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Cumberland City, Tennessee
Cumberland Fossil Plant at Cumberland City
Cumberland Fossil Plant at Cumberland City
Location of Cumberland City in Stewart County, Tennessee.
Location of Cumberland City in Stewart County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Stewart
Area
 • Total 5.28 sq mi (13.68 km2)
 • Land 5.00 sq mi (12.96 km2)
 • Water 0.28 sq mi (0.72 km2)
Elevation
384 ft (117 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 311
 • Estimate 
(2019)
307
 • Density 61.34/sq mi (23.68/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37050
Area code(s) 931
FIPS code 47-18820
GNIS feature ID 1306226

Cumberland City is a town in Stewart County, Tennessee. The population was 311 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Clarksville, TN — Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Cumberland City is the site of a TVA Cumberland Fossil Plant along the Cumberland River that provides 2.6 gigawatts of electric power to much of the area, including the cities of Clarksville in Montgomery County and Dickson in Dickson County.

The power plant's stacks (some of the tallest structures in the state) can be seen for at least 30 miles (48 km) away.

Geography

Cumberland City is located at 36°23′26″N 87°38′27″W / 36.39056°N 87.64083°W / 36.39056; -87.64083 (36.390469, -87.640801).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.7 km2), of which 4.8 square miles (12 km2) is land and 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), or 8.9% is water.

There is an impact crater centered at Wells Creek, just south of the Cumberland power plant.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 244
1920 400
1930 313 −21.7%
1960 314
1970 416 32.5%
1980 276 −33.7%
1990 319 15.6%
2000 316 −0.9%
2010 311 −1.6%
2019 (est.) 307 −1.3%
Sources:

2020 census

Cumberland City racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 269 88.2%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 10 3.28%
Asian 1 0.33%
Other/Mixed 21 6.89%
Hispanic or Latino 4 1.31%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 305 people, 148 households, and 64 families residing in the town.

See also

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