Soddy-Daisy, Tennessee

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Soddy-Daisy is a city in Hamilton County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 11,530 at the 2000 census. The City was formed in 1969 when the communities of Soddy and Daisy, along with nearby developed areas along U.S. Highway 27, merged to form Soddy-Daisy. It is rapidly becoming a bedroom community of nearby Chattanooga and is part of the Chattanooga, TN–GA Metropolitan Statistical Area. Sequoyah Nuclear Generating Station is located in Soddy-Daisy.

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Geography

Soddy-Daisy is located at 35°15′31″N 85°10′37″W / 35.25861°N 85.17694°W / 35.25861; -85.17694 (35.258538, -85.176996)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 23.8 square miles (61.7 km²), of which, 23.0 square miles (59.6 km²) of it is land and 0.8 square miles (2.0 km²) of it (3.32%) is water.

The city was named for William Sodder, who ran a trading post here, and for Daisy Parks, the daughter of a coal company manager.[4] Also, there is a county map from 1836 naming the creek that runs through Soddy as "Sauda Creek".

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 11,530 people, 4,511 households, and 3,392 families residing in the city. The population density was 500.6 people per square mile (193.3/km²). There were 4,809 housing units at an average density of 208.8/sq mi (80.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.15% White, 0.60% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.19% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.80% of the population.

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