Whitwell, Tennessee

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Whitwell, Tennessee

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High Points

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

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Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Whitwell Affordability of Property Taxes

Comparative Profile of Whitwell, Tennessee

Comparing Whitwell 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
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Age of the Population 8 8
Senior Citizens 7 7
Racial Diversity 6 4
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 1
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 5
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 3 5
People in Middle Class or Better 3 4
Median Family Income 2 2
College Educated Adults 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 6 7
Working at Home 2 2
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2
Short Commute Times 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Housing Recently Built 8 5
Affordability of Rents 6 6
People Living Alone 5 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 2 4
Low Property Crime 2 4

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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
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Whitwell Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,660 100%
Male 759 45.7%
Female 901 54.3%
Under 18 332 20%
18+ 1,328 80%
65+ 290 17.5%
Median Age 41.1
Average Family Size 2.85
White 1,616 97.3%
African-American 36 2.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 5 0.3%
Mixed Race 3 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 0.6%

Estimated Whitwell Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,604
Growth -56
Growth % -3.4%

Whitwell 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 38%
English 27%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 12.8%
Irish 9%
German 3.8%
Scotch-Irish 1.9%
Dutch 1.9%
Italian 1.4%
Scottish 1.1%
European 0.9%
Welsh 0.9%
French (except Basque) 0.8%
Swiss 0.5%
Norwegian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Whitwell 1,660 $31,151
Dunlap 4,173 $34,542
Jasper 3,214 $42,467
Palmer 726 $23,929
Powells Crossroads 1,286 $42,727
Signal Mountain 7,429 $86,997
Tracy City 1,679 $28,864

Whitwell Public Libraries

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

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Whitwell High Schools (2004)

Serves 352 students.

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1. Oceana, West Virginia 88   25.6% 15.3% 8.8% 34 $25,938 6.1% 1.4% 1,550 33.5% 35.5 0.3% 10.3
2. Sumiton, Alabama 86.7   26.6% 15.8% 8.7% 30 $36,086 5.7% 6.8% 2,665 17% 103.9 0.7% 3.8
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