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"The peaceful side of the Smokies''

Townsend is a city in Blount County, in the Knoxville metro area.

The latitude of Townsend is 35.675N. The longitude is -83.755W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,070 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 247.


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Median household income
Local
$36,250
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Townsend demographic reports
Local festivals include:
  • Fall Festival & Old Timers' Day - Sept. 28-29, 2007
  • ChistyFest - June 21-24, 2007
  • Heritage Festival - Sept. 28-29, 2007
Dates often change. Check Townsend web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Hedgewood Gardens
Historic sites and museums: Little River Railroad & Lumber Company Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Townsend demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Blount County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Knoxville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37882 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

18% of Townsend residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Townsend ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Townsend was $21,647, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Townsend, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $513.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $918.


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Libraries in Townsend include Mary E. Tippitt Memorial Library ... View libraries

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

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The average commute time for Townsend workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Townsend include Best Western Valley View Lodge, Comfort Inn Parkside.

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