Whitwell, TN Population

Population: 1,660. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,604 (-3.4% change)
Males: 759 (45.7%), Females: 901 (54.3%)

Marion County

Zip code: 37397

Median resident age: 41.1 years
Median household income: $25,458
Median house value: $65,600

Races in Whitwell:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.2%)
  • Black (2.2%)
  • Hispanic (0.6%)

Ancestries: United States (25.4%), English (22.6%), Irish (8.3%), German (3.3%), Dutch (3.2%), Italian (1.4%).

Elevation: 675 feet

Land area: 3.3 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Whitwell

  • High school or higher: 49.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 4.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.1%
  • Unemployed: 10.0%
  • Mean travel time to work: 32.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Whitwell city

  • Never married: 18.1%
  • Now married: 54.4%
  • Separated: 1.7%
  • Widowed: 11.2%
  • Divorced: 14.7%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +47 (+2.9%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Whitwell:

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Whitwell:

  • LOVELL FIELD (about 25 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 64 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)
  • SMYRNA (about 89 miles; SMYRNA, TN; Abbreviation: MQY)
Other public-use airports nearest to Whitwell:

  • MARION COUNTY-BROWN FIELD (about 12 miles; JASPER, TN; Abbreviation: APT)
  • DALLAS BAY SKY PARK (about 25 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: 1A0)
  • FRANKLIN COUNTY (about 26 miles; SEWANEE, TN; Abbreviation: UOS)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Whitwell:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE-CHATTANOOGA (about 19 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 6,914)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 21 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)
  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 46 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 46 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • MOTLOW STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 50 miles; Tullahoma, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,256)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 66 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • ALABAMA A & M UNIVERSITY (about 77 miles; NORMAL, AL; Full-time enrollment: 4,886)

Schools

Public high school in Whitwell:

  • WHITWELL HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 352; Location: 200 TIGER TR; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Whitwell:

  • WHITWELL ELEMENTARY (Students: 552; Location: 150 TIGER TRAIL; Grades: KG – 04)
  • WHITWELL MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 340; Location: 1130 MAIN ST; Grades: 05 – 08)

Libraries

Library in Whitwell:

  • ORENA HUMPHREYS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $45,991; Location: 900 MAIN ST., SUITE 1; 13,887 books; 152 audio materials; 1,061 video materials; 26 serial subscriptions)

 

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