Dunlap, Tennessee

According to bestitude, Dunlap, Tennessee is a small town located in Sequatchie County, just over an hour away from Chattanooga. It is a rural community with a population of just over 3,000 people. The town was founded in 1838 and was named after Revolutionary War hero Robert Dunlap.

The area is known for its rolling hills and lush green pastures, making it a great place to raise livestock or just enjoy the scenery. The city has several parks and recreational areas that are popular among locals and visitors alike. Dunlap City Park offers a playground, trails for hiking and biking, picnic areas, and even a lake for fishing. Visitors can also explore the nearby Sequatchie Valley Railroad Museum or take part in some of the many events hosted by the city throughout the year such as the annual Christmas parade or Arts in the Park festival.

In terms of education, Dunlap offers two primary schools: Dunlap Elementary School and South Pittsburg Elementary School. Dunlap High School serves as the main high school for students in grades 9-12. The town also has several churches of various denominations including Baptist, Methodist, Presbyterian, Catholic and more.

According to biotionary, the economy of Dunlap is mainly based on agriculture with local farmers growing corn, soybeans, hay, wheat and other crops. In addition to farming there are also several businesses located within town limits such as convenience stores/gas stations; home improvement stores; banks; restaurants; auto repair shops; insurance offices; grocery stores; pet stores; real estate offices; salons/barber shops; retail stores; professional services (e.g., attorneys); etcetera.

The people of Dunlap are friendly and welcoming to all who visit their small town – whether you’re looking to move there permanently or just passing through on vacation you’ll be sure to find hospitality here! There’s plenty to do both indoors and outdoors with plenty of attractions within driving distance from Chattanooga to Nashville – so there’s never a dull moment! From outdoor recreation areas like scenic parks & trails to museums & historical sites – Dunlap truly has something for everyone.

Dunlap, Tennessee

Population: 4,173. Estimated population in July 2020: 4,681 (+12.2% change)
Males: 2,031 (48.7%), Females: 2,142 (51.3%)

Sequatchie County

Zip code: 37327

Median resident age: 36.2 years
Median household income: $30,647
Median house value: $75,700

Races in Dunlap:

  • White Non-Hispanic (98.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (34.4%), German (6.5%), English (5.7%), Irish (5.6%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), Dutch (1.7%).

Elevation: 722 feet

Land area: 8.6 square miles


For population 25 years and over in Dunlap

  • High school or higher: 64.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 11.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.5%
  • Unemployed: 8.2%
  • Mean travel time to work: 23.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Dunlap city

  • Never married: 17.3%
  • Now married: 57.0%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 8.4%
  • Divorced: 14.6%

0.8% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +416 (+11.1%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Dunlap:



Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Dunlap:

  • LOVELL FIELD (about 27 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 73 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)
  • SMYRNA (about 89 miles; SMYRNA, TN; Abbreviation: MQY)

Other public-use airports nearest to Dunlap:

  • DALLAS BAY SKY PARK (about 21 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: 1A0)
  • MARION COUNTY-BROWN FIELD (about 27 miles; JASPER, TN; Abbreviation: APT)
  • MARK ANTON (about 34 miles; DAYTON, TN; Abbreviation: 2A0)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Dunlap:

  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 24 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 24 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)
  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 40 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 40 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 53 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 71 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)


Public high schools in Dunlap:

  • SEQUATCHIE COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 517; Location: 523 HWY 28 BOX 759; Grades: 09 – 12)
  • SEQ BLEDSOE VOC CTR (Location: RT 1 BOX 1976; Grades: 09 – 12)

Public primary/middle schools in Dunlap:

  • GRIFFITH ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 735; Location: 102 JONES BOX 819 DR; Grades: KG – 04)
  • SEQUATCHIE COUNTY MIDDLE (Students: 662; Location: 475 HWY 28 SOUTH BOX 789; Grades: 05 – 08)

Private primary/middle school in Dunlap:

  • DUNLAP S D A SCHOOL (Students: 23; Location: PO BOX 37; Grades: KG – 8)


Library in Dunlap:

  • SEQUATCHIE COUNTY PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $76,103; Location: 8 CHERRY STREET, WEST; 16,557 books; 322 audio materials; 1,304 video materials; 6 serial subscriptions)