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Luttrell, Tennessee
Luttrell Library
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Location of Luttrell, Tennessee
Location of Luttrell, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Union
 • Total 3.9 sq mi (10.2 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,076 ft (328 m)
 • Total 1,074
 • Density 232.7/sq mi (89.8/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 865
FIPS code 47-44300
GNIS feature ID 1303493

Luttrell is a city in Union County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 1,074 at the 2010 census, up from 915 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area.


Luttrell was originally known as Cedar Ford, and was renamed Luttrell in 1890. In the 19th century Cedar Ford was the site of a lime kiln and a marble quarry, supporting a population of 808 as of the 1870 Census. In 1887 the Powell Valley Railroad (now part of the Norfolk Southern Railway) was built through the community, making it a shipping center for the surrounding area. Luttrell became an incorporated municipality in 1925.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), all land. The city is situated in a valley between Copper Ridge on the north and Clinch Mountain on the south. Both ridges are characteristic of the Appalachian Ridge-and-Valley range. Luttrell is drained by Flat Creek, a tributary of the Holston River. Plainview borders Luttrell to the southwest.

Tennessee State Route 131 and Tennessee State Route 61 intersect in Luttrell. SR 131 connects the city with Plainview to the southwest, and SR 61 connects the city with Maynardville to the north and Blaine to the south.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 819
1980 962 17.5%
1990 812 −15.6%
2000 915 12.7%
2010 1,074 17.4%
Est. 2015 1,082 0.7%

As of the census of 2000, there were 915 people, 352 households, and 273 families residing in Luttrell. The population density was 232.7 people per square mile (89.9/km²). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 97.1 per square mile (37.5/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.80% White, 0.33% African American, 0.44% Native American, and 0.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.77% of the population.

There were 352 households out of which 34.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.9% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.4% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the town the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 13.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,766, and the median income for a family was $22,875. Males had a median income of $23,269 versus $17,438 for females. The per capita income for the town was $10,203. About 22.3% of families and 26.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.0% of those under age 18 and 37.6% of those age 65 or over.

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