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Whitwell is a city in Marion County, in the Chattanooga metro area.
The community was named for Thomas Whitwell, industrialist
The latitude of Whitwell is 35.201N. The longitude is -85.519W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 679 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,631.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Whitwell demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Marion County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Chattanooga area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 37397 ZIP code.
4% of Whitwell residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Whitwell ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Whitwell was $13,249, compared with $21,587 nationally.
5% of Whitwell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Whitwell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $316. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $617.
Libraries in Whitwell include Orena Humphreys Public Library ... View libraries
Marion County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Whitwell political report.
The average commute time for Whitwell workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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