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Overview

Introduction to Crossville, Tennessee

Crossville, Tennessee, in Cumberland county, is 61 miles W of Knoxville, Tennessee and 99 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee. There are an estimated 8,981 people in the city.

Crossville History

Crossville is the county seat of Cumberland County, which was created in 1856. The city is named "Crossville" as it lies in the intersection of two roads, the Kentucky Stock Road and the Great Stage Road. The Kentucky Stock Road connected Chattanooga with Kentucky while the Great Stage Road connected the Nashville area with the Knoxville area. The city suffered great damage during the Civil War.

Crossville and nearby Attractions

  • Ozone Falls
  • Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum
  • Cumberland Mountain State Reserve
  • Military Memorial Museum
  • Cumberland County Playhouse
  • Burgess Falls State Park

Things To Do In Crossville

The Woodmere Mall Shopping Center is a popular shopping destination in the area. The Military Memorial Museum, the Cumberland Homesteads Tower Museum and Historic Rugby are popular local historical spots. The city hosts the Cumberland County Fair every August, Oktoberfest every October, and the Apple Festival and Pioneer Days every September.

Crossville Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

Crossville Higher Education

The Tennessee Technology Center at Crossville, Lee University, Roane State Community College and Cleveland State Community College provide higher education to the residents of Crossville.

People

Total Population 11,245
Male Share of the Population 46.1%
Female Share of the Population 53.9%
Senior Citizens 21.3%
Employed Population 16+ 3,672
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 47.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $35,091
% Above Poverty Level 70.9%
% Below Poverty Level 29.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 31.4%
Median Gross Rent $596
Median House Value $140,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 22.6%
US/American 0%
English 11.7%
Irish 10.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Crossville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 61 miles W of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 99 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee
County Cumberland
Standard Zip Codes 38555, 38558, 38571, 38572
P.O. Box Zip Codes 38557
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.948
Longitude -85.026

Crossville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station CROSSVILLE AP
Distance 3.2 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 44 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 65 to 84 F
Oct Temp 45 to 68 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches
Station CROSSVILLE EXP STN
Distance 7.6 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 43 F
Apr Temp 42 to 65 F
Jul Temp 62 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 68 F
Annual Precip 60.2 inches
Station ROCKWOOD 2
Distance 19.6 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 42 to 69 F
Jul Temp 64 to 87 F
Oct Temp 43 to 70 F
Annual Precip 60.2 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Crossville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Crossvl (38558)

Crossvle (38558)

Fairfield (38555, 38558)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crab Orchard 786 $36,964
Monterey 2,863 $30,823
Pleasant Hill 492 $44,375
Rockwood 5,466 $38,295
Sparta 5,074 $38,708

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Crossville Public Libraries

Library
Art Circle Public Library
154 EAST FIRST
Crossville, Tennessee
(931) 484-6790

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Crossville Hospitals

CUMBERLAND MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
421 S MAIN ST
(931) 484-9511
Emergency Service: Yes

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Crossville High Schools

CUMBERLAND COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
660 STANLEY ST
931-484-6194
Serves 1,812 students.

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