South Pittsburg, Tennessee

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South Pittsburg is a city in Marion County, Tennessee, United States. It is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,295 at the 2000 census. South Pittsburg is home to the National Cornbread Festival.



South Pittsburg is located at 35°0′30″N 85°42′38″W / 35.00833°N 85.71056°W / 35.00833; -85.71056 (35.008342, -85.710645)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 15.3 km² (5.9 mi²), all land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,295 people, 1,328 households, and 861 families residing in the city. The population density was 556.3 people per square mile (214.9/km²). There were 1,464 housing units at an average density of 247.2/sq mi (95.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.64% White, 17.51% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.27% Asian, 0.27% from other races, and 1.18% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.94% of the population.

There were 1,328 households out of which 28.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.0% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 24.5% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.8 males.

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