Biltmore, Tennessee

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Population in July 2007: 5,766.
Males: 2,876  (49.9%)
Females: 2,890  (50.1%)
Median resident age:

37.7 years
Tennessee median age:

35.9 years

Zip code: 37643

Estimated median household income in 2017: $36,593 (it was $27,444 in 2000)
Biltmore:

$36,593
TN:

$51,340

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,612 (it was $14,987 in 2000)

Biltmore CCD income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $110,233 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Biltmore:

$110,233
TN:

$167,500

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $145,550; detached houses: $163,071; townhouses or other attached units: $97,024; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $131,719; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $105,763; mobile homes: $60,666; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $101,227
March 2019 cost of living index in Biltmore: 82.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Biltmore, TN (2000)
    • 5,43797.8%White alone
    • 450.8%Hispanic
    • 400.7%Two or more races
    • 180.3%Black alone
    • 140.3%Asian alone
    • 50.09%American Indian alone
    • 20.04%Other race alone

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

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Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1600 feet

Land area: 24.7 square miles.

Population density: 233 people per square mile   (very low).

Biltmore, Tennessee map
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Biltmore CCD:

0.6% ($360)
Tennessee:

0.8% ($715)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (7.9 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Charlotte, NC (112.8 miles , pop. 540,828).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (459.9 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Elizabethton, TN (1.5 miles ),
Watauga, TN (1.7 miles ),
Hunter, TN (2.2 miles ),
Central, TN (2.2 miles ),
Pine Crest, TN (2.5 miles ),
Bluff City, TN (2.6 miles ),
Bluff City-Piney Flats, TN (2.6 miles ),
Johnson City, TN (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 36.37 N, Longitude: 82.24 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 423

Distribution of median household income in Biltmore, TN in 2017
Biltmore satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.1%
Tennessee:

3.3%
Most common industries in Biltmore, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.3%)
  • Construction (10.7%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.8%)
  • Metal & metal products (5.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
  • Public administration (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (7.7%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.5%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.5%)
  • Machinery (4.0%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.6%)
  • Educational services (12.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.9%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.0%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.5%)
Most common occupations in Biltmore, TN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (3.7%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (10.7%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.3%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (6.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (4.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Registered nurses (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.8%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.8%)

Average climate in Biltmore, Tennessee

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Biltmore, Tennessee average temperatures Biltmore, Tennessee average precipitation Biltmore, Tennessee humidity Biltmore, Tennessee wind speed Biltmore, Tennessee snowfall Biltmore, Tennessee sunshine Biltmore, Tennessee clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 64.0. This is about average.

City:

64.0
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.3. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.3
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 7.25. This is about average. Closest monitor was 16.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

7.25
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2008 was 0.0520. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0520
U.S.:

0.0098

Tornado activity:

Biltmore-area historical tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 69% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1980, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 13.3 miles away from the Biltmore place center injured 12 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1974, a category F3 tornado 37.6 miles away from the place center killed one person and injured 4 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Biltmore-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 157.8 miles away from Biltmore center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.1 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 173.4 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 56.3 miles away from the city center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 60.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 152.2 miles away from Biltmore center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Carter County (10) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 6, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Hospitals and medical centers near Biltmore:

  • SYCAMORE SHOALS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 2 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • IVY HALL NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 2 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • AMEDISYS HOME HEALTH CARE (Home Health Center, about 3 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • HERMITAGE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • HILLVIEW HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • PINE RIDGE CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • PINE RIDGE HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; ELIZABETHTON, TN)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Biltmore:

  • East Tennessee State University (about 9 miles; Johnson City, TN; Full-time enrollment: 12,774)
  • Northeast State Community College (about 13 miles; Blountville, TN; FT enrollment: 4,480)
  • King University (about 16 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Tusculum College (about 33 miles; Greeneville, TN; FT enrollment: 2,070)
  • Appalachian State University (about 33 miles; Boone, NC; FT enrollment: 17,362)
  • Western Piedmont Community College (about 55 miles; Morganton, NC; FT enrollment: 2,205)
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute (about 56 miles; Hudson, NC; FT enrollment: 3,636)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Biltmore: Camp Ta-Pa-Win-Go (A), Watauga Lake Shelter (B), Carter County Landfill (C), Watauga Steam Plant (D), Watauga Volunteer Fire Department Station 1 (E), Watauga Volunteer Fire Department Station 2 (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Biltmore include: Slagle Church (A), Beulah Church (B), Borderview Church (C), Brick Church (D), Fairview Church (E), Harmony Church (F), Keenburg Church (G), Northside Church (H), Mount View Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Scott Cemetery (1), Vaughn Cemetery (2), Range Cemetery (3), Scalf Cemetery (4), Reynolds Cemetery (5), Range Cemetery (6), Old Slagle Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Rocky Branch (A), Slagle Branch (B), Stout Branch (C), Big Arm Branch (D), Campbell Branch (E), Chambers Branch (F), Davis Branch (G), Doe River (H), Ellis Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Carter County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.4 people
Tennessee:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

57.4%
Whole state:

69.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

5.0%
Whole state:

4.2%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

16.9%
Whole state:

13.5%
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This place:

5.7%
Whole state:

5.8%

For population 15 years and over in Biltmore:

Marital status in Biltmore, TN
  • Never married: 16.9%
  • Now married: 61.7%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

For population 25 years and over in Biltmore:

  • High school or higher: 66.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.2%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.3 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Tennessee average:

13.3

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Biltmore, TN (based on Carter County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant24,745100
Mainline Protestant1,81713
Catholic2101
Black Protestant1181
Other11
None30,533-
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: 8
Here:

1.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Carter County:

0.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 29
This county:

4.90 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 25
Carter County:

4.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

11.9%
State:

11.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

32.0%
Tennessee:

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

11.2%
State:

13.5%

7.01% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($34,410 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.01%
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 Washington County, TN  2.71% ($29,071 average AGI)
from Sullivan County, TN  0.82% ($35,688)
from Unicoi County, TN  0.30% ($29,298)


6.56% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($32,508 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.56%
Tennessee average:

6.65%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Washington County, TN  2.92% ($32,290 average AGI)
to Sullivan County, TN  0.81% ($32,948)
to Unicoi County, TN  0.27% ($33,824)

Strongest AM radio stations in Biltmore:

  • WHHQ (1520 AM; daytime; 1 kW; ELIZABETHTON, TN)
  • WBEJ (1240 AM; 1 kW; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: CB RADIO, INC.)
  • WGOC (640 AM; 10 kW; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WPWT (870 AM; daytime; 10 kW; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: INFORMATION COMMUNICATIONS CORP.)
  • WETB (790 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MOUNTAIN SIGNALS, INC.)
  • WHGG (1090 AM; daytime; 10 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIO)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKTP (1590 AM; 10 kW; JONESBOROUGH, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJCW (910 AM; 5 kW; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFHG (980 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WFGW (1010 AM; 50 kW; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WBCV (1550 AM; 5 kW; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WKIN (1320 AM; 5 kW; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Strongest FM radio stations in Biltmore:

  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • W214AP (90.7 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WQUT (101.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WTFM (98.5 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WECR-FM (102.3 FM; BEECH MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: RONDINARO BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WZJS (100.7 FM; BANNER ELK, NC; Owner: HIGHLAND COMMUNICATIONS ASSOCIATES, LLC)
  • WRZK (95.9 FM; COLONIAL HEIGHTS, TN; Owner: MURRAY COMMUNICATIONS)
  • WMIT (106.9 FM; BLACK MOUNTAIN, NC; Owner: BLUE RIDGE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WNCW (88.7 FM; SPINDALE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WCSK (90.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: KINGSPORT CITY SCHOOLS BD. OF EDUC .)
  • W285DG (104.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • W225AA (92.9 FM; BOONE, NC; Owner: ISOTHERMAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE)
  • WKOS (104.9 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAEZ (94.9 FM; GREENEVILLE, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WAXM (93.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • W223AA (92.5 FM; BIG STONE GAP, VA; Owner: VALLEY BROADCASTING, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Biltmore:

  • WCYB-TV (Channel 5; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: APPALACHIAN BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WOPI-CA (Channel 9; BRISTOL,VA/KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WKPT-TV (Channel 19; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WJHL-TV (Channel 11; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAPK-CA (Channel 36; BRISTOL,VA/KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WASV-TV (Channel 62; ASHEVILLE, NC; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SOUTH CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WKPT-LP (Channel 25; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORP.)
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Biltmore, TN
  • 71.2%Electricity
  • 11.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 9.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.6%Wood
  • 1.7%Utility gas
  • 1.6%Coal or coke
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Biltmore, TN
  • 68.0%Electricity
  • 19.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 8.9%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.2%Wood
  • 0.9%Utility gas


Biltmore compared to Tennessee state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Biltmore on our top lists:

  • #6 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: judges, magistrates, and other judicial workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: extraction workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #9 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: motor vehicle operators except bus and truck drivers (population 5,000+)"
  • #11 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: metal workers and plastic workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: wood products (population 5,000+)"
  • #27 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: supervisors of transportation and material moving workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: special education teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: electrical equipment, appliances, and components (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and home furnishing merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: paper (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: electronic shopping and mail-order houses (population 5,000+)"
  • #39 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: petroleum and coal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: furniture and related product manufacturing (population 5,000+)"
  • #47 on the list of "Top 100 least racially diverse cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metal and metal products (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: metals and minerals, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in industries: recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for Romney (Republican) in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
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