Introduction to Alcoa, Tennessee

Alcoa, Tennessee, in Blount county, is 12 miles S of Knoxville, Tennessee and 143 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Knoxville metropolitan area. Alcoa has a population of 7,734.

Alcoa History

Alcoa was formerly known as North Maryville. The area is the site of a large aluminum smelting plant, which is operated and owned by the Alcoa Corporation. The town was officially incorporated under its present name in 1914.

Alcoa and nearby Attractions

  • American Museum of Science and Energy
  • Children’s Museum of Oak Ridge
  • East Tennessee Discovery Center
  • Panther Creek State Park
  • Cove Lake State Park
  • Oak Ridge Art Center

Things To Do In Alcoa

Local golfers can enjoy a round at the Pine Lakes Golf Club or the Egwani Farms Golf Course. The Midland Shopping Center is a popular shopping center in the area. Local churches include the Central Baptist Church, Pilgrim Temple and Clarks Grove Cumberland Presbyterian Church. Goddard Field, Cover Lake State Park and Rock Garden Park are all nearby as well.

Alcoa Transportation

Knoxville McGhee Tyson is the nearest major airport.

Alcoa Higher Education

The nearby institutions of higher educational include The University of Tennessee, Roane State Community College, Walters State Community College and Lee University.


Total Population 8,556
Male Share of the Population 47.3%
Female Share of the Population 52.7%
Senior Citizens 17.1%
Employed Population 16+ 3,644
Age of the Population 40


% of people married 44.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.5%
Median Earnings25+ $24,827
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $18,750
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,017


Median Family Income $47,266
% Above Poverty Level 78.1%
% Below Poverty Level 21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 20 minutes
% Working from Home 2%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 37%
Median Gross Rent $730
Median House Value $120,400


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 33.2%
US/American 0%
English 9%
Irish 13.4%

Alcoa Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles S of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 143 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County Blount
Metro Area Knoxville
Standard Zip Codes 37701
Phone Area Codes 865
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.789
Longitude -83.973

Alcoa Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 46 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 87 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Distance 6.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 53.3 inches
Distance 24.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 65 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Farragut 21,111 $121,289
Friendsville 845 $47,500
Knoxville 181,759 $47,180
Louisville 2,434 $76,845
Maryville 27,824 $67,813
Rockford 873 $68,269
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