Kingston, Tennessee

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Kingston is a city in and the county seat[3] of Roane County, Tennessee, United States, and is adjacent to Watts Bar Lake. Kingston, with a population of 5,264 at the 2000 United States census, is included in the Harriman, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Kingston is located at 35°52′20″N 84°31′0″W / 35.87222°N 84.516667°W / 35.87222; -84.516667. The town is situated at the confluence of the Clinch River and the Tennessee River. This confluence is now part of Watts Bar Lake, a reservoir created by the impoundment of the Tennessee by Watts Bar Dam several miles to the southwest.

Kingston is located near the junction of U.S. Route 70, which connects Kingston with Knoxville to the east and Nashville to the west, and State Route 58, which connects Kingston with Oak Ridge to the northeast and Chattanooga to the south. Interstate 40 passes through Kingston, running roughly parallel to US 70.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 7.3 square miles (18.9 km²), of which, 6.6 square miles (17.0 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (10.40%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,264 people, 2,263 households, and 1,532 families residing in the city. The population density was 803.7 people per square mile (310.3/km²). There were 2,478 housing units at an average density of 378.4/sq mi (146.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.75% White, 3.55% African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.23% from other races, and 1.69% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.97% of the population.

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