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Kimball, Tennessee
Kimball Town Hall
Kimball Town Hall
Location of Kimball in Marion County, Tennessee.
Location of Kimball in Marion County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Marion
Area
 • Total 5.31 sq mi (13.76 km2)
 • Land 5.31 sq mi (13.76 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
679 ft (207 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 1,395
 • Estimate 
(2019)
1,449
 • Density 272.83/sq mi (105.34/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
37347
Area code(s) 423
FIPS code 47-39400
GNIS feature ID 1314134

Kimball is a town in Marion County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,312 at the 2000 census and 1,395 in 2010. It is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area.

History

Kimball was founded in 1890 as a model industrial city by Hanniball Kimball, with support of the British Anglo-American Company, Limited. The location was chosen to be similar to another planned city, Colorado Springs. It was backed by mountains, with three miles of frontage on the Tennessee River and rail connections on the Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway.

The town suffered damage after it was struck by an EF 2 tornado on November 14, 2007. The storm left nine injured, along a damage path of approximately two miles in length.

Geography

Kimball is located at 35°2′49″N 85°40′28″W / 35.04694°N 85.67444°W / 35.04694; -85.67444 (35.046956, -85.674476).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 4.9 square miles (13 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 807
1980 1,220 51.2%
1990 1,243 1.9%
2000 1,312 5.6%
2010 1,395 6.3%
2019 (est.) 1,449 3.9%
Sources:

2020 census

Kimball racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 1,382 89.45%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 23 1.49%
Native American 2 0.13%
Asian 23 1.49%
Pacific Islander 1 0.06%
Other/Mixed 55 3.56%
Hispanic or Latino 59 3.82%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 1,545 people, 683 households, and 526 families residing in the town.

Education

Kimball is home to a satellite campus of Chattanooga State Community College.

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