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Overview

Introduction to Harriman, Tennessee

Harriman, Tennessee, in Roane county, is 35 miles W of Knoxville, Tennessee and 125 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee. There are 6,744 residents in the city.

Harriman History

Harriman was established in the late 19th century. It was named in honor of Walter Harriman, a governor of New Hampshire. The founders of the city also established the American Temperance University in 1893. Much of the city's industry was wiped out by a destructive flood of the Emory River and by the stock market crash in 1929.

Harriman and nearby Attractions

  • Roane County Park
  • Harriman Heritage Museum
  • Obed Wild and Scenic River
  • Frozen Head State Park
  • Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
  • Fort Loudoun State Historic Area

Things To Do In Harriman

While staying in Harriman, one can visit the Obed Wild and Scenic River, the Roane County Park or the Frozen Head State Park. The Harriman Heritage Museum provides insight into the area’s history. The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, the American Museum of Science and Energy, the Fort Loudoun State Historic Area and Kingstone Lisle are nearby as well. The Emory Golf and Country Club provides facilities for golfers. The Hooray for Harriman Harvest Fest is held in Harriman every October, while the city hosts the Polk Salad Festival every May.

Harriman Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at McGhee Tyson Airport.

Harriman Higher Education

Roane State Community College and Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman are the local institutions of higher education. One can also pursue higher education at The University of Tennessee.

People

Total Population 6,267
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 21.4%
Employed Population 16+ 1,868
Age of the Population 45

Families

% of people married 39%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $37,218
% Above Poverty Level 66.6%
% Below Poverty Level 33.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 1.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.5%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone 40.4%
Median Gross Rent $660
Median House Value $86,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.9%
US/American 0%
English 3.2%
Irish 11.3%

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

Harriman Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles W of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 125 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee
County Roane
Standard Zip Codes 37748
Phone Area Codes 865
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.933
Longitude -84.552

Harriman 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 ROCKWOOD 2
Distance 10.1 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
Station OAK RIDGE ATDD
Distance 18.8 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Station KNOXVILLE AP
Distance 32.9 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Emory Gap (37748)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Kingston 5,865 $60,625
Midtown 1,669 $41,125
Oakdale 198 $53,750
Oliver Springs 3,767 $47,601
Rockwood 5,466 $38,295
Wartburg 804 $51,250

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

Harriman Public Libraries

Library
Harriman Public Library
601 WALDEN STREET
Harriman, Tennessee
(865) 882-3195

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Harriman Hospitals

ROANE MEDICAL CENTER
(Government - Local)
412 DEVONIA ST
(865) 882-1323
Emergency Service: Yes

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Harriman High Schools

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HARRIMAN HIGH SCHOOL
920 NORTH ROANE ST
865-882-1821
Serves 353 students.

MIDTOWN EDUCATIONAL CENTER
3096 ROANE STATE HW
865-882-0242
A Vocational School
Serves 73 students.

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