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Loudon, Tennessee
City of Loudon
Loudon-tn1.jpg
Nickname(s): 
Harbor Town
Motto(s): 
"Proud of the past and focused on the future"
Location of Loudon in Loudon County, Tennessee.
Location of Loudon in Loudon County, Tennessee.
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Loudon
Settled 1790s
Incorporated 1850
Named for Fort Loudoun
Government
 • Type Mayor/City Council
Area
 • Total 13.05 sq mi (33.80 km2)
 • Land 12.65 sq mi (32.75 km2)
 • Water 0.40 sq mi (1.04 km2)
Elevation
837 ft (255 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 5,381
 • Estimate 
(2019)
5,890
 • Density 465.76/sq mi (179.84/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
37774
Area code(s) 865
FIPS code 47-43780
GNIS feature ID 1292101

Loudon is a city in and the county seat of Loudon County, Tennessee, United States. Its population was 5,381 at the 2010 census. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is located in East Tennessee, southwest of Knoxville, on the Tennessee River. Fort Loudoun, the colonial era fort for which the city was named, is located several miles to the south in Monroe County.

Geography

Loudon is located at 35°44′2″N 84°20′58″W / 35.73389°N 84.34944°W / 35.73389; -84.34944 (35.733856, -84.349417).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 9.6 square miles (25 km2), of which 9.3 square miles (24 km2) is land and 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2) (3.42%) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 832
1890 942 13.2%
1900 875 −7.1%
1910 995 13.7%
1930 2,578
1940 3,017 17.0%
1950 3,567 18.2%
1960 3,812 6.9%
1970 3,728 −2.2%
1980 3,943 5.8%
1990 4,026 2.1%
2000 4,476 11.2%
2010 5,381 20.2%
2019 (est.) 5,890 9.5%
Sources:

2020 census

Loudon racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 4,199 70.09%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 140 2.34%
Native American 18 0.3%
Asian 50 0.83%
Pacific Islander 1 0.02%
Other/Mixed 275 4.59%
Hispanic or Latino 1,318 21.83%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 6,001 people, 2,129 households, and 1,337 families residing in the city.

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 5,381 people, 1,910 households. The population density was 389.4 people per square mile (185.4/km2). There were 2,426 housing units. The racial makeup of the city was 83% White, 3% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 11% from other races, and 2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.1% of the population.

There were 1,910 households, out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.0% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.3% were non-families. 31.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out, with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 26.3% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,225, and the median income for a family was $39,410. Males had a median income of $31,229 versus $20,611 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,281. About 10.7% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.4% of those under age 18 and 15.3% of those age 65 or over.

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Loudon has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.

Climate data for Loudon, Tennessee
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 10
(50)
12.2
(54)
16.1
(61)
22.2
(72)
26.7
(80)
31.1
(88)
32.8
(91)
32.2
(90)
29.4
(85)
23.3
(74)
16.1
(61)
10.6
(51)
21.7
(71)
Average low °C (°F) -1.7
(29)
-1.1
(30)
1.7
(35)
6.7
(44)
12.2
(54)
16.7
(62)
18.9
(66)
18.3
(65)
14.4
(58)
7.8
(46)
1.7
(35)
-1.7
(29)
7.8
(46)
Precipitation cm (inches) 13
(5)
13
(5.1)
13
(5.3)
11
(4.3)
10
(3.8)
10
(4)
12
(4.9)
10
(3.9)
8
(3.2)
7
(2.9)
9
(3.5)
12
(4.9)
129
(50.8)
Source: Weatherbase
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