Niota, Tennessee

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Niota is a city in McMinn County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 781 at the 2000 census.

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History

The community was originally called "Mouse Creek," but was renamed in 1897 to avoid confusion with a railroad stop in Jefferson City that was named "Mossy Creek." The name "Niota" was based on the name of a fictional character in a dime novel, a Native American chief named "Nee-o-tah."[3]

Geography

Niota is located at 35°30′51″N 84°32′50″W / 35.51417°N 84.54722°W / 35.51417; -84.54722 (35.514230, -84.547132)[4].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0 square miles (5.2 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 781 people, 344 households, and 231 families residing in the city. The population density was 389.0 people per square mile (150.0/km²). There were 382 housing units at an average density of 190.3/sq mi (73.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.67% White, 2.05% African American, 0.38% Asian, and 0.90% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.51% of the population.

There were 344 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.6% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.76.

In the city the population was spread out with 21.9% under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.7% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 91.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.3 males.

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