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Overview

Introduction to La Follette, Tennessee

La Follette, Tennessee, in Campbell county, is 31 miles N of Knoxville, Tennessee and 112 miles S of Lexington, Kentucky.

La Follette History

Around 1890, Grant and Harvey LaFollete bought thirty seven thousand acres of land at the site where La Follette currently lies. Subsequently, they established the LaFollette Coal, Iron and Railway Company so that they could exploit the mineral resources that they observed. In 1897, the city of La Follette was officially incorporated.

La Follette and nearby Attractions

  • Indian Mountain State Park
  • Museum of Appalachia
  • Big Ridge State Park
  • Norris Dam State Park
  • William Blount Mansion
  • Cumberland Gap National Historic Park

Things To Do In La Follette

Woodsons Mall Shopping Center is the local shopping destination in the area. The parks in the area offer a host of recreational facilities, including the Big South Fork National River and Recreation Area, the Indian Mountain State Park, the Cove Lake State Park and the Frozen Head State Park. The Children's Museum of Oak Ridge, the Knoxville Museum of Art and the East Tennessee Historical Society Museum provide insight into the area’s history. Local churches include the First Independent Missionary Baptist Church, Charity Worship Center and Midway Baptist Church.

La Follette Transportation

McGhee Tyson Airport offers facilities for air transportation.

La Follette Higher Education

Students in the area can pursue higher education at Roane State Community College, the University of Tennessee and Walters State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,983
Male Share of the Population48.1%
Female Share of the Population51.9%
Senior Citizens20.1%
Employed Population 16+2,122
Age of the Population40

Families

% of people married38.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher7.1%
Median Earnings25+$20,892
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,841
Median Earnings With High School Degree$18,645

Wealth

Median Family Income$33,264
% Above Poverty Level70.9%
% Below Poverty Level29.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time26 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone35%
Median Gross Rent$536
Median House Value$59,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)10.2%
Irish7.4%
English6.1%
German5%
Scottish1.4%
Italian0.9%
French Except Basque0.7%
Polish0.6%
West Indian0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Russian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Swedish0.1%
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La Follette Almanac

CategoryValue
County Campbell County
Standard Zip Codes37766, 37729
Phone Area Codes423
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude36.37
Approximate Longitude-84.12

La Follette Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationNORRIS
Distance12.8 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp39 to 70 F
Jul Temp63 to 86 F
Oct Temp42 to 70 F
Annual Precip54.3 inches
StationMIDDLESBORO 2 N
Distance23.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 45 F
Apr Temp39 to 68 F
Jul Temp62 to 87 F
Oct Temp43 to 69 F
Annual Precip51.2 inches
StationWILLIAMSBURG
Distance23.9 miles
Jan Temp24 to 44 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 85 F
Oct Temp43 to 68 F
Annual Precip50.8 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Caryville2,731$43,533
Clinton9,961$54,375
Jacksboro2,085$51,250
Jellico2,427$34,348
Lake City1,886$33,833
Norris1,622$82,120

La Follette Public Schools

Lafollette Middle School
1309 East Central Av
ZIP: 37766
(423) 562-8448
Middle
Total Enrollment 482

La Follette Private Schools

Christian Academy Of Campbell County
2709 General Carl W Stiner Hwy
ZIP: 37766
Elementary
Total Enrollment 95
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