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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.

People

Total Population 8,943
Male Share of the Population 48%
Female Share of the Population 52%
Senior Citizens 9.6%
Employed Population 16+ 3,633
Age of the Population 32

Families

% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.2%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $40,710
% Above Poverty Level 72.2%
% Below Poverty Level 27.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.8%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 28.9%
Median Gross Rent $726
Median House Value $113,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 31.7%
US/American 0%
English 8.8%
Irish 11.6%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lenoir City Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles SW of Knoxville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 141 miles N of Atlanta, Georgia
County Loudon
Metro Area Knoxville
Standard Zip Codes 37771, 37772
Phone Area Codes 865
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.797
Longitude -84.256

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)

Station LENOIR CITY
Distance 1.1 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 47 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 52.8 inches
Station OAK RIDGE ATDD
Distance 15.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 46 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 55 inches
Station KNOXVILLE AP
Distance 15.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 46 F
Apr Temp 47 to 69 F
Jul Temp 69 to 87 F
Oct Temp 48 to 70 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Farragut 21,374 $123,402
Friendsville 912 $51,083
Greenback 1,021 $61,023
Loudon 5,653 $44,226
Louisville 4,092 $62,279
Philadelphia 1,020 $35,469

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Lenoir City Public Libraries

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

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Lenoir City Hospitals

FORT LOUDOUN MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
550 FORT LOUDOUN MEDICAL CENTER DR
(865) 271-6000
Emergency Service: Yes

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LENOIR CITY HIGH SCHOOL
1485 OLD HIGHWAY 95
865-986-2072
Serves 1,110 students.

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