Tazewell, Virginia

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Population in 2019: 4,141 (88% urban, 12% rural).
Population change since 2000: -1.5%
 
Males: 1,946  (47.0%)
Females: 2,195  (53.0%)
Median resident age:

46.0 years
Virginia median age:

38.5 years

Zip codes: 24651.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $45,742 (it was $28,510 in 2000)
Tazewell:

$45,742
VA:

$76,456

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $25,350 (it was $15,468 in 2000)

Tazewell town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $126,264 (it was $65,800 in 2000)
Tazewell:

$126,264
VA:

$288,800

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $149,622; detached houses: $151,254; townhouses or other attached units: $216,877; mobile homes: $64,752

Median gross rent in 2019: $657.

March 2019 cost of living index in Tazewell: 76.8 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 16.6%
(17.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.9% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 58.1% for American Indian residents)
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  • Races in Tazewell, VA (2019)
    • 3,59083.7%White alone
    • 46910.9%Black alone
    • 1072.5%Two or more races
    • 441.0%Hispanic
    • 290.7%American Indian alone
    • 80.2%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Virginia and other state lists, there were 54 registered sex offenders living in Tazewell, Virginia as of May 07, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Tazewell is 84 to 1.


Crime rates in Tazewell by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.2)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(45.0)
2
(45.8)
2
(46.9)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.4)
2
(42.7)
1
(21.6)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.1)
2
(45.1)
4
(91.4)
1
(23.1)
1
(23.9)
3
(72.5)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
1
(22.5)
1
(22.9)
1
(23.4)
1
(23.5)
1
(23.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
6
(134.9)
9
(206.0)
9
(210.9)
4
(94.2)
6
(140.1)
2
(42.7)
6
(129.3)
6
(133.1)
3
(66.4)
2
(45.1)
8
(182.7)
2
(46.3)
5
(119.5)
5
(120.8)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
15
(337.2)
21
(480.7)
11
(257.7)
18
(423.8)
23
(537.1)
15
(320.4)
56
(1,207)
14
(310.6)
15
(331.8)
8
(180.2)
28
(639.6)
8
(185.2)
10
(238.9)
10
(241.5)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
90
(2,023)
74
(1,694)
65
(1,523)
71
(1,672)
103
(2,405)
82
(1,751)
86
(1,853)
69
(1,531)
63
(1,393)
47
(1,059)
51
(1,165)
38
(879.6)
21
(501.8)
44
(1,063)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
11
(247.3)
3
(68.7)
3
(70.3)
2
(47.1)
1
(23.4)
3
(64.1)
2
(43.1)
3
(66.6)
3
(66.4)
1
(22.5)
1
(22.8)
2
(46.3)
4
(95.6)
4
(96.6)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(23.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.6)
1
(22.2)
1
(22.1)
0
(0.0)
1
(22.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index194.0191.6171.3126.2236.1140.3205.2121.6115.2108.6202.879.687.5197.6

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Tazewell, VA

Crime rate in Tazewell detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 16 (15 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.62
Virginia average:

2.27
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Ancestries: American (26.7%), Irish (18.7%), English (6.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.8%), British (3.0%), Norwegian (2.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1866

Elevation: 2519 feet

Land area: 4.04 square miles.

Population density: 1,024 people per square mile   (low).

Tazewell, Virginia map

32 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.7%
Virginia:

12.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $965 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $774 (0.6%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johnson City, TN (72.4 miles , pop. 55,469).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Greensboro, NC (119.0 miles , pop. 223,891).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (397.7 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Gratton, VA (2.4 miles ),
Springville, VA (2.8 miles ),
Cucumber, WV (3.5 miles),
Berwind, WV (3.6 miles ),
Cedar Bluff, VA (3.7 miles ),
Claypool Hill, VA (3.7 miles ),
War, WV (3.9 miles ),
Anawalt, WV (3.9 miles )

Latitude: 37.13 N, Longitude: 81.52 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +807 (+18.8%)
Workers who live and work in this town: 645 (45.6%)

Area code: 276

Distribution of median household income in Tazewell, VA in 2019
Distribution of house value in Tazewell, VA in 2019
Tazewell satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.4%
Virginia:

4.6%
Historical population in Tazewell, VA
Historical housing units in Tazewell, VA
Most common industries in Tazewell, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.8%)
  • Educational services (9.9%)
  • Public administration (8.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Construction (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (8.8%)
  • Mining, quarrying, oil & gas extraction (8.1%)
  • Public administration (7.8%)
  • Educational services (7.7%)
  • Rail transportation (6.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.8%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (21.8%)
  • Educational services (11.8%)
  • Public administration (9.1%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (6.4%)
Most common occupations in Tazewell, VA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.8%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (3.5%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.5%)
  • Registered nurses (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.3%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.8%)
  • Registered nurses (6.5%)
  • Cashiers (6.1%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (5.2%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.7%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (4.4%)

Average climate in Tazewell, Virginia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tazewell, Virginia environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.3. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 19.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.2
U.S.:

33.3

Earthquake activity:

Tazewell-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Virginia state average. It is 1% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/9/2020 at 12:07:37, a magnitude 5.1 (5.1 MW, Depth: 4.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 50.9 miles away from Tazewell center
On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi) earthquake occurred 203.9 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 152.2 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, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 22.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB) earthquake occurred 25.2 miles away from Tazewell center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 24.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Tazewell County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 8, Floods: 7, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 2, Snowstorms: 2, Tornadoes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Tazewell topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Tazewell:

  • CARILION TAZEWELL COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 141 BEN BOLT AVENUE)
  • INTERIM HEALTHCARE OF CEDAR BLUFF (557 W MAIN STREET, SUITE 4)
  • TAZEWELL COMM HOSPITAL HHC (141 BEN BOLT AVENUE)
  • HERITAGE HALL HEALTH CARE (121 BEN BOLT AVENUE)
  • HERITAGE HALL TAZEWELL (121 BEN BOLT AVENUE)

Airports located in Tazewell:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tazewell:

  • Wytheville Community College (about 28 miles; Wytheville, VA; Full-time enrollment: 2,193)
  • Concord University (about 35 miles; Athens, WV; FT enrollment: 2,698)
  • New River Community College (about 46 miles; Dublin, VA; FT enrollment: 3,007)
  • New River Community and Technical College (about 49 miles; Beckley, WV; FT enrollment: 2,234)
  • King University (about 52 miles; Bristol, TN; FT enrollment: 2,472)
  • Radford University (about 54 miles; Radford, VA; FT enrollment: 9,426)
  • Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (about 61 miles; Blacksburg, VA; FT enrollment: 30,984)

Public high school in Tazewell:

  • TAZEWELL HIGH (Students: 673, Location: 167 COSBY BLVD, Grades: 9-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Tazewell:

  • TAZEWELL ELEM (Students: 633, Location: 175 PARKVIEW DRIVE, Grades: PK-5)
  • TAZEWELL MIDDLE (Students: 505, Location: 367 HOPE STREET, Grades: 6-8)
See full list of schools located in Tazewell

Library in Tazewell:

  • TAZEWELL COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $947,309; Location: 310 E. MAIN STREET; 102,735 books; 21,905 e-books; 2,036 audio materials; 5,158 video materials; 4 local licensed databases; 18 state licensed databases; 151 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Tazewell: Tazewell County Public Library (A), Tazewell County Administration Building (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Tazewell include: Gospel Tabernacle (A), Mountain View Church (B), Fincastle Baptist Church (C), Main Street United Methodist Church (D), Tazewell Christian Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Watts Cemetery (1), Maplewood Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whitley Branch (A), South Fork Clinch River (B), North Fork Clinch River (C), Cavitts Creek (D), Lincolnshire Branch (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Higginbotham House Museum (Pisgah Road).

Birthplace of: Billy Baldwin (baseball) - Major League Baseball player, Kathryn Harrold - Film actor, Francis A. Hopkins - Politician, Fred M. Wilcox - Film director, Johnny Watson (baseball) - Baseball player.

Tazewell County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Virginia:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.4%
Whole state:

67.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

4.5%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
143 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
63 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Tazewell in 2000:

  • 226 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 197 people in nursing homes
  • 63 people in other group homes

Banks with branches in Tazewell (2011 data):

  • New Peoples Bank, Inc.: Tazewell Office Branch at 157 Tazewell Mall Circle, branch established on 2002/09/26. Info updated 2007/08/21: Bank assets: $781.6 mil, Deposits: $709.1 mil, headquarters in Honaker, VA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 28 total offices, Holding Company: New Peoples Bankshares, Inc.
  • Carter Bank & Trust: Tazewell Branch at 901 East Fincastle Turnpike, branch established on 2005/06/13. Info updated 2007/02/23: Bank assets: $3,970.4 mil, Deposits: $3,610.0 mil, headquarters in Martinsville, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 123 total offices
  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Tazewell Branch at Hillsboro & Market Sts, branch established on 1902/02/17. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • First Community Bank: East Riverside Branch at 643 East Riverside Drive, branch established on 1999/04/30. Info updated 2011/07/12: Bank assets: $2,144.1 mil, Deposits: $1,561.3 mil, headquarters in Bluefield, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 58 total offices, Holding Company: First Community Bancshares, Inc.
  • The National Bank of Blacksburg: Tazewell Main Street Branch at 309 East Main Street, branch established on 1889/09/01. Info updated 2006/06/01: Bank assets: $1,063.8 mil, Deposits: $919.4 mil, headquarters in Blacksburg, VA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 25 total offices, Holding Company: National Bankshares, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Tazewell:

Marital status in Tazewell, VA
  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 53.0%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 9.9%
  • Divorced: 13.5%

For population 25 years and over in Tazewell:

  • High school or higher: 88.4%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 25.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.1%
  • Unemployed: 20.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.1
Virginia average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Tazewell
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Tazewell, VA (based on Tazewell County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant9,57174
Mainline Protestant6,23158
Other9465
Catholic2143
Black Protestant531
None28,063-
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: 9
Tazewell County:

2.06 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Tazewell County:

0.69 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 2
Tazewell County:

0.46 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 43
Tazewell County:

9.83 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 15
This county:

3.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.9%
Virginia:

9.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Tazewell County:

30.0%
Virginia:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Tazewell County:

13.5%
Virginia:

18.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

48.7%
Virginia:

50.2%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Tazewell:

44.5%
State:

47.8%

Average BMI:
Tazewell:

29.7
State:

28.7

People feeling badly about themselves:
Tazewell:

18.4%
State:

20.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Tazewell:

13.9%
Virginia:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.6
Virginia:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

33.5%
State:

33.7%

General health condition:
This city:

53.1%
Virginia:

56.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Tazewell:

83.6%
Virginia:

80.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Tazewell, VA Residents

Tazewell government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $22,812,000 ($5508.81)
    Solid Waste Management: $5,792,000 ($1398.70)
    Police Protection: $1,356,000 ($327.46)
    Parks and Recreation: $298,000 ($71.96)
    Central Staff Services: $217,000 ($52.40)
    Sewerage: $80,000 ($19.32)
    Financial Administration: $60,000 ($14.49)
    Local Fire Protection: $31,000 ($7.49)
    General Public Buildings: $31,000 ($7.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $174,000 ($42.02)

Tazewell government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,376,000 ($332.29)
    Solid Waste Management: $381,000 ($92.01)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,297,000 ($313.21)
    Housing and Community Development: $20,000 ($4.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,376,000 ($332.29)
  • Tax - Property: $791,000 ($191.02)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $290,000 ($70.03)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $183,000 ($44.19)
    Public Utilities Sales: $51,000 ($12.32)
    Motor Vehicle License: $42,000 ($10.14)

Tazewell government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,360,000 ($1052.89)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,360,000 ($1052.89)

Tazewell government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $782,000 ($188.84)

3.96% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,184 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.96%
Virginia average:

9.50%

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 Mercer County, WV  0.88% ($42,453 average AGI)
from Buchanan County, VA  0.45% ($37,633)
from Russell County, VA  0.42% ($35,982)


5.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($47,602 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
Virginia average:

9.76%

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 Mercer County, WV  0.93% ($33,198 average AGI)
to Russell County, VA  0.46% ($39,984)
to Buchanan County, VA  0.28% ($30,579)
Businesses in Tazewell, VA
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Lane Furniture1
FedEx2Long John Silver's1
H&R Block1McDonald's1
Hardee's1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Tazewell:

  • WTZE (1470 AM; daytime; 5 kW; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WBDY (1190 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WYRV (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: FAITH CHRISTIAN MUSIC BROADCASTING MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WHIS (1440 AM; 5 kW; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WELC (1150 AM; daytime; 5 kW; WELCH, WV; Owner: POCAHONTAS BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WGTH (540 AM; 1 kW; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WXMY (1600 AM; daytime; 5 kW; SALTVILLE, VA; Owner: CONTINENTAL MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WTRU (830 AM; 50 kW; KERNERSVILLE, NC; Owner: TRUTH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WZAP (690 AM; 10 kW; BRISTOL, VA; Owner: RAM COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKNV (890 AM; daytime; 10 kW; FAIRLAWN, VA; Owner: POSITIVE RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WIWS (1070 AM; daytime; 10 kW; BECKLEY, WV; Owner: SOUTHERN COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WNRG (940 AM; 5 kW; GRUNDY, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA-KENTUCKY BROADCASTING CO., INC)
  • WHKY (1290 AM; 50 kW; HICKORY, NC; Owner: LONG COMMUNICATIONS, LLC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Tazewell:

  • WHQX (107.7 FM; CEDAR BLUFF, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKQY (100.1 FM; TAZEWELL, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMEV-FM (93.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: HOLSTON VALLEY BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WOLD-FM (102.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: EMERALD SOUND, INC.)
  • WHAJ (104.5 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WHKX (106.3 FM; BLUEFIELD, VA; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WKOY-FM (100.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: MONTEREY LICENSES, LLC)
  • WGTH-FM (105.5 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: HIGH KNOB BROADCASTERS, INC.)
  • WPIB (91.1 FM; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WSTG (95.9 FM; PRINCETON, WV; Owner: PRINCETON BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVTR (91.9 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: VIRGINIA TECH FOUNDATION INC)
  • WRIC-FM (100.7 FM; RICHLANDS, VA; Owner: PEGGY SUE BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WHCB (91.5 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: APPALACHIAN EDUC. COMMUNICATION CORP)
  • WCQR-FM (88.3 FM; KINGSPORT, TN; Owner: POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE RADIO, INC.)
  • WETS-FM (89.5 FM; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Owner: EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WXBQ-FM (96.9 FM; BRISTOL, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KHPR (88.1 FM; HONOLULU, HI; Owner: HAWAII PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WZVA (103.5 FM; MARION, VA; Owner: T.E.C.O. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WPJO (99.3 FM; ELIZABETHTON, TN; Owner: BRISTOL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • WBRF (98.1 FM; GALAX, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE RADIO, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Tazewell:

  • WMSY-TV (Channel 52; MARION, VA; Owner: BLUE RIDGE PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WVVA (Channel 6; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: WVVA TELEVISON, INC.)
  • WLFB (Channel 40; BLUEFIELD, WV; Owner: LIVING FAITH MINISTRIES, INC.)
Tazewell fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Tazewell fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 52Number of bridges
  • 397ft / 121mTotal length
  • $4,320,000Total costs
  • 199,500Total average daily traffic
  • 6,417Total average daily truck traffic
  • 202,688Total future (year 2034) average daily traffic
New bridges in Tazewell, VA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 51920-1929
  • 51930-1939
  • 21940-1949
  • 61950-1959
  • 31960-1969
  • 251970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 31990-1999
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Tazewell, VA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

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

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

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

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Tazewell, VA)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

12 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

37 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Tazewell)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-180 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 2599R , Serial Number: 28-5656, Year manufactured: 1969, Airworthiness Date: 10/01/1969, Certificate Issue Date: 04/14/2009
    Registrant (Individual): James G French, 175 Jefferson St, Tazewell, VA 24651
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 175A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR GO-300 SERIES (175 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 7963T , Serial Number: 56663, Year manufactured: 1960, Airworthiness Date: 06/27/1960, Certificate Issue Date: 08/26/1997
    Registrant (Individual): Susan J Sawyers, 3700 Beartown Rd, Tazewell, VA 24651
  • Aircraft: PIPER J3C-65 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 67 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C75 SERIES (75 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 51535 , Serial Number: 10459, Year manufactured: 1943
    Registrant (Individual): Claude Hamilton, North, Tazewell, VA 24651
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 05/18/2018

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fire incidents per year is 22. The highest number of fires - 42 took place in 2008, and the least - 3 in 2017. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Tazewell, VA When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (50.6%), and Outside Fires (28.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Tazewell, VA
    • 17650.6%Structure Fires
    • 9928.4%Outside Fires
    • 4111.8%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 329.2%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Tazewell, VA
Most common first names in Tazewell, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary9578.0 years
William8371.2 years
James7771.4 years
John7772.5 years
Robert5371.9 years
George3777.5 years
Margaret3575.9 years
Charles3371.5 years
Walter2775.1 years
Virginia2581.1 years
Most common last names in Tazewell, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Thompson4179.6 years
Gillespie4080.2 years
Brown3575.9 years
Asbury3373.4 years
Peery3277.8 years
Jones3274.2 years
Johnson2776.4 years
Davis2674.6 years
Smith2673.6 years
Buchanan2581.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Tazewell, VA
  • 65.7%Electricity
  • 13.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 3.9%Wood
  • 3.8%No fuel used
  • 2.7%Coal or coke
  • 0.5%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Tazewell, VA
  • 81.3%Electricity
  • 9.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 6.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.9%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Wood


Tazewell compared to Virginia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.

Tazewell on our top lists:

  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other group homes (population 1,000+)"
  • #99 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 1,000+)"
  • #24 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
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