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Overview

Introduction to Kingston, Tennessee

Kingston, Tennessee, in Roane county, is 33 miles W of Knoxville, Tennessee and 128 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee. The city has a population of 5,264.

Kingston History

The history of Kingston can be traced back to the construction of Fort Southwest Point in 1792. The city was founded on October 23, 1799. It was named in honor of Major Robert King, an officer at Fort Southwest Point. It became the state capital of Tennessee for one day on September 21, 1807. It is the county seat of Roane County, which was established in 1801.

Kingston and nearby Attractions

  • Kingston Waterfront Park
  • Watts Bar Lake
  • Roane County Museum of History
  • Fort Southwest Point
  • Frozen Head State Park
  • American Museum of Science and Energy

Things To Do In Kingston

Kingston offers easy access to various museums, including the Fort Loudoun State Historic Area, the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, the Oak Ridge Art Center, the American Museum of Science and Energy, the Roane County Museum of History and the Fort Southwest Point. The Kingston Waterfront Park, the Southwest Point Park and Kingston City Park are some of the local parks. The city hosts the Kingston Country Fair every September.

Kingston Transportation

Flights are available from McGhee Tyson Airport.

Kingston Higher Education

Roane State Community College is nearby. The University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Technical Community College also provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 5,865
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 26%
Employed Population 16+ 2,246
Age of the Population 49

Families

% of people married 51.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 20.6%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,625
% Above Poverty Level 88.6%
% Below Poverty Level 11.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 21 minutes
% Working from Home 3.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.4%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 35.3%
Median Gross Rent $709
Median House Value $129,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.3%
US/American 0%
English 7.9%
Irish 17.5%

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

Kingston Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 33 miles W of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 128 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee
County Roane
Standard Zip Codes 37763
Phone Area Codes 865
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.88
Longitude -84.508

Kingston 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 10.9 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 18.1 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 29.8 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Harriman 6,267 $37,218
Loudon 5,653 $44,226
Midtown 1,669 $41,125
Oakdale 198 $53,750
Oliver Springs 3,767 $47,601
Rockwood 5,466 $38,295

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

Kingston Public Libraries

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Kingston Public Library
1004 BRADFORD WAY
Kingston, Tennessee
(865) 376-9905

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Kingston High Schools

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ROANE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
540 CUMBERLAND W ST
865-376-6534
Serves 709 students.

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530 LOUDON HW
865-376-5645
Serves 254 students.

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