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Overview

Introduction to Erwin, Tennessee

Erwin, Tennessee, in Unicoi county, is 12 miles S of Johnson City, Tennessee and 108 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. The city is part of the Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol metropolitan statistical area.

Erwin History

The town of Erwin is the county seat of Unicoi country. It was formerly known as Greasy Cove. Erwin was officially incorporated in 1879. It was named in honor of D.J.N. Ervin, who donated land for establishing the county seat. The town got its present name due to a typographical error by post office officials.

Erwin and nearby Attractions

  • Unicoi County Heritage Museum
  • Willow Springs Park
  • Jonesborough History Museum
  • Museum Warehouse
  • Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
  • Rotary Park

Things To Do In Erwin

Rotary Park and Willow Springs Park provide amenities for several different types of recreational activities. Local celebrations include the Unicoi County Apple Festival and the National Storytelling Festival. One can also visit the Play it Again Laser Storm family amusement park while in Erwin.

Erwin Transportation

Chatanooga Metropolitan Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Erwin Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at East Tennessee State University, Northeast State Technical Community College, the University of North Carolina at Asheville and Appalachian State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,998
Male Share of the Population47.3%
Female Share of the Population52.7%
Senior Citizens23.7%
Employed Population 16+1,743
Age of the Population45

Families

% of people married53.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.5%
Median Earnings25+$24,473
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$10,709
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,199

Wealth

Median Family Income$37,782
% Above Poverty Level68.9%
% Below Poverty Level31.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.3%
% Using Public Transportation0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone36.5%
Median Gross Rent$598
Median House Value$97,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30%
Irish11.9%
German11.3%
English8.3%
Dutch2.8%
Scottish1.8%
Welsh0.7%
Polish0.7%
Italian0.6%
French Except Basque0.5%
Bulgarian0.5%
Ukrainian0.4%
Swedish0.1%
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Erwin Almanac

CategoryValue
County Unicoi County
Standard Zip Codes37650
Phone Area Codes423
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude36.14
Approximate Longitude-82.41

Erwin Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationERWIN 1 W
Distance1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip45.8 inches
StationELIZABETHTON
Distance18.4 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationBRISTOL TRI CITY AP
Distance22.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Elizabethton14,012$43,304
Greeneville15,035$42,025
Johnson City65,415$56,487
Jonesborough5,234$63,535
Unicoi3,573$52,038
Watauga300$45,625

Erwin Public Libraries

Unicoi County Public Library
201 NOLICHUCKY AVE
Erwin, Tennessee
(423) 743-6533

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Erwin Hospitals

Unicoi County Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
100 Greenway Circle
(423) 743-3141

Erwin Public Schools

Love Chapel Elementary
650 S. Mohawk Dr
ZIP: 37650
(423) 743-1657
Primary
Total Enrollment 203
Rock Creek Elementary
1121 E Erwin Rd
ZIP: 37650
(423) 743-1648
Primary
Total Enrollment 155
Temple Hill Elementary
797 Old Highway Rd
ZIP: 37650
(423) 743-1661
Primary
Total Enrollment 82
Unicoi Co High School
700 South Mohawk Dr
ZIP: 37650
(423) 743-1632
High
Total Enrollment 780
Unicoi Co Middle School
600 South Mohawk Dr
ZIP: 37650
(423) 743-1653
Middle
Total Enrollment 609
Unicoi Community Learning Center
599 South Mohawk Dr
ZIP: 37650
(423) 735-1216
Primary
Unicoi County Intermediate School
599 S. Mohawk Dr
ZIP: 37650
(423) 743-1600
Middle
Total Enrollment 394
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