Sunbright, Tennessee

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Sunbright is a city in Morgan County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 577 at the 2000 census.

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Geography

Sunbright is located at 36°14′51″N 84°40′22″W / 36.2475°N 84.67278°W / 36.2475; -84.67278 (36.247369, -84.672692)[3]. The city is situated atop the Cumberland Plateau approximately 25 miles (40 km) west of the plateau's Walden Ridge escarpment. White Oak Creek, which drains Sunbright, is part of the upper watershed of the Big South Fork of the Cumberland River. The Big South Fork's watershed meets the watershed of the Emory River atop Pilot Mountain, immediately south of Sunbright. Sunbright is surrounded by low mountains and hills that comprise the fringe of the Cumberland Mountains.

Sunbright is centered along U.S. Route 27, which connects the city to Wartburg and Harriman to the south and Huntsville, Tennessee and Lexington, Kentucky to the north. US-27 intersects Interstate 40 approximately 25 miles (40 km) south of Sunbright.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 577 people, 229 households, and 158 families residing in the city. The population density was 151.8 people per square mile (58.6/km²). There were 264 housing units at an average density of 69.4/sq mi (26.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.44% White, 0.17% Native American, 0.87% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.87% of the population.

There were 229 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.7% were married couples living together, 11.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 25.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.06.

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