|City of Tusculum|
Location of Tusculum, Tennessee
|Named for||Ancient Tusculum|
|• Mayor||John Foster|
|• Vice Mayor||Alan Corley|
|• City Commissioner||Barbara Britton|
|• Total||4.8 sq mi (12.5 km2)|
|• Land||4.8 sq mi (12.5 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||1,493 ft (455 m)|
|• Density||550/sq mi (210/km2)|
|Time zone||Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EDT (UTC-4)|
|ZIP codes||37616 & 37745|
|GNIS feature ID||1273106|
Tusculum is a city in Greene County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,663 at the 2010 census. It is the home of Tusculum College, the oldest university in Tennessee and the 28th oldest in the United States. Tusculum is a suburb of nearby Greeneville. The population of both Greeneville and Tusculum combined is approximately 17,725 at the 2010 census. Greene Valley Development Center is located in Tusculum.
Tusculum is located at .(36.175697, -82.750728)
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,004 people, 590 households, and 437 families residing in the city. The population density was 445.4 people per square mile (171.9/km²). There were 620 housing units at an average density of 137.8 per square mile (53.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.41% White, 3.64% African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.50% Asian, 0.05% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.
There were 590 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.4% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.8% were non-families. 23.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.28 and the average family size was 2.66.
In the city the population was spread out with 12.7% under the age of 18, 18.3% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 28.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 106.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 104.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,460, and the median income for a family was $50,074. Males had a median income of $31,607 versus $23,594 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,834. About 5.8% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.
Tusculum is home to the main campus of Tusculum College.
Greene County Public Schools operates one elementary school in Tusculum; Doak Elementary School, serving grades Pk-5. Chuckey-Doak Middle School and Chuckey-Doak High School are located nearby in Afton also operated by Greene County Public Schools.
Tusculum has a branch post office located on the college campus, the main zip code for Tusculum is 37745, although some portions of the city are in Afton's zip code, 37616.
The City of Tusculum operates and Manages:
- Tusculum City Park
- Tusculum Linear Park Trail (Greenway)
State Route 107 formerly went through downtown Tusculum, it has since been rerouted along U.S. Route 11E and US Route 321 on the north side of the city and on a new alignment of SR-107 on the east side of the city, titled Tusculum Bypass. US-11E and US-321 run concurrently on the north side of the city. SR-351 also junctions with SR-107 on the southeast side of the city. The main road through downtown is Erwin Highway.
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