Overview

Introduction to Harriman, Tennessee

Harriman, Tennessee, in Roane county, is 35 miles W of Knoxville, Tennessee and 125 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee.

Harriman History

Harriman was established in the late 19th century. It was named in honor of Walter Harriman, a governor of New Hampshire. The founders of the city also established the American Temperance University in 1893. Much of the city's industry was wiped out by a destructive flood of the Emory River and by the stock market crash in 1929.

Harriman and nearby Attractions

  • Roane County Park
  • Harriman Heritage Museum
  • Obed Wild and Scenic River
  • Frozen Head State Park
  • Children's Museum of Oak Ridge
  • Fort Loudoun State Historic Area

Things To Do In Harriman

While staying in Harriman, one can visit the Obed Wild and Scenic River, the Roane County Park or the Frozen Head State Park. The Harriman Heritage Museum provides insight into the area’s history. The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, the American Museum of Science and Energy, the Fort Loudoun State Historic Area and Kingstone Lisle are nearby as well. The Emory Golf and Country Club provides facilities for golfers. The Hooray for Harriman Harvest Fest is held in Harriman every October, while the city hosts the Polk Salad Festival every May.

Harriman Transportation

Air transport facilities are available at McGhee Tyson Airport.

Harriman Higher Education

Roane State Community College and Tennessee Technology Center at Harriman are the local institutions of higher education. One can also pursue higher education at The University of Tennessee.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,136
Male Share of the Population49.7%
Female Share of the Population50.3%
Senior Citizens19.4%
Employed Population 16+2,417
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married39.9%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher6%
Median Earnings25+$27,007
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,941
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,205

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,703
% Above Poverty Level79.1%
% Below Poverty Level20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home4.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone41.4%
Median Gross Rent$577
Median House Value$97,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)19.4%
Irish12.5%
German5.5%
English3.7%
Italian2.4%
Polish1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Swedish0.7%
Dutch0.6%
Welsh0.5%
Norwegian0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Austrian0.4%
Lithuanian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Ukrainian0.2%
Finnish0.1%
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Harriman Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyRoane County
Standard Zip Codes37748
Phone Area Codes865
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude35.93
Approximate Longitude-84.56

Harriman Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationROCKWOOD 2
Distance10.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 45 F
Apr Temp42 to 69 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 70 F
Annual Precip60.2 inches
StationOAK RIDGE ATDD
Distance18.8 miles
Jan Temp27 to 46 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp66 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip55 inches
StationKNOXVILLE AP
Distance32.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 46 F
Apr Temp47 to 69 F
Jul Temp69 to 87 F
Oct Temp48 to 70 F
Annual Precip48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Kingston5,821$78,843
Midtown1,437$46,583
Oakdale219$39,583
Oliver Springs4,489$60,455
Rockwood5,419$40,159
Wartburg954$57,083

Harriman Public Libraries

Harriman Public Library
601 WALDEN STREET
Harriman, Tennessee
(865) 882-3195

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Harriman Hospitals

Roane Medical Center
(Non-profit)
412 Devonia Street
(865) 882-1323

Harriman Public Schools

Bowers Elementary
120 Breazeale St
ZIP: 37748
(865) 882-1185
Primary
Total Enrollment 621
Harriman High School
920 North Roane St
ZIP: 37748
(865) 882-1821
High
Total Enrollment 347
Harriman Middle School
1025 Cumberland St
ZIP: 37748
(865) 882-1727
Middle
Total Enrollment 296
Midtown Educational Center
3096 Roane State Hw
ZIP: 37748
(865) 882-0242
Other
Total Enrollment 76
Midtown Elementary
2830 Roane State Hw
ZIP: 37748
(865) 882-1228
Primary
Total Enrollment 328
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