Loudon, Tennessee

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Loudon, Tennessee
Town
Loudon-tn1.jpg
Motto: "Proud of the past and focused on the future"
Location of Loudon, Tennessee
Location of Loudon, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°44′2″N 84°20′58″W / 35.73389°N 84.34944°W / 35.73389; -84.34944Coordinates: 35°44′2″N 84°20′58″W / 35.73389°N 84.34944°W / 35.73389; -84.34944
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Loudon
Settled 1790s
Incorporated 1850[1]
Named for Fort Loudoun
Government
 • Type Mayor/City Council
 • Mayor Judy McGill Keller
 • Vice Mayor Lynn Millsaps
 • Councilman Mike Cartwright
 • Councilman Judy Sampson Jones
 • Councilman Jimmy Parks
Area
 • Total 9.6 sq mi (25.0 km2)
 • Land 9.3 sq mi (24.1 km2)
 • Water 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
Elevation 837 ft (255 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 5,381
 • Density 480.3/sq mi (185.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 37774
Area code(s) 865
FIPS code 47-43780[2]
GNIS feature ID 1292101[3]

Loudon is a town in and the county seat of Loudon County,[4] Tennessee, United States. Its population was 4,476 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located in eastern Tennessee, southwest of Knoxville, on the Tennessee River. Fort Loudoun, the colonial era fort for which the city was named, is located several miles to the south in Monroe County.

Geography[edit]

Loudon is located at 35°44′2″N 84°20′58″W / 35.73389°N 84.34944°W / 35.73389; -84.34944 (35.733856, -84.349417).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 square miles (25 km2), of which 9.3 square miles (24 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (3.42%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 2,578
1940 3,017 17.0%
1950 3,567 18.2%
1960 3,812 6.9%
1970 3,728 −2.2%
1980 3,943 5.8%
1990 4,026 2.1%
2000 4,476 11.2%
2010 5,381 20.2%
Est. 2012 5,631 4.6%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 5,381 people, 1,910 households. The population density was 389.4 people per square mile (185.4/km²). There were 2,426 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 78.4% White, 2.9% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 1.2% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.1% of the population.

There were 1,910 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,225, and the median income for a family was $39,410. Males had a median income of $31,229 versus $20,611 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,281. About 10.7% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

Climate[edit]

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Loudon has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

Climate data for Loudon, Tennessee
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10
(50)
12
(54)
16
(61)
22
(72)
27
(80)
31
(88)
33
(91)
32
(90)
29
(85)
23
(74)
16
(61)
11
(51)
21.8
(71.4)
Average low °C (°F) −2
(29)
−1
(30)
2
(35)
7
(44)
12
(54)
17
(62)
19
(66)
18
(65)
14
(58)
8
(46)
2
(35)
−2
(29)
7.8
(46.1)
Precipitation cm (inches) 13
(5)
13
(5.1)
13.5
(5.3)
10.9
(4.3)
9.7
(3.8)
10
(4)
12.4
(4.9)
9.9
(3.9)
8.1
(3.2)
7.4
(2.9)
8.9
(3.5)
12.4
(4.9)
129.2
(50.8)
Source: Weatherbase [9]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  7. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 11 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Loudon, Tennessee
  9. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013.  Retrieved on September 20, 2013.