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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Sewanee demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Franklin County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37375 ZIP code.
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.
72% of Sewanee residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Sewanee, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $560. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,274.
Franklin County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Sewanee political report.
The average commute time for Sewanee workers is 9 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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