Crossville, Tennessee

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Crossville, Tennessee

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.

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High Points

Crossville strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Tennessee):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Crossville Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. State)
Top 8% Crossville Short Commute Times
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 8% Crossville Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Crossville Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Crossville, Tennessee

Comparing Crossville to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Tennessee (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 9 8
Senior Citizens 9 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 7
Racial Diversity 2 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 4
Male Share of the Population 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 3
Average Household Size 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 3 7
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
Median Family Income 2 3
People Above Poverty 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 10
Public Transportation Use 6 10
Walking and Biking to Work 4 8
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 10
Affordability of Rents 9 6
Housing Recently Built 9 9
People Living Alone 8 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 8


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 1 2
Low Property Crime 1 1

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Crossville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 8,981 100%
Male 4,127 46%
Female 4,854 54%
Under 18 2,027 22.6%
18+ 6,954 77.4%
65+ 1,786 19.9%
Median Age 38.3
Average Family Size 2.79
White 8,713 97%
African-American 13 0.1%
Asian 31 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 21 0.2%
Other 93 1%
Mixed Race 106 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 218 2.4%

Estimated Crossville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 10,424
Growth 1,443
Growth % 16.1%

Crossville Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 34.2%
Irish 14.2%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.2%
English 12.5%
German 9.3%
Scotch-Irish 3.2%
Scottish 2.1%
Dutch 1.5%
British 1.4%
Swedish 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.9%
Norwegian 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
Italian 0.6%
European 0.5%
Syrian 0.5%
Czech 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Swiss 0.3%
French Canadian 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Danish 0.2%
Yugoslavian 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Crossville 8,981 $33,207
Crab Orchard 838 $29,833
Monterey 2,717 $28,603
Pleasant Hill 544 $37,375
Rockwood 5,774 $32,237
Sparta 4,599 $33,060
Spring City 2,025 $31,894

Crossville Public Libraries

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

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Crossville Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(931) 484-9511
Emergency Service: Yes

Wal-mart in Crossville

(As of 2006)
2542 North Main Street
(931) 484-9745
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1. Sevierville, Tennessee 87   29.1% 16% 13.5% 22 $37,972 6.5% 4.4% 11,757 16.9% 82.8 4.5% 6.2
2. New Tazewell, Tennessee 86.1   35.7% 16.1% 12% 23 $31,458 7.2% 3.8% 2,871 29.4% 42.2 0.6% 3.8
3. Franklin, North Carolina 83.8   42.4% 23.5% 15.9% 17 $30,426 6.2% 4.6% 3,490 20.9% 41.6 6% 3.4
4. Cadillac, Michigan 81.3   31.6% 16.7% 17.6% 17 $36,825 6.7% 3.5% 10,000 13.7% 43.3 1.7% 4.2
5. Chanute, Kansas 79.6   31.4% 18.9% 14.5% 14 $36,630 6.3% 6.8% 9,411 15% 43.9 0.7% 3.6
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7. Sonora, California 77.4   42.4% 20.4% 16.2% 20 $39,722 6% 8.6% 4,423 16.9% 118.9 1.3% 5.2
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