La Follette, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 7,926. Estimated population in 2021: 8,166 (+3.0% change)
Males: 3,589 (45.3%), Females: 4,337 (54.7%)

Zip code: 37766

Median resident age: 39.9 years
Median household income: $18,370
Median house value: $51,700

Races in La Follette:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.7%)
  • American Indian (1.0%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
  • Black (0.5%)

Ancestries: United States (19.4%), English (15.8%), Irish (7.1%), German (4.8%), Scotch-Irish (2.6%), Dutch (1.1%).

Land area: 4.9 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in La Follette

  • High school or higher: 53.8%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 5.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.2%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work: 27.0 minutes

For population 15 years and over in La Follette city

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 51.9%
  • Separated: 3.3%
  • Widowed: 12.9%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

1.6% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +361 (+4.8%).

Hospitals

Hospital/medical center in La Follette:

  • ST MARY’S MEDICAL CTR OF CAMPBELL CO (923 EAST CENTRAL AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near La Follette:

  • JELLICO COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (about 14 miles; JELLICO, TN)
  • METHODIST MED CENTER OF OAK RIDGE (about 20 miles; OAK RIDGE, TN)
  • RIDGEVIEW PSYCHIATRIC HOSP AND CENTER (about 29 miles; OAK RIDGE, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to La Follette:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 41 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 119 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • BLUE GRASS (about 119 miles; LEXINGTON, KY; Abbreviation: LEX)
Other public-use airports nearest to La Follette:

  • CAMPBELL COUNTY (about 4 miles; JACKSBORO, TN; Abbreviation: JAU)
  • POWELL (about 26 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: 9A2)
  • MC CREARY COUNTY (about 28 miles; PINE KNOT, KY; Abbreviation: 18I)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to La Follette:

  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 29 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 29 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • CARSON-NEWMAN COLLEGE (about 49 miles; JEFFERSON CITY, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,073)
  • WALTERS STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 61 miles; MORRISTOWN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,893)
  • TENNESSEE TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY (about 94 miles; COOKEVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 7,204)
  • EASTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 95 miles; RICHMOND, KY; Full-time enrollment: 11,214)
Public primary/middle schools in La Follette:

  • LA FOLLETTE EAST ELEMENTARY (Students: 963; Location: 860 E CHESTNUT ST; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LA FOLLETTE MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 581; Location: 1309 EAST CENTRAL AV; Grades: 06 – 08)
  • VALLEY VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 402; Location: 1187 OLD MIDDLESBORO HW; Grades: PK – 05)
  • LA FOLLETTE WEST ELEMENTARY (Students: 378; Location: 318 W BEECH ST; Grades: KG – 05)

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