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Mount Carmel, Tennessee
City of Mount Carmel
Town (City) of Mount Carmel sign along Main Street
Town (City) of Mount Carmel sign along Main Street
Official seal of Mount Carmel, Tennessee
Location in Hawkins County, Tennessee
Location in Hawkins County, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Hawkins
Incorporated 1961
 • Total 6.65 sq mi (17.22 km2)
 • Land 6.64 sq mi (17.20 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.02 km2)
1,365 ft (416 m)
 • Total 5,429
 • Estimate 
 • Density 796.93/sq mi (307.71/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 423
FIPS code 47-50580
GNIS feature ID 1294565

Mount Carmel is a city in Hawkins County, Tennessee, United States. As of the 2010 census, the population was 5,429, an increase of 634 since the 2000 census. It is part of the KingsportBristol (TN)Bristol (VA) Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is a component of the Johnson City–Kingsport–Bristol, TN-VA Combined Statistical Area – commonly known as the "Tri-Cities" region.


Mount Carmel was once recognized as the only town in the United States to be totally on one side of the road. Since then, the city has secured property on the other side of the road and has built a cemetery.


Mount Carmel is located at 36°33′56″N 82°39′12″W / 36.56556°N 82.65333°W / 36.56556; -82.65333 (36.565666, -82.653265). According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 6.8 square miles (18 km2), of which 6.8 square miles (18 km2) is land and 0.15% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1970 2,821
1980 3,764 33.4%
1990 4,082 8.4%
2000 4,795 17.5%
2010 5,429 13.2%
Est. 2019 5,294 −2.5%

2020 census

Mount Carmel racial composition
Race Number Percentage
White (non-Hispanic) 5,181 94.66%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 45 0.82%
Native American 10 0.18%
Asian 18 0.33%
Pacific Islander 1 0.02%
Other/Mixed 141 2.58%
Hispanic or Latino 77 1.41%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 5,473 people, 2,184 households, and 1,614 families residing in the town.


Mount Carmel has one school, Mount Carmel Elementary School, which provides teaching for pre-kindergarten through 4th grade children. The school is part of the Hawkins County School District. Children in fifth and sixth grade attend Church Hill Intermediate School. Seventh and Eighth graders attend Church Hill Middle School. High school students attend Volunteer Comprehensive High School.

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