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Encyclopedia > Sewanee, Tennessee

Sewanee is a census-designated place located in Franklin County, Tennessee. As of the 2000 census, the CDP had a total population of 2,361. It lies on the mountainous Cumberland Plateau in the southeastern part of Middle Tennessee. It is best known as the home of The University of the South. St. Andrew's - Sewanee School is a private school for grades 7 through 12 with a student population of 100 boarding and 150 day students. The Templeton Library, which is to be the repository of the papers of financier Sir John Templeton, a native of the area, has recently been built there. A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Franklin County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... State nickname: Volunteer State Official languages English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Governor Phil Bredesen (D) Senators Bill Frist (R) Lamar Alexander (R) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 36th 109,247 km² 2. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The Cumberland Plateau includes much of eastern Kentucky and western West Virginia in the United States. ... Middle Tennessee is a distinct portion of the state of Tennessee, delineated according to law as well as custom. ... Image:Sewanee1. ... John Marks Templeton was born on 29 November 1912, in the town of Winchester, Tennessee. ...

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Geography

Location of Sewanee, Tennessee

Sewanee is located at 35°12'4" North, 85°55'17" West (35.201232, -85.921524)GR1. Image File history File links Adapted from Wikipedias TN county maps by Seth Ilys. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...


According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 12.0 km² (4.7 mi²). 12.0 km² (4.6 mi²) of it is land and 0.1 km² (0.04 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.43% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is the area equal to a square with sides each 1 mile long. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there are 2,361 people, 494 households, and 302 families residing in the CDP. The population density is 196.9/km² (510.2/mi²). There are 554 housing units at an average density of 46.2/km² (119.7/mi²). The racial makeup of the CDP is 93.10% White, 5.42% African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 1.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 494 households out of which 24.9% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.8% are married couples living together, 7.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% are non-families. 34.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.15 and the average family size is 2.76. Marriage is a relationship between individuals which has formed the foundation of the family for most societies. ...


In the CDP the population is spread out with 9.5% under the age of 18, 56.9% from 18 to 24, 11.3% from 25 to 44, 12.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 21 years. For every 100 females there are 84.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 84.5 males.


The median income for a household in the CDP is $55,625, and the median income for a family is $75,681. Males have a median income of $51,125 versus $41,518 for females. The per capita income for the CDP is $16,484. 7.6% of the population and 3.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.2% of those under the age of 18 and 4.9% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


External link

Sewanee's On-line History Museum: www.SewaneeMuseum.org


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[*http://www.SewaneeMuseum.org Sewanee Museum] Sewanee's On-line History Museum: www.SewaneeMuseum.org


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Sewanee, Tennessee - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (462 words)
Sewanee is a census-designated place located in Franklin County, Tennessee.
Andrew's - Sewanee School is a private school for grades 7 through 12 with a student population of 100 boarding and 150 day students.
The Templeton Library, which is to be the repository of the papers of financier Sir John Templeton, a native of the area, has recently been built there.
Smelling the Flowers (4207 words)
Sewanee is not a refuge of contemplation intended to disable you for life in the city—in the great bull ring of whatever Madrid you destiny has in store for you.
Sewanee is a place of contemplation but ours is a purposive contemplation and we refuse to accept the easy disjunction between contemplation and action and we will not let you retreat into either.
Sewanee is not about jobs or careers but about why you have jobs and careers in the first place, about why you go to college at all: Sewanee is about making you a better person because you will learn the things that are true and lasting and are about character and goodness.
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