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Overview

Introduction to Church Hill, Tennessee

Church Hill, Tennessee, in Hawkins county, is 24 miles NW of Johnson City, Tennessee and 137 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is included in the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol metropolitan area. As of the year 2000 census, 5,916 people lived in Church Hill.

Church Hill History

Church Hill was named after a Methodist church that was built nearby mountain. It is located in Hawkins County, which was established as Spencer County in 1784. The 1984 movie "The River" was shot in Church Hill.

Church Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Rose Center Museum
  • Roan Mountain State Park
  • Harry Meader Coal Museum
  • Warriors Path State Park
  • Kingdom Come State Park
  • President Andrew Johnson Museum and Library

Things To Do In Church Hill

Parks in the area include the Natural Tunnel State Park, Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park and Ridgefield park, which offer multiple opportunities for recreation. Local churches include the Old Union Church, Church Hill Church and Mountain View Church. Sycamore Shoals State Historic Site, the Andrew Johnson National Historic Site and the Netherland Inn are notable local historic sites.

Church Hill Transportation

Knoxville McGhee Tyson is the nearest major airport.

Church Hill Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Walters State Community College, the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Appalachian State University.

People

Total Population 6,725
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 16.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,565
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 57.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $53,717
% Above Poverty Level 85.8%
% Below Poverty Level 14.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone 24.6%
Median Gross Rent $652
Median House Value $124,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.7%
US/American 0%
English 6%
Irish 10%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Church Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles NW of Johnson City, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 137 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Hawkins
Metro Area Johnson City - Kingsport - Bristol
Standard Zip Codes 37642, 37645
Phone Area Codes 423
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.522
Longitude -82.713

Church Hill Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station KINGSPORT
Distance 10 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 66 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 70 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Station ROGERSVILLE 1 NE
Distance 16.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 44 to 70 F
Annual Precip 45.1 inches
Station PENNINGTON GAP
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 44 F
Apr Temp 38 to 67 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 40 to 69 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Baileyton 531 $42,500
Jonesborough 5,189 $61,333
Kingsport 52,898 $52,165
Mount Carmel 5,441 $51,843
Rogersville 4,400 $43,507
Surgoinsville 1,986 $62,361

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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