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New Market, Tennessee
Old Andrew Johnson Highway in New Market
Old Andrew Johnson Highway in New Market
Location of New Market, Tennessee
Location of New Market, Tennessee
Country United States
State Tennessee
County Jefferson
Settled 1788
Incorporated 1911
 • Total 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Land 2.6 sq mi (6.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
1,073 ft (327 m)
 • Total 1,334
 • Density 479.2/sq mi (185.0/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 865
FIPS code 47-52940
GNIS feature ID 1295602

New Market is a town in Jefferson County, Tennessee. It is part of the Morristown, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 1,234 at the 2000 census and 1,334 at the 2010 census.


New Market is located at 36°6′6″N 83°32′59″W / 36.10167°N 83.54972°W / 36.10167; -83.54972 (36.101625, -83.549698).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 2.6 square miles (6.7 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 354
1980 1,216
1990 1,086 −10.7%
2000 1,234 13.6%
2010 1,334 8.1%
Est. 2015 1,365 2.3%

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,234 people, 473 households, and 366 families residing in the town. The population density was 479.2 people per square mile (184.7/km²). There were 521 housing units at an average density of 202.3 per square mile (78.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 92.38% White, 3.89% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 2.11% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.65% of the population.

New Market Post Office

There were 473 households out of which 30.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.7% were married couples living together, 11.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town, the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 105.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $39,583, and the median income for a family was $45,298. Males had a median income of $29,828 versus $19,900 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,439. About 4.3% of families and 5.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 15.7% of those age 65 or over.

Historic area

There are many historical buildings in New Market, including the New Market Presbyterian Church which was built in 1885 and listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.

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