Introduction to Tullahoma, Tennessee

Tullahoma, Tennessee, in Coffee county, is 35 miles S of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and 64 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee. As of the year 2000 census, 17,994 people lived in Tullahoma.

Tullahoma History

Tullahoma was established in 1852 as a work camp. The name Tullahoma is derived from a Choctaw word meaning red rock. Tulkahoma later became Tullahoma after the name was corrupted. The city was incorporated in 1852.

Tullahoma and nearby Attractions

  • Staggerwing Museum
  • Big Spring Park
  • Tullahoma Plaza Shopping Center
  • Tullahoma Golf And Country Club

Things To Do In Tullahoma

The North Atlantic Street Historic District, Big Spring Park and Southside Park offer various facilities for recreation and entertainment. Shopping is available at the Northgate Mall Shopping Center and the Tullahoma Plaza Shopping Center. Local churches include the Spring Creek Church and Saint Paul’s Catholic Church. Local celebrations include the Fine Arts Festival.

Tullahoma Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

Tullahoma Higher Education

The city is home to the Motlow State Community College. Other local institutions of higher education include Middle Tennessee State University, the University of Alabama at Huntsville, David Lipscomb University and Columbia State Community College.


Total Population 19,022
Male Share of the Population 47.9%
Female Share of the Population 52.1%
Senior Citizens 18.4%
Employed Population 16+ 7,737
Age of the Population 42


% of people married 47.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 23.7%
Median Earnings25+ $30,570
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,398
Median Earnings With High School Degree $21,017


Median Family Income $46,291
% Above Poverty Level 80.5%
% Below Poverty Level 19.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 19 minutes
% Working from Home 3.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.7%
% Using Public Transportation 0.1%


People Living Alone 32.7%
Median Gross Rent $635
Median House Value $113,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.3%
US/American 0%
English 14.6%
Irish 17.6%

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

Tullahoma Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 35 miles S of Murfreesboro, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 64 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Coffee
Standard Zip Codes 37388, 37389
Phone Area Codes 931
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.361
Longitude -86.209

Tullahoma Climate

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

Distance 0.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 46 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 47 to 71 F
Annual Precip 60 inches
Distance 13.8 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 48 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 48 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.2 inches
Distance 18.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 48 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 57.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Arnold A F B (37389)

Dickel (37388)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Decherd 2,703 $40,208
Estill Springs 2,142 $52,069
Manchester 10,298 $47,794
Normandy 79 $0
Winchester 8,502 $47,875

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

Tullahoma Public Libraries

Coffee Co. Lannom Memorial Library
Tullahoma, Tennessee
(931) 455-2460
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Tullahoma Hospitals

(931) 393-3000
Emergency Service: Yes

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