Tellico Plains, Tennessee

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Tellico Plains, Tennessee

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Tellico Plains Affordability of Rents
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Tellico Plains Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Tellico Plains, Tennessee

Comparing Tellico Plains 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
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Male Share of the Population 7 8
Age of the Population 7 6
Racial Diversity 6 4
Senior Citizens 5 5
Female Share of the Population 4 3
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2


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


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 10
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Public Transportation Use 5 5
Short Commute Times 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 10 9
Affordability of Rents 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 9 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 4 6


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

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Tellico Plains Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 46 miles SW of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 111 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County Monroe
Standard Zip Codes 37385
Phone Area Codes 423
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.362
Longitude -84.294

Tellico Plains Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station ATHENS
Distance 17 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 47 F
Apr Temp 43 to 70 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches
Station TAPOCO
Distance 21.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 60 inches
Distance 28.4 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 49 F
Apr Temp 40 to 69 F
Jul Temp 62 to 86 F
Oct Temp 42 to 71 F
Annual Precip 66.1 inches
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Tellico Plains Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 859 100%
Male 419 48.8%
Female 440 51.2%
Under 18 197 22.9%
18+ 662 77.1%
65+ 129 15%
Median Age 39
Average Family Size 2.92
White 831 96.7%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 7 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.8%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 13 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 15 1.7%

Estimated Tellico Plains Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 930
Growth 71
Growth % 8.3%

Tellico Plains 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 45.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 15.5%
German 8.4%
Irish 8.2%
English 7.3%
Scotch-Irish 4.3%
Italian 2.7%
French (except Basque) 2.4%
Polish 1.9%
Dutch 1.1%
Scottish 0.5%
Norwegian 0.5%
European 0.5%
Swedish 0.5%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Tellico Plains 859 $31,087
Athens 13,220 $39,563
Englewood 1,590 $29,792
Etowah 3,663 $33,034
Madisonville 3,939 $31,918
Niota 781 $36,136
Vonore 1,162 $41,125

Tellico Plains Public Libraries

Tellico Plains Public Library
209 HIGHWAY 165
Tellico Plains, Tennessee
(423) 253-7388

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Tellico Plains High Schools (2004)

9180 HWY 68
Serves 515 students.

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