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Cumberland City, Tennessee
Cumberland Power Plant at Cumberland City
Cumberland Power Plant at Cumberland City
Location of Cumberland City, Tennessee
Location of Cumberland City, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Stewart
 • Total 5.3 sq mi (13.7 km2)
 • Land 4.8 sq mi (12.5 km2)
 • Water 0.5 sq mi (1.2 km2)
384 ft (117 m)
 • Total 311
 • Density 65.6/sq mi (25.3/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
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 Power 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 towers (some of the tallest structures in the state) can be seen for at least 30 miles (48 km) away.


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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 244
1920 400
1930 313 −21.8%
1960 314
1970 416 32.5%
1980 276 −33.7%
1990 319 15.6%
2000 316 −0.9%
2010 311 −1.6%
Est. 2015 302 −2.9%

As of the census of 2000, there were 316 people, 139 households, and 89 families residing in the town. The population density was 65.6 people per square mile (25.4/km²). There were 178 housing units at an average density of 37.0 per square mile (14.3/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 87.34% White, 7.91% African American, 0.63% Asian, 2.22% from other races, and 1.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.22% of the population.

There were 139 households out of which 24.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.2% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 29.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the town, the population was spread out with 22.5% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 23.4% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 21.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.5 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,750, and the median income for a family was $26,250. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $17,500 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,363. About 22.8% of families and 27.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 37.9% of those under the age of 18 and 23.8% of those 65 and older.

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