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Overview

Introduction to Kingston, Tennessee

Kingston, Tennessee, in Roane county, is 33 miles W of Knoxville, Tennessee and 128 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee. The city has a population of 5,264.

Kingston History

The history of Kingston can be traced back to the construction of Fort Southwest Point in 1792. The city was founded on October 23, 1799. It was named in honor of Major Robert King, an officer at Fort Southwest Point. It became the state capital of Tennessee for one day on September 21, 1807. It is the county seat of Roane County, which was established in 1801.

Kingston and nearby Attractions

  • Kingston Waterfront Park
  • Watts Bar Lake
  • Roane County Museum of History
  • Fort Southwest Point
  • Frozen Head State Park
  • American Museum of Science and Energy

Things To Do In Kingston

Kingston offers easy access to various museums, including the Fort Loudoun State Historic Area, the Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, the Oak Ridge Art Center, the American Museum of Science and Energy, the Roane County Museum of History and the Fort Southwest Point. The Kingston Waterfront Park, the Southwest Point Park and Kingston City Park are some of the local parks. The city hosts the Kingston Country Fair every September.

Kingston Transportation

Flights are available from McGhee Tyson Airport.

Kingston Higher Education

Roane State Community College is nearby. The University of Tennessee and Pellissippi State Technical Community College also provide facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,841
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens25.9%
Employed Population 16+2,513
Age of the Population49

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.8%
Median Earnings25+$34,123
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$25,217
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,408

Wealth

Median Family Income$66,917
% Above Poverty Level88.7%
% Below Poverty Level11.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time21 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work2%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.8%
Median Gross Rent$702
Median House Value$143,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.8%
Irish16.4%
German15.9%
English7.4%
Polish2%
Norwegian1.4%
French Except Basque1.4%
Russian1.3%
Scottish1%
Welsh0.9%
Italian0.7%
West Indian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Arab0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
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Kingston Almanac

CategoryValue
County Roane County
Standard Zip Codes37763
Phone Area Codes865
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.87
Approximate Longitude-84.51

Kingston 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
Distance10.9 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
Distance18.1 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
Distance29.8 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
Harriman6,223$41,859
Loudon5,701$44,963
Midtown1,539$45,326
Oakdale194$48,750
Oliver Springs4,110$52,188
Rockwood5,443$41,207

Kingston Public Libraries

Kingston Public Library
1004 BRADFORD WAY
Kingston, Tennessee
(865) 376-9905

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Kingston Public Schools

Cherokee Middle School
200 Paint Rock Ferry Rd
ZIP: 37763
(865) 376-9281
Middle
Total Enrollment 533
Kingston Elementary
2000 Kingston Hw
ZIP: 37763
(865) 376-5252
Primary
Total Enrollment 681
Midway Elementary
130 Laurel Bluff Rd
ZIP: 37763
(865) 376-2341
Primary
Total Enrollment 374
Midway High School
530 Loudon Hw
ZIP: 37763
(865) 376-5645
High
Total Enrollment 287
Roane County High School
540 W. Cumberland St
ZIP: 37763
(865) 376-6534
High
Total Enrollment 732

Kingston Private Schools

Calvary Baptist School
900 Sturgess St
ZIP: 37763
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 51
Kingston Academy
183 Fiddlers Ln
ZIP: 37763
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 59
Michael Dunn Center
629 Gallaher Rd
ZIP: 37763
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 20
Sailaway Learning & Academy
106 Armour Rd
ZIP: 37763
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 18
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