New Market, Tennessee

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New Market, Tennessee
Old Andrew Johnson Highway in New Market
Old Andrew Johnson Highway in New Market
Location of New Market in Jefferson County, Tennessee
Location of New Market in Jefferson County, Tennessee
Coordinates: 36°6′6″N 83°32′59″W / 36.10167°N 83.54972°W / 36.10167; -83.54972Coordinates: 36°6′6″N 83°32′59″W / 36.10167°N 83.54972°W / 36.10167; -83.54972
CountryUnited States
 • Total4.12 sq mi (10.67 km2)
 • Land4.12 sq mi (10.67 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,073 ft (327 m)
 • Total1,334
 • Estimate 
 • Density324/sq mi (125.1/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)865
FIPS code47-52940[4]
GNIS feature ID1295602[5]

New Market is a town in Jefferson County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Morristown metropolitan area. The population was 1,234 at the 2000 census and 1,334 at the 2010 census.[6]


New Market is located in west-central Jefferson County at 36°6′6″N 83°32′59″W / 36.10167°N 83.54972°W / 36.10167; -83.54972 (36.101625, -83.549698).[7] It is bordered to the east by Jefferson City.

U.S. Route 11E (Andrew Johnson Highway) passes through the town, leading northeast 3 miles (5 km) to Jefferson City and 19 miles (31 km) to Morristown, and southwest 24 miles (39 km) to Knoxville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, New Market has a total area of 4.1 square miles (10.7 km2), all land.[6] The town sits in the valley of Lost Creek, a west-flowing tributary of the Holston River.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20161,360[3]1.9%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,234 people, 473 households, and 366 families residing in the town. The population density was 479.2 people per square mile (184.7/km²). There were 521 housing units at an average density of 202.3 per square mile (78.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.38% White, 3.89% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 2.11% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.65% of the population.

New Market Post Office

There were 473 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,583, and the median income for a family was $45,298. Males had a median income of $29,828 versus $19,900 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,439. About 4.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.

Historic area[edit]

There are many historical buildings in New Market, including the New Market Presbyterian Church which was built in 1885. The church was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.



  1. ^ Nancy Capace, Encyclopedia of Tennessee (North American Book Distributors, 2000), p. 209.
  2. ^ Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  6. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): New Market town, Tennessee". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04.
  9. ^ "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 17 June 2013. Retrieved 11 December 2013.
  10. ^ "New Market Wreck," From Tipple, Loom, & Rail, Smithsonian Institution "History Wired" website
  11. ^ History of the New Market Train Wreck Archived 2013-12-02 at the Wayback Machine, New Market Elementary School website
  12. ^ Knoxville News Sentinel Archived 2007-04-17 at the Wayback Machine
  13. ^ "Highlander Research and Education Center". Retrieved 2017-11-08.

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