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Overview

Introduction to Elizabethton, Tennessee

Elizabethton, Tennessee, in Carter county, is 8 miles E of Johnson City, Tennessee and 109 miles NW of Charlotte, North Carolina. It is part of the surrounding Johnson City-Kingsport-Bristol metro area.

Elizabethton History

James Robertson and Daniel Boone were the first European explorers to come to Elizabethton, arriving in 1759. In 1775, the land for Elizabethton was purchased from Cherokee Indians during the Transylvania Purchase. Elizabethton has been the county seat of Carter County since 1796.

Elizabethton and nearby Attractions

  • Sycamore Shoals State Park
  • Buffalo Mountain Park
  • Rotary Park
  • Tipton-Hayes Historic Site
  • B. Carroll Reece Museum
  • Pine Oaks Golf Course

Things To Do In Elizabethton

The Sycamore Shoals State Park, Rotary Park and Buffalo Mountain Park provide amenities for several different types of outdoor recreation. The Rocky Mount Museum and the Hands On! Regional Museum are nearby as well. Local festivals include the Covered Bridge Celebration.

Elizabethton Transportation

Chatanooga Metropolitan airport is nearby.

Elizabethton Higher Education

The Tennessee Technological Center at Elizabethton is the local institution of higher education. Others in the neighborhood include Northeast State Technical Community College, East Tennessee State University and Appalachian State University.

Demographics

People

Total Population14,012
Male Share of the Population47.9%
Female Share of the Population52.1%
Senior Citizens23.4%
Employed Population 16+5,151
Age of the Population44

Families

% of people married40.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.5%
Median Earnings25+$24,305
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,476
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,591

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,304
% Above Poverty Level77%
% Below Poverty Level23%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home3.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.3%

Housing

People Living Alone36.7%
Median Gross Rent$557
Median House Value$116,100

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22%
Irish12.5%
English12.1%
German12%
Scottish2.9%
Italian1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Polish1.2%
Dutch1%
Swedish0.9%
Russian0.4%
Welsh0.3%
Austrian0.2%
West Indian0.1%
African0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
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Elizabethton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Carter County
Standard Zip Codes37643
P.O. Box Zip Codes37644
Phone Area Codes423
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.33
Approximate Longitude-82.23

Elizabethton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationELIZABETHTON
Distance1.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp41 to 66 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp44 to 68 F
Annual Precip43.8 inches
StationBRISTOL TRI CITY AP
Distance13.3 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp42 to 67 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip41.3 inches
StationBANNER ELK
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp19 to 41 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp57 to 77 F
Oct Temp38 to 62 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Bluff City1,682$44,286
Bristol26,734$51,103
Johnson City65,415$56,487
Jonesborough5,234$63,535
Unicoi3,573$52,038
Watauga300$45,625

Elizabethton Public Libraries

Elizabethton Carter County Public Library
201 N. SYCAMORE STREET
Elizabethton, Tennessee
(423) 547-6360

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Elizabethton Hospitals

Sycamore Shoals Hospital
(Non-profit)
1501 West Elk Avenue
(423) 542-1300

Elizabethton Public Schools

East Side Elementary
800 Siam Rd
ZIP: 37643
(423) 547-8010
Primary
Total Enrollment 440
Elizabethton High School
907 Jason Witten Way
ZIP: 37643
(423) 547-8015
High
Total Enrollment 824
Happy Valley High School
121 Warpath La
ZIP: 37643
(423) 547-4094
High
Total Enrollment 578
Happy Valley Middle School
163 Warpath La
ZIP: 37643
(423) 547-4070
Middle
Total Enrollment 441
Harold Mccormick Elementary
226 Cedar Av
ZIP: 37643
(423) 547-8020
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Hunter Elementary
145 Hope St
ZIP: 37643
(423) 547-4074
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Keenburg Elementary
139 Keenburg Rd
ZIP: 37643
(423) 547-4047
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Siam Learning Center
2543 Siam Rd
ZIP: 37643
(423) 547-4050
High
Total Enrollment 12
T A Dugger Junior High School
305 West E St
ZIP: 37643
(423) 547-8025
Middle
Total Enrollment 598
Unaka Elementary
120 Unaka Dr
ZIP: 37643
(423) 474-4110
Primary
Total Enrollment 287
Unaka High School
119 Robinson La
ZIP: 37643
(423) 474-4100
High
Total Enrollment 317
Valley Forge Elementary
1485 Riverview Dr
ZIP: 37643
(423) 547-4085
Primary
Total Enrollment 327
West Side Elementary
1310 Burgie St
ZIP: 37643
(423) 547-8030
Primary
Total Enrollment 345

Elizabethton Private Schools

East Tn Christian Home & Academy
517 Allen Ave
ZIP: 37643
Secondary
Total Enrollment 13
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