Midtown, Tennessee

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This article is about the unincorporated community in Roane County, Tennessee. For Midtown in Memphis, see Midtown, Memphis. For other uses, see Midtown (disambiguation).
Midtown, Tennessee
Census-designated place
Location of Midtown, Tennessee
Location of Midtown, Tennessee
Coordinates: 35°52′55″N 84°33′53″W / 35.88194°N 84.56472°W / 35.88194; -84.56472Coordinates: 35°52′55″N 84°33′53″W / 35.88194°N 84.56472°W / 35.88194; -84.56472
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Roane
 • Total 4.6 sq mi (11.9 km2)
 • Land 4.6 sq mi (11.9 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 827 ft (252 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,360
 • Density 300/sq mi (110/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 37748
Area code(s) 865
FIPS code 47-48460[2]
GNIS feature ID 1293720[3]

Midtown is a census-designated place (CDP) in Roane County, Tennessee, United States. Its population was 1,360 as of the 2010 census.[4] Twice in the 1990s residents voted to incorporate as a town, and for a time the community maintained a municipal government, but the incorporation was challenged in court and eventually overturned[5] after the state statute under which Midtown incorporated was ruled unconstitutional.[6] It was a city at the time of the 2000 census, when the population was 1,306. It is included in the Knoxville Metropolitan Area.


Midtown is located at 35°52′55″N 84°33′53″W / 35.88194°N 84.56472°W / 35.88194; -84.56472 (35.882070, -84.564672).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 4.6 square miles (12 km2), all of it land.[1]


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,306 people, 561 households, and 368 families residing in the city. The population density was 277.3 people per square mile (107.1/km²). There were 626 housing units at an average density of 132.9 per square mile (51.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.10% White, 3.29% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.54% from other races, and 1.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 561 households out of which 28.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.8% were married couples living together, 13.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 29.9% from 25 to 44, 23.9% from 45 to 64, and 14.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,409, and the median income for a family was $26,917. Males had a median income of $21,765 versus $16,823 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,678. About 18.6% of families and 21.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.7% of those under age 18 and 8.0% of those age 65 or over.


Several stores are located in Midtown they include a Kroger, Lowe's, Dollar General and a Walgreens and a few restaurants.

Roane Medical Center is also located in Midtown.


  1. ^ a b c "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  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. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2011-05-14. 
  5. ^ Court of Appeals of Tennessee, No. E2004-01007-COA-R3-CV, October 25, 2004, filed December 16, 2004, available at http://www.tsc.state.tn.us/opinions/TCA/PDF/044/williamsj.pdf
  6. ^ See Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Implementation of Tennessee's Growth Policy Act: A Staff Information Report on the History of Public Chapter 1101 and the Early Stages of its Implementation, March 1999, and Tennessee's Growth Policy Act, a Vision for the Future, April 2000.