Tazewell, TN Population

Population: 2,165. Estimated population in July 2020: 2,150 (-0.7% change)
Males: 978 (45.2%), Females: 1,187 (54.8%)

Claiborne County

Zip code: 37879

Median resident age: 41.4 years
Median household income: $22,288
Median house value: $68,800

Races in Tazewell:

  • White Non-Hispanic (93.3%)
  • Black (4.0%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Hispanic (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (18.3%), Irish (13.1%), English (7.9%), German (4.4%), Scotch-Irish (3.6%), French (3.2%).

Elevation: 1350 feet

Land area: 4.4 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Tazewell

  • High school or higher: 57.0%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 7.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.3 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tazewell town

  • Never married: 21.2%
  • Now married: 50.4%
  • Separated: 1.8%
  • Widowed: 13.1%
  • Divorced: 13.6%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -46 (-2.1%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in Tazewell:

  • CLAIBORNE COUNTY HOSPITAL (1000 OLD KNOXVILLE HIGHWAY, PO BOX 219)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Tazewell:

  • MIDDLESBORO ARH HOSPITAL (about 16 miles; MIDDLESBORO, KY)
  • PINEVILLE COMMUNITY HOSP (about 23 miles; PINEVILLE, KY)
  • LAKEWAY REGIONAL HOSPITAL (about 25 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tazewell:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 54 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • TRI-CITIES RGNL TN/VA (about 81 miles; BRISTOL/JOHNSON/KINGSPORT, TN; Abbreviation: TRI)
  • ASHEVILLE REGIONAL (about 101 miles; ASHEVILLE, NC; Abbreviation: AVL)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tazewell:

  • NEW TAZEWELL MUNICIPAL (about 5 miles; TAZEWELL, TN; Abbreviation: 3A2)
  • MIDDLESBORO-BELL COUNTY (about 16 miles; MIDDLESBORO, KY; Abbreviation: 1A6)
  • MOORE-MURRELL (about 25 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Abbreviation: MOR)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tazewell:

  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 25 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 28 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 42 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 76 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • NORTHEAST STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 84 miles; BLOUNTVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,729)
  • EAST TENNESSEE STATE UNIVERSITY (about 84 miles; JOHNSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 9,498)

Schools

Public high schools in Tazewell:

  • CLAIBORNE ADULT HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 1802 MAIN ST; Grades: 12 – 12)
  • THE RENAISSANCE CENTER (Location: 1325 CLAIBORNE ST; Grades: 07 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Tazewell:

  • SOLDERS MEMORIAL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 588; Location: 1510 LEGION ST; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • SPRINGDALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 387; Location: 1915 HWY 25 E S; Grades: KG – 06)

Libraries

Library in Tazewell:

  • BARBARA REYNOLDS CARR MEMORIAL LIBRARY (Operating income: $57,513; Location: 1720 EPPES ST.; 18,445 books; 325 audio materials; 1,651 video materials; 19 serial subscriptions)

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