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  1. Public Schools
    B-
  2. Crime & Safety
    B
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B-
  7. Jobs
    C-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B-
  12. Commute
    B
Erwin is a town in Tennessee with a population of 5,921. Erwin is in Unicoi County. Living in Erwin offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. Many retirees live in Erwin and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Erwin are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$101,100
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$595
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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Erwin Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
B
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    305.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    0
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    152.7
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,289.4
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    152.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B-
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    11%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    7%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    12%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    12%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    18%
    13%

Working in Erwin

Jobs
C-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$29,473
National
$55,322

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Erwin Reviews

9 reviews
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Quiet family oriented town! Close to Johnson city, Kingsport, and Asheville for shopping and family fun. Great people close knit community. plenty of churches your sure to find one you will love! Lots of community outreach programs and voulenteer opportunities! Lived here almost 20 years and love it.
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Great Place to live. Needs more things for kids to do. Needs More industry brought in so residents do have to leave to find work or drive long distances to work. Schools are great and the teachers are very knowledgeable. Erwin is made up of family generations and that makes for great neighborhoods to live in especially around your family and friends. We have a great law enforcement division in our county.
Erwin is a small Rural town. It is located right outside of Johnson City, TN. It's an amazing little town. Everyone is super friendly. I love to walk main street during The winter, it reminds me of Home. I hope you visit it if your every around here.