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Sewanee is in Franklin County, in the Tullahoma metro area.

The community name derives from Indian term variously translated as "south" or "lost"

The latitude of Sewanee is 35.203N. The longitude is -85.921W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,929 feet.

The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 2,361.


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Median household income
Local
$55,625
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Sewanee demographic reports
Sewanee is on Boiling Fork Creek
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 0. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Walker Percy, author
Colleges and universities: University of the South

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15% of Sewanee residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Sewanee ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Sewanee was $16,484, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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72% of Sewanee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Sewanee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $560.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,274.


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Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sewanee political report.

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The average commute time for Sewanee workers is 9 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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