Mount Carmel, Tennessee

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Mount Carmel, Tennessee
Town of Mount Carmel sign along Main Street
Town of Mount Carmel sign along Main Street
Location in Hawkins County, Tennessee
Location in Hawkins County, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°33′56″N 82°39′12″W / 36.56556°N 82.65333°W / 36.56556; -82.65333Coordinates: 36°33′56″N 82°39′12″W / 36.56556°N 82.65333°W / 36.56556; -82.65333
CountryUnited States
 • MayorChristopher Jones
 • Total6.9 sq mi (18.0 km2)
 • Land6.9 sq mi (18.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,365 ft (416 m)
 • Total5,429
 • Estimate 
 • Density783/sq mi (302.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)423
FIPS code47-50580[3]
GNIS feature ID1294565[4]

Mount Carmel is a town in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,429,[5] an increase of 634 since the 2000 census. It is part of the KingsportBristol (TN)Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.


Mount Carmel is located in eastern Hawkins County at 36°33′56″N 82°39′12″W / 36.56556°N 82.65333°W / 36.56556; -82.65333 (36.565666, -82.653265).[6] It is bordered to the east by the city of Kingsport and to the west by the city of Church Hill. U.S. Route 11W is the main highway through the town, leading east into Kingsport and southwest 22 miles (35 km) to Rogersville, the Hawkins county seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Mount Carmel has a total area of 6.9 square miles (18.0 km2), of which 0.01 square miles (0.02 km2), or 0.11%, are water.[5]


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20185,305[2]−2.3%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 4,795 people, 1,935 households, and 1,499 families residing in the town. The population density was 701.5 people per square mile (270.7/km²). There were 2,078 housing units at an average density of 304.0 per square mile (117.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.27% White, 0.54% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.58% of the population.

There were 1,935 households out of which 31.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.1% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.5% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% 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 2.84.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.2% under the age of 18, 6.7% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 28.4% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $36,599, and the median income for a family was $43,604. Males had a median income of $34,844 versus $24,340 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,702. About 5.5% of families and 9.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.0% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.


Mount Carmel has one school, Mount Carmel Elementary School, which provides teaching for pre-kindergarten through 4th grade children. The school is part of the Hawkins County School District.[9]

Popular culture

Mount Carmel once received national attention because it was totally on one side of the main road through the area. Since then, the city has secured property on the other side of the road and has built a cemetery.[10]


  1. ^ Sign near City Hall
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved August 2, 2019.
  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. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Mount Carmel town, Tennessee". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2018.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2006-02-08. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  8. ^ "Incorporated Places and Minor Civil Divisions Datasets: Subcounty Resident Population Estimates: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 11 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  9. ^ "Mount Carmel Elementary School". Mount Carmel Schools. Greatschools. Retrieved 29 January 2012.
  10. ^ "Town Missing An 'Other Side'". CBS News.

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