Townsend, TN Demographics


Population (year 2000): 244. Estimated population in July 2005: 258 (+5.7% change)
Males: 113 (46.3%), Females: 131 (53.7%)

Blount County

Zip code: 37882

Median resident age: 55.7 years
Median household income: $36,250 (year 2000)
Median house value: $151,900 (year 2000)

Races in Townsend:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.0%)
  • American Indian (1.2%)
  • Vietnamese (0.8%)

Ancestries: German (16.4%), English (13.9%), Irish (11.1%), Scottish (10.2%), Dutch (8.2%), Scotch-Irish (8.2%).

Elevation: 1036 feet

Land area: 0.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Townsend

  • High school or higher: 92.3%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 24.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 11.9%
  • Unemployed: 0.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 29.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Townsend city

  • Never married: 15.3%
  • Now married: 59.9%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 10.8%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

3.3% Foreign born (1.6% Europe, 1.6% North America).

Population change in the 1990s: -81 (-24.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Townsend:

  • BLOUNT MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 15 miles; MARYVILLE, TN)
  • FORT SANDERS SEVIER MEDICAL CENTER (about 15 miles; SEVIERVILLE, TN)
  • UNIVERSITY OF TN MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 20 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Townsend:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 18 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; ID: TYS)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 87 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; ID: AVL)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 109 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; ID: TRI)
Other public-use airports nearest to Townsend:

  • GATLINBURG-PIGEON FORGE (about 21 miles; SEVIERVILLE, TN; ID: GKT)
  • KNOXVILLE DOWNTOWN ISLAND (about 21 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; ID: DKX)
  • POWELL (about 30 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; ID: 9A2)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Townsend:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 26 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 26 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; FT enrollment: 5,196)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 36 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; FT enrollment: 2,073)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; FT enrollment: 3,893)
  • WESTERN CAROLINA UNIVERSITY (about 52 miles; CULLOWHEE, NC; FT enrollment: 5,843)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 57 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; FT enrollment: 3,490)
  • NORTH GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 81 miles; DAHLONEGA, GA; FT enrollment: 3,119)
Public primary/middle school in Townsend:

  • TOWNSEND ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 131; Location: 140 TIGER PO BX 399 DR; Grades: KG – 05)

Libraries

Library in Townsend:

  • MARY E. TIPPITT MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $30,845; Location: 120 TIGER DRIVE; 11,615 books; 97 audio materials; 398 video materials; 7 serial subscriptions)