Tusculum, Tennessee

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Tusculum, Tennessee
City of Tusculum
Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Tusculum
Shiloh Cumberland Presbyterian Church in Tusculum
Location of Tusculum in Greene County, Tennessee.
Location of Tusculum in Greene County, Tennessee.
Coordinates: 36°10′33″N 82°45′3″W / 36.17583°N 82.75083°W / 36.17583; -82.75083Coordinates: 36°10′33″N 82°45′3″W / 36.17583°N 82.75083°W / 36.17583; -82.75083
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Greene
Incorporated 1959[1]
Named for Ancient Tusculum[2]
 • Mayor Alan Corley
 • Vice Mayor Barbara Britton
 • City Commissioner Mike Burns
 • 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)
Population (2010)Estimate
 • Total 2,663
 • Estimate (2016)[3] 2,670
 • Density 550/sq mi (210/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 37616 & 37745
FIPS code 47-75560[4]
GNIS feature ID 1273106[5]

Tusculum is a city in Greene County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,663 at the 2010 census and 2,670 in 2016.[6] It is the home of Tusculum University, 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.


Tusculum is located at 36°10′33″N 82°45′3″W / 36.17583°N 82.75083°W / 36.17583; -82.75083 (36.175697, -82.750728).[7]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.8 square miles (12.5 km2), all land.[8]


  • Afton
  • Tusculum Place
  • Twin Oaks


Historical population
Census Pop.
1960 1,433
1970 1,180 −17.7%
1980 1,242 5.3%
1990 1,918 54.4%
2000 2,004 4.5%
2010 2,663 32.9%
Est. 2016 2,670 [3] 0.3%

As of the census[4] 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 University.

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 also located in Tusculum city limits but both have an Afton address. They are also operated by Greene County Public Schools.

Postal service[edit]

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.

Tusculum shares the zip code 37745 along with Baileyton and Greeneville.


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 (the former SR-107).


  1. ^ Tennessee Blue Book, 2005-2006, pp. 618-625.
  2. ^ Nancy Capace, Encyclopedia of Tennessee (North American Book Distributors, 2000), p. 226.
  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. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Tusculum city, Tennessee". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  8. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Tusculum city, Tennessee". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 3, 2012. 
  9. ^ "Census of Population and Housing: Decennial Censuses". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-03-04. 
  10. ^ "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.