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Overview

Introduction to Lenoir City, Tennessee

Lenoir City, Tennessee, in Loudon county, is 21 miles SW of Knoxville, Tennessee and 141 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Knoxville metropolitan area.

Lenoir City History

Lenoir City was established in 1840. The official incorporation of the city took place in 1907. The area was named in honor of General William Lenoir, who, along with his son, was instrumental in building and operating one of the initial cotton mills in the South.

Lenoir City and nearby Attractions

  • American Museum of Science and Energy
  • East Tennessee Historical Society Museum
  • Oak Ridge Art Center
  • Frank H. McClung Museum
  • Cove Lake State Park
  • Hiwassee River State Park

Things To Do In Lenoir City

Popular shopping destinations in the area include Twin Lakes Plaza Shopping Center, Lenoir City Plaza Shopping Center and Lenoir City Shopping Center. The parks in the area offering facilities for recreation include Lenoir City Park, the Lenoir City Area Recreation Complex and Rock Springs Park. Local churches include the Silver Ridge Baptist Church, the Central United Methodist Church and the Lighthouse Baptist Church.

Lenoir City Transportation

Knoxville McGhee Tyson Airport is nearby.

Lenoir City Higher Education

Higher education can be pursued at Roane State Community College, Carson-Newman College and Walters State Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population8,965
Male Share of the Population47.5%
Female Share of the Population52.5%
Senior Citizens11.5%
Employed Population 16+3,549
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher13.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,154
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,975
Median Earnings With High School Degree$21,444

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,882
% Above Poverty Level73.6%
% Below Poverty Level26.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home1.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone27.5%
Median Gross Rent$718
Median House Value$112,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)34%
Irish11.3%
English7.9%
German6.4%
Scottish1.5%
Ugandan1%
African1%
Polish0.9%
Austrian0.8%
Dutch0.7%
Italian0.7%
French Except Basque0.6%
Welsh0.4%
Slovak0.1%
Norwegian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Lenoir City Almanac

CategoryValue
County Loudon County
Standard Zip Codes37771, 37772
Phone Area Codes865
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude35.8
Approximate Longitude-84.27

Lenoir City Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationLENOIR CITY
Distance1.1 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip52.8 inches
StationOAK RIDGE ATDD
Distance15.2 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
Distance15.4 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
Farragut21,690$125,625
Friendsville823$50,500
Greenback1,020$68,214
Loudon5,701$44,963
Louisville4,114$66,875
Philadelphia1,023$0

Lenoir City Public Libraries

Lenoir City Public Library
100 WEST BROADWAY
Lenoir City, Tennessee
(865) 986-3210

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Lenoir City Hospitals

Fort Loudoun Medical Center
(Non-profit)
550 Fort Loudoun Medical Center Dr
(865) 271-6000

Lenoir City Public Schools

Eaton Elementary
423 Hickory Creek Rd
ZIP: 37771
(865) 986-2420
Primary
Total Enrollment 771
Lenoir City Elementary
203 Kelly La
ZIP: 37771
(865) 986-2009
Primary
Total Enrollment 548
Lenoir City High School
1485 Old Hwy 95
ZIP: 37771
(865) 986-2072
High
Total Enrollment 1250
Lenoir City Middle School
2141 Harrison Av
ZIP: 37771
(865) 986-2038
Middle
Total Enrollment 599
North Middle School
421 Hickory Creek Rd
ZIP: 37771
(865) 986-9944
Middle
Total Enrollment 737
Highland Park Elementary
4404 Hwy 11 E
ZIP: 37772
(865) 986-2241
Primary
Total Enrollment 383

Lenoir City Private Schools

Crossroads Christian Academy
1963 Martel Rd
ZIP: 37772
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 109
Lenoir City Christian Academy
2085 Simpson Rd E
ZIP: 37772
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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