Tellico Plains, TN Population

By | June 29, 2019

Population: 859. Estimated population in 2021: 930 (+8.3% change)
Males: 419 (48.8%), Females: 440 (51.2%)

Monroe County

Zip code: 37385

Median resident age: 39.0 years
Median household income: $18,750
Median house value: $62,300

Races in Tellico Plains:

  • White Non-Hispanic (96.0%)
  • Hispanic (1.7%)
  • American Indian (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.5%)
  • Filipino (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (19.7%), Irish (5.6%), German (4.4%), English (4.2%), Scotch-Irish (1.9%), Dutch (1.4%).

Elevation: 880 feet

Land area: 1.6 square miles

Population

For population 25 years and over in Tellico Plains

  • High school or higher: 56.9%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 6.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.9%
  • Unemployed: 5.1%
  • Mean travel time to work: 25.7 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Tellico Plains town

  • Never married: 16.3%
  • Now married: 48.1%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 12.6%
  • Divorced: 21.4%

0.2% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: +201 (+30.5%).

Hospitals

Hospitals/medical centers near Tellico Plains:

  • WOODS MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (about 17 miles; ETOWAH, TN)
  • SWEETWATER HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION (about 20 miles; SWEETWATER, TN)
  • ATHENS REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER (about 23 miles; ATHENS, TN)

Airports

Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Tellico Plains:

  • MC GHEE TYSON (about 37 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: TYS)
  • LOVELL FIELD (about 67 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Abbreviation: CHA)
  • RICHARD B RUSSELL (about 92 miles; ROME, GA; Abbreviation: RMG)
Other public-use airports nearest to Tellico Plains:

  • MONROE COUNTY (about 13 miles; MADISONVILLE, TN; Abbreviation: MNV)
  • MCMINN COUNTY (about 18 miles; ATHENS, TN; Abbreviation: MMI)
  • CHILHOWEE (about 23 miles; BENTON, TN; Abbreviation: 92A)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Tellico Plains:

  • LEE UNIVERSITY (about 42 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,171)
  • CLEVELAND STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; CLEVELAND, TN; Full-time enrollment: 2,022)
  • ROANE STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 42 miles; HARRIMAN, TN; Full-time enrollment: 3,490)
  • THE UNIVERSITY OF TENNESSEE (about 49 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 23,333)
  • PELLISSIPPI STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 49 miles; KNOXVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,196)
  • NORTH GEORGIA COLLEGE AND STATE UNIVERSITY (about 62 miles; DAHLONEGA, GA; Full-time enrollment: 3,119)
  • CHATTANOOGA STATE TECHNICAL COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 69 miles; CHATTANOOGA, TN; Full-time enrollment: 4,821)

Schools

Public high school in Tellico Plains:

  • TELLICO PLAINS HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 515; Location: 9180 HWY 68; Grades: 09 – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Tellico Plains:

  • TELLICO PLAINS ELEMENTARY (Students: 393; Location: 121 OLD HIGH SCHOOL RD; Grades: KG – 04)
  • TELLICO PLAINS JUNIOR HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 349; Location: 120 OLD HIGH SCHOOL RD; Grades: 05 – 08)
  • RURAL VALE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 227; Location: 395 DAUGHERTY SPR; Grades: KG – 08)
  • COKER CREEK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 122; Location: 130 RURITAN RD; Grades: KG – 08)

Libraries

Library in Tellico Plains:

  • TELLICO PLAINS PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $22,955; Location: 209 HIGHWAY 165; 7,551 books; 71 audio materials; 386 video materials; 7 serial subscriptions)

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