Viola, Tennessee

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Viola, Tennessee
Town
Viola Town Hall
Viola Town Hall
Location of Viola, Tennessee
Location of Viola, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°32′17″N 85°51′38″W / 35.53806°N 85.86056°W / 35.53806; -85.86056Coordinates: 35°32′17″N 85°51′38″W / 35.53806°N 85.86056°W / 35.53806; -85.86056
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Warren
Incorporated 1901[1]
Named for Viola, character in Shakespeare's Twelfth Night[2]
Government
 • Type Mayor and Board of Aldermen
 • Mayor Carl Bouldin
Area
 • Total 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Land 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,001 ft (305 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 131
 • Density 776.0/sq mi (299.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 37394
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-77400[3]
GNIS feature ID 1304310[4]

Viola is a town in Warren County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 129 at the 2000 census and 131 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

Viola is located at 35°32′17″N 85°51′38″W / 35.53806°N 85.86056°W / 35.53806; -85.86056 (35.538085, -85.860606).[5]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), all of it land.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 177
1920 183 3.4%
1930 250 36.6%
1940 240 −4.0%
1950 223 −7.1%
1960 206 −7.6%
1970 193 −6.3%
1980 149 −22.8%
1990 123 −17.4%
2000 129 4.9%
2010 131 1.6%
Est. 2012 131 0.0%
Sources:[6][7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 129 people, 52 households, and 37 families residing in the town. The population density was 776.0 people per square mile (293.0/km²). There were 59 housing units at an average density of 354.9 per square mile (134.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 85.27% White, 3.88% African American, 4.65% from other races, and 6.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.20% of the population.

There were 52 households out of which 23.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 15.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.8% were non-families. 25.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the town the population was spread out with 19.4% under the age of 18, 13.2% from 18 to 24, 27.1% from 25 to 44, 24.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 103.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $37,188, and the median income for a family was $46,750. Males had a median income of $35,313 versus $31,250 for females. The per capita income for the town was $18,803. There were 7.7% of families and 16.0% of the population living below the poverty line, including 14.8% of under eighteens and 12.5% of those over 64.

Arts and culture[edit]

Annual cultural events[edit]

The town hosts the annual Viola Valley Homecoming which features a parade, tractor pull, and other events.[8][9] The town is also about 15 miles from Great Stage Park, the location of the annual Bonnaroo Music Festival.

Museums[edit]

The Viola Valley Farmer's Museum & Collectibles features farm equipment, and collectibles.[citation needed]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  2. ^ Warren County, Tennessee Century Farms. Retrieved: 28 February 2013.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  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. ^ "Viola Valley fun to start Friday". Southern Standard. 
  9. ^ Elmore, Joe. "Tennessee Crossroads: Viola Homecoming". TN Crossroads TV. Retrieved 22 March 2012.