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People

Total Population 1,978
Male Share of the Population 48.5%
Female Share of the Population 51.5%
Senior Citizens 22.6%
Employed Population 16+ 628
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 47.7%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 4.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $34,605
% Above Poverty Level 69.2%
% Below Poverty Level 30.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 8.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 32.3%
Median Gross Rent $504
Median House Value $86,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.3%
US/American 0%
English 6.5%
Irish 11.4%

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

Whitwell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles NW of Chattanooga, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 97 miles SE of Nashville, Tennessee
County Marion
Metro Area Chattanooga
Standard Zip Codes 37397
Phone Area Codes 423
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.201
Longitude -85.519

Whitwell 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 MONTEAGLE
Distance 18.7 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 43 F
Apr Temp 46 to 66 F
Jul Temp 66 to 83 F
Oct Temp 48 to 68 F
Annual Precip 63.7 inches
Station CHATTANOOGA AP
Distance 21.5 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 49 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 72 F
Annual Precip 54.5 inches
Station BRIDGEPORT 5 NW
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 28 to 48 F
Apr Temp 44 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 72 F
Annual Precip 62.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dunlap 5,022 $45,690
Jasper 3,278 $63,134
Palmer 695 $25,069
Powells Crossroads 1,359 $65,833
Signal Mountain 8,456 $112,808

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

Whitwell Public Libraries

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Orena Humphreys Public Library
"900 MAIN ST., SUITE 1"
Whitwell, Tennessee
(423) 658-6134

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WHITWELL HIGH SCHOOL
200 TIGER TR
423-658-5141
Serves 352 students.

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