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Tracy City

Tracy City, Tennessee

  •   State: 
    Tennessee
      County: 
    Grundy County
      City: 
    Tracy City
      County all: 
    Grundy | Marion
      County FIPS: 
    47061 | 47115
      Coordinates: 
    35°15′39″N 85°44′30″W
      Area total: 
    4.77 sq mi (12.36 km²)
      Area land: 
    4.66 sq mi (12.06 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.12 sq mi (0.30 km²)
      Elevation: 
    1,828 ft (557 m)
      Established: 
    1850; Incorporated 1915
  •   Latitude: 
    35,2657
      Longitude: 
    -85,7385
      Timezone: 
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 
    37387
      GMAP: 

    Tracy City, Grundy County, Tennessee, United States

  •   Population: 
    9,141
      Population density: 
    301.98 residents per square mile of area (116.60/km²)
      Household income: 
    $27,687
      Households: 
    742
      Unemployment rate: 
    13.60%
  •   Sales taxes: 
    9.25%

Tracy City is a town in Grundy County, Tennessee, United States. Incorporated in 1915, the population was 1,481 at the 2010 census. Named after financier Samuel Franklin Tracy, the city developed out of railroad and mining interests after coal was found in 1840. In 2010 the people of Tracy City elected a dead man, Carl Robin Geary, as mayor. In the early 1870s Tracy City an experimental blast furnace was built by Samuel Jones and owned by the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company. The furnace made 15 tons of iron before the stovepipe fell on the third day. In 1987 the coke ovens were placed on the National Register of Historic Places. Tracy City is also home to the oldest family bakery in Tennessee, Dutch Maid Bakery. It was opened in 1902 by John Baggenstoss and continues to utilize the original recipes that are brought from Switzerland. The bakery is open to the public and is open for lunch and dinner. The town is located at 35°1539N 85°4430W. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km²), of which 4.4 sq miles (0.10 km²) is land and 0.04sq miles (0.83sq km) is water. In 2000 there were 1,679 people, 712 households, and 474 families residing in the town. The racial makeup of the town was 98.09% White,0.71% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0,30% from other races, and 0,83% from two or more races.

History

In 1840 local boys digging a groundhog out of the ground discovered coal. In the early 1870s Tracy City an experimental blast furnace was built by Samuel Jones and owned by the Tennessee Coal, Iron and Railroad Company. The furnace made 15 tons of iron before the stovepipe fell on the third day. The coke ovens at Tracy City supplied railroad and industrial fuel and workers and their families moved into the area in great numbers from 1875 until 1900. By 1910 the industry faded due to problems invoked by labor unions and convict labor. Tracy City was incorporated in 1915. Ten buildings in the business district were set alight in 1935. On April 8th, 2022 there was an arson attempt at the Historic Christ Church Episcopal on 10th Street in Tracy City. The 100-year-old L&N Depot was also torched in the 20th century. The oldest family bakery in Tennessee, Dutch Maid Bakery, is also located in the city. The city is home to the National Register of Historic Places, which was placed on the list in 1987. The town has a long history of arson, which has continued into the 21st century. It has been the site of several arson attacks in the past, including in the 1970s and 1980s. The most recent arson attempt took place on April 7th, 2018, at the historic Christ Church Church Episcopal in the town of Tracy City, Tennessee. The church is located on the corner of 10th and Main Streets in the heart of the town.

Geography

Tracy City is located at 35°1539N 85°4430W. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12 km²) of which 4.7 square miles is land and 0.04square miles (0.10km²) is water. The town is home to the Tracy City High School, a public high school. The school is located in the town of Tracy City and has a student population of 1,000. The high school has a football field, a baseball field, and a basketball court. The football field is named after the town's namesake, Tracy City, a former mayor of the same name. The basketball field has a capacity of 2,000 people. It is the second largest high school in the state. It has a high school with a total enrollment of 8,000 students and a junior high with 1,200 students. The senior high school is called Tracy City. It was the site of the first high school to graduate from high school, in 1881. It also has a post-secondary school, which was founded in 1883. The city's name is derived from the city's original name, Tracy, which means "tracy" or "trace" in English. The post-graduate school was established in 1891. It had a total population of 6,000 in 1882. It now has a population of 2.8, with the majority of its residents living in the city of Tracy.

Demographics

As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 1,406 people, 614 households, and 390 families residing in the town. The population density was 350.8 people per square mile (135.3/km²) The racial makeup of the town was 98.09% White, 0.71% Native American,0.06% Asian, and 0.30% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population. The town's median income was $23,826, and the median income for a family was $28,864. About 17.5% of families and 21.7% of residents were below the poverty line, including 26.6% of those under age 18 and 20.2% ofThose age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was2.92. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there are 95.7 males. The per capita income for the town is $15,457, including the average of $18,571 for females and $24,856 for males. It is the only town in the state of New Hampshire that does not have a post-secondary degree. It has a population of 1,679 people, with 775 housing units at an average density of 161.9 per squaremile (62.5/ km²). The town has a median age of 38 years, with 24.1% of people under the age of 18 living with their parents.

Economy

Tracy City is home to the Dutch Maid Bakery, the oldest family bakery in Tennessee. It was opened in 1902 by John Baggenstoss and continues to utilize original recipes. The Marugg Company is headquartered in Tracy City. The company, founded in 1873 by Swiss settler Christian Marugg, designs and manufactures European style scythes. The bakery is open to the public for tours, and was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. It is located in the historic district of Tracy City, which is located on the east side of the city, near the intersection of I-40 and I-65. It's located in a historic district that is also known as the "Historic District of the East Side" and is located near the historic town center of the same name. It has been open to tourists for more than 100 years, and is open for tours on a daily basis. It also has its own museum, the Marugg Museum, where visitors can view the company's collection of European-style scythe designs and manufacture their own scytches. The museum is also open to visitors on a regular basis for tours and tastings of the company’s European-inspired scythed products. It’ is located at the former site of the former Marugg Manufacturing Company, which was built in the 1870s and 1880s. It now sits on the corner of East Main Street and West Main Street, in the heart of the historical district.

Arts and culture

Tracy City serves as the location of the Grundy County Historical Society and Tracy City Library. Twelve churches are located in Tracy City, including the Tracy City First Baptist Church, which was founded in 1892. The city has one art gallery named "The Nature Works"[2] which focuses solely on nature and wildlife. Tracy City is located on the banks of the Missouri River. It has a population of 2,000 people. It is located in the rural part of the county, near the junction of the Grundy County and the Mississippi State Roads. It was founded as a small town in the early 1800s. The town has a history of being involved in the Civil War and the Civil War of the early 20th century. It also has a long history of supporting the arts and culture, particularly in the form of its art gallery, The Nature Works, which has been open since the early 1900s. Its library has a collection of more than 1,000 books and is home to the city's historical society and library. It also has a history museum, which dates back to the early 20th century. The city's first baptist church was founded in 1892, and the city has a history  museum, as well as a historical and literary center. It's also home to a museum of local history, which includes the Tracy City Historical Society.

Parks and recreation

Tracy City is at one end of the Fiery Gizzard Trail, renowned for scenic beauty and diversity. The town has a road side picnic area and Tracy City Mini Park. It also has a community center, the Plainview Community Center.Grundy Lakes State Park is in Tracy City. It is also home to the Tracy City Community Center and a small elementary school. It has a number of state parks and trails, including one that runs through the center of the town. The city is located on the Missouri River, which flows through the town and into the Mississippi River. It's also on the U.S. Turnpike, which goes through the city and the town to the west. It was built in the 19th century and is one of the oldest towns in the state, along with Bismarck, Doylestown and Piedmont. The U.N. World Heritage Site is in the town, which was founded in 1881. It dates back to the first European settlement in the area, and was named after the town of Tracy City, which is on the banks of the Ohio River. In the early 20th century, the town was known as "Tracy Town" and was the site of an early stage of settlement. It now has a population of about 2,000. It sits on the junction of two rivers, the Ohio and Missouri Rivers, which flow through the middle of the city. The river runs into the river for about a mile and a half to the east.

Government

In 2010 Tracy City residents elected recently deceased Carl Robin Geary as mayor. Geary died of a heart attack on March 10, and on April 12 he was elected, beating incumbent Barbara Bock 268 votes to 85. When asked what would come of her political career after losing to a dead man, Mrs Brock replied: "I'll live. I'm a survivor." The mayoral seat to which Mr Geary was elected was declared vacant and the city's four aldermen selected a new mayor. The new mayor is expected to be announced in the coming days. The city's new mayor will be named on April 14. The election will be televised on ABC's "Larry King Live" at 8 p.m. ET. The winner will be announced on April 15. The mayor will then be sworn in on April 16. The race will be held in front of a live audience at City Hall in Tracy City, Tracy, on April 17. The results will be shown live on ABC television at 8:30 p.M. ET on April 18.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Tracy City, Grundy County, Tennessee = 97. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 86. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 98. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Tracy City = 4.7 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO (www.who.int/news-room/questions-and-answers/item/radiation-the-ultraviolet-(uv)-index) and is uniform worldwide.

Employed

The most recent city population of 9,141 individuals with a median age of 40.7 age the population dropped by -0.24% in Tracy City, Grundy County, Tennessee population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 301.98 residents per square mile of area (116.60/km²). There are average 2.26 people per household in the 742 households with an average household income of $27,687 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 13.60% of the available work force and has dropped -3.98% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 18.44%. The number of physicians in Tracy City per 100,000 population = 47.1.

Weather

The annual rainfall in Tracy City = 62.2 inches and the annual snowfall = 8.8 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 123. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 207. 84 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 27.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 41, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Tracy City, Grundy County, Tennessee which are owned by the occupant = 69.63%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 35 years with median home cost = $69,700 and home appreciation of 1.40%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.79 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.

  • Tracy City's population in Grundy County, Tennessee of 1,148 residents in 1900 has increased 7,96-fold to 9,141 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 51.31% female residents and 48.69% male residents live in Tracy City, Grundy County, Tennessee.

    As of 2020 in Tracy City, Grundy County, Tennessee are married and the remaining 38.59% are single population.

  • 27.3 minutes is the average time that residents in Tracy City require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    81.53% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 14.41% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.45% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.45% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Tracy City, Grundy County, Tennessee, 69.63% are owner-occupied homes, another 21.98% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.40% are vacant.

  • The 31.46% of the population in Tracy City, Grundy County, Tennessee who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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