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Wednesday, January 31, 2007

How Times Have Changed

Super Bowl XLI

 

Super Bowl XLI will be played Feb. 4 at Dolphin Stadium in Miami. It marks the 40th anniversary of the first AFL-NFL championship game, in which the Green Bay Packers defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Los Angeles. To commemorate this occasion, the Census Bureau has compiled a collection of facts examining how life in the United States has changed since Super Bowl I. This fact sheet also examines the demographics of the host city, as well as the cities represented by the contenders, in this year’s edition of our nation’s most celebrated sporting event. Unless otherwise indicated, the data come from the 2005 American Community Survey.

Super Bowl I (1967) vs. Super Bowl XLI (2007)
How Times Have Changed

Nation’s Population
1967: Reached 200 million in November
2007 (Jan. 1): 300.9 million
Source for 2007 data:
<http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/007996.html>

World Population
1967: 3.5 billion
2007: 6.6 billion
(Source for 2007 data: <www.census.gov>)

Population of Florida – the Host State
1967: 6.2 million
2006: 18.1 million
Source for 2006 data:
<http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/007910.html>

Our Aging Nation
Number of people 65 or older.
1967: 19.1 million
2005: 36.8 million

Education
Percentage of the population 25 or older who had at least a high school diploma.
1967: 51%
2005: 85%
<http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/education/007660.html>

Earnings
Median wage and salary income for male and female wage and salary workers, respectively.
1967: $5,974 and $2,295 ($29,589 and $11,367 in 2005 dollars)
2005: $34,926 and $23,546

Names
The most popular baby names for boys and girls, respectively.
1967: Michael and Lisa
2005: Jacob and Emily

Source for statements in this section:
<http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/facts_for_features_special_ editions/007276.html> unless otherwise indicated.

Chicago (Bears)

3rd
Where Chicago ranked on the list of the nation’s most populous cities.
Chicago’s estimated population on July 1, 2005, was 2.8 million.
(Source: <http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/007001.html>)

30%
Percentage of
Chicago’s residents 25 or older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2005;
78 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were
27 percent and 84 percent.

21%
In 2005, the proportion of
Chicago’s employed civilian population 16 or older working in educational services and health care/social assistance, making these some of the city’s leading industries.

34.3 minutes
Average amount of time it took
Chicago’s residents to get to work. Fifty-three percent of the city’s workers drove to work alone, 11 percent carpooled and 25 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took workers an average of 25.1 minutes to get to work. (The percentage of people who carpooled to work was not significantly different between Chicago, Indianapolis and Miami.)

37%
Percentage of
Chicago’s residents 5 or older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national average was 19 percent.

$41,015
Median household income for
Chicago. The national median was $46,242. (The median household income was not significantly different between Chicago and Indianapolis.)

$1,678, $518, $783
Median selected monthly owner costs with a mortgage, median selected monthly owner costs without a mortgage and median gross rent, respectively, in
Chicago. The national medians were $1,295, $369 and $728, respectively. (The median selected monthly owner costs without a mortgage was not significantly different between Chicago, Indianapolis and Miami.)

$245,000
Median home value of owner-occupied homes in
Chicago. The national median was $167,500. (The median value of owner-occupied homes was not significantly different between Chicago and Miami.)

Indianapolis (Colts)

12th
Where Indianapolis ranked on the list of the nation’s most populous cities.
Indianapolis’ estimated population on July 1, 2005, was 784,118.
(Source: <http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/007001.html>)

27%
Percentage of
Indianapolis’ residents 25 or older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2005;
84 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were
27 percent and 84 percent.

20%
In 2005, the proportion of
Indianapolis’ employed civilian population 16 or older working in educational services and health care/social assistance, making these some of the city’s leading industries.

22.0 minutes
Average amount of time it took
Indianapolis’ residents to get to work. Eighty-one percent of the city’s workers drove to work alone, 11 percent carpooled and 2 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took workers an average of 25.1 minutes to get to work.

10%
Percentage of
Indianapolis’ residents 5 or older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national average was 19 percent.

$41,578
Median household income for
Indianapolis. The national median was $46,242.

$1,074, $338, $643
Median selected monthly owner costs with a mortgage, median selected monthly owner costs without a mortgage and median gross rent, respectively, in
Indianapolis. The national medians were $1,295, $369 and $728, respectively.

$117,900
Median home value of owner-occupied homes in
Indianapolis. The national median was $167,500.

Miami (host city)

45th
Where Miami ranked on the list of the nation’s most populous cities.
Miami’s estimated population on July 1, 2005, was 386,417.
(Source: <http://www.census.gov/Press-Release/www/releases/archives/population/007001.html>)

20%
Percentage of
Miami’s residents 25 or older who had a bachelor’s degree or higher in 2005;
63 percent had at least graduated from high school. The respective national figures were
27 percent and 84 percent.

16%
In 2005, the proportion of
Miami’s employed civilian population 16 or older working in educational services and health care/social assistance, making these some of the city’s leading industries.

28.7 minutes
Average amount of time it took
Miami’s residents to get to work. Sixty-six percent of the city’s workers drove to work alone, 13 percent carpooled and 11 percent took public transportation. Nationally, it took workers an average of 25.1 minutes to get to work.

79%
Percentage of
Miami’s residents 5 or older who spoke a language other than English at home. The national average is 19 percent.

$25,211
Median household income for
Miami. The national median was $46,242.

$1,522, $514, $686
Median selected monthly owner costs with a mortgage, median selected monthly owner costs without a mortgage and median gross rent, respectively, in
Miami. The national medians were $1,295, $369 and $728, respectively.

$248,500
Median home value of owner-occupied homes in
Miami. The national median was $167,500.

“Special Editions” of the U.S. Census Bureau’s Facts for Features are issued to provide background information for lesser known observances, anniversaries of historic events and other timely topics in the news.

 

Editor’s note: Some of the preceding data were collected from a variety of sources and may be subject to sampling variability and other sources of error. Questions or comments should be directed to the Census Bureau’s Public Information Office at 301-763-3030; fax 301-763-3762; or e-mail: <pio@census.gov>.

 

 

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Friday, January 26, 2007

Marquee: The Mountain South

Check out this new video blog from Marquee Magazine.  I especially recommend “3 Things You Like About The Mountain South”.

 

Go to: http://www.mymarqueelive.com/

 

 

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Thursday, January 25, 2007

Kingsport Sales Tax Collections - YTD

City of Kingsport, Tennessee

·         6-year period (Fiscal Years 2002-2007)

·         First 7-months fiscal year-to-date (YTD)

·         Includes tax revenue received Jul-Jan for sales that occurred May-Nov (there is 2-month delay between sales transaction and receipt of revenue)

  • YTD sales tax collections are 7% ahead of budget projections

 

 

 

 

 

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Monday, January 22, 2007

You're Invited - Kingsport Chamber 60th Annual Dinner

Hey, Jeff...was wondering if you could send this to your e-mail list.

This is the largest Chamber annual dinner in the nation, an event in which
Kingsport takes great pride.

It's a lot of fun and a great night to celebrate Kingsport.

Thanks, Jeff....Bob

> KINGSPORT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
>
> You're Invited!
>
> Please mail your reply card as soon as possible or e-mail this form to
Amber Webb at awebb@kingsportchamber.org or FAX this form to 246-7234.
>
> Note: Even if your company is a sponsor, please send your reply card to
us so we will know how many will be attending from your company.
>
> Kingsport Chamber 60th Annual Dinner
>
> Kingsport's Social Event of the Year!
>
>
> Hosted by
> Eastman Chemical Company
> and
> WJHL News Channel 11
>
>
> Friday, February 2, 2007
> MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center
>
> 6 p.m. - Reception
> 7 p.m. - Dinner and Program
>
>
> Diamond Jubilation!
>
>
> Featuring
> Broadway Sensations
> Raymond Saar & Diane Ketchie & the Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra
> in a
> Musical Tribute to Popular Songs of Broadway & The Silver Screen!
>
>
> Entertainment Presented by
> Holston Valley Medical Center
>
> Concert Hall and Stage Sponsored by
> Eastman Credit Union
>
> Reception Sponsored by
> Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations
>
> Kingsport Chamber and Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra Special
> This year> '> s Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner ticket will also be good
as a FREE TICKET to any Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra concert during
the 2007 season.
>
>
> Send your Reply Card in today or FAX this form to 246-7234 or call the
Kingsport Chamber at 392-8800 to reserve your spot for this great event!
>
>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------
>
> Kingsport Chamber 60th Annual Dinner Reply Form
>
> Firm___________________________________________________________________
> Address________________________________________________________________

> City____________________ State____________________
Zip_________
> Contact_________________________________________________________________
> Phone__________________________________________________________________
> E-mail__________________________________________________________________
> Number attending:_____ Names of those
attending:____________________________
> _______________________________________________________________________
> _______________________________________________________________________
>
> Tickets are $60 each.
>
> Credit Card: (check one) Visa MasterCard
>
> Total Amount: $_____
>
> Card #_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Exp. Date_ _ - _ _
>
> Signature_______________________________
>
> Please reserve ______ vegetarian dinners in our name. Tickets are $60 per
person.
>
>
>
> THANKS TO THESE GREAT COMPANIES WHO MAKE THIS EVENING POSSIBLE!
>
> Anniversary
> BAE SYSTEMS
> Eastman Chemical Company
> Eastman Credit Union
> Holston Valley Medical Center
> Indian Path Medical Center
> Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations
> WJHL News Channel 11
>
>
> Diamond
> AccuForce Staffing Services
> AmSouth Bank
> Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C.
> Citizens Bank
> First Tennessee Bank
> MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center
> Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra
> UBS Financial Services
>
>
> Gold
> Bristol Motor Speedway
> Cardiovascular Associates P.C.
> Charter Business
> Charter Communications
> Charter Media
> Food City
> Hampton Inn - Kingsport
> King College
> Pepsi
> Town & Country Realty
>
> Silver
> A & L Industrial
> Appalachian Power
> Cooper Standard Automotive
> Dent K. Burk Associates P.C.
> EMBARQ
> Emory & Henry College
> Gilbert Advanced Asset Management
> Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes
> Holston Medical Group
> ICG/Holliston
> Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority>
> McLeod Cancer & Blood Center
> NETWORKS - Sullivan Partnership
> Rodefer Moss & Company PLLC
> SunTrust Bank
> TriSummit Bank
> Urology Associates of Kingsport P.C.
> Weyerhaeuser
>
>
> Bronze
> AFG Industries
> Alley> '> s of Kingsport
> Bank of Tennessee
> Blackburn, Childers & Steagall, PLC
> Chef> '> s Pizzeria
> Citi Cards
> CSX Transportation
> East Lawn Funeral Home
> East Tennessee State University
> First Community Bank
> HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
> Hunter, Smith & Davis LLP
> IntelliThought
> Pal> '> s Sudden Service
> Peoples Community Bank - Kingsport
> Phil Bachman Honda
> Sullivan County Bank
> Tele-Optics
> The First Bank & Trust Company
> Toyota-Lexus-Scion of Kingsport
> Tusculum College
> UT-Battelle LLC
> Wilson Worley Moore Gamble & Stout P.C.
>
>
>
>
>
> Bob Feagins
> Director of Communications & Public Relations
> Kingsport Tennessee Area Chamber of Commerce
> 423-392-8800
>
> "Kingsport has been listed as one of America> '> s Top 100 Places to Live
in 2006 by Relocate-America.com, one of only two cities in the state to top
the list!"
>
>

You're Invited - Kingsport Chamber 60th Annual Dinner

Hey, Jeff...was wondering if you could send this to your e-mail list.

This is the largest Chamber annual dinner in the nation, an event in which
Kingsport takes great pride.

It's a lot of fun and a great night to celebrate Kingsport.

Thanks, Jeff....Bob

> KINGSPORT AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
>
> You're Invited!
>
> Please mail your reply card as soon as possible or e-mail this form to
Amber Webb at awebb@kingsportchamber.org or FAX this form to 246-7234.
>
> Note: Even if your company is a sponsor, please send your reply card to
us so we will know how many will be attending from your company.
>
> Kingsport Chamber 60th Annual Dinner
>
> Kingsport's Social Event of the Year!
>
>
> Hosted by
> Eastman Chemical Company
> and
> WJHL News Channel 11
>
>
> Friday, February 2, 2007
> MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center
>
> 6 p.m. - Reception
> 7 p.m. - Dinner and Program
>
>
> Diamond Jubilation!
>
>
> Featuring
> Broadway Sensations
> Raymond Saar & Diane Ketchie & the Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra
> in a
> Musical Tribute to Popular Songs of Broadway & The Silver Screen!
>
>
> Entertainment Presented by
> Holston Valley Medical Center
>
> Concert Hall and Stage Sponsored by
> Eastman Credit Union
>
> Reception Sponsored by
> Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations
>
> Kingsport Chamber and Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra Special
> This year> '> s Kingsport Chamber Annual Dinner ticket will also be good
as a FREE TICKET to any Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra concert during
the 2007 season.
>
>
> Send your Reply Card in today or FAX this form to 246-7234 or call the
Kingsport Chamber at 392-8800 to reserve your spot for this great event!
>
>
----------------------------------------------------------------------------
--------------------
>
> Kingsport Chamber 60th Annual Dinner Reply Form
>
> Firm___________________________________________________________________
> Address________________________________________________________________

> City____________________ State____________________
Zip_________
> Contact_________________________________________________________________
> Phone__________________________________________________________________
> E-mail__________________________________________________________________
> Number attending:_____ Names of those
attending:____________________________
> _______________________________________________________________________
> _______________________________________________________________________
>
> Tickets are $60 each.
>
> Credit Card: (check one) Visa MasterCard
>
> Total Amount: $_____
>
> Card #_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ Exp. Date_ _ - _ _
>
> Signature_______________________________
>
> Please reserve ______ vegetarian dinners in our name. Tickets are $60 per
person.
>
>
>
> THANKS TO THESE GREAT COMPANIES WHO MAKE THIS EVENING POSSIBLE!
>
> Anniversary
> BAE SYSTEMS
> Eastman Chemical Company
> Eastman Credit Union
> Holston Valley Medical Center
> Indian Path Medical Center
> Oak Hill Memorial Park, Funerals & Cremations
> WJHL News Channel 11
>
>
> Diamond
> AccuForce Staffing Services
> AmSouth Bank
> Baker, Donelson, Bearman, Caldwell & Berkowitz P.C.
> Citizens Bank
> First Tennessee Bank
> MeadowView Marriott Conference Resort & Convention Center
> Symphony of the Mountains Orchestra
> UBS Financial Services
>
>
> Gold
> Bristol Motor Speedway
> Cardiovascular Associates P.C.
> Charter Business
> Charter Communications
> Charter Media
> Food City
> Hampton Inn - Kingsport
> King College
> Pepsi
> Town & Country Realty
>
> Silver
> A & L Industrial
> Appalachian Power
> Cooper Standard Automotive
> Dent K. Burk Associates P.C.
> EMBARQ
> Emory & Henry College
> Gilbert Advanced Asset Management
> Hamlett-Dobson Funeral Homes
> Holston Medical Group
> ICG/Holliston
> Kingsport Housing & Redevelopment Authority>
> McLeod Cancer & Blood Center
> NETWORKS - Sullivan Partnership
> Rodefer Moss & Company PLLC
> SunTrust Bank
> TriSummit Bank
> Urology Associates of Kingsport P.C.
> Weyerhaeuser
>
>
> Bronze
> AFG Industries
> Alley> '> s of Kingsport
> Bank of Tennessee
> Blackburn, Childers & Steagall, PLC
> Chef> '> s Pizzeria
> Citi Cards
> CSX Transportation
> East Lawn Funeral Home
> East Tennessee State University
> First Community Bank
> HealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
> Hunter, Smith & Davis LLP
> IntelliThought
> Pal> '> s Sudden Service
> Peoples Community Bank - Kingsport
> Phil Bachman Honda
> Sullivan County Bank
> Tele-Optics
> The First Bank & Trust Company
> Toyota-Lexus-Scion of Kingsport
> Tusculum College
> UT-Battelle LLC
> Wilson Worley Moore Gamble & Stout P.C.
>
>
>
>
>
> Bob Feagins
> Director of Communications & Public Relations
> Kingsport Tennessee Area Chamber of Commerce
> 423-392-8800
>
> "Kingsport has been listed as one of America> '> s Top 100 Places to Live
in 2006 by Relocate-America.com, one of only two cities in the state to top
the list!"
>
>

Friday, January 19, 2007

"King's Port on the Holston", Riverfront Redevelopment Project

King’s Port on the Holston - Kingsport’s Riverfront Redevelopment Project

 

The City of Kingsport recently secured the consulting firm of Kennedy, Coulter, Rushing and Watson to develop a master plan for the Kingsport riverfront area along the banks of the Holston River (between Wilcox Drive and the North Fork of the Holston River).  Over the next six months this firm will be working closely with the community in order to develop a vision, based upon community input, for what is being referred to as King’s Port on the Holston.  The project has its origins in the 2003 Kingsport Economic Development Summit, which concluded “the downtown/river link connection could become a new district for redevelopment creating a great place in the heart of the tri-state region.”  The scope of work for the 20-year master plan calls for the incorporation of a civic “magnet” project and the creation of “abundant arts programs and opportunities.” The plan will also include land use and zoning plans for residential, commercial, recreational and public areas.

 

The first public meeting scheduled for Tuesday January 23, 2007 beginning at 5:30p.m at the Kingsport Public Library.  Anyone who has an interest in this project is encouraged to attend.  Two other public meetings have been scheduled for March 12th and May 15th, both at the Kingsport Public Library.  If you need any additional information please feel free to contact Chris McCartt at (423) 224-2704.

 

 

Chris McCartt

Development Services Manager

225 West Center Street

Kingsport, TN 37660

(423) 224-2704

www.kingsportdevelopmentservices.com

 

 

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Where are Americans moving (and leaving)?

U.S. Census Bureau

Released 12/22/06

 

Top 10 states ranked by domestic in-migration (July 2005 to July 2006)

 

Texas

218,745

Florida

165,757

Arizona

129,987

Georgia

120,953

North Carolina

104,133

Nevada

53,105

Tennessee

50,383

South Carolina

47,950

Washington

43,089

Oregon

34,332

 

Bottom 10 states ranked by total domestic out-migration (July 2005 to July 2006)

 

Connecticut

-16,944

Maryland

-25,610

Ohio

-48,153

Massachusetts

-49,528

Michigan

-65,123

Illinois

-68,661

New Jersey

-72,547

New York

-225,766

Louisiana

-241,201

California

-287,684

 

 

Thursday, January 11, 2007

Dobyns-Bennett Students Win Regional Scholar's Bowl

Dobyns-Bennett Students Win Regional Scholar’s Bowl Competition

 

KINGSPORT – A team of Dobyns-Bennett High School students was named champion of the 23rd annual Scholar’s Bowl competition to be broadcast on East Tennessee Public Television.

 

More than 45 teams competed in the Scholar’s Bowl tournament. Two teams face off during an 18-minute question and answer session covering topics in literature, math, science, geography and history. Each team receives points for questions answered correctly. The Dobyns-Bennett team advanced through the single elimination tournament by playing five games and winning with a combined score of 1,750 points to 510 points.

 

The Dobyns-Bennett team was led by Coach Bill Hull and Student Captain Kyle Mallinak. Team members included Samuel Ehrhart, Paul Gilmer, Jimmy Maerder, Sean Maginnis, Alex Manole, Nick Mueller, Winston Mitchell, Nick Marshall, Caitlyn Morelock, Ashwin Suresh, Monica Velasco, Stephanie Velasco and Alice Xiang.

 

The Scholar’s Bowl tournament is a production of the local public broadcasting station and is made possible by grants from Pellissippi State Technical Community College, the University of Tennessee and the Knoxville News-Sentinel. The competition will be aired on East Tennessee Public Broadcasting, Charter Communications Channel 2, beginning January 8 through March 21 at 6 p.m., Monday through Friday. Dobyns-Bennett High School will be featured on the following dates:

 

·       Dobyns-Bennett vs. Rhea County on Thursday, Feb. 22 at 6 p.m.

·       Dobyns-Bennett vs. Powell on Thursday, March 8 at 6 p.m.

·       Dobyns-Bennett vs. York on Thursday, March 15 at 6 p.m.

·       Dobyns-Bennett vs. Knoxville Catholic on Tuesday, March 20 at 6 p.m.

·       Dobyns-Bennett vs. Farragut on Wednesday, March 21 at 6 p.m.

 

For more information, contact Bill Hull at (423) 378-8400.

-KCS-

 

 

Amy Greear

Community Relations Coordinator

Kingsport City Schools

1701 E. Center Street

Kingsport, TN 37664

(423) 378-2123 or (423) 914-9500

agreear@k12k.com

 

 

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Kingsport is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s www.MeadowViewResort.com and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at www.BestPlaces.net). The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.