Philadelphia, Tennessee

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Philadelphia is a city in Loudon County, Tennessee, United States. Its population was 533 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Knoxville, Tennessee Metropolitan Statistical Area.



Philadelphia is located at 35°40′42″N 84°24′5″W / 35.67833°N 84.40139°W / 35.67833; -84.40139 (35.678236, -84.401430)[3]. The town is situated along Sweetwater Creek, which empties into the Watts Bar Lake impoundment of the Tennessee River a few miles to the north.

Philadelphia is centered just northwest of the junction of U.S. Route 11, which connects Philadelphia with Loudon to the north and Sweetwater to the south, and State Route 323 (Pond Creek Road), which connects Philadelphia with Interstate 75 to the west.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 533 people, 205 households, and 150 families residing in the city. The population density was 333.5 people per square mile (128.6/km²). There were 222 housing units at an average density of 138.9/sq mi (53.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 92.87% White, 4.13% African American, 0.75% Native American, 0.19% Asian, and 2.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.38% of the population.

There were 205 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.0% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.8% were non-families. 22.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.09.

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