AGIs below $10k, 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.0% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.8% for AGIs $75k-100k, 7.9% for AGIs over 100k)

Profit/loss from business: +$10,378 (reported on 16.0% of returns)
Here:

+$10,378
State:

+$12,882
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 20.2% for AGIs below $10k, 6.3% for AGIs $10k-25k, 2.5% for AGIs $25k-50k, 3.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 3.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.6% for AGIs over 100k)

IRA payment deduction: $2,769 (reported on 1.9% of returns)
37874:

$2,769
Tennessee:

$2,934
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.1% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 0.1% for AGIs $50k-75k, 0.4% for AGIs $75k-100k)

Self-employed pension: $23,684 (reported on 0.3% of returns)
Here:

$23,684
Tennessee:

$16,857

Total itemized deductions: $17,484 (25% of AGI, reported on 14.5% of returns)
Here:

$17,484
State:

$18,035

Here:

25.2% of AGI
State:

19.9% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 8.6% for AGIs below $10k, 4.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 7.3% for AGIs $25k-50k, 7.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 9.5% for AGIs $75k-100k, 10.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Charity contributions deductions: $5,386 (7% of AGI, reported on 11.1% of returns)
Here:

$5,386
State:

$5,167

Here:

6.9% of AGI
State:

5.3% of AGI
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 0.5% for AGIs below $10k, 0.6% for AGIs $10k-25k, 0.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 1.7% for AGIs $50k-75k, 2.6% for AGIs $75k-100k, 4.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Total tax: $4,322 (reported on 70.2% of returns)
37874:

$4,322
State:

$7,482
(% of AGI for various income ranges: 6.3% for AGIs below $10k, 3.8% for AGIs $10k-25k, 6.2% for AGIs $25k-50k, 8.6% for AGIs $50k-75k, 10.9% for AGIs $75k-100k, 19.6% for AGIs over 100k)

Earned income credit: $1,830 (reported on 24.7% of returns)
Here:

$1,830
State:

$1,826

Percentage of individuals using paid preparers for their 2004 taxes: 65.1%
Here:

65%
State:

60%
(% for various income ranges: 59.6% for AGIs below $10k, 64.0% for AGIs $10k-25k, 66.8% for AGIs $25k-50k, 68.3% for AGIs $50k-75k, 68.1% for AGIs $75k-100k, 81.2% for AGIs over 100k)

Estimated median household income in 2013:
This zip code:

$39,303
Tennessee:

$44,297
Sweetwater, TN (37874) map Nearest zip codes: 37846, 37826, 37354, 37774, 37329, 37763.
Percentage of family households:
This zip code:

53.4%
Tennessee:

50.2%
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This zip code:

2.8%
Tennessee:

5.4%
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)

Household received Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 993
Household did not receive Food Stamps/SNAP in the past 12 months: 4,302


Women who had a birth in the past 12 months: 122 (75 now married, 47 unmarried)
Women who did not have a birth in the past 12 months: 2,962 (1,893 now married, 1,069 unmarried)


Housing units in zip code 37874 with a mortgage: 2,432 (72 second mortgage, 232 home equity loan, 27 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,373

Median monthly owner costs for units with a mortgage: $928
Median monthly owner costs for units without a mortgage: S320

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

16.8%
Whole state:

17.8%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2013:
This zip code:

10.4%
Whole state:

10.0%
Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.4
Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

5.0
State:

4.5
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  • Notable locations in zip code 37874: Gilman Switch (A), Sweetwater Industrial Park (B), Christianburg Fire Department (C), Sweetwater Fire Department Station 1 (D), Sweetwater Public Library (E), Sweetwater City Hall (F), Sweetwater Fire Department Station 2 (G), North Monroe Volunteer Fire Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Churches in zip code 37874 include: Fenders Church (A), Sweetwater United Methodist Church (B), Sweetwater Church of the Nazarene (C), Sweetwater Church of God (D), Sweetwater Church of Christ (E), Place for the Gospel Baptist Church (F), Outpost Mission Church (G), North Sweetwater Baptist Church (H), Mount Bethel Baptist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Cemeteries: Sweetwater Valley Memorial Park (1), Taylor Cemetery (2), Jones Cemetery (3), West View Cemetery (4), Greenbriar Cemetery (5), Burton Cemetery (6), Richardson Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Reservoirs: C A Waymier Lake (A), Sweetwater Creek Project Lake (B), Ballard Mill Lead Mine Pond (C), Craighead Lake (D), Sweetwater Creek Watershed Number Sixteen Reservoir (E), Sweetwater Creek Watershed Number One Reservoir (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

    Streams, rivers, and creeks: Florida Branch (A), Greasy Branch (B), Cherry Branch (C), Burton Branch (D), Pond Creek (E), Mud Creek (F), Turkeypen Branch (G), Red Branch (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Year house built

  • 322010 or later
  • 9192000 to 2009
  • 1,3061990 to 1999
  • 1,0021980 to 1989
  • 1,0251970 to 1979
  • 4431960 to 1969
  • 5601950 to 1959
  • 2181940 to 1949
  • 5961939 or earlier

Zip code 37874 satellite photo by USGS

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Sweetwater, TN (37874)

  • 0no bedroom
  • 921 bedroom
  • 7802 bedrooms
  • 2,1603 bedrooms
  • 6414 bedrooms
  • 1325+ bedrooms

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Sweetwater, TN (37874)

  • 73no bedroom
  • 2331 bedroom
  • 5482 bedrooms
  • 5403 bedrooms
  • 874 bedrooms
  • 95+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied

Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater, TN (37874) in owner-occupied houses/condos

  • 114no vehicle
  • 6991 vehicle
  • 1,7282 vehicles
  • 1,0213 vehicles
  • 1494 vehicles
  • 945+ vehicles

Cars and other vehicles available in Sweetwater, TN (37874) in renter-occupied apartments

  • 187no vehicle
  • 6181 vehicle
  • 5892 vehicles
  • 193 vehicles
  • 444 vehicles
  • 335+ vehicles

Median gross rent in 2013: $593.


Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2013: $129,848.

Estimated median house (or condo) value in 2013 for:


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $105,600
37874:

$105,600
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $66,400 - $165,400

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Housing units in structures:


Unemployment: 13.8%

Percentage of zip code residents living and working in this county: 50.1%

Household type by relationship:

Households: 13,316

Size of family households: 1,744 2-persons, 953 3-persons, 863 4-persons, 215 5-persons, 52 6-persons, 39 7-or-more-persons

Size of nonfamily households: 1,297 1-person, 91 2-persons, 41 3-persons

1,871 married couples with children.
753 single-parent households (137 men, 616 women).

96.2% of residents of 37874 zip code speak English at home.
2.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (38% very well, 26% well, 31% not well, 5% not at all).
0.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (100% very well).
0.5% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (76% very well, 24% well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% very well).

Foreign born population: 298 (2.2%)
(12.1% of them are naturalized citizens)
This zip code:

2.2%
Whole state:

4.7%

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents

  • 50%Mexico
  • 22%Cuba
  • 10%Malaysia
  • 10%Nicaragua
  • 4%Germany
  • 4%Hungary

Most common first ancestries reported in 37874 (%)

  • 28%American
  • 21%Other groups
  • 8%German
  • 6%Irish
  • 6%English
  • 3%Scotch-Irish
  • 1%Italian

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 02010 or later
  • 1342000 to 2009
  • 131990 to 1999
  • 218Before 1990

Zip code 37874 topographic map

Major facilities with environmental interests located in this zip code:

Fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 37874:

All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in zip code 37874

Zip code 37874 marital status for males
Zip code 37874 marital status for females

Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1.4%
Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 7.4%

Most commonly used house heating fuel

  • 66%Electricity
  • 23%Utility gas
  • 8%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2%Wood
  • 1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Population in 1990: 11,415. Population change in the 1990s: +1,726 (+15.1%).

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


55% of the 37874 zip code residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 46% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 50% lived in Tennessee.

86% of the 37874 zip code residents lived in the same house 1 year ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 49% moved from this county.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 32% moved from different county within same state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 19% moved from different state.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 1% moved from abroad.

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 91
Here:

6.5%
Tennessee:

12.2%
Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 70
Here:

7.8%
Tennessee:

12.7%
Students in private undergraduate colleges: 83
Here:

25.5%
Tennessee:

22.4%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Class of Workers (%)

Occupation by median earnings in the past 12 months ($)

  • 88,695Computer and mathematical occupations
  • 66,850Management occupations
  • 55,139Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations
  • 45,795Architecture and engineering occupations
  • 43,036Community and social service occupations
  • 41,868Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations

Companies with federal contracts located in this zip code:

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


Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

People in group quarters in 2010:

  • 175 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities

People in group quarters in 2000:

  • 176 people in nursing homes
  • 27 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 5 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Fatal accident statistics in 2011:

  • Fatal accident count: 1
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 2
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 0
  • Fatalities: 2
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 3
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0

Fatal accident statistics in 2010:

  • Fatal accident count: 5
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 9
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 1
  • Fatalities: 5
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 21
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 0
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$150,69015$119,23861$135,8117$60,3496$36,0277$59,996
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$07$87,5230$00$04$42,615
APPLICATIONS DENIED1$112,4005$66,20631$159,7392$8,0300$09$58,054
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$138,3402$196,39512$148,9441$187,7501$51,8802$75,965
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$137,1100$01$112,4000$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0607.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 full and 2 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$122,2852$176,6350$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED2$210,6000$01$234,690
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$129,7000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0607.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in zip code 37874 among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James12572.0 years
William9974.1 years
John9777.0 years
Mary9578.1 years
Charles7171.0 years
Robert6569.2 years
Margaret4375.1 years
George3571.8 years
Fred3477.2 years
Thomas2773.8 years
Most common last names in zip code 37874 among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith5671.8 years
Johnson4573.0 years
Thompson4477.0 years
Miller3972.0 years
Stephens3575.1 years
Moore3070.7 years
Brown2976.8 years
Thomas2875.1 years
Upton2877.5 years
Wilson2775.6 years
Businesses in zip code 37874
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Burger King1MasterBrand Cabinets1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Days Inn1Quality1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx2Subway1
Ford1Taco Bell1
H&R Block2U-Haul1
Jones New York2U.S. Cellular1
KFC1UPS2
Kmart1Walgreens1

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