Jellico, Tennessee

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Jellico is a city in Campbell County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,448 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Jellico is located at 36°34′57″N 84°7′50″W / 36.5825°N 84.13056°W / 36.5825; -84.13056 (36.582627, -84.130608)[3]. The city is situated amidst the Cumberland Mountains in the Elk Creek Valley, which runs perpendicular to the Tennessee-Kentucky state line. Jellico spans the western bases and slopes of three steep hills that split the Elk Creek Valley from the larger Clear Fork Valley to the east. A prominent knob known as Indian Mountain rises nearly 1,000 feet (300 m) above Jellico to the west, and is visible from most anywhere in the city. The larger Jellico Mountain dominates the area beyond Indian Mountain to the west, and Pine Mountain dominates the area beyond the Clear Fork Valley to the east.

Jellico is centered around the junction of U.S. Route 25W (North Main Street and 5th Street), which connects Jellico to Interstate 75 to the southeast and Corbin, Kentucky to the north, and Tennessee State Route 97 (South Main Street), which connects Jellico with Huntsville, Tennessee to the southwest. The Tennessee-Kentucky state line forms Jellico's official northern boundary, although houses and businesses associated with the city are on both sides of the border.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.4 square miles (11.5 km²), of which, 4.4 square miles (11.3 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (1.58%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,448 people, 1,022 households, and 657 families residing in the city. The population density was 561.7 people per square mile (216.8/km²). There were 1,105 housing units at an average density of 253.5/sq mi (97.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.24% White, 1.96% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.65% Asian, and 0.98% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.37% of the population.

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