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Overview

Introduction to Rockwood, Tennessee

Rockwood, Tennessee, in Roane county, is 43 miles W of Knoxville, Tennessee and 119 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee. The city is home to some 5,774 residents.

Rockwood History

Rockwood was a Cherokee village in the late 1700s. General John T. Wilder founded it as the headquarters of the Roane Iron Company in the late 1860s. The city was named in honor of William O. Rockwood, the 1st president of the Roane Iron Company.

Rockwood and nearby Attractions

  • Mount Roosevelt State Forest
  • Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Military Memorial Museum
  • Frozen Head State Park
  • Fort Loudoun State Historic Area
  • Kingstone Lisle (Home of Thomas Hughes)

Things To Do In Rockwood

While staying in Rockwood, one can visit the Mount Roosevelt State Forest, the Frozen Head State Park and the Cumberland Mountain State Park. The Rockwood Golf and Country Club provides facilities for local golfers. History buffs should visit the Fort Loudoun State Historic Area and the Military Memorial Museum. The city is also home to the Rockwood United Methodist Church, the Pond Grove Baptist Church, the First Presbyterian Church and Cardiff Church. Rockwood hosts the Family Fall Festival every October.

Rockwood Transportation

McGhee Tyson Airport provides facilities for air transportation.

Rockwood Higher Education

Roane State Community College, Cleveland State Community College and Lee University provide higher education in the area.

Demographics

People

Total Population5,443
Male Share of the Population48.3%
Female Share of the Population51.7%
Senior Citizens18.1%
Employed Population 16+2,146
Age of the Population47

Families

% of people married48.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher10.2%
Median Earnings25+$26,037
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$6,935
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,654

Wealth

Median Family Income$41,207
% Above Poverty Level73.9%
% Below Poverty Level26.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone38.8%
Median Gross Rent$564
Median House Value$73,200

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)21%
Irish10.7%
English10.2%
German5.7%
Italian3.7%
Scottish1.7%
Welsh1.7%
French Except Basque1.1%
Dutch1.1%
Greek0.4%
African0.3%
Polish0.3%
Romanian0.2%
Canadian0.1%
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Rockwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Roane County
Standard Zip Codes37854
Phone Area Codes865
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude35.87
Approximate Longitude-84.67

Rockwood 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
Distance1.4 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
StationLENOIR CITY
Distance24.1 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
StationCROSSVILLE EXP STN
Distance27.2 miles
Jan Temp23 to 43 F
Apr Temp42 to 65 F
Jul Temp62 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 68 F
Annual Precip60.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crab Orchard758$37,054
Harriman6,223$41,859
Kingston5,841$66,917
Midtown1,539$45,326
Oakdale194$48,750

Rockwood Public Libraries

Rockwood Public Library
117 NORTH FRONT STREET
Rockwood, Tennessee
(865) 354-1281

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Rockwood Public Schools

Pine View Elementary
349 Daysville Rd
ZIP: 37854
(865) 354-1986
Primary
Total Enrollment 202
Ridge View Elementary
625 Pumphouse Rd
ZIP: 37854
(865) 354-2111
Primary
Total Enrollment 652
Rockwood High School
512 West Rockwood St
ZIP: 37854
(865) 354-0882
High
Total Enrollment 435
Rockwood Middle School
434 West Rockwood St
ZIP: 37854
(865) 354-0931
Middle
Total Enrollment 338
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