South Pittsburg, Tennessee

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For the town in Hardin County, Tennessee, see Pittsburg Landing, Tennessee.
South Pittsburg, Tennessee
City
Location of South Pittsburg, Tennessee
Location of South Pittsburg, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°0′30″N 85°42′38″W / 35.00833°N 85.71056°W / 35.00833; -85.71056Coordinates: 35°0′30″N 85°42′38″W / 35.00833°N 85.71056°W / 35.00833; -85.71056
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Marion
Area
 • Total 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)
 • Land 5.9 sq mi (15.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 630 ft (192 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 2,992
 • Density 556.3/sq mi (214.8/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37380
Area code(s) 423
FIPS code 47-70060[1]
GNIS feature ID 1314091[2]

South Pittsburg is a city in Marion County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 2,992 at the 2010 census. South Pittsburg is home to the National Cornbread Festival.

History[edit]

A post office was established with the name "South Pittsburg" on May 23, 1876. The city was named in honor of the industrial heritage of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Geography[edit]

South Pittsburg is located at 35°0′30″N 85°42′38″W / 35.00833°N 85.71056°W / 35.00833; -85.71056 (35.008342, -85.710645)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.9 square miles (15 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 1,479
1900 1,789 21.0%
1910 2,106 17.7%
1920 2,356 11.9%
1930 2,103 −10.7%
1940 2,285 8.7%
1950 2,573 12.6%
1960 4,130 60.5%
1970 3,613 −12.5%
1980 3,636 0.6%
1990 3,295 −9.4%
2000 3,295 0.0%
2010 2,992 −9.2%
Est. 2012 3,100 3.6%
Sources:[4][5]

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,295 people, 1,328 households, and 861 families residing in the city. The population density was 556.3 people per square mile (214.9/km²). There were 1,464 housing units at an average density of 247.2 per square mile (95.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.64% White, 17.51% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 1,328 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $26,000, and the median income for a family was $31,809. Males had a median income of $30,813 versus $20,948 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,021. About 18.4% of families and 20.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.5% of those under age 18 and 14.6% of those age 65 or over.

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